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IKEA by Thomas Broome

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Renaissance man Thomas Broome makes all of kinds of different art, many of it installational. Among his large collection of works are these fantastic drawings that recreate three-dimensional everyday spaces through text alone.

February 27, 2009

Implosion Series 2 (detail) by Matt Shlian

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Even though primarily a “paper engineer,” Matt Shlian has some really crazy drawings – technical and yet organic; architectural chaos.

February 26, 2009

Untitled by Antonia Franck

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Amazingly, I couldn’t find any other site about or by Antonia Franck, who’s drawing above I stumbled upon on the Portrait Society of America site (definitely worth checking out). I love this drawing, you are practically on the couch reading the book right alongside the…

February 26, 2009

Untitled (Fish from “Art Forms From the Ocean” Exhibit) by Ben Lawson

BEN LAWSON

“Pseudo-scientific illustrations on antique encyclopedia pages.” How awesome is that. Great ink drawings. See more at Ben Lawson’s website

February 26, 2009

Self Portrait (No. 23 / B5 Series) and Others by Matt W. Moore

No. 12 (B5 Series) by Matt W Moore

Although it would seem that Matt W. Moore is currently better known for his color work – he just had a feature article about him in Computer Arts Magazine in which he discusses his Vectorfunk style – I love this guy’s black and white art….

February 16, 2009

Drawings and Tutorials by Brian Ewing

"Ms. February" Line Art by Brian Ewing

Man am I glad that I checked out Brian Ewing’s Flickr page.  While there are plenty of sick drawings on his website and blog, the real action is on Flickr.  Ewing is an illustrator who pumps out amazing illustrations for band T-Shirts, posters, magazines, skateboards,…

February 3, 2009

Organic Abstract No 1 and Others by Michael Herring

Organic Abstract No 1 by Michael Herring

Michael Herring is an artist both from Des Moines, Iowa, and Joliet, Illinois—home of the Blues Brothers if I’m not mistaken.  Looking through Mike’s work I had a hard time picking anything out, there are just so many good drawings.  Besides the fluid, organic abstractings…

February 1, 2009

"Hare's" and Others by Andrea Joseph

Hare

Hare’s by Andrea Joseph You can tell by her drawings that Andrea is a keen observer of the world around her.  On her many “collages” and moleskin sketches she somehow brings to life the little objects that fill our lives.  Once you really take a…

January 30, 2009

Untitled No. 33 and Others by Richard Colman

Untitled No 33 by Richard Colman

Untitled No. 33 by Richard Colman Vomit, decapitation, lewd sexual acts â€” what’ s not to like?  While all these are in fact exhibited in the works of Richard Colman, raunchy or offensive would certainly not be adjectives to describe his work.  It is rather an…

January 29, 2009

"Most Wretched Mess" and Others by Skinner

Most Wretched Mess by Skinner

Most Wretched Mess by Skinner Skinner’s art is wonderfully trippy and dark, with a good dose of social critique.  Apparently viewing some of his color work through 3D glasses makes things actually look 3D!  Definitely check out more of his sick work at The Art…

January 29, 2009