Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Black Panther concept art, costumes and more - UPDATED 3.21.18


UPDATES BELOW WITH MORE LINKS AND CLIPS











#Repost @marvel_avengers_fans with @instatoolsapp ・・・
New Black panther Concept art of Okoye and Nakia, the Dora Milaje...Art by @anthony_francisco_art -- hey all just sharing some concept art of mine that's been making its rounds today! 
I am so happy I got to work on #blackpanther !  When our head of visual development at marvel studios,  @ryan_meinerding_art , tasked me with defining the look of the #doramilaje I knew this was a great opportunity for me to design some pretty tough women! I tried to keep it close to the characters from the comic books. If you don't already know @andyparkart has designed a lot of the female super heroes in the #mcu.
 I am always greatful for this opportunity and happy that Ryan Coogler chose my designs for the #doramilaje ! This is the exact image that was sent to the #costumedepartment to create the final look you see on screen. Thanks to the amazing  @iamruthecarter and her team , she truly brought my designs to life! And brought so much culture to the movie .
Can't wait for the #blackpantherworldpremier !!
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#conceptart #okoye #nakia #warriors #воин #черная женщина #черная пантера #Panteranegra #designdefantasia #costumedesign 
#fashionista @marvelstudios

Concept art above is by Anthony Francisco.... From his Instagram.. along w/ this quote...


anthony_francisco_art#Repost@marvel_avengers_fans with @instatoolsapp ・・・
New Black panther Concept art of Okoye and Nakia, the Dora Milaje...Art by @anthony_francisco_art -- hey all just sharing some concept art of mine that's been making its rounds today! 
I am so happy I got to work on #blackpanther ! When our head of visual development at marvel studios,@ryan_meinerding_art , tasked me with defining the look of the #doramilaje I knew this was a great opportunity for me to design some pretty tough women! I tried to keep it close to the characters from the comic books. If you don't already know @andyparkart has designed a lot of the female super heroes in the #mcu.
I am always greatful for this opportunity and happy that Ryan Coogler chose my designs for the #doramilaje ! This is the exact image that was sent to the #costumedepartment to create the final look you see on screen. Thanks to the amazing @iamruthecarter and her team , she truly brought my designs to life! And brought so much culture to the movie .
Can't wait for the #blackpantherworldpremier !!


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Costume is character.

Costume designers combine historical research with screen demands for costumes that must be usable for actors and can be captured on film. Some fabrics don't film well. Some costumes get CG enhancement. Some costumes look less spectacular in person than on the screen. All of these factors must be considered by the costume department.

Costume designers win Oscars.... but before their work begins, costumes are part of the work of concept artists.

So much of the look (and success) of the Marvel Universe films owes a debt to the concept art team. They are finally getting some recognition.

SNB has featured several "Art of " books... signed by members of this team.

https://stuartngbooks.com/marvels-guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol.-2-the-art-of-the-movie.html

Concept artist Karla Ortiz featured on her FB page some informative clips and links about Black Panther.

Here's part of what she shared:


"Do note that missing from this video (see link below) is credit to the amazing initial concept work the visual development team led by Ryan Meinerding did (i.e Dora Milaje are completely from the mind of Anthony Francisco!)! But its so exciting to see the beautiful results of this giant group collaboration!
Personally can’t wait to share what we all did! Agh cant wait!"


Concept Artists are getting more recognition. These artists were the focus of a book signing event at a major theater chain screening in Los Angeles.


More Links and Video on the art of Black Panther...




https://www.essence.com/news/black-panther-cast-essence-march-2018

UPDATE 2.17.18
More links on Black Panther:

http://www.gal-dem.com/black-panther-re-imagining-africa-interview-lupita-danai/

https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-complicated-exhilarating-process-of-creating-wakan-1822765864

http://www.espn.com/espnw/culture/feature/article/22443520/powerful-heroines-shine-black-panther


UPDATE 2.20.18
https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2018/02/black-panther-now-appearing-at-disney-california-adventure-park/

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/black-panther-shuri-actress-letitia-wright-is-a-marvel-breakout-1083958

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2018/02/16/5-ways-black-panther-celebrates-and-elevates-black-women/338779002/

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/on-killmonger-black-panther-s-american-villain

https://nerdist.com/black-panther-dora-milaje-lupita-angela-danai-letitia/

FREE!! Art of Black Panther event on Thurs 2/22/18
https://www.gnomon.edu/community/events/the-art-of-black-panther-an-evening-with-marvel-studios

UPDATE 3.21.18
Post on Kotaku.com, with concept art by several artists.
https://kotaku.com/the-art-of-black-panther-1823908502


Notes on a scene


Marvel artist Sanford Greene







Black Panther comic art....



Sunday, February 11, 2018

Fight Art Theft -- Indie artist Holly MacLean and "transparency" from Amazon

So Amazon is trying for "transparency????"


read the link for indie artist cautionary tale

"In January, Holly MacLean got an invite from Amazon to join a stealthy anti-counterfeit program for sellers. The service, called Transparency, aims to bring in 1,000 brands this year to test new technology designed to help clean up Amazon's sprawling and chaotic marketplace.
Unlike Amazon's own e-commerce business, which the company controls completely, the Amazon Marketplace features millions of independent sellers across the globe listing hundreds of millions of items. Launched in 2000 after several early attempts to create third-party services, it has become an increasingly important part of Amazon's business, and now accounts for over half the company's e-commerce volume. Rapid expansion has forced Amazon to deal with a surge in counterfeits and unauthorized selling.
That said, MacLean felt she was a very odd choice to help Amazon impose more order. Her company has been crushed by impostors on Amazon — and she blames the tech giant for being unable or unwilling to stop it."

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/08/amazon-pitches-transparency-anti-counterfeit-service-to-wrong-seller.html

Many previous posts here on the blog on Copyright for Indie Artists and how to Combat Art Theft. Here are some links:

http://stuartngbooks.blogspot.com/2016/09/combat-art-theft-case-studies-and.html

http://stuartngbooks.blogspot.com/2016/06/copyright-101-infographic-by-lili-chin.html

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Liz Climo link for interview: using Social Media

Feb 7th interview with artist Liz Climo highlights how she's using social media to build her brand.
https://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/308648


Liz Climo photo below by Emma Goo.


Learn from pros like her. Make your art work for you. Online art is NOT free. It's the work of artists. They deserve credit and compensation.