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Illustrator Maggie Cowles celebrates daily life with her food-themed art. Although it looks simple, her narrative actually tells a bigger story. Food is often more than just food. Cowles focuses on "comfort, security, the warmth of food, familiar spaces and familiar meals," as she tells It’s Nice That. ...
Pebbles found on the beach are not only good for stone skipping and making rock towers. They can also be a material for fine art—as the works of British artist Justin Bateman show. Bateman uses beach pebbles to make what he describes as "land art". Most of his pieces involve recreating iconic artworks from...
Most artists use a palette knife to mix their colors or apply paint to certain portions of their painting. But New Zealand painter Joshua Davison figured: why stop there? Why don't go all the way and use a palette knife as the main tool for painting? ...
We all know the amazing opportunities that photo-editing software Photoshop offers. You can manipulate your photo in an astounding number of ways, change almost every aspect of it, and still make it look legit. Some use this power to fix lighting issues, contrast, and other little flaws that their photo might have, while those...
Comic books have long evolved from superhero narratives aimed at children and young adults. These days, you can find anything from horror comic books to autobiographies and even history books, all translated to colorful imagery that helps draw you inside. https://www.instagram.com/p/CLo7i1whY1D/ Most recently, we've come across the unique comic art...
Marialaura Fedi's art makes for a soothing effect. Often painted with blue and gold, it features faceless characters against dramatic, yet strangely serene backdrops. Situated between illustration and painting, her work though minimalistic in essence, is pregnant with meaning and symbolism. https://www.instagram.com/p/CMwqVevgm9z/ Born near the sea in the south of...
Between her illustrations, witty captions, and snappy zines, you should keep your eyes peeled for Ashley Ronning's work. A freelance illustrator and artist based in Melbourne, her selected clients include brands like Hop Nation, Frankie magazine, and ABC. According to Ronning, she can usually be found in her studio drawing, risograph printing, or working...
As we enter an ever-digitalized era, things like handwritten notes or the study of calligraphy are seemingly things of the past (seriously, when was the last time you actually wrote someone a letter?). Luckily for us, there are those among us who understand the value of handwriting. Heather Hardison has made it her...
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication," says the famous quote attributed to Leonardo da Vinci; and at least when it comes to art, truer words have never been spoken. Case in point: Emily Isabella's illustrations. Made primarily using gouache, they present a simple, minimalist reality sprinkled with flowers and delicacies. Based in the...
Japanese calligraphy originates from ancient Chinese calligraphy. These days, calligraphy is still very much alive, occupying spaces like formal invitations and religious art. Japanese calligrapher Aoi Yamaguchi treats it as a form of performative art. Born in Hokkaido, Japan, Yamaguchi began her calligraphy training at the mere age of six, studying the basics under...

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