Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Mighty Link List and New Mighty Topic on Friday

Have a place on the net where you toss your art up for people to see? Are/were you an illustration student at Sheridan College? then get in on the Mighty Link List. Reply to this post with your name, site address and the year you're in/graduated and we'll toss your link up on the side. Or send an e-mail to and I can toss your name up.
Who doesn't love free advertising?

Side Note: This months Mighty Wall (Animal Hybrids) comes down on friday. If you have something you want to add to the wall then toss it up on the board before friday (it's the board outside the 4th year room, the one with all the animal hybrids on it). On friday we will be taking everything down to put up next months topic (super secret topic #11213) and over the next few days we will try to scan everything from animal hybrids and post it up here.

Mighty Inspiration: Doug D Forbes

Lets all take a moment to peek at Doug Forbes work. Simple yet busy, Colourful yet with a limited colour palette, energetic yet calm... contradictory? yeah maybe a little. But you'd have to check out his work to really see what I mean.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Mighty Inspiration: David Crosland

OK, I spent far too long trying to think of some food related metaphor to explain why I like David Crosland's work. As one half of Hiredmeat and a regular illustrator for Tastes like chicken the whole food metaphor just seemed like such a good idea. But half way through I got distracted by David's clean and comical style and just forgot what I was saying...
so yeah... David good...

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Mighty Inspiration: Chris Appelhans

It's the subtle things in illustration that really make the difference between a good image and a great image. And Chris Appelhans aka. froghatstudios has great skill in something that the average artist often overlooks... Light sources. The high contrast and attention to detail in his work is really something to take note of, and it appears that Sony pictures agrees as they hired him for a bunch of the concept work for their movie Monster House.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Mighty Inspiration: Aloha OE

While I'm not sold on all of the colour work of Aloha OE I do find that many of her sketches are right on the money. Particularly her sketches with spot colour. Even without colour though her line work is really engaging and in general her pencil work is just really fun

Friday, November 24, 2006

Mighty Inspiration:Intro and Ric Stultz

Mighty Inspiration is a regular posting of interesting and inspirational artistic sites/blogs/things on the series of tubes we call the internet. This will be mostly stuff from outside of Sheridan that Sheridan students may find interesting, as opposed to the Mighty Students postings which will be just about students work around Illustration.

To kick off Mighty Inspiration I have Ric Stultz. His professional gallery is an excellent mix of Digital and Ink but that isn't where he shines. Whenever I have to to touch Gouache and I'm looking for something out of the normal I just take a small peek over at his stuff here.

Mighty Mission Statement

Let's Face it, we as illustration students at Sheridan have some of the heaviest work loads in the Art College field. And between all those deadlines and all-nighters it becomes very easy to lose track of one of the big reasons we all choose illustration. Cause drawing is FUN!

This is where the Mighty Wall comes in...
Been working on a painting for the past 6 hours and need a break? Toss a drawing up on the wall! Have 2 hours to kill between class? kill some time you wouldn't be spending on homework anyways by drawing a quick doodle and pasting it up on the wall! Feeling insperiationally tapped out? Check the wall for a variety of artistic styles! Tired of having your work looked over when teachers are posting work in the halls? The wall won't turn your work down! Looking for love and don't know how to break the ice? Ask that special someone to do a collab to post on the wall!
The wall does all these things and more. And with it's monthly themes there should always be something new and exciting going up, while still giving you time to focus on your... work.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Oh How We Are Mighty

man! things are moving along at a good clip with all things Wall related.

after a few hiccups, the physical wall has been established - the current theme, 'hybrid animals' will be up for the remainder of this month. soon after, we'll be posting up all of your crazy animal submissions, and starting the next one.

over on the internets, it's pretty cool seeing the links list grow, and
fast! almost every day we have someone new to link up. it's also really cool seeing the work everyone is doing - I think we're getting closer to meeting our goal of getting connected with one another.

For lack of a better word, I would say it's really healthy.

it's also worth noting that the sheridan faculty has an official blog, right here. It looks like it's going to be a good place to keep abreast of the various guest speakers and events that are going down.
They posted up some pictures of Jillian Tamaki's talk. It was pretty inspirational having a young and successful illustrator talk about her experiences. She's only been at it for like, a year and a half?!?! zuh!

Jillian was nice enough to draw me an octopus in her recently released book Gilded Lilies , cheggitout:

I totally have a talent crush on Jillian Tamaki.

Well thats about it for now, TO GOOD HEALTH!