I have been a long time fan and supporter of the world of steam punk. I am inspired daily by the creations, contraptions and costumes that make up the genre.
Having worn many hats within the animation industry, my artistic travels have lead me to my current position as a story artist at Walt Disney animation studios. I hope to share my learning experience with you and maybe even offer some inspiration as a way of giving back to the community of artists who have given so much to me.www.bkartonline.com
The Freak Parade is a dazzling parade of images that celebrates beauty in aberrance. The parade’s hapless yet noble characters march gaily across a black expanse, each member on a different panel. The procession begins with “Anatomy Boy,” an elegant lad flayed from the shoulders down, and ends with “Sweeper,” a grim reaper dressed in a costume that might be described as “heavy metal Watteau.” All the parade participants are rendered in loving detail and delicately embellished with tiny rhinestones. Woodruff began this project in late 2000 as a reaction against the global standardization of culture. Among the references are sideshow banners, Pompeian wall frescoes, Baroque religious paintings, theatrical posters, and Victorian penmanship charts. References to “normal” parades (Mummers, Tournament of Roses, Mardi Gras, Macy’s) are included but turned on their heads. Each image has a caption, title, or poem included. Written by the artist, these texts add another level of meaning to the pictures. They are deliberately subdued and darkened and subvert the viewer’s usual response, so conditioned through advertising, to image and text.www.thomaswoodruff.com/freak-parade
Inspired by fantasy, dark and gothic themes, the artwork of Scarlet Gothica.
Music is my great and strong source of inspiration, infact many drawings and painting that I do, are entitled with the names of my favourite songs. I have another great passion that is singing. I do it for so long time, that it has becomes something involved in all my works. I love the Choral Song, the Opera and the Symphonic and Classical music.www.scarletgothica.com
Piecing art together scrap by scrap until a mad treasure is created... Cute, cuddly and creepy art by Andrea Reddecliff of Drakenstein Art.www.etsy.com/shop/DrakenSteinArt
Michael Pasquale or "Gorilla" as he is more commonly known by his colleagues, has been a veteran in the Toy & Collectibles Industry for the better part of a decade. With a background in illustration and graphic design, Gorilla has created and developed many collectible lines ranging from designer vinyl toys and plush dolls to action figures and full scale prop replicas. He now embarks on his next adventure in creating 800 Pound Productions, a design studio dedicated to his true passions for comic book art, cartooning, custom toys, retro gaming and lots of childhood nostalgia.www.800lbprods.com
Marco Mazzoni, based in Milan, uses colored pencils as a primary medium to produce extremely painterly and delicate works. The works are filled with color and have a sculptural element to the figures that Marco achieves with the chiaroscuro technique, rendering with darks and lights.www.marcomazzoni.tumblr.com
Independent artist and writer out of Toronto, Canada.stephenburger.deviantart.com
My work as an illustrator includes a variety of genre such as magazine artwork, DVD cover art, apparel and clothing art, and manga illustrations. I mix Japanese and American art styles when dealing with manga designs.kotemufu.exblog.jp
The Tollbooth 10 website was created as a portfolio website for Lawrence Denvir. It also contains a blog where project updates, artwork process, and tutorials will be found. But don’t worry, it won’t always be so boring; favourite internet videos, social commentary, and insane banter will also rear its ugly head. In the future, other artists and writers will hopefully contribute to the blog and content.www.tollbooth10.com
Byron Winton is a dedicated freelance fantasy and horror illustrator who has worked alongside the comic book industry for many years. His amazingly detail rich paintings offer a little imagination, inspiration, and exageration for everyone. Byron paints popular culture imagery from memorable movies like; Star Wars, Resident Evil, and Beetlejuice to name a few, as well as concieving and executing mind-blowing original concepts.www.byronwinton.com