Cool Stuff: Matt Kaufenberg’s TMNT Art

Posted 8 years ago by Art

Mat Kaufenberg's TMNT Art

If there’s one thing I can’t get enough of, it’s some awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle inspired artwork. I’ve posted a lot of examples over the years, and I never get tired of seeing the heroes and villains of the TMNT cartoon and toys in varying styles.


Krang getting some ice cream.

Thanks to our friend Alex Deligiannis, I found artist Matt Kaufenberg through Instagram, posting awesome in-progress and final versions of TMNT art. You can follow his progress at his blog, An Illustration a Day.

So far he’s completed the four turtles, Shredder, Krang, Bebop, and Rocksteady. He mentioned that these will all be available soon as prints, and I can’t wait to get them and frame them up next to the other TMNT art in my collection.

And of course I can’t post TMNT art without putting in some suggestions. I’d love to see Matt’s version of Metalhead, Slash, Fugitoid, and Ace Duck.

You can check out Matt’s blog, his store, and follow him on Twitter.

Dean Trippe’s Avengers Illustration Assembles the Cuteness

Posted 8 years ago by Art

Dean Trippe's Avengers

Our Geeky Art board on Pinterest is constantly making me aware of new artists, and today I discovered Dean Trippe thanks to Tim’s pin of his awesome Avengers illustration. I love the style here and how everyone is posed around the massive (and cute) Hulk. I would watch an Avengers cartoon done in this style.

Dean submitted his work to the folks at Mighty Fine tees, and you can vote for it here to become an actual licensed Marvel tee. Please do, because I’d love to have this as a shirt.

Check out the illustration on Dean’s Tumblr.

Cool Stuff: Ryan Andrews’ Star Wars Pixel Art

Posted 8 years ago by Art

Ryan Andrews' Star Wars Pixel Art

If you follow our Geeky Art board on Pinterest you know that we’re all a bit obsessed with the awesome work that geeky artists are producing constantly. When I saw these great Star Wars Pixel Art portraits by Ryan Andrews though, I knew I had to post them on the site. I’ve seen plenty of examples of Star Wars pixel art before, but Ryan’s portraits have a style to them that is really distinct. So far he’s done Obi-Wan, Luke, Han Solo and Chewie, and C-3PO. I can’t wait to see his take on Darth Vader and Bobo Fett.

You can check them all out on his blog, or view his portfolio site.

Miss Piggy Meets a Gamorrean Guard in ‘A Fine Romance’ by loopydave

Posted 8 years ago by Art

A Fine Romance

I love a good Muppets/Star Wars crossover. Whether it’s the famed Mark Hamill episode of The Muppet Show or the recent Star Wars themed Muppet figurines at the Disney parks, I’m all for it. There’s something awesome about those two universes colliding. Maybe it’s because Frank Oz was Yoda. Hmm.

Anyway, deviantART user loopydave created this gorgeous Photoshop portrait of Miss Piggy meeting up with a Gamorrean guard in a cantina, and I can’t think of a better pair. Make sure to check it out at full size. I hope he makes prints of this, I would definitely buy one.

Victorian Star Wars Portraits by Greg Peltz

Posted 8 years ago by Art

Greg Peltz' Victorian Star Wars Portraits

I have a confession to make. I loathe the retro creations known as Steampunk. The concept of Victorian era hi-tech creations just seems odd to me. When I look to escape in fantasy, I don’t want to go back in time to the 1800s. There are so many other more interesting worlds to explore.

That being said, I love these new Star Wars illustrations by artist Greg Peltz. The feature portraits of select Star Wars characters in Victorian costumes. When Peltz isn’t drawing really cool illustrations, he works for a little company called Pixar Animation Studios — perhaps you’ve heard of them.

Apparently these portraits have been around for a while but I just got tipped to their existence by the (of all things) fashion blog Trendland. According to the site, you can purchase your own prints of Chewbacca, R2-D2, C-3PO, Boba Fett and Jabba the Hutt for $75$125 each. I enjoy each of them equally but you have to admit that Sherlock Holmes-esque Artoo is extremely smashing.