Scottish artist Douglas McDougall creates fantastically photorealistic drawings using charcoal as his primary medium but then he textures each work using scalpel blades, sharply cut erasers and coarse sandpaper. The detail to each piece is mind-blowing, especially when it comes to facial hair and weathered skin.
What effect does scratching the artwork…Continue
Added by alice on August 19, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
American artist Hilary Brace creates dramatic black and white charcoal drawings that seem immense and immeasurable. Created on small, postcard-sized canvases, the images have a photographic quality to them which allows viewers to instantly associate the places with realistic images of cloud-filled skies. However, Brace also complements that familiarity with a touch of the unexpected, as the…
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Matthew Weatherstone's oil paintings and charcoal works in his series "The Disconnect" elegantly illustrate his theme with soft color palettes and smooth images. His work "explores ideas of human disconnectedness to the natural environment, genuine human community and relationship, faith and death."
The Sydney-based artist captures these feelings well with the contrast of industrial…Continue
Can you believe Judith Braun used her bare hands to finger-paint this spectacular landscape painting? The artist used her signature style of finger-painting for the latest addition to her Fingerings series. Employing her method, which basically involves covering her fingers in grounded…
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You may remember some older posts where I rave about one of our favorite restaurants, Gyu-Kaku. They serve some of the best meat in town that you get to grill over charcoal flames. Taka, the manager, sent me a very nice email letting me know about some great holiday deals!