At the Vatican, as part of the plunder of foreign civilizations in the name of Christianity, this Ethiopian lion statue made it’s way to Rome and now rests in a sunny courtyard. Cats. Cats are everywhere. He is a beauty. His nose was very shiny.
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Yes. A damned street lamp. Just an ordinary street lamp. A streetlamp created with a sense of taste and style, and chosen and placed with a sense of history and context. Just a damned streetlamp. In Venice. Try putting up a colourful sculptural metal tree in our town.
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I have enough sense to know a campanile tower when I see one, but still enough naive ignorance to not know specicifically what this is. I think this is one of the islands of the dead. I should be so embarrassed if I’m wrong, delighted if I’m right and willing to accept any knowledgable correction.
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I scrolled through some photos from the summer trip to Italy and spent some time fooling around in Popsicolor. As I periodically check the camera roll on the iPad some of the treatments stand out. Thought I’d share them.
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Our older tuxedo. He goes outside, even in this weather. He is about 16 or 17 years old now. He is sleeping in this one. Really.
Nice composite image built from sketches in Paper, filtered in Popsicolor. Composited, layered and painted some more in Procreate.
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on the main Kersplebedeb website: http://kersplebedeb.com/posts/jfk-class-enemy/
A tiny delightful book of cat art
It’s available at this dropbox link: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23273/more%2022%20cats.pdf
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Apparently, Canada is getting back the so-called “Arthur Lismer Collection”, comprising hundreds of personal items accumulated during the life of this obscure Group of 7 artist. So obscure in fact that I haven’t even heard of him, and as you might know, I study these guys.
So lets analyze one of his pics, shall we?
Yeah…*SIGH*…with the Group of 7 its always rocks and trees time. Tree (center left)? Check! Rocks (beneath tree)? Check! There’s water, which in this case is green, and I imagine counts as a minor formal innovation in the 7′s oeuvre, because mostly (Read more…)
I seem to be on a bit of a theme with this dark sky stuff right now. Interesting.
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Sketchology, Popsicolor, Procreate.
Sketchology is a newish drawing program which uses vectors, so the drawing is infinitely scalable. Needs a few tools just yet, I’d like the marker to work in multiply mode, or have a layer or two to put it behind the lines. Textured vector lines are cool, something that Adobe Ideas should have. For instance the line drawing could have been done even in Sketchtime, with quick marker tones in Sketchtime, set to multiply, or on a layer behind. Sketchology has a watercolour brush and a calligraphy pen, thin and fat like the one in Paper.
In (Read more…)
Yeah, while Justin Bieber probably thinks he’s adding value to whatever he sh*ts on, spandex-pant overlord Chip Wilson is taking liberty to “beautify” public spaces (namely the ones outside his gabillion dollar mansion) in Vancouver. … When Chip Wilson isn’t telling women that they are too fat to wear his clothing, he is single -handedly deciding that the public seawall, outside his home, needs to have a mural on it. … they will probably HELP him get a permit, rather than criminalizing him- as other graffiti artists would be if they just decided to exercise their artistry on public property.
Waiting impatiently all morning and now part of the afternoon, for the paper copies of the new cat book to arrive. Well, here it is. 20 altogether. Only 20 in the whole world.
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20 monsters ebook
Now with the release of Mavericks, and iBooks installed on every such Mac, the ebooks I’ve put up at iTunes are also available on your Mac. 20 Monsters is free.
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Canadian artist Gary Taxali has teamed up with fashion retailer Harry Rosen to create pocket squares focused on Canadian. This is good because it seems so rare that Canadians celebrate their own talent in such a way.
Celebrating the culturally-rich heritage of Canada and featured cities – Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver, each of Taxali’s unique designs plays off of the character, culture and landmarks of each city. The result is a colourful and comical, yet highly wearable, collector’s item.
“I was inspired by how diverse our Canadian cities are, and I tried to capture the different moods and stories (Read more…)
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We all know the iconic cartoon the title of this post refers to. Boing Boing has republished a story about it, originally run in The Magazine, an ad-free, reader-supported magazine that looks really interesting.
It’s a wonderful little piece: the story behind the story, a glimpse into the life of people who try to earn a living from their own considerable talents, and a look back at the early days of the internet, and how things have changed, before tinfoil-hat predictions were proven to be not paranoia, but prescience.
Go here to read the story (really, it’s fun), and (Read more…)
As a man with no tattoos, Noel Franus is an unlikely candidate as the founder of P.INK: an organization that connects breast cancer survivors with tattoo ideas and artists.
But as anyone with a family member who is also a breast cancer survivor can attest, the urge to do something to help can be strong. For Franus, the urge struck when his sister-in-law Molly was diagnosed with breast cancer and was surprised to learn that after her mastectomy she’d be short two nipples.
“There were no resources for women with breast cancer, doing reconstruction, wanting to do something (Read more…)
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Attention human inhabitants. I am shutting down. You have 48 hours to evacuate. Thank you.
Prompted by this http://digitalnomad.nationalgeographic.com/2013/10/11/regarding-the-government-shutdown-of-our-national-parks/ article in National Geographic.
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