Elegant Animalistic Tattoos by Joanna Swirskaby
Christopher Jobson on July 14, 2017 – Colossal
“Wrocław-based tattoo artist Joanna Swirskaby inks carefully considered depictions of animals tinged with psychedelic splashes of color. Her most common subject is the humble feline which seems to make an appearance in nearly half of her works which run the gamut from graceful to fantastically absurd.
You can follow more of her recent work on Instagram.”
I want to reach out and stroke this child’s hair. Isn’t the light in this painting wonderful?
The girl is beautiful, and I love the pose. The texture of the clothes is amazing, too.
I want to look for shells with this child. The dress is eye-popping and I love the texture of the sand. I can almost hear the water lapping.
It delights me that you can give a group of people the same assignment/request/directive/challenge and you’ll come up with a different idea from each of the people in the group. It doesn’t matter if you can paint or not – each of us sees and interprets ‘tree’ in a different way.
Here are some examples –
These Extraordinary 3D Animal Sculptures Are Made From Carefully Cut Layers Of Paper by Calvin Nicholls.
By Emily Davis, Trendingly
“Canadian artist Calvin Nicholls has been a full-time paper sculpture artist since the mid 80s. He creates these amazing 3D animal sculptures from multiple layers of paper, with each piece taking anywhere from 4 weeks to 2 years to complete.”
Lifelike Bird Pins Embroidered by Paulina Bartnikby
by Christopher Jobson on June 6, 2017 – Colossal
“Warsaw-based embroidery artist Paulina Bartnik stitches colorfully lifelike brooches of birds and other tiny creatures in a dense style called needle painting. Each object begins as a piece of wool which she prods with a special needle in a process called dry felting which results in a surface ideal for embroidery. She then paints with a needle directly on the felt and embroiders the finer details.”
Hand-Sewn Hairstyles That Cascade From Embroidered Hoops by Sheena Liam
by Kate Sierzputowski on May 24, 2017, Colossal
Fashion model and embroidery artist Sheena Liam hand sews images of women whose hair seems to gracefully dangle from each of her 2D surfaces, Liam using black thread as a substitute for her subjects’ long locks. The works are all completed and displayed on embroidery hoops, with hair styles extending from the women in french braids, messy buns, and long ponytails. In one particular design, tiny pieces of thread are seen attached to the wall below the hoop, creating the illusion that the embroidered woman above is messily trimming her bangs.
Liam creates relatable, solitary moments within each hand sewn hoop. You can see more of her elegant designs, as well as snapshots from her travels, on her Instagram. (via Teen Vogue)
String art is 3-dimensional by its nature, but this takes it to a whole new level. I’ve never seen string art on top of string art to add things like the cute glasses, eyes, nose and mouth, and bow tie. I love it!
I can’t tell if the artist used string, wrapping it around nails like you would do if you were doing embroidery, or if the bubbles are buttons. Either way, I love the creativity.
And THIS is simply unbelievable.
Christopher Jobson wrote a story for Colossal about Neile Cooper’s Stained Glass Sanctuary in Mohawk, New Jersey. On almost every flat space is one of Neile’s beautiful stained glass artworks.
I just can’t say enough about this. She built the cabin from recycled materials, then filled every space with a piece of stained glass.
I’m in awe of her talent. My husband and I have made some simple stained glass pieces. These are awe-inspiring, in that they are comprised of several pieces of glass with the design continuing, like a mural.
Creating the pieces shows incredible talent. THEN, putting them up in the cabin simply blows my mind.
I can only imagine how it all looks from the inside. I’m not sure I could ever leave.
You call a painting in three parts a triptych. I guess this would be a quadratych? Anyway, I love the fact that this was broken up into 4 parts, then mounted on a shared background.
I love the color and action in this one.
I find this one fascinating. I looked up the word, ‘filography’ and found out it means ‘thread sculpture.’ I guess this is a subgroup in the string art medium. The patterns here are mind-boggling. I love this.
I just love the creativity in people. You give people several different colors of string, some nails, and a hammer. If you gave them to ME, I MIGHT come up with an interesting color combination, and MIGHT be able to make a simple, cartoony, MAYBE recognizable shape. Each of these people SEE something in their minds and are talented enough to recreate it on wood – in this case – but such DIFFERENT subjects, styles and color. Aren’t they amazing?
Don Marco, the Master Crayola Artist
Don Marco was born in Northern Minnesota in the late 1920’s. His interest in art was evident even before starting school. As a young adult in the Army Air Corp, he began his life’s career in Air Traffic Control, which continued until his retirement from Honolulu International Airport in 1973. Much of his spare time was spent as a professional artist.
Before retirement, Don started developing a technique to create fine art, using Crayola Crayons. Shortly after retiring, he published his first print. Living in Southern California, his work was in demand, including commissions from Burt Reynolds and a one-man show at his Dinner Theater in Florida …
It’s hard to imagine these are done with crayons!
I WANT THESE!