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Marvel at the awesomeness that are these fantastic rayguns, lovingly put together for space adventurers on a tight budget. These lovely objets d’art are the handiwork of Kevin Skinner, an artist and writer based in Detroit, Michigan.

Visit Henrik Drescher’s ArtistWorkSpaces tumblr to check out some nice photographs of the Budget Raygun headquarters.

Hit the jump to see more detailed images of the rayguns.

Continue reading ‘Retro-Futuristic Rayguns Made From Found Objects’

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Designer Hillary Coe made these spectacular-looking bouquet sculptures using parts of discarded spray cans. The sculptures are part of a series of works, which she has been creating for the ‘Can Love’ recycling program.

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Watch Nathan Yoder create a gorgeous chalk illustration for the 10th founding anniversary of Hampton Creative, a boutique advertising agency based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Check out a few wonderful mixed media artworks from the portfolio of Zach Welch, an 18 year old American artist.

Zach considers punk rock music as a major artistic influence, and combines realistic elements with abstract geometric ones to create a hybrid with a unique “punk edge” to it. He uses colored pencil, sharpies, watercolors, paint pens, collages, and spray paint to create his layered pieces.

You can buy prints and t-shirt of this young talent’s works at Bluecanvas and Forest Ink.

Continue reading ‘Zach Welch’s Mixed Media Portraits’

Mars Falling

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A digital art piece made by designer, illustrator and artist, Francisco Galárraga for the "Ilustres Ilustradores" expo (2011) in Quito, Ecuador.

Spoke Art's Summer Group Show

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Debuting today in San Francisco, Spoke Art Gallery’s annual ‘Summer Group Show’ will feature a diverse range of terrific art from local, national and international emerging artists. The exhibition will showcase works of varying mediums and styles, representative of the new contemporary art scene.

The show will have it’s opening night today (August 2, 2012), from 6pm – 10pm. It will be on view till August 25, 2012.

Visit Spoke Art’s site for more details.

Hit the jump to see more images of the artworks.
Continue reading ‘Spoke Art’s Summer Group Show’

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A coloring-in book with quirky illustrations based on Bill Murray, one of the most irrepressible and humorous actors of our times? Take my money, please!

The folks behind Belly Kids, the publishers of the book, asked more than 20 different illustrators to create a series of images inspired by the film roles of the great man himself. The book will feature characters played by Bill in cult movies like The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Rushmore, Lost in Translation, Groundhog Day, Ed Wood etc.

Titled ‘Thrill Murray‘, the £7.99 ($12.50) book will be available on August 13th at Belly Kids, Amazon, and other book retailers.

You can check out more coloring pages from the book, after the jump. Continue reading ‘A Bill Murray Coloring Book for Grown-ups (and Maybe Kids, Too)’

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Fast Mercy (Gold/Blue)

Artist Tomoo Yamaji (previously here and here) is the creator of some of the most brilliant and unique sculptures, which can change shape, all without having any of their parts being removed.

The inspiration for his ‘Fast Mercy’ sculptures was born from the idea of a “highly agile bodhisattva,” a spiritually-enlightened spirit who helps people affected by the earthquake and the resulting tsunami that occurred in Japan, in 2011. The sculptures can be manipulated and positioned into two distinct forms; ‘Flying’ and ‘Humanoid’.

While the sculptures in the series may look similar to to each other, they can actually be considered as different avatars of an ethereal being. His latest piece comes in gold and blue, and is made from polyurethane resin and acrylic (just as his other sculptures).

Hit the jump to see more images of sculptures from the series.

Continue reading ”Fast Mercy’ Transforming Sculptures by Tomoo Yamaji’

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Riotous explosions of color on canvas, abstract artist Roque Alan Deleon’s paintings are an exploration of myriad shades and hues, and their interaction with each other. Color is given the utmost importance in his works, and is the central and dynamic subject of all the art that he has created.

Snip from his artist’s statement:

In my current body of work, I experiment with the fluidity of acrylics. Paints are diluted with varying amounts of water, then poured onto canvas to create natural shapes and lines that could never be duplicated by hand. Each piece begins with a color choice, but any decisions after that must happen instantaneously due to the random nature of fluid paint. I must constantly adapt and change my techniques based on the circumstances, which allows for innovation in every painting.

There is an intentional element of ambiguity to his pieces, which,  he says, “allows everyone to connect to my work in a unique way.” The paintings are meant to evoke strong emotions and thoughts in the minds of the viewers.

Roque is based in Corpus Christi, Texas. He says that he intends to pursue a variety of art forms like sculpture, photography, and installation art, continuing to push the artistic boundaries of what can be done with color. You can find more of his works on his Tumblr | Facebook.

Hit the jump to see some select images from his portfolio.

Continue reading ‘Liquid Abstract Paintings by Roque Alan Deleon’

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I don’t want to get into the whole ‘guns don’t kill, people kill people’ debate, but this is surely something to think about…Weapons

An illustration by Theron Parlin.

[via Hey Oscar Wilde!]

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