Filed under: fine arts, illustration | Tags: adventure time, barf, bright, cartoon network, conquest of cuteness, cute king, cuties, episode 301, finn, jake, neon, painting, premiere, season 3
I love the designs of the cuties from tonight’s episode of Adventure Time (“Conquest of Cuteness”, episode 301). I made this painting of the Cute King after watching the episode. Enjoy! Might make a print of it sometime soon…
Filed under: character, fine arts, illustration | Tags: archie, archie comics, armaggon, art show, belly bomb, black suit, black suit raph, cudley, cudley cowlick, future raph, future raphael, golani, heroes in a half shell, mondo gecko, ninja turtles, ninjara, one eye, oyuki, philly, print, ray fillet, shell shock, stump asteroid, teenage mutant ninja turtles, teenage mutant ninja turtles adventures, the autumn society, tmnta, turtles, verminator x, warrior dragon
The Autumn Society is putting together an art show called Shell Shock, featuring artwork inspired by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Here’s my submission, TMNTA, a tribute to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures comic series from Archie Comics in the ’90s.
Filed under: fine arts | Tags: art history, hip hop, kehinde wiley, painter, painting, portrait, portraiture, post-modern, renaissance, urban, vanitas
So this isn’t exactly breaking news – Kehinde Wiley has been making a big splash in the art world for years now – but he’s still my favorite contemporary painter, and still going strong. As an art major, I appreciate both the classical technique and historical iconography that goes into these paintings, as well as the way he pulls them into the post-(post?)-modern present by focusing on young, black urban subjects. It’s not just a flat, mechanical exercise in traditionalist technique, either – he has a tremendous command of color, incorporating gorgeous, vibrant color schemes from contemporary culture. If you have a chance to see these works in person (which I have not), you will also remark at their imposing size (some are as wide as 300 inches across). All of these elements combine to transform what could have easily been a shallow, one-dimensional gimmick into a remarkably relevant and utterly elegant statement.
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