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The Autopsy

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Bruno Vergauwen is a Belgian visual artist. He studied in Antwerp for his Masters Degree in Graphic design and illustration. Being born into a family with creative minds alike, he had the freedom to developed his art from a very young age. After being an Art Director in Advertising for over ten years he decided to dedicate himself more to his personal non-commercial artwork and illustration.

Bruno likes the way every person looks at his work differently and enjoys the challenge of an assignment. He continues working at an Advertising Agency but his real passion lies with creating images and the different worlds that come with it.

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“The Sacred”

Pastel on Paper Mounted on Birch

8” x 8”

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Hello my dearest Tumblr followers, I am going to give this Patreon thing a try it seems.

Why you ask? Well, 80% of my income is from the book publishing market for creative book cover photography. Long story short, e-readers have destroyed that market. Through some bad planning on the part of the image agencies, digital book covers pay out approximately 12.5% of their physical counterparts, ie. I now make 12.5% of what I did 5 years ago.

SO, as I would dearly love to continue to create content that inspires and tantalizes, and I very much do not want to give up my wonderful photo studio, and also eating and medicine are a good thing to have,  I would ask humbly for your sponsorship. I have shared my work freely for over 10 years, and this would enable people with the means and inclination to support me in my efforts. 

Please click through the link for all the info. Patreon is a new crowd funding platform that let’s you support your favorite creators for as little as $1.00 a month. For a very comprehensive, behind the scenes explanation please visit Find Chaos’s post, a wonderful pair of creatives that I support.

Each level of support has it’s perks, and one of mine is a free monthly 8x12 of your choice. This is significant as 8x12 prints of my work are no longer available for sale anywhere on the internet.

Thanks for reading!

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Skeletal Creatures Carved Out Of Everyday Objects

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Stephen Shaheen

Headlights

2012-2014

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Coleman Engle recommends Lumberjanes #1

Lumberjanes is an awesome new series from BOOM! Studios’ new imprint BOOM! Box that showcases the tremendous talents of numerous up and coming women in the industry.

 The story, written by Noelle Stevenson (gingerhaze) and Grace Ellis (ohheygrace) is about a small group of friends and their time at a summer camp for “hardcore lady types”. With this first issue we are introduced to the main members of The Roanoke Cabin: Mal, Molly, April, Ripley and Jo. Out late one night, they come across three-eyed foxes, a cryptic message and an agitated camp counselor…all in a day’s work! While the girls are off getting into trouble, magic and mystery flicker around the panels. It’ll be exciting to see what’s in store for them!

 The artwork is done by Brooke Allen (brookeallen) whose incredible sense of line weight, storytelling and attention to detail make each page a knockout. Allen (who put out a book called A Home For Mr. Easter with NBM, which can be downloaded on comiXology) is no stranger to cartooning, taking inspiration from Blutch, Akira Toriyama, and Jeff Smith and creating her own engaging and stellar worlds.

Adding to the charm of each page are beautiful colors by Maarta Laiho and hand lettering by Aubrey Aiese. The marriage of Allen’s art, Laiho’s colors and Aiese’s bubbly, playful words seems effortless.

 If this first issue is telling of how the series is going to be, we should all be super stoked to see more! Like, SUPER stoked!

[Pick up Lumberjanes #1 here!]

For fans of: comedy, female leads

Coleman Engle is a cartoonist from Virginia currently living in Brooklyn. He works at comiXology as a Digital Editor.

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  • me: does this look better one pixel to the left or one pixel to the right
  • me: I can't decide between these two incredibly similar colors
  • me: should this be on overlay or soft light
  • me: 75% OR 74% OPACITY

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"I’m 87 years old…I only eat so I can smoke and stay alive.. The only fear I have is how long consciousness is gonna hang on after my body goes. I just hope there’s nothing. Like there was before I was born. I’m not really into religion, they’re all macrocosms of the ego. When man began to think he was a separate person with a separate soul, it created a violent situation.

The void, the concept of nothingness, is terrifying to most people on the planet. And I get anxiety attacks myself. I know the fear of that void. You have to learn to die before you die. You give up, surrender to the void, to nothingness.

Anybody else you’ve interviewed bring these things up? Hang on, I gotta take this call….. Hey, brother. That’s great, man. Yeah, I’m being interviewed… We’re talking about nothing. I’ve got him well-steeped in nothing right now. He’s stopped asking questions.”

- HARRY DEAN STANTON

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Conjuring by Caryn Drexl

Always nice to be going through my tumblr and then “oh hey that’s me!”

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Conjuring by Caryn Drexl

Always nice to be going through my tumblr and then “oh hey that’s me!”

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The Receiving Room.
(More playing around with public domain images. I originally made this for myself, to cover up boring school papers on my cork board, but now it’s my favorite and so i’ll be adding it to the shop soon.)

The Receiving Room.

(More playing around with public domain images. I originally made this for myself, to cover up boring school papers on my cork board, but now it’s my favorite and so i’ll be adding it to the shop soon.)

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 The Ghostly Sculptures of Bruno Walpoth

Ghostly sculptures of Bruno Walpoth. Life-size, his powdered beauties, as if in opposition to their ghostly stature, seem heavy and grounded, their gazes locking whomever sees them into a spiritual arrest.

Working with traditional sculptural methods, Walpoth’s work is almost alchemical in quality.  Muscles, eyes and fingers that have been carved into wood (lime and walnut) or covered with lead leaf foils, seem soft and supple, sad and pensive. Idealistically beautiful, his figures show signs of bones and sinew under fragile skin.

Marks from carving tools show on the surface of the wooden bodies, and serve as quiet reminders that these creatures are not human. The marks break what anthropomorphizing has taken place and the observer is introduced to (or reminded of) the artist.  In a strange way, that break makes these works even more fascinating; they make clearly visible the love that has been passed from the creator to the created.

“Contrary to Geppetto, who constructed himself a child (Pinocchio) out of a piece of wood to banish his loneliness, Bruno Walpoth attempts, perhaps out of awareness of life’s transience, to immortalize the volatile spark of youthfulness he catches in the eyes of his models – sometimes his own children – into a wooden sculpture,” writes Absolute Art Gallery‘s Diana Gadaldi.  Walpoth’s figures are also reminiscent of the children in the paintings of Dino Valls and Gottfried Helnwein, yet are not so tortured nor forced into adulthood.  They are more ghostly, or perhaps more Buddhist, as if silently accepting of a new maturity.  Ms. Gadaldi also states that “[they] seem to be immersed in a moment of intimate meditation. Their detached attitude and dreamy expression are characteristic for the stage of life they are going through: one of slow but inexorable physical and psychological development. As they evolve from children to adolescents and from adolescents to young adults, the first traces of self-consciousness and emotional involvement appear on their often still infantile faces.”

http://www.walpoth.com/wood.html

http://www.modernism.ro/2012/02/19/ghostly-sculptures-of-bruno-walpoth/

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Caryn Drexl born 1980, is a self-taught conceptual and portrait photographer based in north/central Florida, USA. She has a unique approach to taking female portraits. Her style is like the photographic version of Edgar Allan Poe, with its imaginative details and vague sense of discomfort. She openly admits that “Everything I know I learned through trial and error or the internet.” Although she loves the look of film, and does own some vintage cameras, for practicality she prefers working with digital images. And no big cameras either, “I have girly little hands and a dislike for big heavy cameras that’ll break my wrist or my neck, so the littler ones suit me well.”

You can find more of Caryn’s mysteries in her Etsy shop, CarynDrexl.

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