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Urban Art: Thomas Eindhoven's new look by Studio Giftig

Urban Art: Thomas Eindhoven's new look by Studio Giftig

We are delighted to share a stunning redesign and transformation of the Thomas Eindhoven, a restaurant located in Eindhoven, Netherlands. The crew behind this urban art is the amazing folks from Studio Giftig. They tireless worked at making a massive painting has been applied over the entire room with spray cans. Initially, the monuments committee had their doubts, but after a thorough look at the plans, they gave their approval, especially because the characteristic architecture of the building attracts attention again, because of this modern intervention. What a cool project to share on ABDZ, hope you dig it. The artist duo Studio Giftig, known for their detailed realistic paintings, consisting of Niels van Swaemen (1981, Eindhoven, the Netherlands) and Kaspar van Leek (1983, Philipsburg, St. Maarten) have worked for weeks on a gigantic surrealistic scene of about 600 square meters, which covers all the walls including the ceiling. On Friday 31st August, the completely renovated building Thomas in Eindhoven was opened exuberantly, so that after two months of renovation, the general public could finally see the metamorphosis with their own eyes. More Links Studio Site Instagram Facebook Urban Art & Graffiti View this post on Instagram A SURREAL PERCEPTION - In the coming days we will spam you with some detailed photos of this project. 😉 Hope you like it. - 📸 @heldenvandebuurt 🥂 @thomaseindhoven - - - #urban #urbanart #urbanwalls #wallporn #studiogiftig #art #graffiti #instagraffiti #instagood #artwork #graffitiporn #mural #muralart #photooftheday #instagraff #streetart #instagrafite #painting #montanacans #streetarteverywhere #eindhoven #monumental #thomas A post shared by Studio Giftig (@studiogiftig) on Sep 4, 2018 at 12:08am PDT

Natura Insects Series6: Crafting insects made by flowers

Natura Insects Series6: Crafting insects made by flowers

Raku Inoue is an artist with many many talents, the last time we have featured him on ABDZ. His Instagram has been blowing up ever since with many articles about his art from other awesome popular sites. We are really happy for him and even still, Raku still comes up with impressive pieces of art like from the Safari Triforce series. Today we are featuring the continuation of his Natura Insects series, a look at his craft at making insects made entirely of flowers. Raku is a good friend and it's always inspiring to see his work evolving for the World to see. More Links Personal Site Instagram

