Bringing Paper Art to Life

HuskMitNavn | Illustrator | Copenhagen

HuskMitNavn has his own style of illustration, and still manages to take it to yet another dimension… the third kind with clever little cuts and tears. What tends to maybe look like it was an idea born from tons of doodles and oodles of caffeine refills shows a ton of skill in mastering the perspective and shadow placements. Continue reading

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Charcoal Drawings Created Through the Art of Dance

Heather Hansen puts her body into it, literally. She’s found a way to combine her love of dance and fine art, using her arms, legs and some beautifully choreographed dance postures and poses to create each drawing. The charcoal slowly and evenly drags on the paper underneath – in symmetrical patterns – as she fluidly changes positions from front to back, side to side, around and behind until her body finishes the overall design. Continue reading

Incredible Calligraphy, Drawn to Look Like It’s 3D

As a graphic designer, I have an EXTREME admiration to those who also appreciate typography and the skill behind it. The art of hand-drawn type – and even drawing on paper – is not something you witness in person as readily as you once did before our digital age. When’s the last time you noticed someone on the train or sitting in the park with their sketchbook? Scratch that. When’s the last time you looked up from your own phone to pay attention to what’s happening around you – to notice someone like Tolga Girgin who’s been going to town on a type rendering not two seats over from you in your favorite coffee shop.
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::: Legos With a Tramp Stamp? :::

What happens when pens come together with Legos?

You get an awesome worldwide viral campaign, that’s what.

Not only that, but what a great way to showcase the super thin lines of the Extra Fine Pilot pens – on Lego mini-figures. Known worldwide in popularity, now people all over can get to know the tatted versions. The mad men behind this project are Barcelona’s Grey agency.

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Oootopia: An Artgebraic Tribute to Adventure Time

What Time is It? Adventure Time!!!

Having worked at Cartoon Network for the past few years, I remember the launch of the Adventure Time series and since April of 2010, it’s created a world-wide phenomenon! Not only has the company seen complete and utter success, but it’s inspired people all over the world to take notice and join in the fandom and total nostalgia with me. Continue reading

You’ve seen plenty of love stories, though none in the style of this animated film.

“Thought of You” by Ryan Woodward

Before I looked up more information this artist, I’ll admit I was completely enthralled as each frame unfurled. It wasn’t so much that this was about another love story, but more so it was the style he used to let the story unveil that was so captivating to watch. Both characters, brought to life each frame through this impressive and expressive sketchbook style to a song that evokes just as much emotion as the overlapping, gyrating pencil strokes. Of the multitude of videos and sites I’ve browsed over the years, I keep coming back to this video. Let me conclude by saying beautiful is an understatement. Thank you, Ryan, for creating this piece.

Oh, and the music is: “World Spins Madly On” by The Weepies. There. Done.  🙂

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Here’s a peek at the “making of” video for this… very interesting!

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And if you’re still wanting more information, you should probably know Ryan has a long history of success behind him – as an animator, animatic artist, storyboard artist and concept artist. Most recently, he has worked as a storybook artist for the new Avengers movie. Before that, he worked on: Thundercats, Where The Wild Things AreIronman 2Spider-man 2Spider-man 3Power Puff Girls The movie, to name a few. Here are a couple of examples to see his work.

Traditionally animated short film