Polish painter Jacek Yerka began working full-time as an artist in 1980. He had several contracts with galleries in Warsaw and also worked for commissions. He cites Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, Cagliostro, Jan van Eyck, and Hugo van der Goes as formative influences on his work. His subject matter ranges from odd beasts to whimsical landscapes incorporating extraordinary architecture, and includes imagery gleaned from his childhood, such as his grandmother’s kitchen. Says Yerka, “For me, the 1950s were a kind of Golden Age… If I were, for instance, to paint a computer, it would definitely have a pre-war aesthetic to it.” Yerka’s work has been exhibited in Poland, Germany, Monaco, France, and the United States, and may be found in the museums of Poland. (source: Wikipedia)
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I love the level of detail that went into these fantastical paintings… It’d be so cool to live in any of these settings!
John Allison creates one of my favourite web comics - Bad Machinery! This series centres around a group of tweens (later teens) who go around and solve supernatural mysteries. Don’t worry, it’s not the cheesy type of supernatural… it’s the unexpected but pleasant type.
He recently finished up (or just about) his latest story: The Case of the Forked Road, and it’s definitely worth a read if you’ve got a few hours to spare :)
So I’m really proud of this ornament because BMO’s adorable… and I almost like it better with the soft squishy sides as opposed to something that has really straight sides. It took a lot of trashy MTV reality show episodes to make this little guy, but it was worth it!
Here are a few more shots:
I’m definitely retaking photos this weekend when I get a chance…right now he’s just hanging out in my mini artificial tree being all cute and shit.Retook photos!
I’m winding my 30 day challenge! (which will probably last 31 days…) This is one of my favourite ornaments I’ve made to date :) Check out the rest here!
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Just discovered this awesome blog ran by Guillaume Kurkdjian. It features new animated gifs on an almost weekly basis… and the colour palette for each gif is sublime! If you’re into cool illustrated mini stories portrayed in an infinite loop, this is a gem :)