The real life models for Classic Pin-Up paintings A series of comparisons between the classic pinup girls and photos that have served as models for achieving them;) via Mesmerizing Mixed Media Portraits (12 total) Using a variety of different tools including a bic pen, watercolors and Chinese ink, artist Florian Nicolle creates amazing, mixed media portraits. After a rigorous amount of drawing and painting, she then adds texture and detail using Photoshop. As she explains to us, "I try to create an image that retains its freshness of the first paint stroke, the expressions of the line have to be very free and spontaneous..I draw a picture as if I wrote a text, with the same tool, the same freedom, with erasures, lines, scribbles etc..." While she doesn't necessarily have a favorite piece, she admires the work of graphic designers and illustrators such as Russ Mills, Martijn Van Dam, Kxx, Peter Jaworowski, Joshua M. Smith, Barral Fabien, Michael Kutsche, and Adam Haynes.
20 Amazing Watercolor Masterpieces This is the first of its kind post on Designzzz. The reason this subject of watercolor paintings is selected because these paintings cannot carry as much detail as other routine oil or digital paintings. That is due to the fact that watercolours are not that sophisticated with gradients and swirls. This aspect makes it the most aspiring brand of art, hence we are sharing a collection 20 watercolor paintings from all over the internet. And as usual, all the image names are properly linked back to the sources, just click them if you would like a large scale image. What do you think about these kind of posts?
Incredible Pencil Drawings These wax pencil drawings are part of Christina Empedocles’s latest art show entitled, “A Unified Theory of Everything.” Her work will be exhibited from April 5th to 28th at the David B. Smith Gallery in Denver, Colorado. Images courtesy David B Smith Gallery, © Christina Empedocles Link via Surfstation Body Painting by Craig Tracy Article by James Pond I am the owner of Pondly.com / art lover / electrical engineer / software developer / MBA in e-business student. I blog for pleasure and love to share my Internet findings. Web site: Body painting is form of art in which Craig Tracy excels.
Crazy Illustrations By Chow Hon Lam Chow Hon Lam is a t-shirt designer and a humorous illustrator from Malaysia. He has been completed this crazy project called Flying Mouse 365, which is create 1 design per day. I hope his illustrations can bring some smile and entertainment to the world. About the author Garden "Garden" - ink, watercolor and gouache on paper - 10" x 10" Artwork © Lawrence Yang 2010 my blog | my site | purchase inquiries
Natural Pools or Swimming Ponds - StumbleUpon Natural Pools or Natural Swimming Ponds (NSPs) Let nature clean the water... Chemical-free water garden and swimming pool. The plant portion, or regeneration zone, is separated from the swimming area by the wall seen a few inches below the water’s surface. www.naturalswimmingpools.com The pools have skimmers and pumps that circulate the water through the regeneration zone and back into the swimming area. The aquatic plants filter out contaminants and use nutrients from the water as food which helps prevent algae. Then rocks, such as granite river rock or haydite, to which friendly bacteria attach, act as biological filters. Amazing 3D Drawings Fredo’s artwork looks like it comes to life from a piece of paper. It is outstanding! See also: “Pencil Art: Turn on the Light.”
"Weird Beauty" series by Alexander Khokhlov Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov uses the human face as his canvas for creating graphic, black and white illustrations. From the WiFi icon to the skip of a pulse line across his model's eyes, Khokhlov's vision is extraordinarily unique. Rather than relying on canvas, paper, or any other synthetic material as his foundation, Khokhlov relies on the beauty and lines of the feminine face to form this project, entitled Weird Beauty. The well designed face art, combined with simple and elegant female faces, presents viewers with a complex optical illusion of positive and negative space. page corner bookmarks This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM. I used to believe that a person could never have too many books, or too many bookmarks. Then I moved into an apartment slightly larger than some people’s closets (and much smaller than many people’s garages) and all these beliefs got turned on their naïeve little heads. But what a person can always look for more of is really cool unique bookmarks. Placeholders special enough for the books that are special enough to remain in your culled-out-of-spacial-necessity collection. Page corner bookmarks are cute, practical and deeply under-represented in the world.* They’re easy to make, easy to customize, and will set you apart from all those same-same flat rectangular bookmarks.
Floppy Disk Art by Nick Gentry Each floppy disk used in Nick Gentry’s paintings has a its own story. It represents the increasing pace of the modern life cycle, where objects are created, used and disposed quicker than ever. > nickgentry.co.uk Dazzling Photos of Gold Fireflies in Japan Digital Photo Blog shot these beautiful long exposure photographs of gold fireflies in Japan during the June to July rainy season, when they come together to mate. You can find more of these photographs here. Image credits: Photographs by Digital Photo Blog
Acrylic on Flesh March 16th, 2010 Alexa Meade paints with acrylic on flesh (and clothing). So yeah, you could call them bodypaintings but they’re like nothing I’ve seen before. Stunning work! found via @jocabola