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December 2, 2014

Fine Lines, Mustached Men, & Rain Drops



Why are we drawn to certain styles, to specific aesthetics? Taste is a peculiar, and tenacious thing. And although I canít explain it, itís that magnetism that pulls me to the illustrations of Gabriel Huici. I counted no short of 17 umbrellas. I donít inherently love umbrellas. His line work is sparse. I donít inherently love sparse line work. But, I love his pieces. Every one. There is a touch of vaudeville; there is a touch of hipster. The fine lines are so intentional and terse they create suspense- like listening to a pregnant pause or waiting on a dangling participle.


November 15, 2011

Ominous Characters

Sometimes you stumble upon work that's so mesmerizing it's difficult to explain. Benjamin Edmiston's pieces are that kind of work. And as I struggled to find the correct adjectives to describe them, I succumbed to the eloquent way as to which the artist did so himself.

Bejamin explains: "My compositions feature unusual or fantastical settings inhabited by ominous characters depicted in a flat and decorative style. My bold, and often symmetrical, drawings offer a plane of floating heads, half-skinned snakes, and bodiless arms. Building a personal vocabulary with such imagery recalls for me the tension of an early, crude Mickey Mouse cartoon, or a misplaced folk sculpture standing eerily on a dusty shelf. The creation of a familiar but askew world ó the sensation of the unheimlich is what fuels my work."


July 14, 2011

The Great Beard Adventure

Ever been engulfed with visual thoughts of beards with amorphous bodies, killer beards from outer space, or a large beard colony? I have and because of that I went scouring the internet to find others that may have encountered those same visions. I was not disappointed.

Get ready to embark on the Great Beard Adventure.

Above by Tim Easley

more beard drawings




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