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Ryohei Hase

Posted in art with tags on May 20, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Ryohei Hase paints captivating chimerical human-animals.

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The creatures are simultaneously ethereal and vividly disquieting.
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Some capture primal terror, confusion and raw instinct in a way that almost resonates viscerally.
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Ryohei Hase

Marcin Kolpanowicz

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on May 19, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Marcin Kolpanowicz is a Polish surrealist painter who is especially talented with large, complex buildings in various stages of motion and decay.

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I’m also a fan of his “Traveler’s Room” series, where we see a number of unconventionally arranged dwellings.
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Marcin Kolpanowicz

Ivan Hoo

Posted in art, hyperrealism with tags , on May 16, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

It may look like a snapshot of some garbage, but Ivan Hoo specializes in photorealistic sketches.

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This is trompe l’oiel at its finest. Can you believe this dog is not three dimensional, but sketched with pencils and pastels on a flat piece of wood?
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Look at the intricacies of human skin he captures!
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Ivan Hoo

Tomoyoshi Sakamoto

Posted in art with tags on May 12, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Tomoyoshi Sakamoto paints strange, thought provoking “Tokyo Girls.”

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I want to know what happened…
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Some of them appear oddly serene or happy in the midst of rather grotesque scenes.
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Tomoyoshi Sakamoto

Jakub Kujawa

Posted in art with tags on May 11, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Jakub Kujawa paints very compelling portraits.

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Amazing style and use of color…
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Jakub Kujawa

Vintage Overexcited Mothers

Posted in absurd, art, humor, vintage with tags , , , on May 10, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

This post began as a search for vintage Mother’s Day images, but what I found was a series of domestic ladies who are altogether TOO expressive. Look at all the exciting things women can do!

Have you ever seen anyone so excited about pots and pans?
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Grocery shopping!
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Drinking tea!
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Driving!
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Smoking!
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Doing the dishes!
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Wondering where the bacon went!
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And my personal favorite: the utterly unparallelled rhapsody of cleaning!
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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Olivia Knapp

Posted in anatomy, art with tags , on May 9, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Ive been meaning to post about Olivia Knapp for quite sometime. I saved her entire portfolio, because I love looking at these images so much.

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From the artist bio:
Olivia Knapp’s intricate hand drawn pen and ink style is influenced by European line engravings of decorative relief and scientific specimens from the 16th to 18th centuries.

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Her tight cross-hatching technique involves long slow and steady curved lines that articulate the surface contours of her subjects; creating supple and tangible imagery. These un-swelled lines incorporate a “line to dot” rendering method as well as an, extremely rare “dot and lozenge” rendering method. “Dot and lozenge” is a practice that was used by 16th century masters, in which a dot is placed in the center of a diamond shape made by a cross hatching pattern, helping to refine the transition between values.

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Most of Olivia’s content explores the relationship between desire, reason, and circumstance. Her current body of work uses the head and heart as contrasting characters in an on going story.

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Olivia Knapp

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