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Artist Tim Doyle adorable new art prints mashup two Internet feline superstars — Grumpy Cat and Lil Bub –- with Catbus from the Studio Ghibli classic, My Neighbor Totoro.

Titled “Out of Service” and “Bad Job Bub!,” the prints were created by the artist for the Spoke Art Gallery’s upcoming Lil Bub-themed art show. The 16” x 20” prints are limited to a edition of only 150 each, and are priced at $40 apiece. Oh, and they will all come signed and numbered by the artist himself. The gallery is also offering both the prints as a set for $70.

Link to the Spoke Art online store.

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The anonymous Portuguese street artist, who only signs his works as Pëdro, mailed in some of his elaborate graffiti collage pieces. His layered works are characterized by their raw intensity, helped in no small measure by the artist’s fantastic understanding of color and shading techniques.

You can visit his Tumblr to check out more of his works.

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Fantastic Mega Man X Illustration by Zac Gorman

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Cartoonist Zac Gorman created this ridiculously awesome Mega Man X illustration for the upcoming "Fangamer X Attract Mode” show during this year’s PAX, in Seattle . 24” x 36”, 4 color screen prints of the piece will also be available at the show.

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The Cure is the latest project of The Black Arrow (previously), a multi-media artist and musician. He says that the piece is all about overcoming fear and following uncertainty.

Description of the artwork:

This is an actual Mayan book. It explains the Creation myth. You see that’s the first father. He’s the very first human. He sacrificed himself to make the world. That’s the tree of life bursting out of his stomach. His body became the trees’ roots. They spread and formed the earth. His soul became the branches rising up forming the sky. All that remained was first father’s head. His children hung in the heavens creating the nebula star, Xibalba. So what do you think about that idea? Death as an act of creation.

Visit the artist’s website to check out more works from his portfolio.

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In her experimental Emptied Gestures series, New Orleans, LA-based visual artist Heather Hansen strives to interpret her dance movements onto a paper canvas by using her body as a tool. These spectacular photographs shot by Bryan Tarnowski, capture the artist from the start to the end of the creative process, where she “empties” her gestures from one form, and then moves on to give all from another.

Link to the artist’s website. (via Devid Sketchbook)

Hit the jump to see the rest of the images, and also a video of the artist in action.

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The Cliffs Have Eyes - Urban Art by Fin DAC

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Painted at a secret location in Ibiza, by English urban artist Fin DAC (nsfw).

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You will surely agree that “One Love” brand’s cat food tins, adorned with ornate illustrations by Russian artists Lala Vaganova and Oksana Grivina, are some of the best looking you would have ever seen. If you pay close attention, you will notice that the felines in the illustrations have been portrayed with fur made up of their favorite foods.

The branding of the product was conceptualized by Polina Bogdanova, the head of the Arkthompson design studio in Moscow, Russia.

[via Lustik]

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Canadian artist David Drumlin’s latest series of medium-scale sculptures were recently displayed at a private viewing. Meant as a statement against our absurd glorification of material perfection in contemporary life, the sculptures harness the very tangible and emotive power of texture to great effect. It is the intention of the artist that the confrontation of these forms will make us attach meaning to their presence.

David Drumlin was born in 1977, in Canada,. He is a contemporary visual artist, who works primarily in mixed media.

Link to the artist’s site.

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Artist Robert Hendrickson’s evocative tribute to auteur Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, will be on exhibit until July 26, 2013, at the "Where is my mind?" group show at the Bottleneck Gallery in New York.

You can buy 11.5” x 17” limited edition giclee prints of this painting at the gallery’s online store.

Link to the artist’s site | Tumblr.

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Chances are that a lot of you might already be familiar with the stunning illustrations of Maahy, an 18 year old artist from the Maldives who has nearly 16,000 Likes on Facebook. Over the years, this brilliant upcoming artist has always taken my breath away with his works, drawn in his bold, signature style. Full of intricate details, his pieces have many hidden surprises that reveal themselves on closer inspection.

Maahy is a self-taught illustrator, a dreamer whose passion and joy for art manifests itself in his pieces. Growing up in the Maldives, a country blessed with sunny skies and crystal clear seas, caused him to be inspired by the beauty of nature.

My art portrays the minimalism of black and white as well as the chaotic beauty and mystery of doodling, zentangles, streams of flowing lines and the fascinating scent and touch of coffee. I work intimately with ink pens and graphite pencils. For me, The key to finishing a detailed art piece is immense patience and perseverance. I always carry a camera with me to capture organic and  interesting patterns, shapes and designs I see every day. Whether it be on the road, in a mud puddle, the dancing clouds, or in a trailing foot print, I always keep my inspiration rolling.

Apart from undertaking commissions, the artist has also begun designing tattoos. You can buy select limited edition prints of his works at his online store.

Link to the artist’s site | Facebook | Tumblr.

(Thanks, Rayne Chapman)

You can check out more illustrations and a few select photographs taken by the artist, after the jump.

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