Awe-inspiring Masterpiece Drawings by Gurekbal Bhachu

Awe-inspiring Masterpiece Drawings by Gurekbal Bhachu

Prepare to be amazed by masterpiece drawings by Gurekbal Bhachu who is a self-taught artist based in London, UK. His muse? He takes as inspiration celebrities and characters like Eminem, Drake, Morgan Freeman and even Thanos from the Avengers: Infinity War movie. His level of details is what is the most awe-inspiring ones we have ever seen on ABDZ. Take Thanos for example, you can clearly see the levels of details from the color, texture, and highlights. A huge prop to Gurekbal for his incredible work. More Links Personal Site Instagram Via Instagram Dread it. Run from it. Destiny still arrives. Thank you all for being patient with this drawing. I spent much longer on this than any of my previous pieces. I’m still quite unsure if I’m going to include a background as I made some mistakes and they’re quite visible so I kind of want to cover that up. It’s been exhausting but I don’t want that to stop me from going all the way and so over the coming days I’ll make that decision and keep you updated, far more than these past 2-3 weeks of absence lol. Thank you for supporting me and my work, much love as always ❤️ Pencils: Prismacolor Premier (@prismacolor) Paper: Strathmore Toned Tan (@strathmoreart) Highlights: White Uni Posca Paint Pen (@poscagallery) #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on Aug 22, 2018 at 9:10am PDT Bruce Lee drawing finished. It only took me 7 weeks to complete lol. In all seriousness, thank you all for your patience with this one. I think I’m slightly uninspired as of recent and that tends to carry through my work the longer I take until it’s complete. I have more exciting pieces planned but I still have the Kendrick drawing to finish. Thank you for bearing with this down time, much love Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip/Dry Paintbrush Highlights: White Uni Posca Paint Pen #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on May 20, 2018 at 6:38am PDT Probably one of my most favourite drawings I’ve completed. Though it didn’t have some of the challenges my previous drawings had such as drawing facial hair and wrinkles. This piece presented some of it’s own, most of which being the droplets of sweat on the forehead/skin and creating a much smaller pore texture than I’m used to. It’s become clear to me as it probably has to you that these drawings have been taking me much longer than they did before so I just wanted to thank you all for being patient with me and providing support as well as sound advice, I couldn’t be more appreciative for that. Much love ❤️ Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip/Dry Paintbrush Highlights: White Uni Posca Paint Pen A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on Feb 19, 2018 at 8:17am PST The longest I’ve ever spent on a drawing (roughly 2 months) and I’d say my most detailed piece too but what took the most time weren’t the details themselves but rather the challenge they presented. I can’t tell you how many days it took me to understand the depth of drawing the white hair on his head and not only that but trying to convey it correctly on white paper. Art isn’t just about knowing the limits of your ability and what you can do to improve them, but the limits of the tools & materials you use also. With that being said, I just wanted to say thank you for all the support both here and on twitter over the course of this piece, I truly appreciate that you share the same passion in watching a drawing unfold as I do, much love as always ❤️ Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip Highlights: White Uni Posca Paint Pen #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on Dec 28, 2017 at 7:34am PST Roughly four weeks of work and a lot of procrastination and my drawing of Al Pacino is finished. Even though there are many areas of this piece in which I struggled where I usually don’t, I really do consider this my favourite. I personally think the addition of using a white paint/gel pen for highlights on the pores of the skin is what gives this piece an edge over the others I’ve drawn but I know that this process still requires a lot of fine-tuning. I’m relieved that this drawing didn’t take as long as my last one since I’ve been putting more of an emphasis on details but spending a month on it can be quite straining so I really appreciate all the support and feedback throughout the whole process, it really means a lot to me, so thank you ❤️ For those interested in purchasing a print of this piece, please visit gurekbal.com Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip Highlights: White Uni Posca Paint Pen #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on Oct 20, 2017 at 9:07am PDT Completed drawing of Samuel L Jackson. The longest a drawing has ever taken me; almost 7 weeks. When I mentioned I wanted to prioritise detail in my work again, I didn’t think it’d take this long. The way I uploaded the progress of this piece was also unconventional so thank you all for your patience, I couldn’t be any more appreciative of your support throughout the progress of this piece. Prints are available at gurekbal.com Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip Highlights: White Uni Posca Paint Pen #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on Sep 8, 2017 at 6:37am PDT And that about wraps up my drawing of Kanye West. Extremely pleased with how this turned out. I know I said that I wanted to fill the background with either a solid shade or a pattern but I think a plain background works best here. I have to mention how many were wondering why I decided to draw him and I know his public image gets a bad rep from many people but the truth is, strictly as an artist, there is so much to pull from his discography and be inspired by, I found it fascinating to go back to the music I listened to growing up and now that I'm older, understanding the transition in his work. Each project he has worked on is uniquely it's own and tells a very specific story about who he was at that time and I deeply appreciate an artist's ability to be vulnerable within their work. To add to that, I want to extend my appreciation towards you for the love and support on my work, thank you all so much for the kind words and compliments, I'm forever grateful, much love as always ❤️ Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip Highlights: Sakura Souffle White Gel Pen #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal @art.realism A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on Jun 17, 2017 at 6:55am PDT After restarting and so many hours of work and readjusting, I finally