Thursday, December 22, 2011

Google Art Project

Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces.

The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

Friday, November 25, 2011

work in progress

Artboxforum offers a site with samples of sequential art in the field of comic book illustration, showing the different stages of a page from rough sketch and inking to colored pages.

·Storyboard, lápiz y tinta y color por Adrián Fernández.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

sneak peek

EXPLORE is an opportunity for artists of any level and discipline to sample the TAD experience - a week filled with live demos, visiting professionals, and advice from some of the star students. For five days this November, The Art Department(TAD) is offering an exclusive sneak-peek inside the virtual classrooms through EXPLORE, an introduction to TAD Interact with the esteemed faculty and industry professionals such as Jon Foster, George Pratt, Sterling Hundley, and others. Registration is $75 per applicant, and is open to participants both domestic and international. A full schedule of events and course descriptions is listed here.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Eric Brown is known as a concept artist who worked on films such as Titanic, Alien Resurrection and most currently Tron: Uprising.

He recently published the 64-page hardcover called Autodraw, Concept Book Vol 1, which collects mostly his personal work and some from the film industry.

The book can be purchased on his blog and there is a more detailed review and preview pics at Parka Blogs

Friday, September 30, 2011

San Francisco, Nov. 19.-22.2011

WorkshopSF is an event designed by artists for artists. For four days, top creative professionals from the worlds of entertainment, film, games, comics and fine art come together to share their techniques and ideas with you. The event is geared to instruct and inspire students and professionals alike.

WorkshopSF will include live demonstrations: digital and traditional, figure painting and drawing, lectures on character, creature, environment and technological design, storytelling for comic books, cover and marketing illustration, information on business practices, portfolio reviews and much more. There will be a recruitment day, so don’t forget to bring your best works!

Sunday, September 04, 2011


Prepare to embrace the Dark Side of the Force as Darth Maul designer Iain McCaig shows you how to tattoo a Sith Lord and live to tell the tale. Read the full tutorial at and download the support files (21.86Mb). More at his blog:

Friday, August 26, 2011

art, design and free resources

Designzzz is a great resource for all artists related to digital publishing, web-design and typography. The site offers all kinds of web-news and inspiring tutorials in various fields of graphic design.

Monday, August 15, 2011

animation blog

On Animation is a daily blog for animation and film-making enthusiasts and is gaining recognition as a portal of inspiration for the industry. The blog features short films, inspirational art, tips & tricks, instructional resources, quotes, student works, and much more.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

book illustration

Uncovered Cover Art is a website designed for artists who want to show off their passion for illustrating children's books, art directors looking for artists to illustrate children's books and agents on the lookout for new talent. Subsmissions of artwork can be emailed to

Thursday, June 30, 2011

online competition

There is no globally recognized logo for human rights. In order to find it, a global creative online competition with cash prizes and open to everyone is to be launched. Upload your submissions to, latest until 31st of July, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

short animation

A well designed short film and homage to painter Jackson Pollock, and to the history of painting in general. Dripped was directed by French animator Léo Verrier and produced at Paris-based ChezEddy.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Southwest Art Competition

The 2011 Artistic Excellence Competition, offers a chance to win cash and gain valuable exposure for your work.

The 13 winning artists will be published in the December 2011 issue of Southwest Art and on their website.

Deadline: August 1, 2011, Click here to enter online

Monday, June 13, 2011

Brian Wood's free artbook

Brian Wood, creator of the beautifully rendered graphic series DMZ, now offers a free download of the entire 132-page 'Public Domain 2' artbook on his website. For those who are not yet familiar with the series, there is a free download of DMZ issue #1 available at Vertigo/DC.

More of his work, including links to other comics can be found on his website,

Friday, June 10, 2011

Sergio Toppi

Italian cartoonist, Sergio Toppi, often gets referenced as a source of inspiration by artists all over the world.

After starting out in animation and advertising he began doing comics in the 60's. Toppi's works appeared on a host of titles in Italy and abroad: an incomplete list could include Linus, Corto Maltese, Sgt. Kirk and Il Giornalino in Italy. His strips were collected in several books.

He is currently working with the French publisher Mosquito, with which he has made 22 books since 1994.

A nice collection of his work on flickr

Toppi at Editions Mosquito

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

SCI-FI ART NOW brings together exciting talents in the world of sci-fi illustration. Artists from China and Singapore to the United States and Europe are represented in this volume, which focuses on the latest and most imaginative work being produced today. By analyzing how technique, tools, materials and media are applied to popular sub-genres such as Aliens, Spacecrafts and robots. Detailed review as usual at Parka-Blogs.

Monday, May 23, 2011

talents wanted

The ImagineFX Rising Stars showcase is back for 2011. Like last year’s opening event, the Rising Stars campaign aims to discover, promote and celebrate the best of today’s young sci-fi and fantasy artists and illustrators, whether digital or traditionally based, from around the world. As long as you’re 25 or younger at time of entry, we want you to get involved.

