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Rajacenna Draws Celebrity Portraits

Rajacenna Draws Celebrity Portraits
Rajacenna is an 18-year-old self-taught artist from the Netherlands who draws the most realistic portraits I have ever seen, using only pencils. I’m a big fan of realistic drawings, and I’ve previously featured amazing works like the pencil drawings of Paul Lung, the ballpoint pen portraits of Juan Francisco Casas, or Cristina Penescu’s detailed scratchboard masterpieces, but at only 18 years of age Rajacenna is in a league of her own. Born in 1993, she started modelling for various Dutch companies when she was only 4, and at 5 years old she made her first appearance on television. She starred in films, soap-operas and tv-series and at 12 she became the host of Kinderjournaal, the first Dutch web-tv for kids. She only took up drawing in 2009, and although she had never taken any art classes she produced some stunning pieces. Reddit Stumble

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The Doodle Art of Sergei and Vyacheslav Savelyv Sergei and Vyacheslav Savelyv are two twin brothers with an extraordinary talent for doodling. They uses colored pens and pencils to draw what seem like endless circular doodles and create incredibly detailed portraits of world famous icons. Sergei and Vyacheslav Savelyv have so far displayed their wonderful artworks only in their home town of Petrozavodsk, in Russia’s Karelia region, but I think you’ll agree their talent deserves worldwide recognition. The creative duo who works under the name “SaveL” have an impressive doodle portrait portfolio of famous celebrities like Johnny Depp, Robert De Niro or Antonio Banderas, all created with ordinary pens of pencils.

Imp Head Color 1 - StumbleUpon Ten Stone Tea was a bit of an adventure for me. I had been feeling artistically weighed down with a seemingly endless parade of freelance jobs not to mention my full time, nine to five job. After I finally got a little bit of time for myself I decided that to keep myself fresh and to recharge my batteries I would do a painting just for me. This is the result. Preview: Audrey Kawasaki, Amy Sol, and "In the Wake of Dreams" at Thinkspace Gallery Tonight, October 8, at Thinkspace Gallery, Audrey Kawasaki, Amy Sol, Stella Im Hultberg, and Mari Inukai will be showcasing new paintings, drawings, and prints in the exhibition, In the Wake of Dreams. We have a few preview images of Sol and Kawasaki signing their prints, and some shots of the gallery set-up. Head over to Thinkspace in Culver City to see the full show. Here are the details from Thinkspace: We will open at 1PM today to begin sales of the print set. We’ll remain open throughout the day with the artists arriving at 5PM for a reception that will run until 8PM.

Pencil drawings by Kate Riley The British artist Kate Riley (Cath Riley) draws only with a pencil. Her ascetic work evaluated Nike, GQ, M & C Saatchi and The New York Times. Many of the works of Kate are in private collections of British, American and Swiss collectors. Joe Fenton Draws Solitude in 10 Months Detailed artworks take a lot of time to complete, but American artist Joe Fenton took it to a whole new level when he decided to dedicate 10 months of his life to a single drawing. Solitude is indeed one of the most intricate drawings I have ever seen, and knowing it’s all been done with an 0.5 mechanical pen makes it that much more impressive. Maybe you’re under the impression the artist just worked on it a few times a week, throughout the 10 months it took to complete, but in reality Joe Fenton drew on the 5 meter high and 8 foot across piece of paper for 10 hours a day, 7 days a week. Most people would have probably given up after only a few days, but Joe showed enough confidence and patience to see it through. “It took courage to start it as I had never done anything that size before,” he told My Modern Met. “As you can imagine, you have to invest a lot of your time to complete something like this.

Digital Circlism Portraits by Ben Heine Using an original technique he calls Digital Circlism, artist Ben Heine creates detailed portraits of celebrities like Eminem, Bob Marley or Elvis Presley. A Belgian artist born in the Ivory Coast, Heine is most famous for his Pencil vs Camera series, which was covered by many of the major online media outlets, but his Digital Circlism portraits are equally, if not more impressive. Using a sharp round brush in Photoshop CS4, he applies thousands of circles on a black background, until he creates a colorful, realistic portrait. You might think he uses some kind of automated process to apply every circle, but that’s actually the most remarkable thing about Ben Heine – he adds every one of the circles individually. Each circle has a different color, a different tone and a different size, which makes creating a single one of these artworks very time consuming. A new technique, developed by Ben Heine himself, Digital Circlism could certainly develop into an important artistic movement.

The hand - StumbleUpon The hands are a notorious source of frustration. This section won't concentrate on the muscle structure, since the hand is very complex in this regard, and knowing this won't help much in drawing them. Instead, we'll look at proportions, range of motion, and possible simplifications. A4 papercuts by Peter Callesen Peter Callesen creates amazing paper cuts that tell a story, not only he assembles the cutted paper into mini-sculptures, but he also uses the cutted space to show something.

Lessons Drawspace Pro Lessons are designed for artists of all levels and educators, and are logically organized into resources and activities. Eventually, all lessons and E-books authored by Brenda Hoddinott will be available here: four to eight brand new lessons and newly-revised older lessons are being added every month! Upgrade Now: Download all 310 lessons and 4 e-books! Pencil Drawings by Paul Lung Lovely black and white photos, wouldn’t you say? Well, can you believe these were actually done completely by pencil? Paul Lung, a 38-year-old artist, from Hong Kong, needs only an 0.5 mm technical graphite pencil and sheets of A2 paper to create some of the most unbelievable works of art. Paul has loved to draw ever since he can remeber, and now he does it for 3-4 hours every day, when he comes home from work.

Jason Sho Green's Mind-Blowing Doodle Portraits Jason Sho Green uses a simple ball-point pen to create incredibly intricate portraits that are actually made of other smaller drawings. Whether we’re good at it or not, we all like to doodle, but American artist Jason Sho Green has taken the pastime to a whole new level with his amazing doodle portraits that look like modern-day mosaics. Seen from a distance, his works looked like detailed recreations of his subjects, for which he uses shadows to outline the fine characteristics of the face, but as you approach them you realize there’s a lot more to them. Jason actually uses a ball-point pen to “assemble” his portraits from various doodles, including images of people, animals and fantastic creatures. If you like Jason Sho Green’s doodle portraits as much as I do, you might also want to check out Sagaki Keita’s artworks made from thousands of drawn whimsical creatures. via My Modern Met

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