Addictive New App: DOLLIFY

I’ve been following an artist, David Alvarez, on IG (dave.xp) for quite some time and I absolutely love his work. He basically uses Photoshop to draw doll versions of celebrities and some of his followers. Sometimes he holds contests on Fridays where he randomly chooses one of his followers to draw.

There were so many times where I hoped my name would be announced, but alas, it was not. Imagine my excitement when he announced that he was developing an app (iOS: Dollify) where we could make our own! You can choose skin tone, eye color, hair color, clothing, jewelry, freckles/no freckles, etc. I wish I could say the possibilities are endless, but the app was just released this week, so things might be added in the future.

With the app’s free version, you can create a maximum of TWO dolls, but you can continue to edit them infinite times. OR, you can contribute to David’s hard work and pay the $6.99 in order to gain access to more options and an endless number of dolls.

Here are some of the ones I made for myself (I told you it was a addictive):

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Check it out for yourself and tag me in your posts so I can see what you came up with! Now excuse me while I go make moreeeeeeeeeee lol.

Freelance Artist to Watch: ELLEY BURCH | [Interview]

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Good morning, loves!

I recently stumbled upon a freelance artist (Elley Burch) on Instagram that was shared by an account I follow. After seeing some of her work, I decided to reach out in regards to a pet portrait of my little fur babies & I am so glad I did!

Elley is extremely professional & an absolute joy to work with. Not to mention that her work is exceptional & I am so in love with this new piece that I get to display.

 

I got to have a chat with Elley about herself & her art, so keep reading to learn more:

1. Could you please introduce yourself for those who might be unfamiliar with your work (for now)?   😉

Hello! My name is Elley Burch and I am a freelance artist. My amazing husband and I recently got married and we are now living in Auburn, AL while he attends medical school. We often joke that there couldn’t be two people who are more different when it comes to interests and talents than we are. My husband is athletic and crazy smart (hence the medical school) while I love every area of the arts especially painting. If I could just create all day, I would.

 

2. When did you first realize you had a talent for drawing?

Since I was a little girl, my mom said I always was trying to color or make something. I just always had a love for art so my mom decided that I needed to be put into art classes to have a place for this love to grow and to transform. My teachers and family would always tell me that I had a talent but I didn’t really begin to believe it until I was in high school. Then from there everything began to take off. People would begin to hire me for small things and I would paint lots of banners and things for my cheer squad. Then and into college I made backdrops for various events and things of that sort. Slowly but surely business began to pick up and now here I am growing my skills and taking steps towards a career as an artist.

 

3. What made you decide to actually become an artist?

In some ways I always knew it was something I wanted to pursue. But it didn’t fully click until I realized that God gave me a talent for a purpose for something greater than myself. Ever since then, I have pursued every open door and am continually refining my skills.

 

4. It’s so important to support independent/new artists. It can be a fickle business.  What message do you have for other artists who are looking to make their mark?

Every aspiring artist or creative mind will always feel these two dreaded words in most conversations “starving artist”. This implies not only the lack of income but the lack of talent. Yes, at first you may not be at the skill level you desire or know that you can achieve. But that is where practice and passion come in. No matter what influences you, you must believe in yourself and continue to do what makes you happy. Paint and create things that give you joy and also stretch you! And most importantly, be open to the direction that your clients/inspiration takes you. You never know, it may have you unlock something special that you would of never found otherwise.

 

5. Do you have any upcoming projects we should keep our eyes open for?

Yes! I am working on a few ideas for brides! Without giving much away, this could be a special gift or even a special touch to any wedding. It is something very new to me and I am so excited to give it a try.

 

6. What is the best part about being an artist?

I simply have no limits to what I can create. There is no box to be put in and I am allowed to let my imagination come to life.

 

7. What are your aspirations for Elley Burch for 2019?

For 2019, I plan to expand my portfolio and gain a larger following. My desire is to not only to make beautiful and custom work for any and everybody but to provide each season and celebration with something creatively meaningful.

 

Here is a picture of the piece Elley made for me:

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To contact Elley, or to simply find out more, visit elleyburch.com

 

 

 

DEADPOOL 2 Finds Deviant Artists for Exclusive IMAX Poster!

20th Century Fox, IMAX and DeviantArt have teamed up in an exclusive partnership to find the perfect deviant artist for the DEADPOOL 2 Official IMAX Poster! Deviants were able to see five beloved ‘celebrity’ artists put their own spin on a fan-favorite superhero in DeviantArt’s first ever invite-only competition.

Fans are encouraged to take a selfie with the official IMAX poster when they spot it in select IMAX theaters (U.S. and Canada.)

Meet the artists and check out the winning posters below!

