It was with a huge sense of anticipation, as well as a hand full of popcorn that I took my seat for “The Avengers” (2012) movie. Despite being directed by Joss Whedon (known for “Buffy the Vampire”), and having an incredible cast featuring Robert Downey Jr. Liam Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Marc Ruffalo, there was still a sense of lingering doubt as the lights dimmed.
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“The Silence of the Lambs” (1991) is a film that inspired me to launch Scene 360 online magazine in 2000. The goal of the site was to analyze movies, showing artistic influences and more. This motion picture is full of real life connections from art (linking to Salvador Dali) to criminology (case studies of Ed Gein, Ted Bundy, Albert Fish, and Gary Heidnick), and entomology (inspiration from Greek mythology and Gothic literature). And as for the poster design, it is also a fine use of a visual illusion, one that is well-known and has become timeless.
We have teamed up with Titan Books to offer three interesting hardbacks to one reader. The first book is “Creative Illustration” by Andrew Loomis, who was one of the most sought-after illustrators in America. His publication is divided into seven tutorial sections: Line, Tone, Color, Telling the Story, Creating Ideas, Fields of Illustration, and Experimenting and Studies. The second hardcover is “Silhouettes From Popular Culture” by Olly Moss, who is well-known for his clever t-shirt designs at Threadless. A while ago, the artist did a solo show with cutouts of his favorite characters from movies, comic books, and more. And now his work has been printed in a beautiful volume. The third book is “Fun With A Pencil,” another one by Loomis, it is an introduction to drawing and cartooning.
Born in Argentina and currently working in Miami, tattooer Federico Ferroni uses bright colors to ink Asian-inspired designs. He is known for combining traditional with modern styles, and is precise about making his art flow naturally on his clients’ bodies.
See also: “Tattoos: Stick a Finger in Heart.”
Dan Anderson got involved in photography because he wanted to take pictures of his kids playing sports. He began working with a Sony A100, and then upgraded to another camera, and another. Today, looking at his snapshots, it is a clear reflection of his passion, evolved technique, and pure talent for this field.
See also: “Paint the Land Yellow.”