Not all paintings are made with paint pigment and a brush. Some are made with oil pastels. Egyptian artist Magdy Ghabn employs this malleable medium in his newest work depicting two women sleeping in a grassy field. The 27-year-old artist is currently studying art at New Cairo Academy, specializing in realism. “I like to paint classic scenes like art made in the Middle Ages and during the Victorian era,” he tells My Modern Met.
At times when you don't know what to draw, nature is often the best muse.
Drawing is one of the oldest forms of visual art with a long and diverse history.
When it comes to creating art, getting started is often the hardest part. It’s made a little easier, however, when you’ve got thousands of people doing it at the same time. We’ve seen how daily and monthly photography projects can stretch your imagination and bring forth new and exciting developments in your work. But if drawing is more your style, we’ve got the perfect creative challenge to inspire daily art-making: Inktober.
Portraits not only capture the personality of the sitter, but also the character of the era in which they were...
Artist and animator Liz Climo knows how to make us smile.
Shae, the Atlanta-based illustrator behind She Is This, is a Black female artist who seeks to empower women of color through her lively digital illustrations. Celebrating the beauty of skin in every shade of brown and hair in every color and texture, her art features Black girls and women wearing a variety of hairstyles and fashions that express who they are.
Great draftsmen of the past like Albrecht Dürer and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres used precise linework to create impeccable works of art.
Ink is one of art history’s most popular and enduring mediums.
As you observe a work of art, you may find details that you didn't notice at first. Take a close look at artist Richard Berner‘s pen illustrations and you'll discover dozens, if not hundreds of thousands of little surprises. The UK-based artist creates whimsical and intricate drawings by packing together numerous tiny people. They almost look like tiny lost souls screaming out into the ether.
Cities, both past and present, are creative muses for many artists.
Have you ever come across a work of art that makes you do a double-take?