The web browser dwarfs the actual scale of these mixed-media marionettes by Claire Oswalt. I initially mistook them for detailed illustrations on cut-out paper, but a closer look revealed they are actually enormous drawings on top of paper adhered to machined wood. Lots more great stuff in her portfolio. (via the fox is black)
I remember seeing Chris Scarborough‘s wide-eyed Ideal Species series (scroll through this if you haven’t seen it before) a while back, so it was a surprise to see these incredible illustrations were by the same artist. If you’re in North Carolina his work is on display as part of the Art on Paper 2010 exhibit at the Weatherspoon Guild Gallery through February 6.
New work from French illustrator Florian Nicolle who layers ink, paper, paint and some subtle Photoshop editing to create these wonderfully messy images. Many more images and an interesting “step by step” over on Behance.
Totally blown away by these etchings by Denver artist Jason Thielke. I bet this guy knew how to use a spirograph as a kid. Found on the exceptional Pattern Pulp.
For the past four years Harvey Moon, a photographer and artist currently studying at the Art Institute of Chicago has been working on a suspended robot that draws by taking instructions from a computer. His Kickstarter project (which is already 300% funded) is an opportunity for you to buy prints made from the device and to potentially fund drawing robot kits for the masses. Anything at the intersection of robots and art gets a huge thumbs up from me. (via make)
Totally wild pen and ink illustrations on used paper coffee cups by Paul Westcombe. More info over at Saatchi Gallery. Related: this great collection of illustrations on Starbucks sleeves by Loris Grillet.