Archive for monsters

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.

Desktop Goodies 7/25

Posted in absurd, automata, Books, ephemera, humor, monsters, vintage with tags , , , , , , , on July 25, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I apologize if I’ve posted some of these before. I forgot to clean out my “desktop goodies” folder and I may be repeating myself (though I don’t think so). Either way, these treasures are worth seeing.

This is real!
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I’ve seen fortune teller automata before, but never Puss in Boots. He sees straight into your soul. It burns.
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Take a moment to really absorb and digest this book. This may be one of the most horribly absurd things I’ve seen, and that’s saying something.
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I love this headstone. If I am interred, I hope I get a lot of reading done down there.
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Famous monster candle making? Sign me up!
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Need I comment on this? I think not.
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Where’s the bumper sticker that says MY OTHER CAR IS A FLOWER COVERED CARRIAGE STEERED BY A GIANT DEER HEAD?
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Dr. Coffins wonders why his private practice attracts very few patients.
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Talk about a niche market!
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Best caption ever.
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In closing, we must all ask ourselves…
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You Might Be a Monster

Posted in Books, illustration, monsters with tags , , on June 21, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Attaboy has written a book I feel is worth having for the title alone.

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Doesn’t this sound wonderful? Look at the contents!
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I do not have kids, but would be excited to give this to any little ones in my life. Honorary nieces, nephews and godchildren…your Fairy Gothmother has something for you…

Attaboy

Aris Kolokontes

Posted in craft, monsters, sculpture with tags , , on May 17, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Aris Kolokontes has a gallery of wonderful monster sculptures and busts. Look at the texture he achieves here!

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They appear…lifelike.
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Aris Kolokontes

Matthew J. Levin

Posted in craft, monsters, sculpture with tags , , on May 8, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Pumpkinrot recently featured the work of Matthew J. Levin.

My favorite piece in his portfolio:
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His strange creatures twist and turn at unnatural angles…
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Most of them seem as if they were caught in the middle of movements.
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Monsters await you.
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Matthew J. Levin

Alicia Martin Lopez

Posted in art, monsters, surreal with tags , , on April 2, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Alicia Martin Lopez drew me in with this ambiguous, fascinating mural (stare at it all you want…you’ll never really know what it is):

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And I was pleased to discover a cadre of surreal, grotesque creatures on her website…

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Alicia Martin Lopez

Gojin Ishihara

Posted in art, japan, monsters, retro with tags , , , on March 27, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

My friend Stacey linked me to this awesome collection of Japanese monster illustrations by Gojin Ishihara.

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The books came out in the 70’s, designed for kids. I wish my childhood library contained them!
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I think these are some of my favorite vintage Japanese monster illustrations out there
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See more here.

Nathan Vranckx

Posted in art, monsters with tags , on March 18, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Today I bring you Nathan Vranckx.

A fine take on classic still life:
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Vanitas?
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A few of his incredible creatures have a glowing orb in the chest. I love thinking of this as the monster heart; the visible power center of these strange beings.
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Nathan Vranckx

Desktop Goodies 2/20

Posted in absurd, anatomy, creatures, dolls, monsters, vintage with tags , , , , , , on February 20, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Desktop goodies are building up way faster than I can comment on all of them (I tend to save at least 20 images a day, and have never attempted to get my digital collecting in check).

Here are some images that speak for themselves.
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Kumpan Alexandr

Posted in art, monsters with tags , on January 29, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Kumpan Alexandr has a small collection of outstanding inhuman creations.

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Somehow he simultaneously achieves both a coolness and warmth in his color scheme.

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Such interesting organic mutations…

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Kumpan Alexandr

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