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the artwork of anka zhuravleva

Anka was born on December 4, 1980. She spent her childhood with books on art and her mothers’ drawing tools, covering acres of paper with her drawings…  <read about her and see her photos at her website here>

She’s from Russia, and to me the stories she’s telling with her photos feel eastern european…  She’s got a great feel for tone, and saying something with that moment she grabs.  Suppose if you’re making one of Dostoyevski’s novels into a film you’d go to her for some inspiration.  Her site is acting a little sluggish at the moment, but I highly suggest having some patience and checking out her photos!

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Anne

Looks like this is an image submitted by <Bellman Design> on <creattica>

They’re Australian, searched out their website <here>…  Cool, some great work there.  I really love this painting!

 

artist to check out

The online portfolio of Chris Newman…  <see his full portfolio and find out more about him here>

Great style, and a thoroughly original take on human-droid design… love it.

 

ultra-realistic futurama replicas creep us the hell out

Sometimes we forget that the awesome animated series Futurama is a collection of lobster aliens and cyclops women… <see images and read full story here> @ <http://io9.com/>

Go check these out, there’s some really good sculpting/character work there.  Well done!

too cute: tiny robot busts out the dance moves


Japan has robots in just about every flavor you can imagine. There are ‘bots to care for the elderly and ‘bots to cook you ramen. There are even robots to belt out the latest pop tunes<read full story here> @ <http://www.cnngo.com/>

Makes me think of that great dance scene in Geisha…

wouldn’t it be great to have a full-size more human robo-geisha doing a full dance?  Cool stuff!

concept art shows the disturbing evolution of batman: arkham city’s harley quinn

We love pin-up art as much as anyone, but there’s something weird about this newly released concept art showing the evolution of Harley Quinn in Batman: Arkham City. Maybe it’s just that it shows how formulaic these sorts of female characters have gotten… <read the full post here> @ <http://io9.com/>

Cool little look into some character design.  Gotta say that it’s one of the hardest skills, and most underestimated processes in film-making.  We’ve done it a bunch, and you learn to be prepared for the effort.  All that being said, it’s one of the most fun, most creative, and rewarding jobs when you get it right.  The thought process needs to be so critical visually, that in my opinion it’s right up there with developing a character as you write the script.  In a perfect world the artistic development can work hand in hand with the written development.  That’s the way we like to work when we do our characters.

Just take a look at all the reply-posts on this blog-page and see how character design raises the heat in people!