All I have been able to find out about this incredible artist is this; David ‘Meggs’ Hooke – Australian artist, street artist & designer. His work can be described in a few words…”f*cking awesome”. *Apologies*
I found Meggs work on Instagram as his work was displayed at the Thinkspace Art Gallery a few months ago and I’ve been swooning over his artwork since. You should definitely check out his progress on the “reinvention” of an abandoned church in DC, it’s mind blowing…
Although the website is being updated, I would go follow him on twitter/instagram @Houseofmeggs…your eyeballs will be pleased!
Once again I have failed in my mission to post a weekly blog because I feel like I’m constantly busy, ahh! Seriously, how do people prioritize? I think I have a lot to learn about this blogging business! Anyway, I’m a busy bee at the moment because after being made redundant in January I decided to start my own little business…and about 12 hours later I was offered another full time job, very nice indeed!
So by day I’m a “Visualisation Specialist”…and by night I’m BATMAN!…Or, “The Wedding Illustrator”.
Planning my own wedding got me thinking…I love weddings and digital illustration, so why not try and become something which combines the two? And “The Wedding Illustrator” was the result of that thought. Who knows, it might be a complete shambles but I’m having fun with it so who cares?
I suppose the benefit of creating digital art is that you don’t need to physically hand over anything in person, meaning you can provide a service to anyone who has internet access.There are a number of things which wedding illustrations could be used for so if it takes your interest why not have a look at http://www.theweddingillustrator.co.uk . I also created a facebook and twitter account if any other wedding businesses out there want to say hello!
This is just a quick post because I’m really excited about finishing my first ever commissioned painting. This was an entirely new challenge to me as I’m used to drawing portraits or still lifes but I think it turned out not too shabby! It was my friend who asked me to do a painting of his favourite character Nocturne from the game League of Legends. As a gamer and artist I was stoked that he asked me to do it for him and wasn’t just looking for a freebie!
Rachel is a beautiful abstract artist from Orange County who I think might have a bit of an obsession with colour…She’s not the sort of artist whose work I would usually feature on the blog (I have a thing for awesome characters, OK?) but her work is so visually interesting I couldn’t help but scroll through all of the images on her website!
It’s strange because I have always wanted to just go crazy with colour on a blank canvas, but as she says on her website it almost feels as though that’s “breaking the rules.” Anyway, I’m glad she has decided to go the abstract way, using a mixture of acrylics and spray paint. It’s so nice to see something that isn’t meant to look like anything and can just stand alone.
Oh, and if someone wants to buy me one of her painted Munny collectibles I would be cool with that…SO CUTE!
Go check out her website and if you feel inspired then why not go grab a blank canvas and have a go for yourself? Enjoy!
I feel like I haven’t written a blog in ages and in truth I haven’t talked about my artist of the week because no-one has really caught my attention or inspired me lately…although I do have someone to write about this week so I can chill out now!
What has caught my attention recently is art in social media and when I say that I’m mostly referring to Facebook and Instagram. One of my favourite artists Olivia Rose has become part of the “Bad Apple Artist Collective”, which is a group of artists promoting and selling their work via Facebook. Maybe I’m a little slow on the uptake and there are lots of groups like this but I think it’s a brilliant idea. They have auctions based on a theme each month and people are able to bid on artwork. I have never been a great fan of “bidding” – I hate feeling like I have missed out, which can then cause me to offer more than I can actually afford. But what has been interesting is seeing how much people value the artwork.
I’m definitely going to look into this more and see if there are other groups like this. Can any other bloggers out there recommend a group like this? I think it’s a great way to discover new artists! If you want to have a look at the Bad Apple page it can be found here. Happy bidding
Molly Crabapple is an artist living in New York. I was completely awed by one of her recent projects – “Week in Hell” where she basically locked herself in a hotel room, covered the walls in paper and filled 270 square feet of wall with her artwork. I would love to do something as crazy as this one day!
I have visited Montmartre quite a few times now and her artwork reminds me of the old Parisian posters featured in the Musée de Montmartre. Apparently she learned to draw in a Parisian bookstore so it’s not surprising that’s where she might have found some of her inspiration. What I find most fascinating about her work is the incredible amount of detail, she just goes for it! Some of the expressions found on characters are hilarious!
Not only is she an incredible artist but she really inspired me to start the ArtHouse in East Kilbride. In her early twenties she founded Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, a sort of alternative drawing class which has now spread to over 100 cities! I haven’t been to the one in Edinburgh yet but I must go soon!!
Anyway, you should go and have a look at some of her other amazing projects because I could go on and on….Peace!
Marco Mazzoni is another artist I found through Instagram. He uses pencils to create amazing colourful pieces and often chooses not to create the eyes. I think this makes his works really unusual and I like that you more focused on the elements surrounding the face.
A lot of his visuals are based on Italian folklore and often feature butterflies and other various animals sort of intertwined with females to create something visually stunning. It’s amazing that he has stuck to using coloured pencils and not converted to using paints or other methods. If you like what you see go check him out!