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Zeenchin's Absorbing Painterly Digital Work

We've been really digging these digital paintings from Zeenchin, whose ideas seem to blossom in an unwieldly fashion, and whose muted color palettes …

Animation

A Korean artist makes incredible sculptures out of old tires

Instagram / mellowbyulA shark made of tires.<p>One man’s trash truly is another man’s treasure.<p>Korean artist Yong Ho Ji uses old tires to create …

Art

Artist Transforms Found Stones Into Animals You Can Hold in the Palm of Your Hand

Japanese artist Akie Nakata (known simply as Akie) turns found stones and rocks into adorable animal paintings you can hold in the palm of your hand. Inspired by the natural shapes of each stone she comes across, Akie chooses the ones she believes already have their own destined characters. Ever …

Digital Art

What Would TV Characters Pack?

We imagined what our favorite TV characters would pack for a move. Some of the items they take are essentials, and some will take a little thinking …

Manga Style Fantasy Digital Illustrations by Timothy Kong

UK born artist Timothy Kong says that he has been drawing for as long as he can remember.His illustrations are a “blend of old master paintings with …

Storytelling

Incredible Adventure Photography by Joelle Friend

<b>Joelle Friend</b> is a beautiful model, photographer, filmmaker, social media influencer and adventurer who has lived in the Pacific Northwest all her …

A Boyfriend Surprised His Girlfriend By Drawing Them As A Couple In 10 Different Cartoon Styles

Best. Present. Ever.<p>When Lindsay saw her gift, she spent 30 minutes carefully looking through her drawing before telling him: "I love you to the moon and back." Perfect!

It Snowed in the Sahara and the Photos Are Breathtaking

Look, I know we cover a lot of the bad types of weather here. Wildfires, droughts, extreme cold, hurricanes. But allow me to make it up to you with …

See a selection of photos from David Lynch’s new book of smoky, mysterious nudes

Back in 2007, <b>David Lynch</b> exhibited a collection of beautiful portraits that explored the concept of feminine nudity in abstract and subversive ways. …

An Instagram Account of Surreal Image Combinations

The Instagram account of Russian art director, web designer and digital artist Artem Pozdnyakov is a humorous collection of minimal images that …

Between innocence and experience: the sexualisation of girlhood in 19th century postcards

<i>In our sexual histories series, authors explore changing sexual mores from antiquity to today.</i><p>We often hear that we are living in a corrupting, …

Aesthetics

Albert Watson’s lessons on how to be a master photographer

Back in 1973, Scottish photographer Albert Watson got the call: <i>Harper’s Bazaar</i> wanted him to photograph the “Master of Suspense” for their holiday issue. The story was titled “Alfred Hitchcock cooks his own goose” and the assignment called for Watson to photograph the portly Brit presenting roast …

Photographers

Don’t Make These 4 Photo Composition Mistakes: Watch This Video & Avoid “Eyeball Confusion”

Whether you shoot landscapes, portraits, sports, or other types of images, sloppy composition can ruin an otherwise great shot. In this quick …

“Mago” is a Solo Exhibition of Ethereal Paintings by Portland-Based Artist Stella Im Hultberg

<i>Mago</i> is an ongoing solo art exhibit of Portland-based painter and illustrator Stella Im Hultberg at the Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco. The …

Art

How to Quickly Replace a Sky in Photoshop With Multiply Blend Mode

In his latest photography tutorial, noted French photographer (and prolific video tutorial maker) Serge Ramelli demonstrates how to quickly and …

Now Showing: David LaChapelle's First Australian Exhibition Arrives in Victoria

American photographer David LaChapelle is making his Australian debut with an exhibition at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale.<p>LaChapelle has …

Long Before Photoshop, the Soviets Mastered the Art of Erasing People from Photographs — and History Too

Adobe Photoshop, the world's best-known piece of image-editing software, has long since transitioned from noun to verb: "to Photoshop" has come to …

Soviet Union

Intricately layered laser-cut plywood sculptures

These amazing plywood art pieces are created in a small work area by Gabriel Schama and his laser cutter Elsie. His work really took off after a …

Drawing With Shadows: Illustrator Guy Larsen Creates Portraits From the Shadows of Crumpled Paper | Colossal

<p>In this brief video, London-based illustrator Guy Larsen finds inspiration in the shadow lines cast by a crumpled up ball of paper which he uses to …

Design

Artists Are Transforming Used NYC MetroCards into Miniature Works of Art

New York City MetroCards are often disposed of immediately after use, but as artists are demonstrating, we should think twice before tossing them. In an ongoing series of exhibitions called <i>Single Fare</i>, creatives are transforming the small tickets with miniature paintings, drawings, and sculptures. …

Art

The stunning photographs that are like paintings

A generation of photographers from Germany transformed photography in the 1980s and 90s, and credit is due to their two teachers, writes Alastair Sooke.<p>It is one of the most famous images in contemporary photography: a monumental print, 2m high and more than 4m across, depicting Paris’s largest …

Art

These intricate hand-painted mandala stones reveal the cosmic beauty of math

San Francisco-based artist Lina West creates these beautiful hand-painted mandala stones covered in gorgeous fractal patterns.<p>She writes:<p>I’ve taught …

Magic mushrooms: art foraged from nature – in pictures

The mysterious islands of the Salish Sea, between British Columbia and Washington State, are home to the ecological artist Jill Bliss, who since 2012 has devoted herself to exploring the isolated region, artistically and literally. The archipelago has its own unique ecosystem, and Bliss’s medleys …

These Are The Most Colourful Streets in the World

Eerie Everyday Digital Art by Stuart Lippincott

We posted about Stuart Lippincott in the past but he keeps delivering some incredible images with his Everyday project. Stuart is creating a digital …

10,000 impounded bikes look like abstract art

It may look like a painting, but this is actually what 10,000 bicycles being dumped into one space looks like.<p>Tens of thousands of shared bikes have …

Artist Carves Rubber Stamps to Illustrate the Infinite Beauty of the Natural World

For many years, art director and illustrator Viktoria Åström has worked extensively as a freelance animator, but as she proves, it never hurts to have a creative side hustle. Going from the digital screen to analog art, Åström has returned to her roots as someone who has always loved to draw and …

Hallucinatory Photographs by an Outsider Artist Defy Convention

Kwesi Abbensetts uses “revisionary self-appropriation” to make stunning portraits reflecting on race and identity.<p>Like hallucinations splashed onto paper, the pictures of Guyanese artist Kwesi Abbensetts seem to abide by no photographic convention, utilizing layered exposures, desaturated hues, and …