Submit your best five digital or traditional pieces of artwork, with your full name, a short biography and photograph here. The deadline for all entries is 1 August 2011.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Concept Art Blog is a great resource for all kinds of visual development related to film, game and animation. It provides many illustrations, book reviews, preview trailers and links to websites of industry pros. The language of the site can be changed by using the translator in the sidebar.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Shaun Tan collection

Lost and Found is a collection of three jaw-dropping stories: THE RED TREE, THE LOST THING, and THE RABBITS, by Oscar® winning director and illustrator Shaun Tan. For review and preview images visit parkablogs. Read more about Shan Tan and his film debut here.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


CreativeFan posts daily articles, quality resources, roundups, tutorials and inspiration in creative fields such as graphic design, web design, audio, music, video, computer graphics, and photography. There are plenty of interviews with artists introducing their techniques for concept art and matte painting.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

2.International Sketching Symposium

The Urban Sketching Symposium is a three-day workshop where artists from around the world meet to draw together. The Portuguese capital of Lisbon is the host city of this year's event, which will take place from July 21 -23, 2011 at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon.

Registration is now open to anyone with an interest in drawing on location, no matter their skill level or professional background. Sign up for the workshop here.

The blog features sketches and often equally colorful stories behind the scenes by 100 invited artists correspondents in more than 30 countries around the world. Some are architects and illustrators, others are graphic designers, web developers, painters or educators, all sharing the same passion for drawing on location.

Friday, March 25, 2011


Once again CGHUB caught up with the talented artists at Steambot to learn about their latest work on Tron: Legacy. Steambot Studios creates world class visual content for international clients in the feature film, videogame, advertising, broadcast, graphic novel and publishing industries. Read the full interview here...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Core77 Design Awards

Recognizing excellence in all areas of design enterprise, the Core77 Design Awards celebrates the richness of the design profession and its practitioners. Dedicated jury teams around the world will judge 15 categories of design endeavor with the top professional and student entries winning the inaugural trophy, and Winners, Runners Up, and Notable entries published in the Awards Gallery and across the Core77 online network.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Game preview

Adhesive Games, an independent company in Los Angeles, is developing a new Mech Combat FPS under the art direction of Khang Le. All clips in this video were captured from actual network game matches. The third person shots are from a spectator camera, gameplay is first person. A first person gameplay trailer is expected to follow soon.

click icon to preview concept art:

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

TRON animated

Tron: Uprising will begin airing on Disney Xd during the Summer of 2012. Directed by Charlie Bean and Art Direction by Alberto Mielgo. There's also a 10-part micro-series in the works that will premiere in the Fall.

Friday, February 25, 2011

last call for entries!

Submissions are closing for Ballistic Publishing's EXPOSÉ 9, on Monday, February 28th 2011. This is the ninth edition of the annual artbook celebrating the creative talents of digital artists worldwide.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Animation, Games, VFX and Interactive Media

Stuttgart will play host to three incredible events in May, becoming the animated capital of Europe! FMX, the 16th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media will take place May 3-6. The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film - May 3-8 and showcasing the latest international animated films and the Animation Production Day - a business platform for the industry - May 3-4.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Art of Tron

The 160-page high-end book takes fans inside the art and design of the upcoming film Tron: Legacy. The book showcases concept illustrations, set designs, character bios and images from the film, including an afterword by the film's director, Joseph Kosinski. See review at Parkablog

Friday, January 28, 2011

CG Art Competition

Due to long Christmas and New Year holidays, the Share One Planet Organizing Committee has decided that the competition deadline will be postponed.
Submission: August 1st, 2010 – April 20th, 2011,
Judging: May 1st, 2011 – June 1st, 2011
Awards Announcement: June 15th, 2011

“Share One Planet” Wild Animals CG Art Elites Invitational Competition is the first global competition of the “Share One Planet” series. The competition will invite CG masters worldwide to take part. Winners will be rewarded not only with cash, but also the receive specially-designed trophies. The winning entries of the competition will be first exhibited in China and then toured internationally in an exhibition. Organizers hope the platform of “Share One Planet” can be built for encouraging artists to create meaningful and inspiring CG works and for promoting great CG artists, raising attention to wild animals and the protection of the global environment.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


The Fondation Cartier in Paris presents MŒBIUS-TRANSE-FORME, the first major exhibition devoted to the work of Jean Giraud, known by his pseudonyms Gir and Mœbius. An icon of incomparable stature in the world of comics and film. The exhibition presents the first 3-D animated film directed by the artist, La Planète encore, along with the stories from the original comic boards. With landscapes and characters in perpetual transformation, his drawings explore the boundaries of the unconscious and reveal an imaginary and fantastic world. Read more...

October 12, 2010 – March 13, 2011
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, boulevard Raspail 261

Saturday, January 01, 2011

“□□ and Its Friends”

The Creative Cartoon Competition, themed on “□□ and Its Friends”, is jointly held by Shanda Games and leewiART, with the objective to design international standard cartoon figures and to represent all FLASH, web and casual products of Shanda Games. Winning artwork will have the opportunity to eventually become the major product logo of casual community and games of Shanda Games. Openness, freedom and creativeness are the guiding principles of this competition. Read more about the rules and submissions at leewiART