Monday, February 25, 2013

New products on Etsy

Hey there! Time for some shameless advertising.

 Today, I put a few watercolors, heads, and the hand of glory for sale on etsy, at as reasonable a price as I could. If you'd like to help a dirt-poor college student afford art supplies and beer, go take a look!

You might find something interesting.

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Artist Feature - Hans Memling

Gotta love him. German then Flemish painter of the 15th century, he painted mostly religious and biblical scenes, like many of his peers. He was perhaps a tad bit more creepy though.


"Hans Memling (Memlinc) (c. 1430 - 11 August 1494) was an Early Netherlandish painter, born in Seligenstadt/Germany, who was the last major fifteenth century artist in the Low Countries, the successor to Jan van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden, whose tradition he continued with little innovation.[citation needed]

Born in Seligenstadt, near Frankfurt in the Middle Rhein region, it is believed that Memling served his apprenticeship at Mainz or Cologne, and later worked in the Netherlands under Rogier van der Weyden (c. 1455-1460). He then went to Bruges around 1465."

Triptych of the Last Judgment
A common subject for painters of this era, which allowed many delightfully creepy

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Backwater Gospel

Set in a small, god fearing community in the dust bowl during the 30's, The Backwater Gospel is the bachelor project of 8 students from the Animation Workshop.

Featuring a sinister undertaker who's presence is an omen of death, a one-legged, guitar playing tramp, and a preacher seeking to manipulate his parishioners, this short presents a delightfully creepy story with raw, gritty graphics which fits perfectly over a soundtrack on which Sons of Perdition performed.

A truly enjoyable 9min32, which I'm sure you'll love.

The Backwater Gospel from The Animation Workshop on Vimeo.

You can find production notes and pictures on the official blog.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Breakdown Of An Oil Painting

As you probably know by now, I enjoy dabbling in "fine" arts now and then. Nothing works better to boost up one's mood than a solvent high. I recently made a quick little painting of Cthulhu, and I thought I'd show you how I usually paint.

My art studio, AKA the floor of my 1 bedroom flat.

Following the jump, I'll show you pictures from each step/sitting with an explanation for what I'm doing. Keep in mind though that it is in no way intended to be a tutorial, but simply a way for me to present the methods I've developed through trial and error in order to achieve somewhat satisfying results. Oils are still a mysterious and frustrating medium for me, though, but y'know, practice makes perfect.

I still have lots of practice to go, that being said!