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Jo Schwab’s Portraits December 31, 2010

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Jo Schwab celebrates the differences in his sitters. They’re wonderful and disturbing photographs. Definitely worth a few moments thought.

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Lagoi & Lace October 27, 2010

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I think this is an interesting portfolio piece. It’s by two Cologne photographers and it’s based on themed love hotels found in Japan. It’s an odd, provocative and quite large project. Pretty cool to see.

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Versailles vs Anime September 24, 2010

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There is a great set of photographs at Guardian.co.uk of the Takashi Murakami exhibit at Versailles. The beautifully finished anime inspired sculptures juxtapose wonderfully with the ornate decoration of Versailles. The Golden Oval Buddha is especially interesting with the gardens as a dramatic backdrop. I’ve been reading about Matisse in 1905 and I  imagine that his paintings would have juxtaposed very similarly against the academic paintings surrounding his at the Paris salons. Quite a wonderful shock.

Makes Odd Hours September 10, 2010

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Pierre Dal Corso photographs the strangest angles. The models are puppets in his lens. It’s remarkable.

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A Few More Drawing Lines August 15, 2010

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I’ve added a few more drawings to my sketchbook selects on Boundless Optimism. Quite colourful lines in fact.

New Drawings on Boundless May 8, 2010

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There are a few new drawings at Boundless Optimism, my drawing portfolio. They’re not completely safe for work, but they’re drawings… so it’s art. Hope you like them.

The Other Side by Tiny Tim April 26, 2010

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The ice caps are melting, this Tiny Tim guy is acting like a fish and little girls are singing a chorus including the words “the tide is rising to wash away the sins”. Sheer lunacy. It’s beautiful. Your day will be better for watching this and singing along.

Some Drawings of the Inky Variety March 9, 2010

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I’ve managed to do some scans of some old-ish and some recent drawings for my drawing portfolio. There’s something for everyone.

Drawings of dogs & drawings of nudes.

Your choice. Nobody is watching. Or simply see everything at Boundless Optimism.

Laura Laine And The Wandering Line November 27, 2009

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Laura Laine has a remarkable rhythm to her drawings. They seem to meander into elegant shapes. I find them highly entertaining and quite lovely. I’m quite jealous really.

Click here to see Laura’s portfolio.

Emmanuelle Walker Makes Splashes November 2, 2009

Posted by Ivan Pols in animation, art, character design, illustration.
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I’m a big fan of French (via Montreal) illustrators and Emmanuelle is no exception to that rule. Her work at Gobelins and character designs are full of charm and wit. The wallpaper on her homepage is worth the visit: EmmanuelleWalker.com. (Emmanuelle draws a cute girl.)

Her Vimeo page has the “making of” of the animation above if you’re interested. And Blog.

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