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Paintings of interiors by Liza Hirst

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I like these paintings of interiors by London based artist Liza Hirst. Hirst is an extremely prolific artist – painting figures, still-lifes, urban landscapes, animals and more. See her extensive portfolio on Daily Painters.

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Drawings of children with big heads by Stefan Zsaitsits

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The children in these drawings have a lot of things running through their oversized  heads. Vienna based illustrator Stefan Zsaitsits inhabits the youngsters with cacti, the ruins of a graveyard, a haunted house.

See more of the artist’s work on: “Pencil illustrations of heads by Stefan Zsaitsits.”

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Portraits by Petroula Krigkou

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I like these whimsical portraits by Athens, Greece based artist Petroula Krigkou. See much more of Krigou’s work on her Behance site.

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Patterns painted by Terrence Payne

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Minneapolis based artist Terrence Payne creates patterns based upon unusual motifs. In Payne’ large scale oil pastel drawings, spotted frogs, chickens and women’s faces spread rhythmically across the paper. The artist is currently applying his talents to creating a new line of wallpaper at Hygge & West.

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Portrait paintings by Kris Knight

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“Just finished crying,” “Haven’t slept for a few days,” “Leave me alone.” These are the type of phrases I would expect to hear from the lips of Canadian artist Kris Knight‘s subjects. Or, they might just as well remain silent; the piercing eyes, pink noses and shadow-lined faces contain their secrets.

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Sketchbook inspiration: Francesco Chiacchio

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I like these scratchy sketches by Francesco Chiacchio. See more of Chiacchio’s sketches on his tumble site.

If you like this artist’s style, check out the work of Filip Peraic too.

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Collages combining anatomical imagery and botanicals by Travis Bedel

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Artist Travis Bedel takes illustrations of anatomical imagery from science guides and textbooks, and embeds botanical imagery around them. Chrysanthemums cluster inside crevices, vines sprout from veins. Bedel cuts and pastes these disparate elements forming seamless finished pieces.

See more of the artist’s work on his tumblr site.

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Hyper-realistic portrait drawings in pencil by Giacomo Burattini

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Facial pores, lip creases, errant hairs and tiny air bubbles. In his drawing entitled “Apnocea,” artist Giacomo Burattini captures them all using graphite pencils, black colored pencil and charcoal on watercolor paper.  (btw: apnoea means the suspension of external breathing)

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Border crossing as expressed by the book art of Monique Janssen-Belitz

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The Border Crossed Me – Migrants by Monique Janssen-Belitz | Inside view: watercolor, crayon, acrylic ink, raffia, 2010

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New Mexico based artist Monique Janssen-Belitz explores the theme of border crossing and migrants. Inspired by the magnificent scenery of her . . . → Read More: Border crossing as expressed by the book art of Monique Janssen-Belitz

Dreams of jellyfish painted by 周范 Zhou Fan

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Chinese artist Zhou Fan has created this series of paintings based on dreams he had as a child of jellyfish floating in the sky. In these dreams some of the jellyfish fell to the ground on parachutes and became mushrooms. Zhou does a masterful job of visually recreating his childhood reveries in vivid detail . . . → Read More: Dreams of jellyfish painted by 周范 Zhou Fan