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R. Crumb

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2015 by bigbabyhead

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R.Crumb or Robt. Crumb or Robert Crumb. My first exposure to his stuff was the Cheap Thrills album art for a great Janis Joplin record which my Mom owned. I had never seen art like that when I was 12 years old. I forgot about him but his work kept popping up throughout my life, even on blotter acid. The dude is just incredibly prolific and his style is all his own. Just look up robert crumb

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Dr. Brett’s Illustration Class- Student Work, Fall 2013 Semester

Posted in Flagler Illustration Class with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2013 by bigbabyhead

Nava’s Saints

Posted in John Nava with tags , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2013 by bigbabyhead

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John Nava’s Tapestry design’s for the L.A. cathedral was a wake up call for me as to what a 2-D artist could bring to a large scale architectural project. The cash cow for such projects usually going to 3-D art or overpriced Blue chip  2-d stock that was more a decoration as part of an investment portfolio than a serious part of the architectural design process.

Here’s the story on the tapestries.

The whole cathedral is a unique and beautiful monument but that’s another story.

the world of mcbess

Posted in mcbess with tags , , , , , , , on September 17, 2013 by bigbabyhead

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Too much good stuff Here

Paintings about Children, God and USDA grade meats.

Posted in Mark Ryden with tags , , , , , , , on September 17, 2013 by bigbabyhead

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I was living in L.A. when Mark Ryden came galloping out of the subconscious and burst onto the scene with the Meat Show at the Mendenhall Gallery in Pasadena. He was all  over the place after that. Spontanious combustion. Pure americana.

His website here.

 

Flotsam

Posted in David Wiesner with tags , , , , , , , on September 6, 2013 by bigbabyhead

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This book floated to the top of the pile when searching for Sophie’s books of the week. I am glad I found it. A beautiful and imaginatively story told entirely through illustrations, with no written narrative. David Wiesner won his third Caldecott award with this book ‘Flotsam”.

Eu natural

Posted in Emily Damstra, Natural Science Illustration with tags , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2013 by bigbabyhead

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I probably shouldn’t try a french title since Emily Damstra is from Canada and probably speaks French Eh?

I came across her stuff while trying to concept an assignment today and was just outright impressed by her style, technique, range and work ethic.

She is one very busy lady. Evident in her website here and her blog here which also offers some excellent insights into her profession.