Fan Art Fridays: Rabbids

Since the Easter bunny is taking over this weekend, I thought it might be nice to give a different rabbit, or should I say Rabbids, some attention before then.

Rabbids are the French alien-rabbit stars of Nickelodeon’s Rabbids Invasion. They’re super weird and they get into all sorts of trouble, making them hilarious to watch.

Enjoy this fun piece of fan art by bschulze of a seemingly confused Rabbid staring down at a rabbit. Found on Deviant Art, I love how simple and witty this piece is!

Check out one of my fave scenes from Rabbids Invasion:

Gallery Mondays: Winter Rabbit

We had our first official snow day of 2017 this weekend. 

Not fun.

On my way to the N train last week, I walked by Chase bank on West 39th between Fashion Ave. and Broadway when I saw this cute winter rabbit on the window.

I just love how innocent and vulnerable he looks! The colors are so winter wonderland-ish, and the muscle texture of the rabbit makes him look super agile.

Did you guys enjoy the snow day? Let me know in the comments!

Gallery Mondays: On Ripeness and Rot

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Is it still hunting season?

I saw this rather interesting piece of art last month at Last Rites Gallery in Midtown. The piece is part of Kimberly Witham’s On Ripeness and Rot series, which contrasts fresh fruits with dead animal carcasses.

How’s that for morbid?

It’s crazy how she combines the two so gracefully, almost as they appear in nature. Take away the bowl and you have an innocent deer against a white background with berries dangling from a branch above her.

See more of Witham’s work at www.kimberlywitham.com.

 

Gallery Mondays: Winter Wooden Deer

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If you passed by or entered a TD Bank during December 2015, you might have seen these adorable wooden crafted animals sporting the bank’s green accessories.

This little deer was sitting on a ledge at the TD Bank near 9th Ave in Midtown, NYC. He’s got a green striped scarf on with a little TD Bank pin and a snowy pine tree behind him.

The little tiny pieces of wood that were used to make this deer couldn’t have been an easy task to complete. But the finished product is one to gush over.

I just wish they would have kept these little guys around all winter!

 

Gallery Mondays: Kaleidoscope Tiger + Bath & Body Works Giveaway

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Earlier this month I went to the NJEA conference in Atlantic City for work. At the conference, there was a small exhibit of student artwork. This piece by an 11th grader named Kiomary Espichan was the first I laid eyes on.

I love how the tiger looks like a kaleidoscope as it’s turning into shape. I’m also a huge fan of the purple and fluorescent yellow colors she chose for the tiger.

If this were a puzzle, I don’t think I’d be able to put it together. It looks too hard!


 

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Gallery Mondays: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s ‘Touc, Seated on a Table’

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I’ve been missing California lately, so for today’s Gallery Mondays, I picked a piece of art I saw while visiting Hammer Museum in Los Angeles—French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s Touc, Seated on a Table.

I love how the table isn’t really the first thing you see when you look at this painting, yet it’s in the title. The dog has this “get away from me” kind of look about him, which makes it kind of humorous.

I’m guessing this dog was at one of the cabarets Toulouse-Lautrec hung out at while he was alive. I’ve tried to find out if the name Touc has a meaning, but Google was of no help. And I can’t for the life of me tell what breed this dog is.

A part of me wants to rename the dog. Or at least give him an alternate name.

He shall be nicknamed Garion. It means “guard” in French, and I think he’d be a pretty ferocious guard dog.

I hope Toulouse-Lautrec isn’t turning over in his grave over my decision to give this dog another name…

Check out this article from the LA Times about the painting.

Gallery Mondays: URBANIMAL Graffiti on K&M Camera’s Van

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About two weeks ago, I saw this van parked on West 38th street in Midtown when I got out of work. First I saw the scary face on the back doors and then I saw the cute yellow bird on the left side of the van.

The van belongs to K&M Camera on Broadway. Below the company name is a signature that reads “URBANIMAL,” which is the name of a Danish-Italian graffiti artist that does trucks, vans, and canvas art.

I definitely like the left side of the van way better than the creepy eyed character on the back doors. I can’t tell if the bird’s yellow feathers are the objects surrounding the eyes and mouth on the back of the van, but I do like the dark water droplets around the bird.

See more of URBANIMAL’s graffiti here.