06.01.11 by Jeff

Mercedes Helnwein

Drawings by Mercedes Helnwein, daughter of Gottfried Helnwein.

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artist mercedes helnwein drawings

artist mercedes helnwein drawings

artist mercedes helnwein drawings

artist mercedes helnwein drawings

artist mercedes helnwein drawings













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Beautiful colors. Love it!

  • Dave

    these are good… until you see daddy’s work, when it becomes disappointing

    • lapetitefaon

      ha, NOT FAIR! If you compare just about anyone to Gottfried Helnwein they fall flat! I like these, the coloring is subtle yet electrifying

      • Dave

        but the other people you might compare aren’t his children. if my last name was helnwein and my first name was not gottfried, id be staying as far away from representational portraiture as possible! or at least develop a pseudonym to prevent insane expectations.

    • M.

      Not a fair comparison, considering that these are colored pencil drawings and Gottfried has mostly watercolors and oil paintings (and btw, oils over photographs)

      • Pteropus

         M Actually Helwein does not paint over photos if you get the silence of the innocents DVD you’ll see that he is just super talented!!

    • S.

      I agree that her dad’s work is much more realistic… But did you think that perhaps she purposely wanted to try a style that DOESN’T look like his?
      If she just made hyper-realistic works as well, it would just be boring…Plus, he’s had many more years than she has to perfect his style.
      I don’t think it’s fair to compare somebody to their father’s work that way.. I’m sure she gets it all the time, and she’s obviously a talented artist in her own right.

    • S.

      Anyway, your issue with it seems to be that she’s *admitting* to being her father’s child, not that there’s really any fault with the artwork.
      At least she has the courage to use her own (and her father’s name), when she KNOWS people are constantly be making comparisons.

  • Emily

    This is fabulous!

  • Ben

    looks like the medium is crayon, nice

  • A.J

    i dont think there is a competition between gottfried with his daughter, their styles and aesthetic are different. i’ve noticed with mercedes’s work she excels in drawing, i particularly love her coloured pencil drawings.

  • I went to the opening of this show a month or two ago here in Los Angeles. These pictures don’t do the work justice. It’s gorgeous in person.

    What kind of pretentious nonsense is it to come on a blog and say “Oh your work isn’t as good as your father’s, so it’s not valid.”?

    • A.J

      one can’t really say that one is better than the other because it is subjective.

  • i love portraits and those are cool!!! they look so vintage

  • Jeneba

    I don’t really like any style of portraits but these are simply amazing. Good job for the inspiration dad!

  • Jillian

    It’s okay, my dad sells insurance and I’ve sold nary a brownie. Anyway I like this better.

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  • Rudy

    I like what I see and find your work refreshing and enthralling.

  • a

    these are done suing oil pastel. see more at http://www.mercedeshelnwein.com

    Her pencil work is amazing. also check out her friend Alex Prager, the photographer that shoots the modles for her to draw. (i think).

    should have had her on this site a long time ago!





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Animation of the Day: “I’m Dead Inside”

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One of my favourite animators Dan Britt returns with another brilliant short, “I’m Dead Inside”, handling the visuals and the music! He previously contributed to Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared and made the brilliant animation “I Decided to Leave”. I can’t really tell if things like this are considered dark humour or just regular humour anymore. Maybe you can let me know one way or the other.

I highly recommend you watch “I’m Dead Inside” over on Booooooom TV.

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Artist Spotlight: Kajahl Benes

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25.08.16 by Jeff

Pattern — The Simple Drawing App Every Designer Has Been Waiting For

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Pattern is a fantastic little iPad app (available in the App Store as of today) created by former Facebook product designer Andy Chung, specifically for the purpose of ideation and early stage design. Its simple tools and charming interface feel equal parts whiteboard and grid paper.

I love this app! You can see in the video clip below just how beautifully considered it is. Everything feels natural and intuitive, and it makes creating with the Apple Pencil and gestures fast and fun. A web layout with notes scrawled over it, literally takes seconds.

 

 

Andy has given us 5 promo codes to download Pattern for free! We’ll hook up the first 3 people who leave a comment here telling us what crazy thing you hope it will help you design.

At the end of the day we’ll also pick 2 more people from all the comments to also receive the promo codes (I may pick the funniest two answers, just saying).

Hit the button below and scroll to the bottom of this post to leave a comment! There’s a few more images of the app down there as well.

 

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Illustrator Spotlight: Rune Fisker

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A selection of work by Danish illustrator Rune Fisker. More images below.

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Illustrator Spotlight: Jee-ook Choi

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A selection of work by South Korean illustrator Jee-ook Choi. More images below.

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