Update: New Works By Contemporary Oil Painter, Steven DaLuz, San Antonio, Texas » Combustus Combustus magazine is pleased to share new works by contemporary oil painter, Steven DaLuz, of San Antonio, Texas, originally profiled here on October, 2012, for the article, “In Pursuit of the Sublime,” which also features poetry by Italian-Canadian poet, Salvatore Ala, California photographer, Steven Gelberg, and David Begley, of Dublin, Ireland. Among DaLuz’s new pieces: “Traveler 2,” a mixed-media drawing which will be featured in the “Meditations on Paper” exhibition on March 13th at the AnArte Gallery in San Antonio, Texas on March 13, 2013. Steven DaLuz putting finishing touches on “Traveler (Version 2)”; Mixed Media on Paper, 2013. “Traveler 2,” mixed media drawing on Innova smooth cotton paper, 42″ x 72, Steven DaLuz. Also his haunting portrait, “Journey”:
www.mymodernmet Painter Niharika Hukku's captivating work will make you realize that ordinary fish possess an innate beauty. More often than not, the artist uses simple, white pottery (which she constructs herself) as a functional canvas for her aquatic designs. "Starting with an idea, my work is an expression of what I find elegant and beautiful in my world," the ceramic-loving creator explains on her website. "Inspiration is seeded in my observations in nature; in capturing colour and narrative with purpose onto clay." While Hukku's love of nature is apparent in her dazzling work, it's her past experiences that truly inspire her to continue as an artist.
November 2013 Thursday, November 14, 2013 This is a heavily textured surface prepared on gatorboard with pumice, matte medium and a little Art Spectrum's Pastelprimer. I really like the way it grabs the pastel! "House Sparrow" Pastel on gator board 6"x 8" firstname.lastname@example.org www.booooooom “The Encyclopedia of Impossible Animals”, fantastic coloured pencil and ink drawings from Marco Mazzoni’s sketchbook. marcomazzoni.tumblr.com
ART LINKS at MIKE SIBLEY FINE ART Links Amazing Trompe L'Oeil, Western, Portraiture, Still Lifes... All executed with great skill by a master artist. Do not miss this opportunity to visit J.D. Hillberry! The new Old Master — Alexei Antonov produces stunning oil paintings using the traditional Flemish Masters techniques. » Hyper-Realistic Paintings Hyper-Realistic Paintings | Jason de Graaf “My paintings are about staging an alternate reality, the illusion of verisimilitude on the painted surface, filtered so that it expresses my unique vision. Though my paintings may appear photoreal my goal is not to reproduce or document faithfully what I see one hundred percent, but also to create the illusion of depth and sense of presence not found in photographs. Many of my paintings are about the relationship of light with reflective and transparent surfaces and my journey to understand those qualities and convey my sense of wonder and intrigue over them.
Polish painter Justyna Kopania depicts melancholy seascapes and towering ships obscured by mist with liberal applications of oil paint. Crashing waves are depicted with splashes of paint, and sails are formed with the stroke of a palette knife. You can see more over on Saatchi Art and Facebook. Jacob Alexander Figueroa (aka the artist Zander) Jacob Alexander Figueroa is a multimedia artist, an avid painter, photographer, and a renowned body painter. Zander’s body painting was featured at NY Fashion Week 2011, Summer Set Music and Camping Festival 2012, to high caliber shows ranging from Benny Benassi and Paul Van Dyk, to Black Kat Shows (Portland/Minneapolis), and most recently, MN Gay Pride 2013 and 2014. He is also a contributing member in The Band Famous, adding violin to synthesizers to their EDM sound, and unveiled a new body art installment for their debut performance, body painting at the Love Monster Famous App Release Party on Friday the 13th, this June. He is also a developer, enrolled in Full Sail University and pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mobile Development.
tutorial-how-to-draw-a-wave This art tutorial, kindly donated by surfing comic strip illustrator and surf artist Bob Penuelas covers how to draw a wave the Wilbur Kookmeyer way! If you're like me, then you've probably spent a lot of time in high school class daydreaming and doodling a thousand perfect cartoon waves in your notebook. It's safe to say that ninety percent of us surfers have a habit of scribbling perfect waves whenever a pencil is in our hands. Hopefully the following pointers will help you change your throw-away wave doodles into actual compelling artwork that you want to keep forever. painting-hydrangea-flowers-step-by-step-tutorial Hydrangea flowers have long been a favorite of mine. It looks like a very complicated flower to draw or paint so I was delighted to find this tutorial which shows you very clearly and simply how to paint them. The first step is to have a glance to real flowers. As you have a feeling about it it will be the best base to feel the same during drawing. This is the hydrangea I drew, and you can use any another pictures or from your own memory.
30 Amazing Illustrations to Inspire We love illustrators here at Design Instruct! We love seeing their ideas come to life on paper and it inspires us to no end. It’s like witnessing the artist’s imagination at work. For this showcase, we’ve collected some really interesting pieces for you to feast your eyes on. how-to-sew-sock-dragon Sock DragonDifficulty: Advance / Avid Intermediate Finished size: approximately 8″ (W) x 8 1/2″ (H) x 11″ (L)Materials: Make: 1 1. Sock (crew length), adult size, solid color, 1 pair 2. Sock (crew length), toddler size, stripes in contrasting color, 1 pair 3. Safety eye 5/8″ [15mm], black, 2; or button; or felt 4.
ALEXANDER AVERIN (Russian Painter ALEXANDER AVERIN (Russian Painter Born in 1952 in Noginsk, near Moscow, he learned his technique from the painter Dmitri Yorontnov at the School of Fine Arts "Souvenir de I'An 1905" in Moscow. He is a member of the Moscow Painters Association, with whom he has exhibited on many occasions. For many years he specialised in portraits. His style is purely realistic, with a strong influence of the late 19th Century Russian painters, usually depicting domestic scenes in a soft twilight.