This Guy Uses the Beach as His Canvas

Andre Amador | Playa Painting

San Francisco, CA

Ever been one of the lucky ones to view these beachscapes in person? Andre Amador creates these patterned designs in sand, on the beach, during low tide, using a good ol’ rake and a piece of rope. The challenge is how temporary the medium is – he’s got a couple hours until the tide comes in and washes it away, so there’s no time to lose.

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This Graffiti Artist Creates His Work in 3D ::: Meet Shaka

SHAKA is a visual artist who incorporates a unique 3D in his work. It uses a process that allows him to sculpt directly onto the canvas. His theatrical scenes beyond the literal space of the work to create a bridge to the place where we are. The characters challenge us by their behavior often exacerbated. Faces are fragmented, ribbed, made of abstract shapes or figurative tending to complicate or to codify their behavior, giving the impression that they wear a mask. This show is a static call the meeting to deal with nonsense reflection of our way of being in everyday life.

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Oootopia: An Artgebraic Tribute to Adventure Time

What Time is It? Adventure Time!!!

Having worked at Cartoon Network for the past few years, I remember the launch of the Adventure Time series and since April of 2010, it’s created a world-wide phenomenon! Not only has the company seen complete and utter success, but it’s inspired people all over the world to take notice and join in the fandom and total nostalgia with me. Continue reading

Painting in Layers Like This is Completely Mesmerizing

Oguz Uygur has mastered the art of Ebru (or paper marbling in English). Born in Turkey, he learned this artform from his parents. Not only is the end result beautiful in itself, he takes it further and shows how it’s created literally step by step, up close and personal with the work. Drop by drop, layer by layer, color by color, we watch each painting come to life. Continue reading

“Naked with Paint” – a film that’s quite aptly titled

The Coquettish Artist Becomes the Canvas in Her Latest Animated Short | April 12, 2012

“Illustrator, animator and fashion filmmaker Quentin Jones paints a daring self-portrait in an inky new film for NOWNESS. The London-based model and Cambridge philosophy graduate, whose mélange of hand-drawn and digital animations have appeared in fashion films for VogueAnOther and The Hunger, ditched the usual scripts, storyboards and wardrobe to star in a freewheeling two-tone romp. A personal project developed during scarce downtime between projects for Chanel, Victoria Beckham and Kenzo, Jones toyed with the idea of painting directly onto her subject, in this case herself, side-stepping the interruptions of shooting stop-motion. Overlayed with cut-outs and illustrations, Jones’s films are a cheeky wink to Dadaism. “We developed this technique of dropping the ink onto bits of porcelain and blowing it around with a straw, then filming it move and superimposing that onto video,” reveals the autodidact. Regularly raiding art libraries for imagery, Jones can be faced with up to 25,000 jpegs to choose from, requiring an entirely different set of skills. “It’s a really geeky stage, but editing could be the most creative part of the process, because you need to have a type of intuition.” Here the multimedia artist explains what influences her final edit.”  – from the NOWNESS featured article.

Check out the write-up for a more in-depth description and interview about the film. For more information about the artist herself, check this out.

Ever heard of Speed Painting? Check out these vids… a really neat way to unveil your talents

Painting is one of those segways I never traveled down as an artist – at least not yet anyways. However, after stumbling upon Agnes Cecile’s work and watching her videos, I have a renewed appreciation for the art form, as an artist myself and as a viewer. There’s something so mesmerizing to watch these paintings unveil themselves, and to see step-by-step the process of how many steps it actually takes to create one of these beautiful works of art. I really like the abstract compositions, her use of very expressive lines and dabs of color for creating dramatic accents throughout.

Agnes Cecile | Birthday | Speed Painting Series

You can see more of her videos here or check out her work on deviant art as well.

Props to this incredible illustrator & painter, Matt Mignanelli

At first glance, you think, “just another geometric painting.” However, that’s not the case at all in this body of work. To really appreciate his paintings, you should take a few minutes and watch the video which delves into the process and the steps he takes to create one of these amazing geometric creations. From initial sketches to color swatches, from final sketches to pre-mixing colors. The amount of time he spends exploring and perfecting the gradations of colors really shows the perfectionist qualities in him – both as an artist and an individual. It is through selecting the perfect shades and colors that enables Matt to show depth within these geometric shapes. His work is executed with extreme precision, his attention to detail is simply astounding!

I’m also including some of Matt’s illustrations. Aside from his paintings, which are so controlled and precise, his illustrations are quite the opposite. His technique is much more expressive, animated, humorous and exaggerated in the way he creates each character and elements within each scene. Take a peek at other drawings…