Sonja Hinrichsen’s Expansive Swirling Snow Drawing Atop A Frozen Lake

Sonja Hinrichsen’s Expansive Swirling Snow Drawing Atop A Frozen Lake

Early last year, artist Sonja Hinrichsen (previously) and some 60 volunteers wearing snowshoes trekked out onto the frozen Catamount Lake in Colorado to trample miles of swirling and twisting patterns into the deep snow. Continue reading »

Tired Of Being Asked To Work For Free, This Artist Started Drawing These Client Requests

Tired Of Being Asked To Work For Free, This Artist Started Drawing These Client Requests

@forexposure_txt is a Twitter account dedicated to compiling quotes from artists who were expected to work for free. It was created by artist and writer Ryan Estrada. An artist has decided to take some of those quotes and use them to inspire various portraits of what she imagines those people look like. They’re part of a series titled “For Exposure,” and they were created for Format Magazine by Emmie Tsumura, a Toronto-based illustrator and graphic designer. Check out some of our favorites below. If you’re an artist then chances are that more than a few of them will resonate with you! Continue reading »

Expectation Vs Reality Of Drawing Courses

Expectation Vs Reality Of Drawing Courses

As anybody who’s been enrolled on a drawing course will probably already know, your ideas about what to expect from your art classes can often be much different from reality. Maybe you enrolled because you wanted to sketch men and women sculpted like Greek Gods and Goddesses, yet ended up drawing people who looked like nude versions of your grandparents. Continue reading »

Artist Unveils A Monumental Pen & Ink Drawing Nearly 3.5 Years In The Making

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The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan was one of the most devastating environmental events of our time, with its overall impact rippling across the globe for years to come. But just as stated in Newton’s third law—for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction—so too did the people of Japan respond to the magnitude of the destruction in an effort to rebuild their country anew as captured in this staggering new artwork by Manabu Ikeda titled Rebirth. Continue reading »

Elegant Drawing Of Girls Wearing Dresses Made Of Real Flower Petals

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Malaysian artist Lim Zhi Wei creates beautiful series of illustrations blended with real flower petals. Her series titled “Flower Girls” is a delicate collection of graceful female form gorgeously layered dresses and gowns made out of everything from orchids, roses, and leaves. The series began when the artist made a birthday gift for her grandmother. Continue reading »

This Artist Turns People Into Aliens By Drawing Faces On Their Backs

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Spanish artist AnaHell creates some of the creepiest caricatures from human bodies. By using a few simple props and costumes the artist reveals a whole new insight to the human form. These works of art are made even more impressive by her simplicity in lighting and use of everyday settings and poses to bring out the whimsical side of her otherworldly creations. When you see her work you understand her proclaimed childlike fascination for the human body, and the absurd. Continue reading »

Artist Spends Entire Year Drawing Giant Octopus Using Only Discarded Ballpoint Pens

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When designer friends questioned the usefulness of ballpoint pens, artist Raymond Cicin took it as a challenge. He spent a year drawing this enormous, amazingly detailed octopus. Continue reading »

Robots that Create Art: Harvey Moon’s Drawing Machines

Robots that Create Art: Harvey Moon's Drawing Machines

These robots can draw portraits, give visual form to a cricket’s movements, or interpret Google Earth as an abstract picture. New media artist Harvey Moon discusses how he surrenders control and artistic license to his robot collaborators in a new video from The Creators Project. Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Drawing hearts in the skies over St. Petersburg

Photo of the Day: Drawing hearts in the skies over St. Petersburg

Russian fighter jets perform air stunts during the 5th International Maritime Defence Show in St. Petersburg, Russia on June 30, 2011. (Anatoly Maltsev / EPA). Click to zoom.