Villains Need Love Too

If you’re struggling through Monday as much as I am, you might appreciate these illustrations by artist Nacho Diaz – they’ve certainly made my week a hell of a lot better. Depicting heroes hugging their evil counterpart / misunderstood frenemies – depending on which way your moral compass points, these pictures are beyond cute.

Diaz’s collection is aptly named Villains need love too, and include the likes of Batman and the Joker, Harry and Voldemort, Han Solo and Jabba, and my favourite – Deadpool and.. Deadpool. You can see my favourites below, but if you need more cute in your life, check the rest out here. Which one’s your favourite?

Disney in Autumn by Isaiah Stephens

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The amazing Isaiah Stephens, who created this incredibly creative All Grown Up series a few years back, has returned with a new collection of pop culture illustrations – this time in the form of Disney Princesses.

Partnering up with Cosmopolitan, the pictures show what the world of Disney is like in the Autumn; where ball gowns are traded in for comfy jumpers, and pumpkins are being carved – not turned into carriages.

My favourite illustration looks at the costumes some of princesses would pick to wear at Halloween – Jasmine as Wonder Woman being my favourite. You can check out the rest of his images below.

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Meet Cute by Nan Lawson

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Did you guys have a nice Valentine’s Day? I hope you all managed to do something special with your loved ones – if that included going to see Deadpool, you definitely did Saint Valentine proud.

Seen as love is still fresh on everyone’s mind, I thought I’d show you this lovely collection of prints created by Nan Lawson. The series is called ‘Meet Cute’ and depicts iconic couples from an array of different pop culture franchises, stood back to back with dewy faces and wide eyes.

Hearing the term Meet Cute automatically reminds me of that scene in The Holiday where adorable Arthur explains what it means; “It’s how two characters meet in a movie. Say a man and a woman both need something to sleep in, and they both go to the same men’s pajama department. And the man says to the salesman: ‘I just need bottoms’. The woman says: ‘I just need a top’. They look at each other, and that’s the meet cute”

Lawson’s interpretation of this is definitely on point. Even though the couples aren’t face to face, there’s something incredibly romantic about their back to back stance, and the way they seem to merge into each other as if they were slowly becoming one.

She’s managed to include tonnes of my favourite couples; The Doctor and Rose, Scott and Ramona, Zoe and Wash, Captain America and Peggy. She’s even drawn Jareth and Sarah from the Labyrinth which just looks so exquisite. Were any of your favourite couples included? What did you think of Lawson’s artwork?

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Wee Little Stitches

 

Whilst having one of my ‘find all the awesome stuff on Etsy’ sessions, I came across a little online store called Weelittlestitches who create little cross stitched works of art. Using a needle and thread has never been something I’ve been particularly good at, so I was instantly impressed that someone had the patience.

I then noticed the nature of the art work and fell in love. Are these not the cutest nerdy pictures ever? Jacqueline and her husband have created images of loads of my favourite fandoms; Star Wars, TMNT, Game of Thrones, Sailor Moon. I kind of just want one of everything. In fact, I want a quilt made out of all of them. Someone make me a quilt?

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An Avengers Rainbow

 

The Avengers are huge at the moment, so it will come as no surprise to hear that artists everywhere are getting their ‘fanart’ on. I’ve seen all sorts of artwork based on the Marvel super team, one of my favourite being these Avenger Puppet Posters, but move over Andrew Kolb, I have a new favourite now.

Van Orton Designs have managed to create what I can only describe as an Avengers Rainbow. The collection, comprised of Iron Man, Hulk, Ultron, Captain America and Thor, is so psychedelic and colourful that it feels like I’ve gone to some crazy unicorn rave and swallowed a load of neon sherbet.

No but seriously, these posters are amazing. They give off a pop art vibe, and each combine various textures and colours to produce an image that stands out and excites. I’m a little sad they didn’t include Black Widow or Hawkeye, but love this style, and can’t wait to see what the team comes up with next. You can check out more of their designs here.

   
    
    
   

I’ve got no strings

  

Avengers: Age of Ultron has been out for a couple of weeks now, and as more and more people see it, more and more amazing fan art is being produced. One of my personal favourites has to be this Rainbow Coalition of Avengers collection by Andrew Kolb. He has created a series of vibrant posters for each of the main characters in the movie, I love them.  


In the film, Ultron believes that all of the Avengers are Puppets, “tangled in strings”. Kolb has played on this, creating illustrations that display the team as if they really were puppets being controlled by Ultron. It’s such a clever idea, perfect for the general theme of the movie. I especially love how the puppets have been stylised. They remind me of those crash test dummies you see in car testing, only they look a little more depressed.


I really like what he’s done with the colours as well.  Each poster is made up of one main colour with black detail, and each colour is different depending on the Avenger in the picture. Most of the choices are pretty perfect – blue for Cap, green for Hulk, purple for Hawkeye.. but Ironman is orange, which I must admit, I don’t quite get. Either way, they’d all look amazing on someone’s wall; your own personal Avengers rainbow.


                 

Baymax Plays Dress-Up

I finally watched Big Hero 6 the other day, and instantly fell in love with Baymax. I don’t think there is anything more adorable than that innocent giant white blob, and I can’t express how much I want him in my life. Well I could, but it would involve my arms stretching out way further than they can reach.

To cope with the fact that he’s stuck in an animated world and I’m stuck ..well here, I’ve resorted to scouring the internet for cute fan art, and have come across the best yet – Baymax dressed as other Disney characters. I mean, the idea of Baymax dressed in anything is adorable, but when he cosplays as Buzz Lightyear or Boo from Monsters Inc.. my mind is pretty much blown.

The culprit behind my now splattered brain is artist Demetria Skye Logan, or DeeeSkye as she’s known on Deviant Art. By using markers and her pretty awesome imagination, she’s managed to define cute way better than the dictionary ever could. Check out my favourites below.

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