A few quick sketches (angry sea creatures)

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Drunk Bird

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It’s been a while, so here’s a heron drinking out of a lotus flower.

A few more…

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Flowers

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Quick papercut I made today.

Weekend!

As it’s the weekend, here’s a cheeky little paper cut of some birds. Now let’s all get drunk!

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Portrait of the day

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for reference please see previous posts.

Pears

This is what I was drawing this past weekend:

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New Stuff!

I’ve uploaded some of the illustrations I worked on with Traces London onto my online portfolio. It’s taken a while but I’ve finally got round to doing it. It was a really fun project to work on and I’m really excited about the next Traces exhibition in two years. Take a look and please leave comments, I’d love some feedback.

Here’s the link: http://cargocollective.com/liz-connolly/Traces-2014

 

You Know Those Cheesy Thrift Shop Paintings? This Guy Adds Monsters to Them

Originally posted on TwistedSifter:

Have you ever been inside a thrift shop and wondered, ‘who buys those cheesy landscape paintings’? Well the person responsible for at least seven of those purchases is Chris McMahon, an artist and illustrator from the United States. While he has an entire portfolio of original artworks on deviantART, McMahon gained online notoriety when he started painting monsters into the landscapes of thrift store paintings.

All works are acrylic on canvas and what I find most impressive is how well Chris manages to seamlessly blend the monsters with their environment. It’s as if they were always there!

1. Mountain Monster

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Artwork by CHRIS MCMAHON

2. Throat Shark

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Artwork by CHRIS MCMAHON

3. The Thing

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Artwork by CHRIS MCMAHON

4. Land Narwhal

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Artwork by CHRIS MCMAHON

5. Lake Serpent

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Artwork by CHRIS MCMAHON

6. Untitled

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Artwork by CHRIS MCMAHON

7. Swamp Monster

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Artwork by CHRIS MCMAHON

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It’s bearded lady time!!

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Recently, I made a card for a friend using what I can only guess were meant to be victorian (?)- styled portrait photographs of those weird, cheap, half barbie dolls that wear fancy dresses to hide toilet roll that old ladies seem to love. You know the ones. When I found them in the bargain bucket of an art shop I had to have them. I bought them because and only because they were so hideous. Here’s a close up:

 

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And one more:

 

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Needless to say the card went down a storm. Who wouldn’t be flattered to receive such a  beardy gift?!

 

 

*Thankfully the card was actually well received.

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