February 13, 2018

Artist Celebrates ‘Year of the Dog’ With Expressive Pencil and Ink Drawings

Serbian artist Endre Penovác masterfully captures the charm of animals with expressive brush strokes and gestural marks. Perhaps best known for his fluffy black cats rendered in watercolor and ink, his latest work takes the form of another four-legged species. To celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dog (beginning February 16, 2018), the creative illustrator’s adorable series of fluffy dog drawings capture the various lovable characteristics of man’s best friend.

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February 6, 2018

Interview: Close-Up Photos of Insects Looking Like Aliens Straight Out of a Sci-Fi Movie

Fascinated by insects since he was a child, Swedish photographer John Hallmén has made a name for himself as a premier insect photographer. Self-taught, Hallmén's meticulous approach sees him capturing these tiny creatures either in the wild or in his makeshift home studio. Hallmén's insect portraits are an incredibly detailed look into the personality and anatomy of different species, each photograph a tribute to a universe of animals that often goes unnoticed.

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January 22, 2018

People Are Snapping Pictures of Unusual Bird Friends Saying “Hello” at Their Windows

Being stuck in an office for 40 hours a week can get monotonous, so when a friend stops by, it can really make a day seem a whole lot brighter. You might think we mean human companions, but we’re talking about friends of the feathered variety. People are snapping photos of birds who ceremoniously perch on ledges outside their windows and say hello as they curiously peek inside.

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January 13, 2018

Textile Artist Hand-Crafts Fuzzy Felted Animals Made From Wool

Philadelphia-based textile artist Holly Guertin (aka Ernie and Irene) creates three-dimensional, felted animal wall hangings. Using a needle and wool, the fiber art pieces depict portraits of fluffy creatures such as llamas, sheep, and alpacas, that look perfectly at home mounted on a bed of fuzzy felt. The tangible “meaningful pieces for beautiful spaces” are ready-to-hang with loops at the back of each piece. Guertin uses a combination of two techniques to hand-craft each piece.

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