November 21, 2020

Artist Helps Soothe Anxious Minds With Adorably Supportive Cat Comics

Sometimes we can all use a little reassurance that things are going to be okay. Artist Hector Janse van Rensburg, aka Sh*itty Watercolour, delivers these gentle reminders in the form of endearing four-panel comics. In his illustrations, Van Rensburg is comforted by a small gray feline who offers soothing tidbits that are sure to calm anyone’s anxious mind.

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August 26, 2020

Illustrator Imagines Powerful Warriors as a Diverse Group of Strong Women [Interview]

From Disney’s depiction of Mulan to Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke, female warriors in animated films are undoubtedly legendary—but a rarity. Women in fantasy art and film are still vastly underrepresented, especially characters that embody diversity. Artist Yael Nathan seeks to change this. She’s created an illustrated series of powerful women warriors that represent many shapes, sizes, and skin colors. Female heroines are often depicted as young, physically fit, and attractive (by society's standards).

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May 22, 2020

This Drive-In Art Exhibit Lets You “Gogh” Visit Van Gogh’s Art From Your Car

The creators behind Atelier des Lumieres, Massimiliano Siccardi with Luca Longobardi, are opening their Immersive Van Gogh installation in Toronto this summer, and is encouraging Impressionist lovers around the area to “Gogh” visit it from the safety of their cars. This special tour series will be open from June 18-28 and will consist of cycles of fourteen vehicles entering the installation at a time.

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May 14, 2020

Studio Ghibli Producer Releases Online Tutorial on How to Draw Totoro

Studio Ghibli has stepped up during the coronavirus pandemic by providing accessible and whimsical resources for people around the world. In addition to offering twelve free web conference backgrounds for those working from home and a virtual tour of the still-closed Ghibli Museum, the Japanese animation studio has released a quick and easy tutorial on how to draw one of their most beloved characters, Totoro.

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