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16 Sep 14:51

THE MAAKIES THE MAAKIES THE MAAKIES!!!!

by TonyMillion
12 Sep 07:45

John Lennon’s Ice Bucket Challenge

by Dan Colman

Ice bucket challenge, 1965

The ice bucket challenge is pretty played out. So why post this photo? Quite simply because I can find scant little information about this curious Beatles pic. One Beatles blog dates the picture back to 1965. After that, bupkis. No information. So, for once, I’m throwing up my hands and asking for a little help from our friends. Somewhere out there, an ardent Beatles fan knows the story, and we’re hoping that you can give us the lowdown, either by email, or in the comments section below. We thank you in advance…

Update: We got an email from a former radio exec who offers more details. Jon tells us:  “These shots were done in the Bahamas back in 1965 while the Beatles traveled the world to film their second movie Help! This sequence most likely came as a result of set close up shots that director Richard Lester needed of each Beatle during a pool sequence since John is wearing that same shirt during several of those water sequences shot in the Bahamas. Ringo has always said it was cold during the shoot as they filmed it during a cooler time (Jan.?) that year. That would explain John’s look after being doused.” And there you have it!

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04 Sep 21:32

18 Animated Gifs Directed by Michael Bay

by twistedsifter
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This. Is. BAYHEM!

When Michael Bay directs animated gifs, explosions happen. Lots of them. A recent reddit post by jerip123 entitled, Unecessary Explosions unearthed a subreddit called /r/michaelbaygifs, described as ‘gifs, Michael Bay style’.

I’ve also embedded an excellent video by Tony Zhou that explores ‘Bayhem‘ — his style of camera movement, composition and editing that creates something overblown, dynamic and distinct. It’s worth a watch if you’re into film.

 

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Created by johnnyFyeah

 

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Created by sevenson

 

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Created by Spore2012

 

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Created by PhoneDojo

 

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Created by fargofx

 

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*Bonus*
What is Bayhem?

 

 

 

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04 Sep 18:14

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03 Sep 17:00

Shady B*tch

by noreply@blogger.com (Brecht Vandenbroucke)
Episode 5.
Acrylic on paper, A3.
02 Sep 23:58

red-lipstick: Alice Duke (UK) - Making Ghosts, 2009    ...



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Alice Duke (UK) - Making Ghosts, 2009     Drawings: Pencils, +PS

02 Sep 03:16

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01 Sep 17:07

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self portraits 

more by T S Abe

31 Aug 23:14

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Illustrations by Facey Artist

Thank you for submitting and for give me the liberty to make this photoset!

31 Aug 19:28

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31 Aug 15:43

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31 Aug 14:26

Danny O’Connor

30 Aug 17:38

Faces of life by El Mac













Faces of life by El Mac

29 Aug 01:38

The Wizard of Oz by Lorena Alvarez Gómez (Part I)













The Wizard of Oz by Lorena Alvarez Gómez (Part I)

28 Aug 22:56

Paintings by David Cheifetz





Paintings by David Cheifetz

27 Aug 19:00

159. ROBIN WILLIAMS: A spark of madness

by Gav

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I didn’t really appreciate what a huge impact Robin Williams had on my youth until he was gone. Growing up in the early 90s meant I was caught in the middle of Williams’ family-friendly hit streak. Hook, Jumanji, Aladdin and Mrs. Doubtfire were huge movies for me. I watched them all many times over, especially Aladdin. Like thousands of other fans, it’s been a joy to relive the memories of my youth by watching all of my favourite Williams movies over the past two weeks.

There are so many great obituaries and tributes online at the moment, but in my opinion, if you want to get a real glimpse of what Williams was like, I recommend you listen to his WTF Podcast interview with Marc Maron from 2010. It’s an extremely honest and interesting conversation, and you can tell Williams is just being himself (very quiet and soft-spoken) and isn’t trying to be ‘on’.

