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Tokyo Artist “Speed Sketches” the People Around Him

Tuesday 05.13.2014 , Posted by
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When not doing commercial based work, Tokyo artist Hama-House spends his time chilling in cafes and parks. There he does “speed sketches” to improve his drawing abilities, capturing the unsuspecting subjects around him as they stare at their laptop, chit chat with friends or take a short snooze. Thankfully, Hama-House is there to quickly document the action. [Read more...]

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Creativity Overload: Everyday Objects Re-imagined by Victor Nunes

Saturday 01.25.2014 , Posted by
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There is more to most things than meets the eye and Victor Nunes is very good at discovering these things. Given any object, from foil pill packaging to pencil shavings, Nunes can come up with numerous new ways to transform them into something new. Combining simple sketches with 3d objects like food, matches, and scissors, inanimate pieces come to life. Nunes comes up with new quirky collections regularly, so follow him on Facebook for some daily creative inspiration. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #404 > Face Your Fears: Illustrations

Saturday 03.23.2013 , Posted by

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We Love Friday! – Illustrate Your World

Friday 03.08.2013 , Posted by

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“I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result, and when I have a bad time come over me it is a stronger desire than ever.” ― Beatrix Potter Although my drawing skills have yet to surpass the average 12 year old’s, I am constantly amazed by the talented artists I see everywhere I go. Drawing is such an incredible way to express things that words can not explain and to share your perspective with others. We searched Instagram for illustrations and found some amazingly talented artists from all over the world. Here are our top picks!
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More 3D Illustrations Jump Out of the Sketchbook

Monday 02.11.2013 , Posted by

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Back in June we featured some amazing 3d sketches by Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki and now we are stoked that there are some new ones to share. Hideyuki has also created some videos showing the 2 dimensionality of the sketches when viewed at different angles. This batch is a little more colorful than the last, yet equally impressive. Hideyuki has really mastered this technique and inspired other artists to bring their sketches to life. See more of his works on Facebook and deviantART. [Read more...]

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Seriously Cool Refrigerator Art

Friday 01.18.2013 , Posted by

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I wish I could have a T-shirt of every one of these rad designs by Charlie Layton. On his Tumblr, Freezer Friday, he spoils us with a new, brilliant image that he sketches on his trusty Kenmore icebox with a “pterrific” pterodactyl magnet. In just 25 minutes, the Philadelphia based freelance designer transforms his refrigerator into art. The fridge and freezer have a dry erase surface and with his black expo markers and clever mind he brings a little life to his kitchen. I’m obsessed with the lead here: Bob Ross painting a picture of himself, painting a picture of himself, painting a picture of himself, painting a picture of himself, painting a picture of himself, painting a picture of a penis. Why has this never been done before? [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #248> Illustrating Great Heights

Thursday 08.09.2012 , Posted by



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Complex Financial Concepts in Simple Sketches

Saturday 01.14.2012 , Posted by

We all hope that life’s difficult experiences will bring us wisdom. Financial planner, sketch artist, and now author, Carl Richards shares his own personal financial experiences to help others make more thoughtful and informed financial decisions [Read more...]

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Quirky Cartoons Re-Imagine Famous Websites

Saturday 06.04.2011 , Posted by

What would happen if we took the meanings behind some of our favorite websites really literally? You might end up with the quirky Moleskine sketches of Mattias Adolfsson. His big headed character features in much of his sketches which you can see on behance.net… and for something completely different, check out his Baroque re-imagining of Star Wars.

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Me + You: Valentines Cards of Iconic Loves

Thursday 02.10.2011 , Posted by

With Valentines Day quickly speeding our way and the number of passé holiday cards stacking up, we though we’d bring you some designs that break the normal pink hearts and cute puppies mold. [Read more...]

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