Eajna belongs to the growing roster of talented, yet mysterious artists who populate the realm of deviantART. She is known only by her handle “Eajna”. The only other thing we know about her is that she hails from Hungary. Regardless of her lack of personal information, her talent clearly shows through her excellent graphite and color pencil portraits. Her subjects are somewhat eclectic, ranging from Hollywood movie stars (Keanu Reeves), to animals (a bluebird and a cat), to gaming (Super Mario).
David Olenick’s art combines clever wordplay with cute imagery to create entertaining illustrations a lot of people would want to wear. David finds the funny side of everything from lame excuses, bad decisions, to basic human behavior. You can almost forgive his nasty puns (An adorable hornet saying “Me So Hornet”) when he combines it with a quirky cast of characters. The drawings and lettering themselves are quite simple, but it is the combination of both that brings a genuine smile, or maybe even a laugh or two.
Fabien Merelle graduated from the Beaux-Arts. He is also a former resident of the prestigious Casa Vélasquez in Madrid. ‘Pentateuque’ is part of the 2013 Art Stage Singapore exhibition at the Marina Bay Sands. It’s a lighthearted attempt to translate the maxim ‘to have the weight on one’s shoulders’ into a sculpture. Fabien loves using whimsy, humor, and storytelling to direct the spirit of his pieces. The man in pajamas found in most of Fabien’s work is actually a sort of self-portrait. a man who lives in his dreams out to wear appropriate garb after all.
Olga Melamory Larionova, a.k.a. FairyARTos, is a Russian artist whose realistic drawings put photographs to shame. She does most of her work with pens but her pencils are just as impressive, if not more so. Her drawings create a certain emotional pull within the viewers, urging them to look at her work a little longer. Such expressiveness from a a drawing is rare, and yet Olga consistently manages to re-create it in every one of her pieces.
Job Van Der Molen has created his own private army complete with ground and air troops. Job is a taxidermist who has artfully weaponized his preserved insects. Bazooka-bees, dragon-copters, and a few missile-launching beetles are all part of his very own insect army. The detailed drawings for each of tiny, deadly critter is quite impressive. People with entomophobia should stay far, far away from Job’s collection of weaponized bugs.
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.
Sets for a Film I’ll Never Make is a series of cardboard sculptures made by Melbourne-based artist Daniel Agdag. Each peice is made entirely by hand without detailed plans. The whole thing is strictly improvised. Daniel says it’s like sketching with cardboard. A fine, sharp knife, some wood glue, cardboard, and his innate artistic sense are all that Daniel used in aking his sculptures.
Chris LaPorte is a caricature artist by day and works on his life-sized pencil drawings at night. City Band is his latest work. it’s inspired by an old, faded, and somewhat blurry photo he found in his mother’s basement.The photo to drawing ratio is 1:540 which means Chris had to make up a lot of details as he went along. The wrinkles and creases on their pants, their expressions, the curl of their fingers, even which way they were looking all came from Chris’s imagination.
Ramon Bruin is a mostly self-taught artist who works with oil, acrylic, and watercolor paints. He also dabbles with charcoal, pencils and graphite. He has recently dabbled with eerily realistic 3D drawings. His drawings usually feature a critter or two, some of which you wish were real, some you fervently pray don’t exist.
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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