Taylor Davis is a young violinist who specializes in all types of themes from the geek universe of movies, TV, and video games. Check out her awesome rendition of the theme from the movie The Avengers in which she plays all six violin parts. The Avengers theme was written by Alan Silvestri.
I like to find artists that re-interpret images from pop culture in their own style, and this week I have a good one. This artist, who says to just call him Matt, draws “chibi” (Japanese for small or childlike) versions of popular movies. I don’t know a lot about him except that he lives in Australia and is in his teens, but I like his choice of subjects. I stumbled across his work on deviantART and wanted to share a few of my favorites. Click here to check out the rest of his gallery.
Check out the latest LEGO movie trailer from Sydney-based animation studio WillanovaTV. These guys have made a bunch of cool, stop-motion spoof trailers, and this time it’s none other than the biggest superhero movie ever, The Avengers! I love the attention to detail in this clip. Kudos to everybody that worked on it!
I never thought I’d call the Hulk or Wolverine “charming”, but that’s the only way to describe these lighthearted watercolors by Charles Paul Wilson III, depicting those two superheroes, and others. In this collection of paintings, Wilson pays homage to the vintage illustrations of E. H. Shepard, whose work many people remember from Winnie the Pooh books. According to his deviantART page, Wilson painted these Pooh-inspired works on commission from Marvel Comics as part of Marvel’s Avengers Art Appreciation month in January 2012. After you check out this sample of Wilson’s art, drop by his deviantART page to see his other superhero work.
By the way, if you’d like to know more about the artist, E. H. Shepard, check out ClassicPooh.net.