managed to complete this drawing of @badgalriri to the best of my ability. I think the most important lesson for me to take away from this is that, of course not every piece is going to be my best work. The effort I put in, shouldn't go unnoticed to myself regardless of the outcome. Even if I tried and failed, it was still the hard work that mattered. And of course, this is far from failure but I did notice I was unable to put forth the level of detail I usually do. With all that said, I did appreciate all the comments, compliments and suggestions throughout the process, thank you for staying with me and watching it all pan out. Much love as always ❤️ Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip Highlights: Sakura Souffle White Gel Pen #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal @art.realism A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on May 24, 2017 at 5:51am PDT Completed drawing of Drake (@champagnepapi). As always, thank you all for staying tuned throughout the progress of this piece, your comments and kind words are always welcome. I really tried to document this one as much as I could so if you're wondering how I approached certain aspects, you can always look through my page and hopefully find the information you need as well as the tools and equipment I use listed in the captions. More Life 🌺 @wordonrd @therealdennisg @welcomeovo @ovosound Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip Highlights: Sakura Souffle White Gel Pen #art #art_hyperrealism #_tebo_ #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artwork_support #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal @art.realism A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on Mar 23, 2017 at 8:13am PDT When a drawing is completed, it really does come with a sense of satisfaction. It's over, I've poured my energy into it. But somewhere a long the way is when it was at it's peak, the greatest part of it for me is still in it's progress because it moves from looking nothing like it at all to having depth and form. At any point during that time, I could have decided to approach it differently, there was possibility, and with that comes artistic liberty. Similarly, the same can be said for the character arc of Jesse Pinkman (@glassofwhiskey) in Breaking Bad himself. The options we have and the choices we make are always the interesting parts. Thank you all for sharing your kind words and support during the process of this drawing. It's always appreciated. Much love :) Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Shading: Cotton Bud/Q-tip #art #art_hyperrealism #_tebo_ #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artwork_support #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal @art.realism A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on Mar 1, 2017 at 8:09am PST And we're done! Feel free to tag @lanadelrey in this drawing if you'd like :) Have to say that this portrait was a change of pacing from my last two for sure only because I couldn't get the face as smooth as it appeared in the reference and also the fact that it takes a lot less of the paper than the others did, making it harder to squeeze the details in. Thank you all for the support, as always. I enjoy reading your input and support, it truly means more than I can put into words. Hope you're having a great day 😊 #art #art_hyperrealism #_tebo_ #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artwork_support #snaptweet #sharingart #illustratenow #pashaparvez @art.realism A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on Feb 16, 2017 at 9:12am PST Finally finished with my Eminem drawing. Almost went insane trying to add every little detail and truth be told I still didn't manage to but it is what it is, I think there comes a point where continuing to draw comes at a cost of your sanity lol. Here are the tools and equipment I used in this drawing: Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Mechanical Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-Tip #art #art_hyperrealism #_tebo_ #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artwork_support #snaptweet #sharingart #illustratenow #pashaparvez @art.realism A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on Jan 29, 2017 at 9:48am PST Tupac Shakur. First drawing of 2017. Was quite skeptical (as I always am) about how this piece was going to turn out at first because it is one of the more zoomed in portraits I've worked on. What's honestly the best thing about posting my work online is that many of you share the same passion as I do for drawing so I'm thankful for the contribution you all have given along the way. It inspires me to want to continuously get better any way I can. However, never before have I been asked so many times what tools I use over the course of a drawing so I've listed them below lol. I was able to acquire all of these tools from Amazon in the UK but I'm not sure if they are as easy to find in other locations as they are here. Any questions you have, be sure to leave them down below :) Tools and equipment used: Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero #art #art_hyperrealism #_tebo_ #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils #instaart #artofdrawingg #art_hyperrealistic #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artwork_support #snaptweet #artmg03 #illustratenow #pashaparvez @art.realism A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on Jan 9, 2017 at 8:36am PST "Exit Walter White, Enter Heisenberg" As always, I would like to thank you for your support and appreciation over the course of this piece. It reminded me that art is a journey, not a destination, at least in portraiture, because for the most part, you already know how it's going to turn out from the photo you're referencing. Where the magic lies is coming to realise how tone shapes depth, that negative space is just as important as the space you shade in, that by understanding that each component of the face works together and not separately you can get a deep sense of perception. That's the beauty of it and your interest in the progress of it all allowed me to realise there's more to art than what meets the eye. It's the process of creation. #art #art_hyperrealism #_tebo_ #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #artistic_share #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils #worldoftalents #artofdrawingg #art_hyperrealistic #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #arts_gallery #tacart #artfido #arts_secret #artwork_support #snaptweet #artsanity #illustratenow #pashaparvez A post shared by Gurekbal Singh Bhachu (@g_singh_b) on Oct 29, 2016 at 11:32am PDT

