Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Massive Fantastic Artist Directory: Modern!



So many PHENOMENAL artists and art online I thought it would be great to have a MASSIVE FANTASTIC directory for them all (the directory will be displayed on the left column of this blog)!

Therefore, over the next few months I will be creating a directory of the BEST artists in the categories of: fantasy, game concept, movie concept, creature concept, poster, illustration, modern, humor, children's book, comic, sculpture, horror and animation!

To continue this AMAZING list here is another of my favorite Modern Artists!  Here are the BEST of the BEST in the category of Modern Art, enjoy!

all images copyright their respective owners

Noir Nouar
website: http://www.noirnouar.com
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Mark Ryden
website: http://www.markryden.com
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Todd Shorr
website: http://www.toddschorr.com/Home/index.html
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Monday, December 29, 2014

Interview: 10 Questions with the BRILLIANT Jean St. Jean!


 
Jean St. Jean
deviantart: http://blackplague1348.deviantart.com/gallery/
images copyright Jean St. Jean

10 Questions with Jean St. Jean!

1.... what medium and tools do you use to create art?

Castilene clay, styrene and urethane plastics, chavant clay, wax, sometimes I build things out of wood.

2.... can you describe your creative process when making art?

I immerse myself in the character. Watch the movie, read the comics or books, extensively research them only for reference to get my head in the game. Then I start roughing them out in clay and see where it takes me.

3.... what helps boost your creativity?

I listen to podcasts watch any type of media or listen to music that matches my mood that day.

4.... what helps you maintain focus and motivation when creating?

I’m obsessive. Once I lock in I can work continuously for a couple days if need be. I lose track of time.

5.... what is the secret to creating a great piece of art?

The initial basic forms have to flow. If I can capture the delicacy, rage or subtlety of emotion in the beginning everything else will just enhance it.

6.... do you feel its important to follow your passion in your career?

I think if you can get to that point that’s awesome. Sometimes you have to slog through things you don’t want to do in order to reach that point. It’s taken me twenty years to get to that point myself, but I wouldn’t trade any of the process it took to get here because even the most aggravating projects yielded experience that benefited me in the long run.

7.... how and when do you get your best ideas?

I work through the night. In the wee hours when every thing else is still and no one is around I think best.

8.... who are your favorite artists?

Jim Aparo, Mike Ploog, Gene Colan, Michaelangelo, Rembrandt.

9.... do you offer workshops for artists?

No. I rarely have time for anything but my contract work, and the music I dabble in.

10.... if you could give other artists one piece of advice what would it be?

Hard work pays its own dividends. Nothing is more important than practice and study, and no two people develop at the same rate.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Scott Gustafson's GREAT "Santa's Treat - A Progression of a Painting, Step-by-Step"!


Scott Gustafson
website: http://www.scottgustafson.com/
images copyright Scott Gustafson

Christmas comes early with an AWESOME gift from one of the GREATEST children's book illustrators of ALL TIME, Scott Gustafson!  He has recently posted "A  Progression of a Painting, Step-by-Step" detailed process of his AWESOME painting "Santa's Treat"!  I'm always THRILLED to see the behind the scenes process of GREAT art and this one is a real CHRISTMAS PRESENT!  Be sure to check out his site for this AWESOME process "step by step" and for more AWESOME art!


Monday, December 1, 2014

Massive Fantastic Artist Directory: Poster Illustrators!

So many PHENOMENAL artists and art online I thought it would be great to have a MASSIVE FANTASTIC directory for them all (the directory will be displayed on the left column of this blog)!

Therefore, over the next few months I will be creating a directory of the BEST artists in the categories of: fantasy, game concept, movie concept, creature concept, poster, illustration, modern, humor, children's book, comic, sculpture, horror and animation!

To continue this AMAZING list here is another of my favorite categories, Poster Illustrators!  Here are the BEST of the BEST in the category of Poster Illustrators, enjoy!

all images copyright their respective owners

Martin Ansin
website: http://martinansin.com/
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Richey Beckett
website: http://www.richeybeckett.com/
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Michael Butkus
website: http://www.mikebutkus.net/index.html#new-artwork
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Grzegorz Domaradzki
website: http://iamgabz.com/
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Laurent Durieux
website: http://www.laurentdurieux.com/
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Graham Erwin
website: http://www.grahamerwin.com/
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T Hanuka
website: http://thanuka.com/
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Tom Hodge
website: http://thedudedesigns.blogspot.com/
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Olly Moss
website: http://ollymoss.com/
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Randy Ortiz
website: http://damnthedesign.com/
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Anthony Petie
website: http://zombiebacons.tumblr.com/
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JC Richard
website: http://microcosmicmedia.blogspot.com/
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Tsuneo Sanda
website: http://www.sandaworld.com/
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Drew Struzan
website: http://www.drewstruzan.com/
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Ken Taylor
website: http://kentaylor.com.au/
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Tom Whalen
website: http://strongstuff.net/
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Monday, November 24, 2014

Awesome Artists: Omar Rayyan!


Omar Rayyan
website: http://studiorayyan.com
blogspot: http://studiorayyan.blogspot.com/
images copyright Omar Rayyan

Omar Rayyan!  WONDERFUL traditional fantasy illustrations!  Be sure to check out the GREAT art of Omar Rayyan!




Friday, November 21, 2014

Massive Fantastic Artist Directory: Children's Book Illustrators


So many PHENOMENAL artists and art online I thought it would be great to have a MASSIVE FANTASTIC directory for them all (the directory will be displayed on the left column of this blog)!

Therefore, over the next few months I will be creating a directory of the BEST artists in the categories of: fantasy, game concept, movie concept, creature concept, poster, illustration, modern, humor, children's book, comic, sculpture, horror and animation!

To continue this AMAZING list here is another of my favorite categories, Children's Book Illustrators!  Here are the BEST of the BEST in the category of Children's Book Illustrators, enjoy!

all images copyright their respective owners

Mel Crawford
website: http://melcrawford.blogspot.com/
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Al Dempster
website: https://d23.com/al-dempster/
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Christopher Dunn
website: http://chrisdunnillustration.blogspot.com/
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James Gurney
website: http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/
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Scott Gustafson
website: http://www.scottgustafson.com/
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Katie McDee
website: http://katiemcdee.blogspot.com/
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Rhode Montijo
website: http://rhodemontijo.blogspot.com/
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Beatrix Potter
website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrix_Potter
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Omar Rayyan
website: http://www.studiorayyan.blogspot.com/
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Richard Scarry
website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Scarry
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Maurice Sendak
website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Sendak
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