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How to paint a novel at 24 frames per second

Be patient with the 30 second advertisement in the video, illustrators. It leads to a rewarding interview with traditionalist oil painter and Academy Award winning director of animations, Alexander Petrov, talking about the...

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Of sea, sky and human spirit

So here it is: Alluded to in the videos in the previous post, the first animated film done for the IMAX format and camera. Alex Petrov’s The Old Man and the Sea also happens to be a marvel of illustration and painting....

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De-foresting Kipling's dark jungle

Rudyard Kipling, who had been born in Bombay and was happier in the Punjab and India than he ever was in England, actually wrote most of The Jungle Book stories in Vermont. He, his wife Carrie and their new baby daughter...

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Trouble in imagination paradise

Not a kind portrayal of the creator of Mickey Mouse, with a fascinating comparison between Disney with his studio — and J. Edgar Hoover with his F.B.I.  Seething over the strike by most of his animators in the 1940s, he...

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Betting on books with "behaviors"

Children’s book illustrators already know about interactive book apps. They don’t confuse an app with an e-book that’s read online or through a reader like the Kindle or the Color Nook, although apps sometimes...

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Bumper crop of children's titles by Austin area illustrators

Children’s and YA author Cynthia Leitich Smith gives an incredibly generous and instructive interview to Julie Danielson at the Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast blog about the six year gestation of her new picture...

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A brief visit to an illustrators' studio

Author-illustrators Jeff Crosby and Shelley Ann Jackson have MFAs from the School of Visual Arts and have illustrated (and written) children’s books together. Their book Harness Horses: Bucking Broncos and Pit Ponies: a...

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Doodling is for learners

In between book and other illustration assignments, children’s book illustrators can now help lead business meetings. They can do white board chalk talks. The self-proclaimed leader of the Doodle Revolution, Sunni Brown of...

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Illustration classes and illustrator-friendly SCBWI conference in Austin!

The Yuletide/New Year’s tornado is over. Most of us are just now beginning to touch back to earth and thinking up illustration plans for 2011. Artist friend (and fellow instructor at the Austin Museum of Art Art School)...

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