Is it a photograph or a painting? It's normal to ask that question after you see some of Keng Lye's work, the level of realism on his paintings is incredible. This series is called "Alive without Breath" and it's all created by layering epoxy resin and acrylic paint. For more from Keng Lye visit his DeviantART Gallery and his Facebook. Keng uses a technique based on Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori who would paint 3D gold fish using a complex process of poured resin. The fish are painted The fish are painted meticulously, layer by layer, the sandwiched slices revealing slightly more about each creature, similar to the function of a 3D printer. I really enjoy the rich depth of the pieces and the optical illusion aspect, it's such an odd process that results in something that's both a painting and sculptural. I started my first series in 2012 where all the illustrations were “flat” and depth was created using the layering of resin and acrylic over the different parts of the illustration. This year, I started on the octopus and it was purely an experiment; I just wanted to see whether I could push this technique to a higher level. After applying acrylic paint straight onto the resin, I incorporated a 3-D element in this instance, it was a small pebble for the ranchu and octopus. For the turtle, I used an egg shell for the turtle shell and acrylic paint for the rest of the finishing. The whole idea here was to give the art work an even more 3D effect therefore you can have a better view from any angle. I think there are still many other techniques to explore. For more from Keng Lye visit his DeviantART Gallery and his Facebook.
Raul Canestro is a spanish painter who experienced with many techniques and styles in a continuing effort to learn and grow by finding new ways of expression, twisting, destroying and re-building the way, creating new movements of art where the viewer is invited to actively participate in the pictorial fiction. "I'm self taught, passionate researcher of life, of human consciousness. The art to be creative is to be a personal language, that is where the difficulty lies, because it is your own mind penetrate aside the known, is an exploration of one's consciousness in the past where security has to be rejected in order to the birth of something new. It is a path of knowledge in the balance, order and harmony are indispensable part. Art is putting things in place. " For more from Raul Canestro visit Behance Gallery and Facebook.
Jorge Ignacio Nazábal is a famous painter from Havana, Cuba. The surreal style of Nazabal took him on exhibitions all over the world where he showed his amazing art of imagination. Check it out!
There's one thing I would never take for granted during a hot summer: water! Nothing like swimming in a cold water pool, or diving into the ocean, all of it to refresh ourselves away from the hot, hot sun. Eric Zener has mastered the art of painting water! If painting by itself wasn't tricky enough, Eric has to paint thinking about the refraction of water, and adapt light to what he thinks it's the best, natural looking lightning of a certain scene. I bet this takes many, many hours (if not days) for him to complete a piece like these. Of course, that these are only a few of his pieces. For more of it, please visit his personal portfolio! He'll definitely enjoy it. Cheers! ;)
It's been a while since the last time I checked DeviantArt. It is always a nice place to find design inspiration. In this particular instance I was looking for some stylish illustrations for a personal project when I stumbled upon the work of Alice X. Zhang. Alice is a full time freelance illustrator from the United States. Her illustrations are the definition of bold and are easily recognizable by the saturation of red used throughout the majority of her work making me reminiscent of the 80s. There's also nice usage of brush splatters and textures to give her work a personality all its own. So in this post we would like to share with you some beautiful illustrations by the very talendted AliceX. For more information visit http://www.alicexz.com/ Bane Copyright AliceX The Roar of Our Stars Copyright AliceX War Copyright AliceX Airplanes Copyright AliceX Hi! I'm Alice, also known as alicexz or silverqe. I am a full-time freelance illustrator as well as an immense pop culture enthusiast and a part-time t-shirt designer. I graduated the Rhode Island School of Design with a major in Graphic Design, but heartily wish I'd chosen Illustration instead. I am always experimenting with new media and spend nearly all my free time painting and designing. My sleep schedule is thus utterly erratic and insane. I enjoy wild colors, art books, all kinds of literature, cinema, and television, Roger Federer, and red hair. And coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. Virtuoso Copyright AliceX Adamantine Hearts Copyright AliceX Rising Copyright AliceX A Familiar Taste Copyright AliceX Making of Watch live streaming video from alicexz at livestream.com The Boy Who Lived Copyright AliceX Carry On My Wayward Son Copyright AliceX Someday Copyright AliceX Barnabas Reborn Copyright AliceX Juno Copyright AliceX
