Wood Art – Meni Chatzipanagiotou

Kubo and the Two Strings

“Go Behind the scenes of the new Laika Studios Kubo and the Two Strings in 3 new Making Of showing their process, mixing technology & Stop Motion. Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior.”

-> See more about the making of here.

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PEJAC – “LAW OF THE WEAKEST”

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“Showing a comprehensive body of work that ranges from sculptures, installations, drawings to wide scope of different canvas pieces, the Barcelona-based artist proved all the high expectations about this show to be completely grounded. His unique blend of knowledge, witty creativity and massive artistic talent, resulted in strong and large body of work that speaks volumes. Tackling some of the most sensitive subjects, the pieces comment on environmental, political, economical or social issues that everyone can recognize. Using unexpected twists, visual illusions or bizarre paradoxes, Pejac creates images that attract attention and get the mind working. Pieces often include familiar imagery, whether from every day life or art history, and twist them around in order to pass on a strong message. Subtle yet powerful, the entire body of work consisting of over 30 pieces surely deserves the attention it is getting. Cleverly installed in a coherent showing, the entire exhibition has almost a narrative feel from the effective ball pit installation at the beginning until the “last” contemporary take on the iconic photograph of Buddhist monk self-immolation. —Sasha Bogojev” Via Juxtapoz

I’m on Etsy! Custom Drawings!

I am now selling my artwork and custom original drawings on Etsy! Please check out my shop!

 

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Peter Aurisch – Tattoos

 

 

 

 

 

 

More at his site.

Justine Ashbee – Illustrations

 

 

 

 

 

More at the portfolio site.

Pat Perry – Illustrations

 

 

 

 

 

More at the portfolio site.

Matt Lyon – Illustrations

 

 

 

 

 

More at his site.

Smurf Sighting – Nate Hallinan

 

Country: USA

Software: Photoshop

What if Smurfs were real?

The Smurf is actually the result of a symbiotic relationship between two organisms. We believe that Smurfs put their ’embryos’ in the button of a developing mushroom. From a distance, Smurfs seem like they are wearing a hat and pants but as you can see this is a fallacy. The fungus provides camouflage and protective epidermal layers for the creature, while the creature provides nutrients and mobility for the spreading of spores.

Smurfs are believed to be a hunter gatherer society. As you can see, this little guy is returning from a successful venture. It is generally difficult to spot a Smurf; they are very apprehensive and cunning. Sadly though, it is rumored that they are hunted for their medicinal properties. It’s hard to determine but it is thought that there are not many colonies of Smurf left. More at CGTalk.

Blue Goose Food Branding

Glennz Illustration Process

Ileana Surducan – Silent Comics

Kenji Alucky – Stipple Tattoos

Great Doodlers

Irvin Ranada

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Kerby Rosanes

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Lisa Krasse

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Jim Bradshaw

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Sagaki Keita

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Ernst Haeckel – Plant Forms in Nature

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Tugboat Printshop – The Moon

The illustration of the moon was first drawn with a pen onto a piece of 3/4″ birch plywood incorporating various topographical features of the actual moon. See more at Tugboat Printshop.

Manabu Ikeda – Monumental Pen and Ink Drawings

Ikeda works in areas measuring roughly 4″ square, spending eight hours a day, often for years, on a single drawing that can eventually dominate an entire wall.

Nate Hallinan – Smurf Sighting

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Alexis Kadonsky – Furry Monster Digital Painting

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My character concept for my first 3D fur usage in Maya.

Digital Painting

Check out more at www.alexiskadonsky.com

and at my Facebook page, I would love some feedback!

Ed Fairburn – Map Portraits

 

 

 

 

Vasilis Avramidis – Surreal Paintings

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Dirk Dzimirsky – Drawings

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When you first see these images, you will immediately believe that you are looking at a photograph. But, on the contrary, the detailed black and white portraits in front of you are actually impressive line drawings by artist Dirk Dzimirsky. Using photographs as his inspiration, the artist sets up basic proportions and then draws layer upon layer to get these undeniably realistic faces.

Dzimirsky first started drawing in this style because he says, “It was a direct reaction to the beauty mania in the media, the ongoing removal of human imperfections. You can’t see a non-photoshopped image in magazines these days,” and he believes that those kinds of images are “like anti-art because it just lies to [people].”

As a result, Dzimirsky draws what he sees, and includes everything from blemishes, to gray hairs, to wrinkles. Through light and shadow, and layers of lines, dots, and textures, he builds natural representations of expressive human faces that portray a certain reality and capture the emotional essence of each figure. Via MyModernMet.

Bedow and The310Investigator- Money Worlds Made from Country’s Own Currency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hey say that money makes the world go round but these creatively designed maps give that saying a whole new meaning. Swedish design studio Bedow, run by creative director Perniclas Bedow, produced the world map, above, using international coins. Each continent is formed out of the region’s varied native currencies. There is said to be a total of 3,000 coins used for the innovative piece.

Alternatively, redditor The310Investigator created a world map featuring paper currency. With the handy use of photo manipulation, the artist was able to cut the different banknotes into the shape of their respective countries and piece them together like a giant money jigsaw puzzle. After the artist’s 12 hours of digital labor, we’re treated to a map that showcases what a colorful world we live in! Via MyModernMet.

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Andrew Salgado – Oil Portraits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Salgado from London has completed a number of new works in advance of his second solo show, The Misanthrope, which opens at Beers.Lambert this October 11, 2012.