Creative Growth Art Center - Truly Inspirational

Creative Growth Art Center - Truly Inspirational

I always like to feature things that inspire me, most of the time it's about a piece of graphic design, a website. Lately, it has been about books, especially biographies and books about investment (I need to retire one day 😃) as well as photography and of course UI and UX, which is my day to day job. I know it might sound cheesy but inspiration is everywhere and with the globalized world that is even more clear. However, I got truly inspired by a cause that has filled my heart with happiness and brought tears to my eyes, but not of sadness, but enlightenment. I am talking about the work of the Creative Growth Art Center. To give you some context, my wife invited me to attend the 8th Annual Beyond Trend Runway Event and Fundraiser. This time the company she works for, Method, was a meaningful sponsor.  After some negotiation, I accepted the invitation (my introversion gets stronger with age). Thank God I accepted. It changed my life, literally. Why? So, the Creative Growth Art Center is a non-profit that serves artists with developmental, mental and physical disabilities, providing a professional studio environment for artistic development, gallery exhibition, and representation. The Beyond Trend Runway is their annual event where their artists have the chance to showcase their work in a fashion style show. It's hard to describe in words how powerful and amazing it is to see the work and, most importantly, how happy the artists are to see their work out there.  If the goal of art and design is to change people's lives for the better, Creative Growth has reached that and surpassed all expectations. I have profound respect for everyone that makes that a reality. That's the reason I am posting about it here on Abduzeedo. So more people can contribute for this cause so we can see more artists like Dan Miller who has a permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, or David Albertsen with work exhibited at the Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art in Korea, the Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch in Berlin, or Ron who has been making art at Creative Growth since 1981. Dan Miller   David Albertsen   Cedric Johnson   Franna Lusson To be honest, it doesn't matter where the work got featured, the only thing that matters for me is that these amazing people now have the opportunity to express themselves and show a bit more of how they see the world.  Their Programs Since 1974, Creative Growth has played a significant role in increasing public interest in the artistic capabilities and achievements of people with disabilities.  Artwork created within our studio is exhibited directly in the Creative Growth gallery as well as in outside galleries, museums, and private collections throughout the world.  Our primary focus is to encourage and support artists with disabilities in the development and exhibition of their artwork. Studio Program Our Studio program is offered 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The program provides a professional art studio setting and facilitation for over 140 artists in drawing, painting, video production, ceramics, mosaics, wood, fiber arts, textiles, and printmaking. The program is further enriched by trips to museums, galleries, and artists’ studios. Artists develop a working portfolio and many artists produce exhibition quality artwork for sale in the Creative Growth gallery and internationally. Youth Art Program The Saturday Youth Art is offered from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturdays to young adults ages 16-22 with developmental disabilities. It gives high school students with artistic inclinations the opportunity to explore art as a vocation with the possibility of transitioning into the Creative Growth adult fine arts program. Classes run all year round. Classes are small so that each student receives individual attention while exploring drawing, painting, fiber arts, ceramics, and woodworking. Students experience the excitement of discovering their creative potential and the reward of having their artwork exhibited and sold in the Creative Growth gallery. Rug Workshop The Rug Workshop offers an opportunity for Creative Growth artists to collaborate in the production of Creative Growth limited edition rugs, made in our Studio. Get involved There are many ways to get involved and help the Creative Growth to continue their incredible mission. You can become a member or a volunteer.  You can also donate, and please do. Just click on the button below and support 150+ artists with disabilities have a place to tell their stories and unearth one of the most satisfying privileges of being human–expressing passion through art. Donate  

