Friday, December 30, 2011

Song Saturday - "2012"

The of 2012 is almost here, or may have already arrived for some of you, based on where you are. I wish you all an epic year in the most wonderful way possible. Here is some music, much of which if from various soundtracks which I find moving and inspiring. Please enjoy!

2012: Epic and Inspiring

1. Michael Nyman - "The One Moment"
2. Klaus Badelt - "Rescue Dawn Suite"
3. Immediate Music - "Liberty Shield"
4.Thomas Bergersen - "Promise"
5. Apocalyptica - "And Nothing Else Matters"
6. Steve Jablonsky - "Arrival to Earth"
7. X-Ray Dog - "Here Comes the King"
8. Armand Amar - "Home Part II"
9. Hans Zimmer - "Armageddon Theme"
10. Howard Shore - "The White Rider"
11. Hans Zimmer - "One Day"
12. Audiomachine- "Final Hope"

Happy New Year!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Munny Doll - Darling Dragonete

The year of the Dragon approaches!

front view
Photo courtesy of my instructor: Jaime Anderson

back view
Photo courtesy of my instructor: Jaime Anderson

And in lieu of this festive time - I present to you my final Surface Illustration class project=)
Our goal was to take a 4'' blank Munny Doll and turn it it into a character that we'd enjoy and reflect our artistic styles, and potentially be part of a toy series.

Materials Used:
+Acrylic paints
+Staedler Black F series felt pen
+Glitter glue
+ some art clay to model the horns and scales

Friday, December 23, 2011

Song Saturday - Holiday Special!

Happy Holidays!!!

This week, being Christmas week, I'm naturally sharing some seasonal/wintery songs=) However, I hope you find less cliche Christmas songs on this list! I'm sure you'd agree we get enough of certain old and new and pop Christmas songs being overplayed on the radio. So here's a festive selection which gives you a break from most typical songs, but still has a holiday undertone=)

1. “White is the Winter Night” – Enya
2. “Goodnight and Go" – Imogen Heap
3. “Snow” - Loreena McKennitt
4.  "The Blues" - Switchfoot

5. "Walking in the Air" - Celtic Woman

6. "Christmas Tree" - Cary Brothers (starts at 1:00)
7. "Christmas Lights" - Coldplay
8. "February Air" - Lights
9. "A Great Big Sled" - The Killers
10. "Light Outside" - Wakey!Wakey!
11. "Hearing Voices" - One Republic
12. "In Bleak Midwinter" - Loreena McKennitt

Merry Christmas!!!