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Magda Boreysza
August 22, 2010 4:06 PM   Subscribe

Art by Magda Boeysza. She's a graphic artist living in Scotland. Her sketchbook.
posted by nickyskye (12 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

I really like this. I don't know what the deal is, but it seems like there is some kind of 'style' that's really popular these days. Some type of monsters/grotesque art here is a pretty common example. Does this style have a name?

Anyway it's a little cliche.
posted by delmoi at 4:28 PM on August 22, 2010

I know what you mean. Highly textured animal hybrids. This works for me, though. Maybe her style seems less forced than most.

Anyway, I can't wait for the comics to arrive.
posted by cmoj at 4:53 PM on August 22, 2010

Wow, this is beautiful. Thanks, nickyskye!
posted by sonika at 5:11 PM on August 22, 2010

she has a really strong use of colour.
posted by PinkMoose at 5:14 PM on August 22, 2010

Her pictures remind me of Edward Lear's. He's usually known for the doodles illustrating his nonsense poems, but he could also do realistic work.
posted by Joe in Australia at 5:38 PM on August 22, 2010

I'll agree that it's a little cliched, but she happens to be working a cliche that I really, really like. I'm definitely going to check out her comics.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 6:41 PM on August 22, 2010 seems like there is some kind of 'style' that's really popular these days. Does this style have a name?

I would guess it's the tail end of the shooting star that is Marcel Dzama.
posted by oulipian at 6:43 PM on August 22, 2010 [4 favorites]

Oh hai tonight's nightmare! Can we make out?
posted by atypicalguy at 6:53 PM on August 22, 2010

What palmcorder_yajna said. I like this. BTW, post should be marked NSFW on account of occasional frontal nudity of fantastical beings with some childlike features. It's probably illegal some place, and bosses are likely to take exception to it.
posted by Slithy_Tove at 7:50 PM on August 22, 2010

Cool, thanks nickyskye!
posted by clockzero at 9:00 PM on August 22, 2010

The first issue of Toastycats features Laika, the story of the first dog in space; some vermin and Leonard Cohen's Monkey.

Toastycats 2 features the first installment of The Seed, in which something strange is kept in a darkened room; more of The Vermins; Dog Saints and a Winged Monkey.

posted by pracowity at 12:42 AM on August 23, 2010

Thanks nickyskye.
I tend to register in my head 'nouveau surreal' for this style, which borders, at times, on what I regard as 'nouveau naive' that the millions of would-be illustrators seem to favour because it is less about technical quality and more about illustrative expression. Of something.
[I do like more than a little of Magda's work btw, in case I sound ambiguous]
posted by peacay at 8:52 AM on August 23, 2010 [1 favorite]

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