Monday, August 25, 2014

Other-Worldly Visions

Alexandro Garcia is an Artist from Uruguay who, apparently, saw a UFO some years back. He has been making art about it ever since and the results are beautiful. See more here.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Loveliness

I just like this. Color, texture, line variety and loveliness by Richard Faust. His site here.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Stylish Cities

Zagreb Main Square (detail)

Kabukicho district (detail)

How beautiful are these cityscapes by Jamey Christoph? He did them for an ABC handwriting book. Check out some of the others on his blog.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Fly TWA!



I just ran across these amazing TWA travel posters from the 1950s/1960s. The Artist is David Klein who produced a lot of iconic work from that period. His website has lots of wonderful examples of his work.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Starstruck




I was fortunate to see Victo Ngai speak at the ICON conference. Her work is jaw-dropping. Beautiful and complex. I want to immerse myself in one of these scenes (although I don't wish to be chased by the red monster-cat-thing). See her website here. I also found an interview about her process here.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Double-Eye Elephant and the Bathing Beauties


I'll refrain from commenting on how long it's been since I last blogged (oh wait, I just did). I attended the ICON illustration conference this summer and was inspired by the many talented Artists out there, so I thought I'd share. I don't know the title of the above piece but it's by Esmé Shapiro. Find more of her amazing work here.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Angles and Planes


Hey, I'm back! I took a hiatus from blogging for a while but look, here I am. Oh joy. What inspired me to post, you may wonder... I took a trip to the Portland Art Museum yesterday and discovered yet another Artist I admire. This painting, "The River" by C.S. Price, I found especially beautiful. The flat reproduction doesn't do it justice, you really have to see the thick paint strokes to appreciate it but, hey, this is the best I can do on a blog. I like his semi-abstract style and active paint strokes. Apparently C.S. Price used to make tiny models of his subjects (animals, houses, etc.) to get a feel for the angles and planes of each object before he would draw. His tiny models were also on display. Go see his work if you're in Portland!