With over 1000 images, a carnival of mediums (water color, oil, collage, marker, and ink), and a retro dont-blame-me-when-it-gets-stuck-in-your-head kind of song, Reeo Zerko's stop-motion animation will make your lips curl in delight. As if this weren't enough, below the fold are images of the incomprehensible talent which drips (like my drool) from each page of his sketchbook. Damn he's good.
I tried, obstinately, to follow his drawn line- eye glued to the screen, furrowed brow. But try as I might, I must report that I remain uncertain if Will Scobie lifts his pen. Fluid and intricate, I'm quite sure you'll enjoy his endless sketchbook drawings as much as I did.
Amelie Petit Moreau was born on a sunny afternoon in 1987. The style of her ink on paper sketches reminds me of primitive cave drawings - thick strokes suggesting shapes and figures. But her work is sexy in its roughness, even when the subject is a kitchen sink or a box on a pedestal table.
You can't discuss Diela Maharanie's art without praising her prismatic, high-gloss, candy-like use of color. But, it's the colored noses of her women - a mere dab on the face - that somehow command my attention even amidst a wild assortment of patterns and animals. It's as if their skin has saturated the vibrant world they inhabit.
You now have the chance to color her work yourself - Diela is one of the 60 artists featured in our new coloring book!
Much of her sketchbook, on the contrary, is her test kitchen - where she can make a mess practicing and playing in her character studies with expression, perspective and layout. Here are a few of my favorites.
"Samare" is a delicate and romantic stop-motion film by Moscow-born Nicolai Troshinsky. The short is about flirtatious movement. The animation dances across the pages of books, and everything from dandelion petals to flickering candlelight is propelled by the intimacy of breath.
Troshinsky himself seems as active as his lens—working with children's literature publishers, teaching storytelling and cinematic language courses, and developing experimental games. You can help support and get a glimpse of his newest film "Astigmatismo" on his website.
Bangkok illustrator Suralert jirawangso’s women inhabit an inked, abstract world of green spruce trees, coffee-cup-rainbows, lipstick, and mushrooms. I’ve tried-- I can’t pick a favorite. His drawings layer patterned wallpaper, geometric shapes, hand-drawn type, and a confounding control of color. How do you say love in Thai?