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Owls in Chinese style paintings by Huang Yongyu

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Suspicious. Insolent. Wistful. Chinese artist Huang Yongyu captures all these varied stances of owls in his ink paintings. I like Huang’s bold take on traditional Chinese painting.

See more of the artist’s work here.

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Sketchbook inspiration: Stella Im Hultberg

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Today’s inspiration is the sketchbook of Brooklyn-based artist Stella Im Hultberg.

See a previous post of her work here - “Faces of Stella Im Hultberg.”

 

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Sketchbook inspiration: graphite drawings of friends on a Moleskine by Thomas Cian

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Some sensitively rendered portraits by Milan based artist Thomas Cian. Cian uses graphite pencil on Moleskine sketchbooks to draw his friends. See more of the artist’s work on his tumblr site.

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Drawings by Cristina Galeote

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Some nice drawings by Cristina Galeote. See more of Galeote’s work on her website.

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Animal illustrations by Barry Falls

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Today I’m enjoying the animal-centric whimsical illustrations of Belfast, Northern Ireland based artist Barry Falls.

In his website, Falls writes that his “work is an exploration of hand-drawn marks, textures, and imperfect repetition, and is inspired by everything from popular culture – movies, music, television – to tiny details half remembered from everyday life.”

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Sketchbook inspiration: Erika Kuhn

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Some inspiring drawings from the sketchbook of Erika Kuhn. See much more of Kuhn’s work here.

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Sketchbook inspiration: bears by Lieke van der Vorst

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I love these bear sketches by Helmond, Netherlands based artist Lieke van der Vorst. Clearly, Lieke has great affection for this creature.

For more work by the artist, see “Illustrations of the animals in our everyday lives by Lieke van der Vorst.”

“Motherland” drawings by Annie Owens

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Annie Owens creates characters with spunk. A girl wading through a stream with a goat in her arms. A woman wearing a skeptical gaze with hair whipped into the air. The Richmond, California based artist says her inspiration comes from “the nagging desire to connect with her roots and the various encounters along the way.“ . . . → Read More: “Motherland” drawings by Annie Owens

Abstract landscapes done in watercolors by Eva Lundsager

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Ascendosphere 1, watercolor and sumi ink on paper, 12″ x 9″, 2008

Some abstract landscapes done in watercolors by Boston based artist Eva Lundsager. The bold bright colors simmer like molten rocks inside a volcano.

See more of Lundsager’s work on her website.

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Charcoal drawings by Donald Sultan

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Some charcoal drawings by Donald Sultan. Known for using simple iconography in large-scale still life paintings, Sultan’s signature style is also evident in these drawings.

The artist’s work was recently shown in “Echos” at the Galerie Piece Unique in Paris, France (October 10 – December 13, 2013).

 

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