Illustration

January 28, 2023

Artist Recreates Famous Paintings by Typing Them on Vintage Typewriters

Instead of relying on a brush and paint, James Cook creates art through the power of language. For several years, the UK-based artist has utilized his ever-growing collection of vintage typewriters to produce unique works of art composed entirely of letters and symbols found on the keyboard. Recently, he has applied this creative approach to translating some of art history's most famous paintings into whimsical typewriter art.

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January 11, 2023

Artist Fills Sketchbooks With Dreamy Pastel Portraits

Opening an artist's sketchbook reveals a lot about their aesthetics and personal vision. For France-based artist Sim Sim, her small hard-cover sketchbooks contain romantic portraits of figures in urban settings. Using pastel and sometimes charcoal, she softly blends colors and different shades to achieve a tender depiction of people living in a moment in time. Each of these velvety illustrations encompasses an entire page of the sketchbook.

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January 5, 2023

Artist Recreates His Own Work With an AI Art Generator

Within the last year, AI-generated artwork has had a major impact on the art world. Even with all of the varied results we've seen, there's likely going to be even more innovation and controversy on the horizon. Finland-based artist Antti Karppinen showcases some of the possibilities of AI art generators—creating new art based on his own photography. “In one year, AI developed so much,” Karppinen explains to My Modern Met.

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November 14, 2022

Artist Transforms Fluffy Clouds Into Playful Cartoon Characters Every Day

Every day, Chris Judge shares photos of clouds that he has transformed into playful characters. This ongoing project, aptly titled A Daily Cloud, started during the first COVID-19 lockdown in 2020 when Judge was spending more time in the yard with his family. He shared some of these illustrations on his social media and was pleasantly surprised by the feedback he received.

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