I had no idea how to approach doing a comic about Williams until I read that he was a huge video game fan. In fact, he was so obsessed with the original Nintendo system and games that he named his daughter Zelda. Here’s a TV ad Williams and his daughter appeared in to promote Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo DS. Over 100,000 people have signed a petition asking Nintendo to name a character in the upcoming Zelda game after Williams. Here’s hoping they will. And in case they don’t, I’ve decided to pay my own 8-bit tribute to the great man.

RELATED COMICS: Roger Ebert On Kindness. Amy Poehler Great People Do Things Before They’re Ready. Bill Hicks It’s Just a Ride.

- Although this version of the quote is the most popular, I found a clip of Williams saying it with a slightly different wording.
- Thanks to everyone who sent in requests asking for a RW comic.
- This will be the first and last time I use a pixel art style for a comic. I take my hat off to those artists who illustrate in this style. It’s freakin’ hard!

20 Aug 08:24

Sad but True.

by TonyMillion
17 Aug 21:01

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by Dan Colman

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15 Aug 14:34

Lauren Bacall

by noreply@blogger.com (Gilles Vranckx)
Lauren Bacall
Beauty never dies...
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15 Aug 11:10

Robin Williams

by noreply@blogger.com (Gilles Vranckx)
Robin Williams
Rip crazy bastard
16 Aug 17:18

Giles Vranckx

by moon83
15 Aug 19:19

Illustrations by Chris Appelhans









Illustrations by Chris Appelhans

14 Aug 16:17

BUILDING A BETTER WORLD

by noreply@blogger.com (Brecht Vandenbroucke)
Shady B*tch, episode 3
Acrylic on paper, A3.
13 Aug 05:17

Frank's Baloo & Mowgli

by noreply@blogger.com (Andreas Deja)

For the film The Jungle Book Ollie Johnston animated the introduction of Baloo and his first encounter with Mowgli, the man cub. Frank Thomas took both characters over, starting with the scene above.
Mowgli has just ran away from Bagheera, and all he wants right now is to be left alone.
But Baloo is too interested in getting to know this unusual jungle creature. He wants to have some fun and challenges Mowgli to a boxing match. After a while he let’s the kid hit him in the jaw and pretends to be on the loosing end of this game. 
This sequence is beautifully written and brilliantly animated by Frank. Since there is a lot of motion involved (broad as well as subtle) with both characters as they circle each other in this mock fight, Frank ended up doing ALL of the rough drawings himself. There are no in-betweens. 
This is actually not that unusual, since Frank usually contributed most or all of the drawings for any of his scenes. Other animators would often use a moving hold for calm moments, which involved only two key drawings with lots of in-betweens provided by the assistant. But Frank seems to always have something going on, even in the most subtle acting patterns. Something is always moving, things don’t come to a stop. 
As a result of producing so many drawings for a given scene, Frank could not focus on gorgeously designed poses or expressions. So his drawings by themselves might not look too intimidating to an animation student or professional, but watching them in motion is a whole other potato. The characters come to life in such a believable way, they breath, they move with weight, and they have real thoughts.
In other words, they have a soul.

Here are a few moments from Frank’s scenes, in which Baloo tries to cheer up Mowgli and win his affection. 









To watch some of these scenes in motion, go here:
http://andreasdeja.blogspot.com/2013/04/jungle-book-pencil-animation.html
13 Aug 06:52

(HAPPY BIRTHDAY) KATZENTANZ!!!

by Álex Pérez

I was not sure of the pic I was going to post this morning, until Mr.Facebook told me it is my loooooooooved Fraulein Katzentanz’s birthday today!!! So, in less than 7 days, welcome to a new chapter of BIRTHLYWOOD.

If you usually read my blog, it’s well know by all of you the devotion I feel for this lady… and I have very very very cool pics of her waiting to be published. If you haven’t seen them yet, it is only because I am being paaaatient, waaaaaaaaiting for the cat lady to do it, because what we did is simply EPIC. In my humble opinion, of course.

