Jared Andrew Schorr

March 26, 2010 by

Earlier today I was delighted to stumble onto the work of Jared Andrew Schorr. Totally delighted! His drawings and paper-cut illustrations are just oozing fun.

He works primarily with cut paper, but he’s somehow able to maintain a loose, spontaneous quality in his work, something I don’t see much in the work of other cut paper illustrators.

I like his hand drawn work just as much as his paper cut stuff. Maybe even more!

Check out his website AND his blog!

charlie immer

March 25, 2010 by

i’m not sure what to say about charlie immer‘s work… i found it last night while going through a list of artists of a gallery show that i was invited to, and i guess to put it gently, i shit my pants and started sweating nervously from the thought of sharing a space with this guy….

“oh my GOD, there is an EYEBALL, shooting though the SKY… OH my GOD”
– vicki nerino (actual quote from me upon further inspection of the piece above.)

mistuh immer mostly uses oils on panel, and i dont know what to say about it, so i will use point form notes:
colour palette: oh my god.
large solids vs delicate details: sweet moses.
environments: gorgeous and painstakingly renered
characters: eff…

his imagery is the best. he somehow takes that simple character style that i have seen quite a bit literally pulls their guts out and splashes them around. he takes uber cute and ultra gore and smooshes them together into something so bloody and adorable that it confuses the hell out of me and i dont know how to feel about, besides GREAT. it’s sort of like gary baseman in the throes of a heroin withdrawal.

this dude is the man. for serious. you should totally check out his website and blog. please do it.

alexa meade

March 21, 2010 by

i stumbled upon alexa meade’s work the other day and i was blown away when i saw her paintings…

but HOLD ON. they are actually photographs. dont believe me? CHECK IT OUT!!

yep, it’s true!
she paints her subjects and settings and photographs them, and/or sets her work up as installation pieces in a gallery setting. its pretty nuts…

her work is dark and crusty and decayed and somewhat terrifying…you should totally check out her website, as well as her flickr stream. i HIGHLY recommend it, it’s unlike anything i have ever seen.

Koelle Art with love

March 17, 2010 by

I have been pouring over Annie and Chris Koelle’s blog for hours. I’m especially in love with Annie’s bird paintings, some of which I featured below!

Check out their respective websites as well for some juicy eye candy! Chris and Annie


March 11, 2010 by

I bumped into HELLEN JO‘s blog one night while wasting ridiculous amounts of time on Twitter. Then I ended up on her blog and website for another ridiculous amount of time. The image below is a commission she did for Robin McConnell of Inkstuds fame. You should totes mcgotes get a commission from her while they’re still this HOT.

Tatsuro Kiuchi

March 5, 2010 by

Stunning work from Tatsuro Kiuchi.

His flickr stream is also rich with great stuff.

Maarten Donders

March 4, 2010 by

this dude is wicked.
hang on, back up…
maarten donders is an illustrator/artist from the netherlands who completely rocks my old worn out hobo socks.

i mean, come on. his colour sense is something to poop your pants about.

and his subject matter is generally pretty eerie as well, which always tends to turn my crank.. beautiful hands and contorted bodies and things all over the place.

his sketchbook work is effing amazing. what i wouldn’t do to get my hands on this dudes moleskine… *ahem*

maarten donders also did an AMAZING series of posters for Holland’s very own Roadburn Festival, which has become Europe’s leading underground festival for psychedelic, avant-garde, doom or any other variation of leftfield sonic pleasures that push the boundaries of music. here are a couple of my faves:

maarten has SO much cool stuff, so i highly recommend checking out his website and his flickr stream.

Sean Metcalf

March 4, 2010 by

I am very much enjoying the work of Sean Metcalf at the moment. Seriously, just look at this stuff!

Andy Gilmore is hogging my eyes.

March 3, 2010 by

Seriously, I need to look at other things, but I can’t tear myself away!!

Oh, and I can’t forget about his sketchbook drawings, these are nuts.

The best part about Andy Gilmore is that his Flickr stream is FULL of so much more awesomeness!

André François

March 3, 2010 by

André François is one of my absolute favorite illustrators/cartoonists of all time. I don’t see him talked about much anymore. In fact, I was completely unaware of his work until a year or two ago when I found a beat up old copy of The Half-Naked Knight (a collection of his drawings and cartoons from 1958) tucked away in the humor section of a used bookstore. I’ve since tried to track down as many collections of his work as I can find.

The guy was brilliant in every way! His sense of humor sharp, yet subtle. His drawings full of life, awkwardly loose and simple in the best possible way. I’ve consciously tried to let his drawings influence my own work over the last year or two. I had a real hard time resisting the urge to scan dozens and dozens of images from the books I’ve collected.