Bringing Paper Art to Life

HuskMitNavn | Illustrator | Copenhagen

HuskMitNavn has his own style of illustration, and still manages to take it to yet another dimension… the third kind with clever little cuts and tears. What tends to maybe look like it was an idea born from tons of doodles and oodles of caffeine refills shows a ton of skill in mastering the perspective and shadow placements. Continue reading

::: This Guerilla Artist Leaves a Swarming Trail of Blue Behind Her :::

Tasha Lewis is a talented guerilla artist or street artist who’s spent the last month working on her most recent project, “The Butterfly Swarm.” Basically, she’s been traveling the country to install hundreds of ephemeral butterflies onto metal objects in public urban spaces. Her work has been spotted throughout various cities of her home state of Indiana, as well as Chicago and throughout cities of  Pennsylvania. Continue reading

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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This Takes Doodling to a Whole New Level

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Sagaki Keita | Illustrator and Artist from Tokyo

This 28-year-old artist, Sagaki Keita, was born in 1984 and lives and works out of his hometown in Tokyo. His intensely layered pen and ink illustrations consist of millions of expressive doodles that are so freely released on paper – yet he carries with each a pure intent of creating a fine art piece when complete.  The numerous myriad of these playful characters which are comprised of individual pen strokes and overlapping lines… these whimsical elements fill in the gaps or they are layered on top of each other to in the end make up shading on a cheekbone or create the shadows of muscle tones. Just absolutely brilliant – the technique! To see more of his work, click here.

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…