Thursday, June 13, 2019

Russian Artist Creates Realistic Animal Sculptures


Irina Shcherbakova of Iren Toys is a fiber artist based in Russia who has been making toys since 2012. She studied art in school and later in a university. She makes her own patterns to form animals shapes with natural materials, the body is made of a wire frame to which the head is reinforced. she hand-paints the glass eyes to bring the sculptures to life. Some of her sculptures have movable limbs and bendable head.

I first saw her creations on Instagram where she shares her new sculptures and their process with photos behind the scenes. Her owl, otter, sloth, bear, monkey, bat, and rabbit look so real; one easily can confuse.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Digital Animals and People Look Like Paper Sculptures by Maxim Shkret

Russian illustrator Maxim Shkret creates 3d sculptures of animals and people. His artwork is a wonderful mix of unique 3d modeling with carefully applied shadows and light that make it look like something sculpted out of paper. He uses tools like Autodesk 3ds Max, Vray, Corona Renderer, Pixologic Zbrush, and Wacom Intuos to create flowing furs, ridged scales, and intertwined hair.

The inspiration for his work comes from social roles, hunger, stubbornness in pursuing life goals, errors in anthropological and cultural definitions, and real life experience. “My series serves [as] a time machine for me. It can take me to the retrospective of my thoughts, findings, and delusions,” Shkret shares here. You can join him on Instagram to see more of his work.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Inuit Artist's Iconic Designs on Ceramics, Jewelry and More

Kenojuak Ashevak is the best known and the most notable indigenous pioneers of Inuit art from North of Canada. Her prints, drawings and sculptures won hearts of many around the globe. Her bold and colorful designs have been used on Canadian stamps and coins. The owl is a recurring subject matter in Kenojuak's artwork. Enchanted Owl, Luminous Char, Floral Passage and Owls' Bouquet are some of the iconic illustrations by Kenojuak Ashevak that can be found on mugs, umbrellas, jewelry and more at Oscardo.

Kenojuak Ashevak was featured in a National Film Board production, Eskimo Artist – Kenojuak that was nominated for Oscars. She has received membership in the Order of Canada, elected to the Royal Canadian Academy and inducted into Canada’s “Walk of Fame”.

“There is no word for art. We say it is to transfer something from the real to the unreal. I like to make people happy and everything happy. I am the light of happiness and I am a dancing owl.”

Monday, June 10, 2019

Package Design: Naked Paleo Granola Bars and Mylk Infusions


I was browsing online for healthy, raw granola bars when I came across the products by the Australian brand Naked Paleo. The couple Jen Thompson and Blake Poole founded the brand after they saw the benefits of paleo diet which they strictly followed for 30 days. Of course, they missed a little something sweet and they decided to come up with their own recipes to satisfy their cravings. The brand offers number of healthy products including Mylk infusion and granola bars that are made with dates, sunflower seeds, almonds, shredded coconut, and other whole ingredients.

To package their beautiful products they decided to go with elegant, soft hues with an owl logo on a textured wrapper. The products are targeted at health conscious people who are looking for a clean and healthy snack. These products are sure to stand out in an aisle of a health food store because of it's modern and fresh design.