Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Painters & Masking

Jamian Juliano Villani

Process shot via Instagram

Nichole Van Beek

Interview with Nichole van Beek from Gorky's Grandaughter

Brian Willmont

"Shadows of the Night" 2014 (completed)

"Shadows of the Night" In-progress shot via Instagram

Trudy Benson

Interview via Gorky's Grandaughter

In-progress via Instagram

Tutorials On Masking & Stencils:

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Landscape: One subject, many styles


Merlin James / El Greco

Bosch / Caspar David Friedrich

Angela Dufresne / Monet

Indian Minatures / Bruegel

Lucian Freud / Shara Hughes / Luc Tuymans

Van Gogh / Andrew Wyeth

Matthew Fisher / Peter Doig

Delacroix / Frederic Church

Fragonard / Thomas Cole

Unfinished At The Met Breuer


Sunday, April 10, 2016

千手观音 Thousand-armed Avalokitesvara

One of the fantastic stone Buddhist carvings in Leshan, Sichuan, China

One prominent Buddhist story tells of Avalokiteśvara vowing never to rest until he had freed all sentient beings from saṃsāra. Despite strenuous effort, he realizes that still many unhappy beings were yet to be saved. After struggling to comprehend the needs of so many, his head splits into eleven pieces. Amitābha, seeing his plight, gives him eleven heads with which to hear the cries of the suffering. Upon hearing these cries and comprehending them, Avalokiteśvara attempts to reach out to all those who needed aid, but found that his two arms shattered into pieces. Once more, Amitābha comes to his aid and invests him with a thousand arms with which to aid the suffering multitudes. The Bao'en Temple located in northwestern Sichuan has an outstanding wooden image of the Thousand-Armed Avalokiteśvara, an example of Ming dynasty decorative sculpture. (source)

1960's Psychedelic Poster Design

Posters by Alton Kelley

Posters by Victor Moscoso

Posters by Wes Wilson