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Mistletoe Stag for Light Grey Art Lab’s Animystics show, 12x16”

I had a lot of fun with this project. First of all, LGAL is just kickin ass with their shows! I’d started planning on doing something with bees, a symbol I strongly associate with, but I was referred to a guided meditation (on Youtube of all places) about finding my spirit animal. And when I looked into the forest around my inner mind, I saw a stag, and was handed my plant and stone - mistletoe growing from an oak branch and rhodochrosite. 

I made my first lasercut multiples - three copies of a lasercut stag with mistletoe growing from his horns and stenciled with gold onto his fur. Sarah Mimo, who produces  gorgeous lasercut clocks, cut this for me and was incredibly helpful in the process! 

For more information on the show and other artists in it, check out their tumblr!

— 2 days ago with 24 notes
#animystics  #Light Grey Art Lab  #gallery work  #stag  #deer  #lasercut  #mistletoe  #totem  #power animal  #spirit animal  #familiar  #crafts 
I made a pattern finally based on some sketches of things I saw this Spring: Juncos and Carolina Wrens, daffodils and lemon blossoms with lime trees, snow and rain. It’s kind of messy but it does repeat!
Also available as a fabric pattern on Spoonflower if you’re interested!

I made a pattern finally based on some sketches of things I saw this Spring: Juncos and Carolina Wrens, daffodils and lemon blossoms with lime trees, snow and rain. It’s kind of messy but it does repeat!

Also available as a fabric pattern on Spoonflower if you’re interested!
— 4 days ago with 18 notes
#illustration  #pattern  #daffodil  #lemon  #lime  #flowers  #birds  #juncos  #wrens  #snowflake  #rain  #nature  #artists on tumblr 

I’ve never really tried Society6 but I put up a couple of throw pillow designs that my cousin asked me to do. Here’s my shop!

If you’re interested but would like them in a different color in some way, just lemme know and I’ll throw up some different designs too!

— 5 days ago with 16 notes
#sugar skulls  #artists on tumblr  #illustration  #throw pillows  #society6  #day of the dead  #dia de los muertos  #pen and ink  #black and white 
kevinjaystanton:

So I’ve been having some crazy thoughts and want to throw them out to you guys for feedback and opinions. Hope that’s cool!
I’m having the crazy notion of trying to publish a series of beautiful Shakespeare books on my own. I have to look into copyright and such (does anyone out there know this stuff? Shoot me an email!), but I miss working on those books and would love to start on them again. 
Ideally I’d love to get a publisher on board (Nobrow or McSweeneys would be kick-ass!) but I don’t really have a direct connection (if you do and wouldn’t mind sharing, lemme know!). So maybe to start I would just do A Midsummer Night’s Dream - slimmed down to the play itself, printed illustrations, a few laser-cut illustrations somehow, and maybe simpler cover. Something special and hardback and more manageable.
In case you haven’t seen my Shakespeare books, here are some choice selections: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, and Hamlet.
Funding-wise it’d be tricky but could be worth it. Maybe a small Kickstarter filled with cut-paper goodness?
What do you think about all this?

Morning repost! I really appreciate the support and kind words I’ve gotten so far, so thank you! 
Again, if you have any suggestions or comments send me a message or an email (kevinjaystanton@gmail.com). There are a huge amount of working parts to this and I gotta figure out a whole ton of issues, but I’m kinda excited about it!

kevinjaystanton:

So I’ve been having some crazy thoughts and want to throw them out to you guys for feedback and opinions. Hope that’s cool!

I’m having the crazy notion of trying to publish a series of beautiful Shakespeare books on my own. I have to look into copyright and such (does anyone out there know this stuff? Shoot me an email!), but I miss working on those books and would love to start on them again. 

Ideally I’d love to get a publisher on board (Nobrow or McSweeneys would be kick-ass!) but I don’t really have a direct connection (if you do and wouldn’t mind sharing, lemme know!). So maybe to start I would just do A Midsummer Night’s Dream - slimmed down to the play itself, printed illustrations, a few laser-cut illustrations somehow, and maybe simpler cover. Something special and hardback and more manageable.

In case you haven’t seen my Shakespeare books, here are some choice selections: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, and Hamlet.

Funding-wise it’d be tricky but could be worth it. Maybe a small Kickstarter filled with cut-paper goodness?

What do you think about all this?

Morning repost! I really appreciate the support and kind words I’ve gotten so far, so thank you! 

Again, if you have any suggestions or comments send me a message or an email (kevinjaystanton@gmail.com). There are a huge amount of working parts to this and I gotta figure out a whole ton of issues, but I’m kinda excited about it!

— 5 days ago with 47 notes
#artists on tumblr  #illustration  #art  #rose 
So I’ve been having some crazy thoughts and want to throw them out to you guys for feedback and opinions. Hope that’s cool!
I’m having the crazy notion of trying to publish a series of beautiful Shakespeare books on my own. I have to look into copyright and such (does anyone out there know this stuff? Shoot me an email!), but I miss working on those books and would love to start on them again. 
Ideally I’d love to get a publisher on board (Nobrow or McSweeneys would be kick-ass!) but I don’t really have a direct connection (if you do and wouldn’t mind sharing, lemme know!). So maybe to start I would just do A Midsummer Night’s Dream - slimmed down to the play itself, printed illustrations, a few laser-cut illustrations somehow, and maybe simpler cover. Something special and hardback and more manageable.
In case you haven’t seen my Shakespeare books, here are some choice selections: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, and Hamlet.
Funding-wise it’d be tricky but could be worth it. Maybe a small Kickstarter filled with cut-paper goodness?
What do you think about all this?

So I’ve been having some crazy thoughts and want to throw them out to you guys for feedback and opinions. Hope that’s cool!

I’m having the crazy notion of trying to publish a series of beautiful Shakespeare books on my own. I have to look into copyright and such (does anyone out there know this stuff? Shoot me an email!), but I miss working on those books and would love to start on them again. 

Ideally I’d love to get a publisher on board (Nobrow or McSweeneys would be kick-ass!) but I don’t really have a direct connection (if you do and wouldn’t mind sharing, lemme know!). So maybe to start I would just do A Midsummer Night’s Dream - slimmed down to the play itself, printed illustrations, a few laser-cut illustrations somehow, and maybe simpler cover. Something special and hardback and more manageable.

In case you haven’t seen my Shakespeare books, here are some choice selections: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, and Hamlet.

Funding-wise it’d be tricky but could be worth it. Maybe a small Kickstarter filled with cut-paper goodness?

What do you think about all this?

— 6 days ago with 47 notes
#me  #questions  #your thoughts  #illustration  #papercraft  #craft  #art  #cut paper  #shakespeare 
Quick fanart of an amazing book I read over MoCCA Fest weekend, courtesy of  Ian Densford's stellar recommendation. Matt Forsythe's Jinchalo is mostly wordless, sweet and smart and beautiful and I highly recommend it. 
This character is super minor but I really enjoyed its brief appearance. Also I’ve never worked by cutting on top of an ink drawing like this and it was a ton of fun. I wanna try this more often!

Quick fanart of an amazing book I read over MoCCA Fest weekend, courtesy of Ian Densford's stellar recommendation. Matt Forsythe's Jinchalo is mostly wordless, sweet and smart and beautiful and I highly recommend it. 

This character is super minor but I really enjoyed its brief appearance. Also I’ve never worked by cutting on top of an ink drawing like this and it was a ton of fun. I wanna try this more often!

— 1 week ago with 25 notes
#illustration  #cut paper  #matt forsythe  #jinchalo  #fanart  #papercraft  #drawn and quarterly  #comics 

I posted about this a while back but had forgotten to throw the finals up! Jessica Roux, Zara Picken, and I had a random conversation about Pink Fairy Armadillos on twitter one day and decided to make and swap transcontinental postcards. I customized mine with hand-cut petals. 

Check out Zara’s adorable calendar and Jessica’s beautiful botanical style card!

— 1 week ago with 12 notes
#postcards  #illustration  #graphic design  #digital  #zara picken  #jessica roux 

Rough sketches for the pair of papercut pieces I’ll be doing for the upcoming Hellboy Show! Mignola is just the freaking master of killer shadows, it’s so inspirational!

— 1 week ago with 19 notes
#hellboy  #20th anniversary  #papercraft  #illustration  #sketches  #wip  #cut paper  #ink  #abe sapien  #artists on tumblr 
I’ve been meaning to do this for a while. I’ve started an inspiration blog, mostly to help me curate and search through the things I’ve liked! If you like pretty things ranging from art, design, photos, gaming, crafts, anything under the sun head over to Fennel, Columbine, & Rue!

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while. I’ve started an inspiration blog, mostly to help me curate and search through the things I’ve liked! If you like pretty things ranging from art, design, photos, gaming, crafts, anything under the sun head over to Fennel, Columbine, & Rue!

— 1 week ago with 6 notes
#me  #inspiration blog 
creepythreadbook:

Guys /creepythread is out! Let’s party about it!
/creepythread is a 72 page collection of illustrated creepypasta and other scary stories. It features the work of 31 artists, with an introduction by curators Jensine Eckwall and Peter Schmidt. /creepythread is available for purchase at the bighonkk.com BUY /CREEPYTHREAD

I picked up my contributor copies of this zine at MoCCA and they are gorgeous!!! Today the zine was featured on what I’ve heard is like the Time Magazine of Germany too (translated article here)! If you like creepy things like my piece and beautiful work, go grab a copy!

creepythreadbook:

Guys /creepythread is out! Let’s party about it!


/creepythread is a 72 page collection of illustrated creepypasta and other scary stories. It features the work of 31 artists, with an introduction by curators Jensine Eckwall and Peter Schmidt. /creepythread is available for purchase at the bighonkk.com

BUY /CREEPYTHREAD

I picked up my contributor copies of this zine at MoCCA and they are gorgeous!!! Today the zine was featured on what I’ve heard is like the Time Magazine of Germany too (translated article here)! If you like creepy things like my piece and beautiful work, go grab a copy!

— 1 week ago with 32 notes
#creepythread  #creepypasta  #creepythreadbook  #jensine eckwall  #peter schmidt  #zines 

fezzine:

Just returned from a crazy time at MoCCA! I will be answering all of the messages I got asap, but in the meantime I wanted to show off the cover and new additions to the zine! iandensford added an awesome mini-comic/flipbook to his spread, and I managed to make a bunch of simple pop-ups for my piece!

I forgot to reblog this to my personal page! This shows the pop-up of my Zunu piece, as well as the cover I designed and Ian Densford’s piece! Also check out a gif that he put together which “flips” through the minicomic which is so freaking cool here!

— 1 week ago with 82 notes
#fezzine  #artists on tumblr  #illustration  #Ian Densford  #fez  #gaming  #game art  #pop-up  #zine  #bookmaking 

PHEW, you guys! This month has gotten off to a kick-ass-crazy start! So I figured I’d take a little break and share some sketches and color studies as I work up on new stuff! (these are super messy and in various stages of sketching so please bear with me!)

- I’m in four new gallery shows this month, including the amazing Hellboy 20th Anniversary (see color study at the top).

- Spec project for East of Eden that I ABSOLUTELY must finish asap! (this is a much older color study for the piece. The final will be similar but much better)

- designing a pattern based on my experience with early Spring (Carolina Wren), which I might try printing with Spoonflower to see how it does on fabric!

- my first laser-cut piece which will also have a stenciled pattern sprayed onto it for LGAL’s Animystics show (I can’t wait to tell more about this one because it was a really cool start to a project involving a guided meditation).

Also to come - a few commissions (whoo!), a new book cover assignment involving birds (yay!), and illustrated baked goods (also yay!).

And of course I just wrapped up the first run of FEZZINE, which was a crazy awesome run. Going to be expanding the concept and upping the ante soon! Created a Bigcartel shop (here) for originals and limited prints if you’re interested. And also a quick shill for my INPRNT and Inkster shops if you wanna grab anything else printed! 

Thanks everyone!

— 1 week ago with 14 notes
#WIP stuff  #artists on tumblr  #process  #upcoming 

thesliveredblade:

In addition to my illustration, Brian and I put together a new item in honor of this year’s Ghibli Jam - Sophie’s Cane! If you ever find yourself alone in the Wastes, this cane may help you find shelter!

As always, you can see more of our items on our Etsy!

I got a couple of questions about what my second piece from the Ghibli Jam was going to be (in addition to my Howl’s Moving Castle piece Calcifer’s Hearth) so I thought I’d post it to here too! My brother and I whipped up Sophie’s Cane from HMC, which like all Miyazaki things, has incredible personality.

— 1 week ago with 66 notes
#howl's moving castle  #film  #Miyazaki  #studio ghibli  #ghibli jam  #The Slivered Blade  #staff  #cane  #sophie  #howl  #prop 
swartech asked: Hey, I love your work and I really want to buy that majora's mask t-shirt. Is there any chance I could get it in a colour other than black? I'm just not a fan of black t-shirts.


Answer:

Oh sure, thanks for letting me know! What color would you like it on?

— 1 week ago with 1 note
fezzine:

Okay guys today is the day! FEZZINE is now for sale here on my new storefront here! There are 54 copies left. I’m gonna do my best to make sure everyone who wants one gets a copy, and if there’s any profit from this first run I’m considering a second small run. I’m also considering doing an expanded zine which would include a new round of incredible artists to debut at SPX with a significantly larger run! More details to follow.
You can also check out my other shop with prints here! And also check out all of the artists involved in the zine here!

The gates are now open! Go buy a copy if you’d like!

fezzine:

Okay guys today is the day! FEZZINE is now for sale here on my new storefront here! There are 54 copies left. I’m gonna do my best to make sure everyone who wants one gets a copy, and if there’s any profit from this first run I’m considering a second small run. I’m also considering doing an expanded zine which would include a new round of incredible artists to debut at SPX with a significantly larger run! More details to follow.

You can also check out my other shop with prints here! And also check out all of the artists involved in the zine here!

The gates are now open! Go buy a copy if you’d like!

— 1 week ago with 81 notes
#fezzine  #fez  #gaming  #art  #illustration  #sale  #bigcartel