Digitally Assembled Paintings by Russ Mills

Digitally Assembled Paintings by Russ Mills portraits painting illustration

Digitally Assembled Paintings by Russ Mills portraits painting illustration

Digitally Assembled Paintings by Russ Mills portraits painting illustration

Digitally Assembled Paintings by Russ Mills portraits painting illustration

Digitally Assembled Paintings by Russ Mills portraits painting illustration

Digitally Assembled Paintings by Russ Mills portraits painting illustration

Artist Russ Mills creates these astonishing images using a wide variety of traditional methods including painting and drawing with ink and pencil, but also utilizing scanned textures including splotches of paint (or “painting disasters” as he calls them) as well as photography. The resulting paintings are sparse in color but seem to contain explosive amounts of energy as displayed in the rough brushes of paint and the almost perfectly manic pencil strokes. Of his work Mills says:

My work dwells in a netherworld between urban fine art and contemporary graphics, a collision of real and digital media it is primarily illustration based with a firm foundation in drawing, I focus mainly on the human form particularly the face, interweaving elements from the animal kingdom often reflecting the absurdity of human nature.

You can see many more paintings on Behance and limited edition prints are available in his shop.

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Superb Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander

Superb Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

Superb Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

Superb Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

Superb Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

Superb Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

I am such a sucker for multiple exposure photography, it simply never, ever gets old for me, especially when composed as wonderfully as these recent shots by self-taught photographer Christoffer Relander who lives and works in Finland. You can see many more shots on his website and prints are available over on Behance. If you like these, also check out the work of Jon Duenas. (via the curious brain)

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Jason Freeny’s Giant Dissected Lego Men

Jason Freenys Giant Dissected Lego Men sculpture Lego anatomy

Jason Freenys Giant Dissected Lego Men sculpture Lego anatomy

Jason Freenys Giant Dissected Lego Men sculpture Lego anatomy

Jason Freenys Giant Dissected Lego Men sculpture Lego anatomy

Jason Freenys Giant Dissected Lego Men sculpture Lego anatomy

Jason Freenys Giant Dissected Lego Men sculpture Lego anatomy

I’ve been itching for months to post the work of Manhattan-based designer and artist Jason Freeny who creates delightfully morbid dissections of toys and other pop culture characters. His most recent creation is this triptych of three 18″ tall lego men who have been surgically “cut” to reveal their mysterious, Lego anatomy. Freeny acquires actual 18″ novelty toys sold by Lego and then creates the organs and bones using sculpted foam. You can see dozens of photos from the creation of these pieces on Facebook, and check out an interview with him over on Street Anatomy. (via the fox is black)

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Global City: A Sprawling Mural Drawn on the Walls and Cabinets of a Kitchen by Deck Two

Global City: A Sprawling Mural Drawn on the Walls and Cabinets of a Kitchen by Deck Two interior design graffiti drawing architecture

Global City: A Sprawling Mural Drawn on the Walls and Cabinets of a Kitchen by Deck Two interior design graffiti drawing architecture

Global City: A Sprawling Mural Drawn on the Walls and Cabinets of a Kitchen by Deck Two interior design graffiti drawing architecture

Global City: A Sprawling Mural Drawn on the Walls and Cabinets of a Kitchen by Deck Two interior design graffiti drawing architecture

Global City: A Sprawling Mural Drawn on the Walls and Cabinets of a Kitchen by Deck Two interior design graffiti drawing architecture

Global City is an impressive new mural by graffiti artist Deck Two that was completed early this month in New York. The line drawing, which stretches across white walls and cabinet doors, includes major landmarks and scenes from countries around the world. Watch the artist at work in this video shot and edited by Nathalie Lapicorey and Thomas Dartigues. (via molotow and fubiz)

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‘Eytan and The Embassy’ Breaks Record for Most Costume Changes in a One-Take Music Video

Eytan and The Embassy Breaks Record for Most Costume Changes in a One Take Music Video music video

Eytan and The Embassy Breaks Record for Most Costume Changes in a One Take Music Video music video

I’m loving this new video from Brooklyn-based band Eytan and The Embassy that features no less than 18 costume changes in a single take. The video, which took a day to rehearse and 30 takes to get right, features Eytan being transformed into famous rock and pop legends from John Lennon to Bruce Springsteen and even a final appearance by Deadmau5. See the making-of here. (via laughing squid)

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New Paper Birds and Wildlife by Diana Beltran Herrera

New Paper Birds and Wildlife by Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds animals

New Paper Birds and Wildlife by Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds animals

New Paper Birds and Wildlife by Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds animals

New Paper Birds and Wildlife by Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds animals

New Paper Birds and Wildlife by Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds animals

New Paper Birds and Wildlife by Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds animals

New Paper Birds and Wildlife by Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds animals

When I first spotted the work of Diana Beltran Herrera (previously) last year she had published less than half a dozen or so images of her crisp, colorful paper birds. Her work with paper-craft animals has branched out considerably since as she cranks out new sculptures almost daily which you can explore in her bird and animal galleries.

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Flickr Finds No. 22

Flickr Finds No. 22 flickr finds
Adam Baker

Flickr Finds No. 22 flickr finds
terry b.

Flickr Finds No. 22 flickr finds
Elena Sariñena

Flickr Finds No. 22 flickr finds
Geoff George

Flickr Finds No. 22 flickr finds
Luca Pierro

Flickr Finds No. 22 flickr finds
Andrew

Flickr Finds No. 22 flickr finds
Freean Ran

Flickr Finds No. 22 flickr finds
Maria Spyropoulou

As usual, a collection of my favorite photos seen on Flickr the last two weeks. I strongly urge you to click through and check out the other photographers work, especially Luca Pierro’s 100 self-portraits. See previous Flickr Finds.

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