These micro tattoos are so small, even Grandma would approve (probably)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 30 April 2015

Gone are the days when you had to settle for an enormous tattoo across your arm to make a statement (live and learn, I guess). Instead, those that want to make a statement without inking prime real estate on their bodies can grab a micro tattoo.

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This majestic landscape was completed by one artist using not brushes but a pair of skates

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 10 April 2015

Before you start imagining what sort of huge brushes Tian Haisu had used for her mega 13 metres (43 feet) tall by six metres (20 feet) wide painting of a Chinese landscape, stop. It was actually painted by skates she put on which have been adapted to hold a pot of paint attached to the wheels.

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This man inked his birthmark patches into a fictitious world map and it looks kinda cool

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By Kenny Ong in News on Thursday 9 April 2015

Mathematician and engineer Mneneon recently traced the edges of the birthmarks on his hand and arm with a fine-tipped pen. The result kinda resembles a hand-drawn map of a fictitious world, with huge land masses and vast oceans separating them. In any case, he recalled that ‘the first fictional maps I remember comparing my birthmark to were of Middle Earth’.

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These cats are painted in all their inky gloriousness with only black watercolours and ink

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 13 February 2015

Using only black watercolours and ink, Serbian artist Endre Penovac leaves me absolutely gobsmacked with his wonderful, fluffy renditions of black cats.

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These matching tattoo designs are utterly cool and romantic

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By Kenny Ong in New Design on Thursday 2 October 2014

Diamonds may be forever but in the case of some till-death-do-us-part couples, tattoos that come in matching sets will do just fine. Possibly one of the best bonding experience a couple can ever have is to go get tattoos together. If the pain doesn’t kill them, it makes their love stronger.

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Hauntingly beautiful images of faces blended with ink in water

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 9 July 2014

South African artist Chris Slabber has created an exquisite series of images using pigmented ink and paint falling through water. Slabber captures incredibly detailed images of the liquid plumes with high-speed photography and digitally manipulates them, blending in faces and figures. Recently exhibited at KKNK 2014, an Afrikaans-language art festival in Oudtshoorn SA, the series is eerily beautiful yet deceptively simple.

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Intricate cityscape drawings done from memory by Stefan Bleekrode

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By Stefan Bleekrode in New Art on Monday 25 November 2013

These cityscape drawings by Stefan Bleekrode are deceptively realistic images of well-known existing and imaginary cities the world over. Although drawn in a seemingly realistic manner further enhanced by the use of light and shade whenever possible, most drawings also present themselves as highly accurate architectural and perspective studies. All drawings he made so far were done entirely from memory and executed using ink and watercolour.

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Wooden still life: Ink wash series by Adam Busby

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By Lost At E Minor in New Art on Thursday 15 August 2013

Drift wood in itself is not so interesting, but taken out of its surroundings and translated to paper using only a brush and black ink, these unique sculptural pieces come to life. This new still life series by Adam Busby at Buzz Studios is so clean and crisp and yet has a depth that is […]

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Cady Bogart: a self-taught ink pen artist from Seattle

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By Cady Bogart in New Illustration on Wednesday 17 July 2013

Swords, skulls, and daggers are key ingredients in Seattle artist Cady Bogart‘s illustrations. This young artist draws black and white, incredibly detailed, ink pen drawings inspired by everything from traditional tattoo flash to hand lettering.

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J.D. Doria’s ink-photography-technology combination art

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By Gili Karev in New Art on Wednesday 19 June 2013

It’s an eye, it’s a silhouette, it’s a molecular cosmology! Actually no, it’s artist J.D. Doria’s awesome ink-photography-technology combination that makes tiny images look like the nucleus of universal structures as we know them. Doria uses a combination of acrylic, ink, glass colours and water on paper, then captures fragments of these amorphous creatures with […]

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New stencil work by Melbourne’s Thirty60

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By Lachlan in New Art on Friday 20 July 2012

Thirty60 is a Melbourne-based artist and designer. He creates images with traditional watercolour masking techniques on paper, stone and wood. The technique allows for one chance to create the artwork, with the end result determined by how the ink reacts with the painting surface. His work can be described as a fusion between street and fine art.

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Ghostly illustrations by Lars Henkel

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By Melissa Kojima in New Illustration on Wednesday 18 April 2012

Lars Henkel has received awards and recognition from around the world for his vintage inspired ink and digital illustrations with a ghostly and ethereal look. Each illustration seems to be a glimpse through the fog or a clue to a mysterious past. This mysterious quality keeps me coming back for more, hoping to find the answers, but knowing the mystery is the answer itself.

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New paintings by Erin Please

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By Erin Please in New Art on Wednesday 14 September 2011

Erin Please began painting graffiti at the age of thirteen, inspired by its range and immediacy. Applying the same DIY ethos to the rest of his output, he spent his teenage years creating underground fanzines and teaching himself various artistic techniques.

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Architectural drawings by Ben Kafton

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By Ben Kafton in New Art on Friday 9 September 2011

Ben Kafton lives in Utah. He draws architectural drawings and silkscreen prints them on large sheets of paper.

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Laura Wesson

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By Laura in New Illustration on Wednesday 6 July 2011

Laura Wesson is a British illustrator. In 2008, she graduated from the University of Westminster, London, with a degree in Illustration and now lives and works in Australia where her love for all things fashion fuels and inspires her designs.

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