Leslie Ann O’Dell

There’s often one series or subject in an artists works which becomes their trademark; that one thing that comes to mind when you think of him or her. For instance: take Monet and his waterlilies, or the brightly coloured Marilyn Monroe portraits by Andy Warhol. For Denver based artist Leslie Ann O’Dell the one thing that comes to my mind when...

Russ Mills

It’s not uncommon anymore for digital artists to have a huge library with digitalised analog elements, or to scan in drawings, textures and coffee stains they’ve made themselves. The works of British artist Russ Mills is a great example of how these elements can enrich your art, it brings depth to his breathtaking digital portraits of human...

Kurt Huggins and Zelda Devon

‘Teering Bulb’ is the name under which Brooklyn based design duo Kurt Huggins and Zelda Devon release their illustrations. Their pieces are more then just illustrations though, every work tells a story which makes you want to look at it over and over again. Teetering Bulb...

Andy Julia

The first time I heard of Andy Julia is when I saw hist first book ‘Ideal’ at a marketplace at a festival. I didn’t want to buy it right there (dancing and walking around all day with a big-ass-book in your bag sucks) so I ordered it online when I came home. And I loved it! I bookmarked Andy’s website and every now and then I’ll take a...

Ekaterina Grigorieva

Unfortunately I don’t have a lot to tell about Ekaterina Grigorieva, except that she’s from Moscow, Russia. Ekaterina works under the name ‘Nemo et Nihil’ and besides these lovely drawings you’ll also be able to find wonderful portrait photos on her website. Ekaterina Grigorieva...

Bleaq is live! Welcome!

Yay, Bleaq is live! I thought it would be nice to make a little introduction post, to quickly sum up what you can expect and where you can find Bleaq online. Starting with the most important thing: what is Bleaq? Bleaq is a collection of visual inspiration focussing on the melancholic and bleak side of art, illustration, design and photography...

Six dark Etsy shops you might like

Etsy.com is one of my favourite places on the internet. For those of you who have never heard of Etsy: Etsy is a marketplace where artists can sell their stuff directly to you – their fans. Thousands of talented artists are just waiting to be discovered (and some less talented too, check regretsy.com if you want to have a laugh!) and I...

Marcin Twardowski

It’s not easy for a photographer to work with both digital and analog cameras – you will often diverge from your distinct style when switching from one to the other. Polish photographer Marcin Twardowski seems to have mastered both though – and even shoots an occasional polaroid every now and then. The results are stunning (fashion)...

Jeremy Geddes

The first time I bumped into an image of one of Melbourne based Jeremy Geddes’ cosmonauts paintings online I was both amazed and confused. Amazed because of the wonderful use of light, details and scenery, confused because I had no clue if it was a painting, photo montage or 3D-rendering. It turned out to be a painting, and thankfully there were...

Sylwia Makris

Polish photographer Sylwia Makris seems to have found what a lot of people are looking for: night vision and being able to photograph in utter darkness. Her models look astonished to get caught in the dark, as if they’re getting caught in baroque poses in the middle of the night. The creepy portrait series ‘Sacrum Commercium’ is a must-see...

Marilyn Manson

When you drop the name ‘Marilyn Manson’ the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t art… But maybe that will change once you’ve read this post! Manson has been painting since 1998 and his work has been exhibited all over the world. I’ve seen some of the paintings at an exhibition in Cologne (Germany) a few years back and I...