animals

Flora and Fauna Assume Eccentric Guises in Bill Mayer’s Wryly Playful Portraits

 Art Illustration #animals #art history #gouache #painting #portraits #still life May 11, 2022 Kate Mothes “The Wakening”. All images © Bill Mayer, shared with permission Royal frogs, masquerading lemurs, and florals with human faces are just some of the eccentric characters in acclaimed illustrator Bill Mayer’s (previously) gouache paintings. The traditional aesthetic of European …

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Elaborate Narratives Emerge From the Surreal, Mysterious Worlds of Victo Ngai’s Illustrations

 Illustration #animals #digital #editorial #surreal May 10, 2022 Grace Ebert “Hummingbird” (2019). All images © Victo Ngai, shared with permission Starting with a single word or short prompt from an editor or brand, Victo Ngai (previously) imagines fantastical dreamscapes brimming with surreal details. The Los Angeles-based, Hong Kong-born illustrator collaborates on commissioned projects that, …

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Scientists Uncover a New Deep-Sea Crown Jellyfish Species with Dozens of Coiled Tentacles

 Science #animals #jellyfish #oceans #video May 6, 2022 Grace Ebert  Curled tentacles, soft spikes, and an unusually large, translucent bell distinguish a newly discovered species of jellyfish. The uncommon A. Reynoldsi became the subject of study for scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (previously) earlier this year when one of the …

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Curious Squirrels and Rambunctious Hares Form a Miniature Menagerie of Felted Wildlife

 Craft Illustration #animals #birds #felt #found objects #miniature #sculpture May 4, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Simon Brown, shared with permission From a shy baby fox to toads donning crowns, the felted miniatures crafted by Simon Brown and Katie Corrigan are adorable, whimsical renditions of forest creatures. The Northumbria, U.K.-based creative duo transforms thick …

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A Collection of Paper Sculptures Studies the Wild Diversity of 88 Different Bat Species

 Craft #animals #bats #paper #sculpture April 12, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Guardabosques, shared with permission Evoking the biological illustrations of Ernst Haeckel (previously) and photographic portraits of Merlin Tuttle, an ongoing project explores the incredible diversity of bats through geometric paper sculptures. Juan Nicolás Elizalde, who is half of the creative team …

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Sinuous Tentacles and Intricate Spider Legs Sprout from Glass Symphony’s Miniature Creatures

 Craft #animals #glass #miniature #octopus March 24, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Glass Symphony, shared with permission Kyiv-based artist Nikita Drachuk (previously) is behind a delicate menagerie of translucent octopuses, striped spiders, and mottled slugs exquisitely crafted in glass. Elaborately shaped with curling tentacles and segmented legs, the miniature creatures are the product …

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Black Ink and Watercolor Bleed into Hazy Creatures in Endre Penovác’s Paintings

 Art #animals #cats #chickens #ink #painting #watercolor March 11, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Endre Penovác Serbian artist Endre Penovác (previously) wrangles the bleeds of black ink and watercolor in his shadowy renderings of domestic and wild animals. Sometimes delineating a talon or ear with thin markings, Penovác primarily allows the medium to …

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Geometric Patterns Form DIY Animal Sculptures Designed by Paperwolf

 Craft Design #animals #DIY #paper March 7, 2022 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Paperwolf, shared with permission Wolfram Kampffmeyer (previously) crafts vibrant, geometric snakes and jaguars that appear to plunge from the wall. The German designer has spent the better part of a decade prototyping digital renderings of polygon sculptures and taxidermy-style busts …

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Decorative Papercuts in White and Gold Compose Patrick Cabral’s Meticulously Layered Sculptures

 Art #animals #paper #sculpture February 22, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Patrick Cabral, shared with permission Patrick Cabral re-envisions the intricate veins striping the tail of a fish and grooves in a pangolin’s scales with delicate, lace-like flourishes. The Manila-based artist is known for his sculptural portraits of wild animals and fantastical creatures …

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Intricate Beaded Motifs Add Colorful Dimension to Jan Huling’s Animal Sculptures

 Art #animals #beads #sculpture February 4, 2022 Grace Ebert “Hero” (2019), 27 x 22 x 8 inches. All images © Jan Huling, shared with permission A former product designer turned bead artist, Jan Huling begins each sculpture with a blank form in the shape of a miniature horse, giant praying mantis, and eager monkey …

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