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Illustrator Spotlight: Loika – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Artist Spotlight: Céli Lee – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Some recent drawings by Céli Lee (previously featured here and here), originally born in China, currently based in London. More images below.

What Industrial Design Students Had to Carry, Part 1: Drawing Implements

Tuition was one thing. Keeping yourself in design $upplies was another<p>In the entry about the Manual Labor of Design, we see the on-camera designer …

Gorgeous Architectural Drawings Hidden Behind Empty Silhouettes of Other Buildings

Scotland-based artist Minty Sainsbury meticulously draws buildings that are hidden behind the silhouettes of other structures. Each piece offers an incredible amount of gorgeous detail, and she depicts every brick, window, and decorative facade in a photorealistic style using pencil.<p>Despite …

Sargent’s Most Intimate Portraits Are the Ones You’ve Never Seen

At the turn of the twentieth century, a portrait by John Singer Sargent was proof of prominence, a publicity coup, and a launching pad for further ambitions. (One might compare the impact of a new Sargent picture to that of an Annie Leibovitz cover.) But there was a mercenary aspect to Sargent’s …

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Timelapse Video of a Damaged Black & White Portrait Restored and Colorized by Joaquin Villaverde | Colossal

<p>From friends who are digital artists, retouchers, or illustrators, I sometimes hear stories of clients who suggest projects should go faster or …

Visually Satisfying Arrangements of Everyday Objects by Emily Blincoe

Nashville, Tennessee-based photographer Emily Blincoe arranges miscellaneous assortments of everyday objects into striking compositions, organized by color, shape, and size. After bringing us visual delights composed of mouthwatering foods, sugary treats, and gorgeous flowers, the photographer …

New Beautifully Surreal Acrylic and Colored Pencil Paintings by Tran Nguyen

“I enjoy creating an atmosphere that appears ordinary then juxtaposing it with elements that break this to add a subtle hint of surrealism.” It's been almost two years since we took a look at artist Tran Nguyen's paintings and since then she's created a stunning collection of beautiful acrylic and …

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

Surrealist Sculptures by Ellen Jewett Merge Plant and Animal Life | Colossal

<p>Artist Ellen Jewett refers to her sculptural work as “natural history surrealist sculpture,” a blend of plants, animals, and occasionally human-made …

Model life: to call it indentured servitude is no exaggeration

Sitting at a table in a scruffy Chelsea restaurant, Sara Ziff looks across the room at a handsome blonde man in his 20s, unsuspectingly eating a slice of pizza by the window. She interrupts herself mid-sentence: “Do you think he has heard of the Model Alliance?”<p>She laughs and imagines the …

This Dress Made From Spiders Is the Future of Fashion

Maybe?<p>Clothing made from fabric is so 2000 and late. This new hot look comes from Dutch artist Anouk Wipprecht, who used a 3-D printer to make a "spider" dress that springs into action to protect its wearer. For real.<p>From Engadget:<p>The ripply, skeletal bodice is 3D printed (or rather, laser …

Amazing Portraits by Osborne Macharia

Osborne Macharia is a self taught photographer from Kenya. His portraits are simply amazing, and uses some spectacular soft color lighting that bring …

Artist Transforms Children’s Drawings into Adorable Plush Toys

Vancouver-based artist Wendy Tsao turns children's drawings into adorable, handcrafted plush dolls. The toys, which she calls “softies,” are one-of-a-kind reflections of the kids' creativity and imagination. Anything that they can dream up–from rainbow cats to cute bat-pig hybrids to three-headed …

John Knuth's Fly Paintings

To create the paintings for his "Master Plan" series (on show now at Chicago's Andrew Rafacz Gallery), LA-based artist John Knuth feeds a mixture of sugar and watercolor paint to hundreds of thousands of common houseflies. As the flies eat, they digest externally, and over time they regurgitate …

Logo Design: The Work of Yoga Perdana

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you …

Grains Of Sand Magnified x300 Reveal Dazzling Images

A grain of sand is so small and finite that our eyes are unable to render any significant detail.<p>It often just looks like a shiny or dark grain of …

Awesome Miniature Movie Stills Shot Using LEGO and Baking Powder

LEGO and baking powder, that and some Star Wars inspiration is all Finnish photographer (and PetaPixel reader, we might add) Vesa Lehtimäki needs to …

360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono | Colossal

<p>This fun set of paper books was created by Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono who conceived the idea as a clever way to illustrate …

18 Of Al Hirschfeld’s Greatest Drawings

He was the king of Broadway caricature. Now, a new exhibition at the NYPL showcases his immense body of work.<p>When the Broadway caricature master Al Hirschfeld drew a powerful CBS executive for a major newspaper, he received an angry phone call from CBS, complaining that the character in the drawing …

Quirky Illustrations with Funny Messages

Minneapolis-based graphic designer Phil Jones, aka murraymullet, creates playful illustrations of objects and pets that will leave you smiling. The quirky drawings give a voice to inanimate objects like a trash can, transforming the waste receptacle into a refined connoisseur exclaiming, …

The Best Looks from Fall 2013 Couture

See the best looks direct from Paris.<p>As glamorous haute couture creations take to the runway in Paris, we're compiling the boldest and brightest. Follow our edit here.<p>Imaxtree

Beautiful Thoughts: Artist Lisa Park Manipulates Water with Her Mind | Colossal

<p>Conceptual artist Lisa Park has been experimenting with a specialized device called a NeuroSky EEG headset that helps transform brain activity into …