wallpaper The wallpaper of this week is a photo I took in Hong Kong of one of the Space Invaders artwork. The exhibition was titled WIPE OUT and there were several amazing pieces from this legendary French artist. Invader is internationally known for his pixelated mosaic “space invaders” which he has placed in over 60 cities around the world for almost 20 years. In January 2014, the artist launched the third wave of his “invasion” in Hong Kong 13 years after he first hit the city.The works showed a significant evolution, displaying characters from local culture and classic cartoons, but still in the artist’s immediately recognisable pixel aesthetic. I define myself as an ULA, an unidentified living artist. I chose Invader as my pseudonym and I always appear behind a mask.
Illustration Friday Blog Pick of the Week for STUFFED and This Week’s Topic Happy Illustration Friday! Please enjoy the wonderful illustration above by Mark Brown, our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of STUFFED. Thanks to everyone who participated with drawings, paintings, sculptures, and more. We love seeing it all! Rupert Bear - A Weird But Compelling Childhhod Icon Courtesy of Phil Rushton here are some pages from the 1956 Rupert Annual. This is a particularly beautiful example of Alfred Bestall's work. Bestall had inherited the little bear from it's creator Mary Tourtel in 1935, when Tourtel's eyesight started to fail. Bestall was initially taken on a six week trial basis and had to follow the template established by Tourtel as closely as possible. But as time went on he developed the strip into a work of real beauty that easily eclipsed the work of his predecessor.
Color Your Artwork Using Actions in Photoshop Photoshop actions can make lots of tasks easier; from batch processing to handling simple, every day tasks. Actions can seriously improve your workflow. In today's quick tip we will demonstrate how to use actions to help color your artwork. Let's get started! Introduction I must to tell you, I'm a lazy person and I always want to reduce the amount of extra work I have to do, even if it's just one more click. Sagaki Keita (click images for detail) Artist Sagaki Keita was born in 1984 and lives and works in Tokyo. His densely composited pen and ink illustrations contain thousands of whimsical characters that are drawn almost completely improvised. I am dumbstruck looking at these and love the wacky juxtaposition of fine art and notebook doodles.
Tadahiro Uesugi The strange thing about Tadahiro Uesugi is the amount of people who have never heard of him… His work (and there is lots and lots of it!) has appeared in high profile magazines like Vogue and Cosmopolitan, on book covers, CD’s and what not. But still, whenever I mention the name to some one, they often get a puzzled look on their face. Usually the frown disappears the minute they see the work itself… Uesugi is a master of mood and light. Extremely Bizarre Surreal Artworks In this post, we bring a collection of the most bizarre and conceptually creative surreal artworks. Hope you all will enjoy this post. Feel free to share your feeling about this post with others. 2010 » May Writing in her blog on the Telegraph in an article titled Why preserve Van Gogh’s palette?, Lucy Davies points to some of the considerations for artists learning from the palettes of the masters, both in choice and arrangement of colors. Those fascinated by the techniques of the great painters would benefit from understanding their palettes. Even when learning from contemporary artists, the palette plays a greater part than is often acknowledged. I always find instructional videos exasperating when they ignore color mixing and act as though the brush is always magically loaded with the the proper color, with little thought or work on the part of the artist. This seems to apply to a great majority of the instructional videos one encounters on the web, though those that are professionally prepared often address color mixing more thoroughly (as in the instructional videos of Richard Schmid).
Do It Yourself Doodler So I am many things in this world, but an artist is not one of them. However, David Jablow is just that, and an impressive one no less. His Flickr stream is hands down one of the most impressive I’ve ever seen. He’s taken a 1950′s style Peggy Sue magazine model and put different worlds around her using a single template. The creativity and artistic detail are spectacular. Ankaris Troll Mountain Book Covers Howdy Folks! Momentum Books have launched Matthew Reilly’s latest novella, Troll Mountain. I painted three covers for three parts and currently finishing off the omnibus cover, which I’ll update here when it’s completed. Enjoy!
Just for Inspiration: 40 Awesome Hand Drawn (and Painted) Illustrations Inspiration October 14, 2011 Nothing beats the good, old hand-drawn (or painted) illustrations. With the emergence of photo editing softwares and drawing tablets, it is sometimes refreshing to see traditionally crafted artworks on ads, magazine covers, and other such materials. The effect created by traditional media are so astounding sometimes that many graphic artists synthesize them on Illustrator or Photoshop.
Art that messes with your head (Look for seven horses in the picture) A Face? Or the word 'Liar'? Black Splotches? Or the word 'Lift'?