Thursday, November 27, 2008

Online Workshop

The Gnomon Workshop announces it's first interactive online event.
For the first time, they will rebroadcast ten lectures from previous live events including presentations by Iain McCaig, William Stout, Eric Tiemens, James Clyne, Wayne Barlowe, Kenneth Rocafort, TyRuben Ellingson, Marc Gabbana, George Hull and Brom.

Attendees to this online event will be given access to a private forum for the entire week. During the event, all ten presentations will be viewable online. Within the forum, questions can be asked of the speakers who will do their best to answer questions regarding their presentations. Each presentation ranges from 60-120 minutes, delivered in high-quality streaming video.(
download event PDF here

Friday, November 21, 2008

call for entries

Spectrum is open to every artist who wishes to participate and can adhere to the competition's rules: international entrants are welcome. Students, fine artists, and illustrators are all treated equally. There are no limits on the number of pieces an artist can submit and there is no pre-screening prior to judging.

Spectrum is sold in the mass market through all the major bookstores. Copies are also sent to many art directors and publishers to maximize exposure for the artists featured in the book.

Submissions for Spectrum 16 are now being accepted. Visit their website for an application and download the entry form here.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Vaguely Xmas Exhibition

An art exhibition featuring work by 26 of London’s animation stars kicks off on Monday 17th of November (Private View) and continues until the 22nd of November. 11am - 6 pm. (

Waterloo Gallery Baylis Road Waterloo London SE1 7AA - Very close to London Waterloo station.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


The US$220,000 Steampunk CGChallenge at CGSociety is getting up steam right now - and is the biggest prize pool for a CGChallenge to date!
This challenge asks you to render traditional myths and legends in the steampunk style using elements of gears, springs, brass and steam power. Re-imagine legendary characters from some of the world's most ancient stories. This challenge will be a Work in Progress Challenge to ensure everyone can learn from each other and offer feedback and critiques. Each challenger or team is required to submit Work In Progress images.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hans Bacher - Visual Development

Hans Bacher works as a visual development artist for the animation industry. As a production designer he created the look for Amblimation's BALTO and Disney's MULAN. His blog gives an insight into the world of animation and is a great source of inspiration.

In 2007 he published his long awaited book DREAM WORLDS - production design for animation. It is a visual feast of never-before-seen artwork, complete with insight from the artist.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Freistil – European Commercial Illustration

The Black Issue

We are calling on illustrators to send us works exclusively in black and white. They can be freelance or commissioned works, illustrations in spaces and in motion, mixed media, collages and, of course, graphite drawings…
This will make FREISTIL a book that neither a website nor the usual catalogue providers can equal and that will again bring our view of illustration into focus today.

The call for entries is online. The deadline is 31 October 2008. The book will be published in spring 2009 by Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz. If you have any questions please contact at: