Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Art of Sherlock Holmes


Accomplished visual development artist John Watkiss will be exhibiting original storyboards and concept paintings from the new highly anticipated film, "Sherlock Holmes" with actor Robert Downey Jr.

Watkiss is also known for his designwork and storyboarding on TARZAN, ATLANTIS, FANTASIA and SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW. He has published several books on anatomy and drawing technique which can be purchased on his website.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Lighthouse Keeper

The Lighthouse Keeper is one of the student films produced this year at the Gobelins School of Animation in Paris. It shows excellent animation and design throughout the picture. Some conceptual work, cg-models and animation-tests are posted on the blogs of the team members here, here and here. Watch the film here.

Monday, October 19, 2009

James Gurney is an artist known for his plen-air landscape paintings, as well as his award-winning illustrations of fantasy and historical subjects. He is also known as the author and illustrator of the best-selling illustrated book series, Dinotopia. On his blog, Gurney Journey , is an introduction to his technique and the way he achieves his "Imaginative Realism".

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Phillippe Faraut

Philippe Faraut is a figurative artist specializing in life-size portrait sculptures and monumental stone sculptures. His media of choice are water-based clay and marble.

From his extensive research of the human face he developed a technique of modeling the portrait that he shares with his sculpting students during his numerous sculpting classes and seminars taught throughout the US. In order to assist his students, Philippe has created a set of sculpting supplies, an instructional sculpting video series and two sculpting books detailing his process for portraiture in clay. Artists in fields such as sculpture, forensic reconstruction, illustration, art education and film and theater utilize his three-dimensional masks as reference for the aging process and in-depth studies of expression.

As an award-winning stone sculptor specializing in representational art, Philippe feels that the renewed interest and willingness of artists to return to the study of the human form has the potential to bring back to our society an appreciation for traditional beauty. www.philippefaraut.com

Friday, October 09, 2009

Milt Kahl Celebration

The Academy celebration of Milt Kahl featured an insightful analysis of his animation drawings, rare film interviews with Kahl himself, and clips of his work from such Disney favorites as “Mickey’s Circus,” “Pinocchio,” “Bambi,” “Peter Pan,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “The Jungle Book” and “The Rescuers.”

The videos are online now at the official Academy website. The footage is interspersed with commentary from those who worked beside him and were inspired by him, revealing the rigorous process and fiery personality of a true animation legend. www.oscars.org

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Illustrative 2009 16.10.-1.11.

Illustrative is the leading international forum for contemporary illustration and graphic arts. Established in Berlin in 2006, Illustrative has been held twice in Berlin (2006/2007), once in Paris (2007), and once in Z├╝rich (2008).
Illustrative displays not only the quality and fantasy of the latest graphic arts but also shows how the visual effects of graphic design, illustration, book art, comics, concept art, and animation spill into and influence the field of art.
The exhibition is accompanied by the Young Illustrator Award.