Thursday, 21 October 2010

Rhinoceros 1515, Kazuhiko Nakamura (3D)

Saw this on CG Talk this morning, really love the mixture of steampunk styling with museum exhibit composition and something of an ancient natural history illustration look to it.

Click here or the image for the large version.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Tom Richmond Illustration (MAD Magazine)

I've long been a fan of the artwork of MAD Magazine. I'm just becoming familiar with the artists behind this though, through a couple of recent articles. Tom Richmond's artwork embodies many of the distinguishing qualities; rich characterisation, vibrant compositions with life that leaps off the page, and attention to tiny details that reward keen reader with some comical touches.

Click here or on the image to link to his site


I found this paint Demo of Tom's on YouTube, interesting watching his technique in time lapse.

Related key MAD artists:

Mort Drucker
Sebastian Kr├╝ger

Friday, 8 October 2010

A-Ha Take on Me video is 25 years old. (Animator interview on BBC News)

I still remember the first time I saw this video, it had me glued to the TV in wonder as a ten-year-old kid! I ageree with the opinion that both the song and video have stood the test of time very well, and there are some interesting insights in this short news item.

"The band and actors were shot on film before the tapes were handed to Mike Patterson who, over 16 weeks, sketched some 3,000 drawings over individual frames."

- Full Story on BBC here.