The Billy Hayes 'Chicken Billy' Illustrations are Wildly Whimsical

 - Jul 26, 2011
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If you're an animal-lover or have a fascination with the graphic arts, you'll love these elaborate and wild Billy Hayes 'Chicken Billy' illustrations. The Texas-based artist creates unusual and quirky 2D designs using vector graphics, organized in a collage-type manner to depict wild animals. His pieces are incredibly colorful and mesmerizing; it almost seems like they shift form and become a new image altogether when stared at for some time. The effect is almost hallucinogenic, dazzling the viewer into seeing brand new images in the original Grizzly Bear design. His lizards and fantastic creatures and critters are turned into plants and neon monsters as they take on new forms.

The Billy Hayes 'Chicken Billy' artwork is a great way to add colorful accent to a room. He describes the recipe of his complex designs, saying, "Take Hanna Barbera, Hulk Hogan, James Brown, Fort Worth Zoo, B.B. King, Hank Williams III and Jesus Christ, mix until the image is bright like a angel. Add a pair of cowboy boots and jeans, some Mexican beer, your choice, and put it all on a page using only flat vector shapes." There is definitely nothing boring about these illustrations, and I would be proud to hang one of these perfect conversation pieces in my house!