Eugene J. Paprocki is a Chcago born artist who has been featured in 14 one-man exhibitions in two continents. He has always dabbled in painting, even in his childhood. He formally studied Fine Art at Loyola University in Chicago. To augment his already considerable skill, he traveled the world extensively, visiting the work of the great masters.
Christina Empedocles uses wax pencils to create these captivating drawings. Not that you’d take them to be drawings at first glance. Christina renders her subjects so flawlessly most people will take one look, declare it a photograph and scream “Faaake!” when told they’re actually drawings. Aside from being incredibly detailed, the play of light and shadow are perfectly reproduced in every wrinkle of the paper.
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After being barraged by a slew of digitally manipulated images, it’s rather refreshing to have a look at art made entirely by hand. Ken Lee is a budding portrait artist from the UK. His pencil portraits perfectly captures the essence of his subjects, be it sensuality, passion, or innocence. This is one new artist we definitely need to watch out for.
Rose Sanderson has always been interested with insects far back as she can remember. As an artist, her interest in all things small and delicate shows in her work. She has incorporated dragonflies, beetles, and even baby mice on old book covers. Her latest series features various colorful representatives from the order Lepidoptera.
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Michael Trimpol was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1958 and raised in Montreal, Quebec. While attending prep school in Stowe, Vermont, Michael was introduced to the art of stained glass and continued to practice this craft while attending Concordia University in Montreal. He taught stained glass and was commissioned to create installations for both residential and commercial buildings. A few years later, he was introduced to the craft of glassblowing and attended the Sheridan College School of Craft and Design in Oakville, Ontario to pursue his new interest.
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Alex Konahin is a Latvian artist who uses nothing more than ink, pen, and paper to make great art. His drawings are meticulously detailed. The images may not have color but they do possess depth and symmetry. One of his works, a beautifully rendered skull, is commissioned by a clothing company called Heretics.
Yang Qi is a budding new artist who hails from the People’s Republic of China. A glance at her work is enough to tell that this young artist has a lot of talent. Her drawings range from childishly whimsical to the sensually provocative. No matter the theme, every one of her drawings is rendered with a careful hand and attention to detail.
My main interest is to create. In my years, I have created different things. I have worked among others with clay during a period. And I have created beautiful floral arrangements with dried flowers. I have also sewn vintage decorative teddy bears at one time. When I was a little girl I drew all day long. So when I look back on my life I have always loved to create in any form. Later in life, I have found happiness in creating images. I wish I could draw and paint freehand. It would be a dream. But there I have a lot to learn. So my way of creating images is through photo manipulation.
Probably everyone knows what photo manipulation means. But for those who are not familiar with the subject I’ll explain a little fast. When I start a new artwork I need many different photographs. I mostly get my source images from image banks. To create a background, I worked on several photos. I mix up the photos into a single image by using the various ways in my imaging software Photoshop. I pick also details from photos that I put in my art work. The hardest thing is to fuse all the details in a good way so that everything looks consistent out. It should look like that all the details I have built up the image actually belong to the image.
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Manu Pombrolis a Spanish artist who, until very recently, didn’t even have a digital camera. Artistically inclined, as a young boy he worked with pastels and oil paints. He then moved on to computer graphics and just three years after he dipped his toe into the waters of photography, there’s no stopping him. According to him, he’s trying to create his own art language by mixing reality and surrealism.
Nick Pedersen is a new York-based illustrator and multimedia artist whose work shows a strong environmentalist theme. Most of his work show the modern conflict between man and nature set against an almost theatrical, post-apocalyptic background. His series “Sumeru” metaphorically illustrates the mental journey that is undertaken in Zen Buddhist training and practice.