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illustrator Fabian Franck discusses the art of Western world building

“There’s just something about the Old West,” says illustrator Fabian Franck. “Or rather,” he clarifies, “something about our portrayals of the Old West, because I’m fairly sure the actual Old West was terrible in almost every way.” After spending years immersing himself in Western-themed films and literature, and falling in love with the “horses, guns, …

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Stan Foote, longtime artistic director for the Oregon Children’s Theater, dies at 69

Stan Foote, former artistic director of the Oregon Children’s Theater, took children’s theater seriously. His productions could be “gritty, sometimes scary and very real” even though they were for, and, featured, kids. Foote’s respect for children, teens and the people he worked with was heralded as news spread that he had died Wednesday, about a …

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Bear Walker Industries Partners with Marvel on Limited-Edition Skateboard Collection

Bear Walker Industries, an internationally renowned skateboard design and manufacturing company specializing in custom, hand-crafted and carved wood skateboards inspired by art and pop culture, is set to release a limited-edition Marvel Series 1 skateboard collection. The eye-catching collection includes four board designs inspired by esteemed Marvel characters including Wolverine, Black Panther, Hulk, and Iron …

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Pokémon Red / Blue Gets Reimagined in Original Sugimori Art Style in 3D

The original art designs from Ken Sugimori featured in Pokémon Red spirit Blue (or Green in Japan) are utterly iconic. Between the watercolor rendering and the surprising sense of attitude that a lot of the critters carried, it was a style that still feels distinct today. So what would a modern Pokémon game look like …

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Photoshop “Troll” Has Funny Fixes For Pictures That Need Help

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info. There’s the old internet adage, “do not feed the trolls,” and that is generally great advice. But if you have the chance to cross the “Photoshop troll” (aka James …

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Artist’s Botanical Bas Reliefs Immortalize Beauty of Plants

For centuries, botanists have attempted to document the complexities of plant life by drawing realistic representations of them. This practice has changed a bit with the advent of photography, but other traditional methods, such as nature printing — which involves making images of plant specimens using ink, gum, or plaster — continue to fascinate people …

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Pssst, there’s an NFT art party this weekend at a house in south Minneapolis

Sometimes a squiggle is more than just a squiggle. What looks like a giant worm, made of purple, blue, green, yellow and pink blobs piled atop of each other, is positioned on steel rods in front of the south Minneapolis home that houses the Porch Gallery. “This is what came out of it,” said artist …

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Nigerian artist Oluwole Omofemi gives the Queen black hair in new Platinum Jubilee portrait

He described the piece as the most important project of his life so far, adding: “Growing up, I heard a lot of good things about the Queen and how impactful she is – not just in the United Kingdom but to the Commonwealth and all over the world. “She was so young and yet she …

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‘He loves his tattoos’: ink-obsessed mom on covering her one-year-old son in temporary body art

Treylin Armani’s mom has been covering him in temporary tattoos since he was six months old. (PHOTO: Instagram / @ nuggetworld561) She did not expect that posting pictures and videos of her one-year-old son covered in fake tattoos would cause such a frenzy. But that’s exactly what happened to Shameka Morris. Shameka, a tattoo enthusiast …

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