Category Archives: Art
So I know you’ve seen a lot of cosplay videos from conventions as well as smart ass geek-youtubers interviewing/hurling insults at cosplayers and groping women, for the sake of their ignorant fans…well this is not what this is. This is an outstanding tribute to those who dream of other worlds and once, twice or three times a year, they become the physical manifestation of that idea. I know because I used to cosplay…quite frankly I don’t know why I quite, but watching this video makes me want to do it again.
I won’t say to much more cause you really need to see this…and for those who mock their friends and family for doing what they love….schools in bitches and the cosplay is here to stay!!
- Epic DragonCon cosplay… and cosplay with cars (geeknative.com)
- Dragon Con’s 2013 amazing cosplay in motion (destructoid.com)
- Almost 200 Images from the Dragon Con 2013 Parade (collider.com)
- Summer of Cons (notthesingularity.com)
- JLA vs Avengers at DragonCon (crazy4comiccon.wordpress.com)
Conceptual artist Thom Tenery is no noobie to the concept art game, he’s worked with such entertainment giants as Disney, Blizzard Entertainment and the Syfy Channel. His most notable work was the sky tower home and drones in the Kosinski/Cruise film OBLIVION (available on Blu-Ray now).
Checking out his resume, I also see that he’s worked on some exciting projects that I remember hearing about awhile back, but have either been scraped or placed on hold….The Yellow Submarine directed by Robert Zemeckis and Barbarella directed by Robert Rodriguez. Because I’ve been following the progress on these films…somewhat, it kind of breaks my heart to know we may never get to see these designs, simply because the property now belongs to Disney (The Yellow Submarine) and Universal (Barbarella).
If Thom’s art work on those films is anything like what I’m posting, I may have to put a team together to infiltrate both those studios and lift them…for the fans.
- Andree Wallin’s Amazing Oblivion Concept Art (tor.com)
- An SUV Decked Out to Look Like The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine (laughingsquid.com)
- Robert Zemeckis in Talks for Charlie Kaufman-scripted ‘Chaos’ (variety.com)
- Robert Zemeckis’ next to be adaptation of CHAOS WALKING, scripted by Charlie friggin’ Kaufman!! (aintitcool.com)
- GIF Bag: Go Inside Thom Browne’s Insane Asylum (nymag.com)
- Popular Movies Produced, Directed, and Written by Robert Zemeckis (movies.answers.com)
Funny, the things you come up with when your talented and you’re a fanboy. Artist Nate Hallinan has been working hard on this series of images, featuring the X Men set in the middle ages. Of course some of these images he took liberties with to accommodate the backdrop, but quite frankly it’s the most tasteful set of alternate universe illustrations I’ve ever seen. Very well done and now I want to see this movie!
The commemorate the release of Neill Blompkamp’s ELYSIUM starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley, some amazing illustrators have created their own poster art for the film. Some of which have a bit of that retro vibe and some mondo, but all very very good. I hope you guys run right out and catch this amazing movie! I’m hearing good things.
All artworks come compliments of The Short List
- Cool Mondo Poster Art for ELYSIUM (geektyrant.com)
- Mondo Announces Beautiful Martin Ansin ELYSIUM Poster (badassdigest.com)
- New ‘Elysium’ Poster and Featurettes Detail Neill Blomkamp’s New Vision (slashfilm.com)
- John Ary’s Video Review Of ELYSIUM!! (aintitcool.com)
Kim Keevers has taken old school Hollywood effects into a modern art direction. Some of you might remember watching one of those “Making of…” documentaries about Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters or Ron Howard‘s Cocoon and seeing the VFX artists using this exact same technique to create strange clouds that usually introduced the mother ships in those films.
The technique involves dropping liquid, usually milk or something heavier, into a tank filled with water and then filming it at a very high rate to slow the image down. Slow equals huge and epic. But Kim not only uses this technique, but he creates the diorama style landscapes that sit beneath these strange clouds and eerie mists. It’s a trip looking at his stills…their so visceral.
A lot of his works look like physical representations of early American artist such as Jasper Francis Cropsey and Thomas Cole. His sculptures harness the vastness of the American landscape in the 1800′s, but then drops in the odd hues like bright pinks and blues, twisting the pallet and putting an almost psychedelic spin on all the majesty.
