London-based artist Mark Powell creates phenomenal ink pen portraits of the elderly. He expertly captures their expressions while rendering the cracks and folds in their experienced, aged faces with deft artistry. What sets his collection of works apart is the canvas on which he draws on. Instead of using a normal sketchbook, Powell draws on discarded envelopes, making an important… Continue
Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on January 10, 2012 at 10:30am —
We just can't seem to get enough of artist Joe Black. Recently, we posted about his stunning child soldier piece and have since discovered more of his fantastic work. Playing off the same pointillistic effect, these pieces all use painted buttons to complete a…
Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on January 4, 2012 at 1:30pm —
Vincent Van Gogh
Artist Molly B. Right has made an impressive series of portraits using the unique medium of bottle caps. By first starting off with a painted figure on a piece of sheet metal, Right then attaches the caps so that they overlap, causing a scaling effect. These bottle cap can date anywhere from the 1930's to the 70's. Great care is taken so that no glue shows and they are covered in a transparent glaze to help… Continue
Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 29, 2011 at 7:30am —
As part of a land art contest
held in Quebec, Canada, ten artists from around all around North America came together to create some stunning art. One of the standouts was this incredible portrait of Steve Jobs made entirely out of apples. After learning about his passing, artist… Continue
Added by alice on October 25, 2011 at 12:00pm —
While designers are putting up poster after poster to help with Japan's disaster recovery, still others are looking for creative ways to give. Artist Diem Chau, who you may remember as the talented crayon sculptor
, just announced her own, unique way.
"I'd like to make a humble… Continue
Added by alice on March 16, 2011 at 11:00am —
"Most people are drawn to the portraits because they have something different about them (from a distance especially). Seeing them in person is a whole different feel than seeing the photograph. They have a sense of depth that the photo can't capture."
- Andrew Myers
Meet Andrew Myers, one of the most patient modern-day sculptors around. This Laguna Beach, California-based… Continue
Added by alice on February 24, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Kenji Aoki took this magnificent shot of a live 5 ft. bluefin tuna for a New York Times cover story. The body of the fish looks incredible, almost like we're looking at the earth from outer space.
Aoki does not rely on retouching and his work requires minimal post production. He recently moved from Tokyo to New York in early November 2010.
via [… Continue
Added by Eugene on February 2, 2011 at 11:30am —
Love this creative idea...a faceless family portrait! It was taken by the self-described "insanely happy interior designer and photographer" Lori Andrews (aka the 10 Cent Designer). Lori took this photo of her clients and then had it blown up very large for the kitchen. Interestingly, since Lori is a photographer and interior designer, she also worked on spiffing up her client's house! For the… Continue
Added by alice on February 1, 2011 at 8:00am —
One of the most beautiful portrait shots I have ever seen. Photo by Matthew Priestley
Added by alice on January 23, 2011 at 9:00am —
"This is a quasi self portrait of my formative years," says artist Mike Mitchell
via daily… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 23, 2010 at 1:30am —
Kasey McMahon created this provocative self-portrait using steel, CAT5 and other data cables. Titled “Connected,” the life-size sculpture is perhaps a graphic representation of how our society is bound by digital culture.…
Added by Eugene on April 30, 2010 at 10:00am —