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The Butt Song, from a 500-year-old painting

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Wednesday 12 March 2014

This is no ordinary song. Not even an ordinary song about butts. The Butt Song, as it’s now known, was discovered on the 500-year-old masterpiece The Garden of Earthly Delights, which dates back to 16th century. The notes for the Butt Song were found on the right hand side of the painting, on the butt […]

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Unraveling animals by Jaume Montserrat

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Tuesday 11 March 2014

These creative illustrations from the Emptyland series are from Barcelona-based artist Jaume Montserrat. To understand how Montserrat came up with his idea, you have to get inside the mind of the artist: ‘While on a flight back home from South America to Spain-Montserrat falls asleep and imagines waking up on an island where he lives for 29 days with other animals.

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‘Beyonce versus Zombies’, a Tumblr that imagines her lyrics as zombie battles

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 11 March 2014

We’ve heard of hidden meanings in song lyrics before, but who’d have expected Beyonce to be so passionate about zombie butt-kicking music? ‘Beyonce vs Zombies’ is a Tumblr blog by artist, Ali Graham, wherein she illustrates Queen Bey fighting hordes of the undead, as dictated by her famous song lyrics.

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Amazingly detailed aerial illustrations of 1900s Japan

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Friday 7 March 2014

Cartographer Hatsusaburo Yoshida has mad skills with his detailed map illustrations of Japan’s cityscapes: he made these from talking to the dwellers of each city before drawing out the most important bits of each city. Wow.

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Yes, these are actually ball-point pen illustrations

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 7 March 2014

Shanghai-based illustrator, Wang2Mu, created these intricate illustrations using only red and blue ballpoint pens. Armed with the skill of a true artist and the patience of a zen master, he sets out creating these astonishing works without any digital retouching.

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What if pop culture characters were popsicles?

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 5 March 2014

‘Pop Culture Popsicles’, is a series of illustrations imagining what our favourite movie and TV characters would look like as delicious, frozen desserts. Illustrator Andrew Hearth channeled his inner Andy Warhol and came up with the popsicle versions of The Joker, Robocop, Batman, Spock, Heisenberg, and Optimus Prime, to name a few.

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Helmets of famous pop culture characters made from one unbroken line

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 5 March 2014

When they said, ‘less is more’, I don’t think they meant reducing your drawing to one unbroken stroke. French graphic designer, Quibe, specializes in drawing portraits of famous people and characters using only one line of pencil. ‘One Line Masks and Helmets’ is his latest series of one liners featuring the masks and helmets of characters like Magneto, Iron Man, Judge Dredd, and Dr. Doom.

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Illustrated series on anxiety and depression

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Tuesday 4 March 2014

With 1 million Australians suffering from depression in any given year, and over 2 million suffering from anxiety, it’s safe to say that we’re all bound to feel a little down in the dumps at times. And feeling like you’re all alone can worsen the symptoms. So it’s fantastic when an artist can illustrate anxiety […]

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365 Days of Penises: husband draws one, erm, appendage a day for his wife

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Saturday 1 March 2014

Love comes in many shapes and sizes. Sometimes in the form of 365 penises. An anonymous husband showed his undying and unconditional love to his wife by drawing a penis a day for an entire year, totalling at least 365 private male parts in that span. It all started when the missus bought a whiteboard. […]

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Game of Thrones items illustrated as cabaret girls

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 28 February 2014

Ooohh vavavoom! Just look at Wildfire, what a beauty! But be careful, play with her heart and you’ll get burned. LA-based graphic artist and web designer Fernando Reza, has illustrated some of the mythical items in the Game of Thrones universe into sexy cabaret girls. These include: Milk of the Poppy, Wildfire, and Valyrian Steel. […]

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These illustrations prove that superheroes secretly competed in Sochi

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 28 February 2014

Olympians whose names are not Batman, Captain America, and Wolverine, give up now because there’s no way you’re going to win the gold over these super athletes. Italian comic book artist, Francesco Francavilla, came up with ‘The Winter SUPER Olympics’, a set of posters featuring superheroes competing in Sochi. The artist’s action-packed graphic style makes […]

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Quirky adventures in the Balkans drawn by Emma Fick

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Thursday 27 February 2014

Emma Fick is an American illustrator with a passion for traveling and doodling. Combining both, she set out to the Balkans and documented every adventure in her series titled Snippets. In this collection of illustrations, Fick sketches whimsical outlines of buildings, people she meets along the way, food, and day-to-day life, all accompanied by ’introspective musings […]

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Pixar artist recreates famous movie scenes as storybook illustrations

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 25 February 2014

Pixar artist and story supervisor, Josh Cooley, took his love of film and mixed that with his life-long fascination with children’s story book illustrations. The result is ‘Movies R Fun’, a roundup of famous scenes from classic films drawn in the style of a child’s story book.

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ThunderCats Japan/Egypt version: art by Phil Postma

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 25 February 2014

What if the ThunderCats were actually from Japan, instead of Thundera? Canadian character designer Phil Postma of Minion Factory drew up these illustrations re-imagining the ThunderCats as ancient Japanese warriors and their nemeses as ancient Egyptian villains. Ancient Japan versus ancient Egypt, those two are mighty far from each other, but it looks like he’s […]

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Interview with ballpoint pen hyper-realism artist Samuel Silva

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Saturday 22 February 2014

Unknown to many, Samuel Silva is a lawyer by day, and a talent hyper-realist artist at night. In his spare time, he creates these ballpoint pen drawings you’d otherwise mistake for photographs. We interviewed him recently, and we talked about his growth as a ‘hobby artist’, his work-hobby balance, and his favourite subjects to draw. [read our original post about Samuel Silva here]

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