Archive for January, 2012

A new piece by one of my favourite contemporary artists, Andrew Crocker. All These Things (shown here) combines his signature Counstable-esque oils, British rural settings and a cast of what I’d like to call dapper circus performers. I say ‘like to call’ simply because there’s always something more ethereal and uncanny about his supporting cast. You can see more examples of his work here:
http://www.beauxartsbath.co.uk/Crocker%2008/Pages/Index.htm

First published in 1982, The Blade Runner Sketchbook has become of a cult phenomena in its own right with pristine copies trading for impressive sums. Thankfully, for all us cash-strapped seekers of the fantastical, one superlative fan has posted the entire book: http://issuu.com/futurenoir/docs/bladerunner_sketchbook. The image above is one of Ridley Scott’s own production sketches showing an obvious influence from Jean Giraud – AKA Moebius.