Impression № 022: Wild West

The brilliant Alé Mercado brings us this before and after of a Cowboy spoiling for a fight he wasn’t up to.

Poor Cowboy.

Impression № 015: Sunrise, Sunset

Cristóbal Urrea tells Dr. Hurley about the genesis of this image:

“The little one on the left is me and the other one is my big brother Nicolas. The inspiration to take this picture and work with it was the old times and how far (in time) I am from that moment.  When I was drawing in this image, I remembered my old imaginary friend called “Flinkin” who was this big brown monster. He always take care of me, just like my brother Nicolas.”

Now that we know he’s protecting the two boys, Flinkin does look friendly, but on first sight, he was quite menacing!

Impression № 013: Portraits

About the power of creativity, Vladimir Stankovic says, “Drawing, or any other creative activity, is a process through which a person can get to know a lot about his/her own personality, it is a constant journey that can help us to get closer to the “truth”; and even though the task seems hard, the process of trying itself is very rewarding and enriching.”

Impression № 009: Spellbound

Vladimir Stankovic tells us about his process:

“As a designer, I know that the use of modern “tools” and software applications is a necessity, but what I find most rewarding while developing concepts and ideas is the combination of traditional media with the digital ones. In my work, the hand drawn shapes are built with rich patterns and give the work an unexpected depth; the characters, different creatures and animals are “pushed” up against one another and overlap in surprising ways with many symbolic and allegorical aspects. Sometimes some images appear consistently without any clear reason and explanation, which makes the creation even more tantalizing and addictive.”

Impression № 006: Interior 46

Illustrator Dan Madia was kind enough to share this fabulous noir-ish image with us.  He tells us that this image is part of a larger work that he created as an illustration for CNBC’s show American Greed.  This particular episode was about a family in Chicago that counterfeited money in their basement.  The complete illustration can be seen here.

We at Dr. Hurley’s enjoy the moodiness and stark contrast in this image.  It makes us want to cook up all manner of basement schemes.

Impression № 005: Noir

Rachele Masetti describes this image as dreamy and melancholy portrait in ink.  It is a personal work.

Dr. Hurley’s Digest: Week Five

How about that – Dr. Hurley’s first full month is well behind us.  In case you missed any of the excessive goodness this week, here’s a roundup to keep you busy on this beautiful Sunday.




As always, we’re on the lookout for new and good literature and art – head over to our submissions page for more information.

Impression № 004: Angelika Peißker

Angelika Peißker tells Dr. Hurley about her art: “I’m fascinated by simplicity and silence and the strength that comes from it. In my drawings I try to discover the beauty of silence and dreams that comes out of this state.

Since I was a child I have loved pencil drawing – it’s a passion that has never left me. My work is very personal, full of memories that I try to express.

In my work I try to remember the beauty of life and try to share something precious and magical with people out there to give them a smile.”

Impression № 003: Nothing is Permanent

Flavia L. Cherewaty tells Dr. Hurley that her illustration and photography depict moments in time and thought where youthful irreverence meet the structures of the everyday. A dreamlike playfulness intercedes into the world of Flavia’s artwork that allows her to create unique and thought-provoking compositions.