I love seeing how artists represent animals and humans using silhouettes. Some are quite simple while others are more elaborate. Here are a few wonderful examples found at theanimalarium.blogspot.com. Album des Herzogs von Schwerin, 1750 Simplicity is always in style! Arthur Rackam, from Cinderella, 1919, thanks to art.crazed Cover of V.J.Stanek’s Introducing Monkeys, thanks to Freaky Fauna Unknown artist, The Monkey Celebrating with … Read more
Origami is the art of folding paper, so what’s it called when one creates a digital representation of the meticulous paper art? Whatever it is, artist Jeremy Kool has mastered it in his series entitled The Paper Fox. Kool brilliantly displays paper sculptures of all types of wildlife. The Australia-based graphic designer’s digital illustrations range from … Read more
I find this somewhat c-r-e-e-p-y… so of course I had to share. REMEMBER WHEN YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER WAS RUINED BY A MOVIE? THIS IS SO MUCH WORSE. What did Tyrion Lannister look like before he was played by Peter Dinklage? Who was Hermione Granger before being cast by Emma Watson? I don’t remember. Whatever … Read more
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.
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
Brainpickings.org is a fun site! I enjoyed their listing of the Best Food Books of 2011 - so I posted it below. Enjoy eyeballing all the beautiful visuals, fellow foodies! Written by Maria Popova From farm life to molecular gastronomy, or what The Beatles have to do with the history of menu design. After the year’s best … Read more