1ST PLACE WINNER – ANDY FAIRHURST – Will be printed and displayed in select IMAX theatre lobby cases in the US and Canada.

You can check out more of his work here: andyfairhurst.deviantart.com/

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2ND PLACE WINNER – JOHN GALLAGHER – On opening night (5/17), fans who experience Deadpool 2 in select IMAX theatres will receive this art as an exclusive mini poster. Giveaways are available while supplies last and only at participating theatres.

You can check out more of his work here: uncannyknack.deviantart.com/

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3RD PLACE WINNER – PATRICK BROWN – Starting 5/18, fans who experience Deadpool 2 in IMAX at Regal Cinemas will receive this art as an exclusive collectible ticket, while supplies last. Plus get a free promo code to redeem for a mini poster in the Crown Club Rewards Center. Giveaways are available while supplies last and only at participating theatres.

You can check out more of his work here: patrickbrown.deviantart.com/

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HONORABLE MENTION – JARREAU WIMBERLY

Jarreau is a freelance illustrator and the majority of his work is in the fantasy and sci fi genres. He believes in telling a great story while conveying emotion and excitement through his images.

You can check out more of his work here: reau.deviantart.com/

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COMPETITOR – ALICE X. ZHANG

Alice is a full-time freelance illustrator with an enduring interest in cinema, comics, and pop culture.

You can check out more of her work here: alicexz.deviantart.com/

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DEADPOOL 2

Release: May 18, 2018

SYNOPSIS: After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

 

DEADPOOL 2 Official Channels:

Official Site | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #Deadpool

Come Send DRINKIN’, SMOKIN’ and WEST COASTIN’ Off In A 90s Style

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

“Drinkin’, Smokin’ and West Coastin'” is coming to an end, but not before throwing a grand party sponsored by Playboy.

“It’s been a crazy month. Our opening night was huge, almost 4,000 people came, because I think people were stoked that we were back in DTLA again,” Curator Jacob Patterson said. “The nightly events have been varied. Some have been packed, and others have been more intimate. I think we had a very diverse range of programming and people came to multiple events; the best ones where events where new producers walked into our space and brought their own unique audiences, like SELFISH and Cannabis Cabaret.”

Join Playboy and Think Tank Gallery for their “Hidden Arcade 90s Edition,” purchase tickets here.

Artist from around the world displayed artwork which represented the best of Los Angeles.

The support from fans getting the word out helped propel this event into the success it became.

“What was the most special was the sheer amount of support. From people sharing it, to people like the Bloody Gums Collective helping build it, to the people buying tickets and merch just because they know it helps out. We had given up on this show and pretty much given up on the Think Tank after the Ghost Ship Fire, and it was fans and helpers (and sponsors) that picked us up and pulled us across the finish line,” Patterson said. “We’re excited to party with all of them on Saturday (Sept. 23) at our closing party with Playboy.”

Even with the event coming to a close the success gives Patterson hope of another “Drinkin’, Smoking’ and West Coastin'” exhibit to sprout up or travel around so others can experience the exhibit and events.

“Drinkin’ Smokin’ & West Coastin’ – Hyphy Edition. Oakland 2018. Any takers?” Patterson said.

Already in the works is a new show which has already been a big hit at the Bay area, thatdickpicshow.com/.

With the help of Patterson it now comes to LA.

“We have a really killer feminist show in the beginning of October by an artist named Kidd Bell,” Patterson said. “She has been collecting unsolicited dick pics that dudes have sent her and other women without permission, and then she hangs them up in a gallery and tells the guys that their unwanted images are now art. It’s a hilarious protest, and super clever.”

Support from the community helps bring unique exhibits to Los Angeles as well as the events which are produced in conjunction with it.

There’s so many artists which struggle to have a place to showcase their talent and places like the Think Tank Gallery make it possible to bring in artists both locally and internationally.

“It’s truly been wild to watch the range of programming. Every night has looked completely different in here. From events that use the ShowGrow 420 Lounge as a smoking lounge, to events that take over the whole space with cannabis sampling, to events that use only the DMV Dive Bar that we built and the main gallery is open to the public… it’s been super varied,” Patterson said. “The malleable nature of the space has been what has most interesting me. It’s been a lot of work but the show has taken on a new life almost every single night and that’s a testament to visionary producers taking what we’ve built, respecting our artists and then making it their own.”

Purchase tickets for “Playboy’s Hidden Arcade 90s Edition” at playboythinktank.eventbrite.com.

