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Design, Direction and Doodles... Couscous Kid is the work of Mathew Thomas, illustrator and designer based in Bath, UK. Mathew's illustrations lie somewhere between the cutting edge of the new breed in contemporary illustration and the tempting nipple of naive. Impossible to pigeon-hole, Couscous Kids' dream-like and innocent style leads us dancing eerily among the childlike leaves we cling onto through life to a deeper and darker space. A timeless place where fantasy and fairy tale doodles combine with intrigue, mystery and sex. At first glance all is as it seems with hints of sixties abandon, but closer inspection reveals a 21st century humour and physical freedom hidden among the sublime and ridiculous forms and characters.

School of Visual Arts "Think" Campaign Clever advertising campaign for the School of Visual Arts encourages people everywhere to “think” by giving them a place to write down their ideas. School of Visual Arts: Toilet Paper School of Visual Arts: Tray Liner School of Visual Arts: Sugar School of Visual Arts: Napkins Advertising Agency: KNARF New York, USA

54 Incredible Illustrations by Dan Dos Santos Dan Dos Santos is a remarkably skilled artist and illustrator, with a unique talent for capturing a given moment and expressing it with flawless use of color and emotion. Dan’s work spans a variety of genres, including novels, comics and film. He has worked for such clients as Disney, Universal Studios, Boeing Aircraft, Saatchi & Saatchi, Scholastic Books, Ace Books,The Greenwich Workshop, Penguin Books, Random House, Bantam Books, Tor books, UpperDeck, Wizards of the Coast, and Dark Horse Comics. Aside from freelance illustration, Dan also co-hosts a series of instructional demonstrations called ‘Art Out Loud’. Today, it is my great pleasure to share 54 incredible illustrations by Dan Dos Santos with you, which will hopefully inspire you and amaze you as it sparks your imagination and transports you to each creative scene.

Exceptionally Beautiful Photographs -- "Dream is not that what you see in your sleep..Dream is the thing which do not allow you to sleep" Regards, Frank Stockton Illustration Sink, oil on canvas, 66 x 58 in., 2014 working on a lot of things at once right now. Sink, oil on canvas, 49 x 32 in., 2014 Sink, oil on canvas, 78 x 46 in., 2014 four bathers burlap, 9 x 12 in., ea., respectively. I am fortunate enough to be included in a show at the nonprofit art space, Autonomie Projects, opening this Saturday in Los Angeles from 5-8:30pm.

How to Think of What to Draw Edit Article Edited by Dvortygirl, Laptop123, Nicole Willson, Random and 41 others Have you been inspired to draw, including getting inspiration from famous artists, or are just doing it for fun? Ron Mueck's Amazing Surrealistic Sculptures Ron Mueck is an Australian hyperrealist sculptor working in Great Britain. He was born on 1958. Mueck's early career was as a model maker and puppeteer for children television and films, notably the film Labyrinth for which he also contributed the voice of Ludo. Below is a small images collection of his fantastic and breathtaking surrealistic sculptures which will leave you stunned of appreciation towards this extremely talented artist!

Mercedes Benz: Left Brain/Right Brain I saw these great Ads recently—which are absolutely amazing I reckon. These digital works were designed for Mercedes Benz cars, and are based upon the left/right brain functions: ★★★★★ Like this type of article? Why not subscribe for Free via RSS or Email. The Other Side of Perception – Steampunk Lust, wrath, vanity, avarice and jealousy are the most sinister passions of the humanity, but at the same time they are the impulsive force for the most deeds. All these components of the human being are revealed in the newest trend Steampunk that presents the alternative concept of the evolution on earth. This concept implies the idea of complete predominance of the steam machine and the overwhelming power of engineering. This mechanical renaissance madness is depicted in the strict opposition to people. The actual philosophy of steampunk emphasizes this contradiction of the perfectly constructed machines and the low human nature.

Corset-wearing superwomen from the Age of Steam Mixed bag, honestly. Some are just odd, others are dead on as far as in-character goes. Harley is cute, Emma is actually wearing more than usual and probably has an outfit exactly like that stashed for formal occasions. And Catwoman, YES that's so much closer than the crap she wears now. That's something Selina would actually wear, not that riot-grrl thing. Everything but the Paper Cut: Eye-popping Ways Artists Use Paper In the year since the Museum of Art and Design reopened in its new digs on Columbus Circle, they've been delivering consistently compelling shows--from punk-rock lace to radical knitting experiments. The newest, "Slash: Paper Under the Knife", opened last weekend and runs through April 4, 2010. The focus is paper--and the way contemporary artists have used paper itself as a medium, whether by cutting, tearing, burning, or shredding.