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Another visual development painting from Big Hero 6. Originally this was a painting of a very different Hiro and Baymax by Jeff Turley. Later in production, they asked me to paint the updated Hiro and Baymax, to reflect the final look of the movie. The background is still all Jeff’s work, I just painted new characters. Personally, I liked his Samurai Mech Baymax A LOT. Hopefully he’ll post it soon, if he hasn’t already.

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"Work In Progress" is a half hour dark comedy revolving around a group of thirty-something friends who went to performing arts high school together in Orange County, CA.

Upon the tragic death of their beloved classmate Daniel Shaw, eight estranged friends are reunited at his memorial. As they begin to rediscover each other, we learn who these friends were in high school, who they actually became, and all the trials and tribulations bringing them to who they are today.

Featuring Natalie Amenula, Arianna Basco, Dante Basco, Dion Basco, Lily Holleman, & Nicole Turley

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If you find someone you love in life, you must hang onto it, and look after it.  If you were lucky enough to find someone who loved you, then you must protect it.

-Princess Diana of Wales

For Austin thatonedisneyguy17

The hazy horizon of Los Angeles. Since it proves perpetually unpredictable, it is not odd when one finds their co-conspirators in disparate locales, often smoothing out the vague and jagged status quos that are only a figment of our own minds anyway. Enter KIMONO KULT, who’s initiates include current and ex- members of Mars Volta, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bosnian Rainbows, Swahili Blonde, Le Butcherettes, Dante Vs. Zombies, and Raw Geronimo – all who are adamant that this is not some “all-star” vanity project. In fact, one cannot even SEE Kimono Kult – one can only HEAR Kimono Kult (in theory with the true definition of OCCULT as “something hidden”).

A new project recorded, produced and shot-called by Neurotic Yell CEO and Swahili Blonde mastermind Nicole Turley, Kimono Kult synthesizes all the signature styles and influences from a cream of crop wrecking crew she has at her immediate grasp. Vocally fronted by the untamable Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes, Bosnian Rainbows) their debut EP “Hiding In The Light”are four songs of electro/dub/afro-beat/ avant-freak/jazz-like conversations of instrumental ecstasy.

Opening the record, you hear Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (Mars Volta, Bosnian Rainbows) backwards string-arrangement on “Todo Menos el Dolor” (“Everything, Anything But The Pain”), initially reminiscent of Scott Walker’s “It’s Raining Today” before the drum machines anchor it into more modern territory. Teri’s shrill vocals plead with hybrid emotion as they tip-toe through the minimalist abstraction, while hallucinatory synths help narrate the tapestry. “Las Esposas” (The Wives) begins with a mysterious spoken-word intro, referencing a taunting, dusty 16mm film that may hold such Jodorowskian phantasmagoria, beckoning the character like an estranged lover as Omar’s slithering guitar line interlaces science-fiction beeps/bloops over Nicole’s pounding electro-rhythm. “La Vida Es Una Caja Hermosa” (Life Is A Beautiful Box) sees some fractured, sour synths filling voids between a post-punk dub foundation, while guitar interplay between Dante White (Dante Vs. Zombies, Starlite Desperation) and John Frusciante help build a mountain of subtle sonic thunder before it all dissolves gingerly into unanticipated silence. The EP ends with it’s catchiest accessible track “La Cancion de Alexandra” (Song Of Alexandra), an anthemic procession of self-realization where devotion and sacrifice hold hands. Some playfully sophisticated strings from Laena Geronimo (Raw Geronimo) push and pull with dueling trumpet lines to the forefront of this defiant, re-imagined march, Teri Gender Bender taking the role of the writhing Pied Piper as the credits begin to roll of this brief but incredibly resonant recording. – Gabriel Hart

Hiding In The Light will be available digitally March 4th, 2014

Hiding In The Light is performed by…
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez – guitar, synths, strings
Teri Gender Bender – vocals, guitar
John Frusciante – guitar
Nicole Turley – bass, drum machine, trumpets, synths, backing vocals
Dante White-Aliano – guitar, synths
Laena Geronimo – violin, bass, trumpets

We’re at ‘peak photographer’ at the moment. There is an entire idiot class of professional photographer who seem to believe they’re creating something essential every time they pick up a camera. It’s not the photographer’s fault. I blame the creative directors who commission them. There are way too many photographs in the world. Think of how many pictures have been taken all over the world in the time you’ve read this article – even this sentence. This is another sentence I’ve just typed, so that’s like a ton more. All these images multiplying and multiplying. All those shitty pictures of cats and beautiful sunsets that sit dying in the corner of your smart phone, shared with the hope of being liked by people who all have the same thousand pictures hiding on their phone. All these forgettable memories. I don’t see that’s much different from the endless stream of boring fashion pictures, boring travel pictures, boring still lifes of food that are commissioned by magazines, ad agencies, marketing firms. For every Juergen Teller there are a million Terry Richardsons. So let’s just stop. Or just use what’s there already. Or at least think about it. Sorry I’ve lost my thread. What was the question again?
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Tangled visual development by Dan Cooper (Part 4 of 4).

