Lines and Colors art blog

Month: October 2012

  • Abandoned Paintings

    An art student at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts who lists himself as bENCE hAJDU on Behance has posted a short series of images in which he has used digital image editing to remove the people from some classic paintings and fill in the backgrounds where they once existed. Makes you think twice. [Via…

  • David Johnson portraits

    I wrote about illustrator David Johnson in June of last year. At the time I particularly admired his portraits, wonderfully composed of contrasting areas of intricate line and carefully arranged open shapes. Johnson has launched a Tumblr blog on which he is posting a series of the portraits, titled A Portrait a Day Keeps Myself…

  • Eye Candy for Today: Renaissance book illumination

    From Book of Hours by Master Jean de Mauléon. This is a book illumination. The original is approximately 7 x 4″ (17 x 10 cm). In the Walters Art Museum. Click “Download Image” for full size.

  • Cliff Childs

    Cliff Childs is a concept artist and illustrator based in Los Angeles. He studied at the Otis College of Art and Design and is, I believe, currently working with Sony Computer Entertainment America. Childs has an approach to concept environments that stresses atmosphere, both in the sense of atmospheric perspective and in terms of mood.…

  • Eye Candy for Today: Frederic Leighton’s Lachrymae

    Lachrymae by Frederic, Lord Leighton. In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Click on “Fullscreen” under then image, then use zoom or download arrow. There is an image of the painting in the ornate, portal-like frame Leighton chose for it here. “Lachrymae” is latin for “tears”.

  • Jennifer Hom

    Originally from New York, Jennifer Hom studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. She now resides in San Francisco and works as an illustrator for Google, where she has created the images for a number of Google Doodles, including the wonderful recent tribute to Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo in Slumberland that I mentioned…