Wednesday, December 16, 2009
And yes...That is Jessie from Saved by the Bell
oh...and yes a Star Wars string art
I want one
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Here are the photos of my wall piece from the FAT CITY WILDCAT show. It took a little over 40 hours to complete and a few sleepless nights but seeing it all come together was well worth it! This is by far the largest piece I've ever made and I definitely want to continue working at a larger scale. For a girl whose pieces are usually about 8 by 10 inches, a 6 by 7 foot wall space can be daunting. However I really did enjoy the process and was blown away by how rewarding it can feel to see your doodles on a wall!
Monday, December 14, 2009
Due to annoying internet issues earlier this week, I'm running a tad behind in my postings but don't worry, everything is back to normal and I'm ready to chat about a few more spectacular creative’s as promised!
The OMFG artists this week are Amy Brown and Melvin Galapon
Though these folks are on opposite spectrum's artistically, they have both peaked my interest in something new and have encouraged me to step outside the box creatively.
Amy Brown is an illustrator based out of London. She creates playfully naive drawings that make you wish there was a space ship to the land of her brain! However, what really brought stars to my eyes was her colourful king tut short! Her simple yet fun style really got me turned onto the idea of seeing my drawings in motion and gave me the confidence to think it was possible. Here is the wonderful animation and a few examples of her work!
Melvin is a graphic designer who is also based out of London. He creates stunning pieces of design which often use iconographic imagery to comment on contemporary culture. These few images don't do justice to the body of his work, so I highly suggest checking out his website! His beautiful designs continue to tweak my interest in word art and encourages me to keep exploring typography in my own work.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I've decided that in an attempt to further my knowledge of contemporary artists and illustrators I will try to feature a few creative's a week on here! Not only will my wealth of art knowledge grow, now I'll have a place to share my relentless bookmarking.
I have major girl crushes on these very talented ladies and whats even better then rad girl art...well that is rad girl art by Torontonians! Yup, thats right...these ladies are T.O. natives and they are sure doing a great job of representing Canadian contemporary art!
I certainly suggest you mosey on down to the AGO to check out Boyle porcelain figures which are in the permanent collection as well as check out Cochrane up coming show at Narwhal on December 11!