This guy’s attention to detail is remarkable! He states that he mostly works with pen, pencil and sculpture, and has just recently turned to photography, but I find all of the work unique and engaging. I invite you to check it out @ heikkileis.ee.
This is a nice recreation of the Mona Lisa, right? Now look closer: [detail] The drawing is actually a mash-up of thousands of doodles–of giggling dogs and buxom bunnies and amorphous alien creatures–painstakingly rendered to capture the likeness of the Mona Lisa. It’s like a happy marriage of Leonardo da Vinci and James Thurber.The … Read more
More talent! London-based artist Mark Powell has chosen the backs of old envelopes as a canvas for these delicately rendered portraits of the elderly, using nothing more than a standard Bic Biro pen to create the delicate folds and wrinkles of their skin. I love everything about these. See much more of his work here and he sells a … Read more
Artist and photographer Sarah Esteje illustrates these wonderful portraits of animals using nothing more than a standard Bic pen. You can learn a bit more about the artist over on Beware and click through the drawings above to see some larger versions. Via ThisIsColossal.com
Wow!! Absolutely beautiful! Artist Steven Spazuk began his career as many artists do, a gradual transition from sketching and drawing to watercolor and acrylic painting. In the 1980s he began using an airbrush and found himself fascinated by the smooth gradients created by the finely sprayed paint. Then, in 2001 an idea struck: what would happen if … Read more
These are always fun to revisit. (And it’s nice to note that not all animation looks like Disney’s.) by Margaret Eby Wilco’s new video for “Dawned on Me” combines some of the things dearest to our hearts: Jeff Tweedy and old black-and-white Popeye shorts. It’s a clip that’s both fun and visually interesting, not to mention the first … Read more
I used to see air shows with my dad as a kid and loved walking through the planes, seeing all the controls, and meeting the enthusiasts. Even recently I visited the Air & Space museum in San Diego with my uncle and brother, and ate up the stories my uncle had about when he flew … Read more