As promised here’s the art of the week about John Reinhard Weguelin. I had never seen his work before until I encountered it by accident. Here’s his wiki page.
Wonderful whimsical fantasy art from this Russian painter.
Art of the week is supposed to be a celebration of the creative and what’s beautiful and excellent in contemporary and historical art. On the other hand sometimes you need to look at what is considered “art” and start asking ourselves “is this how we want to be remembered?”
I’ve been trying to get to Wonderfest in Japan for over ten years now and have been blocked for a number of reasons. Still I am amazed at the sculpting level of some of the garage kit makers year after year.
Here’s some examples from this year’s winter wonderfest. All from Nekomagic.com
many of these are NSFW, so don’t look unless your sure
Thanks to Nekomagic.com for the pics:
The Wonder Festival wiki page:
The official Wonder Festival page(Japanese)
The show runners have set up special licensing deals with the anime producers so that figures made from anime can be made and sold without special licensing deals. So many of the figures made and sold at these shows are anime related. Many others are original work. This is only a sample of the works at a typical Wonder Festival.
Ran into this great illustrator on Pinterest.
Apparently there’s no personal website. Shannon Associates does have a page for him:
I did a post with Higgs’ corkscrew a while back, but his stuff is certainly worthy of an “art of the week.”
Alphonse Mucha was one of the stars of Art Nouveau. He is most well known for the many posters he did for Sarah Bernhardt. He did many other wonderful paintings as well.