Monday, 25 September 2017

rithika merchant

you what now!? if these images from rithika merchant don't make you sit up and take notice i don't know what will

Sunday, 24 September 2017

cycle sluts from hell

and it's probably just as well they only made this once. if the beavis and butthead edit of this is still in the ether it's well worth a watch. remembering my old mate euan with whom i used to laugh and laugh at this.

Saturday, 23 September 2017


they don't make them like this any more!

Friday, 22 September 2017

stephanie devaux

 i look at stephanie devaux and all i want to do is make images like hers - too influential!!

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

koen lybaert

koen lybaert - colour, colour, colour!!

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

naomi chen

naomi chen for my dear one who loves a corvid

Monday, 18 September 2017

emma mcnally

what are these by emma mcnally - strange, asemic maps? whatever, i'm over them like a rash!

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Friday, 15 September 2017

buff diss

tape art? i know nothing about it. but i'm not passing by what looks like buff diss's interpretation of vainamoinen in his boat!

Thursday, 14 September 2017

richard burlet

richard burlet's faces might be just a bit too representative for me but in the context of the texture and collage effect he does i'm beguiled by these

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

felice sharp

looking at felice sharp even i'm tempted to get a drawing tool and doing something figurative

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Monday, 11 September 2017

marc savior

i'm not going to lie, we know marc savior but even had that not been the case i'd still have been loving these. go to the website. buy one. go on, go on, go on....

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Friday, 8 September 2017

anne moore

anne moore - prints, anstract, asemic writing - what's not to like?

Thursday, 7 September 2017

betty busby

betty busby - a firm connection to the natural world, can't argue with that.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

mohau modisakeng

mohau modisakeng - any picture a start for a story

Monday, 4 September 2017

Friday, 1 September 2017

heeseop yoon

this is what it says - still life with electric cords, black masking tape on mylar - i would love to see these in person. i can only imagine that heeseop yoon doesn't get entangled in her tape as i surely would. am loving these

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

olga de amaral

starts with textile and then evolves into a whole lot more. i look at the work of olga de amaral and realise just how much i could up my game!

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

karine leger

nothing rushed here. dip a toe into the world of karine leger. quiet, beautiful

Monday, 28 August 2017

takahiko hayashi

i could say loads about takahiko hayashi but better to check him out here and then do a bunch of googling. you won't be disappointed

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Friday, 25 August 2017

kevin finney

how to describe kevin finney? this image shows a panel from his ongoing graphic novel the cormarant, which you can see at his instagram page

Thursday, 24 August 2017


vast lace urchins from choi+shine. what's not to like!?

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

guim tio zarraluki

more representaitonal art. more faces. i found myself getting drawn back again and again to guim tio

Monday, 21 August 2017

agustin castillo

agustin castillo - eclectic? you won't be bored that's for sure!

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Friday, 18 August 2017

käthe kollwitz

it's an odd thing that käthe kollwitz isn't more widely known. take five, tho probably more wisely ten, and have a wee google. you'll want a whole lot more time afterwards! a genuinely profound and important artist

Thursday, 17 August 2017

otto dix

there's a lot of first world war memorialising going on where i am at the moment which, amongst other things, seems to leave out a lot of lived experience whether it be objectors, restricted workers, the experience of the returning wounded and traumatised (and so far i've heard no mention of the current problem of homelessness etc with our current servicemen). it's a shame as there's an abundance og non-fiction and fictional material dealing iwth this.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

sergio toppi

i just love sergio toppi and i'm stunned, if not altogether surprised, that his work isn't available more in english. not that it really needs to be because he's just dialled when it comes to narrative, instantly recognisable, sweeping bold designs, brilliant colour work and just great to look at, you can see toppi's influence everywhere. i could fill the rest of the month just with his images.....

Monday, 14 August 2017

yurij jakovenko

i couldn't find out anything about yurij jakovenko except he's maybe from belarus. so here's this - 

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Friday, 11 August 2017

katarina vavrova

looking at katarina vavrova is like touching on a bunch of folk tales you've not seen before and don't quite understand. suits me!!