Make Art, Not Waste - Character Design

Make Art, Not Waste - Character Design

Fady Youssef is an Egyptian art director based in Dubai. He created this amazing series of character design made out of waste, literally. With old electronic parts he put together some quite inspiring compositions with character full of personality. It definitely reminds me of Wall-e by Pixar. With scores of new smartphones and computers release every quarter, tons of electronic devices are thrown away – and they often wind up filling our landfills and polluting the environment.  Electronic waste is a growing concern – over 2.4 million tons of waste was generated by gadgets in 2010 alone. This waste often includes toxic materials such as lead, mercury and lithium to name a few.  The concept here is to keep electronic waste out of the environment by making these up-cycled characters using static and rigid shapes of digital components to give a second life to objects that can be transformed to living characters to tell a story even in one shot.  ​The list is infinite. I reuse everything from electronics components that express my fantasy. Character Design from Waste

Art Tributes for the upcoming Blade Runner 2049 movie

Art Tributes for the upcoming Blade Runner 2049 movie

Alright, gloves off. The sci-fi sequel movie who has been in the making for the last 30 years is coming to theaters (this week). Let's welcome Blade Runner 2049! Bringing us back in the futuristic universe of replicants, we also get the return of Rick Deckard played by Harrison Ford himself. I can't wait watch this movie, the first mastery definitely changed the genre. By the meantime, let's take a step back and enjoy these art tributes! Here is the synopsis of the movie: Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who's been missing for 30 years. More Links Learn more about the movie Blade Runner 2049 movie Credited Images Design by Van Orton Design® Design by Manuel Rovira Design by Paul Chadeisson Design by Paul Chadeisson Design by Angelo Fajanilag Design by Angelo Fajanilag Design by Rico Jr Creation Design by Ladislas Chachignot Design by Richard Villarante

Art Love - Akron Museum of Art's "Find a Face" Exhibit

Art Love - Akron Museum of Art's "Find a Face" Exhibit

We scooped this news from our friends over at Artsy on a fun new exhibit dubbed "Find a Face" taking place at the Akron Museum of Art. The exhibit was inspired by the psychological phenomenon known as pareidolia that causes the human brain to lend significance, predominantly facial features, to random patterns. The art world tends to be the most popular place this marvel shows up. Gina Thomas McGee, Akron Museum's associate educator who organized the exhibition, is a self-described pareidoliac who can't stop herself from seeing eyes, ears and lips throughout the museum. This was the simple inspiration behind the curation of this smile-inducing exhibit celebrating how the neurological tick affects both artists, when they conceive work, and viewers, as the work is consumed.  "If you look at any walls spotted with various stains or with a mixture of different kinds of stones, if you are about to invent some scene you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys, and various groups of hills. You will also be able to see divers combats and figures in quick movement, and strange expressions of faces, and outlandish costumes, and an infinite number of things which you can then reduce into separate and well conceived forms." - Leonardo da Vinci      

Papercut Art of Endangered Species by Patrick Cabral

Papercut Art of Endangered Species by Patrick Cabral

A papercut art series that makes you go wow and wonder if it is real or not. Well, it's real and it's called Endangered Species by Patrick Cabral. Based in in Manila, Philippines, he is a designer and typographer but he is also a paper cut artist. This project is a collaboration with World Wide Fund for Nature and Acts of Kindness to raise awareness about species that are in danger. I am not so sure about the amount of work involved in every single piece but it's a bold statement that 50% of the sales will go to WWF. Check it out! Behind this magnificent project, we have featuring the work of Patrick Cabral who an artist/designer with many talents starting with typography, illustration and papercut art. I was truly stunned about the level of details and greatness; I can't even imagine the amount of time spent on single piece. A project in collaboration with World Wide Fund for Nature and Acts of Kindness. Photo Gallery   Details   More Links Check out Patrick Cabral's Site: patrickcabral.com Follow Patrick on Behance Follow Pictures and Stories on Instagram

