Posts by Margherita Cole

January 16, 2020

Tiny People Swim, Surf, and Ski Within Each Brushstroke of This Artist’s Paintings

Sometimes the grandeur of nature can make us feel really small. That exact feeling seems to resonate in the colorfully whimsical, mixed-media paintings of Iranian artist Golsa Golchini. Each of her canvases feature an impasto landscape of water or snow, with tiny figures often swimming, surfing, or skiing through it. Unlike the textured backgrounds, the miniature humans are painted digitally and added to the canvas by ink transfers, resulting in a vivid, three-dimensional environment.

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January 13, 2020

Artist Uses Her Own Thigh as a Canvas for Stunning Ink Drawings

Lately, social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest have been flooded with a renaissance of unique tattoo art. Many young people today enjoy the self-expression of adding art to their own skin, even when it’s in temporary form. Such is the case for artist Randa Haddadin, who has taken her romantic painting style to a reusable canvas—her body. Based in Dubai, Haddadin’s art explores emotions, people, and dance.

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January 9, 2020

Learn How to Draw a Magical Unicorn in 6 Simple Steps

Unicorns are among the most romantic mythical creatures. Even today, children fawn over their beauty and magical presence in books, television, and movies. However, it’s never too late to indulge in a fairytale drawing. Regardless of your age or drawing level, practicing the basics will have you on your way to a magical unicorn illustration. Traditionally, unicorns are portrayed as a horse with one horn.

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January 8, 2020

Surreal Paintings Reimagine NYC Subway Passengers as Half-Human, Half-Animal Hybrids

Most of us know that riding public transportation is like entering an entirely different world. Whether it’s subways or buses, we’re surrounded by interesting strangers going about their usual lives like ourselves. Nowadays, we typically occupy ourselves with our phones to block out the crowds. Artist Matthew Grabelsky explores this phenomenon in his series of uncanny paintings entitled Passengers.

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