Archive for March, 2012

Orangina Series, Affiche & Meduse; Geisha; LE CHRISTIANISME PEUT-IL SAUVER LE MONDE by Antoine Helbert

Posted in 2D, 3D, Digital Art, Movies, Photomanipulation with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2012 by tentacleman

Antoine Helbert, if you haven’t heard of him, is a universally acclaimed French illustrator.  He’s probably most famous for his Orangina series, depicting a variety of anthropomorphized critters in racy poses–you furries out there are already aware of this artist, I’m sure.

For the rest of you, here’s the original animated ad, inspired by Helbert’s illustrations:

(Note: For clarification, Helbert did not work on the 3D animated commercial… forgive me, but I have no idea who did.)

In addition to his lovingly rendered human-animal hybrids, Antoine Helbert’s body of work also features superhero fan art (even racier) and neo-traditional pinups.  When he isn’t working on a commission, he’s the scenic painter for the Strasbourg Opera (in Strasbourg, France).  His general technique is to hand-paint an oil-on-canvas image that he’ll finish in Photoshop, and the finished images look airbrush-perfect.  The results speak for themselves–exquisite, colorful and unique.

Here are a few more of his tentacled images:

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Wishful Thinking by King Rastel

Posted in 2D, Digital Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2012 by tentacleman

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Infection by Eddie Mendoza

Posted in 2D, Digital Art with tags , , , , , on March 27, 2012 by tentacleman

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Now there’s a “Skrasch!” and “Ga-bloooog” and “Holy shit,” moment if I’ve ever seen one.

Blind Love by Paul Komoda

Posted in Traditional Art with tags , , , , on March 24, 2012 by tentacleman

Suicide Artist by Patrick Purcell; Burnt by Selficide

Posted in 2D, Digital Art, Photomanipulation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2012 by tentacleman

Tentacles… of crime.

Well, okay, so there aren’t any tentacles in this image, nor in the text of the ebook, available here.  But, honestly, I’m the lone admin of this blog–do you think I’d pass up the opportunity to shamelessly self-promote my first online publication?

From the self-written Product Description:

“In the future, we will upload our minds into masterplates. In the event of death, we can download ourselves into our own biofabricated replicas. As a species, humanity shall become functionally immortal.

“Suicide Artist is a near future noir about a compulsive cutter named Jan Eyesenck and his hired cinematographer. Together they create an independent video and distribute it to the illegal snuff market, offering millions of jaded viewers a glimpse at something new—suicide as performance art.

“After the success of his first video, Jan is approached by a shady producer willing to finance ten more. But before the eighth shoot can begin, things go horribly wrong…”

The story should appeal to fans of cyberpunk, sci fi and technothrillers.  It’s a 7600 word short story and it costs .99 cents.  No Kindle required–Amazon has free Kindle reading apps for PC/Mac/smartphone.

The cover art is by Selficide, an excellent photomanipulator and creator of dark-art portraits.  Here’s the original image:

My wife photoshopped in the titles.  Thanks wifey!

And just to show you that I’m not totally disingenuous, here’s another image by the same artist with tentacles:

Ridge by Alex Alvarez

Posted in 3D, Digital Art with tags , , , , , , on March 19, 2012 by tentacleman

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Cloud City by TehPuppetmaster (Frederik Rieckher)

Posted in 3D, Digital Art with tags , , , , , , on March 17, 2012 by tentacleman

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