Where are my comic book fans? I know there are a few of you out there!
Bernie Wrightson is an american artist known for his comic books and horror illustrations.
Bernie started out as an Illustrator for The Baltimore Sun, his local newspaper. Not long after that, he attended a comic book convention in New York City and became inspired to create his own comic books.
You guys remember Swamp Thing, right? This monster in the vertical image to the far left, was co-created by Bernie and writer, Len Wein in House of Secrets which was published by DC Comics. He created plenty more comic books but I thought swamp thing was probably the most popular. Feel free to check out his Wikipedia page for more background.
Thank you to my coworker, George, for introducing me to this talented artist!
All images © Bernie Wrightson
Apparently, the official site is still not up and running.
George Grie is a Russian-Canadian artist. He is well known for his surrealist style in 3D and 2D art. Grie’s work was heavily influenced by other famous surrealist artsists such as Magritte and Salvador Dalí, fantastic realists Zdzisław Beksiński and Wojciech Siudmak, and surreal photomanipulation artist Jerry Uelsmann.
George’s digital neo-surrealistic artworks are an extraordinary visual record of his thoughts, views, and dreams. The artist’s photo-manipulative work displays a fanciful, playful, and surrealistic world intertwined with detail.
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Image © George Grie
I must be on an illustration kick this week because that is what seems to be amusing me. Hopefully you enjoy these because I think Mathew Woodson is a fantastic artist!
Matthew Woodson studied at The School of the Art Institute in Chicago with a focus in natural history illustration. He graduated in 2006 and began working as a freelance illustrator. Matthew has worked with clients like Dazed & Confused, ESPN, New York Magazine, and Puma. Because his first attempts as a freelance artist were so successful, Woodson decided to stick with it. He still lives and works in the wonderful city of Chicago.
Check out Mathew Woodson:
Photos © Matthew Woodson
These colorful, creative illustrations were made using pen, marker, acrylic paint and crayons. The artist’s name is Minjae Lee and he is a 24 year old, self-taught korean artist.
The illustrations express a inner tension with a bang!
Check him out on Deviant Art
I found Jonty Hurwitz via IGNANT and had to share it! How amazing are these sculptures?!
These anamorphic sculptures were created by Jonty Hurwitz, a London-based artist. The sculptures only reveal what they really are in a reflective element, such as the reflective cylinder. While studying for his engineering degree, Hurwitz discovered that science could be used as an art and each of this forms comes from that realization. These anamorphic sculptures are his study of how we perceive space and are the stroke of over 1 billion calculations and algorithms.
See more of Jonty Hurwitz work:
Jonty Hurwitz Portfolio
Isn’t this painting gorgeous? I love it. My boyfriend bought it for me recently and I can’t stop looking at it. (The above image is from the artist’s shop because I didn’t want to reproduce his work.) The artist’s name is Willson Lau and we found him on Etsy. One of the many reasons to check out the art on there. I’m not just saying that because I have an Etsy account either. There are many amazing artists on Etsy that deserve recognition. Speaking of recognition, I was not asked to write this post. I took it upon myself, with the artist’s permission, to post his photos and to promote his work because I love it SOOO much. Please check out his etsy shop when you have a minute.
According to his Etsy shop WillsonArt:
“Born in Beijing, China’s capital to a family of artists, Willson started drawing and painting at a very young age. He soon demonstrated his artistic heritage as he won lots of prizes and honors as an art student. Graduated with a BA degree from Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China (CAFA), one of China’s top art institutes more than fifteen years ago, he has ever since become a full-time painter and interior designer. Today, as an established painter, his works are collected internationally by worldwide art lovers from the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, France, Norway and many other countries. He usually uses a palette knife, painting in oils and using a thick impasto technique to produce bold strokes that add strength and texture to his landscape, cityscape and floral paintings. “
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By the way, if you are interested in buying one of these paintings let me know first. I have a coupon code for 10% off. It is good until the end of the year!
Photographer, Rut Mackel, takes photographs of people in a disfigured fashion with his series “The Ugly Truth”.
Mackel asks his subjects to squish their faces against panes of glass to create contorted portraits that you can’t stop looking at! I think they are beautiful because it shows that people can’t always look the way they want to.
Insanely intricate and beautifully carved buffalo skulls sold at Beachcomber.
These are slightly morbid but I can’t get over how gorgeous the work is! The intricate detail is mind-blowing!
via Skull Appreciation Society