Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mystery Artist

So, through the magic of StumbleUpon I found this painting. It's tugging hard at the ole' heartstrings, lemme tell you. Trouble is, I can't work out who it is. It wasn't listed in the filename, nor could I access the parent directory to look for clues. Do you know who the artist is? 'Cos I'd love to find out.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Covered - Blog Feature

Covered is an awesome idea for a blog - classic comic-book covers 'reimagined' by artists.

Stefano Brandetti, Original cover by Jack Kirby and Mike Royer; DC 1972. 

Josh Burggraf,Original cover by Gil Kane; DC 1969. 


I can't figure who did this, but they're an absolute champ.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Drawing Autism

Drawing Autism is a printed collection of drawing by artists with various degrees of autism. This might sound gimmicky, or like some sort of weird insanity art-voyeurism. Instead it gives an insight into the way pathological obsessiveness can mingle with creativity. The results are sometimes really good. 


Wil C. Kerner, Pals (collage), age 12

"What was the inspiration for this piece? [answered by grandmother]
The key in understanding Pals is the brown rimmed off-white donkey ear. Four facial expressions depict the bad boys turning into donkeys in the movie Pinocchio: purple-faced Pinocchio is stunned by his new ear and considering what to do; it's too late for the horrified yellow face; the green trapezoid is oblivious to his pending fate; the blue head is looking away hoping he's not included."


Emily L. Williams, They Take Away Your Razors, Your Shoelaces, & Your Belt

David Barth, Vogels [Birds], age 10

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Autumn Whitehurst

I've seen Autumn Whitehurst's illustration around the place, but it wasn't until I saw one of her pieces used as an illustration for a New Yorker short story recently that I looked her up. That's the first pic below. The cheesiness of it is just truly the greatest thing I've ever seen- it's like Klimt meets soft-porn. Wait. Nevermind.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Aubrey Longley-Cook

Hyper-achieving handy-crafter Aubrey Longley-Cook creates animations by stitching each frame. Pure insanity, but definitely entertaining.

And the back for good measure:

Alon Chou

More illustration, this time by Alon Chou. There's really only a couple of things on his site, but I love the expression and fantastic feeling of motion in this (click for big):