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'Disgusted' by Mong Ong

'Disgusted' by Mong Ong

'Fight or Flight' by Ming Ong

'Fight or Flight' by Ming Ong

'Chainsaw' by Ming Ong

'Chainsaw' by Ming Ong

'5 Blessings' by Ming Ong

'5 Blessings' by Ming Ong

'Cut-up Carousel' by Ming Ong

'Cut-up Carousel' by Ming Ong

Ming Ong is an artist and graphic designer, based in Los Angeles, California. Her artwork reflects her international upbringing and inclusive worldview.
Her paintings often depict children and animals in disquieting situations, juxtaposing bright colors and nostalgic children’s book illustration with dark subject matter and serious themes.

Her influences include 50′s and 60′s American advertising, 80′s American cartoons, Chinese propaganda art, Japanese anime and pop characters, and Japanese children’s illustrations”

'The Shepherd Inevitably Consumes the Flock' by AJ Fosik

'The Shepherd Inevitably Consumes the Flock' by AJ Fosik

'Being in so far as being goes' by AJ Fosik

'Being in so far as being goes' by AJ Fosik

Work in progress by AJ Fosik

Work in progress by AJ Fosik

'Dare Nothing, Hope for Nothing' by AJ Fosik

'Dare Nothing, Hope for Nothing' by AJ Fosik

'The Illusion of Self' by AJ Fosik

'The Illusion of Self' by AJ Fosik

Stunning wooden sculptures / 3D Illustrations by American artist AJ Fosik.
The Mastadon video gives a great glimpse into the process involved in making of one these pieces ( a piece that was featured on the band’s ‘The Hunter‘ album), where everything is handcrafted  – not a laser cutter in sight!

I’ve posted about the work of Joe Fenton before – this time we can see him draw one of his incredible pieces from start to finish!

Some of my favourite custom vinyl toys are created by UK artist & illustrator Matthew Plater, aka MAp-MAp. His quirky collection of characters often have a cool little backstories to accompany them. I love seeing the designs at the just primed stage because it gives a great insight into how much painstaking sculpting goes on to create these customs and original pieces.

WIP Custom Dunny Sculpts by MAp-MAp

WIP Custom Dunny Sculpts by MAp-MAp

Painted Dunny Customs by MAp-MAp

Painted Dunny Customs by MAp-MAp

'Gaff' by MAp-MAp

'Gaff' by MAp-MAp

'Rebirth' by MAp-MAp

'Rebirth' by MAp-MAp

'Chef Branko' by MAp-MAp

'Chef Branko' by MAp-MAp

'Quinjo' by MAp-MAp

'Quinjo' by MAp-MAp

MAp-MAp’s customs and original paintings are usually sold through his online shop – http://maptownsqr.bigcartel.com/

'The Blooze' by Kelly Denato

'The Blooze' by Kelly Denato

'The Dropsies (1 of 4)' by Kelly Denato

'The Dropsies (1 of 4)' by Kelly Denato

'Rabbits and Ribbons' by Kelly Denato

'Rabbits and Ribbons' by Kelly Denato

'Split Ends' by Kelly Denato

'Split Ends' by Kelly Denato

Above are my favourite 4 acrylic on wood paintings by Brooklyn based artist, illustrator and animator Kelly Denato. For some reason I’ve picked a lot of the dark coloured paintings, but you should check out her blog or Flickr photostream because her style is really varied – she also creates soft plush sculptures and custom vinyl toys and has a great selection of colourful character sketches too!

'Crybabyvanilla' by Kelly Denato

'Crybabyvanilla' by Kelly Denato

Character sketches by Kelly Denato

Character sketches by Kelly Denato

I’m a big fan of Helen Dardik‘s illustration – I especially love her colour combinations! Here’s a lovely new fabric design from her called Beautiful Weirdos featuring those gorgeous colours and some quirky little characters!

Beautiful Weirdos fabric by Helen Dardik

Beautiful Weirdos fabric by Helen Dardik

Beautiful Weirdos fabric by Helen Dardik

Beautiful Weirdos fabric by Helen Dardik

Beautiful Weirdos fabric by Helen Dardik

Beautiful Weirdos fabric by Helen Dardik

Oh behave! ‘Looks That Kill’ is the latest ultra stylish short film featuring illustrator Kevin Dart‘s sexy secret agent girls, led by the glamorous fashionista and spy Yuki 7.

 

A follow up to the first short featuring Yuki 7, ‘A Kiss From Tokyo’

 

I’m definitely looking forward to the July 16th release of beautifully designed and illustrated ‘Looks That Kill’ book that comes with a dvd with the above short films as well as some special bonus features – available for pre-order here!

'Looks That Kill' by Kevin Dart

'Looks That Kill' by Kevin Dart

 

 

I think this image is pretty incredible. The sheer scale of it and the level of detail blows my mind a bit. Not to mention the outstanding illustration style all the wonderful characters contained within.

'Solitude' by Joe Fenton (WIP)

'Solitude' by Joe Fenton (WIP)

What makes it even more incredible to me, is that at the stage shown above the entire drawing has been created with just an 8ft by 5ft sheet of watercolour paper and a graphite pencil! I think the artist Joe Fenton must possess super-human levels of patience…

'Solitude' by Joe Fenton (WIP)

'Solitude' by Joe Fenton (WIP)

'Solitude' by Joe Fenton (WIP Detail)

'Solitude' by Joe Fenton (WIP Detail)

'Solitude' by Joe Fenton (WIP Detail)

'Solitude' by Joe Fenton (WIP Detail)

When the graphite sketch is completed, Joe goes back in with ink, acrylic and gouache to add even more depth and complete the piece. Amazing talent – I’d love to see this piece up close!

'Solitude' by Joe Fenton

'Solitude' by Joe Fenton

I can’t help thinking of Tim Burton’s stop motion animations when I see New Zealand born artist Seymour‘s quirky, dark Victorian influenced characters. I mean that as a big compliment though, in fact it would be great to see them bought to life in an animation…Seymour could even make the models himself because his sculpted work is great with lots of amazing decoration and detail. If you are reading Mr Burton ( What? You never know, hehe ) have your people call Seymour’s people and make this happen please!

I particularly like the Retired Wrestlers – see more of them here.

'Animal Autonomy' by Seymour

'Animal Autonomy' by Seymour

Seymour's Retired Wrestlers - Tony "The Crippler" Santoro

Seymour's Retired Wrestlers - Tony "The Crippler" Santoro

'Snapshot 3' from Seymour's Snapshot Series of Giclée Prints

'Snapshot 3' from Seymour's Snapshot Series of Giclée Prints

'Sherman Swindlers Sideshow' by Seymour

'Sherman Swindlers Sideshow' by Seymour

'The Mad Potters Carriage' by Seymour

'The Mad Potters Carriage' by Seymour

A selection of Seymour prints are available to buy here.

A fantastic animated music video by Oneedo with additional character animation by Rodney Selby. I love the illustration style and the 3D cylindrical effect – really effective and fits the track so well!

There’s a post on Oneedo’s blog about this animation here.

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