Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Artist Captures the Movements and Freedom of Birds in Paintings

Nadine Dudek is a watercolor artist born in Melbourne and grew up in Canberra. In 2015, she left her 20 year career to pursue her decision to paint as a full-time artist. She has a great passion for wildlife particularly for birds. She uses watercolors as a primary medium in her paintings, and developed a unique fluid style to capture the movement of the subjects she paints.

"For me the most rewarding paintings are those with the fewest strokes, created with a minimalistic approach."

She has participated in several solo exhibitions and has won many awards including People's Choice Award 'Before the Dance', watercolour at Marysville Art Show 2018, and Highly Commended 'Duet', watercolour at Whitehorse Art Show 2018. You can find art prints of her originals in her online store. To know what's she working on currently and announcements related to upcoming events join her on Instagram.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Life-like Sculptures Made With Discarded Metal

David Groenjes is an artist based in Freedom, Wisconsin. He hand makes amazing life-like sculptures inspired by nature using salvaged and discarded metal. The sculptures of owl, deer, frog, squirrel, bison, hedgehog and more are constructed with discarded sheared sheet metal, recycled steel rods, tubing, flat stock, and other automotive parts.

You can follow his progress and get updates on new pieces on Instagram. To get your hands on his one-of-a-kind sculpture go to his online store.

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.”