News and Hearsay — anime art
"Covering an image with ornament is like turning it to gold, or setting it to music; it glorifies it, revealing the inner nature of the subject on its visible surface. The result is enchanting yet mysterious, for it is a revelation of something originally invisible, like a scent, a mood, or an ideology. Ornament is a metaphor, an essential element of poetry." Allison Stanley's web-page (www.allisonstanleyart.com) opens with this description of her unique style. In many ways, the quote is very similar to her art; beautiful, poetic, mysterious. I first met Allison in the artist alley of Anime Expo 2014...
Those of you that followed us, since inception know that we love anime. I mean we really love anime. So when we started the art contest, we were hoping to meet anime lovers and scope out their art. We created the art contest around a reward based incentive. We rewarded a select few each month whose art work either showed up as most popular or most impressive.