Ebas
SEXY GIRLS OF THE WEEK

Ebas is an artist who loves to draw illustrations of really sexy babes.

Here is a collection of sexy drawings by the artist whom real name is Eric Basaldua.
Every Wednesday, I post an inspiring collection of illustrated babes on this art blog. This week, you will enjoy artwork by the LA-based artist Eric Basaldua.
More about the Los Angeles artist Eric Basaldua aka Ebas.
See more drawings of sexy girls.

Sexy girl in bikini on a surfboard

Sexy girl in bikini on a surfboard

I Love Comix illustration by Ebas

I Love Comix illustration by Ebas

Drawing of a girl wearing underwears by Ebas

Drawing of a girl wearing underwears by Ebas

Sexy illustration by the artist

Sexy illustration by the artist

Artwork of a superhero girl in underwear

Artwork of a superhero girl in underwear

JUNGYEON ROH
Interview with the US artist

Interview with the NYC-based illustrator Jungyeon Roh.

I love Korea.
First of all, South Korea got the most beautiful girls on earth.
South Korean girls cuteness is an absolute scientific fact.
South Korea got the best movies on earth (check my selection of amazing Korean movies I did for a french website).
And they also produce great artists like Jungyeon.
Jungyeon’s artworks mix Asian and Western culture in a very modern and nice way.
The artist tells us more about the working process behind the art, and let us know who are the major influences behind the drawings.
I told you, I love Korea.
Oh, and they got kimchi too.

[Update] This article was written before the whole K-Pop phenomena.
Just to make things clear, I hate K-Pop.

More about the NYC-based illustrator Jungyeon Roh.

Artwork for the cover of the book American Boys by Jungyeon Roh

Artwork for the cover of the book American Boys by Jungyeon Roh

PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF
I’m a NY based illustrator from Seoul Korea.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORK?
Energetic, over the top, funny and honest.

Jungyeon Roh drawing

Jungyeon Roh drawing

PLEASE SHARE WITH US YOUR WORKING PROCESS

  1. Roughly sketching ideas
  2. Penciling on Bristol
  3. Inking directly
  4. Making color separations by hand on vellum
  5. Scanning, and coloring by digital or silkscreen
Jungyeon Roh illustrations for the Good Fortune book

Jungyeon Roh illustrations for the Good Fortune book

HOW DOES YOUR ENVIRONMENT INFLUENCE YOUR ART?
Ideas are based on Asian culture. Add the experiences I had in New York when using my visual language.

WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES?
My major influences are David Sandlin, Marcos Chin, Josh Cochran.
My favorite NYC-based artists were Adrian Tomine, Jillian Tamaki, Sara Varon, Leanne Shapton and Yuko Shimizu.
I also love Kelly Cutrone from People’s Revolution, and Erin Kaplan who was a formal youngest director of ELLE magazine and Oprah Winfrey.

Published illustration by Jungyeon Roh

Published illustration by Jungyeon Roh

ANY LAST WORD?
I’m working on another Miss Eggplant series these days. Wish me luck!

GANT POWELL
Interview with the US artist

Little interview with Gant Powell.

Gant is a Baltimore artist now living and working in Brooklyn.
Ok, he will say that in the interview so…
What more can I say?
I just arrived in Paris, it’s 6 in the morning and I’m a bit exhausted.
While I go get a coffee feel free to read the whole thing.
He says a lot of cool things.
More about the Brooklyn artist Gant Powell.

Black and white drawing

Black and white drawing

PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF
My name is Gant Powell. I was born in Baltimore MD and now I live in Brooklyn. I’m an illustrator.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORK?
Whenever I think my work is one thing it starts moving in another direction, so it’s easier for me to talk about the things that influence my work, the ideas that motivate me. I have a love for campy movies, which might come from my Baltimore roots, but also probably has a lot to do with older gay culture. LGBT issues and struggle filter in regularly, with perceived gender roles and internal struggle featuring largely. I stay current with news and culture, I think that’s important for a commercial artist because our job is to distill and interpret our world for the masses. Just like it is a journalist’s job to stay as analytical as possible, I think we should be opinionated and fearless. I don’t know if this describes my work, but these are goals and ambitions I have for my work.

