CAPTAIN BACKFIRE!
Can you point me to some other watercolor artists for my tumblr feed? Or just some artists in general? I really dig your work and style, and I suspect I might be interested in artists that inspire / interest you.

kevinwada:

-Jeremy Enecio is mainly acrylic or digital but I am OBSESSED.

http://jenecioart.tumblr.com/

-I went to school with Dean Stuart and his work has so much charm and character.

http://deanstuart.tumblr.com/

-I also went to school with Max Wittert and he also mixes up his media a lot but his work is just insanely frantic and fab.

http://maxwittert.tumblr.com/

-Sterling has great style and movement, though I’m not sure how much he works in watercolor.

http://sterlinghundley.tumblr.com/

-Grim Wilkins works on that plastic watercolor paper sometimes which gives his work these great pooling textures.  Plus the way he sweeps dry brushes with ink to create forms is breathtaking.

http://grimwilkins.tumblr.com/

-Fyodor Pavlov is his stagename methinks, but his oldschool style marries quite nicely with his watercolor techniques.

http://fyodorpavlov.tumblr.com/

-Richie Pope is a BEAST.  Such a unique style.

http://richiepope.com/

Hope that helps Alek!  I know they aren’t all watercolor but these dudes inspire me nonetheless!  Hope you don’t mind if I answer publicly, I think it would be great if all my followers were aware of these artists.

life:

Today we present 40 portraits that help us see the human beings behind some of the 20th century’s most vital works of art.
Pictured: Roy Lichtenstein, 1963
(John Loengard—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

life:

Today we present 40 portraits that help us see the human beings behind some of the 20th century’s most vital works of art.

Pictured: Roy Lichtenstein, 1963

(John Loengard—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

d-pi:

damn. RIP

sloaneohno:

theairtightgarage:

SERGIO TOPPI 1932-2012

Word is getting around that the great Sergio Toppi has died. He was one of my heroes, and a true genius of the medium. His approaches to inking and composition especially, are unparalleled. I love how much emotion and age he can convey with how he inks fabric and rock, and how much I think of their past when I look at them. There isn’t a week that goes by that I don’t look at his work for insight into my own. I’m going to miss him.

Some slight good news is that three of his books are due to be published in the United States this year, from Archaia: new editions of Sharaz-De and Scenes from the Bible in October, as well as The Collector in December.

Also: Here’s a full strip, called Little Big Horn

Farewell, Sergio.

ianbrooks:

Quotable Arts by Evan Robertson / Obvious State

High quality giclée prints available at etsy. Distilling literary quotes from a handful of the masters down to a single graphic representation, Evan captures the raw concept of the sentence and makes it damn purty to look at as well.

(via: fab)