Well, as the title suggests, we're going to the dark side tonight. First up, I've listed some new art prints in the shop that I'm really excited about. Illustrations and photos (including the clown prints and the elephant one I showed in a previous post), and with the Vivera inks and Epson Premium paper these prints are really beautiful folks, trust me. Here are a couple I listed, the first based on the writings of Ray Bradbury, the second Edgar Allen Poe:
Also, I'm totally puffy hearting a new illustrator I found today on Friday Illustration. (Think Corpse Bride meets Rankin Bass.) He works in the Red Nose Studio and his three-dimensional puppets are to die for. Really, the work speaks for itself so check it out, but I was also fascinated by his blog where he shows his process and some sketches. VERY neat. You'll love it if you're a Tim Burton fan like I am.
And, speaking of puffy hearts, I have to show you my most favorite pen in the world. Here she is:
I found it at an antique store and sent it to the Fountain Pen Hospital (no lie, it exists) and had it restored and now, I do all of my inking with it. Speedball has nothing on this Wearever.
And lastly, to leave you with a bit of "HUH?!" as usual. Did you hear the story about the 92 year old Chinese woman who went to the doctor complaining of a belly ache (no, this is not a joke) and upon doing a body scan, they found a dead fetus that had apparently been there for 48 YEARS?! She said she didn't have the money to have it removed back in what, '61?! Uh... I just don't know folks... Until next time: unpleasant dreams.