Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Awesome Artists: David Jablow's AWESOME "Do It Yourself Doodler" Project!

David Jablow
images copyright David Jablow

David Jablow!  Using a vintage "do it yourself doodler " pad, with just an outline to start from, artist David Jablow has created some of the COOLEST comic illustrations around!  Be sure to check them ALL out!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Interviews: 10 Questions with the AWESOME Stephen Silver!

Stephen Silver
images and podcast copyright Stephen Silver

1.... what medium and tools do you use to create art?

col-erase and paper, mars stedeller graphic 3000 duo for clean up and sketchbook pro with photoshop

2.... can you describe your creative process when making art?

It all starts with the idea, once I have that then i start exploring, researching, costumes, etc.. then it is about putting it all down until I am happy with a direction.

3.... what helps boost your creativity?

life drawing and drawing from observation in my sketchbook, also could be a good tv show.

4.... what helps you maintain focus and motivation when creating?

sometimes it is just a matter of time of day, I need to be relaxed, finish up any busy work i need to get done, life stuff and then i can just focus.

5.... what is the secret to creating a great piece of art?

no secrets, it just happens when it happens I believe, but you must have an idea, vision, good gesture, design, understanding of forms and clear details to top it off.

6.... do you feel its important to follow your passion in your career?

without it, you will give up very easily.

7.... how and when do you get your best ideas?

can happen at any moment for me, i rely on THe SPARK. when it comes it comes.

8.... who are your favorite artists?

I'm old school MAD magazine, also Rockwell, Hirschfeld, Leyendecker.

9.... do you offer workshops for artists?

yes, at my physical school in Los Angeles or online @

10.... if you could give other artists one piece of advice what would it be?

Build up your skill level, never stop learning. learn about the business of art.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Awesome Artists: Mark Ryden and His AWESOME "Incarnation" Process Video!

Mark Ryden
images and video copyright Mark Ryden

 Mark Ryden!  WONDERFUL and STRANGE works of art!  Be sure to check out the COOL art of Mark Ryden and his AWESOME painting process video below of his painting "Incarnation"!

"Incarnation" Process Video

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Great Stuff: Martin L. Greim's AMAZING Comic Artist "Art Jam" Collection!

Martin L. Greim
collection article:
images copyright Martin L. Greim and their respective authors

One of the COOLEST things I've come across on the internet in the past year is the discovery of  publisher and comic creator Martin L. Greim's AMAZING comic artist "art jam" collection!

From his collection article on the site:
"I have six boards that are 24" tall by 40" wide and on each of these boards are finished figure drawings done by the top professional artists and autographs by top writers up to 1985 or so."

LEGENDARY artists from John Buscema, John Romita, Bernie Wrightson, Hal Foster, and MORE!  Be sure to check them all out!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Podcast: Stephen Silver's GREAT "Motivation and Fear of Failure" ARTcast!

Stephen Silver
images and podcast copyright Stephen Silver

Recently I came across a GREAT motivational podcast by artist Stephen Silver!  Stephen Silver has a COOL podcast called ARTcast.  I've listened to several episodes but the one that really stands out is his podcast on "Motivation and Fear of Failure" (right click "save as")!  If you have any struggles with motivation and fear of failure as an artist this really helpful to hear!  Be sure to check it out and be sure to check out his site for more GREAT podcasts and art!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Awesome Artists: Eric Guzman!

Eric Guzman
images copyright Eric Guzman

Eric Guzman!  AWESOME comic and cartoon character designs!  Be sure to check out the GREAT art of Eric Guzman!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Video: Stanley "Artgerm" Lau's AWESOME "Adventure Time" Fanart with AWESOME Tutorial Videos!

Stanley "Artgerm" Lau
images and video copyright Stanley "Artgerm" Lau

What could be better than GREAT "Adventure Time" fan art?!  GREAT "Adventure Time" fan art by the LEGENDARY  Stanley "Artgerm" Lau....with tutorial videos!!  Be sure to check out all the GREATNESS and Stanley "Artgerm" Lau's LiveStream Channel for more AWESOME videos!

Marceline - Inking
Marceline - Coloring

 Princess Bubblegum
Princess Bubblegum - Coloring