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Tape, Pencil and Resin: The Art of Brooks Salzwedel

Tape, Pencil and Resin: The Art of Brooks Salzwedel
I’m very intrigued by Californian artist Brooks Salzwedel’s unique style and approach to these delicate works, that combine nature and rigid human-made structures. It’s nice to see work that brings in different non-digital materials to what we’re used to. Using a combination of Staedler Graphite pencils ranging from 6H to 9B, tape and ‘Awful toxic resin‘, Brooks creates images that look like relics of nature and other objects frozen in time. I also love the gloomy and almost real effect that’s created by having elements between semi-transparent layers. They are also reminiscent of some of the pictures of flattened leaves you’d get in school science books. ‘When working on a piece I ask myself what images I want as the focus or in the foreground then literally draw the images on the layer that coincides with the layer in depth. ⓒ Brooks Salzweder, 2010 ‘Right now I’m working on new pieces with the use of gel mediums.

50 Ultra Realistic Female Portrait Drawings Technology brings more and more talented artists to the surface, who create astonishing digitally manipulated images on every possible theme, illustrating everything that you could possibly imagine. But, we still have the “classics”, for whom the pencil and paper are the genuine and compulsory materials in creating works of art. And this is what we are going to present to you today. 50 outstanding portraits of women created by the technique of traditional drawing, without any digital manipulation. Some of them can easily trick the eye into believing that they are real photos of real people, that’s how beautiful and expressive they are. Keira Rihanna Keira as Guinevere Adriana Lima Avril Lavigne The Soulcatcher Alice Cullen Ingrid Bergman Bride Sensual Woman with a Hat Jolie From This Day Forward Miley Cyrus Halle Close-up Marilyn Monroe Phoenix My Dearest Big Sister Emmy Christine Hong Kong Singer Shiny Obsession Flower Girl – Purple Rose Britney Spears Just Smile Dreams Through Glass Keira Knightley Passion

Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba Drink Can Tinwork Tinwork Embossed tinwork is sometimes used to decorate rustic style photo or mirror frames, or just to make decorative items such as Christmas tree decorations. The metal used is usually thicker (tinplate) and is normally worked with hammered tools - I wanted to try to get a similar effect, but with a bit less effort. The Most Popular ArticleOn Atomic Shrimp No, really! More Metalwork If this project interested you, you might also like Lost Wax Casting Safety This project makes use of very thin sheet metal that is likely to have sharp, jagged edges and is prone to springing back. Great care should be taken to avoid injury. This project probably isn't suitable for children - and certainly not without supervision. Updated Autumn 2010 - now with Video Goodness! Please note: Before, during or after the video, the player may display advertisements or links to additional videos - these are not affiliated to Atomic Shrimp and the selection is something over which I have no control. Materials Finished

Illustrations by Daniela Uhlig | Designerscouch #thecritiquenetwork work - ...::: BELLINNI :::... Van Gogh pie-charts This is Arthur Buxton's set of Van Gogh pie-charts; each one represents the color-distribution in a famous Van Gogh painting (can you guess which is which?) He sez, "I know you lot are fans of new ways of visualizing data. As far as I know, I've come up with a novel way of looking at colour schemes. The pie charts are designed to be visually pleasing but also fuction as a colour trend visualization tool. They represent famous paintings, portraying the five most prominent colours in each as a percentage. I'm having a show at The Arts House in Bristol with a drinks reception at 7pm on Friday the 18th of February. Van Gogh Visualisation (Thanks, Arthur!)

