Website lookup 6: The Art of Andrew Jones

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Android Jones (real name Andrew Jones) is an artist whose mastery of digital illustration is insane as Lady Gaga’s latest fashion statement (perhaps she was one of his inspirations for his oevure ). He started out as concept artist for numerous projects for companies like Nintendo, Industrial Light & Magic, so forth. He is a cofounder of premier preproduction studio Massive Black in San Francisco covering all major projects for various video games films and comics.
Android’s style is almost instantly recognizable where he mixes bunch of symbols and patterns overlaid on portraits and landscapes; it reminds me of an ornate Japanese tattoo or a primitive Mayan painting. He is boasted of having drawn over 1000 selfies a day over the course of 1000 days. Lately he’s touring the world doing art workshops and performing in an artsy shows (you might be able to find them on YouTube just type his name to search).

‘Check out his work : http://www.androidjones.com

To check out his company’s portfolio (they are great inspiration for those looking to dive into the ever competitive field of concept art):
http://www.massiveblack.com

Website Lookup 5: HONELIFE

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If you like participating in online art challenges you should try this one out. Every week they put out a new word and you can submit art or writings based on that word.

Honelife.com

Website lookup 4: DAVID CHOE

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Korean American artist David Choe is quite a character.  Originally a street artist who wandered the streets of Los Angeles spraying images of giant buck-toothed whale (which is now his trademark) he now has a track record of many artistic accomplishments where he takes the crudely termed ‘dirty-style’ to the max (you’ll know what I mean when you see his work) as well as places he has traveled to as a hobo, the number of girls he had slept with and then his time in prison (the most famous being the three month stint at a Tokyo prison where he would produce series of drawings using pee, blood, tea, and soy sauce.  Yes you heard right, I’m not making this up).  But perhaps you might know him best for that one infamous commission for Facebook where he was paid an insanely large amount of money only other starving artists could only dream of.  He is the subject of a biographic documentary DIRTY HANDS: THE ART AND CRIMES OF DAVID CHOE, where you can get a front row look into his twisted brain.  Warning: Definitely NOT for youngsters and faint of heart.

You can watch his story on YouTube, surprisingly they have the full movie there.

http://youtu.be/uQB7QRyF4p4

Website: davidchoe.com

Website Lookup 3: Livingrope-The art of JS Rossbach

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http://livingrope.free.fr/

If you are into all things scifi fantasy, and especially if you are into the Magic The Gathering Universe (I’m not, I never actually was into that sort) then have a look at one of its amazing card illustrators, a French-born digital wizard Jean Sebastian Rossbach whose work stretches into myriad of entertainment art like video games, comics, and of course The Magic card games. Here you will find an impressive gallery of all work he’s accumulated in his long artistic career, and he juggles between traditional and digital painting. There are links to other online galleries he participates like CGSociety and DeviantArt.