Monday, February 04, 2008

Art and Soul

Two artists whose work you must see more of ... First up there's Amanda Visell who you already met a few posts ago with the release of her Pink Elephant figure (here). Her website is worth a visit. I just love her whole style. There's something of those 1940s and 1950s Warner Brothers 'House of the Future' type cartoons about her work ... with a dash of Ren and Stimpy and Samurai Jack ebullience and chic. Gorgeous stuff. The blue baby-eating crocodile will be available soon as part of the new Vivisect Playset. The print meanwhile - entitled Midnight Snack - was a limited edition that sold out amazingly quickly. An artist to watch.

The second mention goes to Mr Juan Francisco Casas who turned up unexpectedly in today's Metro newspaper and almost made me choke on my Earl Grey (and he wasn't at all amused). All I can say is 'Wow' ... near photographic portraits drawn in blue biro. What a skill. Visit his site here. And if you like that kind of realism, pay a visit to my good friend Jan Szymczuk's site - what he does with a pencil is astonishing.

He draws with it occasionally too.

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