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"Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing." --- Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965); Recipient of the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize


Oof! Week's almost over! YAY! I've got a bit of a full plate today- getting ready for roho's dad's arrival this evening, I need to finish cleaning the house, there's a trip to Whole Foods in my future to pick up his birthday cake, I need to stop by the cashier's office at school to drop off my application for Phi Theta Kappa and... at some point this weekend, I need to do homework, and give the dog a thorough grooming and ... post a few things to plan next weekend's festivities. :)


No art of my own to share (alas)! It might be a little bit before I have anything new, school is just.. kicking my rump right now.

The art of David Kawena

An Israeli conceptual artist that apparently is quite a fan of Disney. It appears he is just as obsessed with The Princess and the Frog as I am. He does some beautiful photo-realistic work in addition to the cartoony style. I found his work via the Disney Princes thread here on LJ (NSFW, don't look if you have objections to icons of your childhood in their skivvies). I am not a big fan of the bulging undershorts (haha), although I can certainly appreciate the skill that went into creating the art. I fell compelled to point out that I don't read the community; roho pointed me towards wyldekyttin's tweet. Amazing how links pass around like that. :)

The art of Kate Craig

I found Kate's work through her deviantart page, as she was doing a lot of World of Warcraft fanart that I found really appealing. I don't know if it's a similar artistic education, but I've noticed that a certain group of artists (perhaps through animation training?) draw in a similar style when doing humans, and Kate falls into that group. I really like it, and they each have their own individual twist on things (and as far as I know, they don't know each other), I just find it interesting, and wondered if it's something in their training, or a weird coincidence.


US Mint calls for artists! -- As part of the 'Artistic Infusion Program', the US Mint is looking to add designers for coins and medals. They're looking for artists from diverse backgrounds, and you can read about the eligibility requirements and fees offered on the website. If you're a professional artist and would like to see your work in everyone's pockets, go check it out!

The Piano Stairs - Part of a project that ... Volkswagon..? is involved with? A group in Stockholm wanted to see if they could make more people take the stairs by making it fun. The video made me a little sniffy, and it's completely awesome. I'd love to see installation projects like this in a city near me.

I'll try to do posts over the weekend, but with family visiting, it's always a little hit or miss. I hope everyone has a good one!

(edited to fix formatting. Grr.)



( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 9th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
I think it's an animator thing... Western-trained animators tend to be very influenced by Disney as opposed to, say, anime. Not a bad thing, and there are necessary stylizations such as outlines and flat coloring, you aren't getting around that when you have to animate 12 to 24 frames a second!
Oct. 9th, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
You're likely right, as almost all the artists I've noticed that exhibit these similarities are either animators or studying animation.

I really do like it; I find it much more appealing than an anime influence, but that may be just because I was reared on Disney. :)
Oct. 9th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
I find the Disney style a bit generic and like anime more but I think that's just a matter of personal tastes!

Oct. 9th, 2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
Yup! :D
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