Images: Jennifer Davis.
I can’t even remember when or how I came across Jennifer Davis’ art. It’s so special, I just had to share. Her use of texture and colour is really something else. I had the most difficult time choosing images for this blogpost, she’s made so much beautiful work. Just browsing through it, I feel totally inspired. Have a look for yourself by visiting her website, blog, Etsy shop and do read this wonderful interview: here. I really love how it shows the changes in her work over the years.
Have a great weekend!
Creatures with mushroom heads, foxes in clothes, cats… oh my gosh, I love it! The moment I saw this, I just wanted to show everyone. The Illustration Friday blog, where I discovered this artist, was sadly under construction when I made this post (their new website is looking really good though!), so I’ll just give you this direct link to the artists Tumblr (which is really amusing too): here. Curious what you think of this weeks pick…
Have an amazing weekend!
Images: Julian Callos.
Los Angeles based artist Julian Callos’ work just made my jaw drop. The two images on the right are from his ‘The End’ exhibition. The detail and use of colour is so wonderful, I wish I could just cover my walls with it.
His work is varied in both style and subject matter: from doodles to sculpture and from cute to the downright dark. His portaits of ‘The Royal Tenenbaums‘ made me smile no end. He also shows amazing sketches of his work on his blog. Go have a look-see.
And also: have a great weekend!
Wow. Just really wow. I can’t tell you how much I love this artist’s work.
I already retweeted this link by Daily Art Fixx 146 days ago (according to Twitter), but I didn’t do Featured fridays back then and if you weren’t on Twitter, you would have missed it anyway. And it’s soooo good!
Have a wonderful weekend everybody!
Wanted to show you another little something I was working on. Not sure where this one is going, I’ll leave it as is for now, but I want to work on it some more this summer. So looking forward to spending more time on illustration!
Been thinking about doing a catlady illustration for a while. These are two of my attempts, the first in pencil and watercolour/ink and the second in India ink, using a dip pen (I have another three I’m not even going to show you, eek). So yes, still work in progress… As this topic is close to my heart and I know quite a lot of catladies (you know who you are), I really want to get it right!
Images: Anne Lindberg, Gabriel Dawe, Sébastien Preschoux, Chiharu Shiota and Debbie Smyth
Normally I like to feature only one or two artists at a time on Featured Friday, but this week I decided on a theme as works by various artists caught my eye and I really wanted to share these particular ones with you. They do have one thing in common: they are all made with thread. Don’t expect any old cross-stitching here (not that there’s anything wrong with that!). Get prepared to be blown away:
This colourful installation by Anne Lindberg (via My Modern Met) absolutely bursts with movement. It looks so intangible, almost as if we are looking at a glimps of something from another dimension (or maybe I should just stop watching SCIFI).
Gabriel Dawe’s Plexus no 4 is just breathtaking. Like seeing a rainbow through the mist…
Sébastien Preschoux’ Nocturnes transforms the humble thread into spectacular searchlights at night.
Chiharu Shiota’s work may not be to everyones taste, but I absolutely adore it. This haunting work featured here on My Modern Met. Do check out the website.
And look how Debbie Smyth uses thread as a tool for drawing. I especially like her shaded works…
Images: Kate boxer
Last monday evening I came across this blogpost on the Illustration Friday blog about Kate Boxer’s work (could’t wait for it to be Friday, so I could feature this too!). The image with the bunny caught my eye and I headed over to her website. At first I thought, well that’s a funny old website: no real navigation, no menu bar… But I started scrolling and soon I couldn’t stop and eventually I found myself looking at all of the images on her website. Have a look and do click on the images there to see a little more detail. Happy Friday everyone!