Oodles of Doodles
This Saturday is the opening of the very awesome 5th annual Gag Me With A Toon group show @ WWA Gallery in Culver City, CA. The exhibit will have over 30 artists “re-imagining the cartoons of their youth” like this “EEDIOTS!” ink and watercolor by the always disturbingly cool Alex Pardee. Inspired by John K‘s world of Ren & Stimpy Alex has created his own tumorous and congealed growth of the two eediots that totally brings me back to the days of watching this show. Love it!!
This Friday is the opening of the much anticipated “True of False Superheros” solo show with all new work by Belin @ Wonderland LA. As he prepares for his show with an installation and more he took some time to do this awesome caricature portrait of deadmau5… check out the video of his incredible skills that are shown off with this simple drawing and be sure to follow us for more updates on the show.
Oh my goodness how I am loving this art find! The illustrations of London based illustrator and graphic designer Sandra Dieckmann are so full of love and the perfect balance of quirky kitsch and heart warming animal emotion. Looking through her work you are drawn to every line and color that forms this magical world filled with textures, patterns and animals. Check out her many pages via her site and find your favorite… of course this particular piece, so perfectly named “Squirrel Spoon” holds a place in my heart for obvious reasons.
As an addition to his “Les Bons Sauvages” (noble savages) show opening this week @ StolenSpace Gallery in London, Joram Roukes is releasing a handprinted 3 color silkscreen print on Simili Japan 225gr paper, limited to an edition of 50 – all signed, numbered and hand finished by Joram himself. With his typical disfigured animal/human embodiments, set in both historical and culturally modern context this print totally rocks and is a must have… you know you want this insanity on your wall, so check out StolenSpace’s online shop, where it will be available for online purchase as of Thursday.
I am super excited for the upcoming book to come out by Phlegm! He’s got a few more goodies under his belt and is only pages away from completing the drawings for the rest of the book and so as the time comes closer I want to continue sharing with you his awesomeness. This “Strange Trust” drawing is stellar – I love all of the tactical weaponry poking our of every window and the thought of literally back stabbing a “friend.”
I am loving this artist find!! Victo Ngai‘s work is such a pleasure to see… it’s got the total Eastern Asian meets quirky illustration fusion package. Reminiscent of Asian woodblock prints her work is super silly, like this “Grooming Day” piece which shows this army of construction guys hacking away and beautifying this unfortunate cat. Her attention to the small details is incredible… check out her work, I promise you will smile more than once!
The Hangover Book is a new German booklet that illustrates some of the best and ridiculous home hangover remedies from around the world. Illustrated by DXTR, he creates silly story pages with his own interpretations of these worldly anti-hangover recipes, including “Balabas” (above) riginating from the Zulu tribes of South Africa, who’s featured cure is sheep eyes in tomato juice. All ten recipe illustrations are totally awesome with a cat hating life in his distinct graphic style… check them all out on his Behance, they might be something you want to keep in mind as New Years Eve approaches us. Cheers!
This little stop motion animation by Reeo Zerkos is adorable as hell! Using all sorts of mediums and over 1000 surprising hand drawn images, follow the sketch page doodles and drawings as he searches for his sister… it’s a super kitschy sketchbook animation that will make your day!
Since I am on this defending women’s rights kick today, here’s a new watercolor by Hyuro, who always pushes at the boundaries of the shackled worlds of women. This piece speaks on so many levels of women as chained down to the idea that they must be homemakers, most of the time unhappy with the non-option given to them by society. Take a moment today and think about how you can help alleviate the burdens of women and bring them respect, especially in third world countries.
I am loving this artist find!! Shrink’s work has officially made my day with his cracked out weird illustrations. Based in Australia Shrink draws out his illustrations and finishes them off in Photoshop to create these wild bugging out images. His characters are literally all in need of a shrink, in various stages of hysteria and disillusion with the world. Check out his work, I promise you will smile more than once!