Thursday, 10 August 2017

sveta dorosheva

i could look at these by sveta dorosheva all day just for the whimsy

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

dani soon

dani soon - who knows what's going on in her head!? every picture a journey!

Monday, 7 August 2017

zoran lucic

serbian designed mexican wrestling posters too niche? welcome to zoran lucic. possibly more well know for his football posters i'm loving these

Friday, 4 August 2017

roman sustov

tired of your day to day world? escape into roman sustov's. you won;t be bored!

Thursday, 3 August 2017

kathryn polk

i can't tell you much about kathryn polk. i was immediately taken by the playfulness in these prints. great colours, great design but also the sense that there's another something, just beneath the surface

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

toshiyuki enoki

yet another artist with precious little bio available online toshiyuki enoki's work is worth look at just for the array of techniques on display. i fond it quite beguiling

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Monday, 31 July 2017

tatiana plakhova

there comes a point when an illustration moves beyond just displaying information and gets into the realm of something else entirely. welcome to the world of tatiana plekhova. dazzling!

Friday, 28 July 2017

stanislav nikireev

what, you don't think i can like realist etchings? i love this image

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

nehemiah grew

proper old school now with nehemiah grew. there's loads to love in the back in the day niche of botanical illustration but grew is as good a place to start as any

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

rene quillivic

you see these all over the place these days. curly waves, wee boats, i've even done some myself. chances are tho, rene quillivic was doing it first. possibly better known for sculpture these woodcuts are beautiful in their simplicity and grace

Monday, 24 July 2017

zdzlislaw beksinski

breathtaking. it's no wonder the likes of guillermo del toro (apparently) cites zdzlislaw beksinski as an influence

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Friday, 21 July 2017


so yes, every once in a while i like to go old school. this should need no explanation! having a browse the other day and cam across this. even all these centuries later the rightness of it just shines out from the image.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

rebecca yanovskaya

ballpoint pen? bit of gold? that's all rebecca yanovskaya needs. and it works....

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

ian miller

and one of the reasons i wanted to draw like i did was very likely ian miller whose green dog trumpet i still have and still have no idea what's really going on. even now - an attack of the pumpkin creatures. whatever ian miller has in head, i'd like some of that!

Monday, 17 July 2017

konstantin kalynovych

i can't get past looking at these images from konstantin kalynovych. i can't draw like this but when i was young and in my drawing phase this is exactly what i wanted to draw. and i'm not going to lie i wish i still could!

Sunday, 16 July 2017

wire scorpion

more finger punishing in this easy to follow video that isn't a bad starter for making something bug like. worth remembering that once you're dialling in your technique you can add in all manner of beadwork etc to fancy it up. ideal for a rainy afternoon!

Saturday, 15 July 2017

wire tree

even the thought makes my fingers hurt but one day i'm going to give it a go

Friday, 14 July 2017

margaret macdonald

after harry clarke here's another favourite. or at least one of a pair of favourites, it being wrong not to mention margaret's prodigiously talented sister frances. always worth a look in to the kelvingrove if you're passing. failing that, if it's still in print, check out jude burkhauser's glasgow girls.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

harry clarke

for me, discovering harry clarke was like opening a door but i can't help feeling that he's underappreciated out there in that there world of art. you can do your wee bit towards sorting that out....

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

edward penkov

there's precious little about edward penkov online but what you do get is acres of images and when you got his set of skills, that's not something to grumble about.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Monday, 10 July 2017

akiya kageichi

you could argue that akiya kageichi wears his influences just a bit too obviously on his sleeve. but as i like all those influences i don't care. these are just sumptuous!

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Friday, 7 July 2017

pedro oliveira

am loving this beautiful considered portraits by pedro oliveira

Thursday, 6 July 2017

nagato iwasaki

i'm a sucker for old bits of wood so there's no way i'm not going to be beguiled by the work of nagato iwasaki

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

martin janecky

made out of glass. you just have to ask how...! martin janecky should be in the definition of artistry in the dictionary. mazing

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

matthew dols

of all the figurative work i've been looking at recently it's matthew dols i keep coming back to

Monday, 3 July 2017

darby lahger

it could be said that maybe there' a view that dalarna isn't the most interesting part of sweden. to that i say - darby lahger