Posts tagged illustration
Posts tagged illustration
Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities
In the new book Cabinet of Curiosities (out now via Harper), visionary director and filmmaker of Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy and Pacific Rim, Guillermo Del Toro presents — according to the volume’s subtitle — “My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions.” In other words, the books offers the rare opportunity for an all-access peek into the working methods of the acclaimed movie maker. The lavishly illustrated coffee-table book pulls from Del Toro’s notebooks, drawings, journals, behind-the-scenes photos, and more.
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Incredible 3D Drawing Illusions
Italian artist Alessandro Diddi uses the simple mediums of pencil and paper to create incredible anamorphic pencil drawings that look completely three dimensional. The illusions appear when the drawings are viewed from a particular angle and then they appear to pop right out of the page. The drawings are intentionally distorted to create the spacial and dimensional illusions. Diddi states, “I want my drawings to put across the message that the eye can trick the mind and make you believe that there are dimensions that are not really there.” From this point of view, the artist has definitely achieved his desired effect. These images are amazingly real.
Okay you fine gentlefolk. I’m looking for opinions! I have a creature here, but I need to decide how said creature is going to be portrayed in cave art.
The first image is the beastie itself, the next four are different painted versions. I’d like you to tell me which you prefer! And, if you’re up for it, why you prefer it.
Which do you like?
The illusory serenade of the imagination playing before your eyes is the work of Erik Jones. The portraits are dazzling celebrations exhibited with elegant bouquets of color dressing the figures within. The body of work can be defined as something like a dream you don’t want to lose upon waking.
But Erik Jones tells me that I’m not dreaming. These are his creations and they exist here in front of you, plucked from his very own creative fathoms, placed on canvases and paper with skill and thoughtful revery. They exist as much as you or I exist and I must thank Erik for that.
Erik, who is a native Floridian but now lives in New York City, explains his portraits as conceptual fashion design and that the shapes that dress the subjects are, in fact, living to suit the individual’s every need while maintaining their own beauty for themselves. A futuristic view that one can recognize while looking through Jones’s work.
To learn more about Jones I asked about his process, thoughts, youth, and other miscellaneous trivia over a period of two months: