Michael Manomivibul is creating an art book chronicling his best works from 2009 until the present. The Kickstarter for the project launches today! This is one that I can’t wait to see in print. I’ve gotten to know Mike over the last few years through a handful of conventions and I’m proud to call him a friend. His work possesses this haunting, dreamlike quality that I think is wonderful.
Art Director Irene Gallo has been pulling together an ongoing series of themed Facebook albums. The diverse collections include past and contemporary works all on a particular, unifying theme.
Her current series is titled, simply, Green. Take a look here!
Muddy Colors’ own Howard Lyon curates a terrific series of, you guessed it, the best art and illustration. I couldn’t possibly write a more precise (and concise) blurb myself so I swiped one this from directly from Howard: “Daily sharing of beautiful art and illustration from past and current masters.” Yes, Howard gave this a plug on his post last week but I wanted to give it another bump!
I guess this one’s been around a while but it’s new to me this month, the Twitter account @LostDrawings.
You can find everything from contemporary fantasy to comics to Old Masters to advertising art from the 60s on the @LostDrawings. I appreciate the incredibly wide variety of work that’s posted throughout the day.
Recently, Cory Loftis (the “other” Cory, the rich man’s Cory) a visual development artist at Disney, dropped a ton of Zootopia concept art over on his Tumblr. There’s a wealth of character design information to be gleaned!
Another find on Twitter, illustrator Hannah Christenson (@Hannah_illo) has been posting a series of daily warm up gouache studies that are particularly nice!
Justin is a concept artist (most recently on Halo 5) and he was also one of the fine folks that I had the good fortune to travel through Iceland with last summer! He’s just recently completed a beautiful six page comic, Ozymandias (based on the Percy Shelley poem).
(While you’re at it, you can also just take a look at Justin’s site!)
Anything good that I missed this month? I’m sure that there is! Let me know in comments.