Horror Art: Dark, surreal, disturbing, tribute and abstract

Horror Art: Armgardt Richtor Rose

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I was born in 1984 and grew up near Cleveland, OH. I’ve always had a love for horror and macabre art. Most of my inspiration growing up has always come from my brother, as well as professional artists like MC Escher and HR Giger. I’ve worked with many forms of art over the years including traditional pencil illustration, oil painting, watercolor, digital illustration, 2D animation, video art, and 3D modeling. 

In 2005, I graduated from the … Continue reading

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Handmade Horrors: Bazooka Jenn on Etsy

Hello Fiends! I know it’s been a while, but there’s only so many truly awesome horror themed sellers on Etsy, sometimes it takes a while for me to find the best of the best. Maybe I’m biased because Jenn is my friend, neighbor, and fellow member of April’s Army – but rest assured, her stuff is quality and I know you will be drooling over her swag!

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Gorgeously Gruesome Posters Celebrating the Films of Wes Craven

Mondo proudly announced the films of Wes Craven as their next subject in their “Director’s Series” of posters. Artist Alex Pardee took on A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and the SCREAM series with a ghoulish delight in the two new posters. Internal organs swirl and bloody sneakers drip to create the visage of the murderous Ghostface for the SCREAM poster. The second poster pays tribute to Johnny Depp’s epic blood geyser death in the A … Continue reading

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WINNING, Hyaena Style! Original Horror Art Event At The Hyaena Gallery In Burbank, CA

In a grand effort to Plan Better, Hyaena is proud to announce “WINNING: the Charlie Sheen Exhibit.” Running from April 1 – April 15, this is no April Fool’s joke. It is a bold exploration of pop culture and our concept of celebrity, revolving around America’s favorite Troll-Hunting Warlock.

Love him or hate him, Sheen is captivating our media and collective consciousness. In the face of scandal, he avoided the emasculation of apology that … Continue reading

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Horror Art: Jeff Gaither

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Gaither is one of Kentucky’s most unusual and well known artists. Born in Louisville in 1960, Jeff has been practicing his particular blend of horror and rock art for over 30 years. To quote R. Scott Bolton/Editor, Rough Edge; “Jeff Gaither’s work is an artist whose unmistakable style is a perfect complement to music for that perfect marriage of sight and sound.” Gaither was introduced to art by his mother and aunt whom both … Continue reading

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Horror Art: Eyes of Chaos

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Published in numerous publications and CD packages worldwide, Eyes of Chaos has created imagery for just about every horror medium in the genre.

Including:
– Created book cover art for number of horror’s finest authors.
– CD art and packaging for hundreds of music acts.
– Self-published 3 art/illustration books titled: “Madness on Parade”, “Inner“, & “Dark Visions”.
– A regular illustration contributor to several national publications.

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Horror Art: SpineStealer

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Once my traditional training in art had ended, I no longer practiced the arts which I was taught, and spent several years not knowing what to do with myself. But in 2006 I fell ill with a rare (and under-studied) condition. With encouragement from the artist Rob Lebeau, I looked to art as an outlet for my physical and emotional suffering. Several months into my illness I felt as if I may never be cured … Continue reading

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Horror Art: Jade Perez

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I have been creating scary dolls for over three years now and have dubbed them as “NewAgeDolls”. I make all sorts, from regular gothic dolls to horror dolls. I create them all from scratch starting with sculpting the clay, to the paintwork and even the clothing.

Website: www.newagedolls.com

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Horror Art: Jason Beam

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For the past decade, Jason Beam has been working in the digital art medium, creating intricate illustrations through computer generated means. Combining photography, found objects and hand-drawn elements, his frenetic detail and unique style has established him as a prevailing artist in the digital medium. Jason BeamÂąs combination of surrealism and photography creates art that cannot be created in the darkroom or with software alone. The end result is a dreamlike environment that is … Continue reading

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Horror Art: April A. Taylor

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Bio:
April A Taylor is a Dark Art & Fine Art photographer from Detroit, MI. Some of her earliest childhood memories involve Michael Jackson’s Thriller video, the original Nightmare on Elm Street movies and reading Clive Barker’s Books of Blood series, all of which she credits with introducing her at a young age to her first love — horror.

