Ever wondered how your face would look like if it were grasped by a giant pair of laundry tongs? Well Martin De Pasquale imagined himself in that exact situation, and created a surreal and bizarre image. But he didn’t stop there. His imagination brought him to pursue eerie creations using his creative skills with programming. We have compiled a list of his most impressive work for you to enjoy.
Aside from doing commissioned work for magazines, his art has also been showcased in several well-known publications like Taschen’s Illustration Now!, Communication Arts Magazine, and the book Digital Masters. He has also held exhibitions at the Society of Illustrators New York (of which he is a member), and the Society of Illustrators West. But enough background, time for you to see with your own eyes why Jason is such a terrific artist.
This week, we will be looking at an artist who does just that.,using illustration to make people think about certain events, be they recent or old, and at times, providing us with glimpses into what he himself things about them. Davide Bonazzi is the artist’s name, and before we show you his marvelous illustrations, let’s tell you a few things about him.
We love artists, artists than inspire us to do great things. We want to share the love, so you too can have your dose of inspiration. This week we have focused on George Redreev, a fabulous artist from Chelyabinsk, Russia. His digital art is astounding, his portfolio includes mythical beasts, family portraits, cute girls on the beach, futuristic tech and so on and so forth.
Man has always dreamed of immortality, and the visual arts are one of the only methods through which we can, at least philosophically, achieve it. Portraits have been around virtually since cave painting, the oldest “cave portrait” dating back to 26, 000 years ago. In the Ancient World, portraits became immensely popular in several cultures, each having their own style and creed behind creating them. The Egyptians, for example, created a huge amount of portraits, depicting their rulers and gods.
A while back, we took a look at Italian artist Dito von Tease’s work. In case you have forgotten, he does “finger portraits” of famous people, ranging from historical figures to celebrities, and in the previous article, we showed you a few portraits he did of international figures, such as Barrack Obama, the Dalai Lama, and Frida Kahlo.
It is no secret that we absolutely love illustrations. Time and time again we have written articles showcasing superb illustrations from talented artists, and we plan to keep on doing that, so as to have an excuse to sit and stare at pretty things all day long. Today, we will be gawking at Ben Marriott’s lovely illustrations, and talking a bit about them, as well, so that maybe we will be able to provide you with a bit of design inspiration for your own projects. But first, let’s get to know Ben a little bit better.
Paper art, or paper sculpture as it is also known, is probably the cheapest and most accessible form of sculpture invented. That is not not say, of course, that the results reflect this cheapness. Paper art deserves to be called art, not only because it is a way for the artist to express him or herself, but because the results are often absolutely stunning.
Adobe Photoshop has revolutionized the way we make art. Digital photography has allowed photographers to experiment a whole lot more, without costing them an arm and a leg to do so. Just think of how hard it must have been in the old-timey days to make a photo look the way you wanted it to look. But in our lovely modern days, we get to photoshop pictures to perfection. Well, the fact of the mater is that photo manipulation has been around for a very long time, now.
Steampunk is a huge cultural phenomenon, spanning books, movies and art. People love the look and “feel” of it, so much that it has sparked numerous conventions around the world. It’s easy to see why this is. The retro futuristic aesthetic is elegant and, to some extent, more easy to understand than regular science fiction premises, seeing as rather primitive technology is used to achieve great feats of engineering marvel, such as flight, time travel and deep sea exploration.