Friday, May 18, 2012

Favorite Artist Time!

I haven't done this in a while, but I thought it was time for another round of my favorite artists! I found this one a while back, and have been hanging on to a folder of her pictures ever since. It's pretty rare to see a female comic book artist, but when they pop up they're usually fantastic, and June Chung is no exception.
Not sure if she's just the colorist, or has done the full artwork on these images. Information about her online seems limited, she doesn't even have a website. Too bad :(

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What Makes This One Different?

"You can take for granted that people know more or less what a street, a shop, a beach, a sky, an oak tree look like. Tell them what makes this one different." - Neil Gaiman

I found this quote recently on the Facebook page of The Troy Book Makers, and just loved it! I may not have jumped on the Neil Gaiman bandwagon right away, but this quote would do it for me. It really emphasizes the role of art in today's world. Before photography's invent, the job of the average artist was to create a realistic copy of what was before them, to be preserved in time. Once the camera came into use, art had to evolve. Now, it's no longer "this is what this tree looks like" as much as "why should I look at this tree?". What may have once been called the destruction of the artist was actually the catalyst to a much better era, one in which the artist is a creative mind as much as a skilled hand.

I wonder what else is changing for the better?

Monday, May 14, 2012

Johnny Dombrowski

Juxtapose Magazine always has the best artist features. This one was delivered to my inbox yesterday. It's funny how I always seem to love art that is so different from my own. I love the crazy pop-art colors of this image. I even love the color-holds, because they are just done so well! I'm a sucker for dramatic lighting, and the rest of his portfolio has it all over the place. I don't know anything about this artist, but this image really caught my eye, and I thought he was worth a look. Johnny Dombrowski