For the Love of Art

You’ve heard me speak on artistic expression and how important it is to myself (and others here) many times before. I often see some wonderful creators go unnoticed and this bothers me to no end. So, earlier in the week I vented those thoughts on Twitter and called out to fellow artists and creators of all kinds to share their info with me so we can all give each other a little boost.

The response was so warm and beautiful. Here are the results:

See what I mean? Such a lovely response from such beautifully talented individuals. & We will continue to support and feature fellow artists & creators of all kinds as long as this site stands.

Be sure to follow the CardCastles Twitter for little updates and exclusives like these. For now it’s solely run by yours truly, but moderated by our team behind the scenes here at Snapping Turtle®. CardCastles TERMS apply to all social media accounts as well.

Most importantly, never stop dreaming. 🙂

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CardCastles Artist Spotlight: August 2019

Well, darlings, it’s been quite some time since our last spotlight. Today we have some fresh new faces we’d like to share. We hope you will pay them each a visit!


Brothers from Brooklyn

Brothers from Brooklyn is a New York-based Italian-American pride and comedy page on Instagram. For those of you that are interested, this is a really fun & wonderfully curated account to follow. “Brother Anthony” that is one of the owners & administrator of this page is an absolute sweetheart. Most everyone that follows this account is made to feel welcome and part of the party.

Brother Anthony also has a page for his magic talents here: the_mystefyer

 


SplatterBrothers

The SplatterBrothers are a team of screenwriters, directors, producers & just down-right horror film fanatics. This passionate independent company has several projects out as we speak. Support indie filmmakers & give these two talented young gentlemen a follow! While you’re peeking around, tell them Daydreams from Snapping Turtle sent you. 😉

You can find their YouTube channel and Facebook pages below:

SplatterBrothers on YouTube

SplatterBrothers on FB

 


Industrial Art Tattoo & Piercing

Industrial Art based in Bayonne, NJ is an outstanding business complete with a very gifted team of artists of multiple talents. If you are ever in the North NJ area and feel like getting inked up or pierced check them out and see what they have to offer.

You can find this lovely team’s Instagram page and official website listed below.

Industrial Art on Instagram

industrialarttattoo.com

 


Franki Love

Franki Love is an extremely talented singer/songwriter that I’ve been following for some time now. I certainly have to mention that she is one of the most positive, warm, and loving people I’ve come to know on Twitter. She has a unique charm about her that you’ll notice right away. If you like what you hear, please give her a follow and check out her official website below.

frankilovemusic.com

 


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31 Nightmares 2018: The 22nd

One of the lovely humans I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know these past few years of working in this industry is the beautiful and kind Chantal Laura Handley.

Chantal specializes in pastel art and horror icons. She sells her gorgeous artwork everywhere from Comic Con to RedBubble, and including her own website.

Here are some of my favorite pieces she’s created:

Chantal also has a countdown to Halloween of her own going on right now! Go check her out!


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31 Nightmares 2018: The 5th

Today on this pleasant October dawn we welcome artist and designer Dean Kealy to the clouds.

Dean contributed something to our little event this year that gets extra bonus points during this event—an original work inspired by a nightmare. After all, that’s one of the things that got us started here, right?

This artwork is the copyrighted property of Mr. Dean Kealy illustrator and designer. Snapping Turtle® was granted written consent of its use for event contribution. Any reproduction without written consent from the owner (with the exception of share buttons & social media sharing) is strictly prohibited and considered a violation of CardCastles Terms.

Story has it this was based off of a recurring nightmare Dean had about tooth loss. Pretty freaky, huh? Don’t worry. Legend has it any teeth harmed were later repaired by dental professionals.


You can find Dean on his Instagram at

@deankealydesign

and his personal account here:

@dean.kealy

and sometimes on his Facebook account:

facebook.com/deankealydesign


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31 Nightmares 2018: The 4th

On the 1st during our opener, we highlighted Kevin Yagher and his work in special effects as well as his gorgeous showcasing of some that work online.

Today we’d like to highlight someone in that same realm with an equal number of impressive accomplishments and the skills to match.

Mark Shostrom is the man I’m referring to.

& He also has a really amazing page linked below.

https://www.instagram.com/markshostrom/

I’ve been like a small child in a room full of bright colors ever since I found Mark online. He shares some truly wonderful behind-the-scenes magic on a pretty regular basis. He’s worked on a good number of all the movies I’ve ever loved as well.

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Evil Dead II (1987). My in-progress rough sculpture for Henrietta’s second look, along with one of the finished heads. The initial sculpture block-out was quite symmetrical, then Sam came out for a look and suggested making it a bit lopsided. The only part I couldn’t move was the eyeball placement, otherwise #DaveKindlon’s eye animatronics would not work. I put in a few plastic teeth I had handy for placement, then later sculpted big gnarly ones. Pictured is a stunt head made of Poly Tech 1016, a really tough foam like a soccer ball that Bruce and everyone could kick the shit out of, slam the cellar door on, etc. We also made an animatronic one for the ‘hush little baby’ bit, and #BryantTausek & I made two gelatin heads for Bruce’s shotgun finale. @nealkennemore’s mom Melinda Kennemore made all the Henrietta wigs, including for the Pee-wee head. Incidentally, we called this the Pee-wee Head after Large Marge in Pee-wee’s Big Adventure since the stop-motion by Rick Catizone was going for a similar popping out effect. #markshostrom #EvilDead2 #EvilDeadII #80shorror #BehindTheScenes #FxMakeup #SFX #spfxmakeup #bts #horrorfilms #horrorhistory #horrormovies #practicaleffects #specialeffects #specialmakeupeffects #culthorror #deadbydawn #illswallowyoursoul #someonesinmyfruitcellar #henrietta #cometohenrietta #bookofthedead #deadite #necronomicon #monstersculpture #peeweehead #monsters #moviemonsters

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This is one of my favorite bits of work he’s shared.

There is so much more, though! If you’re on Instagram, please consider giving him a follow. He’s really a treasure and so is his art.


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