I must admit, I am a big fan of Steampunk art! When I learned that there was a company that has combined steampunk with monsters, you bet I was interested! The company is called Steam Crow and it is run by two artists, a husband and wife team, who create books, comics, art, and other fun products inspired by monsters. I came across their booth at a comic convention and was really blown away by the quality and imagination of their art prints. As I started to research what Steam Crow had to offer, I was pleasantly surprised by the various projects they had cooking in the creative kitchen! Continue reading
Aloha! I just returned from a wonderful week long vacation on the Big Island of Hawaii. Most of my time was spent exploring the rugged lava coastline, swimming in warm ocean currents, and relaxing on beaches as tropical trade winds careened me to sleep. After seeing a few tikis on the island and learning about ancient Hawaiian archaeology, I began to wonder if the Hawaiians had any “monsters” in their local lore. I am aware they had many gods such as Pele goddess of fire, but wondered if there were darker more evil things that they feared. I realized I could quickly find the answer in Google, but promised myself I would try to stay disconnected from technology as much as possible while on vacation. So it remained a fun mystery to me. One day while I was browsing through some local artwork in downtown Kona, I came across this tiki art!
It was perfect! This might not be traditional at all, but I loved seeing four classic monsters totally getting their Hawaiian tiki groove on! The artist is Brad Parker and apparently he is a renowned local Hawaiian tiki artist. The color is just so nice, and totally appropriate for Hawaii. Seeing these four guys totally satisfied my monster cravings while in Hawaii. If you’d like to check out his artwork, visit his website www.tikishark.com.
Hello again! Hope you all had an enjoyable summer! I certainly did, but now it’s time once again to recognize the changing season and welcome in Fall. We will start off Countdown to Halloween with a super cool pencil drawing of some of the most recognizable faces of horror. Can you name all the villians in this monster poster? Might make for a great Halloween party game. This cool art poster drawn by illustrator Ted Bracewell will be sold as part of a timed-edition on sale beginning October 1st, 12:00 Midnight PT to October 15th, 12:00 Midnight PT. Each poster is $25 USD and 18″x24″. You can order your own copy here. To find out more in depth info on the artist and print, go here.