Like this one… taken in Essen, in the woods, early morning, cold and rainy day… I have already told this story, so let’s go straight to the point: Joyeux anniversaire mon amour!!!

Have a very nice day and stay pure and gorgeous… and of course, I hooooooooooope nobody forgets to give you lots of (kitty) presents.

See you soon super Katzentanz, miiiiiiiiiiiss you!!!

FRAULEIN KATZENTANZ – Pic By Álex Pérez (2014)

No estaba seguro de que foto iba a publicar esta mañana, hasta que el Señor Facebook me avisó de que hoy es el cumpleaños de mi amaaaaaaaaaaaaada Fraulein Katzentanz!!! Así que, en menos de 7 días, bienvenidos a otro capítulo de BIRTHLYWOOD.

Si soléis leer mi blog, conoceréis muy bien la devoción que siento por esta dama… y tengo fotos muy muy muy guays esperando a ver la luz. Si no las habéis visto aun es porque estoy teniendo pacieeeeeeeeeeeeeencia y esperaaaaaaaando a que ellas las muestre, porque lo que hicimos es sencillamente ÉPICO. En mi humilde opinión, naturalmente.

Como ésta… tomada en Essen, en el bosque, tempranito por la mañana, día frío y lluvioso… ya he contado esta historia anteriormente, así que vayamos directos al grano: Joyeux anniversaire mon amour!!!

Disfruta de un día genial y sigue así de pura y tremenda… y naturalmente, espero que nadie se olvide de darte montones de regalos (gatunos).

Nos vemos pronto súper Katzentanz, te echo de menos!!!


12 Aug 15:41

Shady B*tch

by noreply@blogger.com (Brecht Vandenbroucke)
Episode 2.
Acrylic on paper, A3
11 Aug 09:57

Breathtaking Timelapse of Earth Made from Publicly Available ISS Photos

by twistedsifter
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Using publicly available photographs taken by astronauts onboard the International Space Station, Bruce W. Berry edited this incredible timelapse sequence. All footage was color graded, denoised, deflickered, slowed down and stabilized and then complied and converted to 1080 HD at 24 frames/sec by Berry.

Music: “Manhatta” composed & performed by The Cinematic Orchestra

Images courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth

Locations of footage in the order of appearance:

1. A Jump over the Terminator
2. Sarychev Volcano
3. From Turkey to Iran*
4. Hurricane Irene Hits the US
5. Indian Ocean to Pacific Ocean Through the Cupola*
6. Central Great Plains at Night*
7. Aurora Borealis over the North Atlantic Ocean*
8. Aurora Borealis from Central U.S.*
9. Up the East Coast of North America*
10. Myanmar to Malaysia*
11. Western Europe to Central India
12. Middle East to the South Pacific Ocean
13. Aurora Borealis over Europe*
14. City Lights over Middle East*
15. European City Lights*
16. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night
17. Moonglow over Canada and Northern U.S.*
18. Stars from the Pacific Ocean (1)
19. Stars from the Pacific Ocean (2)
20. Stars from the Pacific Ocean (3)
21. Stars and the Milky Way over the Atlantic*
22. The Milky Way and Storms over Africa (1)
23. The Milky Way and Storms over Africa (2)

 

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07 Aug 17:51

Phase

by Christine

Another piece to be completed for Parlor Gallery in September.

Phase

06 Aug 22:04

Opening Night: “Perverse Foil” by Karen Hsiao and Dan Quintana at Marcas Contemporary Art

by Caro
When we visited Karen Hsiao and Dan Quintana in their Los Angeles studio last month, they were hard at work on their collaborative show, “Perverse Foil”. It is a project that have been brainstorming about since 2009. On Saturday, they finally celebrated the opening at Marcas Contemporary Art in Santa Ana. At the event, attendees were treated to a live reenactment of their collaboration through a photoshoot by Hsiao in front of a backdrop by Quintana. She compliments Quintana’s surreal world with new black and white photographs and notably, her first figurative oil paintings and graphite.
06 Aug 21:32

Charles Burns