THIS IS FUN! You can create your own beat box! Took me a moment to figure it out, but you drag the icons at the bottom to the character and each one is a different music element. I’m convinced I’m still a kid at heart, because little things like this make me very excited… I think I am going to be emailing this to my little cousins 🙂 Check it out at Incredibox.fr.
THIS IS AWESOME… watch your own stickman come to life. I don’t know who thought of this but I am so glad they did. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone… but this is so much fun! You have to try it out to understand 🙂 it even worked on my ipad so no flash seems to be involved! www.drawastickman.com
There is a new tool out by Wacom – WOW do I wish I had this in college! I have a tendency to draw things, take pictures with my cell phone and then trace it in illustrator. (Yes I am too lazy to even get up and scan them) This saves a lot of steps. I would really love to try it out and see how well it works. If you have any experience with this let me know. I would love to see it in action and possibly share it here. They will be available mid-september so keep checking the Wacom site for more updates.
Quinn Michaels does a lot of old fashion and digital drawing and painting. And our newest digital medium – iPad art. He has a mixture of cartoon-ish drawings to abstract paintings. From Shrek to Donald Duck, he even has Lady Gaga – called “Gagaverse” and I had to laugh. If Gaga could, she WOULD have her own universe (and I sometimes think she thinks she is already there). My favorite was the digital painting “Starry Night Mermaid” which collaborates Vincent Van Gogh and The Little Mermaid… which just so happen to be MY favorite artist and movie mixed together. Also take a look at his video of his guitar drawing – it will have you mesmerized! Find more of his work at www.thequinnshow.com
Paul Jach has been working as a freelance artist since receiving his BFA majoring in Illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA in 1998. He has participated in several solo and group shows, as well as commercial work for created event posters for Bill Graham Present’s Fillmore West and Warfield Auditorium, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Auditorium and the record label Saturday Morning Records. In 2001, Paul formed the art collective, Speak-Easy Art. In January of 2009, Paul partnered in Speak-Easy Art Gallery with fellow artist, Michael Paquette. Speak-Easy Art Gallery sets a new standard in showcasing established and emerging artists. They have created a space, both interesting and accessible to all art enthusiasts. As co-owner of the gallery, Paul serves as co-curator and education director. www.SpeakEasyArt.com
Paul on his Work:
To create the doodle series, I used a subconscious constructive technique and knew that I wanted it to begin with line. For most of us, our first experience in creating art is to scribble on a piece of paper. This is a primal impulse for us, we naturally make these marks once a drawing implement is put in our hand. I felt the place where we all begin in art, an experience that most of us share, would be an interesting place to start with these prints. That line would then ultimately become the skeleton of the pieces. I wanted the curves of the lines to be more controlled than just scribbling, yet remain free flowing. The nature of the lines in some ways also references the graffiti tags that had caught my eye while riding the city buses in the past. To make the work more unique, I explored printing on surfaces other than paper, such as sheet metal, wood and backlit plexiglass. www.PaulJach.com
So I recently just had my blog re-designed (thank you for your help tawni) and I was searching for social network icons but I didn’t want clean shiny iphone-like icons. I searched through so many different kinds of hand drawn ones and all the sets didn’t include the icons I actually wanted. SO I made my own! Now I have it available for everyone to use. There’s only 5 icons (flickr, tumblr, twitter, aim and delicious) in the set with 2 sizes of each (32×32 and 64×64) but if you are looking for other icons please just ask, I can and will add to this set if its requested enough 🙂
The only thing I ask is if you download them and use them please leave a comment and tell me!! 🙂
Before I start my actual blog – I’d like to start off and say I am looking for other bloggers/artists that are interested in exchanging links. I’ll link you under blogroll/artists If you are interested please email me christieATgirloncanvas.com
Remember that digital drawing of a dragonfly I drew last semester? Well it turned out pretty nice, because I added a different touch to it. I put the drawing in layers. An idea I had for quite some time and never had a project I could use it on. Since I have sooo much STUFF being the semi-hoarder than I am and not enough closet space, I decided to sell it on Etsy. The pictures don’t really show very well the depth the drawing has since it is layered. The top layer is the outlines, the middle is the color, and the back is the background. The glass in the frame is not hugging the image so it makes it even better. I’m still proud of this project, and hoping to find it a home! It will be up on Etsy for the next few months.