Thursday, October 31, 2013

And goodnight everybody. Happy Halloween. I will leave you with an appropriate print I did in the spring of a skull (I made them in rainbow colors :D). Yay art.

Speaking of creepy art

I give you Goya

I had an awesome teacher for my art history minor in college that was really, really into the occult. She had a collection of fine art which included all sorts of creepy things like original Goya prints. And she brought them into class for us to look at close up. Best time of my life, taking all those art history courses with her.

Anyhow, Goya. Poor, mad bugger. He has plenty of saner work with portraits and whatnot but what really interests me is his dark art work.

Let's kick the day off right

Every Halloween there is a handful of literature that is a must read and I reread it every year. On that list is The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Monkey's Paw, Hound of the Baskervilles and Troll 2. Okay, that last one was just a movie but it's debatedlythe worst movie ever made therefore worth watching every Halloween.

Er, anyway I was asking my mother if she'd ever read The Monkey's Paw (assuming she had because it's been referenced to and parodied since it's conception)and she hadn't!! So who else has never heard of it?

Your in luck because here it is online: The Monkeys Paw

It's a really short read but very, very good. Thank me for broadening your horizons.

Quick art post then back to Halloween

Squidbiscuit is one of those artist I happily stumbled across trolling deviantart a while ago and I am really, really fascinated by her art style. I really love it. She should consider either making a comic or an art book because I'd buy both. Okay, back to halloween stuff.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Vintage Halloween Photos

Fun stuff.

Who says culture is boring?

If there was one painting and artist to take away from art history it's Bosch. This is one fascinating dude. Not a lot is known about him but his one work of art (a triptych) 'The Garden of Earthly Delights' is still one of the most wacky, amazing, creepy paintings in the known world. Exhibit A:

These scenes are from the last panel depicting Hell. He really is the first fantasy artist. Painted in the sixteenth century, I really have to wonder what was going through his head? How did he come up with these fantastical creatures? So bizarre, so imaginative, so awesome.

Even though he was trying to scare the crap out of sinners to behave he came up with one of the most amazing works of art, ever.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Spooooooky post with spoooooky doll

Oh, did you think you were going to sleep well tonight? Look what lives in my extra bedroom, HAHAHA!! Actually, this is one of my prized posessions. Yes it's creepy as all getout but look at those freaking details!!! Such a delicate face with tiny, tiny lips and teeth. Delicate little hands, silk kimono, ect. ect. It's really amazingly beautiful. I love that doll. But I won't let it live in my room.

Plague Mask

This is my first try at wire and plaster sculpture; the plague mask. Granted there are a few kinks but it was a fun learning experience. I would actually like to make a few more maybe to sell at the next Steampunk Expo or maybe on Etsy. Plaster is surprisingly expensive but I found a pretty decent priced roll from ebay, wire from Home Depot, the black lenses are from an old pair of sunglasses I bought at Savers and everything else was just good old hands on sculpting. The picture is from a Medieval representation of Death and the paint is acrylic.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013

I found something wonderful

Freaking awesome themed patches from Storied Threads over at Etsy. Zombie, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and many many more. WAAANNTTT!!

Random awesome from the internets

Friday, October 25, 2013

Second quick post. Weeell, since I'm at an anime convention I'll share one of my favorite character designs EVER:

Perona from One Piece. So. Cute.

Eeuurrgh, midterms and hometown anime convention means there is little time BUT have a couple of quick posts. In this one I want to share some awesome 'vintage' remakes of Disney posters.

Gives me ideas for an art project. GAH! Drowning in THINGS right now.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Masks: part one

Side project for sculpture class part ONE because I'm an over achiever and actually did three masks in all but the plague doctor masks are still being painted. This was actually a lot of fun. Found the paper skull mask at Michaels and had everything else in my room o' STUFF. Spent one morning painting the details and then it was just a matter of hot glue and plastic flowers. Really like how it turned out.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Along the apocalyptic theme

More art that I failed to enter for a contest. Oops.