Visual magic happens on the pages of an artist’s sketchbook. The creative person will take the blank book and, page by page, transform it into an incredible art object that functions as an intimate handheld gallery featuring their work and writing. Artist Dina Brodsky is one such person, as she has kept a sketchbook since she was 18 years old.
You don’t have to go far to see a stunning natural phenomenon—just watch the sunset each day!
Painter Peggy Macnamara is no ordinary watercolorist.
Inspired by the wonders of the night sky, Brazilian artist Amanda C. Marino creates beautiful watercolor paintings of the moon, stars, and the planets of our solar system. Swirling galaxies are rendered in delicate watercolor washes and dappled white pigment, while alien worlds and lunar craters are detailed in a myriad of cosmic hues. Many of Marino’s realistic planet paintings feature carefully painted details, highlighting their rocky or gassy surfaces.
Inspired by everyday moments, British artist Clive Head captures the often dizzying urban environment in his multi-perspective oil paintings.
Shanghai-based artist and avid traveler Zhifang Shi captures the world around him in a series of vibrant watercolor sketch paintings.
While most artists opt for traditional canvases, Russian painter Feliks Kaparchuk uses old vinyls to render his vivid landscape paintings. His unconventional choice of circular canvas creates the illusion of observing nature through a porthole window. From electric sunsets to sparkling Northern Lights, each awe-inspiring scene captures the magnificent beauty of Mother Nature.
Artist Alex Gross transforms 19th-century portraits into amusing mashups with iconic figures of popular culture.
Disney characters seem to be the source of inspiration for many contemporary artists recently.
View this post on Instagram A post shared by underwater painter Olga Belka (@olga_belka_art) on Oct 13, 2018 at 11:30am PDT Since the Impressionists, many artists have opted to leave the walls of their studios and instead paint on-the-spot. While this approach brings most people outdoors, diving instructor and professional painter Olga Belka has taken it to new depths with her underwater paintings.
Director Wes Anderson has the incredible ability to create an entirely original world within the scope of a single film.
Throughout history, many pioneering artists have found innovative ways to produce paintings, often rejecting the traditional method of brush on...