My first Google Doodle after two months on the disabled list due to a broken neck. This is for Olga Ferri, a famous Argentinian ballet dancer, often considered to be one of the best Giselles to perform that role.
I saw Giselle many years ago, and remember being struck by the second act – how the main character, in her second life, danced all night to distract and save the man who broke her heart (which ending up causing her death, mind you). In some ways, the movement is about second chances, and in many ways, that’s why I wanted to work on this illustration.
An evening studying the light/dark compositions of photographs by Wright Morris. That man had It.
The “anatomy” of a recent doodle for Austria. Experimented with ink and colored penciled cutouts, which I then pieced together in Photoshop. Slowly finding my way to a happy medium where I can mix cutout shapes, drawings, and painted elements, reserving Photoshop as a final-stage editing tool.
The doodle itself is based on the lyrics of the Austrian national anthem:
Land of Mountains, Land by the Stream, Land of fields, land of cathedrals, Land of hammers, with a promising future, Home to great daughters and sons, A nation highly blessed with beauty, Much-praised Austria!
One of the most amazing humans ever, Dian Fossey. I was incredibly honored to celebrate her life’s work with today’s Google Doodle.
Animal Doodles Series Part II - by Will Kim
I have been challenging myself to post 2~4 animal doodles per day for last one week on INSTAGRAM and I have been sharing those posts here on my TUMBLR. (Some old, some new) I sincerely appreciate all the feedback and support you have given me. So here is a summary of those animal doodles PART II.
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