Friday, February 1, 2019

Valentine's Day Cards by Terrain

Happy February! With Valentine's day just around the corner if you looking for just the perfect card to send this year then you will love this collection by Terrain.

Terrain launched a Valentine's Day card collection that features the cutest illustrations along with the quotes that'll be ideal to let someone special in your life know how much they mean in your life. You'll find adorable owls, watercolor floral, and punny sentiments that will make someone like me (who is not a big fan of the holiday) fall in love with them.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Paper Mache Creatures by KriSoft

French sculptor and an illustrator Christophe Goussault creates these one of a kind dolls that are highly inspired by metamorphosis and nature. The sculptures are born from his imagination that are sculpted by paper mache on a wire structure and a base. Each sculpture is painted with precise brushstrokes that sparks life into the creatures. You can see more of his dolls and other creatures worked upon behind the scenes on facebook. Visit his online store KriSoft for his original work.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Sarah Pratt: Paper-Cut Artist and Printmaker

Sarah Pratt is a print-maker who specializes in paper cut-out work, linocut, collograph and monoprint. She was born in Zimbabwe in 1972. After completing her MFA from the University of Cape Town's Fine Arts department, she spent 10 years teaching printmaking at the university. Presently, she prefers to work with gouache, pen and ink for her nature inspired work, and she adores detailed patterns. 

She has participated in several exhibitions like ‘Away', ‘Dog Days’, ‘The Fox, The Owl and the Robber', ‘Oracle’, ‘Migration’, ‘I’d Rather be Swimming,’ and ‘Shoes from Chinese Ships’ at Salon91. ‘Narratives’, ‘The Grand III’, and ‘The Dark Forest’ at Rust en Vrede Gallery.


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Enchanted Worlds Created in Paintings by Lily Seika Jones


Lily Seika Jones is a young freelance illustrator based in Seattle, WA. After graduating with a degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts she knew she wanted to pursue illustration. In 2014, she started her own online store under the brand name Rivulet Paper Shop where she offers art prints and paper goods. While growing up she read books like The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, A Series of Unfortunate Events, A Room with a View, and other classics filled with illustrations that inspired her work later on in her work.

She creates highly detailed whimsical characters and fairy-tale inspired worlds using gouache, watercolors and ink from her home studio. She has showcased her artwork in both solo and group shows, and galleries. You can find more of her work on Instagram.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Mind-Boggling Realistic Wildlife Paintings by Carla Grace

It's almost impossible to believe these surreal paintings of animals is a work of someone who started drawing animals for pocket money to get by high school. After Carla Grace earned Diploma in Fine Art from Whitecliffe College, New Zealand she moved to Australia where started her career as a full-time artist in 2015.

It's evident by looking at her work how much she loves the challenge of painting animal and bird portraits realistically. They appear almost real that you would want to reach out and touch the fur and feathers on the canvas.

"I don’t just want to create art that looks good in a home, but art that has a presence in a room, that embodies the subject in a way that allows you to experience the artwork as an interactive meeting."

She has won several awards and exhibited in group as well as solo shows. To get a closer look at her work you can join her on Instagram.