François-Henri Galland‘s minimalstic watercolor paintings have wowed me ever since I saw his work for the first time. The French artist reduces his drawings to a minimum and uses only the most necessary colour surfaces. So the viewers have to use their own imagination to complete the well-composed pictures. Bravo!
I’m jealous of Evie Cahir. It seems every day brings another interview and another hundred plus notes on tumblr. Her work is simply divine: intricate, hyper-detailed watercolour and graphite pieces that put the majority of the NGV to shame. Her use of line is exciting, skewing perspective in just the right places to remind you […]
Biophilia is a series of beautifully bizarre watercolor illustrations by artist, Vladimir Stankovic. He labels his works as Natural History Illustrations Studies. The biophilia hypothesis suggests that there is an instinctive bond between human beings and other living systems. The term ‘biophilia’ literally means ‘love of life or living systems’. It was first used by […]
In this music video, the artist combined traditional watercolor techniques with digital effects. Every texture, illustration or letter was painted and scanned several times to achieve this beautiful effect. It took weeks to produce because of the high level of details and the painting effect the artist wanted to achieve. It’s a brilliant combination of […]
Eastern European art has always had a very distinct style. It’s the pure and sharp, sometimes almost brutal style many of them use. Same with Russian illustrator Dima Rebus. His work is pretty frank and critical, no disguise. But you still get a bit of a mystical and vague feeling when you look at his work realizing somehow that there is a lot more hidden in these watercolor illustrations than you thought in first place.
Hermann Mejía started drawing very young, studying comics, including MAD Magazine, that had made their way to Venezuela from America – although he spoke no English at the time. He cites artists such as Sergio Aragonés (author of the wordless Groo the Wanderer strip) and Mort Druckeras as favorites.
I’ve been familiar with Reuben Negron’s work for a number of years, but I was completely taken when I recently saw a selection of watercolors from his two most recent solo exhibitions at Like the Spice Gallery in Williamsburg.
Dean Mitchell is an American fine artist at the absolute top of his game. His poignant, soulful watercolors are a rich slice of the kind of Americana that we see in the great voices of men like Cormac McCarthy and Springsteen, in all its neglected and decaying splendor.
My art is a combination of traditional techniques, like pencil and watercolor, with digital retouching and coloring. It is an exploration of vivid, rich color, and the detail and textures of nature and technology, the jarring of the analogue against the digital, along with the new spectrums, emotions and realities created from this unique relationship.
In her watercolor work Erin Supinski gives the textures and colors inherent to her medium free reign, and the results are breathtaking. Under her eye, everyday objects take on jewel like intensity that allows them to be seen as if for the first time. Her compositions are a study in restraint, and a case for how much can be expressed with a few thoughtfully placed artifacts. Also worth checking out is the variety of hand lettering on display at her website.
Check out the work of Bilbao-based artist, Tanya Evangelista. From traditional oils and watercolors cum graphite, to haunting digital imagery and comic. Whisps of Schiele, Klimt, Kahlo, Chagal in harsh colors, poetic x-rays, and bony figures. Startlingly good.
Check out Erin Gallagher’s portrait of Alexis Krauss and Derek E. Miller of Sleigh Bells. Her voice is like crystal and his guitar shreds. Perfect combo!
Illustrator Felipe Merida explores a combination of fine line patterns, burst of color and silhouette. The speed and ease of pen and ink allows him to draw spontaneously on his daily commute between New York and Philly.
I go to the sea where the land disappears, and the clouds stack up, and the elements fight for supremacy. Although I work in a variety of media, these pieces are more lightly done using acrylic or watercolor paints, with some pen and ink.