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Huh? Has anyone else come across this?
There’s so many good artist websites out there I can’t blog ’em all. Barry’s sketchblog is from an illustrator of children’s books. I like his whimsical style and his attempt to post a sketch a day.
The Vietnamese-American artistDuat Vu draws strange, Escher-like landscape and cannibalistic objects in a stark black ‘n’ white (and sometimes red) style. This was featured in the latest issue of Direct Art magazine, which I was too lazy to pick up.
Creative Generalist posts this assortment of links covering an amazing public marionette performance in the city of Nantes, France. A little girl pops out of a space pod, rides a mechanical elephant, takes a nap, and much more. It’s like a very bizarre Metal Hurlant strip come to life. And it wasn’t done to promote a movie…imagine that.
Do right wingers ever get naked and protest anything? Of course not, as this visual blog of Naked Protestors around the world proves by example. All the freewheeling gals (and guys) are on our side. And they’re naked. Yay!
Remember in Junior High art class when you did portrait sketching and you realised that it was harder than you thought and that actually you sucked and that any mastery of the form, any way of getting your work to remotely resemble a human face would take years and years of work, so you gave up? Don’t worry, the Michigan State Police is hiring. Includes photos of the “life study” models to compare, contrast, and grade. Wow!
Questions for further study:
Has there ever been a good artist who has done composite sketches? What was their success rate?
In how many years will this be labeled “outsider art” and fetch large prices in galleries?
??????? This collection of Japanese cookie ads made me chuckle. This sort of surrealism-for-kids is something the Japanese do well and the Americans, um, haven’t figured out.
More fun (and illegal) infiltration as the Minneapolis Urban Adventurers go spelunking in the abandoned Hamms Brewing Co. I wonder if these have been turned into lofts by now?
Stories at the top of the hour…
Ordinary attempted home break-in or zombie attack?
Young high schooler puts investigative journalists of the Fourth Estate to shame.
All this and Chuck Hernandez with the weather!