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Joao Ruas

-Possibly one of my only contemporary art inspirations, this artist’s technique intrigues me immensely. His mastery of minimal medium usage and subtle techniques draws me in. His ability to fluidly combine romantic classicalism into his moody illustrations is what made me fall in love. I have been toying with what I think he does with vellum diffusion and overlays with graphite and acrylics. It’s really fun and makes the traditional creative process feel really organic compared to my background in digital painting.


by Wesley Burt


school work ?_?  i drew Fahrenheit 451 for my vis dev class last term


This man was walking down the sidewalk with a rolled-up canvas strapped to his back. “I like to carry my art around with me,” he explained, “so it will soak up the energy of the city and have a heartbeat on the wall.”

"Can I see it?" I asked.

"Sure," he said. "It’s a self-portrait."




Hussar. Photograph by Andrzej Wiktor.

Normally I’m not that big on 17th c. Polish cavalry, but this guy’s got it all:

  • brigandine cuisses/tassets
  • wildcat cape
  • tapestried sash
  • cartridge box sling with a sweet little powder horn clip

he’s just so fucking majestic.



Mite fights off monsters and bandits to pay her bills, but really wants to go into botany full-time. It’s too bad it pays more to fend off crabdragons than work with flowers…

incredibly cute, love her lil face


Work for school. I just added some tones for the web (we couldn’t use shade in the original exercise).


monster in socal