I’m in possession of an internet-art-boner for this guy.
i just got a message on flickr from this dude who thought my stuff was great. and i was flattered. then i went to his photostream…. and felt embarrassed to have received such kind words from someone THIS AMAZING…
i HIGHLY recommend checking out his flickr photostream.
sorry for the fine art-y stuff, but i had to. I HAD TO.
there is a certain book that i had when i was a kid, and i friggen loved it. it was a bunch of scary stories with, what i remember being, the BEST illustrations. every few years, i wonder what it was called, what the drawings looked like, and what ever happened to it. today, i was poking around a second hand store and guess what i found?
the book was called scary stories 3, more takes to chill your bones, written by alvin schwartz and illustrated by stephen gammell. and holy balls, is he ever good. also, i’m pretty sure it gave me nightmares…
i cant seem to find a site, but here’s a bunch of images in google
so i guess twitter is good for something else than just wasting a hell of a lot of time, because i found THIS DUDE there.
he’s pretty much the awesome-est. what’s better than gigantic oil paintings of strange dudes with peg legs and melted play dough faces?
check his site out HERE, and make sure you check out his drawings section too, it’s pretty much kickass.
There’s something very magical and unique about Russian animation in general, and the work of Ivan Ivanov-Vano in particular. Inspired by classical opera, and utilizing two dimensional stop-motion animation, he created some incredibly stirring short films. He was also a big influence on (and mentor of) Yuri Norstein, another of my favorites.