Τρίτη, 29 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

R.I.P. Lemmy, a tribute







































Πέμπτη, 24 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

“IT'S A SWORD, said the Hogfather. THEY'RE NOT MEANT TO BE SAFE.”


“You can't give her that!' she screamed. 'It's not safe!' 
IT'S A SWORD, said the Hogfather. THEY'RE NOT MEANT TO BE SAFE. 
'She's a child!' shouted Crumley. 
IT'S EDUCATIONAL. 
'What if she cuts herself?' 
THAT WILL BE AN IMPORTANT LESSON.”

 A great piece of dialoge taken from Terry Pratchett's "Hogfather" and illustrated as comic strip by Malaysian cartoonist Adi Fitri . You can see HERE the idea and creation of this strip

Τετάρτη, 9 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

Sotiris Adrianos (Σωτήρης Αδριανός)

Choices, 2010

Sotiris Adrianos is a new Greek painter. Born in 1977 is an Athens based artist, dealing mainly with oil painting. He turned to dark symbolism recently and these works are inspired from Renaissance great painters like Rembrandt, Rubens, Bruegel and the death motifs like vanitas, maiden and death and memento mori, using the same old symbols of memento mori, vanity, fragility and transience of earthly goods and delights, like skulls, coins, butterflies, lizards, crows, etc. He was awarded with the gold medal in Olympic Fine Arts London 2012, for his work "Choices" Visit his SITE for more of his work.

Time, 2010

Mr. Elias, 2008

Mr Elias, detail

Mother Earth 2012

Reflection, 2010

Study Head, 2003

Nature Elements, 2010

The beginning, 2008



Τετάρτη, 18 Νοεμβρίου 2015

Jana Heidersdorf


Jana Heidersdorf is a german illustrator inspired by nature and dark fantasy. As she writes in her SITE:

 I enjoy creating moody surreal imagery with focus on atmosphere and detail. My work is often inspired by nature, fairytales and everything fantastical and feral.













Σάββατο, 24 Οκτωβρίου 2015

Joe Fenton

Solitude

Jonathan "Joe" Simon Bramley-Fenton (born 1971, London) is an English artist, designer, sculptor and illustrator, who works in monochrome using graphite, ink and acrylics on paper.


He has worked on a number of feature films as a concept designer and sculptor, including The Brothers Grimm directed by Terry Gilliam and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy directed by Garth Jennings. Fenton's intricate drawings can be found in art galleries, corporate and private collections around the world. Fenton became internationally-known through his first large scale drawing rendered in graphite, acrylics, gouache, and ink, called Solitude. Completed in 2011, Solitude took over 10 months to produce, with its size being approximately 8 feet wide and 5.5 feet high.


Fenton's art work is influenced by many of the early surrealists. Embracing the grotesque by his employment of Hieronymus Bosch-like figures that are gangly, writhing and cramped, Fenton also uses motifs that suggest Eastern philosophy and Middle Eastern architecture whilst maintaining a feel for European Baroque and Rococo with complex frame ornamentation and plant-like details. A common theme in all his works which recurs again and again is that of death and the fear of death. The fanciful and even freakish nature of his images seem to spring from the need to distance himself from the fear while at the same time acknowledging it.

Visit his SITE for more





Mark Tremonti's guitar is decorated by J.Fenton








Τετάρτη, 30 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015

Kusozu: : the death of a noble lady and the decay of her body










Κusozu, Japanese watercolor paintings that graphically depict human decomposition, which were popular between the 13th and 19th centuries; Body of a Courtesan in Nine Stages is another series in this genre featured previously on this site.

According to the Wellcome Collection, Kusozu: the death of a noble lady and the decay of her body was painted some time in the 18th century.  The below scenes include: (1) the woman’s impending death and her preparation for it; (2) the noble woman has just passed away and her loved ones are seated around her; (3) slight skin discoloration (maybe some liver mortis) and a bit of bloating of during early decomposition; (4) the onset of putrefaction with bloating and marbling; (5) advanced decomposition as seen by pervasive marbling, leakage of purge fluid from the mouth, and the abdominal cavity has burst open (6) caving of abdominal cavity and scavenging animals; (7) start of skeletonization and the disappearance of soft tissue; (8) complete skeletonization and scattering of remains; (9) finally human remains have been completely scattered or consumed by unseen animals so all that remains is a memorial for the deceased woman.

For more information visit the source of the excerpt above

Τρίτη, 15 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015

John Kenn Mortensen


John Kenn Mortensen (Don Kenn) is A Danish artist who draws monsters on Post-It notes. We read in demilked.com:

He writes and directs television shows for kids, but during his free time he pays tribute to the darker, spookier side of childhood filled with monsters and ghosts. Ugly, terrifying and bone-chilling monsters creep out of the darkest childhood nightmares and right into Kenn’s sticky notes. That’s right – the artist draws his highly imaginative little scenarios, where kids meet ghastly monsters, entirely on yellow post-its.

Visit his Instagram for more of his amazing work