art by josiah

To make the film Rose Hobart (1936), Joseph Cornell cut up a 16mm print of the black-and-white Hollywood film East of Borneo (1931). He removed the soundtrack and discarded the plot, keeping only shots of the characters expressing emotions and those focused on the film’s star, Rose Hobart, which he reordered and interspersed with footage from other sources. The resulting film is projected at a slowed-down speed through a deep blue glass filter. For its presentation in Dreamlands, artist Josiah McElheny, whose work is also included in this exhibition, created a replica of Cornell’s original glass filter, now in the collection of Anthology Film Archives.

Installation view of Rose Hobart, 1936, 16mm film, black-and-white, silent, 20 min, by Joseph Cornell Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016 (October 28, 2016-February 5, 2017) Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y. Courtesy of the Richard Feigen Gallery.


“How To (Not) Be An Artist” By Jazza

Artist and animator Jazza (Draw With Jazza on youtube, @JosiahBrooks on twitter) is one of the most helpful and encouraging sources for artists online. If you’re trying to learn a certain aspect of art or 2D animation, Jazza has probably talked about it and created several informative videos on it. He has everything you can think of, from “let’s draw” videos, to how-tos, to advice for artists.

I personally really appreciate Jazza because he’s so positive and encouraging. He really promotes the community aspect of art, and tries to help artists who don’t have access to information or just can’t figure something out on their own.

I think Jazza is a great example of what all of us should be doing, not necessarily in terms of livelihood, we shouldn’t all become teachers and tutorial creators. But he’s very positive and always willing to help others out. As an artistic community it is important for us to come alongside each other and work together. We all start out at the bottom, so anyone who needs help or advice is exactly where you once were, or perhaps where you are now.

For my part, I hope to always be a helpful and encouraging voice, like Jazza, and that’s what I’ve always wanted Animation Force to be as well.

How can you help others in the artistic community?

- Christopher


First ever superheroesincolor art challenge

Superhero royalty; Isaiah Bradley (Captain America), his son Josiah al hajj Saddiq (Justice) and his grandson Elijah Bradley (Patriot). 

A Bradley family portrait

Thank you so much for participating, here showing works by: 

I’ll be making the individual posts during the week.

Again thank you! If you have unfinished works, send them when you are ready. This was a very good first version of the challenge, gonna give more time and issue two or three challenges and give you to the end of the month to submit the work as you are finishing it. I’ll also do a little spreadsheet with the artists who want to participate so I can give them a heads up. 

2 to 3 weeks it’s a more manageable time-frame I hope. Later tonight the next challenges. 

Please sent me a message to my inbox if you want to participate so I can take note (just say YO)

    - Your friendly neighbor Admin