Sunday, April 19, 2009

Art Inspiration- Victoria Usova

I know girls and animals with big eyes are all the rage in art and illustration at the moment. Not really my thing, but the art of Victoria Usova's charming images have me leaning more towards an appreciation of the large eyed world. Probably because they are just so friendly and beautifully drawn and painted.

As you know, I have fairly recently come back to watercolor as one of my favorite mediums. Victoria's watercolors really epitomize the wonderful fluid and playful nature of the medium. Colors blend and shift from soft pastels to bright deep tones.

I am also very much a fan of fairy tales, and Victoria's world is full of both exotic and familiar ones.

You can read more about her on her blog

And buy her art on Etsy while you still can afford it!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Wild thing, you make my heart sing...

This is probably the only movie I want to see this year. Big furry creatures of live action awesomeness!

Monday, April 6, 2009

New Animation

Not feeling well lately, I lay in bed with no energy to make "real" art. I played around with my paper and pens and decided to make a little flip book. You know the ones, where you draw something slightly different on each page, then when you flip the pages the images becomes animated. It's a crude but fun way to pass the time.

Once I finished my little flipbook, what to do with it? I didn't really want to sell my little book, but then hit on the idea of scanning the images into the computer. Sometime later, as the segue goes, I ended up with a down loadable do-it-yourself flipbook, and sometime after that, a new animation.

You can watch the animation below, and if you want to try your hand at your own rabbit flipbook, please see my etsy shop, I'm offering the flipbook download for a reasonable fee.

Saturday, April 4, 2009