Sunday, February 24, 2013

Art : Laurie Lipton

[La Luz - Laurie Lipton - charcoal and pencil]

Though I don't roam around on Tumblr like I used to, I have to say that it has shown me some pretty amazing art over the few years I've been on there that I may not have seen until much later.  One such artist that has stuck with me all started with the above image.   I was so pulled in to it from the subject matter, the inspiration, and the amazing amount of detail that I did an image search right away to find out who the proper artist was.  I found that it was New York based artist, Laurie Lipton.  The more I saw of her art, the more I fell in love with it.  All of these samples were done with pencil and charcoal, and the detail is just exquisite.

[Queen of bones - Laurie Lipton - charcoal and pencil]

You may have even seen this image on a graphic t-shirt featured at All Saints awhile back.

[Laurie Lipton - charcoal and pencil]

[Madonna of the sacred bones - Laurie Lipton - charcoal and pencil]

Do you have an artist that you found by happy accident that has inspired you?


  1. They're wonderful! My favourite is the skull and lace closeup with the spiderwebs in the sockets!

    Thanks for sharing these great pieces, and yes - too many artists to remember them all! :o)

    1. I love to be able to share art that others may not have seen before or maybe just reminding someone of their art. I feel like I'm giving away a gift <3

  2. These are beautiful! I can't get over the detail. I can only hope to be that good one day!
    I can't tell you how many times I've had to google artists I saw on tumblr. I think kukula was one of my favorites! She has the whole "cute macabre" thing going on in a lot of her work.
    one of my faves: