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Rolf von Hoerschelmann: Krampus

Posted in christmas, illustration, krampus, vintage with tags , , , on December 16, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Here are some unique Krampus illustrations from Rolf von Hoerschelmann. I’ve never seen Krampus with his offspring before!

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These were originally published in the German political publication Simplicissimus.

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Bonus illustrations:
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Saddo

Posted in art, illustration, street art with tags , , on December 9, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Quick post today! Enjoy the paintings, illustrations and street art of Saddo!

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Walter McDougall

Posted in absurd, art, candy coated nightmares, illustration, monsters, vintage with tags , , , , , on December 6, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Thank you, Monster Brains for posting a HUGE collection of Walter McDougall illustrations (click to enlarge).

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McDougall was a prolific newspaper illustrator in the late 1800’s. His work is sublimely imaginative and bizarre, dancing on the border of surrealist children’s fiction…and nightmares. The captions are brilliant.
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I confess, I saved all 86 images in the post because I plan to read them like bedtime stories. Each image is a vignette unto itself, often with a single sentence presenting a strange predicament and/or creature.
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Somehow, these fragments coagulate into stories when I see them…hazy at first, but overflowing with possibilities.
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See the collection of images HERE.

There Were Three Ghostesses

Posted in illustration, undead with tags , on April 26, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

And Everything Else Too posted a bizarre nursery rhyme that, if not the easiest to say, is most certainly memorable. I adore the accompanying illustration.

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Whew…say that one three times fast.

Daniele Serra

Posted in art, illustration with tags , on April 18, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Daniele Serra is a prolific Italian illustrator and comic artist. I love his dark, chaotic watercolor paintings.

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His work has been published in Europe, Australia, United States and Japan, including projects for DC Comics, Image Comics, Cemetery Dance, Weird Tales magazine, PS Publishing.

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Beautifully haunting…
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Daniele Serra

Stag & Serpent

Posted in art, illustration with tags , on March 25, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Stag & Serpent is the work of illustrator, designer and printmaker Glyn Smith.

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From the artist bio:
Whilst his illustration is often associated with underground metal bands, (for whom he has created many album covers, posters and merchandise) his work is chiefly informed by interests in the fields of folklore, myth and magick.

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His artwork has been featured in several books on illustration as well as in various art, music and esoteric journals. In recent years he has exhibited and sold prints in the UK, Ireland, Europe and the United States.

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Mariko Ando

Posted in art, illustration with tags , on February 9, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

My unbelievably talented friend William Basso introduced me to the work of Mariko Ando, an artist and printmaker born in Japan and currently based in Vancouver.

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What will you find here? BUNNIES. And lots of them. Which is fine by me, because I’m a fan of all things Lagomorphic.
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This is probably one of my favorite illustrations ever. One look, and I want to dive right into this place. A squishy, gorgeous bed in a tree, complete with chandelier, my own swing and the company of owls? YES PLEASE.
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I love her lush, finely detailed style.
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Is this fish holding a “recipe for vegans?” I’m surprised more animals don’t carry around vegan cookbooks.
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Mariko Ando

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