Alan Derrick’s Fantastic 3D Metal Pop Art

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Alan Derrick, a master artist and sculptor based in Gurley, Alabama, makes awesome 3D metal artwork, which pay tribute to iconic figures from pop culture. His layered pieces look like paintings, but with the added three-dimensionality of sculptures.

Derrick, on his creative process:

Each portrait is produced by layering two abstract steel cut-outs against a third solid back panel. I cut and stack the floating layers of metal in a way that creates the illusion of depth, dimension and underlying shadows not found with a flat sheet of paper or canvas. Here’s a little video to illustrate. When viewed from several feet away, the arrangement of layers yields a three dimensional likeness of the subject.

I splatter colors onto each layer using a technique that is both uniform and random in nature. This enhances the 3D effect. The resulting patterns and texture are designed to create an illusion of light washing over the subject.

Derrick’s love affair with metal started at an early age. He says that as a teen, one would find him puttering around his parent’s garage, making things out of metal. In the year 2007, he decided to become a full time artist cum sculptor.

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A Cubist Take on The Man of Steel

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Superman, as played by Henry Cavill in the recent “Man of Steel” movie, gets the cubism treatment in this piece by Luis Huertas, a graphic design and digital artist based in Lima, Peru.

Huertas painstakingly creates his digital cubist art by first making basic wire drawings of his subjects, which he then fills with colors and later overlays with textures.

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An Art Print Inspired by Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

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Artist and illustrator Rich Pellegrino (previously here, here and here) has released his latest print, “All Together Now,” which is inspired by the fictitious Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – the alter egos of The Beatles. Limited to an edition of 200, the 16” x 20” prints are available at the artist’s Big Cartel store.

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Doodle Art Portraits of Famous Movie Actors by Vince Low

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Malaysian artist Vince Low’s series of doodle art illustrations of some of cinema’s famous leading men (and one mean mixed martial artist) is a delight to behold. Low is currently Head Illustrator at Grey, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Visit his Behance profile to see more of his works.

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