Artist Guy Whitby recently shared these digital images of Nelson Mandela composed from pictures of keys from the keyboards of various devices, such as calculators, typewriters and phones.
Whitby is well-known for creating art using images of everyday items like buttons, condoms, shoes, teddy bears, and more. About his work, he writes, “I want . . . → Read More: Photo-manipulated portraits of Nelson Mandela by Guy Whitby
Raw and whimsical. “Portrait of childhood” is a mixed-media series depicting scenes from childhood by Belgrade, Serbia based artist Jelena Dugalic Milasinovic.
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South Korea based artist Jeong Woo Jae explores the bond between human and animal in his series “The Girl and Her Dog.” Playing with scale, Jae inverts the typical relationship between dog and owner. In these images, a girl and her dramatically oversized dog go about an ordinary day: riding a bus, sitting in . . . → Read More: Paintings of a very large dog by Jeong Woo Jae
Ontario, Canada based illustrator Ani Castillo creates compelling characters living in imaginary worlds. Castillo is really good at creating textures using very fine lines. Lovely!
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Broken Face No.425, Original Collage on paper, Size: 11.7 x 8.3 in
“Broken Faces” is a personal art project started by Tokyo-based illustrator and collage artist Takahiro Kimura. Since 1991, Kimura has been creating mixed-media portraits using collage to intentionally distort the facial features and head proportions as a means of conveying the “complicated nature of . . . → Read More: “Broken Faces” mixed-media work by Takahiro Kimura
Tel Aviv based artist Lena Revenko is really good at painting portraits with patterns upon patterns. Her work crosses the boundary between reality, absurdism and fantasy, Lovely!
Revenko’s work is currently showing at the Hariviera Gallery (Ben Gurion St. X Nordau St., Bat Yam, Israel) in the group exhibition “Afrodita is searching for a . . . → Read More: Portraits and patterns by Lena Revenko
I love looking through the sketchbook pages of UK based artist Ian Sidaway. The details drawn with such fine lines are amazing. See much more of Sidaway’s work on his sketching blog.
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“Strigiformes” acrylic on maple panel, 2013 12″ x 16″
Marin, Califonia based artist Tiffany Bozic just opened her second solo show at the FFDG in San Francisco. “Sense of Wonder” features 50 recent small and large paintings on wood. Each work depicts Bozic’s surreal view of nature rendered tightly in amazing detail.
How does . . . → Read More: “Sense of Wonder” paintings by Tiffany Bozic at the FFDG in San Francisco
In the series “#NEWSERIE,” Chile-based mixed media artist Jose Romussi uses a needle and thread to embroider over portraits of women. Flowers, masks and spirals obscure and embellish their faces. Lovely!
For more work by Romussi, see Embroidered photographs of dancers by Jose Romussi.”
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These lively portraits are by Morgan Davidson, a 21-year old Illustration major at Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida. I especially like looking at her process where she layers color upon color to create depth as well as the vivid forms. From her website, Davidson writes, “My passion lies in saturated colored pencil . . . → Read More: Colored pencil portraits by Morgan Davidson