May 1, 2021

Artist Illustrates Her Pregnancy Journey so She Never Forgets Those Moments

Photographs may capture a moment in time, but they don't always reveal the reality of what is going on. That's why LA-based artist Amanda Oleander began painting her real-life experiences in a series of playful and relatable illustrations. From the unexpected pull of pregnancy cravings to the indescribable happiness of holding your loved one in your arms, these tender works of art celebrate the unpredictable reality of love, relationships, and pregnancy.

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April 28, 2021

Artist Sculpts Polymer Clay Into Colorful Swirling Landscapes

Sweden-based artist Alisa Lariushkina continues to find new and mesmerizing ways of using polymer air-dry clay. Inspired by famous painters like Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet, she masterfully transforms an array of Japanese air-dry clay into high-relief depictions of lush, bucolic landscapes. “I'm a self-taught artist, been working with air-dry polymer clay for about six years in my own technique,” Lariushkina explains to My Modern Met.

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April 26, 2021

7 Best Brush Pens for Drawing and Hand-Lettering

For artists that love to work in ink, there are many different kinds of pens to try—each with its own advantages and disadvantages. While technical pens like Micron Pigmas can help you create consistent lines that are ideal for detailed artwork, brush pens have their own unique qualities that make them a must-have tool for illustrators, cartoonists, and hand-lettering artists.

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April 24, 2021

Watercolorist Carries On Centuries-Old Tradition by Painting Ethereal Designs on Silk

Chinese silk painting has enchanted art-lovers for centuries. In fact, Europeans in the 1700s were so fond of the tradition that they commissioned Chinese artists to create these paintings in a style called Chinoiserie. London-based artist Diane Hill is carrying on the beauty of these decorative arts in her own series of botanical watercolor paintings on silk paper.

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