Some artists got that kind of talent that transports us to a world of complete awe, making us not believe that someone would be so much talented like that. That's exactly the case of Shintaro Ohata, an artist from Hiroshima. He came up with a mesmerizing technique of mixing both 2D and 3D pieces, paintings and sculptures. It looks like living drawings, just waiting to keep moving, not being stuck to that depicted moment. Fantastic indeed. Shintaro Ohata is an artist who depicts little things in everyday life like scenes of a movie and captures all sorts of light in his work with a unique touch: convenience stores at night, city roads on rainy day and fast-food shops at dawn etc. His paintings show us ordinary sceneries as dramas. He is also known for his characteristic style; placing sculptures in front of paintings, and shows them as one work, a combination of 2-D and 3-D world. For more of Shintaro's works, please visit his personal portfolio. He'll definitely appreciate your visits. Cheers! ;) Rainbow 2 Sparklers The end of the beginning Aquarium Loop AJISAI SAYONARA SANKAKU Firefly vapor trail Shelter from the rain Airplane
The deeply symbolic art of Paul Bond draws from the Latin American genre of Magic Realism, where dreamlike elements are blended into realistic atmospheres to uncover a deeper understanding of reality. Bond’s art illuminates a world where anything and everything is possible. They are uplifting illusions that delight the imagination and stir the soul. Bond shares the following about his work: “Altering and juxtaposing familiar objects gives me the visual symbols that become the language I use to reflect emotions or thoughts that I'm entertaining at the moment. Very often paintings are born from something randomly seen from a car window or a line in a poem or song. If it stirs my curiosity and touches my heart, it finds its way into my work.” Bond's award-winning magic realism paintings have been featured in galleries, museums and cultural centers, including the Gateway Museum in Farmington, NM and the San Diego Art Institute. His paintings are now in private collections throughout the US, as well as Australia, Germany and England. Corporate collections include the Hotel Hershey and PB&J Restaurants, and his art is featured in many contemporary art publications. Copyright Paul Bond Copyright Paul Bond Copyright Paul Bond Copyright Paul Bond Copyright Paul Bond Copyright Paul Bond Copyright Paul Bond Copyright Paul Bond Copyright Paul Bond Copyright Paul Bond Copyright Paul Bond Copyright Paul Bond Copyright Paul Bond Copyright Paul Bond Information and photos from http://www.paulbondart.com/
One more friday has come and nothing is better to celebrate the weekend than an awesome set of fine artworks, just like these by Tim Maclean! These are actual paintings that you may buy and hang in your wall! Would it be great to have a Hermes-Spidey or an Athena-Wonder-Woman in your wall? It would. So, for more of his pieces, you should definitely visit his portfolio and check the store! He'll definitely appreciate your visit. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;) Modern Myth: Spiderman x Hermes Modern Myth: Batman x Hades Mysterion Cluster No.1 Modern Myth: Wonder Woman x Athena Amber Sails a Sea of Ambiguity Trickster (Loki) Trickster (Bueller) Modern Myth: Hulk x Hercules Trickster (The Doctor) Trickster (Durden) Trickster (The Joker) Trickster (Wonka)
This series is called "Weird Beauty" a project by the Russian photographer Alexander Khokhlov in collaboration with great make-up artist Valerya Kutsan. It's a series of black & white portraits where all the models had their face painted in some way, very interesting and very beautiful. Enjoy! For more from Alexander Khokhlov visit 500px.com/Alhimeg
I don't know about you guys, but for me the most attractive and interesting part of the body is the eyes. That must be why I got into Tati Suarez artworks, her passion on building such interesting and charming female characters is both captivating and curious. I wonder where she get inspiration for such imaginary universe. Tati is also known for street art / graffiti work, you can see more about it at her Official Website. Tatiana Suarez (b. 1983) is a Brooklyn-based Miami native. Her charming style is distinctive -- first, the trademark eyes that draw the viewer into a beautiful and surreal world. Suarez takes full advantage of the oil paint's ability to create creamy, soft images on canvas. Rich with symbols that stem from her Brazilian and El Salvadorian heritage, subjects appear as if they are under water, frozen in lovely stillness. The doe-eyed figures look childlike, but also exude sexual overtones, ornamented with plants, insects and other unsettling accompaniments. Beauty is presented concurrently with exotic -- even creepy -- creatures to create enchanted narratives (Tati's Website).
