Saturday, March 17, 2012

Yet another link...  Justin Gerard

Here is a fantasy artist who uses different techniques for solving compositional problems, using the digital process in a different way that what we're used to, and also does color comps/studies and even EXPLAINS THEM! I also find him very entertaining.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


I just stumbled across this guy today and not only do I find him extremely funny and nerdy, but most of his compositions are very dynamic and interesting! Take a look!  Dan Hipp

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Art Nouveau

I just went on a binge this evening, if you guys are at all interested in this beautiful art style...check these guys and references out! <--- a /pretty/ good blog, doesn't always have good photos but had enough for me to bookmark them <--- awesome painter. <-- not exactly art nouveau but she's pretty close. You could also check out who is kind of in the same flowy/asian style Very simple reference I like to use.
Here also <-- My favorite Art Nouveau artist!! <-- My second favorite Gustav Klimt <--- My third favorite Felix Mas <--- My fourth Aubrey Beardsley

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Alright! Now that I'm finally in, here are some of my favorite links! To get to the information before I can, follow and you'll see so many good Illustrators your head just might explode! <-- She doesn't update often, but it's gorgeous. Claire Keane <--Glen Keane's blog!  <---Not sure how he gets all these images, but they're AMAZING. Prepare to be lost for a good few hours. Here is his sister site ----> <----You'll certainly be amazed, I'm happy to have stumbled upon this.   <---Another Tumblr that you'll just get lost in. Once you start you just can't stop. Arthur Rackham illustrations. Pretty amazing. I cannot wait for this film to be released in Canada so I can buy the DVD!  Here is the trailer for Un Monstre in Paris

If you don't know this guy, you're missing out. Idrawgirls is one amazing guy. He has a youtube channel too.

WHAT TIME IS IT?! ADVENTURE TIME! Fred's blog   <----I haven't gone though this one very much, but it does have some good information on it.   <---SUPER CUTE. Very Japanese inspired with lighthearted color schemes.

I have lots more, but I'll post it at another time! Enjoy!

Greenlight Summit

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Blog - William Wardrop, sculptor of Victorian Era/Steampunk Vehicle Models

Hey everyone, I found this blog by accident. There is a sculptor named William Wardrop, who specializes in Victorian Era/Steampunk/WW1 vehicles. He has some awesome, awesome stuff. I'd recommend you check it out. Here is a sample picture and the link to his blog, hope this helps.

Victorian Reference - Batman:Gotham by Gaslight Video Game

     Hey everybody, I hope everyone is having a good weekend. I'm sure everyone has already seen this, but I think that this could be good inspiration. Apparently, there was a Victorian/Steampunk Batman video game in the works called Batman: Gotham by Gaslight. This video came out to show off what the artists were able to complete before the game was cancelled. I think this could be very helpful for anyone who is doing a Victorian project. The backgrounds have be rendered just enough to show us what the key elements of a Victorian setting are (mist, fruit stands, brick buildings, creepy branches, etc.). The video also contains some cool angles that can help give you guys some ideas for layouts. There are also a couple of characters, so you can see some Victorian clothing (including Victorian Batman). The game is also based on a graphic novel of the same name, so that could be helpful, too. You can see some of the artwork on Google/Yahoo images.

Here are some screenshots from the game (nothing special, sadly), and here is the concept artist's website (she had to take her Batman work down, sadly). However, I would recommend checking out Julie Farrell's site, she's awesome.

See you guys on Monday!