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"For British illustrator and print designer Abbey Watkins, drawing has always been the primary form of expression. Her work is grounded in realism created in graphite, but pulls on the strings of surrealism with it’s mix of human, animal and spiritual worlds. From her studies in Textile Design for Fashion, where she achieved first class honours in 2011, Abbey developed her work from functional illustrations to a more uncertain and personal place, often drawing on mythology and archetypal themes. The fight between the conscious and the subconscious is boiling beneath the surface of her most recent work. Where her print designs are concerned, a language between the pencil and the digital world has been developed to create both simple and elaborate pieces.”

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Mythological Portrait Series

"An on-going personal series of portraits inspired by pieces of mythology that strike something with me."

In Death, We Live

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"There are piece of symbology concerning life and death scattered across this drawing. The knives in the collarbones were inspired by Chibs of Sons of Anarchy."

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Achiyalabopa

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"Achiyalabopa is a bird of Native American legend. It is said to be rainbow coloured and have feathers like knives. In some instances it is linked with the creation of the world."

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Skull Warp Prints

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more from Skull Warp Prints…

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Heads

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Confuse the Spirit

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"The illustrations were inspired by the myths and legends of  Native American culture; confusing the bad spirits by not being able to pin point the body to infiltrate the mind. I was also inspired by their use of peyote and transcendent spiritual visions. "

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visit Abbey Watkins’ site and follow her tumblr for more…

Abbey Watkins | illustration

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Diamond Double – 2013 
Ink on illustration Board

Peter Ricq is a prolific creative. Besides his work as a Visual Artist, he is also a Television Show Producer, Writer and Art Director, Designer, Film Director, and Music Composer and Performer.”

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D&M — 2013
Ink on illustration board

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Homme en Question — 2014
Ink on illustration Board

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Petes — 2014
Ink on illustration Board

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Don’t — 2013
Ink on illustration Board (Made of approximately 180,000 dots)

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Wake — 2013
Ink on illustration Board (Made of approximately 90,000 dots)

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Up — 2013
Ink on illustration Board (Made of approximately 150,000 dots)

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Gang Signs — 2014
Ink on illustration Board

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Eyes — 2014
Ink on illustration Board

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Cone — 2014
Ink on illustration Board

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Mort & Dead — 2014
Ink on illustration Board

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visit Peter Ricq’s website to see his wide range of work

Peter Ricq | drawing

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  • 03.05.2014
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Above: Crâne d’oeuf

Alain Bellino was born in Nice in 1955. In the 80’s, he discovered the world of metal and ornamentation in his father’s workshop where he learnt gold and silver plating and bronze restoration.

After many years of practice and technical research dedicated to rehabilitating and re-composing objects, he engaged in an artistic way around 2010. The ornament that is torn from its original support then becomes the very structure of his sculptures.

Bronze ornamentations assembled by extremely precise welding are the base material. Weighted with the nobility of the material joined to their own history, they support a fragmented memory and they bring to the sculptor a precious help as well as a constraint.

Alain Bellino gets special inspiration from the Renaissance period. Vanitas are one of his favourite themes, typical of classical sceneries. In his work of re-directing and re-assembling, which is both iconoclast and highly rigorous from a formal point of view, at the crossroads between past and future, Alain Bellino sublimates and rehabilitates the ornamentation.”

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L’âge d’or

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L’âge de bronze

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Vie de château

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Monsancto

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Voyage

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visit Alain Bellino’s site and Behance page for more including process photos

Alain Bellino | sculpture

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Bennett is an illustrator and designer who spends most of his days glued to old science fiction fantasy films and Saturday morning cartoons. This fascination with the imaginatively absurd has formed a surprisingly stable connection with the way his mind imagines the constraints of the physical form, or lack thereof.

Utilizing traditional oil media on natural wooden surfaces, Bennett is heavily inspired by the sharp dualities observed in his world’s natural and cultural ecosystems. His work is partly influenced by the precise forms and soft palettes of the Baroque masters, and the bold geometric intensity of the Russian Avant-Garde and Futurism movements. This dichotomy of contrasting artistic disciplines and influences lends itself to the underlying dualities observed in his work.” 

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The Blue Milk
Oil on Wood
18” x 24”

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The Veiled Lady
Oil on Wood
14” x 18”

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The Devil’s Bolete
Oil on Wood
14” x 18”

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The Trumpet Of Death
Oil on Wood
14” x 18”

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The Bleeding Tooth
Oil on Wood
12” x 16”

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The Lemon Disco
Oil on Wood
9” x 12”

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The Death Cap
Oil on Wood
9” x 12”

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The Stinkhorn
Oil on Wood
6” x 12”

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Plums & Custard
Oil on Wood
6” x 12”

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The Professor
Oil on Wood
8” x 8”

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Overweight Glob of Grease
Oil on Wood
8” x 8”

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We Must Be Bold
Oil on Wood
18” x 24”

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I Know I’m Human
Oil on Wood
20” x 20”

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video courtesy of Hot Art Wet City 

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visit Bennett Slater’s site for more and follow him on tumblr too

Bennett Slater | painting

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Roxy Prima is a San Diego based Graphic Designer and Hand Letterer. 

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WUTANG PRINT

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"Having people in my life that support and inspire my creativity has been essential to my work. Someone in my life that has always loved and supported my work is my big brother, Kevin. Every birthday and christmas he asks me and my sister to use our skills to create something new to add to his collection of our work. He doesn’t put any limitations or guidelines on what he wants, he simply allows us freely create. Some of my favorite pieces that I have created were inspired by my brother, including my Wutang Print."

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THE BIG LEBOWSKI COASTERS

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"Every year for Christmas, I try my best to make thoughtful and personal gifts for my family members. Always pushing myself to make each years present more creative and exciting than the last. This year I decided to make a gift for my dad inspired by one of our favorite movies, The Big Lebowski. One of the most hilarious movies, with some of the most memorable lines, I knew I had to make something special to do the movie justice."

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HAND LETTERING

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"My hand lettering started as quick sketches to get ideas out of my head before creating logos and typographic imagery on a digital platform. As my sketches became more detailed, I started to enjoy them more than their digital offspring. I soon began to put more time and effort into my hand lettering: practicing and experimenting with this new medium.
I love the freedom of creating away from the computer and embrace the imperfections that come with drawing by hand. This form of expression allows me to combine my love of design and my love of art into one piece. And I must say that I have become an addict.”

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visit Roxy Prima’s site for more…

Roxy Prima | typography

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Sophia Ahamed is a Graphic Designer and Visual Artist living in Vancouver BC Canada. She is a young creative who has worked internationally on a wide rage of projects and has had her work featured in various publications such as Color Magazine, Semi-Permanent and Design is Kinky just to name a few. Her illustrative work is a balance between hand drawn, digital renditions which creates beautiful contrasts of colour and depth through out each piece.” — Catalog Gallery

On February 22nd Catalog Gallery will be hosting Sophia Ahamed’s latest work

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visit Sophia Ahamed’s site for additional information on these works and more…

Sophia Ahamed | illustration

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  • 02.12.2014
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