Day 14 of Confinement. Was it the future we all wished a couple of decades ago? One thing for sure, the entire planet is currently experiencing an 'invisible thread' that has touched many for the past weeks. Our advice to you? Listen to your leaders and make sure to take proper hygiene measures to stay safe. Whenever I am watching the news and see the emptiness of some of the cities in the world. You cannot help to think about scenarios of fictional movies about the off-world. It's really weird facing this type of realism.
We are looking at this series of illustrations mixed with paintings by Rinat Khabirov. An artist based in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, he shared many impressions and memories from a trip to Georgia. His style is a blend of a photography and painting! I would totally advise to check out his video below, you will to see some of the process and awesome tips as well. Give it a look!
Paintings have a very special place in my heart. Maybe it is because I remember my mom painting her canvases when I was a kid. She loved when she had time to paint. Maybe it is because with so many different mediums out there, I'm a sucker for the good ole oils and canvas combo. I still get amazed with the talent and creativity artists have to create such exquisite artwork using traditional methods. Yes, I do love technology and all the possibilities it brings. But traditional mediums still make my heart race.
Guilherme Asthma is a freelance visual artist from São Paulo, Brazil, he shared a stunning and impressive animal painting studies using Photoshop (for one) and a photograph as a reference. These are righteously fascinating! I took the liberty to share its entire project, my favorite one is actually the 'fox'. I mean just take a look at the different spots of lighting and colors. It's a true master and his craft and it's going to keep on making greater art. Make sure to follow Guilherme' work.
Yesterday as I was scrolling on FB, I noticed a 3D image by Asur Misoa as a tribute for Spirited Away. I wasn't following her work (I am now!) and it was so impressive. I shared her image on ABDZ Facebook and decided to make her own feature on the blog. So here it is, I decided to share also some of her 3D images from Facebook. Hope you will enjoy!
Lorraine Loots is an artist from Cape Town, South Africa and since 2013 she has been doing a miniature painting every single day. These mini paintings are so amazing and so tiny at the same time, it's incredible how much detail she gets in there. Check them out! For more from Lorraine Loots follow her on instagram @lorraineloots/.
Don't be mistaken: not every "photograph" was taken by a camera. Some were conceived in the minds of ultra talented people, like American artist Rod Penner. This guy comes up with astonishingly real images. He depicts some very mundane scenes... small cities, suburbs, things that you would not take a second glance at, but with these paintings you just feel the urge to keep looking and analyzing in awe for not being actual photographs.
Maja Wronska is an artist from Poland and she has a very impressive style of painting. Using only watercolors and specializing in architectural structures, her paintings come to life with a mix of colors and shapes. Enjoy! For more from Maja Wronska visit takmaj.deviantart.com/gallery.
Artyom Chebokha aka Rhads is an artist from Omsk, Russian Federation who creates some awesome digital paintings. His love for the sea reflects on his paintings that are colorful and have a dreamy feel to them. Enjoy! For more from Rhads visit rhads.deviantart.com, and facebook.com/therhads.
Denis Gonchar is a very skilled Illustrator and Painter from Ukraine. I selected some of his amazing portrait paintings to share here and you will be impressed by his works. For more from Denis visit behance.net/denisgonchar.
These amazing Organic and Geometry Paintings were done by Tran Nguyen, a Georgia-based artist. Born in Vietnam and raised in the States. She is fascinated with creating visuals that can be used as a psycho-therapeutic support vehicle, treading the mind’s surreal dreamscape. Her paintings are created with a delicate quality using color pencil and thin glazes of acrylic on paper.
Mike Dutton has been a writer/illustrator most of his life. He completed his first book when he was seven, a stapled mass of dot-matrix printer paper filled with leaping dinosaurs. He once drew the entire Sunday Funnies during class, but none of the jokes were funny. In fact, his teacher found them to be quite rude and his parents were asked to pay a visit. Since then, Mike has gone on to make children's storybook illustrations, comics, coloring books, magazine articles, landscape paintings, video game art, and quite possibly a portrait of your dog. He is still learning to be funny, but thinks you might enjoy his increasingly popular online comic, One Swoop Fell (www.OneSwoopFell.com).
Raffaele Catania is a craftsman and designer living in Chiaramonte Gulfi, Sicily. He likes to create, drawings, sketches and paintings, literally getting his hands dirty. He as done work for a variety of products, from small illustration of a book to an extensive mural painting, a detailed wine label to the preparation of a large stand. We were really impressed with Raffaele work, especially the paintings, very expressive, so nothing better than share that with you too.
Ben Heine is a Belgian painter, illustrator, portraitist, caricaturist and photographer. His galleries are filled with great stuff and he can walk beautifully between several art directions, creating amazing pieces in any way he goes. Ben studied graphic arts - and worked as a graphic creator for 8 years - and sculpture and also has a degree in journalism. Besides all that he also speaks French, English and Dutch fluently, and some bits of Polish, Spanish and Russian. So don't worry about language issues when you decide to get in touch with him. ;) I really liked his work!
I have been working on a few designs heavily inspired by the Surrealism, because of that I was looking for some references and visual artists that are influenced by this style as well. Then I stumbled upon Reality-must-die at DeviantArt. I couldn't get much information about him, I know he is from Germany, but I was totally mesmerized by his surrealistic drawings that I had to feature him here on Abduzeedo.
I found the work from Leonid Afremov while I was navigating on deviantART and I have to say that his paintings really got my attention. Leonid Afremov is a Belarusian painter who was born in Vitebsk, in 1955. Coincidentally or not, he was born in the same town as Marc Chagall, the famous artist who also founded the Vitebsk Art School along with Malevich & Kandinsky. Leonid Afremov graduated from Vitebsk Art School in 1978 and is one of the elite members.
Stamatis Lasko is a visual artist from Volos Greece. We can seen in his portfolio some incredible paintings and street art graffitis. The portraits are very detailed and with a interesting movement and expressions. I really like his skills on character design, and I highly recommend that you check out his portfolio at http://www.behance.net/siveone Stamatis Laskos was born in Volos in 1985.He studied painting in the Athens School of Fine Arts 2002-2007 (3rd painting studio, , Papaspirou-Spilopoulos).
We are always receiving suggestions pointing some great artists and their portfolios, and that is really nice because it gives us the chance to check out some really nice stuff to show here to you. Today we will show the abstract and expressive work of David Platt. David is an artist/designer based in New York who has been creating visual art since 1990. After receiving a BFA in Film & Television from NYU, David concentrated on the creation of digital art, design and animation, eventually forming his own design firm in 2001.