Thursday, March 28, 2013

Clouds of Colour Giveaway!!

 Hello everyone! This giveaway is now over, and I'm proud to announce the winner: Ashley S! The prizes she will be  receiving are these two greeting cards that feature Becs artwork on them (from the Clouds of Colour Etsy shop)! Here are the prizes: 

The giveaway runs from 3/28 until 4/14.
a Rafflecopter giveaway 

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway. Make sure to check back regularly because another giveaway should be up soon.  

Also, there are a few free ad swap spots on my blog left, get them while you can! Just click the "Sponsors" tab and it's the first option! Lol and don't forget to feed my goldfish!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Kari Harer

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ArtistKari Herer 
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Beirut - Nantes

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Evgeny Hontor: Fantasy Sculpture Artist


Artist➵ Evgeny Hontor 

Check out Hontor's sculptures in his Etsy shop. He also does a lot of prehistoric 
creatures as well as sells pendants and other artistic creations

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

An Interview With Writer/Illustrator Kevin King

Make sure to visit Kevin King at his Bluecanvas  and his website

-Can you give me a short background on yourself? Or it could be longer…w/e. 

I don’t want to make myself out to be a special of any sort, but as far as I know, I am the only baby to have been delivered by a Pekin duck at the OB/GYN. It’s a rather remarkable story, considering hospital policies preventing animals from being in hospitals. But this duck was very career minded and a real go-getter.
I distinctly remember my first thought when I was born- “I’m not getting a job.” And I decided at that moment to become an illustrator. But becoming an illustrator right off the bat is not without obstacles; mainly the drooling and the diaper thing for the first few years. I have since overcome the drooling- it’s a problem that can easily be licked.
My childhood was quite unremarkable- I invented the color “Sleem”, which is mostly beige with cat hair. I wore plaid pants and shirts throughout the entire 5thGrade, (and was not beat up). In art class I spilled paint down the back of the pants of a fat girl with a yellow tooth, (and got beat up). And as that I am on the subject of art classes, I was quite fortunate to have a mother that was an extraordinarily talented artist. What she could not teach me, she provided private tutors, Art Professors, to school me in the classical arts. Some music virtuosos are sitting at the piano bench at five tinkling out Chopin on the ivories, I was sketching still lifes of bowls of fruit. And by Providence and the talent I honed, I became an editorial cartoonist for a local newspaper when I was fourteen. This opportunity defined and shaped my future.
The next many, many years I did nothing but dedicate myself to dutifully cartooning and illustrating for panoplies of newspapers and advertising agencies. (Of course, I had bathroom breaks during that time.) One of the most important skills you learn in the newspaper and ad agency business is- meeting deadlines! Another, and if not more important skill you learn as a cartoonist is to be able to tell a joke, impart a political comment or tell a story in a single panel that can be understood by the 100,000 or more people a day who will see it.
Eventually, I became rather worn out from the industry and went on a long sabbatical. Somehow, through an odd chance meeting, I found myself in a very niche field of creating art to be sandblasted on glass that was installed in mega-yachts. After some time I grew tired, or bored of that, and decided to begin illustrating for- me; which is where I am at nowadays.
-How would you describe the art you make?
I don’t see myself as an artist, but an illustrator. And as an illustrator- I tell stories. To describe what I produce is probably best defined as- a perfectionist exercise in line and negative space with bits of watercolour. 
-Your work is so fantastical and full of narrative, every single piece I look at makes me want to know the story behind it. Where do your ideas and inspirations come from? 

Hypnagogia is certainly the wellspring of many of the images and characters, I am overwhelmed, deluged I reckon, with imageries and creatures that seek to be birthed by my pen the next morning. Many of the ideas are born through doodling. And as they emerge onto the parchment I begin to know their disposition and story and I am deeply compelled to tell their history. No doubt I too was deeply influenced from rich the illustrations and engravings from the scores of old children’s books I profusely read as a youth.
 -Do you have any advice for aspiring illustrators or artists?
My advice is very simple- stay away from puerile social commentary. I see so many young artists, (and too many older artists), that want to give an opinion on the “World Condition”. The only condition you should have any concern about is hair conditioner. Avoid drawing celebrities…there is only so many ways you can illustrate Marilyn Monroe or P-Diddy. And somebody has already drawn them better than you. But first, you must really know what it is you want to do with your art…your purpose behind the pen or paintbrush. 
Are you working on any upcoming projects?
I am working on a manuscript, a children’s fairy tale of sorts, which I am in long process of writing and illustrating. It has taken me a while to remember…but my“purpose behind the pen and paintbrush” is to write and illustrate my own works. 
His favorite music at the moment: 
Chopin - Prelude Op.28 No.15 ('Raindrop')

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Crystal Chan


Clearing Clouds 

ArtistCrystal Chan 
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A little bit about Chan:  
"Chrystal Chan was born and raised in the Bay Area, California. Being fascinated by the spiritual world since the age of seventeen, most of her works present subjects in metaphorical situations that are derived from visions, supernatural experiences, and beings. Other works are reflective of feelings and situations placed in the everyday life. Each piece states facts of the physical or the supernatural." (link)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Jess Cross


(From her Goddess Series

Artist➵ Jess Cross 
Her online Portflolio 
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