Sorry, I attempted to embed the video but the NY Times embed code doesn’t seem to get along with WordPress. Follow the link for the video, its worth it.
This is a brilliant remembrance of Colin Levy’s grandfather. More on this story here.
This is a brilliant bio-comic on cartooning with Parkinson’s disease by Peter Dunlap-Shohl.
This is an incredible video of a Russian potter drawing on a large potter’s wheel with wet slip. At first I thought it was a shallow bowl but the caption at Colossal says otherwise. Brilliant.
I highly recommend zooming this out to full screen, it’s mesmerizing.
When I was an undergraduate doing my BFA in ceramics at (1973-1975) the University of Oregon, Ken O’Connell was just starting to teach basic design and I took many of his classes and we became friends. By the time I came back to the U of O to do my MFA (1979-1980) Ken was dug in as a member of the faculty and was on my MFA committee.
As he says in the video, he’s high energy and his ideas are all over the place (like mine). I’ve never gone on one of his sketching expeditions (mostly to Italy) because unlike Ken, I use a camera as a pen, but it might be fun to go with him sometime and do both: sketching and photographing.
One thing we have in common is our fascination with everyday objects. Ken draws things as mundane as a pastry and I photograph objects as mundane as what’s in my pocket (from time to time).
Drag the media player slider to 29 minutes, Blitt is on the second half of the show.
Here’s Barry Blitt’s web site. Click on “What-not” for a collection of his New Yorker covers including all the covers mentioned in the interview. Fantastic stuff.
I love his work and it was nice to hear that he works exclusively in pen and ink and not Photoshop.
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This is an old Andy Singer illustration that seemed useful to post in these times of great frustration and cynicism.
Chuck Dillon has done a great set of drawings depicting the various categories of art student he sees at the Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia.
In my day there weren’t this many sub-species (that I know of). But, each school attracts different breeds.
Wonderful napkin journal with captions of artist/illustrator Christoph Niemann’s history with Coffee.