Friday, September 11, 2020

Artist Turns Creepy Animals Into Adorable Creatures In Her Drawings

Sydney Hanson is an illustrator from Minnesota. Her adorable characters will take you on a trip to the world overloaded with cuteness. She draws all kinds of doe eyed animals from cute bat family to fluffy owl to lovable spider. She picks those animals that are generally considered creepy and transforms them into cute creatures that you would want to squeeze.

In 2011, when the artist moved to Los Angeles she worked with animation companies including Nickelodeon and Disney Interactive. Till her mid 20s she was not sure if she wanted to pursue illustration as a full-time career. She tried many other art mediums, such as 3D modelling and texture painting until she found out that it's illustration she is most comfortable with. You can find more of her work on Instagram - Sydwiki.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Bunnie Reiss Creates Paintings As Message Of Visual Communication For The Modern World

Bunnie Reiss was born in Maryland and grew up on in rural Colorado. She studied literature, and worked for National Public Radio and later earned a MFA in painting from San Francisco Arts Institute. While she was figuring out what she wanted to pursue as a full-time career, she never stopped painting. When she moved to San Francisco she found a community of artists with whom she spent building, creating and exploring art together.

Her works has been influenced by her Eastern European background, folk art, bright colors and patterns. Through her work she addresses the issue of the modern world. Her on-going series "Future Nature" and "All Our Nature" is an attempt to leave behind as a simple and deep message of visual communication.

"As technology advances and the human condition gets more confused on how it is we are supposed to interact with one another, any visual expression that can bring people together feels imperative to keeping this world going. I’d like to be a storyteller in part of this larger book. I’d like to be the time-traveler that helps people to remember to talk to one another. And most importantly, I want to use my skill as an artist to leave this world better than it was before I became a part of it."

She has showcased her work all around the world including galleries, and bookstores. You can visit her website to view murals, installations, and sketchbook art.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Highly Detailed Illustrations of Imaginative Creatures by Kerby Rosanes

Kerby Rosanes is a Philippines-based illustrator who uses ink, fineliners and markers to make geometry inspired animal illustrations. What started as a hobby became his part-time freelance work which has been featured on many international blogs and magazines.

His moleskine notebook collection depicts animals in an imaginative world where an owl carries a castle on its back and an elephant has giant wings for ears.

The artist has worked in collaboration with several artists, brands and design agencies from all around the world. His style is reminiscent of doodling but each piece has incredible amount of detail.


His artwork is filled with jaw-dropping intricate lines that are curved, swirled, and stroked into fur, feathers, scales, and skin of the creatures. You can watch him doodling behind the scenes videos and more of his creations on Instagram.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Fluid Acrylic Paints Are Pulled With A Chain To Render Images

Designer Gemma77 is an artist who creates fluid acrylic paintings. The artist uses acrylic pouring technique, it's an amazing technique where acrylic paint is mixed with some type of pouring medium including water and poured onto a canvas. The artist makes use of plastic bottles with nozzles to layer paints and then "pulls" the paints with a metal chain to render shapes.

The artist makes this method of painting look so effortless which must involve several practice sessions and a clear strategy. It's hard to tell what the final result will look like considering the unpredictable nature of acrylic paint pouring. You can take a closer look at her work and see her in action on YouTube where the artist has amassed close to 300K subscribers.

Watch the following brief video for 'Flying Owl' painting.