Tuesday, July 31, 2012

online courses

I remember reading a 3d World article that was about sculpting the female figure in zbrush. Scott Eaton went to the Florence Academy of Art. There is a part of me that would love to go try that out. Well, we'll see. For now there are some great online courses. It's just too bad most of them are so pricey. 

Scott Eaton -- he's got an awesome Anatomy Course for Artists: http://www.scott-eaton.com/anatomy-for-artists-online-course

There is also Michael Defeo's zbrush sculpting course that also seems interesting. http://schoolism.com/school.php?id=4


Then there's of course the cgtalk workshops, gnomon, digital tutors, escape studios, and animation mentor (if you're into animating). 

Right now I seem to have been given this amazing time to really learn some new things so I am doing the best I can to take advantage of it before I'm out in 'the real world' again.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Peder Mork M√łnstead --- Danish realist landscape painter. Just thought I'd make a mental note to research him later. He's got some awesome paintings

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Helen Dardik

My friend Gail has shown me some really cool looking pattern artists. Here's one. I'll post screengrabs of her stuff up soon


her blog:http://orangeyoulucky.blogspot.com/

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tom Whelan and "The Perfect Bait"

I just saw a post on cartoon brew that had artwork by Tom Whelan, which were really cool.
http://www.strongstuff.net/

Another thing to check out is Bobby Chiu's book called "The Perfect Bait". It was inspirational and positive, and kind of reminded me of a quote from Jim Henson:

"I believe in taking a positive attitude toward the world, toward people, toward my work. I think I'm here for a purpose. I think it's very likely that we all are, but I'm only sure about myself. I try to tune myself in to whatever it is that I'm supposed to be, and I try to think of myself as a part of all of us - all mankind and all life. I find it's not easy to keep these lofty thoughts in mind as the day goes by, but it certainly helps me a great deal to start out this way." --Jim Henson.

Friday, June 10, 2011

cinemosaic

Lou Romano has a blog with a bunch of movie stills. This is kind of what I had intentioned for this blog. The movies and shots he chose really are beautiful and dramatic. It's definitely something you need to check out. Then there's of course his blog. He's an amazing artist. My friend sent him some questions for a school project back in college, and he responded in detail right away. Ever since then, I've had even more respect for him. Anyway, I've been neglecting my blogs. I'll try to get back to posting more regularly.

http://cinemosaic.blogspot.com/


Lou Romano's blog: http://louromano.blogspot.com/