I like sketchbook art, and what I find appealing is that many of the drawings and paintings have unfinished parts. And in contrast with the detailed outlining and shading, it really makes the final work quite interesting. In this post, you can view the mixed-media artwork of Javier Gonzalez Pacheco.
See also: “Just Doodling…”
Two weeks ago, I launched the first “Artist Battle” which received over 3,000 votes from readers. And now proceeding with the next battle, I have chosen five expressive portraits that vary in technique from knife painting to embroidery. Essentially, all images have texture or shading that stand out in some way. Please cast your vote here.
(Image © Francoise Nielly)
We are offering (3) $40 Gelaskins Gift Cards for you to select “The Hardcase” cover of your choice.
I have selected five posts from 2012 that really made me say “Wow.”
Popping out of the Sketchbook
I recall looking at the ladder drawing (at top) and imagining how it was executed, and why I hadn’t come up with this idea first? It looks so simple, but it is elaborate to create anamorphic art. Illustrator Darren Frisina doesn’t have a lot of these 3D images in his portfolio, but the few that are displayed, are outstanding!
(Image © Darren Frisina)
This is a beautiful photo series entitled “Dawn” by Yu Yamauchi. “For almost five months straight—four years in a row—600 days, I lived in a hut near the summit of Mt. Fuji (10,000 feet above sea level). There, I photographed the dawn everyday from the same location,”  comments Yamauchi.