These are the beautiful sketchbook drawings of Mira Sjogren. The artist uses various materials like graphite, marker and paint to produce different textures and shading. And she creates an interesting balance by combining smooth-filled portraits with elaborate patterned backgrounds. Many of Sjogren’s images are positioned in landscape page view, however, she has done some in [...]
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Known for designing postage stamps and the current Czech banknotes, artist Oldrich Kulhanek is also recognized for his masterful lithographs. His prints are beautiful studies of the human body, which tend to reminisce art from Renaissance era—e.g. works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Albrecht Durer. Artwork © Oldrich Kulhanek Via Buff Diss
From graffiti to cardboard art, Dome is versatile with the surfaces and mediums he uses. He is consistent with his character design of black and white spider-leg figures with masks. And he illustrates them in a dark folklore manner on city street walls, as well as open wood-cases which combine both sculpting and painting. Photos [...]
David Scholes has always wanted to paint, but as a result of life’s twists and turns, he has never found time. In 2012, he decided to finally get to it, and the results are what you see here. His paintings are pretty impressive for someone who has only been doing this for a year. Artwork [...]
Certainly not a product for vegans, this is a cow and pig bookend design by Arthur Yung. The animals are sliced in half, and their insides include salami or mortadella. Definitely black humor, but still the reality of human food consumption. These items can be purchased at Japanese shop, Generate. Via Sweet Station
Working from her home in Norfolk, England, Amanda Colville passionately cuts linoleum sheets to make colorful patterns and other designs. From artwork to be displayed on walls to greeting cards, she ink impresses by hand, but Colville is also known for using an old washing mangle as a printing press. The latter connecting to her [...]
I remember doing collages in high school, and I really liked the traditional technique of cutting out pictures from magazines or newspapers and glueing them, rather than doing computer generated montages. It is fun to touch the materials as you work. And I think Bryan Olson may agree with me, as he has created these [...]
American illustrator Ken Garduno has a characteristic style with defined shapes and lines to form these unusual portraits. This post includes only black ink drawings, however, the artist also works with color. Garduno’s artwork is being sold at Etsy. Artwork © Ken Garduno Via Doodlers Anoynmous
Founded by Antonio Gamboa in 2007, The Art Warriors is a studio specializing in digital and traditional portraiture. Within portfolio are many celebrity related illustrations like Questlove, Kurt Cobain, Jeff Bridges, Vincent Gallo, and others. Artwork © The Art Warrior Via Patricia Schappler
This chest tattoo (at top) is a beautiful design that hints a bit of Rorschach test cards. The mirrored effect looks really cool, and artist Rafel Delalande essentially uses black ink with a combination of pointillism and line art. Top: Not bird related, but still cool. Photos © Rafel Delalande
Directors Kijek/Adamski used 2000 PVC silhouette cutouts to make this incredibly creative music video. Applying the stop-motion technique, the filmmakers had a painstaking task of aligning all shapes, which you can see in “the making” footage at bottom of post. This project serves to promote Japanese musician Shugo Tokumaru’s new song titled, “Katachi” (which means [...]
Artist Ruth Mergi specializes in paper cutouts, from artistically floral designs to sophisticated Ketubahs. The latter is a special type of Jewish prenuptial document, which Mergi custom designs and sells on Etsy. You can view examples within post. Below, examples of Ketubahs by Mergi. Photos © Ruth Mergi Via All Things Paper
It is occasionally difficult to detect what is a real from fake? Because some of these pictures look outrageously surreal. In my search for incredible reflection photos, there were a few that left me in doubt, and it required that I ask the artist if it was digitally composed or not? This post includes genuine [...]