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On Not Being a Production Artist

Turn sideways into the light as they saythe old ones did and disappearinto the originality of it all.Be impatient with easy explanationsand teach that part of the mindthat wants to know everythingnot to begin questions it cannot answer.David Whyte<p>I began my last post with a quote referring to as a …

X-Ray Photographs From the 1930s Expose the Delicate Details of Roses and Lilies | Colossal

<p>When selecting flowers we are often first attracted to their vibrant colors, eager to choose a bright orange lily or deep red rose. Dr. Dain L. …

The Instagram stars of South Africa - CNN Style

Written by Heenali Patel, CNN<p>Three artists making it big in the world of art have one thing in common: Instagram has been key in turning their hobbies into successful businesses.<p>Lorraine Loots has become an internationally recognized miniature artist, exhibiting over 700 artworks in New York last …

These Sculptures Make Stone Look Downright Squishy

<b>You can get “stuck between a rock and a hard place” and something can be “rock hard” but Galician sculptor José Manuel Castro López is creating stone</b> …

Artist uses mini figures to highlight big social issues on a small scale

The world's most pressing problems may not have small solutions, but one artist is using miniature means to take a look at some of the biggest social …

The Best Stores for Big (Really Big!) Artwork & Prints

(Image credit: SFGirlbyBay)<p>Let's cut to the chase here: These are the best online and brick-and-mortar stores for finding big–<i>huge–</i>oversized artwork. …

Genius Loci by Anastasia Savinova

Artist Anastasia Savinova travels the world and takes a little piece of each place with her. Whether it’s the cities’ architecture, local flavor, …

Illustrating the Irony of Relationships in the Digital Age

The illustrator Jean Jullien depicts the awkwardness of tech-centered lives.<p>Technological developments have brought us cultural and social changes wherein we increasingly communicate through screens and electronic interfaces at the cost of face-to-face interaction. Increasingly, relationships take …

Poetic Black and White Ink Illustrations

Greek illustrator Meni Chatzipanagiotou, about whom we previously wrote, offers poetic illustrations made with a black drawing pen. Creations in …

Mom Turns Her 3-Year-Old's Drawings into Incredible Art

“As soon as she could grasp a crayon,” a toddler began collaborating with her artist mom.<p>Many parents hope their kids develop an interest in areas like debate, science or software design. But Canada-based painter Ruth Oosterman wanted her daughter Eve to love art as much as she did -- so much so …

The Illustrated Alphabet by Valérie Hugo

French illustrator Valérie Hugo, specialized in silkscreen printing and wall painting, has recently did a complete floral and animal alphabet. From A …

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DIY: Root Succulents from Leaves

If they don’t get enough sun, succulents sulk. That’s why indoor succulents get leggy. The fix? Snip off a stem, strip the leaves from your …

Small Space DIY: Black Wire Hanging Vase

After hunting in vain for a simple hanging bottle vase that was as affordable as it was delicate, I took things into my own hands.<p>Armed with dark …

Small Spaces

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

I Am Obsessed With Drawing Super Detailed Art

Oops I think I have an obsession with detail. I have always loved doodling, ask any of my teachers or class-mates and you would have found me drawing …

363 days of tea – in pictures

Ruby Silvious lives in upstate New York and has been turning discarded objects into art for many years. “I like reusing. I paint on pistachio shells and fold paper bags into bras,” says Silvious, who is a graphic designer by day and an artist by night. On 3 January 2015, she started keeping a …

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10 Swiss Inspired Graphic Design Lessons To Help You Become A Better Designer

<i>Sometimes the best way to showcase your design is to go back to the basics.</i> <br>When you hear the term “Swiss Design” the first thing you might think of …

Riusuke Fukahori’s Lifelike Goldfish Painted in Acrylic Between Layers of Resin | Colossal

<p>Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori (previously) returns to Joshua Liner Gallery this week for his second solo show, <i>Goldfish Salvation</i>. Fukahori has …

A Gargantuan Octopus Rendered with Discarded Ballpoint Pens by Ray Cicin | Colossal

<p>Inspired in part by his graphic-designer friends disparaging comments about the lowly ballpoint pen, artist Ray Cicin took it upon himself to …

Clark & Pougnaud Photography

Artist couple Clark & Pougnaud created a new series of pictures in which woman are in the center of their creations. Two artists invite the viewer to …

People From Classic Paintings Inserted Into Modern City Life (Part 2)

Alexey Kondakov, the Ukrainian artist whom we covered before, is back with new images of figures from classical paintings photoshopped into modern …

363 Days Of Tea: I Draw On Used Tea Bags To Spark A Different Kind Of Inspiration

Early this year, I started a visual diary called “363 Days of Tea”. My goal was two-fold: to push my creative practice and to share it on social …

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Make DIY Paper Mache Decorative Bowls • The Budget Decorator

Decorative accessories can really eat up your home decorating budget, but here is an easy project that even the kids can help with, and can blend …

DIY Canvas Photos (On the Cheap!) • The Budget Decorator

If you’ve been active in the home and garden or DIY blogosphere as of late, you’ve probably seen a few of these DIY canvas photo tutorials around. I …

Fabulous Repurposed Drawer Projects • The Budget Decorator

We repurpose a lot these days, and I don’t just mean us here at TBD… I think people in general are thinking about reusing things more than they once …

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The Quotidian Beauty of #1011Drawings

Brooklyn artist Vi Luong is making 1,011 pen and ink drawings... over the next few years.<p>By day, Brooklyn-based Vi Luong is a creative director at MPOWERD, a solar power startup that aims to bring affordable, hand-held, solar-powered lights to a global market. By night, Luong is MISTER VI, the …

Sketch Tattoos That Look Like Pencil Drawings By Nomi Chi

Nomi Chi’s tattoos look like pencil drawings. The Vancouver artist achieves this through her sketch-like style; the guiding lines and shapes used to …

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Why You Can't Hear the Calling of Your Soul When Fear Is in Charge (and How to Listen Anyway)

<b>Last week I helped out at my son's Montessori school during their art morning.</b><p>All children, aged 4-12, made paintings, dreamcatchers, little jars with candles. They painted sticks in bright colors. They painted each other; they were wearing their shirts inside-out to protect them from stains. It …