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You have to check out this Tum­blr: I absolutely love it.

Chad Sell’s Drag Race Illustrated


What bet­ter inspi­ra­tion could an artist ask for than a bunch of amaz­ing drag queens? They’re styl­ish, sexy, and sick­en­ing! My work cap­tures the fierce per­son­al­i­ties and per­for­mances of those fab­u­lous fake ladies in a clean, clas­sic style.’

With their larger-than-life pres­ences and glit­tery cos­tumes, the gender-bending stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race are the per­fect sub­jects for por­trai­ture. Illus­tra­tor and comics artist Chad Sell, best known for his his col­lab­o­ra­tion with Logo on RPDR web­comics, and his work on the upcom­ing iOS game Dragopo­lis,  pays awe­some, witty trib­ute to the ladies in an exten­sive series that cap­tures his favorite con­tes­tants’ finest moments.

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Austin Osman Spare — The Bones Go Last

In fact” says Spare, “I’m almost a ghost myself. How­ever, the bones go last.”

There is more truth in our erotic zones, than in the whole of reli­gions and mathematics.”

I Believe What I Will and Will What I Believe”

Spare Places” is a Psy­cho­geo­graph­i­cal film by Jamie Gre­gory. Made in 2006, “Spare Places” takes us to where Spare lived and breathed, explor­ing the his­tory of those areas and in doing so offer­ing glimpses into pos­si­ble inspi­ra­tions for Spare’s life and works. The film high­lights the cre­ativ­ity, diver­sity and ever chang­ing face of of South Lon­don. Lay­ers of fas­ci­nat­ing his­tory shud­der behind grey build­ings as Jamie’s jerky dig­i­tal lense probes for traces of Austin.

And remem­ber, you shall suf­fer all things and again suf­fer: until you have suf­fi­cient suf­fer­ance to accept all things.”

— Austin Osman Spare

Leonard Weisgard’s 1949 Alice in Wonderland Illustrations


Here’s the beau­ti­ful 1949 edi­tion of Alice’s Adven­tures in Won­der­land and Through the Look­ing Glass, illus­trated by Leonard Weis­gard — only the sec­ond ver­sion of the Lewis Car­roll clas­sic, and the first with color illus­tra­tions. The vibrant, tex­tured art­work exudes a cer­tain mid-century bold­ness that makes it as much a time­less cel­e­bra­tion of the beloved children’s book as it is a time-capsule of bygone aes­thetic from the golden age of illus­tra­tion and graphic design.

A vibrant mid-century homage to one of the most beloved children’s books of all time.


” Alice was begin­ning to get tired of sit­ting by her sis­ter on the bank, and hav­ing noth­ing to do; once or twice she had peeped into the book her sis­ter was read­ing, but it had no pic­tures or con­ver­sa­tion in it, ‘and what is the use of a book’ thought Alice, ‘with­out pic­tures or conversations?’”


Tales from the Dressing Table

Mar­quis Franz von Bay­ros was born in Zagreb in 1866, as the son of a Span­ish noble­man. He became an artist, stand­ing out amongst his con­tem­po­raries for his entic­ing and del­i­cate graphic style. He drew a series of erotic draw­ings, depict­ing worldly beau­ties in com­pro­mis­ing posi­tions. One of his erotic port­fo­lios, ‘Erzahlun­gen vom Toi­let­ten­tisch’ (‘Tales from the Dress­ing Table’), caused a court­case and made Von Bay­ros famous.

Von Bay­ros was born in Zagreb, in present-day Croa­tia. At the age of 17, he passed the entrance exam for the Vienna Acad­emy with Eduard von Engerth. Von Bay­ros mixed in ele­gant soci­ety and soon belonged to the cir­cle of friends of Johann Strauss II, whose step­daugh­ter Alice he mar­ried in 1896. The next year, von Bay­ros moved to Munich.

In 1911, the Munich police per­se­cuted him because of his illus­tra­tions and forced him into exile from Ger­many. He drew about 2000 illus­tra­tions in all his life, for books such as Dante’s ‘Div­ina Com­me­dia’ and those by Hans Bartsch. His legacy is a won­der­ful col­lec­tion of lovely, deca­dent erotic but ele­gant mas­ter­pieces, with a love for every small­est beau­ti­ful detail, rarely found else­where. Franz von Bay­ros died in Vienna on 3 April 1924.

The Art of Illustration

Illus­tra­tors artic­u­late what a pho­to­graph can­not. Using an array of tech­niques and styles, illus­tra­tors evoke sto­ries and mean­ing in a vari­ety of medi­ums, from edi­to­r­ial illus­tra­tion in mag­a­zines and news­pa­pers, to comics books, to activist media.

And as their tasks over the years have become less infor­ma­tional and more expres­sive, their indi­vid­ual voice as artists becomes all the more crit­i­cal and beau­ti­ful, reveal­ing an excit­ing and awe-inspiring age of illustration.


MANDALA GIFS is the work of artist Chaotec Chichi­liki. Here’s a blurb from his tumblr:

Man­dalas rep­re­sent to me the foun­tain of love that for­ever expands they are rab­bit holes that take us to other dimen­sions. Fol­low the white rabbit.

Im Elias or thats who they say I am. I stud­ied Inter­ac­tive Design and live in Mex­ico City. I paint and some­times write. Also I like to take pho­tog­ra­phy. Do believe in God (no reli­gion) thank­ful to he/she .Inter­ested in art, illus­tra­tion, astral pro­jec­tion, lucid dream­ing, man­dalas, psy­che­delics and every­thing that has to do with the uni­verse. I love psy­che­delic trance.

Maṇḍala (मण्डल) is a San­skrit word mean­ing “cir­cle.” Man­dalas have spir­i­tual and rit­ual sig­nif­i­cance in Hin­duism and Buddhism.

In com­mon use, man­dala has become a generic term for any plan, chart or geo­met­ric pat­tern that rep­re­sents the cos­mos meta­phys­i­cally or sym­bol­i­cally, a micro­cosm of the uni­verse from the human perspective.

The Anatomical Collages of Juan Gatti


Argen­tin­ian artist Juan Gatti began col­lab­o­rat­ing with film direc­tor Pedro Almod­ovar in 1988. They  have devel­oped  an intense artis­tic com­plic­ity between art direc­tor and film direc­tor, to the extent that Juan Gatti’s art­works directly influ­ence the out­come and aes­thet­ics of Almodovar’s films.

He’s an exam­ple of thir work together for the film The Skin I live In (La Piel Que Habito)

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Denis Dubois

Denis Dubois is a french artist  whose sur­real illus­tra­tions appear to be cre­ated in another era. His style is very retro, vin­tage in its treat­ment but involv­ing cur­rent issues and mod­ern objects.

Dubois suc­cess­fully com­bines draw­ing, col­lage and dig­i­tal tech­niques. There is not much infor­ma­tion on the web about the career and work of Denis Dubois, but his works are quite strik­ing and it is worth fol­low­ing him on Face­book or vis­it­ing his blog.