Monday, February 18, 2013
Time to get our art on, fellow geeks!
Jessica S. sent this in last week, and it literally made me laugh out loud with delight:
By CGHUB member barak144
This is the happiest, cutest thing I think I have ever seen. Seriously. Can you look at this and NOT smile? NO YOU CANNOT.
I coudn't find any information on the artist beyond his/her gallery folder, sadly, but even more tragic is that I see no way to purchase a print! (NooooOOOoo!) I WANT THIS ON MY WALL!
[3/11/13 Update: Good news! You can order prints now! WOOHOO!!]
Karen Hallion does some of the best geeky mash-up and nouveau-inspired art around, so odds are you've already seen plenty of her work around online and at various t-shirt sites. Her steampunk Disney princesses series was wildly popular, and this Nouveau Labyrinth piece is still one of my favorites anywhere:
Theatre de la Labyrinth Print, $25
Part of Every World Print, $20
Head over to her Etsy shop to see lots more!
I've been drooling over Camilla d'Errico's work for years, although I seem to have a knack for falling for the paintings that aren't available as prints:
"Grasslands Goddess" mini-print, $20 ($27 signed)
Time for some more cuteness:
"Like A Sir" by Salvador Ramirez Madriz
It's not available as a print (yet?), but you can see the rest of Madriz's work at his DeviantArt gallery.
The always amazing Tom Whalen has a new Transformers piece out:
(Released as LE posters, but they've already sold out.)
I love absolutely everything Whalen does, and not just because he has so many Disney and geeky pieces. His style is just so dang cool! Sadly his prints usually sell out in a matter of days, if not hours, though, and since they're all limited edition they don't come cheap. I still mourn the loss of the Steamboat Willie poster I was just a few hours too late to purchase. (Although I'd settle for Duck Dodgers, if anyone out there is feeling generous...)
I've mentioned Jason Thomas and Jennifer Teeter of Red Rocket Farm a few times over the years (you might remember my Sharpie tattoo from Jason last year), but I don't think I've ever really shown off Jason's art:
Each of his handmade paintings are 3D, like a paper cutting made with wood, and most come in three different sizes that start around $35. I have three of their smallest sized paintings in my office already, and their t-shirt featuring this little guy (aka "Splatbot") is one of my top five favorites. (John's favorite is Ollie.)
We had dinner with Jason & Teeter a few months ago, and I was amazed to learn that Teeter does all the shirts' screen-printing and packaging by hand - the shirts look so professional, I thought they were mass produced!
And I know I don't have any room left on my office walls, but that doesn't stop me wanting this giant rocket ship:
That one is something like four feet across, but maybe I can talk Jason into doing a smaller version some day. [hint hint, Jason. HINT HINT]
And finally, Bianca Roman-Stumpff is a local Orlando artist, so of course I'm half tempted to NOT show you how awesome her work is just so I can keep her all to myself. :D However, her series of geeky teddy bears alone is too fabulous not to share:
And here's another favorite:
Would you believe I *just* noticed that his tentacles are forming a heart? AWWWW.
I have two of Bianca's pieces hanging in my office now - one of her original "Puff Monsters" and this adorable TMNT print. I think all her newer work is only on Facebook, but you can see lots of her older stuff over on DeviantArt.
Right now you can only purchase from Bianca in person at local Florida events and conventions (she'll be at Megacon again this year), or you can contact her on Facebook about commissions. Maybe if we all ask nicely we can get her to open a web store that offers shipping, though! And as a consolation prize, I'm adding another of Bianca's original Puff Monsters paintings to my give-away board (this one), so at least one of you will have the chance to claim some of her art that way.
Which brings me to this month's give-away! Just like last month, all you have to do to enter is leave a comment. The winner will be randomly selected next week, and will get to choose their prize from my Pinterest Art Give-Away Board. I've added a few more pieces since last month, too, so I just might pick TWO winners this month. [eyebrow waggle]
UPDATE: The drawing has ended, and our winners are Jade Rodger & Amy Broadhurst! Congrats, you two, and please e-mail me your mailing addresses & art choices!
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