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"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

How to Draw a Skull: 50 How-to’s, Tutorials, Studies, Photo References, Videos, and Inspirational Skull Illustrations

Skull on Tattooport

Ah, the skull. Universal and visceral, fascinating and beautiful. Symbolic of those most basic themes: life and death. We find it in pop culture, occult ritual, on shoulders worldwide; most importantly, we find it in ourselves. No wonder we see it over and over in…

“Nurse Hypo” and Others by Phillip Jackson

Nurse Hypo by Phillip Jackson Phillip Jackson, aka Jolly Jack, creator of the memorable “Sequential Art” and other online comic strips, has a great little sketchbook section to find a little inspiration.  His drawings are fresh, sexy, and humerous – not a bad combination. More…

November 7, 2008

Otis Sketch and Others from Chris Legaspi

Although his site seems to not have been updated recently (I could be wrong), you definitely need to check out the work of Chris Legaspi.  Rarely do you find someone so diverse in talents: from fine art to cartoon, this guy has all styles on…

July 8, 2008

“Edward Sylvester Morse, pottery collector” and Others by Lauren Nassef

Lauren Nassef, a  Chicago artist, does a great job of conveying a lot of emotion in very simple, minimal drawings.  Sometimes – probably more often than not – simpler is better.  Case in point.

July 1, 2008

“Nelly” and Others by Bruno Leyval

Every once in a while you come across art that just really grips you.  This is the case for me when I saw the works of French artist Bruno Leyval.  His brutal inks are a study of human life that punch you in the face:…

July 1, 2008

Ink Drawing of Baltimore Magazine Illustration by Frank Stockton

Ink Drawing of Baltimore Magazine Illustration by Frank Stockton

I came across the works of Frank Stockton via the newly started “quarterly zine of literature, art, and design” Urban Molecule. I’m glad I did too because Frank Stockton’s work is simply cool. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that I actually recognized one…

March 21, 2008

“Crow Skull” by Kirsti Anne Wakelin

“Crow Skull” by Kirsti Anne Wakelin

All around designer and illustrator Kirsti Anne Wakelin has some superb drawings among various other interesting posts on her blog.  She is also a contributing author on the Children’s Writers and Illustrators of BC (which stands for British Columbia I assume) blog.

March 21, 2008

Untitled (2 Eyes 1 Body) by Saara Maria Piispa

Untitled (2 Eyes 1 Body) by Saara Maria Piispa

Although I would argue that Finnish Saara Maria Piispa’s paintings are much stronger than the small collection of drawings she currently displays on her site, I nonetheless feel some of them are quite compelling.  Sometimes the idea and though behind a drawing, simple as it…

March 20, 2008

Untitled ("Voila") by Isabelle Arsenault

Untitled (”Voila”) by Isabelle Arsenault

The above is from a scene out of a graphic novel by Isabelle Arsenault.  Unfortunately I don’t know what it’s about because it’s in French!  However, I suspect it has something to do with a recipe…  The artist studied graphic design and then moved into…

March 20, 2008