Stjepan Sejicwanted to be a lawyer when he grew up. Fate and fortune willed it otherwise. While working as a lifeguard and fruit seller in his youth, Stjepan stumbled upon a few comic books. One of them was a copy of Witchblade. He got inspired with the characters and the artistic style. Using his already considerable talent in drawing he gave comic book illustration a shot and never looked back since.
Paul Lung is a business design consultant who spends most of his free time making pencil portraits that would put a DSLR camera to shame. He uses a 0.5mm technical pencil to draw stuff that catches his fancy. Mostly it’s realistic renderings of his family and friends, even himself; but there’s simply something about wildlife that brings out the best of his abilities. See for yourself.
With Andy’s work, you won’t have to wonder what he looks like. He paints his face and takes a picture of it. Sounds simple enough doesn’t it? His brilliance slowly dawns on you when you realize that he has to paint his own face using a mirror with representations of paintings by iconic painters like Warhol, Magritte, Van Gogh, and Pollock. Conceptual photography like this comes but once in a generation.
Freddy Mercury – Copyright Mick Rock
Often referred to as The Man Who Shot the Seventies, legendary rock and roll photographer Mick Rock first met David Bowie in early 1972. Most of the memorable images of David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust were shot by Mick Rock in his capacity as the official Bowie photographer.
Worth1000.com is one of the top creative contest sites in the web today. They run photoshop contests, illustration contests, photography contests, writing contests and more on a daily basis. A glance at their homepage and you can see for yourself that the contests aren’t for amateurs. One of their more recent ones features Renaissance paintings and famous Hollywood icons.
Painting Title: RED MAX – Racing Monza -
Sir Stirling Moss made the point, that he wasn’t a natural driver, in his opinion, having to work very hard to be fast. On the other hand he believed drivers like Nuvolari, Fangio and Senna were naturals. What set these individuals apart was that they possessed a gift, an instinct for driving very fast. This is also true for artists in their painting. I think most people with training would achieve some skill in drawing but I agree with Moss, there are naturally gifted artists, instinctively able to achieve results that some would spend a lifetime trying.
My parents providing me with my first oil paints, brushes canvas etc. on my eighth birthday and I’ve been painting off and on for 50 plus years, being much more serious in the last 15 or so. I can even remember my first painting entitled the Lonely Tree. On completion I noticed that the tree had depth, visually 3D but I didn’t understand why? I soon realized that the balance, proportion, perspective and lighting are all equally of importance and giving the final elusion of depth and volume to the composition.
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Nick Brandt didn’t start out as a nature photographer, it was when he was filming Michael Jackson’s music video “Earth Song” in Africa that he first began his love affair with Africa. He swore he would treat his subjects as no other nature photographer ever did. This resulted in his very own style which could not possibly be mistaken for someone else’s. He incorporated high-end fine art values to his already inconsiderable photography skills and gave the world another point of view.
Frank Tjepkema a.k.a. Spent his youth in Geneva, Brussels and New-York. He finally settled in the Netherlands in 1989. After graduating as a Cum Laude from the Design Academy in Eindhoven in 1996, he plunged into the creative world and created quite a stir with his graduation project based on artificial nature drew. His ‘Clockwork Love Paper’ is composed of intricately designed hearts composed of layers upon layers of fragile-looking media that also serve as jewelry.
Karel Kopic is the only Eastern European artist invited to the airbrush exhibitions in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Prague his work has been published in the airbrush magazines around the world.Karel Kopic works for major advertising agencies and publishers: Milka, Danone, Berentzen, Eurotel, Lucky Strike, Schöller, Ferrero, Kinder Surprise, Coca-Cola Company, Polygram Universal.
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Erwin Olaf is a Dutch artist who loves to show you his art through a different perspective. He has an entire series of photographs where the subject is turned away from the camera. “The Keyhole” may not seem unusual but it is the dramatic visual and emotional impact of the shot as well as the perfect composition and the striking design that defines Olaf’s work. In his installation Olaf has the viewer actually sit down, don a pair of earphones and look through a keyhole. Click here for more »