Thursday, November 3, 2011

Autumn Whitehurst

Illustrator Autumn Whitehurst has a way of rendering the human face in a way that makes it luminous and smooth, as if you can feel it with your fingertips. Her portraits evoke sensory reactions from the viewer by including luscious human forms interacting either with one another, or with different food or drink items. Her more recent "Monaco" series also has an impressive graphic style worth checking out!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sylvia Ji: Dia de los Muertos

In honor of the Day of the Dead, I thought I'd post some work by California-based illustrator Sylvia Ji, who largely uses Catrina-inspired motifs alongside beautifully rendered female forms. A combination of acrylic and mixed media allows her to achieve crisp lines, as well as the smooth gradients for which her work is known.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Caitlin Hackett

Brooklyn-based artist Caitlin Hackett explores the boundaries between humans and animals in her extremely detailed drawings and paintings. Her body of work comments on the idea that humans are an above, more evolved species than other animals, and aims to blur the line between species by superimposing natural and animalistic features onto human forms, and vise versa. As an artist, she questions the differences between humans and animals, and therefore questions the definition of humanity itself.

Breaking the Ice...

First off, a little intro about the site. My name is Evee, and I created BrightGreenSweater to serve as a place for me to share my own artwork, as well as the works of other artists that I admire. I've been struggling to find an art blog that does a good job of keeping up with work (contemporary or otherwise), and hope that BrightGreenSweater may become one of the few good ones out there. Hopefully you'll find something that you resonate with. I'll keep the posts as relevant as possible, containing either my recent ongoing works (including sketches, assignments from studio, etc.), or pieces by other artists. Bright Green Sweater is open to work of any media--including 2-D work, sculpture, music, poetry...there are loads of different artistic media and processes!

Feel free to give me feedback or ask questions!