19-year-old artist Haru Otomi certainly has a way with a pencil. The talented illustrator is responsible for some amazing drawings of cats that look so real, you almost want to reach out and pet! Continue reading »
@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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.