Incredible Large Scale Mural design by Kyle Steed

Bringing Unity in our diversity through large Mural Design

We are huge fans of Kyle Steed and have been following his career since the early days of the blog. We've always admired his work, even though according to him, he's still figuring it out. His work goes from simple frames to huge painted murals. In addition, he's managed to gather a huge following on Instagram and for great reason. The motive of this post, however, is to shine a light on his most recent project and biggest mural design he's ever endeavored to create. Not only is it overwhelminginly powerful in size, the social message speaks volumes as well.  The idea was born out of a tragedy that happened in Dallas last summer. A gunman shot and killed 5 police officers downtown during a peaceful protest. The racial tensions were high in the city, and across the county. Racial divide was on everyone's mind. With those words Kyle describes the project and he adds:  So these hands came to me as a kind of metaphor for unity in our diversity. Showing that no two hands are the same. Showing that strength resides not in our singularity but in our plurality. Meaning, when we do something good (however small) it can inspire and encourage someone else to do something equally or greater good. Below you can see some images of the artist process of this incredible mural Mural design For more information about Kyle make sure to check out his website or follow him on social media via: Twitter Instagram VSCO Grid Dribbble Pinterest

Illustration & Painting: My Giant Watercolor Eden

Illustration & Painting: My Giant Watercolor Eden

I've always been fascinated about the amount of time spent on an illustration or a painting, maybe it's because I am not patient enough. On the other hand, let's take a look at the stunning work of Maria Tiurina and her art. She focus her work into digital art and character design as well, we are looking at her most detailed watercolour painting to date, it took months to create from the light pencil to the final result. You should definitely check out the timelapse video below. This is the work from Maria Tiurina who is an illustrator based in London, UK. Across her tremendous skillset, you can notice a change in her art throughout the projects and it's quite amazing! Crafting her art at its finest, you should check out her store at over Society6. Eden was inspired by one of my favourite paintings that is Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights. Eden is about 75cm x 25cm, and it took several months to create from a light pencil sketch to a full colour piece. Timelapse

Ghost in the Shell: Art Tribute

Ghost in the Shell: Art Tribute

Today is the release date of the movie Ghost in the Shell starring with Scarlett Johansson. Aside from the "whitewashing" drama, I personally watched the first 5 minutes video and thought it was such a great adaptation to the anime. It's great to know that the creator named Masamune Shirow was part and supporting the movie cast. When a movie with this prestige comes out to the theaters, it always does bring artists together to create and make a little tribute to the movie. Hope you will enjoy this collection we've put together! In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. - via IMDb Flore Maquin TommyPocket Design zaoeyo ( Xiaolin Zeng ) Ilya Nodia Jan Urschel Barrett Biggers Hector Trunnec Jhony Caballero Furio Tedeschi Alexander Iaccarino Termsit Siriphanich Steve Miller Orlando Arocena Joshua M. Smith Jinsung Lim Armiel John Calzada

Eating Patterns

Eating Patterns

We would like to share this Instagram account that has been making a lot of buzz lately. We’ll quite understand why because it is so refreshing and the idea of mixing two of my favourite things in the whole world. Design and Food, more specifically pattern design. Based in Vega, Barcelona; let’s follow their creative journey at making these very colorful images full of richness and combination from different food. This is what that is all about right? Making things with your hands and to stay creative! Make sure to check out and follow their Instagram: @eatingpatterns. Something between pattern design and cooking.   More information: https://www.instagram.com/eatingpatterns.

