Wonderfully creepy Stilt Spirit costumes. Thankee to Godda for the link.
You may have seen the work of Steintr011, aka Bezhevenkiy Kozlik. She makes adorable, amazing characters from polyclay, fabric, and faux fur.
I wanted to know more, so she graciously answered some questions for me via email.
Bezhevenkiy has been making dolls for three years, inspired by the work of other doll makers.
“My dolls made of Super Sculpey, faux fur and painted with acrylic paint (Pebeo firm is my favorite). I also use moveable plastic armatures and resin.”
“All of my dolls started with at least one sketch. After that I start sculpting – my favorite part, I must say. Then I paint clay parts and attach them to sewed body.”
I asked her if there was a doll that was particularly special to her.
“Definitely Beast Buzz is a special one to me. He was my first DD on deviantart and he is the only doll that I do not sell or gift.”
“My dream is only to have my dolls make people smile and make them a little happier. And it does not depend on whether you buy them or just look at them in my gallery, if there are people who like my art, I’m super happy.”
They certainly add happiness to my day.
Grzegorz Kmin creates dynamic, dark illustrations.
The influence of the Surrealists is clearly present. Dali and Max Ernst are touchstones. There are also shades of later industrial dark artists like Joel-Peter Witkin.
Kmin’s aesthetic evokes an atmosphere of beautiful dread reminiscent of Silent Hill.