We generally imagine sandcastles as modest estates formed by countless grains of sand. But for artist Vik Muniz and artist/researcher Marcelo Coelho, they thought the opposite. Taking a minuscule sand particle, they etched an entire castle on it. The process took them nearly four years to perfect, but the results are extraordinary. These detailed images (enlarged as photographs) are…
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After seven long months of work, California-based artist Sean Sullivan finished Grand Pale Maw, an expansive drawing that covered the wall of a hallway in the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) gallery. Using just a black marker, the artist started drawing with the image of a fallen oak tree in his mind, but his imagination quickly took off from there as he painstakingly…
Netherlands-based visual artist and illustrator Redmer Hoekstra draws mind-blowing illustrations that merge together people, animals, and everyday objects in ingenious ways. His detailed illustrations are a fascinating study of contrasts and strange connections between organic and manmade elements, biology and mechanics, living creatures and inanimate objects.
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Are the eyes really the windows to the soul? Looking at Redosking’s hyper-realistic work will make you believe that it’s true. The Texas-based graffiti artist mesmerizes us with his colored pencil eye drawings that beautifully capture light. Their extreme detail is deceptive, and his work looks like photographs rather than illustrations.
Eyes are a common muse for artists, because…Continue
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Artist and self-described storyteller Samuel Gomez has crafted an epic drawing titled Deadpan Comedy. This enormous work is six feet long and five feet tall, and composed of graphite and ink on paper. The drawing is actually the third panel of a triptych, but this particular work is powerful enough to stand on its own. The extreme detail and beautiful, realistic…Continue
Added by Sara Barnes on February 10, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
Using acrylic and color pencils on black paper, Korean artist Kyung Hwan Kwon creates dynamic drawings of bright explosions and threatening figures in the night. Against black paper, the use of shadows is a key element. Kwon only partially outlines his subjects and excludes some details, allowing them to be interpreted by the black of night. This style of drawing…Continue
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Fan of the hit AMC show The Walking Dead? If so, you'll love these new watercolor paintings by artist Christopher Uminga. Almost more impressive than the final product is seeing each piece come together. For resident badass Daryl Dixon, notice how the artist first starts off by drawing with ink and then slowly adds in the details with watercolors. Of…Continue
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Artist Tim Knowles has created a series to highlight not his artistic abilities but the hidden talent of trees. In "Tree Drawings," he whimsically sets up a white surface within reach of a tree's branches and then affixes a writing utensil to the trees. To exhibit the series, he pairs the resulting sketch with a photograph of the set-up that created it.
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Lately, we've been coming across a lot of artwork that, at first glance, look like photographs but are actually drawings. Take for instance, Samuel Silva's gorgeous ballpoint pen portrait of a redheaded girl or…
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I came across this beautiful drawing of elephants by artist Dominique Salm and was intrigued by the materials she used. The large 140 x 87 cm work is drawn in pencil with Kenyan red earth used as a pigment. It shows a family of elephants drinking at a river in Kenya.
As she told Londonist, "With my elephant paintings, I felt I couldn’t capture the red pigmentation of the dust…Continue
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Véronique La Perriére M.'s charcoal drawings are surreal and almost a bit creepy, yet one can't help but to continue to look at them and wonder what's going on. La Perriére describes her art by saying, "My artistic practice is choreographed around questions that relate to memory, perception and identity. Through the medium of drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation and video,…
After one picture of a LEGO street painting was posted on Reddit, the Internet took over, making it a sensation online. Created for the Sarasota Chalk Festival in Florida, this amazing mashup of Legos and Terracotta warriors is magnificent in every sense of…
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