The Art of Kevin Peterson

The Art of Kevin Peterson

Kids, wolves, bears and birds are all part of the sublime art of Kevin Peterson, through the power message/icon of using kids as it's masterpiece is absolutely powerful in my opinion. The image we usually get from children are always related to joy and innocence but surrounded by animals is a totally imaginative approach. With an urban environment, we explore Kevin's pure creativity and craft. Hope you will enjoy! My work is about the varied journeys we take through life. It’s about growing up and living in a world that is broken. These paintings are about trauma, fear and loneliness and the strength that it takes to survive and thrive. They each contain the contrast of the untainted, young and innocent against a backdrop of a worn, ragged, and defiled world. Support versus restraint, bondage versus freedom, and tension versus slack are all themes that I often visit. My work deals with isolation, loneliness and longing teamed with a level of optimistic hope. Issues of race and the division of wealth have arisen in my recent work. This work deals with the idea of rigid boundaries, the hopeful breakdown of such restrictions, as well as questions about the forces that orchestrate our behavior. About Kevin Peterson Kevin is an artist currently located in Sherman, Texas where he actually works at Winter Street Studios. Through his many exhibitions, Kevin always keep himself pretty up-to-date on Instagram, check him out. More information: http://kevinpetersonstudios.com.

NASA's Visions of the Future

NASA's Visions of the Future

Following NASA's series Space Posters , they recently released a new series entitled: Visions of the Future. From what I was aware of, I've never seen NASA giving so many beautiful opportunities to makers and creators. For this case they thought about sharing a graphical tribute to the Grand Tour, the Mars Exploration Program and more. It's a dear pleasure to go through the collection, learn more about the story behind the art and being able to download a fullscale digital poster copy. Imagination is our window into the future. At NASA/JPL we strive to be bold in advancing the edge of possibility so that someday, with the help of new generations of innovators and explorers, these visions of the future can become a reality. As you look through these images of imaginative travel destinations, remember that you can be an architect of the future. For more information and dowload a free poster sized image: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/visions-of-the-future/

The Realistic Art of Mike Dargas

The Realistic Art of Mike Dargas

Mike Dargas is an artist currently living in Cologne, Germany. As a child, Mike already surpassed an interest for painting and uses oil colour in his early works. Coming from an inspiration of Dali, Caravaggio and HR Giga, Mike's art is a representation of surrealism and realism in a precise form of a photograph. The result is quite astonishing and so real. In his portraits, Mike is not limited on certain types. He portrays young and old, beautiful and dark, fragile and strong people. They are lost in thoughts, show inner conflicts or transmit a unique or even holy calmness. The perfection of his technique seems to seek for the perfect image, like he was searching for the soul within each single one. With his works Mike Dargas challenges us to take a deeper look, to understand the nature of human being and to question our own emotional perception. For more information check out: http://www.mikedargas.com/

The Work of Sir Carma

The Work of Sir Carma

Sir Carma has a hobby and it's to make Voxel Art. Currently located in Paris. Sir has a full-time job in a web agency and making Voxel Art is only an activity during his free time. Grewing up in the 80s/90s, the influences came from the 8-bit and 16-bit games like Zelda for example. One of Sir's dream is to one day, making its debut by making his very own game. What is Voxel Art? Well, to me it reminds me of Final Fantasy Tactics. But the definition is an art form that represents a value on a regular grid in three-dimensional space. It's primarily based upon its position relative to other voxels (pixels, points and polygons). Seeing life in voxels For more information check out: http://saymygame.com

New Inspiring Artworks by Ronald Restituyo

Back in June we showed you Ronald Restituyo's work for the first time. Since he has a lot of cool new artworks we are showcasing a new round of his inspiring drawings. Take a look. In you are not familiar with Ronald, he is a self taught artist with a civil engineering degree. Art is his passion and you can totally see that in his work. His pieces are beautiful. Enjoy! More about Ronald: Personal Website Instagram Society6