Artist Showcase: Danielle Corsetto

“Two girls, a bar, and a talking cactus.”

Girls with Slingshots

With a tagline like that, how could you not want to read the webcomic Girls with Slingshots? I know I was hooked. I started reading GWS about a year and a half ago and I’m pretty sure I read the first 500 comics in one night. The rest of it was done the next morning. The author, Danielle Corsetto, has a flair for pushing boundaries, but all with a sense of dignity – okay, maybe not so much dignity per se, but you have to admit, each strip is like a shot of vodka. You can’t stop yourself from taking another one just to see how far you can go. Or something like that.

Girls with Slingshots

Really, there’s just a lot of booze and sex, so dignity is probably not at all the word I’m looking for. Regardless, it’s an awesome comic drawn by an awesome artist. I got to meet Danielle for a very brief five minutes this weekend at Dragon’s Lair Comics for their webcomic weekend, and when I sadly lamented the fact that there was no McPedro button in the button pack I bought, she actually took the one off of her bag and gave it to me (and warned me not to smell it since her bag always comes into the bathroom with her – true GWS humor). So not only is she a great comic artist, but she’s a pretty freakin’ awesome person in general.

Girls with Slingshots

Want more of Danielle Corsetto? You can find her here:

Website: DanielleCorsetto.com
Comic: Girls with Slingshots
Twitter: @dcorsetto
MySpace: GirlswithSlingshots
Etsy Shop: DCorsetto
GWS Store: GWS Store

Previous Artist Showcases:
Lois van Baarle
Erika Moen
Anne Julie Aubry
Jason Chan

Artist Showcase: Lois van Baarle

I realized I haven’t done an artist showcase in awhile, and I have a huge list of artists I want to feature. Maybe I should just make this an on-going Monday thing. Yeah, I’ve said that before… Ah well. Today’s artist showcase is the incredibly multi-talented Lois van Baarle of Loish.net!

One of the things that drew me to Lois’s artwork is her attention to detail and the use of colors that is constantly exemplified in her digital paintings. While her primary subject appears to be cute girls (which I’m not complaining about in the slightest), it is her architectural illustrations – those that focus on tall buildings and different depths of perspective – that really blow me away.

Loish01

Of course, my favorite image is still focused on a cute girl:

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What can I say? I like cute girls. The fish are cute too.

Lois is a world-traveler. She’s lived in the US, Indonesia, France, Belgium, and was born in the Netherlands. She currently resides in Utrecht and went to school there for her Masters of Arts. She not only draws images, she also creates some beautiful animations as well (my favorite being a short film called Trichrome Blue). She says about herself: “I’m unemployed and my life has no structure whatsoever, but I’m as happy as I’ve ever been!” Not only is she a phenomenal artist, but she’s got a great outlook on life as well.

You can find more about Lois by clicking on the following links:

Website: Loish.net
Twitter: @loishh
Tumblr: Loish Blog
Blog: Loish Sketchblog
Deviantart: Loish (best place for Lois Art!)
Vimeo: Loish
And just for fun: Disney Fanart

Check out Lois’s galleries and drop her a comment. Her artwork is amazing and I’m sure she’d love to hear from you.

Previous Artist Showcases:
Erika Moen
Anne Julie Aubry
Jason Chan

A Dream Wolf.

And now for some art, because I haven’t posted any in a long time. My scanner isn’t hooked up (and I’m not even sure it’s actually here) so I had to make do with Ash’s camera, which is nice, but the lighting made it look funny. When I get my scanner set up, I’ll replace this with a better copy.

Dream Wolf

The original (and larger version) can be found here on my deviantart. I’m working on some more (with my brand new markers and colored pencils). I feel like an artist again. I just wish I could paint more too, then it would be perfect.

This is a wolf for my Ash, done in marker and colored pencils (Prismas). A wolf for my wolf!