Saturday, June 27, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
READ MORE BOOKS a.k.a BONES a.k.a BOOKER...is one of my favorite graffiti writers writing today. Graffiti being as dominated as it is by stupid ego centric males tends to be highly populated with a plethora of stupid self serving negative aum de plumes or names. I like BOOKER, not only because their work appeals to me aesthetically, but also because the message rocks. BOOKER breaks the mold. I'm sure there are some diehard graff writers out there who subscribe to the traditional strict set of rules of what makes a real writer, and more than likely scoff at BOOKER, assuming he is a hipster, just getting up for the first time, hasn't paid his dues, doesn't bomb religiously, etc. But, Im not concerned with that. I enjoy street art just as much as Graffiti. I enjoy visual imagery in a multitude of forms. Ultimately whatever moves a person moves a person regardless of any underbelly of rules that pertain.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
more of our ARTISTS YOU SHOULD KNOW series:
can you see his influence in today's illustrators? I think I can, I think I can...
Friday, June 12, 2009
Arthur Rackham was born in 1867. His work combined the Natural world with the Fairy Tale world. During his time, many considered him the world's best Illustrator. These days he gets less props as time passes. Mostly due to out an out of sight, out of mind mentality. Many folks don't bother to appreciate the past, mush less sight it as inspiration. In our tech savvy, fast paced culture today youth is at times seemingly complacent regarding past decade's endeavors. Seems a shame as our best seems to have proceeded us. But I generalize...regardless, here is some of his non commissioned pieces. Follow the breadcrumbs.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
the beauty of sketchbooks is that they have the ability to act as a experimental multilayered canvases. One can just keep reworking multiple images to coincide or not relate or interact whatsoever. As we go around and around, we go over and over. All rules are off, transparency is on.
more messing around;
Saturday, June 6, 2009
I've never been much of a fan of photoshop or computers in general for that matter. What I've always been a fan of is getting my hands messy with medium. The feeling one gets from this organic interaction with this senses is crucial to the production of the artwork. This way I can feel like a bit of me is in each piece I complete. However, with so much emphasis on technology in the time period with which we are in, one must adapt to some extent. I'm a bit of a traditionalist in this sense. For now, I am still getting familiar with Photoshop. My knowledge is minimal. Most of the people I've spoken with who work consistently with photoshop seem to claim that "just messing around with it" is the best way to go when trying to familiarizing yourself with it. so, stay tuned...
Friday, June 5, 2009
So If you've never been exposed to the Japanese prints of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi(1839-1892) then you should get on that as soon as possible. He was widely considered to be one of last great Woodblock print masters. Often his work centered around subjects that reference folklore and Japanese ghost stories. Always compositionally phenomenal, and full of vibrant colors, one can't help but be drawn into the narrative.