19.09.14 by Jeff

Craftsy: Creating Realistic Water

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Once again, our quality sponsor this week is Craftsy which provides video tutorials and downloadable eGuides for aspiring artists. The resources they provide are aimed at people who want to quickly brush up on some basics. This week they’re offering a free downloadable eGuide on “Creating Realistic Waterscapes”.

The eGuide gives you an overview of things like the wet on wet technique, building up colour, using a masking fluid, and describing light and shadow. Not everyone is looking to paint raindrops obviously but there’s some good fundamentals here. If you’re interested: Download the eGuide for free.

19.09.14 by Jeff

Dale Rothenberg

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Photos by Cleveland, Ohio-based photographer Dale Rothenberg. More below.

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19.09.14 by Jeff

Ice Cream Cone Workshops by Studio Fludd

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“Gelatology” is a fun series of workshops by Studio Fludd in which a participant is given three randomly chosen adjectives and they create a personal ice cream cone based on them. If you would like to organize a “Gelatology” workshop in your city you can email Studio Fludd. More cones below!

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19.09.14 by Jeff

Nika Aila States

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Photos by photographer Oakland-based Nika Aila States. More below.

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18.09.14 by Jeff

Sculptures and Drawings by EKTA

 

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Sculptures and drawings by Gothenburg Sweden-based artist EKTA. More below.

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18.09.14 by Jeff

Illustrator Wakana Yamazaki

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I’ve become completely obsessed with Tokyo-based artist/illustrator Wakana Yamazaki’s drawings. She’s gone completely off on her own tangent, I love it. I guess you’ll be able to tell how much I like her work by the sheer amount of images I’ve posted below.

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18.09.14 by Jeff

Music Video: TJH87 “Good Life” Featuring Artwork by Illustrator Jon Boam

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I’ve always wanted to see Jon Boam’s illustrations brought to life and now thanks to animator Kalle Kotila I have! Watch this little music video for TJH87 below.

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17.09.14 by Jeff

Music Video Premiere: Benjamin Verdoes “So Bari”

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Benjamin Verdoes (formerly of Mt. Saint Helens Vietnam Band, and half of Iska Dhaaf) released a solo album at the beginning of the year called “The Evil Eye” and I’m excited to premiere the first video from the album.

“So Bari” is sung entirely in Somali and the video, directed by Tristan Seniuk, feels very much like a play as it features a series of tableaus of an imaginary place. Some nice art direction here; they did a lot with very little. Watch the video below!
 

 

Music by Benjamin Verdoes

Directed by Tristan Seniuk