Abstract: The Art of Design on Netflix

abstractdesignI’ve just finished watching The Crown and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.  So what is next for me Netflix?  I think I’m going to change it up a little by watching this new docu-series dropping February 10, 2017, Abstract – The Art of Design.

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Interview with Artist Whitney Jiar

wjcoverartWe take fans into Artist Alley from FanimeCon 2015.  Ramen and a Half host Eddie Ballar interviews artist Whitney Jiar about her art work and FanimeCon.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – The Art of the Film

batmanvsupermanartofthefilmHave you been hiding under a rock or hibernating underground?  Go and watch Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Critics and haters be damned!  It’s a solid movie by director Zach Synder, though I did have some issues as a comic book fanboy, but I digress.  What I’m here to talk about is Titan Books latest behind-the-scenes movie book, this is the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – The Art of the Film book series by author Peter E. Aperlo.

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Vinyl Pulp #11: Jeremy Dale aka ValleyDweller

JeremyDaleArtOneHere we are, the first episode of Vinly Pulp for 2016!  Our team was at Woot Bear with artist Jeremy Dale aka ValleyDweller and his #AlphaSketch art exhibit.

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The Art of Stephen Hickman: Empyrean

hickmanartbookIf you ever read a Harlan Ellison, Anne McCaffrey or Larry Niven sci-fi book, usually the sci-fi art cover that catches your eye is drawn by artist Stephen Hickman.  This full-color hardcover art book – “The Art of Stephen Hickman:  Empyrean” is collection of Hickman’s amazing 40 years in fantasy sci-fi art.

hickman00“For me, fantasy imagery is simply my favorite place to work and live, and nature … Personal imagery, much of it inspired or informed by nature, is becoming more important to me the more painting I do, and fantasy is my direction of choice.” Stephen Hickman.

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Vintage Star Wars Toys in Watercolor

starwarswatercolorcoverIf you are of a certain age, then seeing those classic Kenner Star Wars action figure packaging will bring back insane geeky nostalgia of childhood.  Artists Alastair Eales brings that all back on a different medium – watercolors.  His work on vintage Kenner Star Wars action figure packaging is simply amazing and cool.

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Drawings of Wes Anderson Movie Characters

characterswesandersenIf you’re fan of Wes Anderson films, then you’ll get a kick out of this.  Artist and graphic designer Alejandro Giraldo illustrates simple character portraits of the many wild and funny characters that have appeared in Wes Anderson flicks over the years, from the The Royal Tenenbaums to his latest The Grand Budapest Hotel.

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Viral Video Friday: Growth Factor by Ryosuke Oshiro

doodlingcartoonshortA junior high school kid daydreams and doodles in this animated short “Growth Factor” by Ryosuke Oshiro.

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Martin Hsu Pop-Up Shop @ Woot Bear SF

martin_hsu_woot_bear_popup_storeLocal artist Martin Hsu has over the years developed his own personal unique art style.  You can see it in his paintings, drawings and vinyl toys.  And this Holiday season, if you’re looking to see his art and want to buy his art in person, check out the Martin Hsu Pop-Up Show @ Woot Bear.  Woot Bear is a neat toy art shop located in the heart of the Richmond District, 147 Clement Street in San Francisco.

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Frankie’s Garage: My Wife Sharpie Doodled my Skyline GT-R!

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If you’re a Nissan Skyline GT-R purist, then is your WTF moment, or it could really be art … Sharpie doodle art!

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Image via My Modern MET

Stationed in Japan, Collen Kelton owned a 1995 Nissan Skyline GTR R33 and he was getting kinda bored with the factory gray color and decided to let his wife Allison draw on the bumper with a Sharpie marker.

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The Art of John Alvin

johnalvincoverHere’s a list of movies you may have seen in the theaters or at home these past 40 years:  The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Arachnophobia, Blade Runner, E.T., Cocoon, The Goonies, Short Circuit, The Golden Child, Spaceballs, The Lost Boys, Empire of the Sun, Willow, Batman Returns, Darkman, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Aladdin, Jurassic Park, The Little Mermaid and Star Wars.  What do all these movies have in common?  The wonderful artwork and iconic movie posters done by artist John Alvin.

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Martin Hsu “In Dreams” Gallery

martinhsuindreamsIf you’re in Taipei this August through September, stop by artist Martin Hsu’s exhibition “In Dreams” at the Wrong Gallery.  “In Dreams” is Martin Hsu’s take on “Little Red Riding Hood” and bowl of noodles.  The “In Dreams” exhibition runs from August 9th thru September 2nd, 2014.

