Lines and Colors art blog

Month: March 2009

  • Gustave Caillebotte: Impressionist Paintings from Paris to the Sea

    As I pointed out in my previous post about Gustave Caillebotte, he is one of my two favorite underappreciated French Impressionist painters (along with Alfred Sisley). Though he was not the draughtsman Degas was (few were), or as facile with brush and color as Monet or Pissarro, Caillebotte nonetheless epitomized many of the characteristics we…

  • Mark Covell

    Mark Covell is a concept artist, storyboard artist and character designer as well as an illustrator. His illustration clients include Playboy Magazine, Universal Studios, Mercer mayer, Harper Festival, Simon and Schuster, and Lillyfield Press. His web site has sections devoted to illustration and storyboards as well as concept art, characters and environments. Covell has done…

  • Little Red Riding Hood reimagined as infographics

    Slagsmålsklubben – Sponsored by destiny is an animation by Tomas Nilsson, in which the classic fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood is reinterpreted as a series of animated infographics. The video traces, in that wonderful isometric projection style of vector art common to modern infographics, not only Little Red Riding Hood’s route to Grandma’s…

  • Eyvind Earle (update)

    I first wrote about illustrator, animation art director and painter Eyvind Earle back in 2006. Since 2007, I’ve been waiting for a new site promised to be “Coming soon April 2008” at eyvindearle.com to materialize; but as the promise is unchanged as we approach April of 2009, that looks unlikely. Fortunately, in the meantime, some…

  • Presidential Morph

    “From Washington to Obama in Less than 4 Minutes” is the description line on this little amusement by “HerBunk”, the handle of a YouTube contributor who describes himself as “an old retired guy who likes to play with computers”. In it, he morphs the likenesses of all of the American presidents to date from one…

  • Grandma’s Graphics

    For lovers of all kinds of art, the internet just keeps getting better and better. Grandma’s Graphics is a little treat that popped up recently with some vintage public domain illustration. Though some of the images aren’t of as high reproduction quality as one might like, it’s still worth a look, even if it’s just…