Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy holidays card 2010 a la Grow

Dear friends and fellow rabbit followers,

We want to thank you for your appreciation and love.
We wish you happy holidays, all the best in the coming year and let "be nice, stay healthy and drink tea" be your motto for 2011 - the rabbit year.

From rabbits's heart this very special holiday greeting card:

This work was inspired by EYEZMAZE

Happy holidays, guys, we love you all,
Alexandra and Vladimir

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Undercover rabbit T-shirt (a la Alexandra)

Ok, there is no particular theme/artist this week, that is why we will consider this week's work as a follow up to Alexandra herself :)

Undercover rabbit (t-shirt), Alexandra

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Real blood is for suckers

As you might notice some of our photos of the paintings are less perfect as the professional ones we take from wikipedia.

I know some of you are very good at making great photos, so if you also have experience photographing art, we would be very thankful if you can share some of you secrets with us.

Hare of Hermes (a la Sandro Botticelli)

About two-three weeks ago Alexandra started working on Botticelli - one of the greatest artist of the early Renaissance. His love for details and quality of the strokes are remarkable, so following his style is a challenge for any artist.

This week we present you an illustration for the Greek myth "Hare of Hermes: (Hyginus 2.33)":
Some say that the hare was put there (orion's legs) by Hermes, and that it had been given the faculty, beyond other kinds of quadrapeds, of being pregnant with new offspring when giving birth to others.

Alexandra, Hare of hermes

Offtop: we have added a couple of features to our blog:
- You can easily share the post you liked with you friends on facebook or twitter
- We have a new, please do not miss, button - "Like", do not hesitate to use it
- A full story is on the separate page, so you can enjoy our paintings on the main page and read the full story about an original author and see how our painting was created by clicking on "read the full story behind button"

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hot summer dream (a la Caspar David Friedrich)

It is summer in Germany like you cannot imagine: +37C and it is even hotter when you think of what German football team does to all those grands like Argentina and England. So I went to Wikipedia and chose a good German painter, which you probably never heard of before Caspar David Friedrich.

What can a romantic rabbit dream of in a hot summer night (hint it is wet and was a precursor to life on earth): of course some water falling from the skies:
Alexandra, Hot summer dream

Monday, July 5, 2010

Dark Matter (a la Nicholas Roerich)

Nicholas Roerich or Николай Рерих is a Russian painter and an activist who lived and worked at the beginning of the XX century. According to Wikipedia he created about 7000 paintings. He died at the age of 73 and started to work professionally at the end of the "high school" at the age of 18, so he had about 20000 work days including weekends, meaning he had to draw 1 picture every 3 days for 55 years. I think it is even more than Picasso did - one of the most productive artists the world saw.

This picture was the biggest "rabbit" challenge so far, as there is really no place for a white rabbit in the mountains, it is just so tiny, I thought. But a rabbit, even a white one, is more than a fluffy body with a pair of ears - and the white is just how we perceive it! That is why we agreed that this time a rabbit will be consumed by the dark matter:

Alexandra, Dark Matter

Prehistoric paintings: rabbit hunt

Prehistoric or cave painting is one of the coollest art topics we could have touched. A trip to the south Spain could not be a better time to do a painting in this style, since most of the prehistoric paintings found are located in the mountain regions of Spain and France.

Caves are cold and dark, we decided to make a painting a close to the sun as possible - we painted this picture on top of one of the highest mountains in Andalusia, Spain. All natural, high quality wax chalks were used, which will still wash out by the end of the summer. Hopefully rare visitor will have a chance to enjoy our little prank till at lasts. "Rabbit hunt" a prehistorically styled wall painting:

FellowRabbit team, Rabbit hunt

Friday, May 14, 2010

Leaky spoon, bottle of °nie and the rabbit (a la Juan Gris)

This week we decided to go wild, cubism wild.

Juan Gris - one of the greatest artist of his time often placed together with Picasso. He was born in Spain and studied to be engineer designer or draftsman. His life changed once he moved to Paris (Paris, Paris how many young souls you spoiled, remember Van Gogh). Here he follows his "teacher to be" Picasso and co-starts the cubism movement.

We have made a collage: old newspaper, acrylic paint, white rabbit and a bottle of °nie. The result is the best picture in the series (so far):
 Alexandra, Leaky spoon, bottle of °nie, and the rabbit

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Lepus townsendii Selbstportrait (a la Albrecht Dürer)

Albrecht Dürer, may he rest in peace, was a target for our trials this week. He is most famous for his prints, portraits and watercolor images and he is very often referred as the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance.

This is how would Albrecht Dürer look like if he was a hare, watercolors, ink, sun light through the window:

Alexandra, Lepus townsendii Selbstportrait

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Lieutenant Bunners shot down (a la Roy Lichtenstein)

As many of you guessed right Lieutenant Bunners shot down was indeed styled to resemble the works of Roy Lichtenstein.

Roy Lichtenstein was am American pop artists; his style was a comics style with very recognizable dots all over the picture, creating an illusion of poster scale printing. In fact most of his paintings are drawn using acrylic paints and stencils to create a proper dot grid.

The concept this time was pretty simple: a guy, a girl and a gun - what's not to love; on the technical level it had to be acrylic paint and benday dots:
Alexandra, Lieutenant Bunners shot down

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Lieutenant Bunners shot down (????)

Before we present our this week story we want to ask you whether you can recognize a painter yourself first. 
Comments are moderated for now and will be opened later ;)

Lieutenant Bunners shot down a la Roy Lichtenstein
Lieutenant Bunners shot down

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Poet Hazori guarding his Segun - (a la Katsushika Hokusai)

This week we went to the far east to Japan. Japanese painting is still to be discovered, we just did one little step today. I believe Alexandra did an excellent job capturing the style of Japanese painting of the Edo period and reproduced lithography printing style using watercolors. Enjoy a thriller painting of the late samurai era:

Poet Hazori guarding his Segun a la Katsushika Hokusai, rabbit
Alexandra, Poet Hazori guarding his Segun

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Cigarette (a la Alphonse Mucha)

The second "victim" had to be Alphonse Mucha as a most vicous Art Nouveau painter. XX century, first railroads, factories, the century of discovery, new architecture, new art, new art life - it is all Art Nouveau for me. It remains unknown owhere in our smoke-free apartment Alexandra found an inspiration for the painting, but watching it makes me want to have a nice long menthol cigarette in my hand and may be a glass of absinthe in the other one and jump to the next train to Paris - paper, watercolor, nice music, enjoy:

Cigarette a la Alphonse Mucha, rabbit
Cigarette, Alexandra, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Summer in Toscane (a la Van Gogh)

This week, as a pilot project I have selected my favorite one ear painter Vincent Van Gogh.
He is not only my favorite painter but also a great artist who started or developed new concepts in painting. His "rough brush stroke" style made his paintings very recognizable and sort of "easy" to follow.

Summer in Toscane a la Van Gogh
Summer in Toscane