Teetering Bulb

Teetering Bulb [love that name] is an art blog run by NYC-based Kurt Huggins and Zelda Devon. Kurt does most of the drawing while Zelda takes on most of the color work. She adds that they each take turns wearing the Art Director’s hat and I secretly hope there is an actual hat involved.

Gathering Wool

Gathering Wool caught my eye with its dusky colors, billowing hair structure and the knitting woman’s downcast gaze. She’s self-contained and immersed in her craft, the birds remind me a bit of The Seven Swans story.

Acavallo – illustration for a mechanical carouse, published in the Burning Man newsletter

Acavallo was created for the Burning Man newsletter and is probably my favorite of all – it’s so wonderfully moody that it instantly sent me on an imaginary carousel adventure, which is all I can ask of an illustration. The rest of their stuff is like that, too. Whether it’s a tightly rendered illustration or loose sketch, everything is full of emotion, lively and dynamic . A couple more of my favorites are under the jump – pointy masks, more big hair and a smokin’ hot welder await.

See also: Stuntkid, Scar and a Cloud of Crows

Teaser from Troglodyte Rose, an upcoming illustrated novella Zelda and Kurt are working on with writer Adam Lowe

3 of Hearts

Filth and Glamour

15 Responses to “Teetering Bulb”

  1. R. Says:

    Thank you for sharing this, Zo. These remind me of what I envisioned in my head when I was working on a story last year for National Novel Writing Month. These characters seem like they would seamlessly fit right in my dystopian steampunk world. Definitely inspiring.

  2. Zoetica Says:

    R, my pleasure. I love their art and I love that they live and work together. GO TEAM BULB!

  3. Annie Says:

    All these colors are marvelous… Spooky, in a sexy sort of way.

  4. Ed Autumn Says:

    These are stunning! Thanks so much for sharing :) I love the sketchy style and vector-esque coloration; the darker toning adds a perfect touch to the images.


  5. Molly Crabapple Says:

    I love Zelda and Kurt! Kudos for giving recognition to these outrageously talented cool artists

  6. cappy Says:

    I swear those are garuda in that third picture.

  7. tyhiliet Says:

    gasp. i love it.

  8. Alice Says:

    Fabulous, especially that 3 of Hearts. I can only hope it’s one of a series…

  9. Vivacious G Says:

    Such wonderful images, and I love how you wrote: “it’s so wonderfully moody that it instantly sent me on an imaginary carousel adventure, which is all I can ask of an illustration.” My sentiments exactly.

  10. Ashbet Says:

    Lovely and inspirational — thank you!

    — A :D

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  12. LEeTHAL Says:

    Incredible artistry all around! Especially the color work *jealous*.

  13. Celine Says:

    Omg I love teetering bulb! I think I came across them early last year. I love their sensibility for color pallette and atmosphere.

  14. Adam Lowe Says:

    The creatures in the third image are the Justicars of Troglodyte Rose.

    Check them out at: http://www.troglodyterose.com.

  15. Binnorie Says:

    My favorite illustrating couple! So nice to see them here. They are so talented, I won’t be surprised if I see them all over the place in the near future.