mbransons:

R.I.P. Ray Harryhausen May 7, 2013

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"I’m a dirt person. I trust the dirt. I don’t trust diamonds and gold."

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Michael Wolf, Real Fake Art.

Between 2005 and 2007, Michael Wolf photographed painters in Shenzhen, China, who reproduced famous works of art. Each portrait consisted of a “copy artist” along with an example of a copied work. The settings were described as “dirty alleyways and street corners.” One reviewer wrote that the pictures “document intimate cultural and economic facets of globalization even as they record and complicate critical dilemmas about authenticity and the non-economic values of art.” The series was collected in his book Real Fake Art published in 2011.

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The Museum of Modern Art in New York, 1948

The Museum of Modern Art in New York, 1948

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elisdraws:

Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate it!!
In Sweden most of the kids dress up as witches (like this, not the spooky kind) and goes door-knocking to hand out little home made Easter cards. In return they get candy, so it’s a bit similar too Halloween.
Usually you would carry a broom, but my parents used to fool me by saying that a rug beater is a “super racer version of a broom” so here is a kid witch with a rug beater.

elisdraws:

Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate it!!

In Sweden most of the kids dress up as witches (like this, not the spooky kind) and goes door-knocking to hand out little home made Easter cards. In return they get candy, so it’s a bit similar too Halloween.

Usually you would carry a broom, but my parents used to fool me by saying that a rug beater is a “super racer version of a broom” so here is a kid witch with a rug beater.

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Musée du Louvre, Paris, 2005

Photo by Candida Höfer

See more Candida Höfer posts here.

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tytaero asked: MAN ITS BEEN A WHILE KATIE. First off, hi! Hope school's going well, your work looks awesome. I wanted to ask you some advice regarding animation since you know way more about that stuff than me. What are some realistic expectations when attempting to make a short? Personally, I've only ever done very basic exercises (sandbags, walk cycles etc.) but want to attempt a 3-5 minute thing over the next year.

oh-mrs-o:

Aww, dude! It’s been a while, I hope everything’s going well! So humm…! In terms of advice… I would say be really really patient with it. Making something that’s 3-5 minutes (and isn’t sloppy or rushed) can be quite a heavy duty endeavour. I mean, I’m talking months, if it’s something that you actually plan on being proud of by the end of it. 

I’d say get all your planning done early. Nail down solid character and environment designs and get your storyboards and an animatic with solid clear timing, along with as much sound as you can gather, out of the way as soon as possible. Having a strong foundation to work from from the very start is just so important. Also, once you’ve figured out your storyboard/animatic, it’s a good idea to do a second coloured version asap, since colour is so important for mood. Figuring those out early will really help to ensure that the whole project looks good and unified. 

VERY important, if a piece of animation doesn’t feel like it’s working for you, just start it again from scratch. You’ll have learned from the mistakes you made with the first version. Just trust me on that. I wish someone had told me that early on. Also, don’t make your character designs too complicated. Good lord. Sharp, neat and clever is so much better than heavily detailed. 

What else… Hmmm… I only discovered this year that having a working animatic is really helpful. By that I mean, every time you finish a scene, update your animatic to include the latest completed scene. This is just really helpful for self motivation alone. You get to see your own progress and get a nice feeling of accomplishment from it. Having a checklist of each scene’s various elements is also very good for this. Ticking off boxes is the best feeling. (To name a few, background, keyframes, foley, recorded dialogue, character animation, environment/VFX animation, lipsynching, inbetweening, clean up, colour, special effects, lighting and colour correction) 

Let’s see, I’m sure I have other things to say here… Right, I’d say over all, decide on a clear direction that you want to take your project. For my thing, I want to be able to get a job as either a compositor or a vfx animator, so my graduate project is a showcase where I show of these specific skills in a short and snappy (less than a minute) piece, which is heavy on the visuals but low on narrative, because that’s the thing that I feel I need to produce in order to get the job that I want. If you want to make something that’s story heavy in which the plot is the main focus, then sexy visuals and fluid animation isn’t quite as important, but is a nice addition if you’re capable of it. But eh, your art is damn sexy either way, so that’ll hardly be an issue. 

Right, so, overall… I guess my advice is plan, plan, plan. It’ll save you a lot of heartache later on, and your project will look so much better because of it. 

Also, if you want a hand with any actual animation, The Animator’s Survival Kit by Richard Williams is the most handsome book out there. 11/10, would bang. 

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jeannepompadour:

Recreation of an Ancient Roman hairstyle from the Flavian period (69-96 A.D.)

#imagine if the romans had aquanet

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jeannepompadour:

Recreation of an Ancient Roman hairstyle from the Flavian period (69-96 A.D.)

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Columbia Records - Coda
Jim Flora
April 1945

Jim Flora

fantagraphics:

phasesphrasesphotos:

Columbia Records - Coda

Jim Flora

April 1945

Jim Flora

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likeafieldmouse:

Paul Winstanley - Art School (2012)

Do I see Howard Gardens in Cardiff somewhere in there or am I imagining things?

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gaweise:

Guy Isnard, one of the first police officials to specialize in art forgeries, curating an exhibition of fakes at the Grand Palais, Paris, 1955

gaweise:

Guy Isnard, one of the first police officials to specialize in art forgeries, curating an exhibition of fakes at the Grand Palais, Paris, 1955

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likeafieldmouse:

Inigo Aragon - Contemporary Altars (2012)

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dustyhair:

anachoretique:

Claes Oldenburg, London. 1966

I love this more than I can properly say right now!

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anachoretique:

Claes Oldenburg, London. 1966

I love this more than I can properly say right now!

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onlyoldphotography:

Robert Capa: Henri Matisse drawing with a bamboo pole tipped with charcoal. Cimiez (Nice), France, August 1948

onlyoldphotography:

Robert Capa: Henri Matisse drawing with a bamboo pole tipped with charcoal. Cimiez (Nice), France, August 1948

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