Browsing articles from "July, 2010"
Jul
29

How to Make Faerie Wings (step-by-step)

Designed and crafted by Kristen Nedopak
Designed and crafted by Kristen Nedopak

In the midst of planning my Faerieworlds costume, writing interviews for Brian and Wendy Froud and packing for the 3-day excursion into a mythical realm, I decided to share my famous faerie wing secrets by creating a “how to” for our fans and festival goers alike.

Making your own faerie wings

Join me at Faerieworlds

As I mentioned, we’ll be at Faerieworlds this year, capturing footage for our next episode on event costumes and music… be sure to look for me!

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Jul
21

Star Wars finger puppets

Some folks collect stamps, others collect vintage action figures. I collect finger puppets. It’s true. I have over 100 puppets ranging from dragons to faeries to the entire cast of Muppets. However, I seem to be missing an oh-so-popular set that would make my collection über complete: Star Wars. I never thought I’d write, “awe, Darth Vader is so cute!” You be the judge.

by jesscalator
by jesscalator

by GollyGeeGeorge on Etsy
by GollyGeeGeorge on Etsy

by GollyGeeGeorge on Etsy
by GollyGeeGeorge on Etsy

by dingdongdesigns
by dingdongdesigns

by Vicki Wiltshire
by Vicki Wiltshire

by Heather (dollarstorecrafts.com)
by Heather (dollarstorecrafts.com)

by Little Knittles
by Little Knittles

by blackrose1151
by blackrose1151

by WeeKnit on Etsy
by WeeKnit on Etsy

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Jul
16

Oragami combines ancient art with fantasy and sci-fi characters

The Japanese art of paper folding, otherwise known as Origami, has been the vehicle for creating incredibly intricate creatures since the 17th century. These days, however, this traditional art form has merged with pop culture to bring us our favorite fantasy and sci-fi characters, including Yoda, dragons, robots, and even spaceships. Take a peek.

Dragon by Kamiya Satoshi
Dragon by Kamiya Satoshi

Yoda
Yoda

Yoda
Yoda

Fairy by Alicia Shafer
Fairy by Alicia Shafer

Oriland robot by Mammaoca2008
Oriland robot by Mammaoca2008

Cylon by NIshida Shatner
Cylon by NIshida Shatner

Alien by origamiwolf
Alien by origamiwolf

Alien by EZ Origami
Alien by EZ Origami

Designed by Satoshi Kamiya. Folded by Phillip West
Designed by Satoshi Kamiya. Folded by Phillip West

Lord of the Rings by Eric Joisel
Lord of the Rings by Eric Joisel

Vader by orixander
Vader by orixander

Optimus Prime by origami RXMAN
Optimus Prime by origami RXMAN

Gryphon by Andrey Ermakov
Gryphon by Andrey Ermakov

WALL-E by Brian Chan
WALL-E by Brian Chan

Elf by Wizmatt
Elf by Wizmatt

You know who this feline looks like!

Nekobus by Brian Chan
Nekobus by Brian Chan

Designed by Satoshi Kamiya. Folded by Phillip West.
Designed by Satoshi Kamiya. Folded by Phillip West.

USS Enterprise by Won Park
USS Enterprise by Won Park

Millennium Falcon by Won Park
Millennium Falcon by Won Park

Mermaid by childofsai
Mermaid by childofsai

Merlion by Andrey Ermakov
Merlion by Andrey Ermakov

Ogre by kittykatkards
Ogre by kittykatkards

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Jul
10

The Vader Project: Interview with co-creator Sarah Jo Marks

For our first episode of Outta This World the show, we had the opportunity to interview Sarah Jo Marks, co-creator of The Vader Project, to discuss the ups, downs, and the process of putting together a pop culture-style art show.

After watching the video, check out a handful of some of The Vader Project helmets that are up for auction below!

To find out more about the auction or to purchase your collector’s catalog with all 100 helmets illustrated in vibrant detail (I have one and it’s incredible), visit the Freeman’s website.

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Jul
3

7 inspiring motion graphics & animation projects

When I was in art school, I remember hearing a lot of buzz about the newest major to hit SU’s School of Visual and Performing Arts: Graphic Design. Ya know, learning how to design and develop websites. (I also remember wondering, “what’s a website?”) Those were the days when computers took up far too much space on our desks and the world of art still remained essentially 2D. 

Fast forward to the year 2010, and we can’t even walk down the street without seeing interactive, highly visual and engaging media. And for artists, it’s a chance to wander in the world of motion.

 Here are seven incredible motion design and animation projects (hint: click images to view videos).

The Mill NY: 2010 OFFF opening titles 

Read about the project on Motionographer.

Click image to play the OFFF Opening Titles
Click image to play the OFFF Opening Titles

Psyop: Whole New World

Read about the project on Motionographer.

Click image to view Psyop: Whole New World
Click image to view Psyop: Whole New World

Bl:nd: Lilac Wine (music video) 

Read about the project and view storyboards on BLIND.

Click image to view Lilac Wine
Click image to view Lilac Wine

Superfad: Preguntas Hermosas

Read about the project on Motionographer.

Click image to view Superfad's Preguntas Hermosas
Click image to view Superfad's Preguntas Hermosas

Azureus Rising (Proof of Concept)

Azureus Rising by Black Sun Entertainment
Azureus Rising by Black Sun Entertainment

Watch it here!

Seagulls Fly & Adobe CS5 Production Premium

Read about the project on Motionographer

Click on image to view Seagulls Fly
Click on image to view Seagulls Fly

Nokta

Nokta by Onur Senturk
Nokta by Onur Senturk

Watch it here!

Want more?

Motionographer does an incredible job of promoting expert and upcoming motion designers, along with discussions on the creative process. Check out their blog for more amazing work!

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