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Kat Mannel

Posted in anatomy, art with tags , on August 21, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Check out this fine jacket custom by Kat Mannel!

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Her portfolio contains various anatomical explorations, with some range in style and material. I love this vole skull study, particularly because of the classic still life feel combined with such a vibrant red.
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You will find some closeups of viscera…
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Drawings…
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And relief prints.
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Good stuff!

Kat Mannel

Andy Gilmore

Posted in art, graphic design with tags , on August 18, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I don’t often gravitate toward geometric graphic design, but Andy Gilmore’s work is positively hypnotic.

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I could get lost in these patterns.
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Once I hit Advanced Pre-Calculus in high school, my brain decided that it wanted nothing to do with math beyond that point. But I’m mesmerized by intricate mathematical patterns in art and nature.
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Such glorious, ordered complexity…
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Andy Gilmore
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Suggestivism Chronology

Posted in art, exhibits with tags , on August 17, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’m not sure how many of you (amazing readers) are in LA. Did anyone get to the Suggestivism Chronology opening at Copro Gallery?

A few previews…
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The artist roster is incredible! I’m going to try to get there while this show is up (and I’ll post some favorite pieces if I do).
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Tasty Soil

Posted in art, monsters with tags , on August 16, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I can always count on Monster Brains to showcase great stuff. Tasty Soil is the wild, weird and wonderful artwork of Chris Pottinger. Are you ready for some awesome monsters that look like rampant doodles came to life on the page?

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Look at them! Globs of overflowing viscera and teeth, mysterious piles of organs and glands, too many eyeballs!
Gelatinous Creased Lesion - Chris Pottinger www.TASTYSOIL.com

I’m definitely going to print out some of the black and white monsters to color…because I’m not ashamed to act like a five year old. Every adult should pull out some markers and color a monster, now and then.

Ointment Organ Inspection - Chris Pottinger www.TASTYSOIL.com

Since I’m still battling some serious health issues, I think I’m going to use these monsters as my visual adjectives on especially tough days.

Example:
“How are you feeling, Dana?”
“Like this:”
Licked Mucous Tube - Chris Pottinger www.TASTYSOIL.com
“…thanks for asking!”

Tangled Wart Abscess - Chris Pottinger www.TASTYSOIL.com

See more at Tasty Soil.

Alfred Hitchcock Book Covers Megapost: Part 1

Posted in art, Books, illustration, vintage with tags , , , on August 14, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

The master of suspense had many books. While I’ve enjoyed his TV shows and movies very much, I don’t think I’ve actually read any of the books. However, I adore the vintage book covers, almost all of which have Hitchcock himself somehow incorporated (often humorously) into the artwork. I’ve managed to collect many images of them over the years, so here’s the first installment.

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Allison Sommers

Posted in art, macabre with tags , on August 13, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Allison Sommers creates what I call “artistic anatomical animal studies” (and so much more).

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I love how she uses these hinged panels; it works wonderfully with her style.
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Some might find this morbid, but I find it beautiful. There is a delicacy and flow to her work that make raw, exposed anatomy appear elegant.
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Allison Sommers

Raul Guerra

Posted in art with tags on August 3, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I was casually browsing some art, and this picture stopped me dead in my tracks. It captured me as if I were looking into a mirror (strangely, in meditation, I’ve had almost this exact image appear many times).

I still can’t look away from it. She is only a pencil sketch, but she conveys a sense of knowing…of traveling lightly with concentrated life force in her hands.
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I was then drawn into the rest of Raul Guerra’s work.
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His portfolio contains many girls, morphing into colorful butterflies…
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And sympathetic skeletons.
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Villains that seem somehow less than villainous…
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Love it.
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Raul Guerra
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Jamie Fales

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

This first image goes out to my fellow lighthearted dancer in darkness Carrie.
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Although one might think a narwhal would be out of place in a doughnut shop, the respective designs of those two things are actually quite complementary (narwhals figure quite prominently into her work, undoubtedly because they are amazing).
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Other creatures appear where you least expect them.
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She does vinyl toy customs as well!
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Jamie Fales

Xeeming

Posted in art, horror with tags , on July 31, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Xeeming (a Ukranian artist whose real name is Dmitri) makes some fun horror art.

Here were have a not-so-pleasant surprise for the sanitation department, come time for trash pickup.
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Gather round and let the fiddler play you a tune!
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This one reminds me slightly of R.S. Connett (whose work I adore).
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The walls are alive…
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Hernan Faraci

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on July 27, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I love when artists find the SheWalksSoftly Facebook Page (please add and/or friend suggest it, if you haven’t!) and I get to discover new work I might not have otherwise seen. I’m loving some of these colorfully frenetic pieces by Hernan Faraci.

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Some call to mind the art of Ralph Steadman…
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Hernan Faraci

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