Hubert De Lartigue

' Hubert De Lartigue was born in 1963 in Angers, France. He started to work as an illustrator while studying at the Ecole Duperré and the Ecole Estienne and has produced many covers for science fiction books and board games. In the past decade he also starting painting pin-ups. His precise and delicate rendering combines the French pin-up aesthetic of Brénot and Aslan with the American aesthetic of Vargas, Petty and Elvgren. At the end of the millennium Hubert de Lartigue is among the very best of just a few artists who have followed in the steps of the great Pin-up artists of the mid century. He is continuing the quest for the perfect beauty. His French Pin-ups are the embodiment of our fondest fantasies. ' (via Gallery Luc Pieters)

Victor Safonkin

' Victor Safonkin's work is self-described as Eurosurrealism, or European classic surrealism & symbolism. His work is redolent of Salvador Dali. Victor's work has been highly acclaimed, and in 2005 he was invited to exhibit at the European Parliament in Brussels. The rock band Killing Joke used his Inhuman Rearing as an album cover in 2006. Viktor Safonkin is featured in the 2007 Venus and the Female Intuition, published by SALBRU. Safonkin has been called "one of the most brilliant artists I have seen in a long time," by master Surrealist Professor Ernst Fuchs. ' (via Wikipedia)

Happy Puppy

Well, everyone it is my birthday tomorrow, so, I will not be online. Haha. So far tomorrow is looking amazingly low-key and unplanned and I'm loving it. Welshie will be in charge of the site. Kisses! p Aww.. this picture never fails to make me smile. (Photo via YeinJee's Asian Journal)

Casa Lago Rupanco

My dream house. This house by Beals Arquitectos is located in a 160 x 30 meters and a height of 36 meters on the north shore of Lake Rupanco. Build two parallel volumes in a clear vegetation left open at the ends and drilled by the sides. Towards the top, a grove of myrtles and laurels. Towards the front, the view from the treetops and lake. Link here.

Lesja Chernish

Wandered across the portfolio page of Berlin based Russian artist Lesja Chernish. She's done some lovely illustration work. Have a look.

The Meaning of Life

by Aled Lewis. Buy here.

Philip Newsom

p Check out the fun, bright illustrations of artist Philip Newsom. Enjoy! Link here.

Tattooed Taxidermy

Wim Delvoye is a Belgian conceptual artist known for a number of unconventional projects. He has been tattooing pigs since the 1990s. In the early 21st century a tattooed pigs project was set up in the Art Farm in China, where there are fewer strictures regarding animal welfare than in most parts of the Western world. In 2005 his colleague, artist Danny Devos, spent several months at the farm, reorganizing, managing and rebuilding. He is a vegetarian. (via Wikipedia)

Tim O’Brien

' Tim O’Brien is an illustrator and portrait painter who's intricately detailed and imaginative illustrations have been published most notably in TIME Magazine as well as Newsweek, TV Guide, The Atlantic Monthly, Business Week, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, National Geographic, Playboy, Penthouse, Premier, New York Magazine, The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Worth, Avon Books, Ballentine, Dial, Harper Collins, Penguin, Times Books, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Viking, Warner, and many others. '

Robert Longo

shark1 Ohhhh!! It's Jaws all over again. I could clearly hear the bass thumping in the background. Are you scared yet? I threw the pilots in there for a little bit of Top Gun to boot. Robert Longo concocted these fascinating and realistic charcoal paintings. He pursued sculpting during his college years however he became drawn to illustration and it became his favorite form of self-expression. You can clearly see in Longo's work the sculptural skills being an influence. His illustrations have a distinctive chiseled line that seems to give the drawings a three-dimensional quality. Longo uses graphite like clay, molding it to create images like these. pilot1 shark2 pilot2 shark3