Tag Archives: japanese

My Favorite Haunts

17 Apr

I’ve been a member of Etsy and DeviantART for a few years now, and have amassed quite a collection of favorite artists and shops. There are some that I like to visit periodically to see what’s new, because I simply love everything they create and can’t wait to see what they’ll have next. This week I thought I would share some of the artists and crafters I stalk (in a good way!) and maybe they’ll become a favorite of yours as well.

DirtyandDistressed is one of my favorite shops that I have yet to buy something from (eep!). They’re your outpost for the perfect clothing and accessories to complete any post-apocalyptic cosplay.

Men's One of a Kind Radioactive Yellow Dirty and Distressed Wasteland Tank Top by DirtyandDistressed

Men’s One of a Kind Radioactive Yellow Dirty and Distressed Wasteland Tank Top by DirtyandDistressed

Kenneth Fairclough has a gallery of gorgeous environment and character concept art. I would want to play anything that these scenes were used in.

Frost Kingdom by KennethFairclough

Frost Kingdom by KennethFairclough

Discomedusa sells gorgeous and unique gauges for your lobes, as well as regular earrings and rings.

Small Gear Blade Hoop Earrings by discomedusa

Small Gear Blade Hoop Earrings by discomedusa

Continue reading

Outdoor Art

27 Mar
Copper Dragon Handmade Garden Art Sculpture by CedarMoon

Copper Dragon Handmade Garden Art Sculpture by CedarMoon

In case you’ve been sitting the basement for too long and haven’t noticed – it’s almost spring! I hate winter and can’t wait to start planting flowers and enjoying the outdoors. Not all of us have the luxury of large yards or gardens, but you can still perk up the outside of your house or apartment after a dreary winter with some beautiful art. I’m not a big fan of pink flamingos, masses of windchimes, and lawn gnomes littering one’s yard, but a few choice pieces of geeky outdoor art will let the neighbors know how awesome you are.

Piranha Plant Super Mario 3 Garden Art by pixelparty

Piranha Plant Super Mario 3 Garden Art by pixelparty

Garden Stakes by HarleyQuinne

Garden Stakes by HarleyQuinne

Continue reading

Book Art

20 Mar

Before  I made a living creating art, writing was my life. I went to college for a writing degree and worked on a novel in my free time. Life has a funny way of changing directions on you, though, and I now find myself sans a degree and selling my jewelry and art as my day job instead of novels like I thought I would. I love my life the way it is, but the one thing I regret is never finishing my novel. I’m rather embarrassed that I’ve been working on it for 15 years and it’s not at the point I want it to be. I’ve finished many drafts of it, but never found it perfect enough. I’ve had these characters in my head for so long, and I feel like I need to tell their story, so I’ve been trying to set aside some time every night to write a few pages.

If I ever do get my novel published (and it’s so easy to do self-publishing and promotion these days), I’d love some artwork to go with it. I’m considering starting some portraits of the characters or paintings of the landscapes. This got me thinking about art in books. There are times when it is needed – giving the reader a better picture of what is being described. And there are times that the subject is simply so interesting or beautiful that it deserves to be seen.

I browsed my usual sources of awesome art and found some amazing pieces from original books and stories, as well as unique depictions of classic literature.

The New World - Book Cover by Victor-Lam-art

The New World – Book Cover by Victor-Lam-art

Alice by tomape

Alice by tomape

Continue reading

Self-Portraits

20 Feb
Self-Portrait by Naolito

Self-Portrait by Naolito

Artists are inspired by everything around them, and what’s more influential than your own self? Creating a self-portrait can be an illustration of how you perceive yourself, how you feel inside, or something you wish you were. It can be realistic or abstract and done in any number of mediums.

I’ve found a collection of artists willing to display themselves as art, many with a geeky twist! And at the end, I’ve offered my own self-portrait, created for this article.

Self Portrait by DeathMetalDan

Self Portrait by DeathMetalDan

Self-Portrait by bentolman

Self-Portrait by bentolman

Positronic Self-Portrait by D4N13I3

Positronic Self-Portrait by D4N13I3

Continue reading

Go Bold

30 Jan

You can tell by my hair that I don’t like to be subtle in my appearance. This sometimes applies to the jewelry I wear as well. I like all kinds of jewelry, but occasionally, I want something that makes a statement. Fortunately, if you feel the same way, there are many artists out there that create such pieces. Prepare to be noticed!

Warrior Pagan Fae Woven  Wire Copper Necklace by WireMoon

Warrior Pagan Fae Woven Wire Copper Necklace by WireMoon

Raw Pyrite Four Finger Ring

Raw Pyrite Four Finger Ring

Super Space Tetris Man Nintendo Bib Necklace by MyCheekyCreations

Super Space Tetris Man Nintendo Bib Necklace by MyCheekyCreations

Continue reading

Anthropomorphism

2 Jan
Figure Drawing Class by Bobbie-the-Jean

Figure Drawing Class by Bobbie-the-Jean

Interest in anthropomorphism has become quite a movement. Specifically, animals with human characteristics. Anthro has its own category on DeviantART and a host of groups dedicated to it, including #AnthroCommunity, which boasts over 4,000 members.

SYNC: Fox and the Butterfly by  TysonTan

SYNC: Fox and the Butterfly by TysonTan

Anthropomorphism is defined as anything displaying human characteristics that is not human. Like animals, plants, food, inanimate objects, weather, etc, etc. The first known example is a 32,000 year old German sculpture of a figure with a lion’s head. Anthro embodies many popular geek concepts, such as Furry, kawaii, and cartoon. I’ve found many different amazing examples and compiled them for your viewing pleasure.

Adventure Time! by Suihara

Adventure Time! by Suihara

Animal Crossing Cat Crochet Pattern by Liebe9

Animal Crossing Cat Crochet Pattern by Liebe9

Continue reading

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 475 other followers

%d bloggers like this: