Sunday, October 31, 2010

Editorial Cartoon, Strange Halloween

Witch by ZingEfruke

Happy Halloween
Happy Halloween!
Artist: ZingEfruke

Pink Panther Cartoon Gallery

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Richie Rich the Rich Boy

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Sailor Moon Top Girls Cartoon

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Gwenee Witch by Mario Chavez

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Artist: Mario Chavez

Bob Strang

Bob Strang - Illustrator
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Bob Strang

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Make Money from Home Cartoon

I did this cartoon as a result of having tried a couple of these type of make money from home schemes and as you might guess…..I didn’t make any money. Anyway, it did give me the idea for the cartoon because having tried a couple of these programs I guess my email address got put in the “sucker” pot. I started to get different offers to make more money than I ever dreamed of online without ever leaving the comfort of my own home. I started reading some of the materials I was being sent and noticed the legal disclaimers on them all were pretty much the same “results not typical, bla…..blaaaa…..blaaaa…..bla…bla”, so long story short. That was a couple of years ago and this idea popped into my head the other day so here it is.

Enjoy and have a great day.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Creative Beast Says: Make Stuff.

Today's visual thought.

The Peace Dragon Goes Hollywood

Okay, not really.

But I'm really excited that Syracuse Cultural Workers is carrying the Peace Dragon card this year! So if you are one of those really organized people who thinks about your holiday cards now, please consider using these. The dragon is happy to go out and share a message of peace with all your far-flung friends and relatives!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Daniel Cayuela

Daniel Cayuela - Spanish Illustrator. Modern Pin Up and Photorealistic Arts
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Basic Dragon Animation-Humorzone Cards Dragon

I was goofing around with basic animation this morning and decided to give my Humorzone Cards Dragon logo a little upgrade using Photoshops animation feature. I found that this animation feature comes in handy for simple animations for things like logos and Banner ads. I added a couple of examples of the former mentioned below.

This is and example of how using basic animation can give your banner ads a little something extra in order to grab some attention. I think it is possible to over do the animations and something like this seems to be somewhere between just enough and too much at least in my opinion. I guess time will tell but so far traffic has gone up on this site although conversions remain the same. Like I said prior, time will tell.

This is an example of a sort of full page ad I have been using. I thought I would just use the animation to give life to some of the text rather than the dragon logo. Again....we will see how it works out but so far so good.

Have a great Day!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Art for Nobody

Here's a suggestion:

Have you ever made art that no one will see? I mean, people write in journals and things, but I mean, taking a pencil or paints or a marker and just goofing around with NO intention of showing it to anybody.

Do you think you would draw differently? Would you pick a different subject?

Give it a try. Make art, that nobody is going to see but you. See what happens. It's like having a conversation with yourself, revealing what's on your mind. When you are done, you can toss it, or shred it, or put it away somewhere safe.

Because your art belongs to you first, you know.

Jenny McCarthy - Pin Up Style Photoset

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Jenny McCarthy Jenny McCarthy - Pin Up

Monday, October 18, 2010

Art: A Test Drive for Being You

I'm listening right now to an interview by Annie Fox with Ronit Baras about enabling young people to make gradually more sophisticated choices for themselves.

I can't help thinking that giving kids creative space from a young age, and the opportunity to try out their most random ideas with no constraints but within a safe environment of creative media, directly addresses the issues they are raising.

It's as if art, and creativity, are taking yourself for a test drive. Creating your own space, where you can explore what you want. Having this means learning to have it and respect it - and trust it. Building up the structure, knowing how to give that to yourself. Like a storm cellar for when emotions and inputs get overwhelming.

A child who knows how to make space for his or her creativity can also make space for his or her identity. That's an important test drive, and something we can give kids from a young age simply by giving them the time and space to do it.

When Did Your Creative Beast get Quiet?

When kids are small, they are output devices. They create spontaneously, and they want to share. They make sound effects. They tell stories.

But all too often, something happens.

Maybe a comment is made and a child gets the idea that she is not "good" at art.

Or, maybe early teen self-consciousness sets in and creating things feels like risking ridicule.

When these things happen, often the pencil gets put down. Or the trombone, or the paints, or the camera. The Creative Beast crawls under the bed, and maybe isn't seen again for a long, long time.

Has this happened to you? How old were you? Was there a specific moment that you remember when things changed? How did it feel?

I am fascinated by this experience, and how it affects our relationship to our Creative Beast early in our life. I'd love to hear your stories.

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