November 9, 2017

Powerful Palette Knife Paintings Capture Vulnerability of Men with Mental Health Issues

Australia-based contemporary artist Joshua Miels captures the emotions of human beings through a series of colorful, multi-layered, large-scale portraits. His most recent work focuses on capturing the vulnerability of men who suffer from mental health issues, which is a subject close to Miels’s heart. The expressive painter starts by breaking photos of subjects down into shapes using computer software.

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November 7, 2017

Illustrator Turns Everyday Moments with His Wife into Funny Relatable Comics

Being in a long-term relationship with someone isn’t all about grand romantic gestures. If you live together, it’s also about experiencing the minutiae of everyday life—both its ups and downs. Illustrator Yehuda Devir captures these moments with a biting wit in his relationship comics called One of Those Days. The ongoing series showcases him and his wife Maya as they coexist for better and sometimes hilariously worse.

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November 3, 2017

Illustrator Creates Detailed Pen and Ink Drawings of Imaginary Landscapes

British artist Olivia Kemp hand-draws incredibly detailed, large-scale works depicting European villages and forests, reimagined into mystical landscapes. She explains,“I draw in order to make sense of landscape but also to construct and remodel it.” Having completed residencies in Norway, Guernsey, and Scotland, Kemp says, “I build worlds and imaginary places that grow out of a need to interpret the sites that I have known, expanding and developing them across a page.

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November 2, 2017

Artist’s Embroidered Portraits Use Thread Like Strokes of Inky Illustrations

Argentinian embroidery artist Sol Kesseler creates detailed portraits with colorful thread and impressive needle work. Kesseler uses a variety of techniques that work together to create a distinctive style. Often starting from pencil drawings—which are impressive in their own right—Kesseler uses fine black thread to establish outlines, leaving much of the white fabric exposed to create high contrast portraits. She then adds textured details with colored threads and a variety of stitches.

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