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26 Mar 06:16

williamcrisafi:New illustration I just completed inspired by the Ari Aster film, Midsommar.

williamcrisafi:

New illustration I just completed inspired by the Ari Aster film, Midsommar.

03 Mar 20:28

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13 Feb 05:59

talesfromweirdland: THE LITTLE SEA MAID. Interior illustration by Harry Clarke for Fairy Tales by...

talesfromweirdland:

THE LITTLE SEA MAID. Interior illustration by Harry Clarke for Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, 1916.

18 Jan 20:20

Squishy Flesh Suits Quilted by Textile Artist Daisy Collingridge

by Andrew LaSane

“Clive a portrait” (2019). All images © Daisy Collingridge, used with permission

London-based artist Daisy Collingridge layers amorphous blobs of fabric and textiles to form wearable pastel-colored body suits. With names like Burt, Clive, and Lippy, each member of Collingridge’s family has a personality that matches his/her form. Inspired by human anatomy and infused with elements of fantasy and impulse, the artist says that the costumes are an exercise in “pushing quilting to the absolute extreme.”

Each new character begins with the construction of the head. Hand-dyed jersey and other fabric patterns are filled with plastic pellets (beans) and sewn together to form blobs in various shapes and sizes. After the underlying body structure has been formed, Collingridge begins the process of hand-stitching the blobs to the wadding. She tells Colossal that she has never clocked the process but would estimate that it takes around two months on average. The “Dave” suit is named for and modeled by her father who requested it. The others are named “like children,” and are worn and photographed by the artist herself using a remote.

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After graduating with a degree in fashion design from Central Saint Martins, Collingridge created her first costume in 2016 for the New Zealand-based design competition, World of Wearable Art. “The squishy idea definitely came from my graduate collection, which was all free machine quilted, but all done with really fat wadding,” she told Dazed Digital. “It wasn’t really your traditional patchwork quilt.”

Some have read Collingridge’s costumes as a commentary on body image and body ideals. “It’s really fascinating because as much as I can tell people what they mean or why I make these costumes, everyone comes at it with such a different view,” she told Dazed. “They are reflective of the human form with elements of fantasy. They neither promote or demote one body type. The idea there is an ‘ideal body’ is ridiculous. We are all so different, my work is more about the ‘ideal’ way to inhabit a body. To be joyous. They bring me joy to create and I hope that is reflected.”

Collingridge tells Colossal that her “Clive” costume is currently on tour as a part of 62 Group’s Ctrl/Shift exhibition, while the rest are at her human family’s home. “My dad unpacked Dave, who has been sitting in the living room over the festive period. He was even treated some Christmas lights.” To see the artist create and model the squishy bodies, follow her on Instagram.

“Burt lunge” (2018)

“Clive Feels Like” (2018)

“Crouching Tiger Hidden Hillary” (2019)

“Dave a portrait” (2019)

“Dave on his bed” (2019)

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08 Jan 17:59

Blow Torch And Hair Dryer Popcorn

by swissmiss

This video on How to Make Popcorn Using a Blow Torch & Hair Dryer is pure delight. Kudos to the creative duo of Zita Bernet and Rafael Sommerhalder.

31 Dec 03:27

Hot wheels - Syd Mead, RiP

11 Dec 17:57

Wildlife Intertwine in Finely Rendered Mythological Worlds by Lauren Marx

by Laura Staugaitis

“Offerings” (2019), Pen, watercolor, ink, gel pen and colored pencil on paper. 26.75 x 42.5 inches

Sinuous, intertwined wildlife bridge worlds of the living and the dead in Lauren Marx’s intricate multi-media work. Twisting fox heads, disemboweled deer, and lambs bursting with flowers and birds are rendered with watercolor, ink, pen, and colored pencil. Marx often places her animal compositions on semi-abstract backgrounds, awash with grey tones that give a sense of weightlessness to the dense drawings by evoking fog or clouds.

The artist, who resides in her hometown of Saint Louis, Missouri, cites frequent trips to the Saint Louis Zoo, biology classes, and National Geographic television shows as cultivating her lifelong interest in animals. Her latest body of work debuts December 14, 2019, at Corey Helford Gallery. The show, titled Chimera, is an evolution from her previous pieces, combining multiple animals into each artwork to combine their symbolic meanings.

“From Our Flesh” diptych (2015), Pen, ink, colored pencil, graphite, and gel pen, 17.75 x 10 inches

Chimera further explores my concepts of fauna representations of emotions, personal mental health, family, and self,” Marx shares in a statement. “I am creating a mythological world, centered around North American flora and fauna, to better expresses my image of who I am, how I am perceived, my struggles with mental health, and to explore self-healing.”

Marx studied Fine Art at Webster University and draws inspiration from zoology, mythology, scientific illustration, and Northern Renaissance themes. The artist shares with Colossal that in 2020 she wants to continue to challenge herself technically and conceptually, and that works in the Chimera show brought her practice to new levels in terms of scale and complexity.

See Chimera through January 18, 2020, at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles, and explore more of Marx’s intricate illustrative artwork on Instagram. The artist also offers prints and stickers on Etsy.

