In my family, the Montreal Canadiens (or, the Habs) are our team. My grandfather would, twinkle-eyed, tell of the thrill of watching hockey on live TV for the first time (and seeing his hero Maurice Richard through the lens of a wavering black-and-white screen), which inspired him to water down the backyard every winter and get his kids skating at “rocket” speed.
As a former dancer, I still marvel at the architecture of the body, and how its foundations loco-mote us, almost magically. Using traditional ink on paper, I whipped up a … Continue reading April Doodle #2: Bone Structure
Happy Spring 2018! Using Adobe Draw on iPad, I whipped up this quick sketch paying homage to yoga and cheeseburgers, both of which allow me to find my zen (on … Continue reading April #Doodle: Finding my Zen.
In Part II of this extended Q&A, Stephannie Hawkins talks stunt coordinating, behind-the-scenes artistes, and stunts-gone-slapstick. Scroll down to see her performing brave feats on set! Read Part I here. … Continue reading Stunt Queen: Stephannie Hawkins on Moving in the Movies, Part II #VisualPeople
This article, Part I of II, appears as part of Visual People, a Q&A series devoted to profiling visually in-tune folks who work in a diversity of industries. Subscribe or follow … Continue reading Serious Slapstick: Stephannie Hawkins on the Illusory Art of the Stunt #VisualPeople
The movement in Hokusai’s iconic painting, The Great Wave off Kanazawa, has given our eyes a workout for decades. The presence of its several prints in Western collections (the Met … Continue reading Visual Adventure: A Digital Study of Hokusai’s Wave
Every year, nerds of the world (or, at least, of the Toronto area) don their best creative cosplay gear and descend upon the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to gush over … Continue reading Visual Events: Toronto Comicon 2018.
This article originally appeared here as part of MOXYPLANET Media’s “Lost in Translation: Digital vs. Traditional” series, which is geared towards traditional producers and publishers who may be allergic to the … Continue reading Visual Memo: Digital vs. Traditional Part II – “Using Tiny Tools to Reach a Big-League Audience”
If you’re a child of the ’80s, you may recall The Littlest Hobo, a charming Canadian television series airing on CTV starring, well, a dog. It’s a cult favourite and, … Continue reading Google Doodle? Meet The Littlest Hobo.
This past week, I did a quick study of some iconic North American images from the 20th and 21st centuries: Obama’s Hope campaign poster, and an early but memorable cover … Continue reading Visual Adventure: Masters of the Universe Mash-Up.
by Samantha Mehra This article appears as part of Visual People, a weekly Q&A series devoted to profiling visually in-tune folks who work in a diversity of industries (such as … Continue reading Don’t Blink: “We Eat With Our Eyes” – Chef Alison Iannarelli on the Value of Visuals in the Culinary World #VisualPeople
As part of my freelance digital content writing work, I contribute to a Canadian media company based in Toronto: Moxy Planet Media. We’ve been working on a Digital vs. Traditional … Continue reading Visual Memo: Digital vs. Traditional – Part I – “All in Good Time”