Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Content for next gig!

Astronauts Seek Next Frontier:
students with last names between A and C
The beginning of fire insurance:
students with last names between D and E
students with last names between F and Ha
Doctors for Homeless Teens:
students with last names between Ho and I
Birds Twitter:
students with last names between J and L
Surprise Matisse crits:
students with last names between M and Z

Friday, April 15, 2011

see sam sketch!

Samantha Kallis keeps a terrific blog with lots of illustration process. Check it!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

it does not comprehend reductions...

"You have two brains: a left and a right. Modern brain scientists now know that your left brain is your verbal and rational brain; it thinks serially and reduces its thoughts to numbers, letters and words… Your right brain is your nonverbal and intuitive brain; it thinks in patterns, or pictures, composed of ‘whole things,’ and does not comprehend reductions, either numbers, letters, or words."

From The Fabric of Mind, by the eminent scientist and neurosurgeon, Richard Bergland. Viking Penguin, Inc., New York 1985. pg.1

drawing lines

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


David Hockney


it starts with a line

(Image credits in order of appearance: Guo Fengyi, public domain, Drew Beckmeyer, Ben Nicholson, Fuyuko Matsui, Gustav Doré, Kids at MoMa, The Clay Princess, Jillian Tamaki)

The language of line is something we tend to take for granted. Some of the earliest traces of mankind on earth are outlined animals and people. A line doesn't exist in actuality, but it's a great shorthand for the edge of something. As such, it's a huge part of many illustration styles.