Artist Feature: Karl Kaufmann

 

Today I’m going to take a look at one my favorite lowbrow artists. His name is Karl Kaufmann, and I’ve been following him for a while and enjoying his work. His work is very characteristic, in terms of everything, like this one, everything is kind of glowing, and there’s details all over the place. It really has that super cool, weird, funny kind of provoking vibe that I think is very significant for a lot of lowbrow art. I’m going to show you a few things that I really like about his stuff. He’s also a tattoo artist, and I think that really shows in his work because, in tattooing, it’s very important to have a contrast, because that’s how you actually get stuff to stick on the skin, but also to get stuff to be recognizable and actually, people can interpret what it is from a difference and stuff like that.

If we zoom in a little bit, and if you notice, he has some power lines around here and all the different elements is lined. But if you...

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Artist Feature: Drag Daddy

 

In this video I’m going to look at an artist called Ben Mitchell, also known as Drag Daddy. He had kind of a big influence on me in terms of drawing hands years ago. His hands are very significant. And I’ve always liked the style, and he does these really cool coloring books. Super simple, some black and white drawings stapled together in a little bunch and you can order them directly from his website. And I’ve used those books to study them and try to get behind his thinking a lot.

I think the most significant thing I learnt of the stuff that I picked up and am still using today is kind of the way that he draws hands, and many people, they have problems with drawing hands, because it’s not easy. But I like his way of doing it, they look kind of real-ish, but still there’s something going in different directions. One of the key features of making a hand interesting and funny is to kind of have these fingers and digits on the hands, little elements that...

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