“Honey” (2019) Pen, watercolor, ink gel pen, gouache and colored pencil on mixed media paper, 31 x 37.25 inches

“Self-inflicted” (2016), Pen, ink, graphite, colored pencil, and gel pen on paper, 20 x 20 inches

“Nested Fawn” (2019), Pen, watercolor, ink, gel pen, gouache, and colored pencil on mixed media paper, 25.75 x 40 inches

“The First” (2016), Pen, ink, graphite, colored pencil, and gel pen on paper, 20 x 24 inches

“Snake-Bird” (2019), Pen, watercolor, ink, gel pen and colored pencil on mixed media paper 20 x 38 inches

“The Second” (2016), Pen, ink, graphite, colored pencil, gel pen, and acrylic on paper, 20 x 24 inches

“Lovely” (2018), Pen, watercolor, ink, colored pencil, gel pen, and graphite on paper, 17.5 x 22 inches

02 Dec 21:25

The Streets of San Frnacisco, Yi Ge

18 Nov 03:11

Get a grip, Andrew Rae

31 Oct 15:33

The Dark-Surrealist Paintings of Steven Russell Black

by Andy Smith
Steven Russell Black’s horror-filled paintings and drawings have a cinematic quality. Black refers to himself as a "painter with an obsessive compulsion to champion the odd, fringe, or otherwise unappreciated." In his drawings, these scenes and characters carry an even more ghostly quality.
30 Oct 13:34

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27 Oct 17:41

artdepo: curious art of Nicoletta Ceccoli







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curious art of Nicoletta Ceccoli

23 Oct 23:24

Casimir Lee, Recent Work.Recent, incredible illustrations by...

21 Oct 14:56

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18 Oct 01:28

Teeth Teeth Teeth Teeth Teeth

by Luke Plunkett

Leslie Rosique is a concept artist and illustrator from France who has worked at companies like Quantic Dream.

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14 Oct 19:51

JaeHoon Choi

04 Oct 15:18

Johnny KMNDZ Rodriguez’s “Year of Atomic Bird” at KP...













Johnny KMNDZ Rodriguez’s “Year of Atomic Bird” at KP Projects.

Opening on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at KP Projects in Los Angeles, California is artist Johnny KMNDZ Rodriguez’s solo exhibition, “Year of Atomic Bird.”

In “Year of Atomic Bird” the artist creates a series of paintings where a society of birds has taken it upon itself to save humanity. These birds represent thought and imagination, transcendence and divinity, freedom, strength, illumination, and empowerment. Making an appearance for the first time are four legged allies in the form of watchful wolves that represent guardianship, ritual, loyalty, and spirit. Both birds and canids become a source of higher knowledge, elegance, and purity that create harmony in an otherwise chaotic environment. The contrast between rusted weapons of destruction and actively flourishing animal life and vegetation is key to the artist’s message. By preserving, rebuilding, and guarding stewardship traditions that seem to be under attack, the “Year of Atomic Bird” shows a glimpse of a culture and society that has important choices to make.

The exhibition will be on view until November 2nd, 2019.

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05 Sep 01:28

Adventure Time: Complete Collection DVD set illustrations by BG...











Adventure Time: Complete Collection DVD set illustrations by BG designer Matt Houston

05 Sep 01:28

Adventure Time: Complete Collection DVD set illustrations by BG...











Adventure Time: Complete Collection DVD set illustrations by BG designer Matt Houston

22 Aug 03:52

Breakfast of Champions, Qixuan Lim

11 Feb 03:45

The Disturbing Paintings of Mow Skwoz

by Andy Smith
There’s both an absorbing and a grotesque quality to the paintings of Mow Skwoz. Whether in acrylics or watercolors, Skwoz blends realistic skin tones with geometric abstractions and frames. Her cerebral series of “Inner Peace” works, in particular, appear as writhing and distorted characters.
03 Feb 19:06

Everybody’s got a thing, @Threadstories (because)

30 Jan 17:42

Upgrade Your Lightning Cables to Anker PowerLine+ From $10, Including a Tangle-Free Pouch

by Shep McAllister on Kinja Deals, shared by Chelsea Stone to Gizmodo

These Anker PowerLine+ Lightning cables (3' | 6') are wrapped in nylon, are rated for 6,000 bends, and come with an 18 month warranty, all of which are improvements over Apple’s own Lightning cable, and that’s not even accounting for how much nicer they feel to use, or the included pouch that keeps them organized.

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24 Jan 03:42

“I prefer the time of insects to the time of stars”

21 Jan 03:54

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21 Jan 03:54

Conjoined vs. Grotesque


Magnus Gjoen


d shane pierce


Agustin Alessio


Wes Benscooter


Brian Smith

Conjoined vs. Grotesque

13 Jan 01:40

Artist Spotlight: Karla Marchesi

by Staff

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Karla Marchesi’s Website

Karla Marchesi on Instagram

11 Jan 07:19

Oleg Vdovenko, Illustrations.Science Fiction horrors from the...















Oleg Vdovenko, Illustrations.

Science Fiction horrors from the depths of Russian artist Oleg Vdovenko’s imagination.


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