It looks like artist Jonny Shaw has torn up various photographs, and took some of the pieces to base his latest drawings on. He did conventional portraits a few years ago, and these new ones have a human study feel to it. What I particularly like is the detail of his work, and the title [...]
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Using black ink only, Yaroslav Gorbunov has tattooed a number of sleeves with complex geometric and floral patterns. Photos © Yaroslav Gorbunov
These are beautiful and intricate linocut prints by Natasha Russell. The watercolor background really gives her work another layer and dynamic. Artwork © Natasha Russell
DEADLINE: March 4th, 2013. Lauren O’Farrell is the founder of Stitch London, a knitting group that is now the largest in the UK, and it has won awards and acclaim for its fresh, contemporary approach.  Her latest book “Stitch New York” is dedicated to teaching readers how to knit the most famous people and landmarks [...]
British artist Sam Cox is currently working on illustrations for stickers and t-shirts for our website. And one of the reasons why I invited Cox is, because of his fun and fresh cartoon style. I really like his elaborate sketches with bright colors and wacky characters—and some it, reminds me of Keith Haring’s art.
This post includes mixed-media art (watercolor, ink, and colored pencils on paper) by Benedicte. The theme of illustrating “eyes” has been something popularly featured at Illusion—e.g. paintings by Pavel Guzenko, Marc Quinn, Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, and others. And when the work is well-done, it usually has a strong impact to spectators, and maybe because it is [...]
Born in Argentina and currently working in Miami, tattooer Federico Ferroni uses bright colors to ink Asian-inspired designs. He is known for combining traditional with modern styles, and is precise about making his art flow naturally on his clients’ bodies. Photos © Federico Ferroni
I like the bold colors and brushstroke style of Erik Olson’s paintings. Even though we are not viewing his work in person, we still easily get sense of texture and thickness of the strokes. And referring specifically to his animal and people portraits, it interesting how he creates a sense of movement by adding various [...]
Based on a suggestion by one of our readers (Emily Duncan), I have selected linocuts by London based artist Papa Totoro. Her work is sold at Etsy, and she prints on various items such storage baskets, pillows, table runners, and more. Papa Totoro does everything by hand, and her designs are heavily inspired by patterns from [...]
Odelia Toder has a characteristic art style of splashing acrylic and watercolor paint on paper. And from this messy technique, she creates portraits with purposely unfinished features. Artwork © Odelia Toder Via My Darkened Eyes
This isn’t a new technique, it has been done before by Jean-Paul Bourdier, Wilma Hurskainen, Zander Olsen, and others. But it is usually fascinating to view, and Bence Bakonyi does a great job at selecting clothing items for the models to wear and camouflage with the background. Photos © Bence Bakonyi Via Photojojo
Dan Anderson got involved in photography because he wanted to take pictures of his kids playing sports. He began working with a Sony A100, and then upgraded to another camera, and another. Today, looking at his snapshots, it is a clear reflection of his passion, evolved technique, and pure talent for this field. Photos © [...]
From minimalist to elaborate pattern landscapes, aerial archaeologist Klaus Leidorf takes stunning pictures from a bird’s eye view. See also: “Love, Triangle, and Patterns.” Photos © Klaus Leidorf Via Geocentrismo
Last year, I had featured Lei Melendres‘ “Crazy Comix Doodles,” and since then he has worked on new sketchbook drawings. His illustrations generally include wacky characters crammed together on a page or two, and many of them, are actually quite mouthy! Artwork © Lei Melendres
For his mural art, GoddoG’s consistently uses bold colors and a variety of patterns from fish scales to hair waves. Photos © GoddoG Via Houhouhaha