Charcoal Drawings Created Through the Art of Dance

Heather Hansen puts her body into it, literally. She’s found a way to combine her love of dance and fine art, using her arms, legs and some beautifully choreographed dance postures and poses to create each drawing. The charcoal slowly and evenly drags on the paper underneath – in symmetrical patterns – as she fluidly changes positions from front to back, side to side, around and behind until her body finishes the overall design. Continue reading

Incredible Calligraphy, Drawn to Look Like It’s 3D

As a graphic designer, I have an EXTREME admiration to those who also appreciate typography and the skill behind it. The art of hand-drawn type – and even drawing on paper – is not something you witness in person as readily as you once did before our digital age. When’s the last time you noticed someone on the train or sitting in the park with their sketchbook? Scratch that. When’s the last time you looked up from your own phone to pay attention to what’s happening around you – to notice someone like Tolga Girgin who’s been going to town on a type rendering not two seats over from you in your favorite coffee shop.
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Unbelievable ::: 3D freehand illustration, etched by lasers in glass cubes

“Exiting the realm of flat depiction and stretching the limits between sculpting and graphic arts by creating three dimensional freehand drawings.”  ~ Robin Kosnas has really gone into a new dimension, literally. She has created these amazing and unbelievably detailed sculptures from her 3D freehand illustrations. Apparently, the lasers engrave and etch the detail into these glass cubes, and what it creates are these incredible pieces. Take a peek at the photos up close to really see the finite precision captured. What a beautiful execution… just brilliant!!!  These were taken from her profile on the Behance Network.

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…

Oh yea, well ShinyBinary can show you how it’s done…

Nik Ainley, the artist of this amazing work has been producing these incredible works for various clients for ten (plus) years. The guy started out studying Physics, and what a WASTE that would have been to the art world if he had stuck with it. Instead, he discovered he was interested in the digital arts, and thankfully, decided to follow his passion.

Take a look at his work, and the detail that goes into it. When you get up close, you can notice all the finite textures in his playful compositions. The typography skills, his use of shapes, colors… very balanced and polished. The guy’s got talent, that’s for damn sure!

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Find out more about this talented artist here.

If you think this is cool, check out the complete portfolio here: http://www.shinybinary.com/

Buy the limited edition prints here: http://www.clickforart.com/Artist/NikAinley/2

This is how you can learn how it’s actually made: http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/designing-tutorials/the-making-of-mystic/

::: Yep, these are drawings alright… done with a ballpoint blue Bic pen :::

Juan Francisco Casas is insanely talented! He takes photos out and about and then uses them as the inspiration for creating these drawings. Awesome!!!