Having heard “Allright, show me any interesting work done with free software” thousands of times, it’s about time we started a new section called Showcase.
Here we are going to show you works created with GIMP, Inkscape etc. by different artists.
While Flickr’s popularity seems to be on decline, Marty Elmer aka Omnitarian is one of the folks who make Inkscape’s Flickr group worth browsing.
Many of his funny, tongue-in-cheek illustrations end up on T-shirts, and I bet that folks who got one or two for themselves take a good care of them.
When I say “tongue-in-cheek“ I really mean all kinds of puns. I mean, c’mon, time flies like an arrow? :)
Few years ago he was quite into challenges, drawing few dozens of pictures that share a single topic: 30 cats in 30 days, 30 monsters in 30 days, [Art Show Tarot](http://www.flickr.com/photos/omnitarian/sets/72157626970234649/ target=). Here’s one of the pictures from the cats series.
Marty’s illustrations tend to have physiology all over them, sometimes a bit disturbing, sometimes just funny, but they never left me indifferent.
Some works follow his rather distinctive style:
While others make a detour from it:
And some illustrations don’t feature that style at all, to the point where you’d never guess Marty did that.
Liked it? The plan so far is to keep a certain distinction between in-depth interviews with artists and the showroom which simply aims to entertain you. Disagreed? Tell us!