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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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
Some gorgeous charcoal drawings by Joseph Loughborough. Dark and defiant.
Last month (October 2013) Loughborough’s work was shown at the Moniker Art Fair in London.
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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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I love the energy in these images. Armed with pen and ink, San Francisco based artist Hilla Hueber creates gestural figures moving amid a backdrop of geometric shapes and patterns. Do the shapes represent an urban landscape? In her artist’s statement, the German-raised artist writes that her work “came together as a dialogue about . . . → Read More: 2013 San Francisco Open Studio Artist: Hilla Hueber
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
Holding up my thoughts, handmade watercolor on paper, framed size 15 7/8 in. x 17 7/8 in., 2005
Today I’m admiring the work of Heather Smith Jones. Smith Jones combines watercolor, graphite and gouche to create abstract forms on paper. Dots, lines, and blotches of color meld into one another like pieces in a . . . → Read More: Abstract drawings by Heather Smith Jones
Working with the monks from the Chung Tian Temple in Brisbane, Charwei Tsai inscribed Chinese text onto living mushrooms for the installation called ‘Mushroom Mantra.’
From her website, the Paris and Taipei based artist writes, “… Tsai grounds her self and art practice in a sense of (national / Taiwanese) identity and the consequent implications. Geographical, social . . . → Read More: Chinese text written on living mushrooms by Charwei Tsai
UK based artist Karolina Szymkiewicz immortalizes the exquisite movement of dancers. Spinning, twisting, bending. No motion is too fast, or extreme, for Szymkiewicz to capture, stroke by stroke with pencil upon paper.
From Szymkiewicz’s website: “Personally, my drawings are a study of how the human body in motion can create highly intense imagery. I am . . . → Read More: Karolina Szymkiewicz captures dance movements with pencil drawings