Stunning Photorealistic Portraits By Nikolay Yarakhtin Hand-Sketched On The Streets Of Saint Petersburg
We have all seen street artists who hand-sketch quirky and exaggerated caricatures or photorealistic live portraits on the spot, perhaps you even have one of these artworks of yourself from your last holiday. Although these artists might be underappreciated because of the nature of their work, a talent and years of practice that goes into mastering portrait drawings are undeniable and worth recognition. Continue reading »
Instagram is truly the best artist’s business card and we should be thankful for the daily inspiration. In this talented artist’s Jayn’s case, there is even more to be grateful for as his amazing sketches turn ordinary buildings into cutting-edge artistry. Continue reading »
Grant Snider gives us a charming series of sketches using watercolor shapes and imagination to illustrate the things we enjoy in the summertime. How to turn a watermelon into a sunset is just the beginning. Other simple shapes show us what he can make of picnics, fireflies, ice cream, swimming pools, and more. Continue reading »
Harry Potter is now an iconic character thanks to J.K. Rowling’s books. Rowling recently shared some never before seen Harry Potter sketches with fans, and they show hand illustrated moments from the books done by Rowling herself. Continue reading »
It’s a complaint you hear time and time again from readers when beloved books are adapted into films: The actors don’t match the mental image conjured up by the book’s description. So illustrator Brian Joseph Davis decided to see exactly what kind of faces those descriptions would create by using a law enforcement composite sketch software called FACES ID. Continue reading »
Designer Gianluca Gimini went around with a pen and paper, asking strangers, friends, and family to draw him a normal bicycle from memory. Hundreds of drawings and more than five years later, Gimini renders the collected drawings as real bicycles in a project called ‘Velocipedia’. Continue reading »
Ieva Ozola a graphic designer from Latvia, with history in Norway and currently living in Prague. This is her one year project which she started in July, 2015. Every day there is one sketch in different places. The sketch is created where Ieva was, never missed a day and usually using small sketchbook with liquid pen, pencils and watercolours. Continue reading »
Every parent wants to save as many memories of their child as they grow and develop as individuals. They do so much and change so quickly. All the crafty creations they produce along the way, it can be hard to hold onto the key moments without being smothered by the weight of tissue paper and lollipop sticks.
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The Lady and the Fox. The making of process.
“Now that my little girl is two years old, her interest in all things art has skyrocketed, especially when she sees me painting. As she gets older I look forward to collaborating with her on many projects, but until then I’ve decided to see what I can create with some of her many sketches.”, says artist Ruth Oosterman to Bored Panda. Continue reading »
Usually it takes a long way for a sketch to be turned into an actual product. Japanese designer Daigo Fukawa just might change all that, however, with his series of furniture called “Rough Sketch Products” that look like they’ve just been transferred directly from his sketchbook to reality. The project was submitted as Fukuhawa’s senior thesis exhibition at Tokyo University of the Arts.
Made from cleverly arranged wire and photographed with a perfectly blank background, his various benches and chairs trick our perception of dimensions. Suddenly, 2D meets 3D, and the people sitting on these unique scribbled creations seem to be levitating in the air. It might not be the comfiest furniture out there, but it will definitely put a smile on your face.
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