digital drawing techniques

digital drawing techniques
This lecture deals with the basics of 2D digital drawing. you may need to use it in conjunction with the image editing lecture. Bitmap (raster) or vector? When drawing digitally, your first choice is bitmap (raster) or vector? Vector drawing is clean, precise, and it can look somewhat inhuman (although clever artists can overcome this). ...

marketing you want to watch

I guess it’s pretty easy when you’ve got a strong, established brand? Still, the strong and sympathetic visual design and the humour make this ad for Penguin really work. Tweet

suffering from boring hometown syndrome?

suffering from boring hometown syndrome?
What you need is a new perspective. Melbhattan, an animation written, directed & drawn by Oslo Davis does the job. Great clarinet, too. [still from Melbhattan] Tweet

how to distribute online comics

how to distribute online comics
According to Sean Edgar & Hillary Brown, The biggest challenge for webcomics authors isn’t just providing captivating content, but letting the public know it exists. Every binary nook and cranny hides an amazing amount of talent that could very well be published by any major comic hub, which unsurprisingly, has been happening quite a bit ...

from the archive: a surreal cartoon

from the archive: a surreal cartoon
The Tell-Tale Heart (1953) is Ted Parmelee’s adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s story of the same name. Wonderfully expressive noir x surreal x expressionistic imagery make for one of the most moody and evocative cartoons I’ve ever seen. Narrated rather than lip-synced, James Mason reads the originally with just the right mix of tension and ...

somewhat surreal (or a lot)

somewhat surreal (or a lot)
Bla bla, a gorgeous animation about communication by Vincent Morrisset. 5 stars (although a little slow to load) Solipsist by Andrew Huang 4 stars – visually gorgeous, but thought he could have pushed it a bit further, conceptually. Tweet

Inner Steppe

Inner Steppe
Beautiful 3D stop motion animation by Alex Schultz, based on a Herman Hesse story. Pared back aesthetics, mysterious plot and beautiful models. Inner Steppe from Alex Schulz on Vimeo. Tweet

the legacy of Tom Philip on Instagram

the legacy of Tom Philip on Instagram
I love Tom Philip’s A humument , and now I find his legacy has been memorialised on Instagram, thanks to Austin Kleon. Tweet

child’s play

child's play
But I’m not saying its easy! Gorgeous just-published children’s book by Katie Kirk. Amazon, this is in my cart. Lego is trying to go digital – not sure it’ll work. Nursery rhyme comics by Bob Flynn. On a more serious note, apparently 21st century teens can’t talk on the phone, according to Lillian Li: Let ...

new graphic art, plus some imposters

new graphic art, plus some imposters
Ex-student Esther Werdiger is doing some lovely graphic art, posting it via Instagram. If you’re in to iPhone photography, here’s some lovely beach pics. Unseen shadows, a huge independent publishing initiative from Barry Nugent, and a good example of what an independent can achieve in the networked, transmedia environment. Great use of social media to ...

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