McLean Kendree

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Thursday 16 February 2012

I’m really loving the work of San Francisco-based illustrator/concept artist Mc
Lean Kendree
. His work is vivid and imaginative, yet innocent and playful.

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Brooke Allen

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By USF in New Illustration on Wednesday 28 December 2011

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.

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New artwork from Louis Spano

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By Louis Spano in New Art on Wednesday 21 December 2011

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.

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Terrifying monster art by Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor

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By Kristin Farr in New Art on Wednesday 16 November 2011

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 […]

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Aidan’s selling monster art to pay medical bills

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By Gerry Mak in New Events on Wednesday 17 November 2010

Aidan is a 5-year-old with leukemia. He loves to draw monsters. In order to help pay medical bills, his family is selling his awesome drawings. Check out his Etsy store and blog. Spread the word.

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Amanda Visell’s monster art

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By Courtney Beck in New Art on Saturday 25 September 2010

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.

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Dain Fagerholm’s monster art

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Wednesday 18 August 2010

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.

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Diary of Inhuman Species

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Thursday 8 July 2010

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.

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Thomas Wellmann

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Thursday 24 June 2010

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 […]

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John Kenn

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Monday 14 June 2010

Here’s some really great pen-and-ink monster art by Dutch artist John Kenn, who draws them on post-it notes when he’s not directing kids shows for TV.

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Highway Monster Artist

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 19 June 2009

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.

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Travis Louie

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By Ron English in New Art on Thursday 18 June 2009

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 […]

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