Breńe Brown Ph.D. (researcher & storyteller), RSA (21st Century Enlightenment) and animator Katy Davis (amazingly talented freelance animator and illustrator). [youtube id="RZWf2_2L2v8" maxwidth="1000"] Sit back, relax and challenge yourself to the question "am I a blamer?" and if the answer is yes... start doing something about it. This video optimises excellent communication through short, concise story telling using simple and beautiful visuals. As an illustrator I'm particularly in love with Katy Davis's work (AKA Gobbylynne) and you can check out her work on her site gobblynne.com, on her facebook page or her twitter profile. If you have any other beautiful, poinient or amazing videos to share, please get in touch via Twitter, Instagram or by email :)
The moon as found in google images. Inktensive + pencils + oil crayons + acrylic paint on Art Spectrum Draw & Wash paper
Liz Climo is an illustrator and artist who in her spare time creates beautiful and delightful animal cartoons. You see Liz works on The Simpsons. I love The Simpsons so that alone is worthy of a lot of respect. But then she has carved out a massive fan base online publishing these gorgeous animal comics. They are so simple and so funny. She has published a picture book called The Little World of Liz Climo (hardback available on Book Depository with free shipping) and she is releasing a new picture book in 2015 called Rory the Dinosaur: Me and My Dad. The Books are well worth the purchase as only a sample of the drawings are shared online so you're still getting a lot of great new material (plus you're supporting a living artist). These are just too cool for school. Who doesn't love a good Breaking Bad parody! I sometimes wonder if I'm afraid of heights being so tall... I do relate :P I think all non-gamers can relate to this. The story lines are so simple and sweet. An alarming number of the cute and cuddly animals in Liz's drawings try to eat each other... just injecting a does of reality. I guess it would be confusing for some animals... like the turtle who tried to hump the shoe (watch the video LOL). Just in case you needed a costume idea for an upcoming Christmas Party... And just in time for Christmas - got to get me some Candy Canes. Find and follow Liz on Twitter, Facebook and on her Tumbler site. You can buy her books at Book Depository, prints from Society 6 and and T-shirts from Shirts and Ladders. Support living artists :)
Elizabeth Mayville's work. She is an artist and illustrator based in Michigan. Her work focuses on 'home' and the little things that make us happy :) Her beautiful still lifes are some how monotone and colourful at the same time. I really enjoy this type of painting. Her metallic and glass Cakestand, 2012, oil on canvas, 12 x 12" (above left) reminds me a bit of one of my all time favourite painters... see below>>> Margaret Preston, Implement blue 1927 Margaret Preston (29 April 1875 – 28 May 1963) was one of Australia's most accomplished female artists of the last century. She was very prolific in the 1920's through to the 1940's working as a painter and print maker. Aboriginal and Japanese art informed her contemporary and modern style. She was a trailblazer in her time and her work is still relevant today. Back to Elizabeth Mayville's work... her gorgeous landscapes are perfection. This is just how I see the world. She has an amazing talent for cutting back on the detail but still telling a great story on her canvas. Elizabeth's portraits of animals are very sweet and minimalist. Once again she has simplified the colour pallet and the background to showcase the gorgeous faces of her fury and feathered friends. You can see a comprehensive list of Elizabeth's fine art and illustration work on her site and you can purchase a prints & original works on etsy. Support living artists :)
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Rachel's work on her website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. http://instagram.com/p/sIFSSNtIKI/?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=embed&utm_campaign=video&modal=true Coffee anyone? I love making my own coffee at home in my caffettiera... but this is so much more beautiful than when I do it... got milk? http://instagram.com/p/uf-z1KNIAJ/?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=embed&utm_campaign=video&modal=true These quirky animations are full of magic... Abracadabra! http://instagram.com/p/uNzjUgtIJi/?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=embed&utm_campaign=video&modal=true I adore the play on scale and the cross over between the 2D & 3D realms... Are you feeling lucky punk? http://instagram.com/p/rSDtEgNIFJ/?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=embed&utm_campaign=video&modal=true A little playful sandcastle fun just in time for Summer (in the southern hemisphere that is)... however, I've never been able to disassociate the song Mr Sandman by The Chordettes from Halloween II... still creeps me out LOL! [youtube id="oNuX7bs2qAM" align="left" mode="normal" autoplay="no" maxwidth="800"]
Satsumas - a data company that helps clients get easy access to their information. They wanted to adapt an old + daggy low res image into a bright and inspirational poster for their staff... "Vision Of Greatness" It's so nice to get great feedback from clients and photos of your work in situ... this is how it looks in their North Sydney office. I got it printed at Pronto Print in Neutral Bay and they were great - very professional and fast - they did a marvellous job with the block mounting too. Get in touch if you have a vision of greatness you need to turn into an inspirational poster :P
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I LOVE SCIENCE and I LOVE ILLUSTRATION. This video is a perfect combination of the two... and we can all learn something while witnessing some stop motion beauty.
It's amazing the great things you find on twitter :)