Friday, June 1, 2018

Paintings Inspired by English Folk Tales by Chris Hagan

Hi friends, let me start this brand new month with the amazing work of Chris Hagan a freelance illustrator based in Brighton UK. He creates these mixed media illustrations inspired by English folk tales, early American folk art and 1940s illustrations. He has published several illustrated picture books and worked as a freelance editorial illustrator in many countries. You can visit his online store for art prints, some of them are currently on 25% discount.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Felt Artwork That Look Like Watercolor Paintings

Francesca Rizzato is a self-taught artist born and currently living in Italy. She creates these beautiful paintings with wool! I know, they look like something that's made with watercolors. Each painting is one-of-a-kind made using the needle felting and wet felting technique. My favorite part about her work is how realistically she has able to capture the subjects in her paintings through rich texture and colors.

She shares on her profile page what inspired her work: "inspired by the world that surrounds me, its colors, the small and simple things that nature has to offer, a falling leaf, the flight of a butterfly, the rustling wind, the whisper of the forest, the purity of nature... Mixed with a pinch of magic, enchantment and fantasy, and influenced by ancient myths and magic tales of folklore."

You can follow her work on Instagram and to view more of her creations visit her online store -  LaVolpeCimina.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Beautiful Hand-Embroidered Illustrations on Purses

Kaori Shimazu is an illustrator and an embroidery artist living in Tokyo. She hand-embroiders purses with beautiful illustrations and characters for her brand Iroito. She uses contrasting colors which brings attention to the lovely embroidery. I love the detail in her work, did you notice the tiny golden buttons on the cat's jacket. Her work has been published on book covers and women magazines. She has participated in number of solo exhibitions through out the country and has published embroidery books. 

Besides purses, she also makes keychains and brooches. You can view more of her products that are available for purchase as well as the ones she made in the past here.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Optical Illusion and Animals Cut From Paper by Parth Kothekar

Remember this post featuring incredible miniature papercuts by an Indian artist Parth Kothekar. It's been a while since the last time I blogged about his work. Parth has been busy creating incredible work all those years including intricate papercut of animals, human figures, portraits and mind-blowing optical illusions handcut from a single sheet of paper! You can find more of his work on Instagram and in his online store

Monday, May 28, 2018

Embroidered Dolls and Bracelets by Dorisliu

These delightful embroidered dolls and bracelets are by Hong Kong based artist Dorisliu. Her work is inspired by nature that often feature animals in colorful threads. She also makes wall hangings and hair accessories that come in lovely packaging. To view more of her work join her on Facebook and Instagram.