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The Art of Kevin Peterson

The Art of Kevin Peterson

Kids, wolves, bears and birds are all part of the sublime art of Kevin Peterson, through the power message/icon of using kids as it's masterpiece is absolutely powerful in my opinion. The image we usually get from children are always related to joy and innocence but surrounded by animals is a totally imaginative approach. With an urban environment, we explore Kevin's pure creativity and craft. Hope you will enjoy! My work is about the varied journeys we take through life. It’s about growing up and living in a world that is broken. These paintings are about trauma, fear and loneliness and the strength that it takes to survive and thrive. They each contain the contrast of the untainted, young and innocent against a backdrop of a worn, ragged, and defiled world. Support versus restraint, bondage versus freedom, and tension versus slack are all themes that I often visit. My work deals with isolation, loneliness and longing teamed with a level of optimistic hope. Issues of race and the division of wealth have arisen in my recent work. This work deals with the idea of rigid boundaries, the hopeful breakdown of such restrictions, as well as questions about the forces that orchestrate our behavior. About Kevin Peterson Kevin is an artist currently located in Sherman, Texas where he actually works at Winter Street Studios. Through his many exhibitions, Kevin always keep himself pretty up-to-date on Instagram, check him out. More information: http://kevinpetersonstudios.com.

Swatch POP

Swatch POP

Our good friend Rik Oostenbroek has been doing incredible for many many years and he never ceased to upscale his work, change the pace and explore new mediums. These are the right recipes from your personal work to attract possible clients sometimes big brands to work with, well it is the case with Rik. Swatch approached Rik for his experimental & personal FRGMNTS series. We are taking a closer look at his recent work for Swatch where he had to create two pieces and one in front of a live audience in a POP-up Gallery. Swatch invited to create unique artworks based on their new POP line. All pieces had to include at least one of the new watches and I had to do one piece live in their POP-up gallery in Amsterdam. That's why I decided to go for a paint approach, not only because it fits the artistic values for the brand itself, but also because it would be interesting to show a process like that in real-life.     About Rik Oostenbroek Other than being a professional Karaoke Singer, Rik is a self-taught designer and art director based in Hilversum, Netherlands. For the past years, Rik has worked with brands like Swatch, Nike, Mazda, ESPN and more. Make sure to follow his Instagram to follow his daily work. For more information: http://rikoostenbroek.com.

Abstract ABC

Abstract ABC

Being abstract is somehow part of each one of us, whatever you're an artist, designer, developer or even a QA tester. We work in the universe of art and we gotta find the time and ways to express ourselves. We all need or get the urge of creating/making in our free space. Some of us will design something, take photos, practice lettering or like Jim LePage will paint. We are featuring Jim's and Max's work with their Abstract ABC series. Abstract painting provides a creative escape for me. I love the exploration of color and texture and how the mix of those can evoke different types of feelings and ideas. I experiment with different paints, mediums and techniques and enjoy the surprises that come from seeing them interact in new ways. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); About Jim LePage Jim is a freelance artist & designer based in Bellingham, Washington. Focusing his work for bold and conceptual art and illustrative work, Jim has done also work in Art Direction and leading a creative team in a design studio as well. Credits Collaborative project with Jim LePage and Max Morin and if you wanna get your hands on an Abstract ABC set as well. Check out their shop: http://jimlepage.com/shop/abstract-abc For more information: http://jimlepage.com

Moody Illustrations by Elicia Edijanto

Moody Illustrations by Elicia Edijanto

Since starting Abduzeedo I've come across an infinite number of inspiring illustrations varying in style. Colorful, 80s, 90s, 3D, you name it and we've probably published it and continue to find inspiration from incredible artists around the globe. To date, I have to say that the work that Elicia Edijanto shared on his Behance profile really deserves to be at the top of my list. It reminds me of the game Limbo because of the mood and aesthetics, however Elicia's work has far more texture and personality. One of the things that make the work shine in my opinion is the mix of techniques, drawing and painting with just some brush splatters. Add to that, an interesting combination of subjects, like the friendship of a boy and a bear or other animals and you have a beautiful and moody set of illustrations. For more information make sure to check out Elicia's page at https://www.behance.net/eliciaedijanto

