Finished my epic art history essay today, after listening to This Town Needs Guns on repeat about 50 times, my sanity is back and to celebrate I'm laying off the theory for a while to focus on the aesthetic delights of illustration.
Ericailane is a cool Italian kid active in an art collective in Bologna, and has an awesome ouevre of etchings, graphic art, animations, sculptures, installations, tattoos and drawings.
One Dollar Small
Obviously inspired by Victorian children's illustrations, his work is surreal and oddball, not quite kitsch, cute or adorable as wee rodents illustrated gorgeously usually are, but anthropomorphic to a point where they become acceptably macabre.
collaboration with street artist Blu in Camden Town
Referencing Orwell's Animal Farm, sneaky foxes endeavor to stab in the back and tailored rats risk shock amputation for a dollar bill.
But if I'm going to be honest I just covet his skilled illustration, and whilst trying to get my own mad skillz at drawing reinvigorated, I find him an inspiration.