Monthly Archives: April 2006

Painters I should Have Known About (003) Martin Lewis 5

Fifth Avenue Bridge, Drypoint, 1928 MARTIN LEWIS, printmaker. 1883-1962 OK, so he wasn’t strictly a painter, because the majority of his work was printmaking, but he did paint too, as you will see. I can’t remember how I stumbled on Martin Lewis’s work, but I do remember being immediately impressed by his handling of tonality. […]

More of my ignorance about to be displayed…. 0

There will soon be an update of the earlier post about Albert Edelfelt.

Storyboarding Tutorial 0

Skwigly Animation Magazine has posted a storyboarding tutorial. A quote: Have you ever walked through an animation studio and conducted a poll as to who is a storyboard artist, and who is not? I have, and the results were staggering. Apparently, EVERYONE is a storyboard artist. Or rather, everyone THINKS they are a storyboard artist. […]

The Beekeeper at the Door (2) 0

Yesterday, I posted a piece about a stranger at the door collecting a pair of orange overalls from me. So, who was the mysterious stranger? She’s Marion, a member of Freecycle, who had put out a plea in her local Freecycle group message board for a pair of overalls that she needed to protect herself […]

Google SketchUp Free! 0

Here’s the news about Google’s free version of SketchUp. Google SketchUp (free) is an easy-to-learn 3D modeling program that enables you to explore the world in 3D. With just a few simple tools, you can create 3D models of houses, sheds, decks, home additions, woodworking projects – even space ships. And once you’ve built your […]

80 Prints = 15 Seconds 0

Jesse Ledoux has produced a run of 80 prints, drawn over them, filmed them in sequence and shows the resulting 15 second animation here. Jesse says: The print was created at the start of 2005. It was printed in the Spring. In the Summer, I used each print as an animation cel to draw on […]

Roberto Parada 1

Homer Simpson, 1999. ” This was done for Esquire. The article was about how many animation families are more realistic than most of the “real families” on television sit-coms. I didn’t think it would be possible to make him actually come to life. I have stressed ??? Andrew Wyeth and his drama with light was […]

The Beekeeper at the Door 2

When Rene Magritte was a small child, he heard a strange sound outside the door of his nursery. He looked through the doorway and was astounded to see a man coming down the stairs who he had not seen going up. Even stranger was that the man was dragging behind him a huge bag, that […]


TEST-TUBES AND TANTRUMS is a series of short (15 min.) programmes from the BBC Science unit outlining some of the historic battles between scientists. The series is being broadcast Monday to Friday, 24 to 28 April 2006 3.45-4.00pm, but if you miss any of this riveting and entertaining series, you can always listen again for […]

ReFrederator Daily Cartoon Podcast (2) 0

UPDATE: Newly discovered graphic of the rostrum set up for this short” In yesterday’s post you would have seen this week’s schedule for the ReFrederator Daily Cartoon Podcast. I’d just like you to zoom in for a minute on today’s cartoon, Little Swee’ Pea. Now I like Popeye well enough, and I’d even say that […]