Just two weeks after the death of the King of Pop, works by visual artists are surfacing, paying tribute to Michael Jackson. I found many of these, but here are two of my favorites.
I read about a great artist on drawn.ca over the weekend and had to include a feature here. Miki Sato creates textures rich images with
many found surfaces and textiles creating a uniquely three dimensional and tactile piece.
The work feels influenced by Sato’s sense of illustration and has a wonderful organic feel. Checkout the site for more great work.
artist & website: Miki Sato – http://www.mikisatoillustration.com
A section from Exquisite Corpse – which totals 60 panels. Each panel is 32 inches tall, and widths range from 6 to 15 inches.
Art elements consist of photos taken by the artists, scanned drawings, vector illustration, and digital drawings created with a drawing tablet. The final art is assembled using mostly Illustrator and Photoshop.
Thanks Brian for submitting this one! There is so much to look at in this piece and I love the color and life of the imagery.
This ongoing collaborative project is based on a drawing technique called “Exquisite Corpse.” The technique was invented by Surrealists in 1925 and is based on an old parlour game in which players write in turn on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal part of the writing, and then pass it to the next player for a further contribution.
graphite, coffee, & watercolor on paper – 27″x60″
I would love to see an animated series based on these illustrations. This is part of his Acid in the Ice Cream series.
artist & website: Zach Johnsen – http://www.zenvironments.com/illustration.html
Yes, this is the Twiiter Fail Whale. I just couldn’t resist, with the artist being in the tech news so much lately. Also, I just created a twitter account for Today in Art so follow me if you have an account.
artist & website: Yiying Lu – http://www.yiyinglu.com
artist & website: A. Richard Allen – http://www.illoz.com/arichardallen
30″ x 30″ – pen & ink on illustration board
artist & website: Jason Sho Green – http://www.jasonshogreen.com/