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Rashad Alakbarov Paints with Shadows and Light. This is kind of flying all over the internet right now, but I couldn’t resist sharing.

Rashad Alakbarov Paints with Shadows and Light

Artist Rashad Alakbarov from Azerbaijan uses suspended translucent objects and other found materials to create light and shadow paintings on walls. The jaw-dropping light painting above, made with an array of colored airplanes is currently on view at the Fly to Baku exhibition at De Pury Gallery in London through January 29th.

(via art wednesday, fasels suppe) Before I Die. 2011New Orleans, LA Interactive public art project that invites people to share their personal aspirations in public space.

Before I Die

After losing someone she loved and falling into depression, Chang created this experiment on an abandoned house in her neighborhood to create an anonymous place to help restore perspective and share intimately with her neighbors while remaining an introvert. Meant as a singular experiment, the project gained global attention and thanks to passionate people around the world, over 500 Before I Die walls have been created in over 70 countries, including Kazakhstan, Iraq, Haiti, China, Ukraine, Portugal, Japan, Denmark, Argentina, and South Africa. The Before I Die book is a celebration of these walls and the stories behind them. Unsimple Living. Perhaps I should begin this post by introducing you to my mom, also known as Her Ladyship Craftiness…er, Her Royal Craftiness?

Unsimple Living

I’m still working on the title. Regardless, she’s the coolest, most creative and talented woman I know. She can make pretty much anything. Paint Moss Graffiti - Step-by-Step Guides for Offbeat DIY Projects. Sharpie Art - Extreme Sharpie Artwork at WomansDay. Nowadays, Sharpie markers come in more than basic black––they’re available in every color of the rainbow, and in just about every size and shape.

Sharpie Art - Extreme Sharpie Artwork at WomansDay

They’re great for everyday labeling and organizing, but did you know that they could also be used to decorate everything from guitars to fingernails? WD teamed with Sharpie to find the most unique creations from talented artists across the globe. From a Lamborghini turned objet d’art to a wall mural, check out how different artists uncapped their creativity. Rev Your Engines George Ramos spent two weeks on this intricately designed Lamborghini––he used Sharpie markers to create the design and then topped it off with a clear coat of paint to protect the pattern. 90 Incredible Drawings and Pencil Illustrations. Draw a Stickman. Leaf Cut Art by Lorenzo Durán. How to Draw Celtic Knotwork.

The old method These instructions can be followed with pencil and paper or using any computer based drawing or drafting program.

How to Draw Celtic Knotwork

I have used Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, and AutoDesk AutoCad for various projects, but my favorite is Corel Draw. In the tutorial below I show the method that I use in Corel Draw; however, I have deliberately left out program-specific instructions. I did this to make the instructions more broadly applicable to work with as many drawing and CAD programs as possible.

This method, like most, begins with drawing the grid. The second step is to draw in the diagonals. Next draw in the connecting curves that will become the edges of the knotwork. Painting on water. 20 awesome examples of street art. The Elements of Drawing - Download free content from Oxford University. How to Draw Flowers and Plants". Flower Image Gallery Publications International, Ltd.Learn how to draw a rose and other flowers and plants with our step-by-step instructions.

How to Draw Flowers and Plants"

Bring out your inner artist as you learn how to draw a rose. See more pictures of flowers. From the deepe­st valleys to the highest mountains, flowers and plants can be found in all shapes, sizes and colors. On the following pages, you can bring out your inner a­rtist as you learn how to draw flowers and plants. The easy, step-by-step instructions on the following pages will teach you how to draw everything from daisies and daffodils to strawberries and spider plants.

Each drawing begins with a few simple shapes printed in red ink. The following steps also show the earlier drawings in black and the new marks and shapes in red. A blank space near each step lets you practice your drawing skills. Original Abstract Tree Painting Textured Red by ChristineKrainock. "Crimson Beauty" Original Abstract Red Tree, Tree of Life Painting, Modern abstract textured palette knife painting.

Original Abstract Tree Painting Textured Red by ChristineKrainock

Big Doodle. Dream Big by Peter Fecteau. The Geek-Art of Blaz Porenta. Illustrator from Slovenia, Blaz Porenta did an incredible job on those super heroes… Check the full article if you don’t want to miss Thor, Iron Man, Hulk and their friends.

The Geek-Art of Blaz Porenta

And bonus track : The 3 Little Pigs and the Red Riding Hood like you’ve never seen them before… Believe me ! And long live the Geek-Art Store ! L’illustrateur Slovène Blaz Porenta a fait un boulot monstrueux sur les super héros de Marvel. Vraiment impressionnant ! Cliquez sur la suite de l’article si vous ne voulez pas manquer ses versions de Thor, Iron Man, Hulk et leurs copains. Via Ufunk. Thx to Dédé !!! » Non classé » The Geek-Art of Blaz Porenta About the Author: Geek-Art.

Staples Art. Your source of daily updated funny pictures and gifs. Keep drawing Video. Illustrations by Nacho Diaz. Light&Spoon - StumbleUpon.

EDIT 11/5/2012: We are no longer selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop.

Light&Spoon - StumbleUpon

We are now focusing on a new jewelry project, so please check that out and we hope you enjoy the tutorial below! Edit: We are now selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop! If you have questions about commissioning your own artwork, please see the shop or email us at lightandspoon@gmail.com. Here’s our contribution to the melted crayon craze on Pinterest. Jumping Colors by Markus Reugels.

Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee. (click images for detail) For the better part of three decades multidisciplinary artist Guy Laramee has worked as a stage writer, director, composer, a fabricator of musical instruments, a singer, sculptor, painter and writer.

Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee

Among his sculptural works are two incredible series of carved book landscapes and structures entitled Biblios and The Great Wall, where the dense pages of old books are excavated to reveal serene mountains, plateaus, and ancient structures. Of these works he says: So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint Romantic landscapes. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. Laramee’s next show will be in April of 2012 at the Galerie d’Art d’Outremont in Montreal.