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#CurrentlyEnjoying the amazing Tron and Tron: Legacy work of illustrator @martinansin aka Martin Ansin #illustration

Here is a beautiful set of glow-in-the-dark posters for Tron and Tron: Legacy. The posters were designed by Martin Ansin for as a collaboration between Disney, Mondo, and Sideshow Collectibles

Tron | The Alamo Drafthouse

Limited edition screenprinted poster for Disney’s original 1982 Tron film, starring Jeff Bridges and David Warner.
Part of a two-poster Tron / Tron: Legacy set.

Tron: Legacy | The Alamo Drafthouse

Limited edition screenprinted poster for the 2010 Tron sequel, starring Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde.
Part of a two-poster Tron / Tron: Legacy set.

Classic John Berkey Spaceships - John Berkey was the pioneer who has defined a lot of what we now accept as modern space design. 

Berkey has had a long and distinguished career during which he has avoided computers. However, John’s futuristic space images have almost single-handedly defined the look of modern, hi-tech space craft.

Visit this flickr photoset which contains selected works that were displayed in the 2005-2006 John Berkey Observed Exhibit. Many of these works had never been seen by the public: http://www.flickr.com/photos/artorg/sets/72157622398150786/

Enjoy!


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#Currentlyenjoying Ernie Barnes (RIP) ‘The Sugar Shack’ an alternative classic artist! #Classic #Illustration #art

Every time I see the album cover for Marvin Gaye’s I Want You, I can simply stare at it for ages. With each look, I’d see a different detail I hadn’t caught before. I think it must be one of my most fav pics ever!

Hell Kanye West asked him to paint a huge personal mural: http://www.erniebarnes.com/aliferestored.html

Enjoy!

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#currentlyenjoying a virtual toothpick city tour through San Francisco created by artist Scott Weaver.

Scott Weaver’s amazing piece, made with over 100,000 toothpicks over the course of 35 years, is a depiction of San Francisco, with multiple ball runs that allow you to go on “tours” of different parts of the city. 

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#currentlyenjoying the work of children’s book illustrator @fentonjs AKA Joe Fenton #Illustration #art #Amaze

Using an massive amount of patience and talent, Joe creates huge mural sized canvas pieces made up of tons of small intractly detailed drawings using pencil, pen and ink

While Joe Fenton is from the United States. He studied locally and got a sculptor degree from the Wimbledon School of Art.

Rumor has it that he only started drawing a year and a half ago!! 

Feel free to weep with me! And while you do that, check out the rest of his site: http://joefentonart.com/ 

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#Currentlyenjoying “Arms&Crafts” The work of Catalan sculptor Roger Krasznai (@KrasznaiSt) of Krasznai Ceramics #ff

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of meeting sculptor Roger Krasznai. He specialises in ceramics and works out of his studio/workshop, Krasznai Ceramics in Badalona, just north of Barcelona (He’s a lucky lucky man!!).

He was exhibiting at Top Drawer London and I had time to talk about all manner of art, design and ceramic-based subjects. Those chats showed how much his character and humour came through in his work. It felt like he had a drive to make people appreciate handmade ceramic objects and believed ceramics was a captivating form of creativity, with potential to unleash amazing things.

All his works are handmade and/or slipcasted ceramics. When questioned about his work, he repeated the idea of their ‘behaviour’ coming through in the pieces. Each one of them is a little bit different from the others, giving them a human feel.

The piece above is from his collection “Arms&Crafts”, which I happily own (winning!!). The inspiration came to him when he found a discarded doll’s arm on a beach, and you can clearly see the “behaviour” coming through with this ‘milk carton’, giving a damn good impression of being surprised. This creates a funny interaction between the object and the observer.

Below are couple more pieces, which I sadly don’t own.

Check out his latest collection on his site: http://www.krasznai.co.uk

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MAKE GOOD ART by Neil Gaiman - Maybe one of the most creatively inspiring words you’ll hear ever or at least today!

If you are in any sort of artistic or creative field, or you aspire to be, you absolutely need to watch this!

Obviously you to NEED to watch the video, but thought I’d highlight some of his thoughts and comments that resonated with me the most.

There’s no need to introduce Neil Gaiman, you know who he is, and about the most amazing worlds he creates, (and if you don’t know, you need to get to know!) but in May he did something even more important, he gave back. Cause he’s a very nice man.

During an address to the University of the Arts Class of 2012, he not only explained what it was to be and live as a creative, and provided solid and invaluable advice for artists or any kind of creative, to be used at any stage in their life and career — but particularly when starting out - he also inspired, explaining how all that was needed was the desire to create to get you to your goals and achieve your dreams. These are my top 10 thoughts:

Don’t put so much weight into training. Neil never went to Uni!

If you have an idea of what you want to make, what you were put here to do, then just go and do that

Approach your creativity with joy, or else it becomes work. (I’m trying!)

Enjoy your work and your small victories; don’t get swept up into the next thing before being fully present with the joys of this one.

Embrace the fear of failure. Make peace with the Impostor Syndrome and the Fraud Police when it comes with success. Don’t be afraid of being wrong. (I’ll try to remember this when it hopefully happens)

The problems of failure are hard. – “The problems of failure are problems of discouragement, of hopelessness, of hunger. You want everything to happen and you want it now, and things go wrong”.

“The problems of success can be harder, because nobody warns you about them”

“Make your art, tell your story, find your voice — even if you begin by copying others. - The urge, starting out, is to copy. And that’s not a bad thing. Most of us only find our own voices after we’ve sounded like a lot of other people. But the one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can”.

“Make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for you being here”.

Make good art”.

“Make good art.

I’m serious. Husband runs off with a politician? Make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by mutated boa constrictor? Make good art. IRS on your trail? Make good art. Cat exploded? Make good art. Somebody on the Internet thinks what you do is stupid or evil or it’s all been done before? Make good art. Probably things will work out somehow, and eventually time will take the sting away, but that doesn’t matter. Do what only you do best. Make good art.

Make it on the good days too.”

Thanks Neil!

The full keynote text can be found here http://www.uarts.edu/neil-gaiman-keynote-address

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Avengers Assemble!

Role call:

Superheroes: Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) 

S.H.I.E.L.D.: Nick Fury (Samuel Jackson), Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) and Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg).