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July 31, 2010 / sagewho

You want fine art? I’ll give you some fine art.

Traditional art? PSH, what are you a marble sculptor? All this electronic art making is…. but also isn’t “traditional.” The point of this blog is to exemplify well executed projects, by those who know their tools and use them like masters. Even though some of these artists might not be considered “fine artists,” they are still creating works that are memorable and inspiring. Too many times have I been in an art gallery and yawned my way out the door. Eye Lovin’ is a traditional art form, its just evolved.

barry mcgee


Luis Vazquez



johnny yanok


—By the way, good choices for your eye lovin’. lets see if any of this tickles your fancy. Also, I’ve got THIS. Just browse around and see if anything is worthwhile.

July 27, 2010 / belleuchtung

Trae’s Eye Lovin’

I guess I’ll show Sage my teenage “I know everything” mindset now. He’s gonna kickThis is actually my wallpaper. my ass with this blog, though. I still don’t entirely get what I should be doing here. The stuff I usually gravitate towards is more along the lines of traditional art, whereas he seems to like design more.
I’ll start off with some simple shit that I’ve taken inspiration from.

1.Moki Mioke (1st shown)
Nevermind that the site is in Russian. Mioke is a German artist, and her work is fascinating.

2. Greg Simkins (2nd shown)
Simkins is my favorite artist, overall. I revere this man’s work. He has an awesome visual style and a wonderful imagination. His paintings could look real if they weren’t depicting things that most couldn’t even imagine.

3. Lawrence Yang
This is some simple shit, but it still inevitably puts a smile on your face. It’s gorgeous work, and that you can often see the tools he uses to make each painting on his blog is pretty awesome.

4. Alex Pardee (3rd shown)
This man is insane. His work is brutal, disgusting, and, surprisingly, really quite artistic. They all show great imagination and emotion. Art doesn’t have to be beautiful, and Pardee’s certainly isn’t.

5. The Newground Art Portal / The Newgrounds Art Forum
DeviantART is shit. The community is full of anime-high shitheads who can’t critique anything worth shit. They only comment to say how much they love people’s drawings. People who want feedback are ignored. The same applies to Newgrounds, but the fact that there’s a quality filter system and a generally small art community end up with a much more receptive environment for one to see other’s art, post their own, and get feedback. It’s pretty easy to ignore the morons. The forum is a really great place for this, because the people who actually spend time there actually tend to care about art, shockingly.

I’ve got a whole hat full of art and design related stuff, but I’m just starting off simple until I get a good idea of what exactly we’re doing with this blog.
I’m ready to have my ass kicked, I guess.

July 26, 2010 / sagewho

I decided to kick Trae in the face with some knowledge. Enjoy

Yo bitch, listen up. So I’ve been playing around with cs5 and it checking out all these features and stuff and I thought, “why not use my little brother as a ‘helper’ for me to learn all these new and wonderful things?” So what if some might call it slave labor or “unpaid” work? pshhh is my response to that. I know you probably think you know everything about everything and all that other teen b.s. I’ve seen that degrassi show and know what you’re going through. Long story short, we’re gonna use this blog as a means for us to pass each other things they find to show each other the fantastic gems in a sea of uselessness. It’ll be a no holds-bared, slam jam, mosh out of amazing eye love.

To start with, we’re gonna have a crash course in:

Eye Love – (a.k.a. eye sex, brain fuckin’, and ‘holy crap my mind is melted’)

1) Ichi The Killer

Absolute Carnage. From start to finish you might be asking yourself, “Really? Sage do you hate me or something?” The answer is NO, well at least most the time. This movie is absolutely ridiculous and no other words will describe it any better. See it.

2) Japanese Logos

Now I know this is a change of pace but thats the point of a nice eye-raping. This collection of town logos from Japan is a good example of graphic work. Stumble is perfect for finding collections like this. Brushes, tutorials, etc are all over the place.

3) Dem some crazy buildings

These things are completely amazing. Some of them aren’t “real” creations yet, just prospective projects, but either way they are still pretty mind blowing. Stuff like this makes me want to pursue architecture.

4) Brushes, brushes, and more brushes (vintage edition)

Last but not least. This is a little more like the goal oriented stuff I want us to share with each other. These brushes are easy to get, install, and use. If you don’t know how to install them just let me know and I can forward you a good tutorial on doing that. The best thing about brushes is that that are excellent solutions for filling white space, helping to increase visual cohesion, and making stuff just look plain out sweet. Find more of these and I am more than willing to try em out.


If you want to post stuff on this blog just email me or message me on facebook and I can set you up an associate blog account that will let you post pics, links, etc. Hope you’re ready for more future eye-loving, I’ll be sure to post on here very soon. Oh yeah, one last thing. Most people want to know what your inspirations and feelings are in connection to a piece, not how much time you spent on it. So stop talking about how much work you put in, and start figuring out why you’re making it in the first place.