Jason Edmiston is a illustrator since 1996, having already created work for fine arts, advertising, editorial, packaging and book publishing clients all around the globe. What impresses me most is the fact he's a traditional artist, most of his artworks are paintings in acrylic on watercolour paper or wood panel, techniques that can be really time consuming, but also give great results. Also he got a really good sense of humor, mixing references in order to create new ideas. You can see more artworks from Jason at his Official Website or at his Devianart Gallery. Famous Monsters Lord Voldemort Slimed The Fly The Grinch Who Stole Christmas Revolver 100 Monster Mash final Diemonds: The Bad Pack King Kong Blogs final Zombie Prom Hibernation Harley Quinn at the Carnival Cobra wants you Monsters of Rock: Tommy Monsters of Rock: Joey Monsters of Rock: Dee Monsters of Rock: Billy Monsters of Rock: Axl Monsters of Rock: Angus
Bao Pham is a Vietnamese digital painter and illustrator currently living in Iowa, US. Featured in art magazines such as ImagineFX, he is considered a master in his field. His domain of expertise is the one of portraits, more specifically fantasy-inspired characters, both male and female, often surrounded by matching natural settings bathed in light and shadow. Pham’s brushwork is soft, precise and colourful. You can see more of his work at his DeviantART gallery or on his Sketch Blog. Bao Pham DeviantART Gallery Bao Pham DeviantART Gallery Bao Pham DeviantART Gallery Bao Pham DeviantART Gallery Bao Pham DeviantART Gallery Bao Pham DeviantART Gallery Bao Pham DeviantART Gallery Bao Pham DeviantART Gallery Bao Pham DeviantART Gallery Bao Pham DeviantART Gallery Bao Pham DeviantART Gallery Bao Pham DeviantART Gallery Bao Pham DeviantART Gallery About the Author My name is Tina Mailhot-Roberge. I'm an illustrator, graphic designer and web designer located in Montreal, Canada. If you're interested in knowing more about me, I invite you to follow me on Twitter or to take a look at my website and blog on Veodesign.
I stumbled on this vehicles oil painting some time ago, what brought my attention to it was the fact they don't look like classic and glossy car illustration, but actually as a more realistic representation. It's really outstanding how Kevin Cyr can evoke decay, old fashion, graffiti and nostalgy into just one painting. For more information about Kevin Cyr, please access his Website.
Sit Haiiro did recently an exhibition with the name Noir. His artworks are not only extremely well-executed but seem to be tied with themes such as life, death, decay, nature and fashion on a really singular way. You can see more incredible artworks from Sit on his Website.
Jonathan Bergeron aka. Johnny Crap is a really skillful traditional illustrator from Quebec, Canada. Using a lot of popular references on his artworks such as Star Wars, Johnny got some hardcore feelings that remind me of the master Jim Phillips. You can check his last updates on Johnny artworks on his Tumblr/Blog, he also got a Behance Profile.
Anthony Lister is , on his own words, an inventor painter. Nowadays I would dare to say he's more than that, as besides all experiments he already found a quite interesting and expressive style. As he said in one of his interviews, he works for the process not for the result. You can see some more of lister at his Website.
Pop culture is the inspiration for many great artists. From music to movies, all of it provide great amount of ideas for people to do great, even witty pieces, like these, by American painter Hillary White. Hillary came up with these fun pop-reinterpretations of some famous paintings, really worth checking out. Also, you should really check her personal portfolio and the ones at Society6 and Flickr. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;) The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Bird The Choice Of The Avengers Harder, Better, Sacred Temptation of Robin Voltron Dans Les Coquelicots A Boy and His Dog We're Off To See the Wormhole Nightmare at Café Terrace Internet Memes in a Landscape The Pizza Eaters The Triumph of Love Pennywise's World Alien the Terrible