Fine Art. B.A. Embroidery (1st.Class Honours). Recent EXHIBITIONS Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London. Recent Clients include Nike, GQ, M&C Saatchi, 5th 3rd Bank, The Economist, The New York Times, Bladonmore. I have work in private collections in England, America and Switzerland, and in public public collections, including the Arts Council, Banksfield Museum, North West Arts and Granada Television. Include: Crafts magazine, Interiors magazine, Subversive Stitch. Bronze Award Winner, [two years in succession], Society of Dimensional Illustrators, U.S.A. The emphasis, and main body of my work, has always been of a three-dimensional nature, but over the last few years, I have given time to develop and explore new skills, particularly the use of pencil on paper to produce some of the pencil drawings which are here on this site.
Small Sketchbook 2010 on the Behance Network. Moleskine Sketches. Moleskine 2. 50 Sketches. Critic, “I’m an artist myself and” Argument from authority – always a logical fallacy, but even worse when it’s in a subjective field where there arguably can’t be any authorities.
“I hate it when people who aren’t artists assume anything someone puts out there is ‘mind-blowing’.” – incredibly condescending, don’t you think? And besides, “assumes” that it is mind-blowing? If the person who posted these pieces had his mind figuratively blown by them, then how can they not be mind-blowing? Who are you to say that they are not, in the face of reality and facts? “There were only a select few that were actually interesting and most of them were considerably unskilled-looking.” “Just because someone draws lines in a girls hair or shows the boobs doesn’t make it amazing.” “No, I am not bias towards any creative expression whatsoever but I don’t agree with just how ‘inspiring’ these are supposed to be.”
Pinup art that kicks you in the teeth. @lodown: That's the exact same impression I got from the images.
I guess the intention wasn't to subvert, just 'put a new spin on', which is a shame. I like the images well enough, but 'oooh, pretty' doesn't make for very good art, it's just pretty. @lodown: No intention to subvert pinups. Where you get that notion? @silver-bolt: Well, that's why I said, "if". It seems to me that some of these illustrations depict beautiful women in classic pin-up style, but also dressed in outfits or in situations that reference BDSM, fascism, and gory violence.
Fantasy Artists. Old D&D Art and Artists. Artists. Art of Miniature: 10 Uncanny Ultra-Small Artworks. Art of Miniature: 10 Uncanny Little Ultra-Small Artworks Article by Steph, filed under Sculpture & Craft in the Art category. There’s something sort of magical about miniatures, especially when they’re strikingly lifelike. The artists who create these tiny wonders look at life from a different scale than the rest of us, and their work often requires intense patience, concentration and a steady hand. From sculptures too small to be seen by the naked eye to sweaters knitted with needles the diameter of a human hair, here are 10 incredible works of amazingly tiny art. Willard Wigan’s Amazingly Tiny Sculpture (images via: Willard Wigan) How is it possibly to create such intricately detailed, finely sculpted art – on the head of a pin?
Champagne Cork Furniture (images via: Design Within Reach + Nicolette Mason) A Design Within Reach contest invited readers to create a miniature chair using nothing but the foil, label, cage and cork from no more than two champagne bottles. (images via: Bugknits) Miniature artists. The Book Surgeon. Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time.
Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed. Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of his sculptures. He also folds, bends, rolls, and stacks multiple books to create completely original sculptural forms. "My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception," he says. "The richness and depth of the book is universally respected yet often undiscovered as the monopoly of the form and relevance of the information fades over time.
Dettmer is originally from Chicago, where he studied at Columbia College. Update: Read our exclusive interview with the Book Surgeon here. Brian Dettmer's website.