Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
pictures via Urban Outiftters.com
Saturday, April 25, 2009
5 color, 4 blocks
My panda, 2 girls, and final umbrella girl; other students works.
I love this gorgeous cat print!!
These works were by a student, Greg, who i think took to woodblock printing quicker than anyone. His final print was actually (8!!) carved blocks, the surfer on the left. I love the subtle colors of his fish print, too.
Orange and red mollusks
Candy colored herd of zebras
Thursday, April 23, 2009
images via Denise Schmidt
3. By now I'm sure most people have seen Matte Stephens incredibly cute needle felt animals. Check out this lady, too, YuYu Art who did the adorable kokeshi doll images below. If you want to try yourself, I found out through Felting Crafts on Crafts gossip.com that overstock.com has a needle felt starter kit! It's inexpensive, too!
images via YuYu Art Etsy website
4. The Baren Mall: haha, yes I had to put some woodblock supplies up! In case you have a hankering to carve and print, or even have one made for you....
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Now for your installment of Friday's Five: Fashion Illustrators
All photos were taken at the show, or via Society of Illustrators
1st ever illustrated Vibe cover by Alvaro
5. Last but so not least, the late Antonio Lopez- I think it's very sad that fashion illustration is not a well known art form, because people miss out on beautiful work such as his. Karen had a hilarious story about living in NY in the 80s and going to Union Square, where Antonio lived, and literally digging through the trash for discarded illustrations! she said her and her friends would pin these up as inspiration. He had so many different styles, you can tell he was always experimenting and trying new things.
Illustrations for collage via arinavarga.blogspot.com, www.webuweb.com, fashionillustrationgallery.com, arinavarga.blogspot.com and http://latino.si.edu/virtualgallery/antonio/bodyessay.htm
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Gorgeous illustrations of the wool turned to thick flowing yarn, and picking fresh berries for the red dye are exactly why this book has stayed with me in my head!
And here's my submission, now their site (yay!):
hmmm....it's a little freaky, I swear I haven't seen that book in years until I just pulled it up on Amazon, and the colors of the cover and my illustration, I didn't play around with them at all, that was the 1st colorway that came into my mind.......