Lora Shelly refers to her own work as
scary and funny at the same
time, and I would have to agree, but I would also add enchanting.
I saw an Edvard Munch influence right away, fascinating stuff!
These are Maoist Cultural Revolution style pin-ups, which are very well done
and give you a feel for that error.
New Party Member (2001)
Sylvia Ji (Drawn!)
These are great! What a marvelous and colorful imagination she has.
Urban Decay (2006)
I'm really impressed with the use of colors and textures by this artist.
Are most photographers really just narcissistic perverts? ;-)
Dream-Like Love (2003)
Flickr: Photos from
I like Apple-Jack's tastes in images.
Pretty Pictorial Image (1966)
Exhibit At MoMA
This Beijing artist is extremely talented, and reminds me a little, in a
positive way, of Andy Warhol. However, Sheng Qi has a lot more
substance and passion than the pop artist, Warhol ever did. See, for
example, Sheng's paintings on
Tian An Men from his web
A Piece of Red Cloth No. 1 (2004)
Salute to Artists - Execution Site (2005)
Where in the World is Thomas Craig
Ever thought about quitting your Orwellian corporate job, selling your house
and then taking a year off to travel around the world? That's what
Craig did, and you can follow his well written daily travels and also see
the wonderful images from his trip so far.
Cormorant Fishing In China
These are excellent prints. I only wish there more available! There
are also a few more images
I like her colorful, Hindu/Indian themed woodblock prints.
What a wonderful and unique sense of color!
Capital Night (2001)
Lake Scenery No. 1 (2003)
Circulating Humor - The Joseph Schwarting Illustrations (Neurastenia)
Politics as Theatre
Mother And Child (2004)
Kei is looks about as weird as his playful Demonrobot creations. ;-) Check
out his work room, and
Flickr sets too.
Kei and Egg Qee
International No Nuke Exhibit
These wonderful, creative images are entries from a 1995 exhibit organized
by the manga, animation and comic artists of Japan.
Marcus Antonius Jansen
Marcus Jansen's work reminds me a bit of a sort of an impressionist version
of Edward Hopper. Excellent!
Bus Stop (2004)
Sweet Dreams (2003)
The Art of
I'd like to have one of these guys to put on top of my mantle! Well,
if I had a mantle, that is.
"Ougi" - the guard of shogun - 1999
Hanif Bahari is a very talented Iranian cartoonist.
According to Sako Kojima: "[my] works appear unique and cute but after time
the works show a sense of irony pain and sadness of individual human
experience." Here are some
more Sako Kojima images. The photo below is of her three-six day
The reason why I become the hamster.
How about a little Americana?
Mati Klarwein (Malanda)
The Visit (1996)
I really these Taller's whimsical creations. Here are more Taller
Andrea Wicklund (Neurastenia)
Weather Vanes & Whirligigs
After Midnight, Romance on the Observation Deck
I have been on the Empire State Building observation deck during the day but
never at night. Here's
a slide show of images from the NY Times.
Suikoudou Manga/Japanese Comics
This site (translated by Google) has a large collection of colorful
manga/comic book covers from the pre and post war Japan. You can see
the transitions in styles from the Showa to the modern era. There also is a small collection of tame
covers. The music on the main page is atrocious, and I wish the
scans were larger, but there is a lot of great eye candy!
Stronghold of Rainbow
Woman Water Transmission
His Chinese ink-and-color works are very enchanting. His color selection and
composition are excellent. Of course, I'm always a sucker for
paintings of beauties.
Here are more examples of Su Weixian's artwork.
Rumiko Takahashi - The
Princess of Manga
Rumiko Takahashi is one of the best comic art illustrators of all times. I
got hooked on Urusei Yatsura when the
San Jose PBS station played the whole TV series a few years back. All
of her work is top notch, and I have a big crush on Shampoo!
Monkey Love Painting #9 with Two Chicks
A new Monkey Love painting from Amy Crehore.
Money Love #9 with Two Chicks
(Little Hokum Rag)
A small collection, but it's very nice.
Opere: La Canzonettista
Kamikaze Captain/TDSF Series
There are just a few images, but they are very well done. I wonder if
the Kamikaze Captain dies at the end of each story? ;-)
Beauty Princess of Heavens
Rita Hayworth (Neurastenia)
She was quite a beauty, and the pinup girl of thousands of GIs during WWII.
The Love Goddess
Croc n' Roll No. 9 Hide and Seek
"He is renowned for his depiction of traditional Chinese architecture and
elegant, sensitively rendered figures (especially women). He uses vivid
colour in both the media of heavy acrylic and ink and colour, whilst
retaining a strong sense of Chinese line and form."
"Besides Realism, what people need is a good sense of humor!"
Her use of color and forms reminds me of Chagall.
Sweetheart of [Chiyatsupurin]
She is a top notch illustrator. I really liked her pastels and
One Grain Kind (2002)
These are great.
The Mature Apples
No, I didn't steal this link from Glubibulga. ;-)