Could he be making a statement about the times we live in? You would like that wouldn’t you? The man can’t just be creating what makes him happy…RIGHT?!! You communist!!
All of Kim Keever’s work can be found on his website
Like something out of Beast of the Southern Wild, Caledonia Dance Curry a.k.a SWOON, took bits and pieces of stuff found along American rivers and attached them to her Terry Gilliam style flotillas. What you have left are river-worthy empires that would make Fred Sanford shed a tear.
You hear that Elizabeth? This is the big one…I’m coming home baby!
Street artist Swoon’s ramshackle art boats are floating art pieces made from recycled objects found before and along the boat’s journeys down various United States rivers. See more of the curious, working “sculptures” below:
Dusty Keztchemal is a pathetic coward. He failed the entire planet, and now, the only way he can make a living is by getting punched in the face for money. But when a beautiful stranger wanders into his saloon looking for help, Dusty thinks he can conjure up the man he once was-the greatest monster trainer in the world!
Not everyone needs to know why things happen…the root of chaos is sometimes the last thing we need to read. We are always more than happy to gorge ourselves on the innocence caught up in the carnage. Case and point, when we catch up with Dusty, he’s already down and out seated at the bar he sits at everyday, waiting for someone to pay the bartender for the opportunity to punch him in the face. It’s his penance, but he’s cashing in on it. But what does it take to get back on your feet knowing your very existence caused the destruction of the world as we know it. It takes a woman who rushes into the bar fleeing her husband whose hit her one too many times.
The story takes on a more adult version of Pokemon from here on out. Example, we learn about Dusty’s ability to control these monsters that he summons from a tiny box…sound familiar. He’s called upon by this damsel in distress to fight her abusive husband who is also a monster trainer…I think you know where this is headed. We find out quickly how ill equipped Dusty’s critters really are when they are massacred by the woman’s husband’s legion of uglies. The story goes from that defeat to a flashback twenty years before all this, when Dusty was at the top of his game.
It just get’s worse and worse when he’s called upon again to defend the world against a marauding horde. This should’ve been his chance to redeem himself, but he bails and get’s his best Pokemon…I mean monster, killed in the process. At this point in the story, I wasn’t sure redemption was going to come for Dusty, but it does. It’s not in the shape of a flaming sword, but a sort of inner peace that requires no words. Knowing what’s important seems to light a fire within Dusty, but ultimately we never really figure out what inspires him to pick himself up by the boot straps, it’s just assumed.
GAMMA works well as a strange glimpse into the minds of the writers and artists. It’s Ghost World meets Pokemon. For what it’s worth, the book is hipster and will definitely sell copies at Urban Outfitter, but will the mainstream comic buff dig it? I don’t know.
All in all, the plot of GAMMA was sustainable, but I think I enjoyed Ulises Farinas wonderful art much better.
This week on MITNGTV we’ve got some new clever graphics for ya, showcasing two new spots on our program…The Kickstarters (where we focus on a Kickstarter we are excited about) and Underground Mondays (where we showcase some up and comers to the music scene). Course we will be highlighting all the stuff we’ve been talking about all week Mezo and Dj Micro Connected Remix, IDW’s Locke and Key coming to the big screen, Tom Morello’s work on the Pacific Rim soundtrack, the art of Nicola Verlato and much much more. Be sure to watch and subscribe to our channel or face the wrath!!
If your not familiar with Juxtapose magazine, your missing out on some of the most ground breaking modern art of our century. This recent set of photos comes compliments of them and features a collection of works by sculpture TAKANORI AIBA . Clearly driven by fantasy and Japanese culture, he’s taken the time honored practice of Bonsai and turned them into whimsical worlds, worlds that I don’t mind admitting, I’d love to spend the rest of my days at…with my wife and dog.
Taken from Takanori’s Website
If you explore any small part of Aiba’s works, you find amazing stories and some unique characters.Those works are not just imaginary compositions; it is indeed possible to construct the amusement parks.Murakami, who makes Aiba’s models, is also a civil engineer. He is a realist sharing dreams with Aiba.The early bonsai-type models look like bonsai art. Bonsai reflect the Japanese traditional aesthetic sense ofexpressing the magnificence of nature in a small potted plant.However, the density of decoration and the rich stories of Aiba’s works contain extraordinary times and spaces which differ from the bonsai world determined by plants physiology.