Brace yourselves and your bank accounts, my friends, because do I have some fabulous art finds this month.
Starting with Chi Boyd, aka Tiny Snails:
How cute is this??
That one isn't in her Etsy shop (yet?) but the rest of these are:
Robin Hood & Maid Marian! Aww, I never see art of these two.
Who here doesn't love space AND dinosaurs?
I had to include this one because Donald is my boi.
(Even if I'm too old to use the word "boi.")
Head to Chie's Etsy to browse the rest or her prints (and pins!), then follow her on IG for lots more fan art and sweetness.
Bored Panda did a whole feature and interview with Monokubo, a Japanese artist who - gasp! - is only on Tumblr. So even though she doesn't have an online shop that I can find, you HAVE to see what she paints:
CURRENT MOOD, amirite?
Monokubo does paint more than cats - she also has giant owls, foxes, and more. I just love her cats the most:
Hang on, here's a non-cat one:
Talk about magical. I want to go to there.
Check out Bored Panda's feature for over 20 more gorgeous paintings and Monokubo's interview, then be sure to follow her on Tumblr!
Bill Robinson of Flimflammery has a whimsical watercolor style I can't get enough of:
Dragon tea time! Look at all the fun details, like the teapot on his head and his itty bitty wings!
Speaking of dragons, here's Bill's take on the "Mother of Dragons":
He calls it "Game of Thorns." Ha!
(I'm kind of relieved Figment isn't in there. That could be... traumatizing.)
But we all know which one stole my heart, right?
Well, NOW we all know. C'mon, he has Junk Lady carrying everyone! EEEEEEE
And one more from Bill, because this owl with a tuba hits all the right notes:
Annie Stegg Gerard is one of those rare master painters that honestly defies description, so I'll just show you:
I KNOW RIGHT?
Even when Annie posts clips of herself painting these on IG, and I watch her do it, I still can't believe anyone can paint like this. Her work is just so vivid and dreamlike.
Check out this card set she sells:
Follow Annie on IG here, then check out this Etsy shop for more of her prints - or her webstore, which also carries original paintings, ooOOooooh.
Scott Mills is another fine artist who caught my eye with his sweetly surreal bears:
Move over, Discworld; now we need stories about people living on giant bear heads.
Scott paints lots of other creatures, too, but his bears are my favorite:
It took me 5 times going through this post to notice the crayons.
Check out the colors in this panda!
Go browse Scott's Etsy shop to see what else he paints, then give him a follow on IG to see even more.
And finally, here comes the artist who single-handedly turned me around on faux taxidermy: Valency Genis. Her work is so fabulous, so funny, so... well... just look:
Tell me you didn't giggle.
This one has a Tim Burton/Dr. Suess vibe, right?
A bunch more from her Instagram account:
And this guy makes me think of a Skeksis dancing around in a boa while no one is watching:
I hope these made you smile, peeps, and gave you some new artists to follow!
But wait, before you go, THERE'S MORE.
I still have free art to give away!
"Mario Princesses" by Megan Fisher, 8x10 signed print.
(This is printed on a velvety matte paper that is a pure joy to look at it IRL, the colors are so vivid. So whoever wins this has to promise you won't frame it under glass, K?)
"Star Wars Doodlez" by Kate Carleton, 11X17 signed print
"Belle" by Bri Pi Art, 8X10 signed print
UPDATE: The give-away has ended!
The winner of the Mario Princesses is Rabidbun
The winner of the Star Wars Doodlez is Susan Anderson
And the winner of Belle is Jessica Layman
Congrats, you three, and please e-mail me your mailing addresses!
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