1) Rapunzel concept painting. Fragonard influenced.

2) Vis Dev painting. Drawing by Jin Kim. Rough concept by Claire Keane
Art directed by Dave Goet.

3) Rapunzel’s Tower. Texture reference painting on top of a drawing done by Doug Rogers. Art directed by Dave Goetz.

4) Vis Dev painting. Drawing by Jin Kim. Art directed by Dave Goetz.

5) Painting over CG render from the framed portrait in the Queen’s chamber at the beginning of Tangled. Not quite the finish…but close to it. Art directed by Dave Goetz.

6) Vis dev painting for Rapunzel. Rough layout: me/ Final layout: Jeff Turley. Character drawings: Shiyoon Kim. Art directed by Dave Goetz.

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Alright so I wasn’t patient enough to wait to write the full story to go along with the pictures….

SO HERE THEY ARE AAAHHH

If you haven’t had the basic sum up of that day yet then go here!

Basically tho, John Kahrs is the sweetest thing ever and Jeff Turley was really awesome. Both really liked my paper plane clips in the hair and the planes on the dress too (which you can’t really even see either in this pic… haha) Jeff was drawing my face in that one pic when he noticed the clips and was all AAAHH SHE HAS PAPER PLANES IN HER HAIR!~ LOOK! And had John look and they were both all uwaaahh~ and it was rly kawaii ok.

Also that picture on the right that I drew was the one he tweeted a while back when this all first started. It was basically my conversation starter~

I hope to be doing business with them both in the near future… hhhhh

The world has too many photographers. We’re at ‘peak photographer’ at the moment. There is an entire idiot class of professional photographer who seem to believe they’re creating something essential every time they pick up a camera. It’s not the photographer’s fault. I blame the creative directors who commission them. There are way too many photographs in the world. Think of how many pictures have been taken all over the world in the time you’ve read this article – even this sentence. This is another sentence I’ve just typed, so that’s like a ton more. All these images multiplying and multiplying. All those shitty pictures of cats and beautiful sunsets that sit dying in the corner of your smart phone, shared with the hope of being liked by people who all have the same thousand pictures hiding on their phone. All these forgettable memories. I don’t see that’s much different from the endless stream of boring fashion pictures, boring travel pictures, boring still lifes of food that are commissioned by magazines, ad agencies, marketing firms. For every Juergen Teller there are a million Terry Richardsons. So let’s just stop. Or just use what’s there already. Or at least think about it.
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EDIT: SHE HAS BEEN FOUND!!!! THANK YOU!!! Less than 30 minutes after posting this to all of my social networks, Auntie Mimi has been found. She’s been manning the phones at the Mayor’s office, helping connect other people who are missing their family members.

Thank you so much to everyone who signal boosted, called, and shared. You helped me find her. Thank you. This is the power of social media and people working together. Now, what can we do to help other people effected by the bombings in Boston? Here are some ways.

Again, thank you so much. Thank you.

This has nothing to do with movie horror and everything to do with real-life horror.

I’m from Massachusetts. I went to college in Boston, grew up outside the city. I have a lot of friends and family who were at the Marathon, most of whom have checked in. But the one person we can’t find is my godmother, who is the person who was the most likely to be where the explosions happened. I’ve gotten to the point in the day where we haven’t heard from her in hours and I’m really freaking out. So I’m turning to the internet for help.

Her name is Marie Turley, known as Mimi. She is the Women’s Commissioner for the City of Boston. If she is not injured, she is probably volunteering at a shelter to help those displaced by this tragedy since she has a lot of experience doing so. (So if you happen to be volunteering in a shelter and take a second to check your phone, please glance around for her.) I’m hoping she is just doing that but I can’t get a hold of her.

So please, please, please if you hear anything about her, send me an Ask. I love my Auntie Mimi very much and I just want to know she is safe. I’m sure she is out there, doing her best to help other people. But I need to know that she’s not one of the people who was injured by the blast. I’ve done the Google and Red Cross missing person alerts too but I’m hoping someone out there in the Tumblrverse will see this and know something. 

She is in her late 60s, with shoulder-length brown hair. She’s about 5’3” and a little on the bigger side. She is probably wearing a scarf (because she loves them). If she is not hurt, she is probably helping to direct the shelter efforts. If she is hurt, I don’t even know what to tell you to identify her. She’s funny and jovial and wears big earrings and has a big heart - not that that helps you identify her but it’s true. It was just her birthday earlier in April, right before mine.

Please help me find my Auntie Mimi. I love her so much and I just need to know she’s okay. I know there are so many other people who are in the same awful place I am, waiting and not knowing (or knowing the worst) and my heart goes out to you.

Thank you.