is a tool used to introduce current art into the classroom. Rather than simply looking to the past, "Something Cool" encourages students to discover current artists, makers, movers, and shakers as inspiration.
WHAT: The internet is full of challenges. The idea is simple: draw the same character multiple times in the styles of as many popular cartoons as possible. Feeling up to the challenge?
WHO: Artists interested in drawing cartoons, creating animations, illustrating books, or people who just like to draw!
WHY: #stylechallenge was started by a 17-year-old Instagrammer called beautifulness87. The London-based artist (real name Autumn Massaquoi) has almost 80,000 followers, and many of them have been sending her their #stylechallenge submissions and she then shows them on her Instagram page.
#stylechallenges inspires other artists, creates a sense of community, and helps create more characters.
From The Simpsons, Sonic The Hedgehog and Dragon Ball Z to the Powerpuff Girls and Family Guy, almost every popular cartoon and animated series you can think of has been reimagined in the various styles of different artists from around the world.
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In Osaka, Japan, Toshiya Masuda creates sculptural objects of out of clay that appear to be taken straight from a video game. With pixelated texture, stylized glaze application, and common items from everyday life, Toshiya Masuda makes the real world look more and more like a virtual reality.
Slideshow, created by Micayla, about Toshiya Masuda's work
Low pixel CG, Can I choose the doneness? Fried Egg, 2012
Ceramic, iron pan, wooden base
Eric Rieger is an artist who mostly works with yarn, spray paint, and stencils. Currently creating under the name HOT TEA, his work consists of non-destructive installations that mostly exist on streets.
Slideshow, created by Micayla, about HOT TEA's work.
Images from MCAD website