Do you remember coloring with markers as a kid? Maybe you had an awesome collection of vibrant Crayolas that you’d use when drawing? While we often associate markers with childhood, they still come in handy today—especially if you’re an artist who loves sketching or consider yourself an adult coloring book enthusiast. There are many great reasons to try art markers. One is because of how easy they are to use and their portability.
Proving that “pretty can be powerful,”Australian artist Jessica Watts produces floral paintings with a feminist focus.
Inspired by childhood classics, many contemporary designers are reimagining the products that defined their youth.
A post shared by Ketnipz (@ketnipz) on Sep 11, 2017 at 6:00pm PDT For many artists with a sense of humor, comics are a no-brainer when it comes to visually expressing their ideas and feelings. Taking the form of sequential images with overlaid captions and speech bubbles, the narrative art form first became popular in America and Japan during the mid-20th century.
Throughout the history of art, certain subjects have resonated particularly strongly with artists and audiences alike.
What appears to be a photograph of a girl showing off her Hieronymus Bosch-inspired tattoo isn't a photo at all.
Philadelphia-based artist Lindsay Rapp creates ethereal mixed media art featuring mythical sea goddesses. Exuding enchanting qualities, Rapp’s stunning artworks are expressions of female empowerment. Her mermaid and Venus-like subjects seem perfectly at home with their surrounding ocean environment, and pose proudly while powerful waves crash around them. Describing her style as “magical impressionism,” Rapp’s pieces are rendered with expressive brush strokes in vibrant and metallic hues.
Coupling a minimalist aesthetic with a focus on achieving zen, Japan is renowned for its distinctive design style.
Award-winning animal photographer Alex Cearns (founder of Houndstooth studio) takes portraits of dogs around the world and shares their stories.
Not everyone wants to draw attention to themselves with their sartorial choices. But if you're someone who wishes they had the nerve to take fashion risks, consider this fun alternative to expressing yourself through clothing: crazy socks. You know the type—stockings that feature vibrant hues, crazy patterns, or even strange illustrations you’d never expect to be knitted into a sock. Novelty socks are often the unseen hero of an outfit.
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Texas-based artist Terry Hays creates cross-cultural, abstract sculptures adorned with ornate, colorful patterns.