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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 [...]
Working with oil paint on paper, Giuseppe Velardo’s darker art hints a bit of 15th and 16th century portraiture. A few things in common is the somber background and dramatically lit faces. Artwork © Giuseppe Velardo Via Sweet Station
Spanish illustrator Chamo San has a fantastic collection of personal and commercial drawings on his website. From cut up portraits to nude sketches in Moleskine notebooks, his work has been showcased in numerous art shows in Barcelona, Madrid, and Zaragoza. Top: Sketchbook art made by Chamo San and Guim Tio. Photos and artwork © Chamo [...]
Having spent his childhood painting and perfecting his calligraphy, it seems natural for Yue Heng to have become a tattooer in adulthood. Currently, he is owner of a studio called Xincike, where he works within his specialization of Chinese tattoo art. His designs are large and impactful, and he puts his all into each image [...]
Brit illustrator John C. Thurbin is fond of working with linoleum and ink. And it is interesting to see pictures of his work in progress. Some of his final prints have been showcased in group art shows in United Kingdom and Spain. Artwork and photos © John Thurbin Via Printmaking Ideas and How To
New York based artist Mayra Vialette has a number of interesting hyperrealist drawings on her Facebook page. There isn’t much information about her, or her work. However, the portrait of the kid in hoody is superbly done. The eyes are captivating and detailed. Artwork © Mayra Vialette Via Cruzine Magazine
Born in the United States, Aaron von Freter has been working in apparel design for over 13 years in Europe. He illustrates and also manually prints images with rubber-stamp blocks on cloth. This printing technique has evolved over centuries, however, the earliest surviving examples are from China, dated before the year 220, “and woodblock printing [...]
Clients choose all types of thematic designs to get permanently inked on their body. And one person may think it is a great tattoo choice, and another may think, “Crazy!” Regardless of subject matter, I can say that tattooer Nick Chaboya is good at his craft. His work has a smooth aerosol paint quality and [...]
London based artist Jonathan Knowles specializes in beauty, still life, and high-speed liquid photography. His work has been featured in several book publications of “200 Best Advertising Photographers in the World,” and he has also been consider as one of the Top 10 (all-time) award winners in the Graphis Annuals. In this post, you will only get [...]