Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Art of Postcards Returns

      I love traveling to new places. However, I have not ventured as far as I would like. Pictures fill this void. Postcards, in particular, capture the greatest beauty a place can offer. They seem at times way too perfect, but fill the mind with awe. I guess that is why I love postcards, especially vintage ones. Vintage  postcards are hard to find. Once, when there was only black and white photos, artists would hand-color the photo and thus create a postcard. This skill has died, but the art should not. I want to bring back the art of postcards once more. Enjoy!

I encourage you to buy or print a postcard. Just looking at it can make one travel. They are great bookmarks, inspiration, and hang-ups. You can add them into your journal to remember a trip. Or use them in a scrapbook. If you want to find more look at my older posts.

The Art Of the Jetsons

 I would like to continue my theme on cartoon art. So please welcome The Jetsons!! This family of the future may seem out dated, but their an out-of-this-world classic cartoon. The art of the Jetsons contains a variety of quirky colors and shapes to depict the world of tomorrow. Take a peek.

The animators just went all out! They doodled the impossible! Very inventive.

Look at the waves in the sky, in her hair, and her car! 

This robot is so cute!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Art Of the Sea

Hello again! I have ocean inspired artwork today to celebrate summer. So while your slipping your feet into the sand how about a ocean landscape painting or sketch? Get a chair and work away while tanning in the sun! You can capture the sunrise and sunset forever or just take a picture
(and do it later). The important thing is to get out and enjoy the day! You can always paint on a rainy day. Art is therapy too! You need to fit it in sometime. Anyways I just adore nautical and ocean stuff. I bought an old vintage postcard of a beach sunset. Every time I look at it I wish I was there.  The bright colors are inviting, exciting, and fun!

Now is this not just so cute? Very Creative!!!!!!

I hope this inspired you to try a landscape painting! Though, I would at least take in the color combinations, brush strokes, and media used. 

The Art Of Scooby-Doo

From "The Haunted House Hangup"
This is a scene showing shipwreck cove. From "A New Clue for Scooby-Doo" 

Hi gang! Today, get a clue from Scooby-Doo! What? Let me illuminate...

  We all know and love the classic mystery cartoon Scooby-Doo. The cartoon's backgrounds are very simple and sometimes continuously repeated throughout the show. Now, the backgrounds can very detailed, but... the point is that most people miss these pieces of artistry. Have you every just sat back and thought about the amount of art there is in a cartoon. I doubt it. Though, it is not the typical art we do ladies and gentlemen it is a type of art, hand-drawn animation. So relax and discover the art.

A scene from the episode "Foul Play in Funland".
From "A New Clue for Scooby-Doo"

From "A New Clue for Scooby-Doo"

From "Go Away Ghost Ship"
From "Tiki Scare is No Fair"
From "Tiki Scare is no Fair"

Museum Scene

Like Wow!  These backgrounds created eerie settings, but depicted proper shading and emphasis on shadow. Hope you enjoyed!