Posts Tagged ‘sketches’

So lately I’ve been noticing an up and coming “trend” so to speak. Artists have been collecting tid-bits, text, and technology of things that were usually only illustrated through our imagination.

First was the highly impressive and equally disturbing sculpture of Beavis and Butthead from special effects makeup artist Kevin Kirkpatrick from Hollywood for his exhibition Conjoined 2.

These sculptures are made from silicone, with acrylic eyes and teeth, real human hair, and T-shirts. Check out more of Kevin’s insanely impressive art at his site, and pray that his next installment into our youth’s media nostalgia is not as masterfully accurate and haunting… may the Simpsons, Rugrats (not counting the disturbing youtube video), and many other animated classics forever stay sacred.

Then I stumbled upon a sketch of the ever offensive and always enlighteningly humorous favorite 4th graders from South Park. Though I’m not completely positive of its origins I believe one of the animators created a realistic sketch of the 4 young fellas. Sadly, I can not find the artists name of this sketch:

I also stumbled upon a collection of colored sketches of some of the rest of the cast by another anonymous artist.

Most recently, I’ve discovered this on going project by Brian Joseph Davis entitled The Composites where he uses law enforcement composite sketch software to create an image of classic literary characters. A spectacular and original concept that really connects the arts and technology.

Daisy Buchanan, The Great Gatsby

Humbert Humbert, Lolita

Emma Bovary, Madame Bovary

Go to Brian’s tumblr account to check out the other literary characters he’s brought to life, and even suggest a character yourself for him to do by simply leaving the name under his sites “suggest a character” tab with a description found in their novels text. These odd renderings, though obviously rout with computer composite features are still fascinating, but don’t ruin ones personally created identities from these beloved novels.They actually draw an intriguing comparison between ours and the softwares take of these people.

So what and who is to come next in the creation of realism in our fictional literary and animated loves? Will there be a new technique or subject to be brought to life and light? I know I can’t wait to see it.


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