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Digital Paintings Using Google Maps as Reference

Monday 09.01.2014 , Posted by
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Christian Lonsdale has a different way of painting the world – he does it from his home, traveling the globe using Google Maps and digitally painting the fantastic places he finds. After locating a suitable place captured in panoramic form (it could be anywhere from Iceland to Tasmania), he selects a good perspective, sits down with Photoshop and a pen tablet, and paints what he sees. It’s a far cry from painting in situ, but it does demonstrate a creative way to get a custom view of the world, regardless of your location or frequent flyer status. [Read more...]

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Ricardo Solis Shows How the Zebra Got Its Stripes (& Other Animals Too)

Thursday 08.28.2014 , Posted by
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Like a bizarre scene out of Gulliver’s Travels, Mexican artist Ricardo Solis illustrates animals being climbed over – and created – by Lilliputian figures. Gigantic zebras have their stripes airlifted onto their back by airship, flamingos have their color applied by paintball cannons, and pangolins have scales applied to number-assigned locations. In each image, the workers bring colorful reality to an incomplete chinese ink illustration. [Read more...]

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This Street Art is Obviously Trying to Escape the Wall: Anamorphic Paint from Odeith

Wednesday 08.27.2014 , Posted by
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Lots of street artists create 3D writing, but Portuguese street artist Odeith creates work which seems to literally jump from the walls. His form of anamorphic painting is often tucked into the corner of a room, playfully interacting with the 90 degree walls as if it were hung between them. To bolster the effect, he paints reflections and shadows onto the floor and wall. It’s highly convincing. [Read more...]

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Modern Magazine Covers Superimposed on Classic Paintings

Monday 08.25.2014 , Posted by
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This is a mashup of layered iconography if we’ve ever seen one. Multimedia producer and writer Eisen Bernard Bernardo has been superimposing modern magazine covers on classical paintings. Here the figures in paintings from the likes of Boticelli, Picasso and Waterhouse are mashed up with modern covers featuring current stars like Miranda Kerr, Penelope Cruz and Pharrell. [Read more...]

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A Mouthful of Makeup: Artist Laura Jenkinson Draws Cartoons on Her Face

Tuesday 08.19.2014 , Posted by
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London-based makeup artist Laura Jenkinson has a hobby that will make you smile… really big. Using her face as a canvas, she’s been drawing cartoon characters around her mouth, and loaning them her teeth and lips… which look hilariously massive in comparison. You’ve never seen Nemo or Eric Cartman like this before. [Read more...]

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Amazing New Contemporary Art by DCastro

Saturday 08.09.2014 , Posted by
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Attracted to art at a young age, Dcastro was born in Coromandel, Brazil and expressed himself through drawings, paintings, and sculptures throughout his childhood. By the time he reached adolescence, he was displaying his works in the cultural centers and galleries of Uberlândia, Brazil. But when he reached 18, he began working as a banker, which kept him from focusing entirely on his art. While he spent nearly 18 years in this profession, he still managed to create one mixed media series. In 2008, he went back to his artistic passions full time and left his banking career to devote his life to art. He now lives in Venice Beach, CA and his paintings have been showcased at the gallery of Brazilian Consulate in Los Angeles as well as permanent pieces on the set of Showtime’s Californication and House of Lies. His art is like a peek into another reality; the more you look at each piece, the more details you discover. [Read more...]

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“Handimals:” Guido Daniele Paints Strikingly Realistic Animals on Hands

Saturday 08.09.2014 , Posted by
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Body painting seems to be everywhere at the moment, but Guido Daniele focuses on just one part of that canvas: the hands. After working as a hyper-realistic illustrator, he took a pioneering leap and applied his airbrush skills to the body throughout the ‘90s. Then in the 2000’s he narrowed his focus to just the hands – creating a series he calls “Handimals.” [Read more...]

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Body-Painted Models Blend into Famous NYC Landmarks

Monday 08.04.2014 , Posted by
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Over the past weeks body painter Trina Merry has been filling the streets of New York with body painted models – but good luck finding them. Using her brush to seamlessly camouflage their body into the world behind, she’s been painting her mostly nude subjects in front of famous landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge, Guggenheim Museum, Empire State Building, Central Park and the New York City skyline. [Read more...]

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Lace Up the Place! Street Art and Yarn Bombing by Nespoon

Wednesday 07.30.2014 , Posted by
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With a touch of lace in all her work, Warsaw-based artist NeSpoon has been applying her signature patterns to everything from stenciled street art, to site-specific ceramics and web-like crochet installations (spiders take note). Her work has a friendly and welcoming aesthetic which beatifies and enhances the often decrepit environment they occupy. Working with that in mind, she calls her art “public jewelry.” [Read more...]

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Which New York City Cyclist Would You Be?

Thursday 07.24.2014 , Posted by
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If you’ve been to New York City – or any metropolitan area for that matter – you’ve probably spotted a few of these cyclists. Artist Kurt McRobert drew up this fantastic taxonomy of NYC bicyclists for a Time Out New York feature; and from the chain smoking “hipster,” to the “weekend warriors”, his images have nailed every single stereotype. Be careful though: you might find yourself fitting comfortably into one of these descriptions. [Read more...]

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