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Click to see the Nerdiest Nerd in the world, the King of all Geeks, the Duke of Dorkhood, the Prince of Pocket Protectors....you get the point! Artist Merrill Kazanjian draws/paints a glorious nerd in a time lapse video. 2 Hours of work compressed in to a little over a minute.

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A time lapse video demonstration of an illustration of Sarah Palin, Gouverner of Alaska, former Vice Presidential Candidate. Artist Merrill Kazanjian uses illustration markers (AD Markers) and color pencils (Prismacolor) to create the illustrated portrait. First, he made a contour pencil sketch without shading. Second, he set the base tones with the markers and then proceeded with several layers of color pencil work. Kazanjian is a New York based contemporary artist who uses a wide range of media in his work. He is best known for his tradigital art work and for the internet series, Art Gallery Alpha Males. his website is Merrillk.com

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Its a big floating head!!!!
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How I make my characters
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An instructional video by tradigital artist Merrill Kazanjian

Step 1- Scan the image

Step 2- Open the scanned image in Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop and cut out your favorite part. In this instance I chose the head of the closest character. I liked the face that I drew but I decided to change the hairstyle. I always liked NBA all star Ben Wallace's hair so I will use the digital scissor to cut it out.

Step 3- Print

Step 4- I use illustration markers and color pencils to give my old drawing a new look. For this image, I have combined traditional and digital media over an old pencil sketch. The sketchbook that it was in was taking up space in my studio and I hadn't looked at it for years. I wasnt in the mood to start a new drawing today so I decided to experiment and give new life to an old drawing.

Jackson Pollock said over 50 years ago- New needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements... the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture. I feel that more artists should try tradigital art. (That is, art that uses both traditional and digital media). I have witnessed many artists who are threatened by technology but the truth is that computers have created more possibilities for artists.

Step 5- Finish the figure digitally

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Hungry Puritans chasing Turkey

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Sometimes, you just feel like making Conquistadors. Today was the day for me.

MK

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