The GET OUT Art Gallery

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Universal Pictures has just launched GetOutArtGallery.com featuring artwork inspired by Jordan Peele’s suspense thriller, “GET OUT.” Six pieces of striking original artwork, inspired by the film, are being showcased from artists Corey Barksdale, Frank Morrison, Sindisio Nyoni, Jermaine Rogers, Sharlene … Continue reading

Morrison Hotel Gallery Brings PARENTAL ADVISORY: EXPLICIT IMAGES to Art Basel

N.W.A by Timothy White

 

A Hip-Hop Event 
and Photography Exhibit
Co-hosted by Timothy White and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels from Run-DMC
Exclusively at EAST, Miami
Special Performance by Darryl “DMC” McDaniels
Dec. 3
EAST, Miami
788 Brickell Plaza
Miami, FL
7 to 10 PM

The iconic Morrison Hotel Gallery is once again on the pulse of culture, combining music, film, photography and art into a one-of-a-kind night at Miami’s Art Basel.

This exclusive event will include an exhibit featuring images of Hip-Hop legends, photographed by Timothy White, Danny Clinch, Janette Beckman, Clay Patrick McBride and others.

There will be a performance by Darryl “DMC” McDaniels featuring songs from Run-DMC.
The evening will include a showing of iconic/never before seen Hip-Hop footage from films, videos and photo shoots that literally brings back the essence of that era.
It’s so much more than a party.
It’s an experience.

About EAST, Miami
EAST, Miami is Swire Hotels’ first venture into North America, following the openings of EAST in Hong Kong and Beijing. Created for unconventional travelers looking for a fun and relaxing place to stay, EAST, Miami offers distinctive experiences for those seeking innovation, style, and personalized service. EAST, Miami offers 352 guest rooms to include eight suites and 89 one, two and three-bedroom Residence Suites (fully equipped apartments with kitchen, laundry facilities and full access to the amenities and services of the hotel). Guests can expect keyless entry, paperless check-in and check-out, a native App with locally curated insights and travel tips, art exhibits, health and wellness programing and array of other happenings to make them feel totally at EAST. The hotel boasts its signature restaurant Quinto La Huella; a poolside bar & lounge and a rooftop destination bar called Sugar; 20,000 square-feet of meeting and banquet rooms with bay and city views; a 20,000 square-foot outdoor pool and deck (with four different pools) which can be used for private events; a lobby café and bar, Domain, and a 24-hour fitness center. Located at 788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, Florida 33131, the hotel is centrally located within a 15-minute drive from the Miami International Airport, and situated on top of Brickell City Centre – conveniently connected to popular districts such as Wynwood, the Design District, and South Beach. For reservations please email reservations@east-miami.com or call 305-712-7000. For more information, please visit east-miami.com/.

About Morrison Hotel® Gallery
Morrison Hotel® Gallery (MHG) was founded in 2001 by former record company executive Peter Blachley, music retail industry professional Richard Horowitz, and legendary music photographer Henry Diltz. In 2012, author, director and photographer Timothy White joined the team, launching an additional West Coast gallery at The Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood. The partners just launched a new location at Mick Fleetwood’s General Store in Maui, Hawaii.

MHG is the world’s leading brand in fine art music photography representing over 100 of the world’s finest music photographers and their archives. Their vast catalog of photography encompasses jazz, blues, and rock imagery spanning several generations through to today’s contemporary music artists and now includes iconic photographs in the world of sports as well. MHG has a robust online presence, featuring over 100,000 images searchable by photographer, music artist, band or concert – morrisonhotelgallery.com

Young Artist Jiovanny Lopez creates drawings inspired by THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR #thepurge

Young Artist Jiovanny Lopez shares his creativity through drawings inspired by THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR


The successful franchise that electrified an entire culture and earned over $200 million in worldwide box office, expands its film universe with The Purge: Election Year from Universal Pictures.

Young Mexican artist Jiovanny Lopez is a big fan of the film series The Purge. For this reason he made several drawings to support the release of The Purge: Election Year. Jiovanny began drawing 2 years ago when he broke his collar bone playing Futbol. He turned to art as a form of therapy. In recent months he has managed to meet his favorite celebrities like Chicharito, Thalia and Eugenio Derbez through his artistic talent.

In support of The Purge: Election Year Jiovanny completed two drawings; one that highlights the iconic masks of this new film, something that the series has become famous for; as well as an additional sketch of actor Frank Grillo who is the main actor in all three installments and one of his favorite actors. Jiovanny mentions that this series has always inspired his creativity due to the impactful visuals and the legendary masks which have very well become characters in itself.

Just in time for the release of The Purge: Election Year, we invite you to enjoy the following time lapse video and photos showing the process as Jiovanny Lopez completes the Lady Liberty mask as seen in the film.


You can check out more of Jio’s drawings on his social media platforms:
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiPWU8Z5W60CDiRLEZBTLTw
Instagram: @AsDrawnByJio

The Purge: Election Year is in theaters this Fourth of July weekend.
#ThePurge