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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Not so original after all

I thought I was being clever by painting ponies on random trading cards...

But this dude is painting pop culture stuff on original cabinet cards!

The artist bit of me is all squee but the collector in me is all nope nope nope nope NOPE. This guy does these paintings so well that I just might need to hide the really old vintage binder for a couple weeks lest I become inspired.

Here's one for Night Owl: The Art of Alex Gross - Mixed Media

Lots more painting awesome things on other things in this post what I ganked this from.


The Lost Collector said...

Haha, clever idea painting over an existing card. I may have to try that.

Slangon said...

That's pretty awesome. There's also this pretty cool artist Eddie Breen that does something similar by painting over really crappy art that he finds at thrift stores:


I've dabbled in the past with painting over 80's junk wax, but never really liked how any of it came out. I thought I'd be doing the collecting world a favor by destroying some cards from the 80's.