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Hester Tatnell

Posted in art with tags on September 1, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

When I first saw Hester Tatnell’s work, I thought she might be a talented digital artist. But these beauties are actually OIL paintings, with otherworldly light and color.

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Gorgeous work, indeed.
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Hester Tatnell

Allen Williams

Posted in art with tags on August 23, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I’m not surprised that Allen Williams has worked with Guillermo Del Toro, as his creatures are strange and wonderful, with a slightly dark, haunting aesthetic.

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His use of pointillism is excellent.
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Allen Williams

BAKEA

Posted in art, monsters with tags , on August 22, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I highly encourage you to step into the world of BAKEA (Juan Carlos Paz), and delight in all the strange monsters.

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I love his use of warm, bright colors…and varying numbers of eyes.
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I might actually go to the beach in the summer if I could see things like this.
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…Or willingly step outside in a winter coat.
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BAKEA

Veks Van Hilik

Posted in art with tags on August 21, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Today I bring you the dark, surreal creatures of Veks Van Hilik.

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From the artist bio:
Veks [developed] his own style: an oneiric, surreal one, while integrating other various influences. Artists such as Gustave Doré, Ingres, Caravaggio, Dali or Breton are constant inspirations from the past centuries but, as cursed by his generation, his work is also tinged by pop culture, video games, comics, street art and tattoos.

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Each painting or drawing from Veks Van Hillik presents itself like an ode to fantasy, like a secret window to his dreams and chimeras, of which each scene and character is a subtle mixture of innocence and darkness.

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Veks Van Hilik

Hsiao Ron Cheng

Posted in art with tags on August 19, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Today I bring you the pastel worlds of Taiwanese digital artist Hsiao Ron Cheng.

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These are the world where strange children play, and drift…peacefully disembodied…through the ether.

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I love the subtle inclusion of a girl, clearly in the wrong place at the wrong time (bottom left).
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Hsiao Ron Cheng

di0_0ib

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on August 18, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

It looks like there used to be a livejournal for di0_0ib, but the link I’m providing is the biggest current collection of work I could find online (sent by a kind reader in response to a mystery artist post).

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All dib0_0ib work seems to be done on sketchbook pages. This is some pretty intense sketching, filled with bizarre creatures from alien world’s (and some interesting variations on creatures from our own).

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Lizz Lopez: Hands

Posted in art with tags on August 10, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Her website is down at the moment (at least for me; not sure if it’s maintenance), so I’ll link to Lizz Lopez’s Facebook page.

Aside from the face, the hands are perhaps the most expressive part of the body, and Lopez is truly gifted in her depiction of expressive hands. I could not look away from this:

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In a number of pieces, flesh fades to bone…alive and possessing stories to tell, with a subtle reminder that it’s all ephemeral.
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She has many other talents, but allow your eye to get lost in the gnarls and folds of these soulful digits…
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Lizz Lopez

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