July 24, 2021

These Heartwarming Animal Comics Teach the Value of Friendship and Kindness

In a bid to simply spread some joy, Malaysian artist Chow Hon Lam creates an ongoing comic series called Buddy Gator. It features an alligator as the main character, but he’s nowhere near as scary as gators are often perceived to be. This particularly friendly creature is a reminder to “never judge a book by its cover.” Lam started illustrating his comic around a year ago during the start of the pandemic.

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July 2, 2021

Zaria Forman Print Sale Donates Proceeds to Conserve Lands at Risk

Artist Zaria Forman has spent her career bringing attention to climate change issues. Specifically, her photorealistic pastel drawings of glaciers and arctic ice remind us of the beauty and fragility of these landscapes. And now, Forman and Winston Wätcher Fine Art in Seattle are joining forces with Conserve.org to help protect land, acre by acre. Several prints on sale at the gallery will see a portion of their proceeds donated to Conserve.org.

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June 1, 2021

Realistic Ballpoint Pen Drawings Capture Every Detail Down to the Twinkle in People’s Eyes

While some creatives depend on a combination of materials to create artwork, artist Paulus Architect only needs one dependable tool. He uses ordinary blue ballpoint pens to render hyperrealistic drawings of people. These illustrations capture the depth of the subjects using a monochrome color palette and masterful techniques. Architect finds inspiration for his ballpoint pen art through images of celebrities and photographers on Instagram.

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