These images of eyes are not photos, they’re drawings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 18 March 2014

What you are looking at is not the product of a camera, but of the talented hands of Texas-based graffiti artist ‘Redosking’. He specializes in drawing hyperrealistic illustrations, capable of describing his subjects just by showing their eye and the surrounding skin.

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Food painted to look like other food

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 14 March 2014

It’s Not What It Seems is a series by artist Hikaru Cho that involves food, art, and deception. The talented Japanese artist applies acrylic paints to transform food into other kinds of food. For instance, what may look like a cucumber is actually a well-camouflaged banana upon closer inspection. She also turned a tomato into a tangerine, and an egg into an eggplant.

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If the styles of famous artists became architecture

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Saturday 8 March 2014

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.

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Helmets of famous pop culture characters made from one unbroken line

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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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Remarkable Inverted Art that can only be seen as negatives: we interviewed the artist

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 4 March 2014

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]

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Interview with brilliant crayon sculptor, Hoang Tran

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 27 February 2014

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]

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Funny yet terrifying rope masks by Betrjan Pot

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 26 February 2014

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.

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LOTR’s Minas Tirith recreated using 420,000 match sticks

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 26 February 2014

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 […]

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Disturbing and bloody sculptures by Korean artist Dongwook Lee

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 21 February 2014

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 […]

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An alphabet inspired by the landmarks of European cities

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 20 February 2014

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.

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Breathtaking photorealist-surrealist artworks by Jono Dry

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 20 February 2014

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 […]

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Beautiful Bubble Art by Tomoya Matsuura

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 18 February 2014

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.

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Royal cats in classical oil paintings! We interviewed the artist behind the series

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 18 February 2014

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]

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Hundreds of strands of polymer clay combine to create amazing portraits

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 15 February 2014

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 […]

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City life and vibrant colours drawn onto sheet music

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 12 February 2014

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.

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