Barcelona-based architect and artist Federico Babina, has created an illustration series that imagines the art styles of renowned artists as concepts for architectural structures. Entitled ‘Archist’, the series shows the 27 styles of different artists, including Warhol, Dali, Lichtenstein, and Picasso. Each artist has a unique brand of art and aesthetic, giving the buildings a […]
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.
Brian Lai, a young artist from Malaysia, wowed us last year with his Inverted Art. We got the chance to talk to him about this mysterious style of his, and discovered – amongst other things – that he even has a tutorial video. Read on to find out how it all started. [read our original post about Lai here]
Wax Nostalgic is a Tumblr featuring carved crayon sculptures inspired by pop culture characters. Some of the characters forever immortalized in crayon are Han Solo, Dart Vader, Finn & Jake, and Master Chief. The mastermind behind these crayon sculptures is Hoang Tran, who we got to talk to recently. Check out the interview to know how it all started and how he does it. [read our original post about this crayon art here]
Dutch designer Bertjan Pot accidentally stumbled upon the concept of these rope masks when he was trying to sew a carpet out of standard rope. When the carpet started to get curvy, instead of throwing out the colourful material, he switched to making these beautiful masks that would put your raggedy Halloween mask to shame.
Minas Tirith, the capital of Gondor and the fictional city in J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’, was left in shambles soon after the ‘War of the Ring’. But it has been rebuilt – with matchsticks! Matchstick wizard Pat Acton of Matchstick Marvels reconstructed the fantastical city from 420,000 matchsticks over a span of three […]
Don’t know if these sculptures belong in an art gallery or a horror film. Either way, they’re poetically and horrifically beautiful. Korean artist Dongwook Lee’s takes the human form and masterfully places it in gory everyday life situations through these surreal miniatures. Some of the images provide commentary on modern medicine, like a bunch of […]
Learning the alphabet has never looked more culturally and historically engaging with these illustrations of European cities in the form of letters. Japanese illustrator Hugo Yoshikawa drew the alphabet by creating a collage of famous landmarks and monuments from 26 cities, resulting in a different kind of European road trip.
South African contemporary artist Jono Dry specializes in rendering black and white photorealistic-surrealist artworks, usually on a large scale and using graphite on paper or board. One of his pieces, called ‘Creation’, shows his own hand drawing his mother’s hand drawing his hand. Kind of confusing when you describe it, but astounding in realism when […]
Conduction is a series of photographs by Japanese artist Tomoya Matsuura which shows the science of conduction at work with the beauty of bubbles. In the series, numerous bubbles appear to be trapped and intertwined with thread as they are captured on camera, creating an incomprehensible and mesmerizing image.
Cats in classical oil paintings? How the internet didn’t completely breakdown when these came out is a complete mystery. But for those amazed and enamored by this cute and artsy-fartsy series, guess what, we interviewed the guy who did it. Read on to find out the bigger story of the artist, Eldar Zakirov and the cats immortalized on canvas. [read our original post about these royal cat paintings here]
Polymer Clay is a material generally used to create figurines and sculptures through various techniques of molding, baking, sanding, drilling, carving, and painting. But Washington DC-based illustrator Joseph Barbaccia has come up with a unique way of using the material to make portraits with a vibrant twist. He rolls the polymer clay into hundreds of […]
UK-based illustrator and designer Mike Lemanski has breathed life into otherwise ‘normal’ sheets of music by illustrating miniature people doing their daily routines amongst the notes and bars on the page.
Redditor Tatsputin, or Fred Giovannitti in real life, wowed us all with his superior dad skills by simply colouring in his kids’ artworks to kill the time on his business trips. The Internet picked up the story and the rest, as they say, is history. We spoke to the Super Dad about how it all started and what he’s been doing since [read our original post about Tatsputin here and here's a Facebook Q&A our readers did with him]
When French painter and illustrator DZO said on his website that he doesn’t like constraint when it comes to art, we assumed he meant his choice of canvas. So probably after mastering traditional art on boring pieces of paper – which you can check out on his Instagram – he moved on to more challenging surfaces: stones and skulls. He uses river stones and a found skull and covered them with intricate illustrations. Kudos to his steady hand and patience, because from the look of these pieces, it must have took him a long time to finish each one.
UPDATE: We interviewed DZO about his peculiar choice of canvas and also asked about his intricate art style. Here’s a preview of our exclusive interview!
You use a paper, as well as stones and skulls, for your art. Which type of canvas do you like drawing on best and why?
My favourite canvas is paper! Any paper. But the skull was incredibly interesting due to surfaces variations.
What was the most challenging part of drawing on stones and bone? What was the best part about it?
Those surface are still ‘living’ materials: rough, bold, smooth, cracked, absorbent. Taming the variety of surfaces on a volume is a real adventure! That was the challenge for me.
Best part? The part where I finish it and watch the impact of this kind of artwork.