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.
For all you koala lovers out there, we present Koalas to the Max. Yes. Begin with a single, huge dot. Run your mouse over it and it begins to divide by 4, producing smaller and smaller dots in its place. As the dots divide, they specialize as separate colors until eventually they are tiny pixels […]
There’s not much cuter in this world than a cat wearing a sweater. Whether the feline looks incredibly angry or ready to cuddle, dressing it in a dapper sweater is always a good choice. Check out this gallery of Cats in Sweaters. It will make your day about ten times better. Seriously. You won’t regret it.
I’m not usually one for animal art, but these digital illustrations by French artist Yo Az blew me away. They seem to fit seamlessly into a dup-step music haze. Each animal is cleverly composed of tiny, robotic details. The vector illustrations only become more interesting as you dissect each color and line segment.
The last thing you’d want to do it give one of these cute little creatures a hug. Artist Marta Klonowska juxtaposes the idea of a fuzzy, soft animal with the cruel texture of broken glass. Each animal is carefully constructed from glass fragments which allows light to pass through and light them. They are both […]
What happens when a talented oil painter re-discovers his love of sculpture? Well, in the case of Julien Marinetti, these bizarrely creative animal sculptures are born. Each one looks like it escaped its cage and rolled in puddles of paint, becoming a kind of 3D canvas. Each little creature embodies a statement about society within […]
Kareen Zerefos is an impressive illustrator. I like her style, I like her subjects, I like the way she uses traditional skills associated with modern techniques. But more than all this, I like her because she is a daydreamer.
Living in Brooklyn for the past two years, it’s frighteningly easy to forget what nature looks like without experiencing it on a regular basis. So it’s always nice to come across street artist ROA’s large-scale black and white animal work when I’m out walking or riding my bike around town.
Brynn Metheney is a freelance illustrator and concept artist based in Oakland, California. She specializes in creature and animal illustration for the game and entertainment industry, as well as fantasy and sci-fi illustration for books and magazines.
What do you get when you cross hand-drawn organic material, such as wild and domestic farm animals, interbred and placed on canvas as if pages were pulled straight out of Darwin’s Galapagos species sketches drawn during an intense peyote journey? You get the phenomenal display of artistic endeavor supplied to the world by Toronto’s own Nicholas Di Genova.
As much as I respect the vital role chickens play on small family farms, it’s hard for me to think of them as mystical, magical creatures. British illustrator Nick Sheehy aka Showchicken is changing my mind on this.
I love the sense of mystery and adventure in Australian artist Louisa Jenkinson’s illustrations: it’s fantastical in scope without ever weaving into outrageous fantasy in themes. [Discover more Australian artists on The Colour]
I love animals, particularly goats (smart, independent, loads of personality, and a sustainable source of milk and meat), so Brad Woodfin’s animal portraits struck a chord with me. Painted in stark chiaroscuro or in front of heavenly clouds, the elephants, owls, deer, sheep, and many many goats in Woodfin’s pieces have a mysterious, brooding, transcendent quality about them.