Last year, ArtBloom.net went on what I hoped was a temporary hiatus after running out of content to post. I never talked publicly about the problems I was facing with the website, hoping that if I thought long and hard enough about how to rework the model, I could make ArtBloom better than before. During [...]
Have you ever heard of Kickstarter.com? Kickstarter is a resource for anyone with a good idea, particularly creative ideas, to receive crowd-sourced funding in order to realize their dream. Every type of project from publishing books, to recording albums, to painting murals, to traveling around the world, are featured on the site. If you have [...]
Have you heard of Merlin Mann? He’s the creator of 43folders.com, a “website about finding the time and attention to do your best creative work.” The description alone should grab your attention, if you’ve ever struggled at the creative process (which I assume is one of the reasons you’re visiting ArtBloom in the first place).
This is a brief, yet fascinating conversation between two masterful illustrators – Moebius (Jean Giraud) and Hayao Miyazaki. What I find most interesting is to hear Miyazaki talk about how his work was influenced by Moebius; and also about Studio Ghibli’s bold experimentation with rendering uniquely Japanese environments with a European style, which had a [...]
In general at ArtBloom, we focus on the motivation that keeps us going. But sometimes, it can be tougher just to get started! This brilliant animation by Johnny Kelly touches on something we can all relate to: Procrastination.
You can find more of Johnny and his brother Mickey’s work at http://www.mickeyandjohnny.com, or on Vimeo.
Tom Racine of Tall Tale Radio recently interviewed me about the concept and creation of ArtBloom! We had an enjoyable discussion about the philosophy of the project, why it is that artists are more willing now to share their early work than those that have come before them, and what I hope to accomplish with [...]
I’ve been catching up on The Sound of Young America, hosted by Jesse Thorn, by going back through his (several) interviews with notable people. When I heard Jenna Fischer’s interview, I knew right away that I had to share it on ArtBloom.
Jenna talks about how she decided to become an actress, what it was like [...]
Dave Kellett is the creator of the wonderful webcomic Sheldon, and thankfully he agreed to share one of his classic strips: The Artist’s Decision Tree. If you visit us regularly, then you’ve probably felt this way many times…I know I have!
Dave also offers a poster of this strip! Put it over your desk, drawing table, [...]
Apparently there is a bug in most of the posts when viewing the site in Internet Explorer that moves many of the images off the page, or makes them invisible. I apologize that we didn’t catch this before, and we’re working on a fix.
In the mean time, in order to see all of the images [...]
I personally love Cat and Girl by Dorothy Gambrell – it’s as charming and funny as it is philosophical. Today’s comic not only celebrates 10 whole years of Gambrell’s masterful work, but is also a wonderful discourse on not giving up when facing hardship. Given that this is exactly what ArtBloom is all about, I [...]