Monday, April 29, 2013

On This Day in Art History: The Walt Disney School of Art Was Created

    An artist and visionary that has rocked every living persons life that has ever seen a Disney movie, what a wonderful world it must have been to be around the man that first envisioned a beautiful world where all your troubles were forgotten if even for just a brief time. 
Today of course, it is all done digitally, but back in the good ol' days, artist would painstakingly draw, sketch, erase, and draw again, all while maintaining the integrity of the character, as seen by the genius himself, Walt Disney.

  So many of the animators of today were influenced by Disney, for instance Tim Burton. Story boarding is not for lazy people! And discipline to ones craft, devotion to the project, and being young at heart are just the first few things necessary to be a great animation artist. 

Support art and support artist , and always encourage children to be creative,  because everything great and wonderful and childlike starts with art.

And here is the best part, you will have a head start...if you are among the very young at heart.....



Photograph of Workers Painting The Brooklyn Bridge in 1914


Painting the Brooklyn Bridge in 1914 New York history architecture
A brilliant time capsule of life in New York in the early 20th century captured by photographer Eugene de Salignac who shot this group of dapper looking bridge painters dangling on the Brooklyn Bridge’s suspension cables. Found on the Flickr stream for theMuseum of Photographic Arts. (via sabino)

Match Stickmen: Burnt Matches Resembling Charred Human Heads by Wolfgang Stiller

Matchstickmen: Burnt Matches Resembling Charred Human Heads by Wolfgang Stiller  wood sculpture matches
Matchstickmen: Burnt Matches Resembling Charred Human Heads by Wolfgang Stiller  wood sculpture matches

At first I though these were natural, like those potato chips that look like Jesus! That's whats great about art, there's always something someone else has never thought of! 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Forest Drenched in Light and Fog by Boguslaw Strempel


Forests Drenched in Light and Fog by Boguslaw Strempel trees Poland light landscapes Czech Republic
Forests Drenched in Light and Fog by Boguslaw Strempel trees Poland light landscapes Czech Republic




Great photos that deserve a great song....

She's a Rainbow: 300 Illuminated Boats in Canary Wharf by Aether & Hemera


Voyage: A Fleet of 300 Illuminated Boats in Canary Wharf by Aether & Hemera rainbows multiples London light installation color boats



This deserves a great song to go with the photos! 

A Bad Moon's A Comin' : A Glow In The Dark Full Moon Cabinet


A Glow in the Dark Full Moon Cabinet moon light furniture
Designed by Sotirios Papadopoulos the Full Moon is a beautifully designed credenza with an overlaid photo-realistic treatment of the moon that glows in the dark, an effect achieved by an eco-friendly luminous surface developed by Papadopoulos (the image above appears to be a rendering and may not be the actual piece). The furniture is available online throughGenerate LE. (via laughing squid)

New Neon Skull Sculptures by Eric Franklin


New Neon Skull Sculptures by Eric Franklin sculpture neon light glass anatomy
Skull No. 3 / Flameworked borosilicate glass, ionized neon and mercury, wood, electronics. 14″x14″x14″. 2013.
New Neon Skull Sculptures by Eric Franklin sculpture neon light glass anatomy
Skull No. 3 / Detail.


I cannot think of a better song to look at these too! 

Luminous Wire Birds in Trees by C' edric le Borgne


Luminous Wire Birds in Trees by Cédric Le Borgne wire light installation birds
Luminous Wire Birds in Trees by Cédric Le Borgne wire light installation birds
Luminous Wire Birds in Trees by Cédric Le Borgne wire light installation birds
Luminous Wire Birds in Trees by Cédric Le Borgne wire light installation birds
Luminous Wire Birds in Trees by Cédric Le Borgne wire light installation birds
As part of the 2012 Festival Arbres en Lumière, an outdoor tree light festival in Geneva, Switzerland, artist Cédric Le Borgne (previously) installed a pair of large birds just off Rue de la Fontaine. Titled Le Désir et la Menace the birds were constructed from wire and lit
from below in a style previously seen in his figurative works giving the forms a glowing, weightless appearance. See much more over on his website. (via ruines humaines)

An Interactive Forest of Musical Lasers by Marshmallow Laser Feast


An Interactive Forest of Musical Lasers by Marshmallow Laser Feast trees light lasers interactive installation
An Interactive Forest of Musical Lasers by Marshmallow Laser Feast trees light lasers interactive installation
An Interactive Forest of Musical Lasers by Marshmallow Laser Feast trees light lasers interactive installation
An Interactive Forest of Musical Lasers by Marshmallow Laser Feast trees light lasers interactive installation
An Interactive Forest of Musical Lasers by Marshmallow Laser Feast trees light lasers interactive installation
An Interactive Forest of Musical Lasers by Marshmallow Laser Feast trees light lasers interactive installation
Laser Forest is the lastest creation from a creative studio known as Marshmallow Laser Feast comprised of Memo Akten, Robin McNicholas, and Barney Steel who have focused almost exclusively on creating interactive experiences over the past two years. This latest installation involves a forest of 150 interactive rods installed in an empty factory space that when touched trigger both light and audio cues, effectively creating a large interactive instrument. Laser Forest was commission for the STRP Biennale in Eindhoven last month, and you can learn much more about at the Creators Project.

