background preloader

Iain Macarthur

Iain Macarthur
Artist Bio Born in 1986 in Swindon, England. Became a fanatic of art at the age of eight in which I was introduced to art through watching a lot of cartoon shows and comic books. First ever comic I looked at was the Batman series. Since then I’ve been obsessed with drawing odd fantasy drawings and anime characters. When I got older I diverted from anime drawings to realistic figures and faces, always striving to make them more detailed and photorealistic. I’ve looked at a lot of artists and illustrators throughout the years, all with different styles and different medias. In 2008, I graduated from Swindon college in HND illustration and hopefully will progress in studying in BA illustration somtime in the future. My work is described as surreal and unique in its own way. Iain Macarthur’s Blog Iain Macarthur on Behance Iain Macarthur on Carbonmade

Related:  Art

Boca do Lobo's inspirational world China has a long tradition of wooden sculptures. For centuries they are transforming pieces of raw wood into works of inspiring art , but none as impressive as the sheer creation of Zheng Chunhui . This talented Chinese artist spent the last four years meticulously carving a detailed replica of a famous traditional Chinese painting called ” Along the River during the Qingming Festival ” in the trunk of a little over 12 feet long tree.

Mind-Boggling 3D Drawings on Flat Sheets of Paper The illusionary work of Dutch artist Ramon Bruin, aka JJK Airbrush, will leave you wondering what's real and what's just a clever illustration. The artist's skilled hand crafts imaginary three-dimensional worlds on two-dimensional platforms adorned with props like pencils and other art supplies used to create each image. Although, it can be confusing at times to decipher whether the props themselves are drawings. The Netherlands-based artist's anamorphic illustrations brilliantly play with perspective. Bruin also adds a touch of whimsy and humor to his creations that aids in their believability while providing an entertaining image.

Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wrońska I’m really enjoying the use of structure and color by Poland-based watercolor artist Maja Wrońska who has captured some lovely scenes from Paris, Venice, Prague, and elsewhere. Catch more of her work over on DeviantArt and Behance. (via my darkened eyes) Minjae Lee Minjae Lee is a young South Korean artist whose work is filled with powerful colors, aggressive scenes and a clever blend of beauty, innocence and fragility. At just 22 years old, he’s a self-taught artist, that uses old-fashioned tools, such as markers, pens, crayons, acrylics, to create his illustrations. His dramatic works are all about pattern and texture that just add more authenticity to his illustrations. Brooding Cityscapes Painted with Oils by Jeremy Mann San Francisco-based artist Jeremy Mann executes these sublime, moody cityscapes using oil paints. To create each work he relies on a wide range of techniques including surface staining, the use of solvents to wipe away paint, and the application of broad, gritty marks with an ink brayer. The resulting paintings are dark and atmospheric, urban streets seemingly drenched in rain and mystery. Mann’s work is in no way limited to cityscapes, he also paints the human figure, still lifes, and landscapes. He currently has work at John Pence Gallery and you can see many more of his cityscapes here. (via my darkened eyes)

Hombre_McSteez Duck and Mole conquer the universe one wrong direction at a time… #stopduckandmole #transparency #animationcel @sharpie #whiteout Buy my Wario comic for charity! Its only $10!-as of now. And check out the rest of the rad throwback nintendo artwork in this art show Buy my Wario drawing for charity! →

pd james - Jonathan Burton PD James Illustrations for Cover Her Face by PD James which is a murder mystery set in 1950's England. Published by The Folio Society. Disney Princesses As Tattooed Pinup Girls One would think that the “Disney Princesses Reimagined” collections have reached the end of their run, but artists like Tim Shumate continue to prove that there is still more to be done with the iconic characters in his Disney Princesses as Tattooed Pinup Girls. In his latest series, the talented artist digitally painted a handful of our favorite princesses from the world of Disney as tattooed pinup girls. They also happen to be done in a tattoo like format for those of you that want a little piece of Disney history permanently stamped on your body.

Vaughn Pinpin This ongoing series by artist Hat Boy featuring Pokemon reimagined as Tim Burton characters is sure to please both movie and gaming geeks. Since this is an ongoing series of drawings, be sure to check out Hat Boy’s Tumblr blog for future updates. You Might Like These Share and Enjoy Young girl who’s best friends with African wildlife Born in Africa to French wildlife photographer parents, Tippi Degré had a most unusual childhood. The young girl grew up in the African desert and developed an uncommon bond with many untamed animals including a 28-year old African elephant named Abu, a leopard nicknamed J&B, lion cubs, giraffes, an Ostrich, a mongoose, crocodiles, a baby zebra, a cheetah, giant bullfrogs, and even a snake. Africa was her home for many years and Tippi became friends with the ferocious animals and tribespeople of Namibia. As a young child, the French girl said, “I don’t have friends here. Because I never see children. So the animals are my friends.”

Creative Father Makes Crazy Photo Manipulations With His Three Daughters John Wilhelm is a 44-year-old IT Director at a Swiss university with a passion for photography and digital art. Some of his most wonderfully creative photo manipulations are of his girlfriend Judith and their three young daughters – Lou (5.5 years), Mila (2.8 years) and Yuna (6 months). John agreed to share his awesome work with Bored Panda and give us an interview. John‘s photos are surreal and eclectic. “I guess I watched just a little too much TV and played too many videogames when I was a kid,” he said, explaining his many sources of inspiration. [Read more...] Animal Illustrations Ryan Berkley is a talented illustrator from Portland, Oregon. A big part of his portfolio are these witty and immaculate animal illustrations. When I first saw Ryan’s illustrations, I could almost imagine the personality of each of the portrayed animals. So when I saw that Ryan has created a individual profile on the animals, it just made them even better. Find the delightful profiles on his Etsy site.

Zombie Boy Goes Bare - Rick Genest's Tattoo Coverup by Dermablend - Body & Beauty By Vivianne Lapointe 24 Oct 2011 @ 2:14 am | Categorized: Body & Beauty, Live_Fashion> Without his tattoos, Ricky Genest photographs like your average white guy. Handsome, sure. But nothing compared to the majestic allure Rico the Zombie flaunts with his record-breaking macabre full body art – he owns two Guinness World Records; one for the most insect tattoos at 176, and one for the most human bone tattoos at 139. Today’s fashion industry celebrates the “weird” if it’s unique, artistic and well articulated; and so drop dead gorgeous Rico has become one of our hottest icons and hangs with Gaga.

David Hale David Hale is an American tattoo artist who lives in Athens, Georgia. He owns and runs his own tattoo shop; LoveHawk Studios, where he creates individualized tattoos based on his illustrations. Hale’s designs are inspired by the natural world, affected by his imagination and inked onto the canvas of human skin. See more tattoos in David Hale Tattoos the Textures of his Imagination An amazing tattoo design by David Hale that combines an ox skull, a mandala, Native American spirit objects and rose flowers. Many of Hale’s illustrations and tattoo designs include mandalas.

Related:  Pictures/ExamplesartistsVISUAL BODY NARRATIVE[S]