Wednesday, September 17, 2014

thekhooll:

Pavement Loop Alex Varanese

Paved surfaces form the arteries of the modern world, tempering our casual sense of day-to-day freedom with a kind of linear determinism that gently surrounds our innate proclivity for exploration with a fixed template of an explicitly geometric nature. But as is so often the case, the oppression of these constraints can force the emergence a new creative perspective for those willing to seek it out.”

(Source: archatlas)

Monday, September 15, 2014

A couple of recent Moleskine pages. Top image is finished and is an idea for a larger piece of work. 

Bottom image is two prepped pages ready for pen, ink and text.

asylum-art:

3d Marker Drawn Murals and Impressive Installations

Marker Installations by Heike Weber

Raumarbeite: utopia 2007, paintmarker on polystyrol, videoloop 465 x 465 x 270 cm, Transfer Türkiye-NRW, Museum Bochum

Germany-based artist Heike Weber needs only two tools in her work: permanent markers and endless patience. The artist decorates large spaces by tracing thousands of loopy lines on the walls, floor, and sometimes even the ceiling. Some of her installations measure around 5000 ft!

Heike starts her work by drawing the pattern on a sheet of paper, and then transfers it onto the surface. By carefully adjusting the white spaces, she gives a feeling as if the room is swirling. Aren’t you getting dizzy just looking at them?

photo: Carl-Victor Dahmen

Saturday, September 13, 2014
|Artist Postcards|
First postcard finished- I’m making a couple of these to try them out. First few will be offered as art trades, later ones will be for sale.
Mixed media on postcard.

|Artist Postcards|

First postcard finished- I’m making a couple of these to try them out. First few will be offered as art trades, later ones will be for sale.

Mixed media on postcard.

Aerial | Baptise Debombourg.

Shattering glass flooding into a room of Brauweiler Abbey in Germany.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

asylum-art:

"fallout" Series by Johnny Savage

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Fallout is a series of photographs that considers the modern Irish landscape; a landscape where empty buildings stand like ruins, reminders of another time or place in history. Appearing like portals to a different world, they quietly haunt the periphery of towns and cities, anonymous, the same, in a limbo of dream and reality…

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Working on the first art postcard. Collage with some scraps and leftovers as the base before the gesso. #art #artistsoninstagram #postcard #postcard #collage #arttrade #workinprogress #wip #rachelmasseyart

Working on the first art postcard. Collage with some scraps and leftovers as the base before the gesso. #art #artistsoninstagram #postcard #postcard #collage #arttrade #workinprogress #wip #rachelmasseyart

Monday, September 8, 2014
Sit and Stir, paper, ceramic, paint, ink, collage in box frame, 11.5 x 11.5cm
Another box frame completed with a shard of my broken mug.
I have two pieces left of the mug but they’re much larger than this, may have to get a couple of larger frames as i really do love making these.
I’m also thinking about selling them, will have to be in the UK however as I’d be worried about them surviving shipping overseas.

Sit and Stir, paper, ceramic, paint, ink, collage in box frame, 11.5 x 11.5cm

Another box frame completed with a shard of my broken mug.

I have two pieces left of the mug but they’re much larger than this, may have to get a couple of larger frames as i really do love making these.

I’m also thinking about selling them, will have to be in the UK however as I’d be worried about them surviving shipping overseas.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Watercolour pieces I created for a local branch of Coventry Building Society. These artworks were for their recent Royal British Legion fundraising event display.

I created 20 separate small poppy watercolours- 5 of each phrase.

Some of their staff were cycling from London to Paris to raise money- hence the watercolour Marble Arch and Eiffel Tower.

The do a lot of general fundraising throughout the year for different charities so it’s great to help out in any way.

Friday, September 5, 2014
This is a quick fun piece inspired by this makeup video by Natasha/myeyeshadowisodd on Youtube.
Also inspired by this stock image.


I should really make this into a little ‘inspired by Youtubers I like’ art series just because.
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This is a quick fun piece inspired by this makeup video by Natasha/myeyeshadowisodd on Youtube.

Also inspired by this stock image.

I should really make this into a little ‘inspired by Youtubers I like’ art series just because.

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For amazing makeup looks and general awesomeness.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

dezeen:

Doug Wheeler creates illusion of infinite white space inside Venetian palazzo »

Images are copyright 2014 Doug Wheeler; courtesy of David Zwirner, New York/London

asylum-art:

Sarah A. Smiths Corroded Gold Leaf Drawings

Saatchi Art

Sarah A. Smith creates shimmering gold drawings with a combination of gold metal leaf, corrosive, ink, and pencil on paper. After she arranges the metal leaf that was mined and manufactured in China, she brushes it with copper sulfate, causing a chemical reaction that tarnishes and corrodes the gold metal along the surface of the . In the natural environment, this erosion process can take hundreds of years to complete. “The oxidation illustrates pollution, disintegration, transformation of elements, changes, and the passage of time,” Smith says. The result is an incredibly detailed and textured series that while extravagant is also evocative of restraint because it emerges from a process of decay.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Loads of inking and watercolouring to finish today. This lot will go on display at a local building society for their WWI charity/fundraising event where one of their staff will be cycling from Marble Arch, London to Eiffel Tower, Paris to raise money. #wip #artistsoninstagram #inking #inkpen #workonpaper #WWI #Fundraising

Loads of inking and watercolouring to finish today. This lot will go on display at a local building society for their WWI charity/fundraising event where one of their staff will be cycling from Marble Arch, London to Eiffel Tower, Paris to raise money. #wip #artistsoninstagram #inking #inkpen #workonpaper #WWI #Fundraising

Monday, September 1, 2014

disneyconceptsandstuff:

James Lopez, a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman), is currently trying to raise money for his traditionally animated project Hullabaloo. Hullabaloo is a steampunk short film which Lopez is hoping will help save the cause of 2D animation, and possibly lead to a TV series or film. So, if you’re interested in badass steampunk ladies or traditional animation, may I recommend you give a dollar or two. Hullabaloo's IndieGogo page is over here, visit to donate and learn more! And I’ll conclude with the plot: 

Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

Together, Veronica and Jules learn that Jonathan Daring has been kidnapped by a mysterious group of influential persons, who seek to use his latest invention for nefarious purposes. These villains are wealthy and influential and neither Veronica nor Jules can stop them openly. But determined to save her father and holding true to the family creed that technology should be used for the good of all, not the greed of some, Veronica assumes the secret identity of “Hullabaloo”, a goggled crusader who uses wits and science to combat evil and oppose the nefarious conspiracy that has taken her father.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

archiemcphee:

Colossal, the Department of Incredible Insects recently encountered more photos of the fascinating work of French artist Hubert Duprat and his industrious Caddisflies (previously featured here).

"Right now, in almost every river in the world, some 12,000 different species of caddisfly larvae wriggle and crawl through sediment, twigs, and rocks in an attempt to build temporary aquatic cocoons. To do this, the small, slow-moving creatures excrete silk from salivary glands near their mouths which they use like mortar to stick together almost every available material into a cozy tube. A few weeks later a fully developed caddisfly emerges and almost immediately flies away."

Since the 1980s Duprat has been collecting caddisfly larvae from their normal environments and transporting them to aquariums in his studio. There he gently removes their own natural cocoons and puts the larvae in tanks filled with materials such as pearls, beads, opals, turquoise and pieces of 18-karat gold. The insects still do exactly what comes naturally to them, but in doing so they create exquisite gilded sculptures that they temporarily call home. If you saw them out of context, you’d never guess they’d been created insects.

Visit Colossal for additional images and video of Hubert Duprat discussing these amazing insects and their shiny, shiny creations.