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Guy makes art by painting on his hand then stamping it on paper

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 17 July 2015

I guess you could say this guy’s paintings are all… handmade? California-based teacher and artist Russell Powell creates realistic black-and-white portraits. Though instead of painting directly onto a canvas, he first paints the images on his palm.

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Marvel superheroes would be a lot more adorable if they were dogs

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 10 July 2015

Minnesota-based illustrator Josh Lynch has come up with a fun series that imagines what it would be like if The Avengers – or should I say, ARFvengers – were dogs.

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How to be less socially awkward around the world, in cartoons

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Thursday 9 July 2015

Kiss? Hug? Or shake hands? Cartoon and illustrator Sarah Glidden, who professes to be often confused about how to greet the people in her life, has summed up her many musings and anecdotes in this excellent comic about the social awkwardness of greeting people in different places: “We somehow have a hard time keeping our signals straight.” Funny and true.

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If Studio Ghibli film posters were made as traditional Japanese wood-cut prints

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 8 July 2015

Inspired by legendary Japanese artists like Kawase Hasui and Hayao Miyazaki, Texas-based illustrator Bill Mudron has come up with a series of posters that merge past and present art forms.

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Hilarious illustrations of Sad Animal Facts

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Saturday 4 July 2015

This whimsical series of drawings based on depressing facts about animals by writer and illustrator Brooke Barker — who wrote (duh) and illustrated (double duh) everything — has been causing quite a storm of shares online. And for good reason too. It’s ridiculously funny while being well-researched. Just so you know, jellyfish are heartless creatures.

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Tiny Instagram illustrations by Kasia Haldas

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Friday 3 July 2015

If you’ve got yourself an Instagram account, you might see your snaps turned into tiny paintings someday because this is artist Karia Haldas’ specialty. 

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I hate Berlin, I love Berlin illustrations by a South Korean expat

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Tuesday 16 June 2015

If you’ve ever moved to a different country, you’ll soon find out that while the grass is sometimes greener on the other side, there are certain things that will never feel like home. South Korean artist Sunkyong moved to Berlin and found this out, so she illustrated her experience in the series, I hate Berlin, I love Berlin.

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There are two kinds of people in this world: which one are you?

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Thursday 11 June 2015

There are two kinds of people in this world – those that love The Beatles and those that have never heard of them. And so the game begins.

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Illustrations of dogs look like they’re interacting with real-life objects

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Monday 8 June 2015

Even on paper they’re still the cutest things ever. Russian illustrator Valerie Susik not only creates realistic portraits of dogs, she also brings them to life by having them interact with real objects.

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Kiwis try to label the different parts of Australia and the stereotypes are hilarious

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 5 June 2015

In a recent BuzzFeed article, a bunch of New Zealanders were given a blank map of Australia and were asked to label the empty spaces, showing their neighbours what they really thought about them.

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Hypnotic doodles of artist and illustrator Sophie Roach

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Friday 29 May 2015

A couple of months ago we showed you what was inside the sketch books of artists around the world. Well, add this artist and illustrator to the list.

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Coffee cups are transformed into works of art by this Aussie illustrator

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Friday 29 May 2015

Someone get this man a city building to doodle on, stat! Aussie illustrator Adrian Hogan is based in Tokyo and he’s found a little niche in the field of illustration. His canvas is a simple coffee cup and his muse is the lively city of Tokyo.

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Be whisked away into a magical starry world with these dazzling images

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Monday 18 May 2015

Surreal. Magical. Awe-inspiring. Kent MacDonald’s artwork reminds us of the beauty we find in this world and the beautiful people we meet along the way.

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Artist illustrates unique words that have no other translations elsewhere

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 15 May 2015

In her series ‘Untranslatable Words’, UK-based artist Marija Tiurina visualizes unique words that have no translations in other languages. Collected from various countries, the words convey all-too familiar situations and experiences that amazingly even the English language – with its over one million words – fails to translate.

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Illustrations perfectly capture how women feel during their periods

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Monday 11 May 2015

So that’s why they’re so cranky during that time of the month. Rhode Island School of Design student, Layla Ehsan, has come up with an on-going series of illustrations that visualizes the torture women go through during menstruation.

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