Artwork of a devil creature sitting on a sleeping man

Artwork of a devil creature sitting on a sleeping man

PLEASE SHARE WITH US YOUR WORKING PROCESS
I start with brainstorming, often writing some lists, either on sketch paper or just keeping it in my head, and i search the web and books for images that I think show a mood I want. Sometimes i search for examples of Baroque ornamentation, sometimes scenes from Casablanca. It depends on the project, obviously. After I find some images that offer me a foundation I start thumbnails for compositions. I work from reference fairly heavily and so I am usually simultaneously searching for more images while drawing. Then it’s on to a larger sketch, then a sketch in light pencil on heavy paper. Once that sketch is finished, I will start using washes to build up tone in the composition. It becomes a weird combination of structured and organic process here. I know what steps are necessary to make the image, but it is through constant analysis and experimenting with mark-making that the image becomes strong and interesting and mine. So I keep building up and painting with gouache all of the things I had planned on including, and then at ever stage I am also thinking about where I can use pencil marks, chalk, and maybe I want to try something new like spray paint (i haven’t gotten there yet but i’m working towards that).

Painting by Gant Powell

Painting by Gant Powell

HOW DOES YOUR ENVIRONMENT INFLUENCE YOUR ART
I keep my studio relatively organized. Folks I’ve shared studios with might scoff there, because it wasn’t that way when I was in grad school, but since working from home it has been necessary. The added bonus is that when I don’t have to search for an eraser or that pencil for 20 minutes, I really can just focus on the art. And that is the point, right? I work in my living room, where I am surrounded by books, artwork, interesting furniture, patterns, and really good light. I have to be around things and people I like or everything gets pretty crappy.

Drawing by the US artist Gant Powell

Drawing by the US artist Gant Powell

WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES?
I love Mark Ulriksen’s work. And Demetrios Psillos too. Picasso, during his early years. I look at a lot of fashion work because I think that really good fashion illustration is all about the mark making and I focus a lot on mark making. So I like Bil Donovan and David Downton. 60’s lifestyle illustration, and Robert Weaver. All of my professors from college. My classmates, my roommate. They’ve all influenced me.

Gant Powell artwork artwork of a man attacked by girls

Gant Powell artwork artwork of a man attacked by girls

ANY LAST WORD?
Don’t force decisions, just allow them to float to the surface. I think forcing decisions often leads to inauthenticity and that will be a struggle to get right if you commit to it. I have to go through so many options before I can commit to something that actually feels right.

ARON WIESENFELD
nterview with the US artist

Learn more about Aron Wiesenfeld in this cool interview.

I wish I wasn’t an artist.
Because if I wasn’t an artist, I would probably make way more money, and would love to spend that cash on Aron’s art.
I’m a total fan.
Of course the artworks are more than impressive on a technical level, but it doesn’t even matter because of the emotional feeling that this artist manage to infuse in every piece.
But we are not here to talk about me.
Let’s listen to what the master has to say.
More about the US artist Aron Wiesenfeld.

Aron Wiesenfeld charcoal drawing called David

Aron Wiesenfeld charcoal drawing called David

PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF
My name is Aron Wiesenfeld. I’m an artist, and I work mostly in oil paint and charcoal.

Landfall, another inspiring artwork by Aron Wiesenfeld

Landfall, another inspiring artwork by Aron Wiesenfeld

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORK?
I do a lot of large scale paintings and drawings, usually with one central figure. The relationship between the figure and their environment is important, and the relationship between the figure and the viewer is also important.

Princess, black and white drawing by Aron Wiesenfeld

Princess, black and white drawing by Aron Wiesenfeld

PLEASE SHARE WITH US YOUR WORKING PROCESS
My inspiration is usually based on something I had an emotional reaction to. The initial idea isn’t even an “idea”, more like an instantaneous flash from something I saw, or read. I usually don’t know the reason why it struck me, only that it hit something down deep. Then I sketch the idea, and mess around with it to try to distill that strong feeling that I had. The subsequent decisions during the process of painting are likewise trying to get closer to that feeling, and to express it. When the painting is finished, I like to think about the stories that could be behind it, and what it’s world is like outside the edges.

Snow bed, colored drawing by the US artist

Snow bed, colored drawing by the US artist

HOW DOES YOUR ENVIRONMENT INFLUENCE YOUR ART?
Anything I see could be the spark for the next painting, like something in a movie, a person I saw while driving, or a sentence in a magazine.

WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES?
I go through phases of loving certain artists. Right now I’m really excited about these small paintings that Goya did of bandits in caves. The is a lot of suggestion of violence, but the details are obscured by the darkness, leaving the worst of it up to the viewer’s imagination. I find it absolutely intoxicating when an artist leaves that opening for the viewer to participate in the telling of the story. Goya did that so well in his later, more personal work. Generally I find I’m very drawn to scenes of twilight and the mystery of near nighttime, by artists like Whistler, Millet and many others.

The Nightingale, gracious girl by Aron Wiesenfeld

The Nightingale, gracious girl by Aron Wiesenfeld

ANY LAST WORD?
The paintings are made totally for myself, but hope others will feel something like what I felt while making them.

CHAZ BOJORQUEZ
New book from the LA cholo artist

New book of the LA cholo legendary artist Chaz Bojorquez.

Cholo art and visual codes may be the latest craze for US and european hipsters, who saw the LA spanish gangsta lifestyle depicted on TV or in some trendy galleries.
But when the hype will be gone next season, it will stay a true and meaningful lifestyle for real people like Chaz.
Respect.
Recently, Chaz was part of the Carbon event in Melbourne, where he was doing a conference about his impresive and inspiring background as an artist.
More about the legendary LA graffiti artist Chaz Bojorquez.
Buy his book.

Portrait of the LA cholo artist Chaz Bojorquez

Portrait of the LA cholo artist Chaz Bojorquez

TROY DENNING
Vice Tattoo Age video

Full video series about tattoo artist Troy Denning by Vice Tattoo Age

Trailer of the Troy Denning video by Vice.

New video from the Vice Tattoo Age series.
This time Vice introduce NYC-based Troy Denning for a fun trailer.
The man has a lot of things to say.
In this trailer you can hear really funny stories from the talented US artist.
Discover more inspiring artworks from the US tattoo artist Troy Denning.
Learn more about Vice and their video series.

Amazing Japanese-style tattoo by the US artist Troy Denning

Amazing Japanese-style tattoo by the US artist Troy Denning

Vice Tattoo Age new video presents the work of the US legendary tattoo artist Troy Denning. Part.1

New video from the Vice Tattoo Age series.
In this first part of the video series proposed by Vice, we follow the artist Troy Denning.
Troy shows us the town where he lives and works.
We discover more about the recognized artist who now runs on of the best tattoo parlors in the city of New York.

Troy Denning works Vice Tattoo Age

Troy Denning works on a new arm tattoo

http://youtu.be/sEnGSbwsRRw

Troy Denning new video about his tattoo art. Part.2

Video series about the US tattoo artist Troy Denning by Vice video.
This inspiring video is the second installment of a series about some of the most exciting talent in the world of inked skins.
The series is produced by Vice video.
In this interview, Troy comes back on his tattoo history, and tell us more about his artistic background.
You can have a look at the third part of the series, and don’t hesitate to check the previous one if you missed it.

Portrait of Troy Denning in action

Portrait of Troy Denning in action, working on a new artwork

Troy Denning final chapter of the video series directed by Vice video.

Video from tattoo artist Troy Denning.
Part.3 of the Vice video series.
In this last part of the art video series about Troy, we learn more about the US tattoo artist. The tattoo legend share his interests and tells us more about his really close friend and talented tattoo artist Kiku.

Sexy naked girl tattooed by Troy Denning

Sexy naked girl tattooed by Troy Denning

Brett Parson
SEXY GIRLS OF THE WEEK

Brett Parson draws cartoonish sexy girls.

I personally really enjoy the style of the artworks.
Every week, I bring you a cool collection of artworks depicting nude sexy girls.
This week, we take a closer look at the nice artworks from the Massachusetts artist Brett Parson.
More about the US artist Brett Parson.
All sexy girls.

Nude space babe illustration

Nude space babe illustration

Brett interests range from comics to movies to Cartoon Girls and Beer.

Rollergirl by Brett Parson

Rollergirl by Brett Parson

He also loves to listen to Surf Rock, and is inspired by the work of artists such as Rockin Jelly Bean, J.Scott Campbell, Gil Elvgren, Simon Bisley, Jamie Hewlett or Ed Roth.

