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Posted 07 September 2003 - 01:33 PM

The reels section is running nicely, but often I (and you too I'll bet) come across non-motion gfx type stuff (sites/movies/etc.) that kick my ass in gear creatively that might be inspirational to the rest of you as well.

This thread is here to help. Feel free to post stuff that has inspired you.

For motion graphics stuff, please post over here.

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Posted 10 September 2003 - 08:19 PM

Well, linkdup satisfies my need for non-motion inspirational links. When you've worked your way through the portfolios check out "the links pool" (back and unfiltered). There's just too much to see. It's my favorite site of that kind. But still i never mind if someone here thinks he has a non-mograph site that we should have a look at. Stuff on paper, canvas, walls, digital paintings and all that can surely be inspiring and lead to new styles in motion graphics i think.

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Posted 16 September 2003 - 05:59 PM

http://www001.upp.so...p/ippei_gyoubu/ (japanese illustrator who uses adobe illustrator a lot)
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www.xiiin.com (bandwidth killer, stunning 3d graphics for the interface)

just two of the more inspiring sites that i stumbled across lately.

i think some of the 80s pinball art is very inspiring. And Blaxploitation posters. Both deserve a revival (there already has been a little blaxploitation revival, bot i'm still hungry for it).

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 10:21 AM

Igor, I liked the illustrations, but wasn't too crazy about the xiiin site. I've seen that done better on

http://www.neostream.com
http://www.tetsoo.com
http://www.frosch-studio.com

and good old http://www.dform1shiftfunc.net

PS: Congrats Igor on your 100th post, you're no longer a Regular ;)

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Posted 18 September 2003 - 11:08 AM

cool links, i knew them already but frosh-studio was new to me. Where can you get teleport pro? Is it free? One good free programme i use is webspider, free from xaldon at www.xaldon.de. Good thing about webspider is that it also browses swf-files for links, only understands basic actionscript though and won't follow links that were first stored in a variable and then passed to a function. Also checks JavaScript for links.
Thanks for the congratulations but i'm back to 98 for some reason.

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Posted 23 September 2003 - 06:57 PM

One more 3D interface: http://www.disloc.rp-online.de/

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 05:25 PM

funny illustrations at http://www.kobbytron.com/

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 10:49 PM

The art on that site reminded me of Rian Hughes' work.

http://www.devicefonts.co.uk

Click on 'skip intro' then 'illustrations'. Too bad his site kinda sucks, I own his book and it's great.

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Posted 27 September 2003 - 08:07 AM

kobbytron reminded you of rian hughes? I didn't see that many similarities between the two except that both use vector graphics. but rians work is nice too of course. reminded me of [url=http://www.salboma.com/]sato labo. rian hughes reminded me of sato labo??? yes, i know, different styles too, but also this 60's/70's lounge style in a new modern design. Unfortunately the sato labo site doesn't work properly on my browser (netscape 6).

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Posted 28 September 2003 - 04:02 PM

OK, I like this kind of associative thread.

http://www10.big.or.jp/~tuesugi/

Here's another japanese dude doing 60's inspired art.

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Posted 05 October 2003 - 02:37 PM

something completely different: http://www.trajectons.com/seize/
a guy working on a series of very sinister comics that he is making with maya. But it looks very painterly, not really like it was done with 3D. It all seems to be work in progress more or less, the creator (Jim Seize) is still looking for a publisher. The first comic isn't so good, but i like the one titled "preconcept". They all lack a good story, but are nice to look at. I'm usually not a big fan of dark, sinister art but this one still managed to attract my attention.

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Posted 05 October 2003 - 06:01 PM

I love it. I'm a big fan of comics and 'dark art' tho. Reminded me of both Ashley Wood's art and Dave McKean's.

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Posted 05 October 2003 - 06:02 PM

Hi Igor, I am quite interested in this guy's work,
How do you know it has been done in Maya I can't find any statement of that in the site.

thanx a lot
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Posted 06 October 2003 - 07:09 AM

i know it's been done in Maya because i discovered this artist at raph.com
Here is the direct link: http://raph.com/3dar...y/ag-ap448.html

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Posted 06 October 2003 - 12:03 PM

Thanx Igor I can't believe that guy hasn't been printed yet !

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Posted 12 October 2003 - 02:31 PM

Do you know this guy yet? http://sinfest.net/ (by Tatsuya Ishida)
i only just discovered him today. he's been printed but offers his comic strips free online and there are more than 1350 (in words onethousandthreehundreadandfifty, can you believe it? Tatsuya is a comicmaking machine) already, a new one coming every day.
Not really inspiring stuff from the artistic side (not badly drawn at all, but typically comic-strippy, nothing we havn't seen yet), but i thought while we're talking of free online comics i might add it. Some of the stories are fun. A lot about religion, women and life in general, features some cute pets, has a bit of everything.

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Posted 12 October 2003 - 09:04 PM

Sinfest has been a longtime favorite of mine, I thought the site was pretty wellknown. So just to be sure, I'm linking Demian5 (click on when I am king)

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Posted 13 October 2003 - 08:55 AM

i suspected sinfest to be known, it just has to be.
i didn't know Demian5 yet. it's nice. Please don't hold back with sites you thought we all knew already. With the overwhelming amount of stuff on the net we are all missing a lot of have-to-know-sites.
i guess most of you will know http://www.happytreefriends.com/. For those that don't: it's a series of flash movies, childrens style-cartoons, but teenage-humor.
http://www.preschoolprotocops.com/ well made flash cartoon, sort of Dexters lab-style
http://colometersdavis.com/ very nicely drawn comic, not new but one you shouldn't miss.
dog in a box with 2 wheels. See it at www.atomiccartoons.com. Click on samples and then on reel, click the right arrow, there it is. Or just click http://www.atomiccar...sh_dogpage.html

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Posted 19 November 2003 - 09:24 AM

Very nice site, slick motion, etc.:

http://bowerman.nike.com/

Edit: url shortened, thx to igor for pointing this out

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Posted 19 November 2003 - 04:07 PM

http://www.amazing.f...ads-fersen.html

Niiiiice.




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