He’s only 17 and already has great qualities when it comes to put his talent to work. Jeremy Young comes from New Zealand and has his very own style. It’s all about colors, and minimalism, drawing portraits with his own touch.
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If your first thought was “It’s a photo” then you’re totally wrong. These are hyper realistic oil paintings created by Belgium based artist Christiane Vleugels. At the age of twelve, Christiane studied the academy of fine arts and was educated in the art of drawing and sculpting by the inspiring artist Herman Cornelis. Wonderful, stunning and simply beautiful paintings. Each of them unveils a certain aspect of life and inspires people to dream.
Miguel Endara is a great atrist known for his incredibly realistic dot drawings. One of his art works – a portrait of Benjamin Kyle – is an attempt to support a man who can not get the help from the state. Benjamin Kyle now on the lips of Americans, eight years ago a man was found unconscious behind a Burger King dumpster with no belongings, no ID and no memory of who he was. At the hospital, the poor man adopted the name Benjaman Kyle, since he was unable to remember anything about his past life.
Kyle, suffering from retrograde amnesia, still has no memory of his former life. To complicate matters even further, Kyle is currently unable to receive a new social security number because of his peculiar situation, and is thus unable to get a job or register at a homeless shelter. Artist Miguel Endara was one of many citizens who, after hearing Kyle’s story, wanted to help. Miguel used his incredibly painstaking stippling technique to create a lifelike portrait of Kyle in 138 hours. The final product contained 2.1 million dots, each applied one by one at an average of 4.25 dots per second. Endara was determined to raise awareness surrounding Kyle’s unimaginable tale. Through selling prints of the work for $90 each, Endara will donate half the proceeds to help his subject. But you don’t have to be an expert photorealistic artist to contribute; an online petition is currently circulating to grant Kyle a social security number and help him begin his new life.
Clinto De Menezes is a multi-disciplinary artist working in a range of mediums that include installation, painting, drawing and photography. Growing up in the industrialised and mined landscapes of South Africa much of his work is informed by the aesthetic, the history and the changing socio-political attitudes towards the South African landscape and its visual representation. Since his relocation to the United Kingdom in 2007 De Menezes has expanded his visual and conceptual terrain to include research in Topology and in the notions of displacement, migration, ecology, identity and mortality.
Heikki Leis was born in Tartu in 1973, Estonia and has lived and worked in the same town for the better part of his life. He graduated from Tartu Art Grammar School and later masonry and sculpture faculty in Tartu Art School in 1991. He works as a freelance artist since 2000. Heikki does mostly hyper realistic pen and pencil drawings and also sculpture. Since 2004 he is also an avid photographer and takes part in exhibitions.
Illustrations are (in their simplest for) just a reflection of something you think up in your mind. That being said, I’m a little worried about Anton Semenov. His dark, brooding, psychedelic, and almost alien illustrations are nothing short of amazing. Check some of the this Russian illustrators great artwork below.
Daniel Dos Santos is a professional freelance illustrator working in a variety of genres including novels, comics and film. He has worked for clients such as Disney, Universal Studios, Penguin Books, Random House, Tor books, UpperDeck, Wizards of the Coast, and DC Comics. Check out some of his dazzling portfolio below.
Ideally, wouldn’t we all like to live in a climate where outdoor living is possible year-round? And wouldn’t we love to live in a space where the divide between indoors and outdoors is non-existent? São Paulo-based Fernanda Marques achieved this idealistic balance in her Loft 24-7 residence, presented at the CasaCor exhibition in São Paulo, Brazil. In the 250-square-meter (about 2,700 square feet) space, Marques has erased the barriers by using “outdoor” elements inside and “indoor” elements outside and creating easy visual links between the two. Limestone, rough stone, steel, glass, wood paneling and furnishings that speak to the architect’s modernist style, all create a harmonious, seamless environment where you are never quite in and never quite out. Fernanda Marques is the chief architect at Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados that is involved in both residential and commercial architecture, interior design, furniture design and real estate.
Gene Guynn is one of the most ridiculous skilled painters I’ve seen in quite some time. (That’s probably because I studied at my old school, The Academy Of Art University.) With a painter for a mother and a musician for a father, his world was always one of creativity and expression. Gene takes inspiration from the thriving urban, outsider, and lowbrow art culture of SF, LA, and NYC, and combines it with a fine art sophistication, especially taking influence from contemporary masters such as Jenny Saville and Lucian Freud. After graduating with a BFA in painting in 2008, Gene moved from San Francisco to the Los Angeles area, where he continues to paint and further evolve his personal style and exhibit in galleries all over the world.
