For a change in pace I have some cool links to various art places. Thanks goes out to A-2 for not only chatting with me for like, 3-4 hours, but also linking me to these cool blogs. What a champ!
First, this little video I found inspirational: http://characterdesign.blogspot.com/2010/07/pascal-campion.html
Sure, there isn't anything really technical going on there, but it left me that warm and fuzzy feeling.
Next is this funtastic wealth of background images from animated shows: http://animationbackgrounds.blogspot.com/
Which I only had time to glance through, but saw some Warner Bros. stuff so I immediately think it's gonna be cool. You can definitely feel the fact that these layouts were for staging characters in front for animation. I hope to find more time to look through it.
Now, I think most of my colleagues will know this link, but heck let's just share it again: http://theartofglenkeane.blogspot.com/
It kind of speaks for itself, it's the art of Glen Keane. Ya, I should spend more time reading through this too, the guy is pretty frigging amazing.
Finally there is this blog, which by the way updates practically every SINGLE DAY. Yeah, I don't know how he does it either, but the guy is amazing. You may know James Gurney from his work on Dinotopia, but his posts here vary into a wide rage of topics: http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/
Anyway, other that that I have been drawing, but meh, this should keep you busy for a while.