After 2 decades of dabbling in photography, her 2nd love, she made the decision in … Continue reading

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Horror Art: Zombienose

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Zombienose is the author of the darkly poetic storybook series of twisted tales, known as The Zombienose Collection’ – There Are No Happy Endings.

For those who know him best he is a gentle and kind character, secretly optimistic. It is said that his work offers endless comfort among the souls that are never quite sane in the night. Hailing from the depths of nowhere he derives inspiration from the unloved, the hopeless, the dreamless, … Continue reading

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Horror Art: Amer Shihab

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DeadArms Artwork – Amer Shihab is an illustrator from Bristol, United Kingdom, specializing in Horror / Macabre illustrations and creature designs. Previously worked on cover artwork for several underground Death / Gore metal bands, and has built a solid online fan base through the use of social networking sites, such as MySpace. This has helped establish himself as a strong competitor in the underground art community, with his distinctive, creative style and the shocking scenes … Continue reading

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Book Review: Devil Engine – Author Chad Michael Ward

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DEVIL ENGINE

Artwork by Chad Michael Ward
Design by Justin Erickson
Published Author NBM Publishing
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Full Color, 80 pages
Price: $18.95

Under the release of NMB Publishing, I had the pleasure of reviewing Chad Michael Ward’s latest art book release titled “Devil Engine” (The 3rd in his series) This 9 x 12 – 80 page book is beautifully … Continue reading

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Eyes of Chaos Returns! – Book / CD Artist

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A hard economy usually means working hard to keep the doors open, but in the case of Eyes of Chaos, it was looking like “time” would have to be devoted more to the regular working class of 9-5 until things in the illustration world started to get back on track. With a whole slew of art on hand and over 10 years of numerous book covers and CD … Continue reading

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The Horror Community Gives Back – Comic Book Divas, Aid For Aiden, and Toys For Tots

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There are a few stories that come out of our community that make my little Grinch hear swell three times the size and this is one of them.

Comic Book Divas have come out with a few awesome ways to give back this season.

Aid For Aiden is a campaign for a little boy who has been affected by lukemia and has used his love of horror characters to help pay for his medical bills. … Continue reading

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Interview: Artist Kristen Margiotta

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The art of Kristen Margiotta takes you to dark and curious places filled with spooky imagery, pop culture icons, and big-eyed characters. A graduate of the University of Delaware, her paintings have been on display around the country since 2005. Kristen is also the illustrator of the picture book “Better Haunted Homes and Gardens.” Holly Q,

Horrornews.net (HN): When I look at your art, I’m reminded of the work of Margaret/Walter … Continue reading

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Scary String Dolls Are Here for Halloween

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Hey horror hounds! In the spirit of Haunting Season, with Halloween right around the corner, I wanted to share a special treat with you (no tricks, sorry!) that came in the mail for me today; I received a nifty little Halloween trinket that immediately reminded me of the “Bride of Chucky.” The trinket is in fact a little String Doll keychain from the website www.mystringdolls.com (called “Nightmare Bride”). The entire string … Continue reading

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Fright Rags releasing design for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Tomorrow, Friday October 1st, Fright Rags is releasing a t-shirt for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More specifically, it’s for their friend who is currently battling an aggressive breast cancer. She is only 34 years old, and her husband lost his job over a year ago and they are struggling … Continue reading

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Book Review: Arlene’s Heart – Author Victoria Frances

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ARLENE’S HEART
Written and Illustrated by Victoria Frances
Published by NBM Publishing
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Full Color, 80 pages
Price: $24.95

Arlene’s’ Heart is just more than a visual treat. It’s a treat for the eyes, the soul and the mind. Victoria Frances is an artist who received acclaim for here Goth series “Favole”. Her latest release comes in the the way of a much more … Continue reading

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The Dark Art of April A Taylor Photography

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Internationally published and exhibited photographer April A Taylor has always leaned towards the dark & gritty with her work; exploring forgotten places, ghost towns & abandoned buildings.

Now she has combined this style of photography with her life-long love affair with Halloween, horror and all of the things that go bump in the night.

The Dark Art of April A Taylor Photography is a new line of images, many told through the … Continue reading

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Handmade Horrors: Volume One: MORBID DECOR’s Classic Horror Lightbox Lamps

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Interview with Dave of Morbid Decor and showcase of his handcrafted creepy classic horror themed lightbox lamps! Continue reading

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