This is a random collection of stuff that — as the title says — I find inspirational or otherwise pretty rad. Check out my regular blog if you're interested in seeing my artwork!
This beautiful mineral was recently sold for a whopping $5,000 by Rob Lavinsky of the Arkenstone. Measuring 9 x 7 x 6 centimeters, the stunning specimen is described as Chalcedony on Chrysocolla stalactites (pocket). With a blue-green chalcedony-crusted exterior, an unusual pocket that opens to reveal the highly textured interior, and assorted quartz-covered chrysocolla stalactites the color of icy glaciers, the mineral is truly a unique sight to behold.
Here’s another environment! This is a view of Dragonfly Lake at Rainbow Campground from my project “Dragonfly Holiday.” This time I tried some different times of day! I’ve always wanted to try something like this… I feel like I could do a bunch more.
Kerascoët’s covers for Beauté with scans of the original art for the 2nd and 3rd tomes and the cover design for the first.
I think Kerascoët’s use of green ink is very interesting as a way to define lines and spaces meant for color while maintaining information within the image that black ink would otherwise compromise. It’s a smart method with using green to define the sky against the cloud and especially with the amount of creatures drawn heavily with black, the green prevents her from losing the shapes and figures to black and also from committing the all too common aural line around figure that would completely destroy the eerie mood of the third cover or the delicate detail of the comb going through black hair in the second.
This book looks great. Please come to America. I don’t care if it’s translated or not.
Oh my giddy aunt.
I got these books!
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