May 16, 2020

Dazzling Gold Leaf Details Illuminate Mysterious Portraits of Otherworldly Women

Artist Nikolaos Kafasis—also known as Nikolas Tower—combines watercolor and gouache to create rich, character-driven fantasy worlds. His paintings feature unusual, mystical women surrounded by abstract backgrounds of flowing colors, and often, layered with details in dazzling gold leaf. The artist draws upon several areas of inspiration in his paintings. His influences include motifs from Ancient Greek and Asian mythologies, as well as nature, anime, video games, and fantasy novels.

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May 13, 2020

Create Your Own Paper Prawn With This Free Template

Although the coronavirus has drastically changed our day-to-day lives, artists around the globe are finding ways to spread positivity through creative projects. Among them is paper artist Lisa Lloyd—creator of incredible bird sculptures—who is offering a free tutorial on how to make her adorable paper prawns. “Before we went into lockdown here in the UK, I was making a life-size bald eagle with a two-meter wingspan,” Lloyd explains to My Modern Met.

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May 10, 2020

Artist Fills Her Sketchbook With Vibrant Floral Gardens That Bloom From Her Brush

Painter Sonal Nathwani creates immersive gardens inside her sketchbooks. Each double-page spread contains a fresh arrangement of flowers, leaves, and stems, which transform the papers into bucolic portals. These romantic illustrations have an incredible energy about them, and they appear to bloom naturally from the artist’s brush. Although she currently resides in Vienna, Austria, Nathwani was born to Indian parents in Africa and grew up in England.

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