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Freedom: A Guide to being Freelance – Part One by David Cousens

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Freedom: A Guide to Being Freelance (Part 1) by David Cousens.

I often get asked for advice about freelancing from people who are considering it as a career path, so I thought I’d write it up for everyone to see in a nice visual guide. Parts 2 and 3 will be available over the next 2 days. View the Full-sized version at the Cool Surface tumblr.

External Link: Freedom: A Guide to being Freelance – Part One by David Cousens

Favorite Pumpkin Greeting Card

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Message Inside: “You’re my favorite kind of pumpkin.” It’s pumpkin insanity. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin-spiced lattés, pumpkin candles….why not pumpkin cards? Show your significant other your sweet side while satisfying your pumpkin craving with this card.

This card measures 4.25″ X 5.5″ (A2), is hand-illustrated and printed in the U.S.A. Each card comes with a French Paper Speckletone Kraft envelope.

4.00 USD – U.S. Dollar BUY ME

Stolen Cavalier: “A Cavalier,” by Travis Simpkins, after van Mieris

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Travis Simpkins provides an illustration of “A Cavalier” by Frans van Mieris, which was stolen from the Art Gallery of New South Wales on June 10, 2007. It has not been recovered. The painting is the namesake of the Stolen Cavalier website, and it’s recovery has long been a primary goal. According to Anthony Amore, “When a masterpiece goes missing, civilization loses a piece of its connection with the period in which it was created. When we abandon the search for such items, we are making a statement about our attitudes towards such matters — a statement that does not speak well of us as a people.”

External Link: Stolen Cavalier: “A Cavalier,” by Travis Simpkins, after van Mieris

We Tell Stories at SVA Chelsea Gallery

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“WE TELL STORIES” EXHIBITION BRINGS TOGETHER WORK BY ARTISTS BEHIND BESTSELLING CHILDREN’S BOOKS

On View November 4 – December 17, 2014
Reception Tuesday, November 11, 6:00 – 8:00pm

School of Visual Arts presents “We Tell Stories,” an exhibition of work by more than 340 artists who graduated with an MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay in the 30 years since the degree was first offered. Curated by founding chair Marshall Arisman, “We Tell Stories” surveys the vitality and versatility of contemporary figurative artists through thousands of works: editorial art, children’s books, comics, graphic novels, animations, products, paintings and more. The exhibition will be on view November 4 through December 17 at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, New York City.

“If, in the past 30 years you bought a book because of its cover, thumbed through the illustrations in a magazine or newspaper, read a children’s book to your child, thought a graphic novel or comic would make a great movie, purchased an app for your iPhone or visited a gallery, you have seen the art of our alumni,” Arisman said.
“We Tell Stories” will include work by notable alumni including George Boorujy, Viktor Deak, Brian Pinkney, Brian Floca, Nathan Fox, John Hendrix, Olivier Kugler, Allison Moritsugu, J. Stephen Savage, Yuko Shimizu, Sara Varon, Sam Weber and Martin Wittfooth.

A highlight of the exhibition will be a children’s reading room—furnished and designed by alumni Sara Varon and Aya Kakeda—with more than 200 illustrated books by MFA Illustration alumni.

The SVA Chelsea Gallery, located at 601 West 26th Street between 10th and 11th avenues, is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm. It is fully accessible by wheelchair.

External Link: We Tell Stories at SVA Chelsea Gallery

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Legend of the Yokai @ House of Vans London

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I’m not sure how this one passed us by! There’s less than a week to check it out. All new TMNT artwork from a number of amazing artists. The show is obviously to promote the new film, but it looks like they’ve done a stella job and what a fantastic looking location and gallery House of Vans is. Even if they didn’t have ninja turtle art on display I’d still want to check out the location. Did I mention they had the Foo Fighters there a few weeks ago!

Artwork by Yuko Shimizu

Show site: legendoftheyokai.com or visit House Of Vans.

New Eclectix Magazine, In Print On Paper

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Volume One of Eclectix is now available! At long last we finally put the finishing touches on this inaugural issue – full of tons of beautiful luscious artworks, selections from previous Eclectix artist interviews, exhibitions and sundry other tidbits…

Eclectix Interviews: With artists Cate Rangel, Dean Fleming, Kmye Chan, John Howard, Mary Jane Ansell and Robert Steven Connett – with lots of eye candy from their individually stunning portfolios.

Selected Eclectix Exhibits: “Piece Of My Heart” and “Flower Power” – with art by Kerry Kate, Yvette Buigues, Jhina Alvarado, Patrushka, Andre Salcido, Stuart Walker, Flo Simon, Gabrielle Gamboa, Travis Eiden and Diego Marcial Rios.

Spotlights: On artists Paul Lewin and Rey Hernandez.

External Link: New Eclectix Magazine, In Print On Paper