Sunday, September 30, 2007


It's October already and I feel like I only started the year a few weeks back. I'm just passing through to say if you haven't looked at recently go check it out. Still one of my favourite resources for inspiration in motion graphics and animation.

(Note that although the post is DATED the 30th of September it is in fact October the 1st. Australia is from the future!)

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Cute vandalism!

I found this little guy on the side of a house while walking to the gym this evening. I love it when graffiti is simple, stylish and cute. :)
It's so great to see artwork in public spaces that delight rather than make you cringe. I'm not sure the owner of the house would be happy about it, but at least it wasn't some kind of lame-ass tag.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Unsung heroes of art - Rebecca Kimmel

Although some may call it nepotism, I have to point out the amazing and tireless efforts of one Rebecca Kimmel. Not only was she a catalyst in my own art development, she has relentlessly pursued the improvement of drawing in hundreds, if not thousands of people. This has been achieved in no small part by her massive contribution to the CG Society forums, online workshops and the start of her own figurative art site.

Unsurprisingly, Rebecca now also teaches live classes in Los Angeles. I don't know where she gets all the energy!

If you've ever wanted to learn figurative drawing or need a touch up in areas you feel you are lacking, she's your gal, whether online or in person.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Typography: A world of it's own

I recently got drawn into the wonderful and strange world of typography, of which I am completely inexperienced and in awe of. As such, from time to time i'll try and post some of my study in the area. For example, which looks better?
Or this?:

The difference is subtle, but the first image is a sign I shot on the street this morning, and the second is with the kerning adjusted on the "FE" pair. Now, being no expert on the subject, I may have it horribly wrong, but now that I am noticing type everywhere, this popped up immediately in my "looks a bit wrong" alarm centre.

Feel free to educate me. :)