Paddy Cake Island illustration with a innocent babe surrounded by kinky superheroes

Paddy Cake Island illustration with a innocent babe surrounded by kinky superheroes

You can see that his artistic style has been influenced by old Glamour and Pin-Up photography, with a comic vibe.

Original Music Shirt artwork with a cute babe on a vinyl-like artwork

Original Music Shirt artwork with a cute babe on a vinyl-like artwork

Sexy brunette called Braid by Brett Parson

Sexy brunette called Braid by Brett Parson

KELSEY BROOKES
Interview with the US artist

Interview with the amazing painter Kelsey Brookes.

Kelsey Ross Brookes is an artist of fluorescent contrasts.
Explosive prisms of raucous color, bold imagery and timeless motifs combined in an energetic, sexual and humorous way.
He is represented by Quint Gallery in La Jolla (CA), New Image Art in Los Angeles, and Lazarides Gallery in London.
He lives in San Diego, California.
The painter first worked as a biochemist, but soon abandoned biochemistry when he realized that he was becoming something he didn’t want to be.
His artworks mix abstract and figurative forms with text.
Brookes works have been featured in most of the coolest publications such as Juxtapoz, Beautiful Decay, Dazed and Confused, Re:Up, and much more.
He has also collaborated with brands like RVCA, Vans, or Insight 51.
His paintings have been exhibited in some of the most prestigious galleries around the world.
I exchanged a few words with the talented and mysterious artist.
More about Kelsey.

Unicorn

Unicorn

PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Kelsey Brookes, painter.

SOS, artwork on canvas by the painter Kelsey Brookes

SOS, artwork on canvas by the painter Kelsey Brookes

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORK?
Visual hallucination mixed with a cartoon and a little bit of the fun visual effects brought on by a migraine headache.

Installation by Kelsey

Installation by Kelsey

PLEASE SHARE WITH US YOUR WORKING PROCESS
Paint, paint, paint, paint, interesting accident, figure out how to make the accident happen at will, paint, paint, paint.

HOW DOES YOUR ENVIRONMENT INFLUENCE YOUR ART
The warmer it is that easier it is to work up until a point then its just too cold to work.

Indolence, explosive painting by the US artist

Indolence, explosive painting by the US artist

WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES?
Hallucination, meditation, cartoons

Here Is The Great Thing, artwork by Kelsey Brookes

Here Is The Great Thing, artwork by Kelsey Brookes

ANY LAST WORD?
You are as free as you want to be.

BRIAN VIVEROS
Fetish smoking femme fatales exhibition

Brian Viveros new works will be presented at Last Rites Gallery on September 3rd 2011

I like bad girls, and Brian is a master when it comes to paint fetish smoking femme fatales. In what will be Brian’s second showing at the gallery, the opening will feature an all new collection of original paintings, as well as special rare prints from the artist’s own collection; poster giveaway and signing; live “Smoking Army” performance; screening of Brian’s films along with his new short, and much more.
More about the US artist Brian M. Viveros.
More about Last Rites Gallery.

Artwork by the US artist Brian Viveros

Artwork by the US artist Brian Viveros

Girl's portrait

Girl’s portrait

New Blood painting by Brian M Viveros

Sexy girl painting typical of the artist's style

Sexy girl painting typical of the artist’s style

Sexy chick with a cigarette portrayed by the painter

Sexy chick with a cigarette portrayed by the painter

Bill Ward
SEXY GIRLS OF THE WEEK

Portfolio of the legendary US artist Bill Ward who draws sexy girls wearing underwear.

Artwork for all the fetishists-enthousiasts.
Those sexy drawings inspired a whole generation of fetish people all over the world.
Take a loof at the images bellow and get inspired too.
More about Bill.
All sexy girls.

Drawing of a Telephone girl in underwear

Drawing of a Telephone girl in underwear

Sexy girl putting make-up by Bill Ward

Sexy girl putting make-up by Bill Ward

Just Married, black and white drawing by the fetishist artist

Just Married, black and white drawing by the fetishist artist

Just Friend in an artwork with 2 sexy girls by the US artist

Just Friend in an artwork with 2 sexy girls by the US artist

Drawing with a horse and 2 girls in underwear by Bill Ward

Drawing with a horse and 2 girls in underwear by Bill Ward