The Realistic Art of Mike Dargas

The Realistic Art of Mike Dargas

Mike Dargas is an artist currently living in Cologne, Germany. As a child, Mike already surpassed an interest for painting and uses oil colour in his early works. Coming from an inspiration of Dali, Caravaggio and HR Giga, Mike's art is a representation of surrealism and realism in a precise form of a photograph. The result is quite astonishing and so real. In his portraits, Mike is not limited on certain types. He portrays young and old, beautiful and dark, fragile and strong people. They are lost in thoughts, show inner conflicts or transmit a unique or even holy calmness. The perfection of his technique seems to seek for the perfect image, like he was searching for the soul within each single one. With his works Mike Dargas challenges us to take a deeper look, to understand the nature of human being and to question our own emotional perception. For more information check out: http://www.mikedargas.com/

Watercolor Illustrations

Watercolor Illustrations

It's been such a long time since the last post about watercolor illustrations. I am a huge fan of this style and technique going so far as trying to recreate this type of illustration in Photoshop, but nothing beats the real deal, at least till now. It looks like the iPad Pro might have the tech to accomplish that digitally, so let's wait and see, but meanwhile check out the amazing work of Amandine Comte. For more information about Amandine check out http://www.lartcommeunique.fr/

Hand Painted Portraits by Russell Powell

Amazing Hand Painted Portraits by Russell Powell

Russell Powell is an amazing artist who created a unique way to paint portraits by painting them in the palm of his hand and transfering the painting into paper. The result is absolutely amazing, check it out! For more from Russell Powell visit his instagram instagram.com/pangaeanstudios/.

Global City Mural

Global City Mural

Global City is a project by French artist Deck Two in which he freehand painted a wall using only an acrylic marker. The mural consists of landmarks from all over the globe, and that's where the name came from. Check it out! For more from Deck Two visit behance.net/decktwo.

The Art Message of Peter Tunney

The Art Message of Peter Tunney

Peter Tunney is an artist from New York who developed an amazing style of painting which is a mix of collages with acrylic painting over it and each piece carries a strong and positive message making it an outstanding composition. Check out some of his work on this post and enjoy! For three decades artist Peter Tunney has crisscrossed the globe—from the African savannah to Wall Street boardrooms he has amassed a wealth of experiences: funny, harrowing, infused with tragedy and joy—and on the other side of these countless miles he has emerged an artist with a message, his own media machine, affirming: GRATITUDE, DON’T PANIC, THE TIME IS ALWAYS NOW, EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE AMAZING.

The waves and the ocean by Carlos Carpinelli's hands

The waves and the ocean by Carlos Carpinelli's hands

I'm sure you know a great artist near your home, or in your hometown, or a friend of a friend that make art as no one else. When I found this kind of artist I think "the world should know this guy!". And that is the case of Carlos Carpinelli, an artist from my city in Brazil. His painting are absolutely astonishing and it deserve all your attention. The art is focused on waves and the ocean, the small details make all the difference and bring realism to the painting. I think how hard must be to work with those small pencils and try to imagine how much time to make a single piece like these. Check out the pictures and don't forget to know more about his work on the links at the end! The addiction for surf made me change my life, even at 13 years I had two passions: surfing and art, competing in local tournaments and drawing for surf brands, kept me connected to this lifestyle forever and through him I got to know some of the most perfect waves in the world. About Carlos Carpinelli Check more about his art on Instagram, Facebook and carpinelli-art.com. The result of all this inspiration can be seen in my paintings, whose main theme the perfect waves and beautiful places where I have or just imagined, using acrylic paint matt water based on screen, only with brushes and unused airbrush.

Squarespace - Build it Beautiful

Squarespace - Build it Beautiful

Mixing analog with digital always works. Despite the advances in technology and the tools that help us to recreate and emulate diverse effects, there's nothing like using the materials to get the assets and textures you need. The branding project created for Squarespace New York by Pawel Nolbert and Karol Kolodzinski is a great example with a beautiful outcome. We're really digging the mixing of paint splatters to recreate the Squarespace logo and different assets for their brand. The project consisted of two main parts: two static hi-res key art images, one logo-based and one abstract, operating within the same visual language, and an animation/bumper that featured the Squarespace logo. Making of Art Direction, Concept, Illustration: Pawel Nolbert Animation: Direction, Compositing: Karol Kolodzinski Reach - Project manager: Erik Attkisson Squarespace CCO: David Lee Producer: Richard Minkoff For more information check out http://www.sugarrhyme.com/ and http://www.nolbert.com/

Hand Painted Signs by Jeff Canham

Hand Painted Signs by Jeff Canham

Jeff Canham is an artist and designer from Seattle who resides in San Francisco where he has his studio and makes amazing hand painted signs. I selected a few of his works for you to enjoy! For more from Jeff Canham visit jeffcanham.com.

