This month’s inspiration

Most of this month’s inspiration revolves around the use of bold dark shapes, with just a touch of colour or texture. Very different atmospheres, all unique, all beautiful!

Tamdem

Ryan Peltier

Ryan Peltier
http://www.rpeli.com

 

Angie Iver

Angie Iver
http://angieiver.tumblr.com
Via Art Hound

 

Il Lee

Il Lee
http://www.artprojects.com
Via The Jealous Curator

 

Gereon Krebber

Gereon Krebber
http://www.gereonkrebber.net
Via Mocoloco

And it’s already Friday. Have a good weekend!

This month’s inspiration – polish posters

Boguslawski
Tomasz Boguslawski

Stasys
Stasys Eidrigevicius

Stasys
Stasys Eidrigevicius

Diana Sudyka
Diana Sudyka


Mieczyslaw Gorowski

Rosocha
Wieslaw Rosocha

Roman Cieslewicz
Roman Cieślewicz

I had to refrain myself… There were so many that could have been included in that list but too much is like not enough! I have shown you some classics that have been in my image bank for a long long time (the cats from Stasys, Rosocha’s birds, the eggs from Gorowski) but some I found while searching for this post’s material. I was particularly touched by the delicate abundance in the work of Diana Sudika, by the simple and strong images of Roman Cieślewicz and how Tomasz Boguslawski hijacks everyday objects!

You can see this one in our house. It’s a loan from my father in law. He used to collect Polish posters and has quite a selection.

If you are interested in the short story of Polish posters, you can have a look at this article.

This month’s inspiration

It’s my birthday today so I decided to treat myself with a good dose of colourful inspiration!

Lauren Redniss: illustrations from the book Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout
The story of Marie Curie through the two invisible but immensely powerful forces that guided her life: Radioactivity and love, via Brain Pickings Weekly

 

Jenny Brown, via Buy Some Damn Art

 

Ching Ching Cheng via Brown Paper Bag

 

Hairy Fools, also taken from Brown Paper Bag

 

Happy Easter!

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February’s inspiration

Lauren Humphrey via Brown paper bag

Caroline Gaedechens

Andy Curlowe via Art Hound

 

Julie Van Wezemael

I love Julie Van Wezemael’s work. I stumbled upon her drawings while browsing through Flickr. Since then, I impatiently wait for her next post. They don’t come very often but they are worth the wait! The textures she creates, the compositions, the strong shapes combined with delicate backgrounds make her world really beautiful.

January’s inspiration…

 

I still don’t know how to title this post.

I am not reinventing the wheel here but this is something I would like to do at the end of each month: make a visual list of things that caught my eye, made me smile or touched me. Like when your heart suddenly misses a beat. There is a perfect expression in French: coup de cœur, but I have yet not found an equivalent that sounds as evocative.

I love bears (I dedicated a whole post to them) so my heart stopped for a second when I saw this image from Nazarena Canvas on Flickr. The contrast between the detailed foreground and the pitch black background is beautiful. I love the little touches of colour, the pen strokes and the way the bear leans like a big, soft and clumsy thing.

This work from Zander Olsen is very ingenious… and very puzzling when you look at it quickly. Is it a photo? Is it a painting? The fabric that mimics the horizon line plays tricks on your mind.

 

I love ALL photos from the site Hungry Ghost Food, but this series features mushrooms!

 

This beautiful and enigmatic painting is from Carole Brémaud. This image and the next were found through the inspiring site the Jealous Curator.

Another confusing work (in a good way) by Paul Chiappe: this is not a photograph but a drawing. Apart from the amazing technique, there is strangeness and a slight feeling of discomfort. It might be the haziness added to the choice of the imagery but I have to look at it again and again, it is simply mesmerizing!

What a difference a day makes

Snow finally follows many days of rain and fog. What a difference a day makes.

It’s Roupie‘s first winter and he does not seem sure how he feels about it. The hint of a mohawk on his back is a pretty good indicator of his mood.


Ink and acrylic on paper

An ink of yet another sea creature made on Wednesday night but this website makes me want to draw birds (link found through Mrs. Easton). I love the way she captured the wounded owls and ravens. So, you might see feathers instead of tentacles next week!