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Amazing Illustrations Created by Juan Casini

Graphic Designer & Illustrator Juan Casini of Buenos Aires, Argentina creates fun and unique cartoon style illustrations. Each illustration he creates is vibrant in beautiful colors. The illustrations he created below are from an app/game project he worked on called, “Skymath.” What is Skymath? “Skymath is an educational app for the iPad developed by Circumventure Learning USA. A self-directed digital learning tool based on math game exercises while the kids travel across magical floating islands.”-description from juancasini.com
According to Juan Casini’s website the Skymath app will be available soon in the app store.
Images below from: Juan Casini “Skymath” project on BehanceJuan Casini Skymath

Juan Casini Skymath Illustrations

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Juan Casini Skymath game illustrations
To check out some more of his fantastic work check out his website: http://www.juancasini.com/

Innovative Artist

Innovative Artist Willard Wigan creates micro-sculptures. His microscopic art is small, but very intricate in design. Each piece fits inside the eye of a needle or on head of a pin. Some of his sculptures are so small that they can only be seen with a microscope. It is amazing to see his micro-sculptures- check out the video below the pictures to see how he creates these beautiful microscopic art pieces that will shock and amaze you!
Images from: Willard-Wigan.com

Earth microscopic sculpture by Willard Wigan

Peter Pan Micro-sculpture by Willard WiganTango micro-sculpture by Willard Wigan

The Fairytale microscopic sculpture by Willard Wigan

https://embed-ssl.ted.com/talks/willard_wigan_hold_your_breath_for_micro_sculpture.html

http://video-api.wsj.com/api-video/player/iframe.html?guid=6D8C37BC-0363-4C5F-A7A6-50D4289BCFAB

Animation Of The Month August 2014

“Glued” is a creative animated short film created by animation students at Bezalel Academy of the Arts.
“Glued -” A short film about a mother trying to deal with her video game addicted son.”-summary by Glued on Vimeo.com
It’s interesting to watch this short and discover references to many popular games. If you’re a gamer be on the look out and see if you can catch all the game references. I thought it was funny and a good quality animation. It really makes you think about the youth today and the technology that surrounds them. It’s good to take time to get unglued from technology by putting down the video game, walking away from the computer and explore the world beyond a screen. Check out “Glued” on YouTube and Vimeo

Behind The Scenes Glued Movie Blog: GLUEDMOVIE.BLOGSPOT.COM

Comic Book Collage Art

Comic Book Collage Art By Mike Alcantara
Mike Alcantara is a collage artist that uses comics to make many creative collages. On Mike Alcantara’s deviantart.com profile says, “All work is made with comics only no paint or marker.” He is truly remarkable for taking the time to create these colorful collages are innovative and a pleasure to view the intricate details that go into each piece. It really makes you wonder how long does each collage take to make. Below are a few of Mike Alcantara Comic Collages

Some info above from: http://mikealcantara.deviantart.com/

Superman comic book collage by mike alcantara
Superman Comic Book Collage By Mike Alcantara
Wonder Woman Comic Book Collage By Mike Alcantara
Mike Alcantara comics collages
Silver Surfer Comic Book Collage By Mike Alcantara
Thanos-Avengers Comic Book Collage by Mike Alcantara
To View more of Mike Alcantaras’ collages & art work check out the links below:

Facebook-www.facebook.com/comiccollageart

Deviantart- http://mikealcantara.deviantart.com/

Innovative 3D Art

Innovative, Interactive, 3Dimensional art!
There are a total of Eighty-three oil paintings that were on show for about a month at the Magic Art Special Exhibition in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou.
Organizers said the paintings are basically two dimensional. They’ve been painted creatively in a special 3D style, with some parts going out of frame and others with painted shadows to create the effect of an extra dimension. Twenty South Korean artists have spent more than four months working on these special paintings.-(info from: NTDTV on YouTube.com)

interactive 3d art in china
3d art collage
3 dimensional interactive art

To see some more of the innovative 3d interactive art from the art gallery in China check out: RocketNews24.com

Video // Robot Chicken’s Simpsons Couch Gag

This is a very interesting look at the Stop Motion Process.
I love the Simpsons and Stop Motion Animation, so basically this is two of my favorite things in one! 🙂

Photographer Of The Month June 2013

Clark Little is the AM CreativeSpark blog-Photographer of the Month for June 2013.
Clark Little is an amazing award winning photographer from Hawaii. To learn more about Clark Little, view some of his amazing work and even purchase some of his work go to his official website: http://www.clarklittlephotography.com/

Clark Little Photography "Rainbow Shave Ice"

I was very curious to see how Clark Little captures his beautiful photographs, I found this video(below) on Clark’s website showing how he does what he does. Watching this video should come with a jaw drop warning-Warning Be prepared to be shocked, amazed and have your jaw drop by his artistic creativity. He is very innovative in how he captures his stunning images. Check out the videos below to see what I’m talking about.

