you were lip synching so hard
the ground shifted
Don't get me wrong... I love me some Britney.
This is more me venting about how careless people can get with work.
To the Postproduction Team:
You are editing a photograph of BRITNEY... SPEARS...
and this image is going to be in ELLE... MAGAZINE...
I don't care how much of a mess you make after liquifying Britney's legs...
YOU CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF! and check your work.
that is all
Like any artist who ventures into the realm of fashion illustration, I came across the works of Aubrey Beardsley (English fashion illustrator from the 19th century) and studied his techniques.
His rendering of the human figure, translation of garment design, jewels, and embellishments into abstract design, consistent nature of his lines all held within the restraints of a limited color palette are all so inspiring.
I stumbled upon this video... somehow... during one of my image scouting ventures online.
I must say, at first I was completely turned off by this demo... and I lacked enthusiasm for her total disregard for making responsible design decisions. BUT!
I am trying to get passed that initial impression I get by most things, as I am not easily impressed, unless they are impeccably crafted.
Putting my standards aside, tucking my crucial eye away in my back pocket, and using this as an opportunity to power through possible OCD moments of "THAT DOESN'T GO THERE!"... I actually ended up enjoying this demo of haphazard doing and quite admire her "fuck it... what's next?" mentality.
Separating yourself from rules and standards feels quite nice... even if you're just watching someone else have a go at it.
One of my favorite ways of finding interesting material online is what I call playing "Google Telephone."
You start with a phrase... whichever phrase pops into your head first (no matter how relevant you think it will be to finding a great image.) Then you search that phrase and follow the trail of images you respond well to until you land on something that makes you go "whoa."
Chances are by the time this eureka moment strikes, the images you are now reblogging have absolutely nothing to do with your original search phrase.
I typed in
because it was the first two words that popped into my head.
A few pages of scrolling and exactly four clicks later, I had landed on the work of an artist named Noriko Ambe, a Japanese artist who works reductively with stacks of paper to create sculptures like this
thank you Penguin Parachute ; )
Check out the rest of NORIKO AMBE's Portfolio
A video clip detailing how ancient Greek art within a few generations underwent a complete and unparallelled transformation that changed art forever, becoming the golden standard not only in ancient times but also for Renaissance artists 2 millennia later.