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Gallery Nucleus: Heroes In A Half Shell Celebration

tmntartgalleryWay back in the 1980s when Mirage Comics published Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s creation The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, nobody had any idea how big these green turtles would get in pop-culture.  From all the movies, cartoons, toy lines and other merchandising, the iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are still here today kicking butt.

On July 12, 2014 in Alhambra, CA, Gallery Nucleus and Nickelodeon presented an “official” TMNT art exhibition for the 30th Anniversary.  Over 30 artists were involved showcasing TMNT artwork.  Also featured, were production stills, memorabilia, storyboards and many other neat things from Nick’ cartoon series.  In collaboration with our LA outfit Project 760 Productions we give TMNT-fans a glimpse of what happened at the event.

 

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The Art of Fred Gambino: Dark Shepherd

fredgambinoDo you know who Fred Gambino is?  I admit I don’t, but I’ve probably seen his work on book covers, video games and films.  You will now know who he is with this Titan Books release – The Art of Fred Gambino: Dark Shepherd.

IMG_1703This is not a typical art book collection of personal works, it also includes Fred’s own personal passion project – his screenplay, concept art and snippet graphic novel intro to Dark Shepherd.  Along with this, there are various paintings, illustrations, sketches, Photoshop images and book art covering Fred’s career with commentary.

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The Doodle Artist – WalgDP

doodle00It’s all about textures and layers for this doodling artist.  Currently living in Singapore, artist Dhanedra, Dhan aka WalgDP gets his ideas from film, comics, and games.

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The Art of John Harris: Beyond The Horizon

johnharriscoverIf you read lots of science-fiction books from authors like Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Ben Nova, Orson Scott Card and John Scalzi, there is usually a beautifully painted cover book art of the galaxy, outer space world or spaceship and that artist is John Harris.  The Art of John Harris:  Beyond The Horizon is a collection of his many works since the 1970s.

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The Paleoart of Julius Csotonyi

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“Fossils are evidence of prehistoric life written in stone.” Dr. David C. Evans

Dinosaurs and extinct animals have always captured my imagination as a child.  I’ve played with dinosaur toys, pretended to be a dinosaur, drew dinosaurs and read lots of dinosaur books.  Plus I’ve spent many hours watching dinosaur specials on National Geographic and Animal Planet.  The kid in me always wondered how an artist can draw extinct animals so realistically and prehistoric landscapes?  This is where Paleontology comes in, the merging of art and science to paint an ancient environment.  “The Paleoart of Julius Csotonyi” collects the top works of Paleoartisan Julius Csotonyi.

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Fun Everyday Art by Javier Pérez

javier 00We see various objects in our daily lives, like a toothbrush, a cup and other things and think nothing of it, but artist Javier Perez sees art.  He breathes fun into boring objects.

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Badass Fanarts: Pop Art with Attitude

tohad 00Looking for some fun dark humor pop art?  Check out French artist Sylvain “Tohad” Sarrailh’s Badss Fanarts page.

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Automobile Drawings by Makoto Komori

komoriJapanese artist Makoto Komori is well known for his children’s illustration books and his Datto-san series is popular with kids in Japan.  It’s kinda of like Pixar’s Cars, but with Komori’s own sense of style and flair.

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Amazon goes Warhol, Chagall & Dali

amazon art 01Awhile back Amazon created a cool Retro Video Game Shop and Amazon.com has been expanding their reach and now they will also sell collectible fine art and modern contemporary art.

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Arnold Palmer Drinks & Doodles

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Who doesn’t like Arizona’s Arnold Palmer canned ice teas?  I’ve been drinking their various Arnold Palmer ice teas, the Half & Half Lite, Zero Calories, and the regular version for a couple of years.  And it’s super refreshing on a hot day, but I digress, here’s a guy that really likes his Arnold Palmers!

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Starbucks and Doodling

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Two of my favorite things.  Doodling and Coffee..  Her other picture at Instagram are pretty awesome also.

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Geek Coolness: Etch-A-Sketch Art by Jane Labowitch

This young artist Jane Labowitch is a super duper Etch-A-Sketch pro.  You really have to check her Facebook and Flickr page for more amazing Etch-A-Sketch art and her latest updates.

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Spotlight #6: The Art of Junko Mizuno

ALHAMBRA, CA.  Known for her “cute noir” art style in Japan and in the States, Junko Mizuno is an underground artist that has been featured worldwide on television and in print media.  We caught up with Junko at Gallery Nucleus for her exhibition on Hansel & Gretel. Listen to Junko in her own words on her art and career by Project 760 Productions’ Richard Sze.

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