Movies To Watch June 2013

Don’t know what movies are out this month that’s okay; have no fear I have created a list of my Top 3 Choices for Movies to watch for June 2013. Some of the movies listed below are coming soon and some are currently playing :
My inner graphic designer is screaming- (I’ve got to say the official website for these movies below are very intricate and innovative. Primarily “After Earth” and “Monsters University” )

1.After Earth

Release Status: Released Now Playing
After Earth looks really interesting and it was just released. If you haven’t seen the trailer here it is below for your viewing pleasure.

http://www.sonypictures.com/previews/movies/afterearth/clips/5883/

After Earth,Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Will Smith & Jaden Smith. I personally am a big fan of M.Night Shavamalan, Will and Jaden Smith so all three on one film I can’t wait to check this one out .
2.Monsters University
http://disney.go.com/monsters-university/

Release Status: June 21, 2013
Yes!!!! Mike and Sulley are back in Monsters University from Disney/Pixar . I can’t wait to see this one I’m so excited!!! I love watching Disney/Pixar movies. Check out the trailer below.

http://youtu.be/xBzPioph8CI


3.Man Of Steel

Release Status: Friday, June 14, 2013
Let me start by saying I’m a Superman fan! I have seen the trailer(below) and this new Superman movie looks actioned packed. This is another movie that I’m excited and anticipating its release. Man Of Steel has been added to my list of movies to watch this summer. From Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures,directed by Zach Snyder and starring Henry Cavill,Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Henry Lennix, Christopher Meloni and Laurence Fishburne. AWESOME!!!!!

Cool Places & Spaces June 2013

Get out and enjoy the summer by going to fun places. Here are some amazing places to go for art, animation creative events, exhibitions for June 2013:

1. The Walt Disney Family Museum

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Camille Rose Garcia: Down the Rabbit Hole Art Piece
Dates: May 9-Nov 3,2013
Location: 104 Montgomery Street  San Francisco, California 94129
Phone#: (415) 345-6800

About:

“The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to present the exhibition Camille Rose Garcia: Down the Rabbit Hole. On view from May 9 to November 3, 2013, the exhibition features some 40 works by Garcia alongside ten Alice in Wonderland concept paintings by Disney artist Mary Blair from the Museum’s collection. Organized by guest curator Tere Romo, the exhibition celebrates not only Garcia and Blair’s artistry across decades and artistic styles, but also the power of art to draw us into magical worlds that spark engagement and inspiration.”-info from www.waltdisney.org/garcia

For more info about The Walt Disney Family Museum Events go to: http://www.waltdisney.org/calendar

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Dates: May 11-Sept 8, 2013
Location: 655 Mission St., San Francisco,Ca 94105
Phone#: (415) CAR-TOON
About:
“Look!  Up in the sky!  It’s a bird!  It’s a plane!  It’s Superman!” “The Cartoon Art Museum celebrates the 75th anniversary of Superman, The Man of Steel with an exhibition exploring the long and storied history of The Last Son of Krypton.”-Info from http://cartoonart.org/2013/04/superman-a-75th-anniversary-celebration/
 
The Annecy International Animation Film FestivalAnnecy International Animation Festival Logo
Dates: June 10-15, 2013
Location: Annecy, France
About:
The Annecy International Animation Film Festival was created in 1960 and takes place at the beginning of June in the town of Annecy, France. This festival is recognised by ASIFA(The International Animated Film Association)
Who will be there?
Established animators and budding creatives, film directors and producers, teachers and students, designers or artists, long-standing fans or newcomers to the art… everyone can be found at the Festival.
Get your fill of features and short films in or out of competition, TV films and graduation films, as well as tributes, retrospectives and special programmes, Special Programmes, sneak previews and open air screenings on a giant screen
Check out the Film Meetings to find out what goes on behind the scenes: Features at Noon, Work in Progress.-info from: http://www.annecy.org/annecy-2013/festival/presentation

Pixar Artists' Masterclass 2013 TourDates: June 14, 15, 16, 2013
Location: New York City, USA Sunshine Cinema

About:

VanArts is proud to present a Masterclass in Animation & Story Development, featuring instructors Matthew Luhn (Head of Story) and Andrew Gordon (Animator), both from Pixar Animation Studios.This exceptional 2-day class offers participants an extremely rare and exciting opportunity to learn from the industry’s top talent. It provides you with the tools needed to help create your own stories and feature-quality animation, plus offers a great opportunity to meet and network with others in the industry.-info from: http://www.vanarts.com/events/pixar-artists-masterclass-2013-tour
http://www.vanarts.com/events/story-character-animation-masterclass-new-york-city-2013


5.  E3 Expo
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Dates: June 11-13,2013
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center
About:

E3 is the world’s premier trade show for computer and video games and related products. The show is owned by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of the companies, publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet. For more information, please visit www.E3Expo.com or www.TheESA.com.

Redefining Animation
25th Annual Conference of the Society for Animation Studies(SAS)
SAS Society for Animation Studies 25 years LogoDates: June 23-27,2013
Location: USC University of Southern California
Contact: sas2013@cinema.usc.edu
About:
Redefining Animation invites scholars, researchers and artists to present, address and critique the expanding art form across disparate media and to contribute their papers, ideas and observations engaging a variety of topics.-info from: http://anim.usc.edu/sas2013.html
The Society for Animation Studies (SAS) is an international organization dedicated to the study of animation history and theory. It was founded by Dr. Harvey Deneroff in 1987. Each year, the SAS holds an annual conference at locations throughout the world, where members present their recent research. For more information, contact SAS President Dr. Paul Ward at pward@aucb.ac.uk .-info from: http://ww2.animationstudies.org/