Friday, February 12, 2021

Amazing Three Dimensional Paper Cut Collages With Tiny Details

Dasha Almametova is a Russian illustrator who creates stunning collages with colored pencils, oil pastels and paper. She paints flowers, human figures, animals, birds and other objects on paper and cuts them before arranging them into stunning landscapes. She meticulously adds tiny paper details in layers which gives her work a three dimensional appearance.

You must visit Instagram to view more of her creations and to see her textile dolls on Behance.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Artist Creates A Deck of Playing Cards With Intricate Patterns and Designs

Braulio Monteiro is an Angolan illustrator who currently lives and works in Portugal. She draws magical worlds and imaginative characters using unipin fineliners on a moleskin sketchbook. Her work is mostly black and white with intricate designs.

Art is the form of escape from reality for the artist, she finds it relaxing to lose herself in the world of imagination and creativity. Braulio loves to play cards and she is designing an ongoing series of cards for herself in her signature style. Each card in the deck is unique, inspired by nature, animals, and the night sky. Her artwork is a treat for the eyes, you must visit her Instagram to view more of her creations. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

These Paper Mache Sculptures Are Sure To Bring Smile On Your Face

Sara Hand is an illustrator and a paper mache artist based in Richmond, Virginia. From a very early age she got interested in creating art, she would make tiny quilts for her dolls, do puppet shows and hand make sketchbooks. While growing up she got a chance to travel to many different parts with her parents. Her time spent in Germany had a great impact on her art which is whimsical and influenced by folk style.

She creates adorable characters that will instantly put you in a cheerful mood. I had a big smile on when I was browsing her work on Instagram. She tears paper by hand and sculpts it into lovely little sculptures. Once the sculpture is dry the artist hand paints them with patterns and designs. Her inspiration for making papier mache sculptures come from her love of color, wonder, magic and curiosity for the world around her. Besides creating art, she teaches paper mache at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and Studio 23. She is currently represented by Little Blue Mushroom.

She creates unique paper craft projects which will help you get started on you paper art journey. You can receive these projects in mail by subscribing here.

Decorative Encaustic Anthropomorphic Animal Portraits by Kari Serrao

Toronto based artist Kari Serrao grew up in Caribbean. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto in 1991, and spent the final year in an off campus program in Florence Italy.

Kari specializes in encaustic paintings where colored pigments are added into hot wax before it is applied to a wood surface although other materials are often used. Her ongoing series of encaustic anthropomorphic portraits explore the relationship we humans have with other humans during a particularly turbulent time. In "The Whimsical Woodland" animals are depicted in costumes from the time in the history when the battle for supremacy and survival was never ending. The animals are portrayed with their ordinarily perceived adversaries in total harmony with decorative backgrounds. These backdrops got more elaborate in the following series "Gilded Garden" for which Kari began to use gold leaf halos "while not intrinsically religious, is a nod to Byzantine Art while the foliate pattern speaks to seasonal change." The limited edition prints can be found in her online store.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Manu Montoya's Artwork Will Cheer You Up

If you are feeling Monday blues then I have got just the cure for it. It wasn't long ago when I first posted about Manu Montoya, ever since then I have become a big fan of her artwork. The last post on her work featured the holiday themed illustrations with heart warming characters. Her work has a quality that is sure to cheer you up with her delightful style. 

Whenever you need a quick pick me up, visit Manu's Instagram.