Legend of the Yokai - Michelangelo

Legend of the Yokai - Michelangelo

German illustrator Levent Aydin was commissioned by Paramount Pictures to create an artwork for the campaign "Legends of Yokai" and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. The result is simply incredible, from pencil drawing to digital painting! For more from Levent Aydin visit leventaydin.com. I created an artwork for the campaign 'Legend of the Yokai' and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. The Legend of the Yokai explores the origin of the Kappa Yokai, mythical creatures summoned by the spirits of honour, wisdom, courage and brotherhood. Each character of the TMNT represents one of these spirits. I chose Michelangelo who represents 'brotherhood'. Instead of a typical fighting pose which shows his willingness for a battle, I picked a cool pose showing that he is always prepared for a fight to defend his brothers. Close ups Drawings Final Artwork

SOL Beer – Chalk and Sign Painting

SOL Beer – Chalk and Sign Painting

I love letterings, it brings back great memories from my childhood going to the farmers market on Sundays with my parents not to mention every neighborhood grocery had tons of lettering for prices, promotions and advertisings. It's amazing to see that this craft is getting stronger again and seeing the work that Jackson Alves put together for poster for the Mexican beer Sol is true proof of that. The Advertising Agency Talent from São Paulo (Brazil) hired me to create two handmade posters for the Mexican beer SOL. One with chalk lettering and the other with sign painting, which was a great challenge because I didn't have sign painting experience. I sent the original pieces to the agency and their team added the beer bottle and finished the ad pieces and the great TV AD. Check out the project. Making of Sol beer – Sign painting and chalk lettering from jackson alves on Vimeo. Final result Sol's official AD for TV Jackson Alves is a letterer, calligrapher and teacher, based in Curitiba, south of Brazil. For more information visit http://www.jacksonalves.com/

Stunning Paintings by Eduardo Calzado

Stunning Traditional Paintings by Eduardo Calzado

Digital painting is a big thing... we get to see it all the time, and it's great because we all love good art, right? But it's always great when we get to see some stunning traditional paintings like these by Mexican painter Eduardo Calzado. He's got a mind blowing style. These are so awesomely painted that it's just crazy to know these where done in the traditional way with paint and all. Here you can see just a few of Eduardo's pieces. For more of it, please visit his portfolio at DeviantART. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did! Cheers. ;) In the Tree Woman's Intuition Vortex of Creation Ambivalence Goodbyes The Dance Parallels Maternal Instincts States of Consciousness Horse Happiness Tree of Life Ascension Two Souls Hope for the Future Manifestation of the Higher Self In your arms

Oil & Acrylic Portrait Paintings

Oil & Acrylic Portrait Paintings

A collection of portrait paintings done by Canadian painter Jace Kim. Each portrait is mysterious and has and raw in such an awesome way, it's almost like faces are being born out of a mix of raw lines and colors. Enjoy! For more from Jace Kim visit behance.net/apologies.

Spectacular Cathedral Ceiling Art

Spectacular Cathedral Ceiling Art

When you talk about the Renaissance the thing that comes to the mind is art! Magnificent art. We're talking about Michelangelo, Da Vinci, and all the ninja turtles (just kidding). And a place where you'll find concentrated art is a cathedral. Cathedrals were the perfect canvas for Renaissance artists... there you'll find amazing sculptures and breathtaking ceiling art. Those ceilings are something completely apart! So I thought it was really important to share with you some of the most amazing cathedral ceilings in the world. Of course some of these are modern cathedrals, but they still got fantastic art. These photographs were taken by some really talented people. Please, for more of their work and for the locations of each cathedral, simply click in each image. They'll definitely appreciate your visit. I hope you enjoy this selection, and if you got your own cathedral ceiling art pictures, share it with us! Cheers. ;) Nicolò Panzeri Mark Carline Andy Mansfield Heather Chris Sinnett Matthew Scerri Martin Hunte bezmyaso Ted Dobosz Alan Gemski Mark Harshil Shah dieselgolfer paul cripps Ken Hircock Roy Lathwell J J Philipp Chistyakov Boris Kafka John McCabe Udo Schröter Jules Emm Kitty Wheeler Shaw Josep Puigdemont Daniel-Ryan Imlau dougoram1969 Lars Hammar