Watercolor is a medium most artists take for granted. Most people lump it together with modeling clay and crayons as a medium for beginners. Painter Marc Allante has other ideas. His portfolio is a collection of colorful watercolor paintings literally dripping with color. His subjects are usually silhouettes riding a wave of color or taking shelter under an umbrella from a colorful deluge of biblical proportions. Marc is self-taught and currently based in Hong Kong.
Anndr is one of the best digital artists in Ukraine. He has worked with some of the biggest international names in gaming; designing characters and background for a multitude of games. Photoshop CS5 is one of his main tools. Some of Anndr’s characters are androgynous while others are unmistakably female. Even the males are a bit on the feminine side, then again, they’re elves. Attention to detail are one of the things that makes Anndr stand out. His character’s costume, pose, and expression are all taken into account. I’m looking forward to more of his spectacular work in the future.
David Stooke calls himself the NewAgeTraveller on deviantART. Relocation had him busy for a while, when he came back, it was a pleasant surprise for him to find his 2500+ visits to his account. He had been selected as one of the daily deviations, which increased the traffic to his account. The quality of his paintings helped as well. They could be described as a cross between photorealistic and classic.
Isaiah Stephens had a troubled childhood and used drawing and writing as a means of expressing himself. A traditional artist, his drawings have a sketchy, and at the same time, realistic feel to them. Most of his subjects are women and his portraits does them justice. He currently lives in his hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts where he divides his time between being a freelance artist and writer.
Treehouses are something you and your kid brother built in your backyard with little help from Dad, maybe. It’s usually made with a few discarded pieces of lumber and plywood. Pete Nelson’s tree houses on the other hand, are neither shoddily built, nor are they made with scraps of wood. These are first-class tree homes. Pete is the founder of Treehouse Workshop, Inc. He has designed and built treehouses in 26 States and 9 countries over the last 15 years.
Flameworking is the art of heating and manipulating glass into delicate shapes. Ivan12, an artist from Jogia, Indonesia, uses recycled glass as his medium. It became his way to express his thoughts and emotions. He uses an open flame and his imagination to transform waste into beautiful artwork.He may be new to flameworking but his work certainly shows a lot of promise.
You may think recycling is something that happens in the ‘real’ world, but apparently, it happens in the digital one too. eBoy Arts is an outfit that creates re-usable pixel objects and uses them to build complex and extensible artwork. This new form of creative expression is called pixel art. Pixel art is a form of digital art, which uses raster graphics software. Images done with pixel art are edited on the pixel level. Kai Vermehr, Steffen Sauerteig, and Svend Smital are the artists behind eBoy Arts.
5 to 12 is an award winning series of images produced by Peppermill for B.U.N.D. eV, one of Germany’s biggest environmental organizations. They’re aiming to raise awareness of the fact that time is fast running out for endangered species.Peppermill easily gets the point across. The hands of the clock are inexorably squeezing the, silverback gorilla, the Grizzly bear, and the seal to death. Unless we act NOW, Earth will be a few hundred species poorer.
Ruslan Khasanovis a relative novice in the art world having graduated from the Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts just in 2008. This Russian-based artist loves to experiment with various techniques and styles. He specializes in illustration, photography, and graphic design. He also likes working with typography and his colorful, splashy, liquid series is by far my favorite.
- Vablo is Veli Nyström when he’s at home. He has a most unusual take on popular characters. Veli’s fan art is first class. Dark, futuristic, and extremely detailed, most of them can be found all over the web. This 25-year-old Finnish artist is definitely one of the ne generation of brilliant artists.