Modern Disney Characters by José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros

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As Joss Wheadon says, there are few things that shape our minds as children more than Disney. The studio has been around for just over 90 years, now, and it has brought us some of the most iconic characters to ever be seen on screen. Admittedly, many of these were already around for centuries, being in fact fairytale characters, such as Snow White or the Little Mermaid.

Artist of the Week: 3D Paper Art by Lydia Kasumi Shirreff

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Paper art, or paper sculpture as it is also known, is probably the cheapest and most accessible form of sculpture invented. That is not not say, of course, that the results reflect this cheapness. Paper art deserves to be called art, not only because it is a way for the artist to express him or herself, but because the results are often absolutely stunning.

Foodscapes a.k.a Landscapes Made from Food by Carl Warner

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Whether you agree or not with what mister Andy Rooney said, you have to admit that carefully arranged food looks really cool. A nice presentation builds appetite, and you feel as if the cook put it that little extra effort to make your meal a truly pleasant experience, and that you are getting your money’s worth. But intricately designed food is not limited to the plate. Carl Warner found a totally new way to approach the art of food presentation.

Illustrator and Photoshop Tutorials Roundup – March 2014

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About 200 years ago (give or take) it was a real risky choice, making your living out of producing images. Painters were, mostly, starving bohemians that sold their works for a meal or something to drink, and the few that did have success where mostly born into it. Now, in an age where basically everyone has access to information, everybody wants art.

Artist of the Week: Unconventional Graffiti Artist Above

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Love it or hate it, graffiti has revolutionized the way we think of art. It is anarchic, untamed, ephemeral at times, and difficult. Like the impressionists before them, graffiti artists take art to the streets, only in a much more literal way. Their works show up over night, and many times disappear even quicker, erased by the authorities, in what some might call a misguided attempt at keeping the community clean.

Beautiful Illustrations by Artist and Animator Eliane Horie

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While writing last week’s post about spring vector illustrations, I realized that I haven’t talked to you about talented digital artists in a long time. So I looked up Eliane Horie, also known as Libz – a freelance illustrator, concept and visual development artist and animator that I bookmarked a while ago. She is 23, currently living in Brasil, does illustration, animation, VFX and editing and is very passionate about her work.

Artist of the Week: Talented Illustrator Giulio Iurissevich

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Giulio is a self-taught illustrator and graphic designer originally from Pordenone, Italy. Giulio likes to combine old inks and digital media with Photoshop and Illustrator. Iurissevich has worked for a wide range of clients across the years (from Pepsi, Gap and Warner Bros to Elle and Computer Arts, among others), mostly in the fashion and beauty fields, but he also created artworks for the music industry and the world of sport and street clothing. As for exhibitions, his works have been showcased all over the world.

Artist of the Week – Graphic Designer Chad Gersky

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Chad Gersky, also known as Chadski51 on deviantArt is a young and aspiring graphic designer, making it’s way into the fascinating world of creative professionals. Chad is from Chicago, IL, he graduated from Lewis University and got his B.A. with honors in Graphic Design, while also achieving over 5 years in the field. Gersky is passionate about sports and designing and he finds a way to blend the two that caught our attention. We appreciate his motivation and the eagerness to learn more and we are looking forward to seeing more of his works online.

Interview with Digital Artist Thomas Tibitanzl a.k.a. deZane

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Thomas Tibitanzl, or deZane, his artist name, is a self-taught Digital Artist and Designer who currently lives in Munich. Thomas grew up in the golden city of Prague and at an early age he established with his family in Germany.

His work covers both graphic, web and print design. Thomas expresses his art through thought-provoking and narrative artworks. His creations are based on original concepts, complete stories with deep messages, trying to encourage the viewer to think for himself. deZane’s artworks have been described as “fluid renderings of alternate universes, dreamlike sequences of juxtaposed landscapes.”

Artist of the Week – Character Illustrator Andreas Preis

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Andreas Preis is a wonderful designer and illustrator from Berlin, Germany. I absolutely fell in love with his drawings and his illustrations as they are so full of detail and life. I enjoyed the expression on each character, the mix of colors and the concepts of each of his works. He has worked for important clients and agencies such as ESPN Classic, CK One, NIKE, Ogilvy, Tetrapack, TNT and so the list could go on. Check out his artworks!