Creative Close-Up: Art Talk from Stephen Silver

March 28 / 16 Good Morning! I enjoyed my Spring Break and now I’m back with Creative Close-Up. Some of you have heard about this artist and some of you haven’t. I’ve had posted a few videos from him before. Stephen Silver is a British professional artist, cartoonist, and character designer. He was lead character designer for Kim Possible and Danny Phantom. I’ve seen his YouTube videos, giving advice to those who are wanting to be or already in the art industry. So for the next three months for Creative Close-Up, I’m posting videos of Silver giving what he calls Art … Continue reading Creative Close-Up: Art Talk from Stephen Silver

Creative Close-Up: Diversity in Hollywood, What Can Be Done?

January 25 / 16 The award season has already arrived. Golden Globes, People’s Choice awards, etc, etc. We all saw the Academy Award nominees announced a few weeks ago. This has created a shake up. I’m on my Twitter account and the hastag: #OscarsSoWhite is right there in plain sight. Yep, the nominees are all white. No African, Hispanic, or any other minority represented on that list. Jada Pinkett Smith is boycotting the Oscars, so is Spike Lee, but let’s be honest, will that solve the problem? No. For a long time, diversity in Hollywood has been an issue and … Continue reading Creative Close-Up: Diversity in Hollywood, What Can Be Done?

ART CLOSE-UP: WHAT INSPIRES US ARTISTICALLY

November 24, 2014 Hello! November is almost over and the last post is coming close as well, but let’s talk about today’s subject, it’s not long. Just short and to the point. As artists, photographers, or sculptures we love to put together great art, but what makes us tick or inspire us to create these works? It doesn’t matter where we are in the world, we get inspired by pretty much everything. A tv show, food, fashion, films, cartoons, nature….the list goes on and on and on. Inspiration comes in many ways. For me, I survey my environment or where … Continue reading ART CLOSE-UP: WHAT INSPIRES US ARTISTICALLY