Not too long ago, Kristina threw me a quick little email with a link to her portfolio (if you send over a link to your work please be patient with me, my inbox has been flooded lately!!!) and what a fabulous portfolio it was. Perfectly bizarre little portraits of people and great color pallets. I particularly liked the “personal work” section of her site:
That sound that you are hearing outside your window is the sound of all your neighbors’ heads simultaneously exploding because they arrived at this page a few minutes before you did, and they have already clicked the “more” button. Be careful, I suggest scrolling slowly when you get to the next page. These illustrations by Vasco Mourao incredible. The subject matter reminds me of Howl’s Moving Castle and I would love love love to see this work animated.
I am going to admit to you all now that I failed Red, which was the third level of swimming at the time. I don’t think they use a color system now, but I am sure they still require you to be able to stay above the water – or as those buoyant people like to call it “treading water”. I guess I should thank all my elementary school friends for having all of their birthday parties at the wave pool (a.k.a. Hell) because eventually I was able to teach myself to tread water.
I came across the work of Sam Green recently and despite my childhood of tsunami-like birthday parties, I found them to be quite beautiful. These are pencil on paper, folks. Real talent.
I’ve been interested in writing and illustrating a children’s book for some time now and whenever I come across work like this it goes into “the folder” for reference. Seonna Hong has got some great little paintings and she also has an Emmy. How many painters out there can say they’ve got an Emmy? Ok you’re right, anyone could “say” they’ve got an Emmy (why you gotta argue with me all the time?).
It’s been a little bit since the mind-blowing success of the first Youtube Challenge – so here’s challenge #2. Find the best example of a “Boom” on youtube. Open for interpretation – the funnier the better. Leave a comment with a link to your choice. I’ll add your youtube videos to this post. Andrew Pancubit posted this first video on Booooooom’s fan page which gave me the idea.
Andrew P. – Haha this one will be hard to beat. Love the graphics on the giant video screen. Nice one Mr. P.
Rest of the submissions after the jump!
The traffic on the site continues to climb, so a giant thank you to all of you who are spreading the word! Business is boooooooming! This could be why a box arrived at my doorstep the other day containing a brand-spanking new Zune. Apparently 300 bloggers across Canada are receiving these 8GB flash Zunes and Microsoft is hoping for some good old fashion word-of-mouth text-on-blog advertising. As I opened the box I said a little prayer for the Zune: “Please God, let the Zune be a decent product because I am going to be blatantly honest about it, and if it’s bad… this review could get ugly.”