Signalstarr aka Nick Stewart Hoyle is a graphic artist based in London, UK. His work reminds me a lot of the inspired mid 80s retro art like Pink Floyd and OMNI Magazine. I love his play with the mixture of washed textures and overlays.
I'm sure you know a great artist near your home, or in your hometown, or a friend of a friend that make art as no one else. When I found this kind of artist I think "the world should know this guy!". And that is the case of Carlos Carpinelli, an artist from my city in Brazil. His painting are absolutely astonishing and it deserve all your attention.
The art is focused on waves and the ocean, the small details make all the difference and bring realism to the painting. I think how hard must be to work with those small pencils and try to imagine how much time to make a single piece like these. Check out the pictures and don't forget to know more about his work on the links at the end!
The addiction for surf made me change my life, even at 13 years I had two passions: surfing and art, competing in local tournaments and drawing for surf brands, kept me connected to this lifestyle forever and through him I got to know some of the most perfect waves in the world.
About Carlos Carpinelli
The result of all this inspiration can be seen in my paintings, whose main theme the perfect waves and beautiful places where I have or just imagined, using acrylic paint matt water based on screen, only with brushes and unused airbrush.