1. drew-green:

Hey folks!
Steven Universe is probably my favorite cartoon on TV (rivaled by Gravity Falls for me, but these are not by any means the only two fantastic cartoons currently airing).  It has such unique themes, great action, catchy tunes, and amazing visuals all wrapped up in these quaint, subtle, quiet, 11-minute episodes, and I can’t recommend it enough.
Not that I have to.  I suspect most of you have watched at least an episode of it.
I like the idea of the Gems in formal wear, so that’s what I did here.  I admit that Pearl probably wouldn’t be quite so “glam rock meets Kate Bush,” but I’m a sucker for heavy eye makeup and dramatic shoulders (see:  every piece of art I’ve ever done, ever).  Amethyst seems like the kinda gal that would mix the edgy with the classy, and Garnet is always and forever, super regal.  Steven, of course, couldn’t be bothered to wear actual formal wear, so I put him in one of those silly tux tees.  :)
I’m preparing a few fan art pieces to sell as prints at Dragon Con - just a few, I much prefer the majority of my table to feature original work.  This is one of them!  I hope you enjoy it, and I hope you’ll consider buying a print at the show (or any I might have left over afterward).
Enjoy!
~Drew

    drew-green:

    Hey folks!

    Steven Universe is probably my favorite cartoon on TV (rivaled by Gravity Falls for me, but these are not by any means the only two fantastic cartoons currently airing).  It has such unique themes, great action, catchy tunes, and amazing visuals all wrapped up in these quaint, subtle, quiet, 11-minute episodes, and I can’t recommend it enough.

    Not that I have to.  I suspect most of you have watched at least an episode of it.

    I like the idea of the Gems in formal wear, so that’s what I did here.  I admit that Pearl probably wouldn’t be quite so “glam rock meets Kate Bush,” but I’m a sucker for heavy eye makeup and dramatic shoulders (see:  every piece of art I’ve ever done, ever).  Amethyst seems like the kinda gal that would mix the edgy with the classy, and Garnet is always and forever, super regal.  Steven, of course, couldn’t be bothered to wear actual formal wear, so I put him in one of those silly tux tees.  :)

    I’m preparing a few fan art pieces to sell as prints at Dragon Con - just a few, I much prefer the majority of my table to feature original work.  This is one of them!  I hope you enjoy it, and I hope you’ll consider buying a print at the show (or any I might have left over afterward).

    Enjoy!

    ~Drew

  2. David Leonard is an artist and television news correspondent based in Los Angeles, California. In his first solo show in the U.S. entitled New Works, Leonard features a series of vacuum-formed works, produced at Warner Bros. Studio in Burbank, CA, distorting reality through various media channels by incorporating mechanical and digital processes. 

    David Leonard is an artist and television news correspondent based in Los Angeles, California. In his first solo show in the U.S. entitled New Works, Leonard features a series of vacuum-formed works, produced at Warner Bros. Studio in Burbank, CA, distorting reality through various media channels by incorporating mechanical and digital processes. 

  3. Drawings by Kurt Vonnegut long kept in storage are getting the monograph treatment with a new publication of his playful, line-driven art. Kurt Vonnegut Drawings, coming next month from the Monacelli Press, features 145 selections of his work.

  4. Christina Massey’s Salva Veritate solo exhibition.

    Christina’s works depict the unharmed truth about the economic recession, bank bailouts and the emotional strains placed upon innocent families in the wake of its aftermath.  Her works are physical fragments of the new and old, success and failure.  They are also bits and pieces of her own past and present, likes and dislikes. Through donated business attire from banks and corporate employees, Christina re-purposed this fabric and hand stitched it together with sections of her own failed works on canvas. The results are organic, quilt-like surfaces made from painted canvas where the sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious influence of the khakis, collared shirts and nylons lay within the composition as reminders of the ever present influence of money on the creation and promotion of art.

  5. mashable:

    With the LIX Pen, you can doodle in 3D.

    This is so thrilling! Excited to see what comes out of this little piece of wonder. 

  6. David Maisel - History’s Shadow

    For over twenty-five years, Maisel’s photographic work has been wide-ranging in scope, and yet deeply focused on what he describes as a “long-term investigation into the aesthetics of entropy, and the dual processes of memory and excavation.”

    History’s Shadow represents an elegant continuation of these well-established themes, utilizing x-rays as source material to explore the intersection of scientific research and visual art. 

  7. Here’s a new ad hijacking project by Ji Lee called "Clownify Stickers." We love the fun and clever way she’s taking over the ads and bringing a little joy to the world.

  8. Damien Flood's work offers clean, stark, heroic strokes of movement against quietly complex backgrounds. Although exhibiting some abstract expressionist sensibilities, his work won't be caught, refuses to be catalogued, or boxed in, reduced to a mere thing. Each work exists on it's own. 

  9. Ashley Garrett’s work explores the uncanny qualities in common household objects. Growing up in a small rural town in Northeastern Pennsylvania, a slate mining town with its now silenced quarry holes and obsolete tools, her work is infused with a sense of still contemplation and memory. These paintings and drawings reflect that stillness and weight and objects take on a totemic-like power when pressured through Garrett’s imagination.

    Garrett comments in an interview with Phillip J. Mellen (Ahtcast): "What’s important in my work is having a sense of being grounded in the world, taking in the outside world… paying attention to light, sound, smell, touch, feeling, all the tactile stuff - [to be] bristling with attention." She continues, noting that this attention "is a huge resource of information.. always overflowing with content. I find that whenever I go that direction in terms of making art …even if it changes really dramatically from the source material… that it’s the most relatable and usually it has the most force."

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