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Halloween Countdown: Dennis Carlsson

Posted in anatomy, art, halloween, macabre, monsters with tags , , , , , , on October 3, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Dennis Carlsson gives beloved pop culture cartoon characters a horror makeover.

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I particularly love the way he does teeth and shining viscera.

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Which cartoon would you like to see Carlsson reimagine?

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Dennis Carlsson

Ben Lewis Giles

Posted in anatomy, art, collage, skulls and skeletons with tags , , , on September 27, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Check out the gorgeous collage work of Ben Lewis Giles.

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His sources range from vintage pulp art to fine art, and everything in between. Biology textbooks, nature picture books, the art of folklore and Americana…

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He states:
Nature, metamorphosis, light, colour, collage,collaboration, juxtaposition, repetition, excitement, evolution, manipulation,music, television, improvisation, participation and seduction are all components in my practice.

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Ben Lewis Giles

Inge Vandormael

Posted in alchemy, anatomy, art, nature with tags , , , , on September 23, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Inge Vandormael sticks to a simple color palette; black, white, red and silver for drawings, muted autumnal tones for watercolor. But the symbolism in her work is profound.

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Much of her older work was inspired by Eastern religion, myth and philosophy. Clearly influenced by nature and the beautiful structure within the ephemeral cycles of life and death, her newer works delve into alchemical and sacred geometry.

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Inge Vandormael

Muertos Ruz

Posted in anatomy, art, skulls and skeletons with tags , , on September 19, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve just been browsing Muertos Ruz on Instagram

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I love her sweet, slightly warped drawings. They remain so innocent despite the proliferation of bugs, ghosts and guts.

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Muertos Ruz

Desktop Goodies 9/17

Posted in 80's, absurd, anatomy, anthropomorphic, art, comics, creatures, death, ephemera, food, humor, illustration, macabre, meat, postcards, religion, retro, skulls and skeletons, vintage, you can't handle the cute with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Be warned:
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Sometimes I write fictional surrealist resumes in my head just for fun. I’m definitely adding “Can appear as a disembodied head and hypnotize crocodiles” to my skill set.
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The daintiest amphibious juggler.
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There is something very wrong with this cat’s hind quarters (or maybe very right as far as he’s concerned).
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An unlikely friendship, indeed.
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There are not nearly enough meat puns in the sentimental postcard industry.
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So delightfully subtle…until you step in the wrong spot, that is.
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Thank you, Rachel, for these next two. I’ll quote her here: “No means NO, Jesus!”
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…but this is a sweater that many can afford. (I’m sure this man’s parrot has become clinically depressed from living with him).
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Genuinely creepy. Not sure where this comes from. Hell, presumably.
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I was going to write an individual comment for each of these, but they kind of work as a dyad.
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I spent a while trying to figure out this “twelfth finger” thing. Does anyone get it?
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Now, a giant chicken absconding with a child, anyone can understand.
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ARYZ

Posted in anatomy, art, street art with tags , , on September 16, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Years ago, I saved this lovely little box of skeletons by Spanish artist ARYZ, not knowing who the artist was (neither did Google image search at the time).

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I eventually stumbled upon the image again, properly credited, which allowed me to delve into his small scale prints and street art, all of which I was quite fond.

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He paints giant murals, often on the sides of abandoned factories where he can have time to work undisturbed. Despite the high volume of skeletons and the innards of various creatures, his work has a kind of sweetness to it at times.

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Braden Duncan: Tangled Marionette

Posted in anatomy, art with tags , , , , , on September 13, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

While there’s plenty of nice art on Braden Duncan’s website, Clockwork Art,, I’m most drawn to her Tangled Marionette series.

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These images remind me of the subtle ties that bind. Her subjects are bound only by the finest gossamer filament…yet they are nonetheless pulled or fixed in place, in fragile reciprocity with their surroundings. The webbing also implies at least some passage of time (or maybe I just read into everything with my Jungian imagination).

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What do these images conjure for you?

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Braden Duncan’s