Light Wakeboarding Photographed by Patrick Rochan


Light Wakeboarding Photographed by Patrick Rochon wakeboarding stunts light
Light Wakeboarding Photographed by Patrick Rochon wakeboarding stunts light
Light Wakeboarding Photographed by Patrick Rochon wakeboarding stunts light
Light Wakeboarding Photographed by Patrick Rochon wakeboarding stunts light
Light Wakeboarding Photographed by Patrick Rochon wakeboarding stunts light
The folks over at Redbull (previously for cranberry bog wakeboarding) are currently holding a photography competition called Red Bull Illume which is billed as “the world’s premier international photography competition dedicated to the world of action and adventure sports.” One of the latest entries to the competition is this awesome set of photos captured by photographer and light painter Patrick Rochon in conjunction with Snap! Orlando who brought on a team of wakeboarders including Mike Dowdy, Adam Errington, and Dallas Friday. The trio rode special wakeboards affixed with LEDs designed by Snap! while Rochon shot from the shore. You can read more over on Redbull Illume, and for more illuminated hijinx check out L.E.D Wakeboarding by Jacob Sutton. (via we seek)

Graphic Designer and Father ( An Artist, No Doubt ) Illustrates and shares His Kids Lunch Bags For Each Day Beginning in 2008


Graphic Designer Dad Illustrates His Kids Lunch Bags Almost Every Day Since 2008 kids illustration food drawing
Graphic Designer Dad Illustrates His Kids Lunch Bags Almost Every Day Since 2008 kids illustration food drawing
Graphic Designer Dad Illustrates His Kids Lunch Bags Almost Every Day Since 2008 kids illustration food drawing
Graphic Designer Dad Illustrates His Kids Lunch Bags Almost Every Day Since 2008 kids illustration food drawing
Graphic designer and competitor for Best Dad Ever David LaFerriere has been drawing illustrations on his children’s sandwich bags since 2008. Lucky for us he photographs almost every single one, over 1,100 of which you can explore over on Flickr. (via quipsologies)

Smeared Skies Made from hundreads of Stacked Photographs by Matt Moley


Smeared Skies Made from Hundreds of Stacked Photographs by Matt Molloy sunset landscapes clouds Canada
Smeared Skies Made from Hundreds of Stacked Photographs by Matt Molloy sunset landscapes clouds Canada


Naturally we have included a song for your viewing pleasure....

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Fine, Fine, World of Joseph Arthur


    I must admit, when I started the ' Artist that Rock ' pages and blog, I really just meant ' great artist ', It was a far away distant dream that I would come across someone so multi-talented as this guy, an artist that truly rocks! 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

On This Day In Art History





John Lennon meets Yoko Ono







On the day before her exhibition Unfinished Paintings And Objects was to open, Japanese artist Yoko Ono was introduced to John Lennon for the first time.

That old gang of mine. That's all over. When I met Yoko is when you meet your first woman and you leave the guys at the bar and you don't go play football anymore and you don't go play snooker and billiards. Maybe some guys like to do it every Friday night or something and continue that relationship with the boys, but once I found the woman, the boys became of no interest whatsoever, other than they were like old friends. You know: 'Hi, how are you? How's your wife?' That kind of thing. You know the song: 'Those wedding bells are breaking up that old gang of mine.' Well, it didn't hit me till whatever age I was when I met Yoko, which was twenty-six. Nineteen sixty-six we met, but the full impact didn't... we didn't get married till '68, was it? It all blends into one bleeding movie!

Husband and Wife Artist team: Sense of Humor...check!



What better way to get in some morning laughs than with this mustache cup? Just pour your OJ in this glass and then get ready for some chuckles. We love how the stencils are handmade and created from original artwork by a husband and wife team. The etched designs are permanent and the glasses are sturdy and dishwasher-safe.
You can even join their Flickr group and submit your own mustache photo.

Find them for $18 each at etsy.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Drawing With Leaves: Who Need's Charcoal!


Drawing with Leaves plants leaves illustration drawing
Drawing with Leaves plants leaves illustration drawing
Drawing with Leaves plants leaves illustration drawing
Drawing with Leaves plants leaves illustration drawing
I’m loving these figurative sketchbook illustrations created around the forms of pressed leaves. They showed up in the Tumblr of the Sketching Backpacker who has some serious chops when it comes to documenting their travels using paint, collage, pencil, or anything else available, I definitely recommend getting lost for a moment. (via fuck yeah book arts!)

Diego Stocco: Music From Nature


Diego Stocco: Music from Nature video art plants nature
Diego Stocco: Music from Nature video art plants nature
A new video tonight from musician Diego Stocco (previously) wherein he samples audio from trees played with a bow, bark, coconuts, bees, almonds, orange peels, rice and other natural objects to create one of his signature tracks. This guy can make music from anything! Learn more about his Music from Nature project over on Behance.

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