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Graceful Swimmers Breach the Water’s Surface in Sonia Alins’s Poetic Mixed-Media Illustrations

 Art Illustration #acrylic #ink #mixed media #swimming #water #watercolor August 12, 2021 Grace Ebert “Placer,” hand-embellished print. All images © Sonia Alins, shared with permission In Sonia Alins’s dreamy works, figures gently break through the surface of the sea, creating a minimal ripple around their bodies as they dip in and out of the …

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Watercolor Illustrations by Steeven Salvat Cloak Natural Specimens with Elaborate Metallic Motifs

 Art Illustration #beetles #butterflies #drawing #insects #watercolor August 6, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Steeven Salvat, shared with permission History, science, and nature converge in the watercolor and ink drawings of French artist Steeven Salvat (previously). Whether encasing beetles in ornate armor, rotational gears, and antique dials or rendering vast entanglements of flora …

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Vivid Botanicals Bloom from the Coats of Charismatic Cats in Watercolor Works by Hiroki Takeda

 Art #cats #flowers #watercolor July 21, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Hiroki Takeda, shared with permission Japan-based artist Hiroki Takeda adds a dose of whimsy to his otherwise faithful portrayals of friendly felines. Largely rendered in shades of pink and purple with intermittent splashes of blues and greens, Takeda’s watercolor works blend flora …

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Surreal Watercolor Illustrations Shake Back and Forth in Marija Tiurina’s Chaotic Stereograms

 Animation Art Illustration #painting #surreal #video #watercolor May 27, 2021 Grace Ebert All image © Marija Tiurina, shared with permission Longtime Colossal readers will recognize the surreal, fictionalized scenes illustrated by Marija Tiurina (previously). Whether a bizarre mishmash of thoughts from quarantine or a crowded parallel universe in North London, Tiurina’s works are a …

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Discarded Technology and Branded Trash Are Stacked into Dystopian Structures in Alvaro Naddeo’s Paintings

 Art Illustration #logos #painting #watercolor May 7, 2021 Grace Ebert “AmeriCan’t” (2018), watercolor on paper, 20 x 22 inches. All images © Alvaro Naddeo, shared with permission Behind each one of Alvaro Naddeo’s watercolor paintings is an imagined character who’s built a rickety shopping cart structure or gathered waste materials for a tiny, mobile …

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