Couldn't flush out a real name for this guy, but I love love love his loose style. He has a really nice flow to his sketches, and just the right balance of classic feminine proportions with more modern, almost urban, style elements. Check out his flickr for more lovely drawings of alt-y redhead ladies.
I was going to try to write my own blurb about Ryan's show, but the blurb on his site is so accurate that I figured I'd just copy paste NO JUDGEMENT GUYZ
"Ryan Heshka unapologetically pays homage to Golden Era sci fi pulp while creating a style that is also uniquely his own. He explores themes of man vs nature, (even though often the "nature" is from another world) as well as the exploring the ideology of pushing the limits of science as a tool to help and further mankind, and the technological terrors that can be inadvertently unleashed as a result.
His work is acrylic painted on wood panel, heavily varnished and embellished with tags cut from pulp magazines, which serve as inspiration and explanation of each piece."
That said, this show looks really cool, so if you live anywhere near Seattle, you should check it out!
I've posted some of his older work at the bottom to check out, as well. There's also loads more on his website.
Some great mixed media work from MassArt professor and artist/illustrator Scott Bakal. It's always great to see teachers who are still practicing artists, especially someone with as much history as Scott. He has a nice studio blog as well, and regularly posts works in progress and sketchbook pages. Check out his website for more work!
Love his slightly fuzzy approach to painting - always fun to see an artist who can do both realistic representational painting and crazy character studies while still maintaining a consistent style and technique. Lots more work on his website!
So cute! Love the idea of using the toille fabric for a tattoo look. I don't know if I really have the funds necessary to purchase Professor Fox, but he certainly is cute! You can buy him or the pattern to make him at Mimi's etsy shop.