Illustrations Created With Movements of the Human Body

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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)

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Cat Food Tins With Beautiful Illustrations

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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.

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The Drops Series – Highly Textured Wall Sculptures by David Drumlin

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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.

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The Incredible Illustrations and Doodle Art of Maahy

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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)

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