Tuesday, August 31, 2010


A Duet
This painting is done by two different women, one does the person (as shown on the left) and the other does the landscape paintings (right). Together they tell a story through these combined pictures, I learned this when I actually got to meet the artists, Betty Haight and Stephanie Cunningham, who were both very charming women. They explained that they would paint invidual paintings them put them together with random wood pieces, or other tachable things like paper. You cannot see it in the picture above, but their paintings would be bordered by the different slices of wood and paper among other things. I thought it was creative and interesting that they would think to combine they're own individual paintings to creat something beautiful and with a story. Not to mention the artists were such lovely gals!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Pencil Art by Dalton Ghetti

This guys name is Dalton Ghetti he carves his art into the tip of a pencil some of his work takes up to two years to complete , have to admire his patience and persistence .

Click the link to check his work out.

I was amazed by these two paintings. Both are done by Ruth Mayer. The plethora of color blew me away, but i was most impressed by the detail in the water. She shows every tiny reflection. I have never been able to do this. The painting showing the Catalina Casino is especially beautiful to me. The blues give it a very peaceful, calm feel. The artist even has light reflecting off the water onto the boats.


"A shadow cloud is a three-dimensional object, consisting of multiple shadow-casting elements semi-randomly arranged in three dimensions. A shadow cloud can be viewed as a generalization of shadow casting panels, but of course the basic idea is already present in the so called GEB-triples.

For more information about shadow cloud, please see the how-to page and watch the video, which present the basic idea, potential applications and some prototypes."

I found this while perusing itsnicethat.com and thought it was totally amazing.

Shadowcloud infostuffs

Mystery Guitar Man

So here's a video that I thought was pretty cool.

It must have taken so long to make, you've got to appreciate the effort they put into it.

Mystery Guitar Man's channel is full of cool videos of songs created in different ways, some of the things he's able to do are really amazing.

Rhett and Link


Rhett and Link
They usually make parody songs and music videos.
This is a stop motion they did, after seeing this McDonalds and Coca Cola ask them to make a stop motion video for them.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

sand art


this is just amazing, i'm speechless!!!

artist- ilana yahav
medium- sand!!!


Lord of the Rings ART!

Two of my favorite artists are John Howe and Alan Lee. (I know we are only supposed to write about 1 artist, but these two go hand in hand.) They are concept artists that have been drawing scenes from J.R.R. Tolkien's work for years. They both worked on the design of the sets, costumes, and creatures for the Lord of the Rings movie series.

Alan Lee's work ( http://fan.theonering.net/middleearthtours/lee1.html ) is usually in watercolor. His scenes are beautiful, graceful and often haunting.

John Howe's work ( http://fan.theonering.net/middleearthtours/howe3.html ) is much crisper and more action oriented than Lee's.

Both of these artist would have to be in my list of favorites because their art is based on a story. Their pieces often depict an epic or heroic scene which I admire, and I hope that my work will take inspiration from their own amazing pieces.

cell phone


Title: Cell Phone
Artist: Jim Meskimen
Medium: charcoal drawing
framed 40" x 56"Gyclee prints 13" x 19"

I chose this piece sketched by Jim Meskimen, for a few reasons. First of all, after the first class of gesture drawing, I completely fell in love with charcoal. So I looked up some charcoal artist and found this guy. This piece is titled 'cell phones' its a drawing of 3 guys on 1 chair all using their cell phones. I just think this piece is perfect because it captures, what seems to be almost all of the teenagers these days....

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010


i am a huge design geek and i follow this blog regularly because it is a great resource. it draws from all types of design (fine art, home furnishings, lifestyle, ect.) and inspires me daily :)


Thursday, August 26, 2010

...and then you die

This here is some work from the conceptual photographer, Alex Kisikevich. I enjoy this work (titled "...and then you die") mainly because of its eerie and quiet moments that are caught in that one exact snapshot of, well, when you die. Also, there's a photo with taxidermy. Couldn't resist.

Hope ya'll enjoyed!

Lauren Kane

Sharpened Pencils????

Pencil Lead Sculptures are amazing!

Craving some Photoshop???

Did you know that as a student at Crafton, you can purchase cool software for a discounted rate??