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cartoon life: Final thoughts

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Things Are Good: A Futuristic Conclusion to HIGHRISE

HIGHRISE is back with another look into how we humans live in our built environments. We’ve looked at HIGHRISE before (Out My Window and One Millionth Tower) and this last iteration is just as captivating.

We are becoming a vertical—and digital—species. Billions of us live in highrises, and three billion of us are connected to the Internet. Universe Within takes us into the apartments, hearts, minds and computers of vertical citizens around the world to reveal the digital human condition in the 21st century. Trapped in our highrise units, can we find love, hate, peace, God, community—or a (Read more…)

cartoon life: #retromatic Happy Canada Day from milk in bags.

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cartoon life: Painted in #Waterlogue. Photo overlooked from a few days ago. Nice bit of auto painting.

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cartoon life: Made with @EtchingsApp. #etchings Water lily from today. Day 5 for this bloom.

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cartoon life: Made with Paper and Vintage Design Creator. Had a couple of things sitting around awaiting judgement.

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cartoon life: Made with Paper, something else and Vintage Design Creator

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cartoon life: Water lilies in my small garden pond. Made with #waterlogue and #etchingsapp

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wmtc: what i’m reading: fallingwater rising, biography of a building

In the prologue to Fallingwater Rising: Frank Lloyd Wright, E. J. Kaufmann, and America’s Most Extraordinary House, author Franklin Toker writes, “Put this book down now if you can’t live without the old myths about Fallingwater. But take comfort in the fact that a Fallingwater history shorn of miracles can still be thrilling.”

Toker examines those old myths, and one by one, he uses his extensive and impeccable research to dismantle them. The truth, for me, was far more interesting.

I visited Fallingwater in 1999, and although I have a great interest in architecture and am captivated by (Read more…)

cartoon life: Tiger lilies again

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cartoon life: Tiger lilies

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cartoon life: #Draw4Atena

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cartoon life: I have gone retro psychedelic.

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cartoon life: Extreme goofiness. Hammers. Chains. Pain and drama. I’m sure it has meaning.

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PostArctica: Fictional Characters in Public

For me Literature always tells us more about the human condition than does our history books so there is something wonderful and enlightening about bringing the great characters of fiction to life in local ways such as the Bloomsday celebrations in Dublin or the statues of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza in the Plaza de Espana in Madrid. And while there is Bonnheur d’occasion subtly inscribed in a wall in the Place Saint Henri Metro station it would be great to see a sculpture on street level that brings the novel to life, or a Fennario scene in Verdun or (Read more…)

cartoon life: The Sunburn

From a figure drawing session today at The ArtsProject here in London Ont. Some warm up drawings shared at the Tumblr are extended in app with colour after the fact. A previous version of The Sunburn was shared at Google+ and the Tumblr because sharing is so easy.

Drawn and coloured in Procreate. Incidental non-direct lighting, and the flat black wall as a background tends to bleed all the colour out. Well, all the saturated colour anyway. People mostly draw in pencil and chalks. So I altered the background colour.

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BigCityLib Strikes Back: BCLSB EXCLUSIVE: Taped Secret Convo of Evan Solomon With Art Client

The following is a transcript of secretly taped phone conversation between Ex-CBCer Evan Solomon and one of the high-end art collecting guys he was doing deals with.   Gives an exclusive look at the whole “upper-end” art community and the shit they get up to.

ES: This one here is a Jan Weenix, from the Dutch Golden Age.   “Still Life With Dead Parrot”, they call it.  Note the bright colours. Almost to Group of 7 levels, and they claim the  bird stands for Jesus.  Whatcha say? Guy’s contemporary with Rembrandt, but Rembrandt commands major scratch. This I can get (Read more…)

cartoon life: The Snow Dragon v.2

Previously, I posted about a trekking adventure in Nepal, The Snow Dragon, from 2008. Google Photos has discovered this hike up to Annapurna base camp and built a little story from the photos from that day in October 0f 2007.

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cartoon life: Calico on her rocker v.2

   Here we go. Final version. Mugs upcoming. 

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cartoon life: Cat on her rocker

On her rocker

 Maybe needs a bit more fussing. I’m thinking I might try to take out the black cat outline. 

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Dead Wild Roses: If Di$ney Was Doing Game of Thrones

It wouldn’t work though, there is just too much grit in the show and the source material. Although, if animated we would have much more dragon time in the series, and more dragon-time is never a bad thing.

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cartoon life: Captain Cosmo Cat sends a selfie 

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cartoon life: Captain Cosmo Cat

I am reminded again of the rule I have been neglecting. Make a mark.

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Things Are Good: From Mafia Home to Art Gallery

Italy is home to the oldest operating museum, the Uffizi, and the country is (probably) home to the oldest operating mafia. But it may come as a bit of a surprise to find out that an old mafia home is being converted to a new museum.

In an ongoing and complicated effort to stop the influence of the mafia on Italian society a former mafia mansion seized by the police is being converted to an art gallery. This is not the first time that old property belonging to mafia crime lords has been converted to something that benefits all people.

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cartoon life: #Harper full crop for those who want to modify

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