Stan Lee’s Legacy

Recently this year, we lost one of the most influential writers and artists of all time, Stan Lee. He co-created some of the most classic super-heroes, like Spiderman, the Hulk, Iron Man, and Black Panther, among many more. He was considered to be the godfather of comics, but did not complete his journey without self…

Keeping it Simple: Artie Vierkant

Art and technology are becoming more and more intertwined as we speak. A lot of people have switched to using a Wacom tablet, iPad pro, and other different electronic tools to digitally enhance their work. Where artists differ is how much they let technology shape their work. Some would only use Photoshop for a subtle…

Paris’s First Digital Art Museum

Hosted by Culturespaces, a French museum foundation that specializes in immersive art displays, has opened an exhibition in Paris called “Workshop of Lights” or “L’Atelier des Lumieres.” Its larger space, La Halle, is dedicated to Gustav Klimt and Viennese painting. The smaller room, called Le Studio, is used for emerging artists exploring AI and digital…

Don’t Sleep and Draw!

Ever feel like after an exhausting day, your mind all of a sudden invigorates itself and you’re just a few details away from the next bestseller? Millennials are now sleeping later and later, clashing with the 9-5 conventional workday. While some choose to follow in Benjamin Franklin’s footsteps and hit the hay early, others choose…

Is Coding Art?

As I sat on my tush at 2:30 a.m., mindlessly typing away on Eclipse and running the debugger incessantly, I asked myself: “Is this art?” Can computer science and coding be translated into art form? After all, it shares certain qualities: The creator is usually frustrated. There’s always room for improvement (ex. better style, runtime,…

Your Next Best Friends: Cartoonists

This weekend I was lucky enough to participate in 2018’s New York Comic Con, one of the largest comic con events of all time. There, they host different panels, screenings, companies, but best of all, your nerd’s favorite artists. Some of the more well known ones included Frank Miller (author of the Dark Knight Returns),…

Art in Propaganda

In my Asian American Studies class, we have been focusing on the effect of propaganda on how we perceive and think about people. Propaganda, as we all know, is a tool of war used to dehumanize the enemy or motivate to fight. In WWII, we see an excess of anti-Japanese propaganda used to dehumanize the…

Put in Perspective: Kim Jung Gi’s Talent

Easily one of the most difficult techniques in drawing, perspective takes a lot of planning and practice to get right. In fact, most artists would use a ruler and use the “two-point” tool. Photoshop understands this challenge, and gives you a grid tool to make it all easier. But one artist doesn’t need it. No…

“Good” Art

We’ve definitely all asked the question: what makes good art? What separates the professional photographer from an amateur hobbyist? Today in my digital photography class the professor and TA came around to review some of the photos we were asked to take for our snapshot project. Some of mine were extremely blurry, had no composition,…

Never Finishing Anyt-

Welcome to the art of the unfinished. Where ideas are scrapped and progress stopped short. The trash bin is full of untold stories, and if only we held onto them could we see content in what is incomplete. Sometimes, we don’t realize, the next big thing only takes the un-crumpling of a piece of paper….