Archive for illustration

Spooky

Posted in Artstation, Serge Birault with tags , , , , , , , on October 28, 2016 by Brett Waller

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Love this guy’s style. He’s got a FB page too. Canadian, and has lots of tutorials floating around. More at Artstation: Serge Birault

Digital Renaissance

Posted in Artstation, Ben Mauro with tags , , , , , on October 28, 2016 by bigbabyhead

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Ben Mauro- Concept Design. There has never been a better time to be a student of art than now. The tool sand methods within reach of any dedicated student can lead to fulfilling opportunities. This is a digital 3-D render. Check out more of Ben’s work as well as opportunities on Artstation here. Ben Mauro

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

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.

 

 

Dr. Drew

Posted in Medical Illustration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2013 by bigbabyhead

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Medical Illustration has been around a long time and for different reasons. Leonardo was doing it before photography just to record how things worked. I remember leafing through an anatomy book in grade school and was impressed by studies printed on clear acetate showing successive layers of human systems, derma, skeletal, circulatory etc.  med Illustration is still used today to map out “or  storyboard” a procedure as in the case of this beautiful rendering of internal info of co-joined twins for Mayo Clinic by Michael King. There is a lot more info at the Assn. of Medical Illustrators including info on training, certification and careers. Hey maybe this is a new direction for me.