Theoretical Part

Posted in art with tags on July 9, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Theoretical Part is a “creative community” of two illustrators from Rostov-on-Don, Russia.

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Most of these works are ink on paper, done in luscious detail.

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There are a number of beautiful typewriter images in the portfolio (which I love, of course), always teeming with wildlife, creatures and growing plants…
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Check out her series of zodiac lettering!
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Theoretical Part

I Don’t Get Fashion: “ME!”

Posted in absurd, clothing, fashion, humor with tags , , , on July 8, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Okay, this shirt is patently absurd, but it’s so bad that it’s actually kind of intriguing and mesmerizing.

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While I’d never personally wear it, I’m completely entertained by its existence. Anyone want to hazard a guess as to what the statement of this garment may be (aside from the obvious)?
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All I could come up with is “Head of the Narcissist Convention.”

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David Choquette

Posted in art with tags on July 7, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

David Choquette very appropriately labels his work “pop grotesque.”

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Grotesque is exactly the word that comes to mind when I view his portfolio. But it takes talent to paint subjects that elicit a visceral response.
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Squinted eyes (is it anguish? Exhaustion?), sickly looking flesh and grungy teeth create the feeling that these creatures are rotting alive.
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David Choquette

The Lost Tarot

Posted in art, tarot, undead, wish list with tags , , , on July 6, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Here is yet another gorgeous tarot deck, a bit out of my price range, that I find very interesting: The Lost Tarot

The use of skulls and skeletons is lovely, and the soft color scheme is quite unique (click image to enlarge a bit).
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Hopefully one day this deck will be part of my collection!

I also recommend checking out the other categories of art on Dominic Murphy’s site. There are treasures to be found there!

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The Lost Tarot

Hospital Delays

Posted in announcement, art with tags , on July 5, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’m sorry it’s been a bit more around here. I was in the hospital last week, and back again this week (not in for another major surgery, thank goodness). I just got home and I’m spent! But I’ll resume regular posting ASAP.

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The H Lazarus

Posted in art with tags on July 2, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I like getting portfolio links from artists I may not have discovered on my own, such as The H Lazarus.
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She sites some of her influences as Neo Pop-Surrealism and Cyberpunk, Saints, mythology and technology…the fragmentation of the spiritual side of men rediscovered in the advent of new technologies.

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Some very cool pieces!
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The H Lazarus

Katerina Plotnikova

Posted in creatures, nature, photography with tags , , on July 1, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Katerina Plotnikova has an awe inspiring collection of nature photographs that show a profound connection between man and the animal kingdom.

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I believe this work is done under the supervision of qualified animal trainers, but is entirely real and involves very minimal retouching in post production. While I do love some amazing modern surrealist photographers, there is something raw and stirring about the relative lack of digital manipulation.

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Animals can be such a beautiful healing force (during my long hospital stays this past year, I was happy to see animal therapy becoming mainstream). I look forward to returning home to NY when more medically stable, so I can be around cats again…and my loved ones can laugh at the absurd languages and songs I inevitably invent the moment I’m put near fuzzy things.

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Katerina Plotnikova
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