Brooke Allen is seriously in a class of her own. Her art is disciplined, charming and human. Her color schemes are natural and creative. Every new piece I see from her is a jolt of inspiration and motivation. Her use of painted gifs has opened my eyes to what can be possible when an artist takes true advantage of their medium and the tools at their disposal.
My new body of work is concerns beauty and dealing with looking and being looked at. Five out of twenty six paintings are finished as I aim for a particular narrative within the series as a whole.
Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor creates looming 8-foot-tall creatures wrapped in cozy, ripped-up fabrics. These monsters are large and in-charge, and weirdly endearing. But also terrifying if you imagine them coming to life in a dark alley. The artist has a new body of work with an apt titled borrowed from that macabre folk song that begins […]
Remember those monsters that used to hide under your bed? Well, I met their mother! And no word of a lie, Disney’s been paying her to give you the creeps. She’s been right under our noses the whole time, drawing, painting and planting her evil monsters in the imaginations of people around the world. Amanda Visell’s art transports me to a place in my imagination where Captain Hook wouldn’t last two seconds because of the cannibals, and Peter Pan would have been eaten by a giant hippopotamus rather than an alligator.
A lot of Dain Fagerholm’s work is cute and would be appropriate for a children’s book, but it’s his more meticulously rendered, creepy images that really strike me. What can I say, I’m a sucker for monsters.
Stan Manoukian (aka Grograou), one half of French comic art duo Stan and Vince, has his own blog where he posts tons and tons of awesome monsters. Recently he’s been doing papercut ones that people can fold into 3D versions of his creatures.
Cologne-based illustrator and character designer Thomas Wellmann is capable of shifting between amusing and expressive gestural drawings and supremely labor-intensive detail work, with some pieces taking him over a year to complete. For his latest project, he is posting a new demon every day on his Flickr page and inviting people to write a backstory […]
North Carolina State University student Joe Carnevale faces criminal charges for making a monster out of construction barrels at a development site. Though the barrel monster stood for less than a day before authorities ripped it down, it has gained instant notoriety across the Internet and probably Carnevale’s campus.
I love monsters. I love old photographs. I love Travis Louie’s paintings. His masterfully refined technique allows him to take stunning portraits of the monsters in the recesses of his endless imagination. A beautiful balance of the grotesque and the comic, they are the perfect metaphor for the modern human. Once you acquire a taste […]