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Marissa Textor: Drawings

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L.A. artist pencils hyper realistic portrayals of nature.

Marissa Textor's graphite-on-paper drawings capture epic nature moments in a hyper realistic manner. In an art scene dominated by loose, gestural work, Textor's precision penciling stands out among the crowd. On her choice of subject matter, the Los Angeles-based artist says, "It's exciting to me. In an over-stimulated world this is the stuff the holds my attention and......read more

Caitlin Foster: Drawings

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Back to the drawing board.

Caitlin Foster doesn't have to look far for creative inspiration. The SF-based artist draws on her everyday environment to create drawings that reveal a childlike playfulness and a deft artistic touch. In her words: "My work focuses on fine attention to small details, gestures, and patterns in everyday life. Referenced are patterns found in leaves, grass, palm trees, foam, tree stumps, etc.......read more

Joseph Smolinski's Climate Change Catastrophe

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Works on paper chronicle humans' impact on the environment

In the region surrounding Joseph Smolinski's childhood home in Minnesota, farms have been displaced by strip malls and suburban housing. Those land use changes and other environmental shifts inform his work as an artist. Working primarily with paint and pencil, Smolinski documents a global environment in flux. "I am interested in addressing the human effects on the landscape, such as pollution,......read more

Fun Adults, "Sap Solid"

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Leeds-based four-piece creates a charming animated video for their debut single

With their debut album out on cult label Tough Love, young Leeds-based four-piece Fun Adults deliver their video for the lush, delicate lead single. Created by bandmembers Dan W Jacobs and Huw Thomas, the video is a visual collage of frame-by-frame hand-drawn images, made of a combination of paint, pastels and oil on glass on a light box. Talking to Dazed, the band explained the......read more

Radiant Drawings of Riverbeds by Ester Roi

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SoCal artist creates stunning hand-drawn renderings of water gliding over stones

The overhead sight of water flowing over rocks is a lovely visual treat, here made even more beautiful by SoCal artist Ester Roi. Working in and around her studio in San Juan Capistrano, Roi studies the way water interacts with natural elements like rocks and flowers to produce abstracted representations of the rippling, flowing effect. To do so, she uses pencils, crayons, and oil pastels on......read more

Zaria Forman: The Maldives

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Hyper-realistic finger paintings depict an island nation in risk of disappearing

For her 2012 project Chasing the Light, Brooklyn artist Zaria Forman led an art expedition up the northwest coast of Greenland, retracing the 1869 journey of American painter William Bradford to document an Arctic landscape in flux. The results are collected in a series of exquisitely rendered pastel drawings of melting polar ice.  Forman's latest collection of drawings,......read more

Geoff McFetridge: While You Were Steeping

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LA artist shows what can be done while waiting for tea

Bombarded as we are with thousands of advertising images in a day, it's always refreshing to see stuff that stands out. Like this short for Bigelow Tea, for example, which features multidisciplinary artist Geoff McFetridge [previously] painting a picture while he waits for his tea to steep. The piece is the first in a series called While You Were Steeping, asking "what can be created, imagined,......read more

Drawings In Space

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From Janusz Grunspek

German artist, Janusz Grunspek celebrates the mundane and elevates the ordinary.  In the series, he's created scale replicas of everyday objects with little more than thin wooden dowels and a bit of glue. A MacBook, a candle chandelier and a room full of furniture are all formed from delicately cut and bent wooden pieces.  He calls this series "Zeichnungen im Raum" or Drawings in......read more

Lost In Beijing

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Netizens Post Drawings Over The Citiy's Smog Enveloped Landmarks

BEIJING -- As world leaders tussled over the fate of the climate in Paris, Beijing residents struggled to make out the silhouettes of buildings. The multi-day pollution emergency -- dubbed “Airpocalypse” by English-language media -- signaled the start of smog season in one of the most polluted capitals in the world. On Tuesday, indices of PM2.5 particulates -- the small......read more

Spectacular Sand Drawings by Tony Plant

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These guerrilla beach installations go bye-bye with the rising tide

Since we spotted them on Faith Is Torment last weekend, Tony Plant's awesome ephemeral sand drawings have been popping up all over the 'net. No matter, they're a worth a triple look. Described by Surfer's Path as "[an] environmental artist, photographer and surf creature whose imagination stretches to the far and hidden corners of the coastline," Plant creates massive, swirling installations......read more

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