Illustration is one of my hidden passions. I love seeing the works and creations from people all around the world, and what they can come up with conceptually. Alvaro Hildago’s illustrations are no exception. His pieces are eerie, yet mesmerizing, and all have a unique stylized look that I just can’t ignore. And if any of his super sick illustrations strike you as intriguing, you can order them here.
Negative Space - The space around and between the subject(s) of an image. Negative space may be most evident when the space around a subject, and not the subject itself, forms an interesting or artistically relevant shape, and such space is occasionally used to artistic effect as the “real” subject of an image. The use of negative space is a key element of artistic composition.
When it comes to graphic design, negative space isn’t anything to be ignored. I’m not a graphic designer, but as I’m said many times before, I hang out with them all the time, so I’m well aware of some of the fundamentals of the art. Negative space is a good way to draw attention to the focal point of the (or lack there of) with any piece. This collection by Tang Yau Hoong demonstrates perfectly a mastery of using negative space to create super dope pieces. Check the method below.
The incredible illustrator Randy Atwood has a portfolio full of treasures. But a series of his hyper-realistic pieces are all celebrity portraits are what really blew me away while looking at his collections. This artwork is extremely detailed, (and his focus on hair totally blows my mind). But out of all the illustrators I’ve seen who’s aim is to replicate photo-realism, Atwood is the only artist comparable to the also ridiculously talented Juan Francisco.
Having gone to art school, I’m no newbie when it comes to sketchbooks, and the wonders people have hidden inside of them. I’ve seen people in classes that draw and paint the most eloquent classical drawings, (like the Mona Lisa) and come home and have a sketchbook with the most rawkus, insane graffiti imaginable. A sketchbook is like a diary in the sense that it’s what’s all from what’s in your head, and the head of the artist I only know as ‘Pacman23′ is pretty dope. When he scanned in a series of pictures from a sketchbook of his, I knew I had to throw it up.
What if Shredder, Splinter, Rocksteady and Bebop were real? What if the toxic ooze that created the 90′s action film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles spilled into the sewers today? The results would probably look a lot like the pictures above. Now for a confession, before this post, only my immediate family knew that I had an unhealthy obsession with the Ninja Turtles. TMNT backpacks, jackets, umbrellas, bed sheets, from the years of 3 to 5, I was all about it. So when I saw the works of artist Dave Rapoza, it hit close to home. Rapoza has updated the TMNT, and given them all a brand new real-life look. Even the creepy little fly villain, Baxter, from the cartoon got a makeover. Each new piece is both gorgeous and horrifying at the same time. And although there are no pics of the star turtles themselves, it definitely makes me yearn for the old days of the Foot Clan.
Artist Sagaki Keita was born in 1984 and lives and works in Tokyo. His densely composited pen and ink illustrations contain thousands of whimsical characters that are drawn almost completely improvised. I am dumbstruck looking at these and love the wacky juxtaposition of fine art and notebook doodles. See more of his work here, and be sure to click the images above for more detail.
What it takes to be a good visual artist nowadays? Is it knowing how to draw hyperrealistic? Is it knowing how to use every image software that exists? I think it isn’t any of those virtues. Maybe the most important thing is to create your very own visual aesthetic, when I mean aesthetic I’m not saying style, that’s not the same thing on my point of view. You can have a really particular aesthetic Influenced by many styles, but that doesn’t mean it’s not unique. Hakuchi is one of these illustrators that really got me, not because of his detailed trace, but because of his aesthetic. 3 colors illustrations, violent / ironic content, deep inspired in japanese and manga culture. That’s how I would describe the amazing work of this illustrator (one of which is a picture of a a man riding a motorcycle penis). Enjoy.
I’m familiar with ton’s of illustrators and designers who all have different specialties, and who all are extremely good at what they do. When I see some street graffiti however, I’m reminded that it takes such a different type of skill and love for your craft. Running the risk of getting arrested for simply expressing yourself is just one of the minor pitfalls of this type of art, climbing to insane heights, venturing into dangerous areas, or risking being mistaken for a thief by police are all things that happen quite often. This is why it amazes me to know the some people go through that and still manage to display stunning works of art. Check some of these pieces out below.
I come across tons of artists of all types, forms, and calibers in my line of work, but I was especially impressed by the illustrations of one Melissa Haslam. Her work demonstrates a rare innocence that’s almost childlike, and is very striking. Her work shows a depth and style that doesn’t normally come across in most other illustrations of the same type from other artists. Check the method below.
We all know I’m far to young to be a 60′s baby, but the artwork from the time has always fascinated me. It started from some of the ad posters from the old school James Bond movies and continued to strike me as impressive to this day, so seeing these pieces brought me back to my childhood. They come from multiple illustrators, but all convey the same sexy/dangerous, suave/distinguished vibe that was portrayed in so much of 60′s media.