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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“Naked with Paint” – a film that’s quite aptly titled

The Coquettish Artist Becomes the Canvas in Her Latest Animated Short | April 12, 2012

“Illustrator, animator and fashion filmmaker Quentin Jones paints a daring self-portrait in an inky new film for NOWNESS. The London-based model and Cambridge philosophy graduate, whose mélange of hand-drawn and digital animations have appeared in fashion films for VogueAnOther and The Hunger, ditched the usual scripts, storyboards and wardrobe to star in a freewheeling two-tone romp. A personal project developed during scarce downtime between projects for Chanel, Victoria Beckham and Kenzo, Jones toyed with the idea of painting directly onto her subject, in this case herself, side-stepping the interruptions of shooting stop-motion. Overlayed with cut-outs and illustrations, Jones’s films are a cheeky wink to Dadaism. “We developed this technique of dropping the ink onto bits of porcelain and blowing it around with a straw, then filming it move and superimposing that onto video,” reveals the autodidact. Regularly raiding art libraries for imagery, Jones can be faced with up to 25,000 jpegs to choose from, requiring an entirely different set of skills. “It’s a really geeky stage, but editing could be the most creative part of the process, because you need to have a type of intuition.” Here the multimedia artist explains what influences her final edit.”  – from the NOWNESS featured article.

Check out the write-up for a more in-depth description and interview about the film. For more information about the artist herself, check this out.

This Takes Doodling to a Whole New Level

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Sagaki Keita | Illustrator and Artist from Tokyo

This 28-year-old artist, Sagaki Keita, was born in 1984 and lives and works out of his hometown in Tokyo. His intensely layered pen and ink illustrations consist of millions of expressive doodles that are so freely released on paper – yet he carries with each a pure intent of creating a fine art piece when complete.  The numerous myriad of these playful characters which are comprised of individual pen strokes and overlapping lines… these whimsical elements fill in the gaps or they are layered on top of each other to in the end make up shading on a cheekbone or create the shadows of muscle tones. Just absolutely brilliant – the technique! To see more of his work, click here.

Water . Ink . Macro Lens . Video Camera . Patience

Equals this really cool video. It does a great job in capturing the close-up detail of the ink traveling down the stream of water, creating these really cool illustrations. In addition to this being visually interesting, I think conceptually, it does a clever job in reinforcing the message in how it only takes a tiny bit, a drop (in this case of ink) to infect a large area. If there’s one thing that bothers me, it’s that woman’s voice. It’s too dramatic and over-the-top. Regardless, it’s definitely worth checking out – if for nothing else – marveling at the captivating visuals!

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