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4 Things You Didn’t Know About Chuck Jones, Brilliant Creator Of Road Runner And Wile E. Coyote
Most six-year-olds addicted to Saturday morning cartoons don’t know much about the man behind beloved characters like Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner, or about the painstaking work that went into making Bugs Bunny chomp carrots and say “What’s Up, Doc?” For three decades, animation director and artist Charles Martin “Chuck” Jones was the mastermind behind these mania-filled classic cartoons. The Animation Art of Chuck Jones, a new exhibit at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image, celebrates his creative genius. It features 23 of the 300 animated films he directed, including How the Grinch Stole Christmas, as well as 125 original sketches, storyboards, animation cels, and photographs. Here, four things you probably didn’t know about Jones, who died in 2002:
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4 Things You Didn’t Know About Chuck Jones, Brilliant Creator Of Road Runner And Wile E. Coyote

Most six-year-olds addicted to Saturday morning cartoons don’t know much about the man behind beloved characters like Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner, or about the painstaking work that went into making Bugs Bunny chomp carrots and say “What’s Up, Doc?” For three decades, animation director and artist Charles Martin “Chuck” Jones was the mastermind behind these mania-filled classic cartoons. The Animation Art of Chuck Jones, a new exhibit at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image, celebrates his creative genius. It features 23 of the 300 animated films he directed, including How the Grinch Stole Christmas, as well as 125 original sketches, storyboards, animation cels, and photographs. Here, four things you probably didn’t know about Jones, who died in 2002:

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archiemcphee:

Noel Cruz is a doll repaint artist, and an awesome one at that. He’s loved drawing and painting characters from his favorite TV shows since childhood, in particular Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers in The Bionic Woman. But it wasn’t until Cruz first encountered a repainted doll on eBay, thanks to his wife who’s a doll collector, that he thought, “Hey, I could do this too!” And now he’s one of the best in the doll painting community.

It took time and lots of practice for Cruz to adapt his skills from painting on wide, flat canvases to small, smooth plastic doll faces. Today his ability to transform factory-painted character and celebrity dolls into impeccably detailed, lifelike resemblances of the actual people on which they were based puts the original dolls to shame. Accomplishing this feat requires many photos of the famous person/character, plenty of time, and a great deal of skill.

To check out more of his stunning repainted dolls, check out Noel Cruz’s website and Facebook page. You can also follow him via Instagram and right here on Tumblr at noelcruzcreations. And, if you’ve got an urge to own one of his dolls, keep an eye on Cruz’s eBay auction listings.

[via RocketNews24]

micdotcom:

Carol Rosetti’s illustrations are a powerful reminder women are in control of their own bodies

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

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Powerful (and empowering) stuff! 

wetheurban:

SPOTLIGHT: Modern Remakes of Famous Paintings

The amount of feels this post gives us! We all probably know these beloved Western art masterpieces, but not like this! Here are 20 great examples of classic paintings that have been reproduced creatively by a few very creative art lovers with photo cameras.

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yahoonewsphotos:

Saturday morning classic cartoons on the auction block

Now, 40 and 50 years after they aired, vintage animation cells from the Saturday Morning cartoons of the late-1960s and 1970s provide Gen-X, now with the funds and the nostalgia to back it up, a chance to preserve those Saturday mornings in front of the TV, July 1, 2014, at Heritage Auctions in New York City.

Examples of production and presentation animation cells from some of the biggest cartoons of the era - Superfriends, Star Trek, the Laff-A-Lympics, Scooby Doo, Josie and The Pussycats and more - are estimated to bring a range of prices, ranging from several hundred up to as much as a few thousand, by conservative estimates.

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mymodernmet:

Self-taught, California-based artist Loren Stump is best known for his incredible skill at murrine, a 4,000-year-old technique where colored patterns or images made in a glass cane are revealed when cut in cross-sections like a slice of bread. Stump has perfected his murrine technique to the point where he can now layer amazingly detailed paintings in glass, manipulating two-dimensional murrine slices into three-dimensional forms.

itscolossal:

Beautiful Fordite Stones Created from Layers of Automotive Paint are a By-Product of Old Car Factories

Old car factories had a harmful impact on the environment, releasing toxic chemicals into the air, land and water. But it wasn’t all ugly. Oddly enough, one of the by-products of car production was Fordite, also known as Detroit agate. The colorful layered objects take their name from agate stones for their visual resemblance. But instead of forming from microscopically crystallized silica over millions of years, Fordite was formed from layers of paint over several tens of years.

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stufftoblowyourmind:

R.I.P Artist H.R. Giger… A few words over at the blog: http://is.gd/VOIKaI

Also by Robert of Stuff to Blow Your Mind: How the ‘Alien’ Xenomorph Works

stufftoblowyourmind:

R.I.P Artist H.R. Giger… A few words over at the blog: http://is.gd/VOIKaI


Also by Robert of Stuff to Blow Your Mind: How the ‘Alien’ Xenomorph Works