Friday, November 9, 2018

French Artist Creates Surreal Animals Using Photoshop


Happy Friday! I shall leave you for the weekend with these surreal images by 21 years old French digital artist Julien Tabet. He creates these imaginary altering the world known to us with the help of Photoshop. It takes lot of creativity and talent to create a world where anything is possible. Such as owl who is a king wearing pineapple for a crown, or zebra who has stripes for wings. 

You can join him on Instagram to see more of his work. He is also offering art prints of his work online.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Old Brushes Brought Back to Life with Felted Animals by The Gentleman Felter

Simon Brown also known as The Gentleman Felter is a needle felt artist from a small village on the Northumbrian coast in the UK. He creates these amazing scenes combining hand felted animals and old brushes. His sculptures are incredibly life like that will make you do a double take to notice that what looks like grass or meadows is actually brush bristles!

"I find old, beaten up, heavily used brushes that nobody would look twice at and bring them back to life with tiny animals stabbed to life with wool, creating whimsical pieces filled with life, curiosity, and danger."

You can see more the artist's work and learn what goes behind the scene on Instagram.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Beauty Advent Calendars and Gifts for Animal Lovers by The Body Shop

The Body Shop released the beauty advent calendars this holiday season in three super adorable packaging. These woodland creatures - Olivia the owl, Dani the deer and Freddie the fox take your through the enchanted forest filled with crowd pleasing products. Each day reveals an exciting beauty products from makeup and accessories, to skin care to body care goodies. The fun doesn't end here, once you have opened all the days the calendar transforms into a clever trivia quiz that your family can play on Christmas Day.

There are other gifts that are suitable to give to an animal lover and can be used for stuffing stockings! The playful range includes fox hair wrap, butterfly lip balm set, deer headband, caterpillar body washer, animal shaped marshmallow bath bombs and much, much more!


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Thread Painter Emily Tull Creates Portraits With Amazing Shading

These wonderful embroidered animal portraits are by Kent based artist Emily Tull. She is a self proclaimed "thread painter" who uses needle instead of paint to create extraordinary portraits inspired by wildlife, especially British species. Her embroideries have lovely shading and textures created with cross hatching, weaving over and under of different color threads. She uses varied sizes of stitches to form fur and feathers. Each embroidery seems to be drawn with long and short strokes of pencil colors.

She has exhibited in several solo and group shows since 1998 all around the world. She has won a Kent Creative Award for Visual Art (non digital), and has been a finalist in the Winter Pride Awards, Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize, and selected for the Royal Academy Summer Show, Mall Galleries. You can find her originals available for purchase and cards based on her originals in her online store.