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Photo-Realistic Portraits Drawn with Chalk

Photo-Realistic Portraits Drawn with Chalk
We’ve all had our eyes fooled by artists with photorealistic techniques such as Pedro Campos’ picture perfect oil paintings, Paul Cadden’s hyperrealistic pencil drawings, Samuel Silva’s ballpoint pen drawing, and Nathan Welsh’s city paintings, but never before had we seen it done with chalk…until now! Rubén Belloso Adorna of Seville, Spain creates enormous portraits that are so detailed, you would not believe they are not photographs, but they are actually drawings made with chalk pastels. You can see the true magnitude of each drawing when you see the photos of Adorna working on them, yet even when you zoom in and look closely they still look like a high definition photo. See Also WHITEBOARD DRAWINGS DONE ON A SHORT LUNCH BREAK The 26 year old artist holds a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Seville. Via: Reddit.com Related:  Drawing

Photorealistic Pictures Drawn With a BIC Pen EmailEmail At first sight they may look like some pretty sharp blue photographs, however all those pictures are actually hand drawn with a simple Bic ballpoint pen! Spanish artist Juan Francisco Casas uses up to four 14p ballpoint pens to create his incredibly photorealistic drawings, measuring up to 10ft (3 meters) high. The use of penballs makes Juan’s drawings even more original, which certainly has played a big role in his way to success, and his works are already a sell-out at exhibitions. His source of inspiration comes from his own photographs of nights out with his friends, so you can only imagine how wild his parties are, as half of his drawings include girls that forgot to put on their clothes. Website: juanfranciscocasas.com

When a photograph is not just a photograph !! Brain Pickings Ilya Nazarov Ilya Nazarov is a concept artist and illustrator currently working at Bethesda Softworks. Ilya has created concept art for video game titles like The Lord of The Rings: War In The North, Donkey Kong Country Returns and the Metroid Prime series. Link: www.ilyanazarov.com All images used with permission by the artist. © Ilya Nazarov or their respective copyright holder. Frank Romeo - Route 66 Artwork Page Not Found Oops... the page that you have requested can not be found. About Fine Art America A Professional Network for Visual Artists, Photographers, Art Collectors, and Gallery Owners Fine Art America is a social network and e-commerce marketplace for photographers, visual artists, art galleries, and fine art collectors. Fine Art America is a powerful promotional tool for artists and art galleries due to it's extensive integration of geo-location technology. All members of Fine Art America can upload artwork, advertise upcoming events, post job openings, post blogs, issue press releases, and participate in online chats and discussions.

Abandoned Suitcases Reveal Private Lives of Insane Asylum Patients If you were committed to a psychiatric institution, unsure if you’d ever return to the life you knew before, what would you take with you? That sobering question hovers like an apparition over each of the Willard Asylum suitcases. From the 1910s through the 1960s, many patients at the Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane left suitcases behind when they passed away, with nobody to claim them. Upon the center’s closure in 1995, employees found hundreds of these time capsules stored in a locked attic. Working with the New York State Museum, former Willard staffers were able to preserve the hidden cache of luggage as part of the museum’s permanent collection. “There were many patients in these asylums who were probably not unlike friends you and I have now.” Photographer Jon Crispin has long been drawn to the ghostly remains of abandoned psychiatric institutions. Crispin’s photographs restore a bit of dignity to the individuals who spent their lives within Willard’s walls. Freda’s suitcase.

Ghosts Hunts and Paranormal News - Northern Ghost Investigations Jen Mann’s Return Today, we revisit artist Jen Mann since her last two previous features back in September 2011 and May 2010. Mann is currently based out of Ontario, Canada where she continues to produce oil on canvas paintings. Photographic, pencil, charcoal and ink art of Steve Mills The Art of Steve Mills Pencil, ink and charcoal portraits on commission. Getting Started With Generative Art Generative art as defined by Philip Galanter is, “Any art practice where the artist creates a process, such as a set of natural language rules, a computer program, a machine, or other mechanism, which is then set to motion with some degree of autonomy contributing to or resulting in a complete work of art.” I became a huge fan of generative art after I went to a presentation by Joshua Davis at Adobe Max. His presentation was on his new experimental work, titled “space”. It was a real treat to see how Joshua pushes himself and his work to the next level. After the workshop, I was really inspired to find as many resources as I could on creating generative art. I personally like the idea of generating art inside of Flash with some ActionScript. Processing Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to program images, animation, and interactions. Processing is free to download and available for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. NodeBox Structure Synth

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.

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