25 Stunning Black and White Illustrations by Nanami Cowdroy 25 Stunning Black and White Illustrations by Nanami Cowdroy posted under Photography on Apr 20th, 2010 with 5 Comments 20 Apr 1 Share Her signature detailed style reflects a refined monochrome pallette with her name 'Nanami' (meaning 'Seven Seas' in Japanese ) stamped in red. Related You will love this Loading... 5 CommentsThoughts from the Community mirko said May 2nd, 2010hiii i like so much your pictures!! Dzinepress said Apr 28th, 2010amazing illustration work there in all listed art. SiteSyrup S. said Apr 23rd, 2010Brilliant, especially like the tube and the oriental lady. Shafraz Faiz said Apr 20th, 2010hi damian, very inspirational artist. i hope DC does an interview with the artist to know more about her and her style/process/techniques Ben Collison said Apr 20th, 2010FANTASTIC work Nanami, its just the kind of thing I've been looking for. Add your Comment Please Be Constructive & Insightful Advertisers Their support keeps us going Random Creatives From the Couch Thanks to our Sponsors

work - Featured Geek Artist: Coran "Kizer" Stone - This Art is Awesome! There are so many artists in the world that do such great work, we want to try and give exposure to as many of them as we can so we've starting a Featured Artist column that will focus on one artist, and a collection of their work. This week we featured two pieces of Geek Art from Deviant Art user Kizer180 also known as Coran "Kizer" Stone, and . These are just a couple of pieces from the artist awesome collection of work. I love this guys stuff, and I dig his style. I'm sure you will as well. I just wanted to share some more of my favorite pieces of his work with you, and get it all out there. I'm an artist that's been naturally extracting for some time now. Check out the artwork below and tell us what you think!

A former Cement Factory is now the workspace and residence of Ricardo Bofill... Image Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill Architect: Ricardo BofillProgram: Architectural offices /archives /model laboratory /exhibition space /Bofill's-apartment /guest rooms /gardensLocation: Barcelona, SpainTotal floor area: 3,100 square meters and gardensHouse area: 500 square metersDate Completed: 1975 There is nothing as good as an aged bottle of wine; and in this case the aged bottle of wine is a project which was completed in 1975, but is still worth mentioning! The Cement Factory was discovered in 1973, it was an abandoned cement factory and partially in ruins, comprised of over 30 silos, underground galleries and huge engine rooms; Ricardo Bofill bought it and began renovation works. Bofill imagined the future spaces and created a layout according to the different aesthetic and plastic predispositions that had developed since WWI and were present within the factory. sources: Room Service , Ricardo Bofill

A different deck of cards A different deck of cards Nice cards by Felix Blommestijn, more on his blog. 1st of September 2010 Probably Related Soviet Mayan Playing Cards YouTube – Top 100 Videos of All Time Tribute Poster Shorpy – The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog Outside the Box Travel Status Back home since 54 days Currently in: Switzerland Oh dear, do you realise how old your browser is? The Amazing Illustrations Of Yuko Shimizu Looking at different artists is a great way to get inspired, but learning the process and the conceptualization behind the work gives you a better perspective of what went into the composition. As a designer I enjoy viewing and studying all types of artworks, from comic art and fine art, to digital art and graffiti, I’m influenced by all sorts of channels of art and design. This week I wanted to talk about an amazing Illustrator, her fantastic artworks and her unique style. Her name is Yuko Shimizu. Who is Yuko Shimizu? YUKO SHIMIZU is a freelance illustrator based in New York City and an illustration instructor at School of Visual Arts. It still took Yuko more than 10 years of office job before she figured out what she really wanted to do and to save just enough so she could go back to school full time for 4 more years. Most of her work is done by hand, she uses Japanese calligraphy brushes and India ink on watercolour paper. Q. Part 1 Part 2 About the author Blog

The Artist's journey: Something to think about Pablo Picasso painted this picture when he was 15 years old He painted this picture when he was 56 Why did his painting style change? Picasso's painting style changed throughout his life time. He often began a painting by creating something realistic. The picture he ended up with was often nothing like the picture he started with. At other times he would begin by painting an abstract picture and then create a slightly more realistic picture on top of it. He never stopped drawing or painting realistic pictures, he just used them differently throughout his life. What if he had thrown each one of these paintings in the garbage every time he changed his mind? To learn more about the art and life of Pablo Picasso click here Drawing assignment Before you begin drawing: examples of his artwork. Pay particularly close attention to his drawings and paintings of faces and how they changed over time. Next, read all my posts on drawing and shading the human face and head. Rubric for face shading unit.