Posted by Devin December 08, 2010

As an art geek, and toy enthusiast I'm always looking for new art to inspire me to create my next piece. Nothing gets my pencil to paper faster than seeing new inspiring artwork and I'm always hungry for more. Its all-consuming, my search for art, and its filling my hard drives and idea bank and I couldn't be happier.. This week I have a couple of artists that will hopefully inspire you as much as they have me.

First up, Jared Nickerson has a motto, "Blood. Sweat. Vector." And it's working wonders. His work is easy to get trapped staring at, as there is a ton going on and it's always gorgeously rendered. Fabulous text litters his work with intriguing or comical quips and it never fails to amuse.

Vibrant colors and amazing details that leap off the page. This guy must breathe illustrator and eat bezier curves for breakfast. View more of his work at

Next up Russ Mills has been killing it with these paintings and I could stare at each for hours. Frighteningly detailed figures give way to abstract paint lines that fill each image with more energy than a power plant.


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And lastly i have some work from Jonatan Cantero that are beautifully detailed illustrations to fill your brain with whimsy. To me, these are reminiscent of scenes in Miyazaki films like "Princess Mononoke" or "Spirited Away" and I want to know the rest of the story they depict. Especially that devil cat one below.





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