I love the free and confident hand of Tina Berning. She makes drawing look so easy. The Berlin based artist and illustrator is known for her fashion illustrations though her work transcends fashion, and actually delves into the subject of women in the media. Read an interview with Berning in “Trust Your Style.”
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“Beyond the Menagerie” Graphite, markers and ink on paper.
Sydney born, London based artist Kareena Zerefos has an uncanny knack for capturing the magical connection between children and animals. Using graphite, markers and ink on paper, Zerefos renders her subjects with exquisite detail.
From the artist’s website, “She (Kareena Zerefos) has an unhealthy obsession . . . → Read More: Drawings of metamorphoses by Kareena Zerefos
Some crazy intense line drawings by Moscow, Russia based illustrator Vasilj Godzh. Flowers, people, and abstract forms. Godzh breathes life into them one line at a time. See more of his work on Behance.
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On this Holy Eve – wishing you a Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukka! Joyous Kwanzaa! Feliz Navidad! If I missed naming your Holiday, it was purely unintentional.
Love&Peace, EyeSwoon, Editor of “Made In Slant”
P.S. The illustration in this post is by Finnish designer Klaus Haapaniemi.
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Maine based artist Sarah Yakawonis has been mad about quilling since she discovered it in 2010. Here are some images from her series of anatomical illustrations. After creating twelve painstakingly accurate quilled anatomical pieces she has moved on into doing mixed-media (with quilling) illustrations of celebrities. You can see her latest work on her . . . → Read More: Quilled anatomical cross-sections by Sarah Yakawonis
Pencil on a Bartholomew map of Galloway, exhibited at Ink Spot Studio Owners’ Exhibition 2012
Technology may be making paper maps obsolete, but artists are re-discovering their usefulness in other contexts. Illustrator Ed Fairburn uses maps as texture for human skin. With ink, Fairburn creates portraits where the density of roads leading into a . . . → Read More: Ed Fairburn discovers portraits on maps
The Gathering (Dizzy Gillespie, Mary Lou Williams, Hank Jones, tadd Dameron), acrylic on wood panel, 30″ x 24″, 2012
San Francisco artist Ian Johnson brings jazz to the forefront with his solo exhibition of paintings at the Park Life Gallery in San Francisco. Using photographs as source images, Johnson renders the jazz greats, as . . . → Read More: “Straight Ahead” by Ian Johnson at Park Life Gallery in San Francisco
Annette Schröter, Mein Freund der Baum, 2010, Papierschnitt, 92 x 72 cm
Some lovely paper-cut works to start off your week. Using imagery of fences, walls and explosions, Germany based artist Annette Schröter creates these compelling illustrations.
Im Nebel, 2009, Papierschnitt, 92 x 75 cm
(left) Schweißtuch, 2009, Papierschnitt, 92 x 72 cm . . . → Read More: Paper cuts by Annette Schröter
I’ve always enjoyed the fashion photography of Free People, and now I am admiring the personal creative work of one of their photographers Alexandra Valenti. Handpainting bright colors over vintage-style fashion photos, the Austin-based artist breathes new life into these images.
In an interview with Hook and Line Magazine, Valenti says, “When we are . . . → Read More: Mixed media works by Alexandra Valenti
Artist Calvin Nicholls cuts and glues paper to create these highly detailed works of various forms of wildlife. Nicholls begins by preparing a rigid form of the basic shape from heavy weight paper. Then in order to duplicate his drawings, the artist cuts the individual components from a variety of papers selected by weight and texture. . . . → Read More: Paper cut works by Calvin Nicholls