Amelia Harnas creates these delicate portraits using a combination of embroidery and wine stains. Via her website:
These portraits are created either by using a wax resist (much like batiks) and repeated wine stains with embroidery as a reinforcing drawing over the original design or wine on paper with machine sewing. These are my first experiments using wine, and I am excited to continue expanding upon these first results.
It’s amazing to see the amount of control she has using the liquid, as is especially noticeable in the first piece. See several more pieces in her wine stain series here. Big thanks to Zum Zum for submitting this!
I was floored to discover the work of UK artist Debbie Smyth who uses hundreds of needles and delicate lengths of thread to create wall-sized installations. Via her website:
Debbie Smyth is textile artist most identifiable by her statement thread drawings; these playful yet sophisticated contemporary artworks are created by stretching a network of threads between accurately plotted pins. Her work beautifully blurs the boundaries between fine art drawings and textile art, flat and 3D work, illustration and embroidery, literally lifting the drawn line off the page in a series of “pin and thread” drawings.
Incredibly beautiful work, I would love to see these up close. Here’s a video interview with Smyth as well as a timelapse of one of her most recent installations. (via joetta maue and rhumboogie)
A lovely series of three portraits made from tiny paper rolls by Anant Nanvare for Conquerer Paper. (via daily think)
Although these appear to have been around for a bit, they’re certainly new to me. These pencil set illustrations were created by Melbourne-based artist Ghostpatrol and you can see the entire series of over 40 illustrations here. (via upon a fold)
ZEK is a “a collective of eight humans with strange skills, producing random and conceptual visual interventions” out of Ljubljana, Slovenia. One of their members, Miha Arnak, shot over his newly launched portfolio which included this interior design work that ZEK did for 3fs. I really enjoy the correlation of computer keys and rooms, but the Pong whiteboard is definitely my favorite. See many more shots of the interior here. (thnx, miha!)
A commendable pen and ink drawing of tree rings by California-based illustrator and artist Tony Hong, be sure to click for added detail. (via eileenede)
I’m really enjoying the work of Brazilian illustrator Diogo Hornburg.
May is a gorgerous illustrated alphabet by Czech artist Jakub Konvica using words from a poem by Karel Hynek Mácha of the same title. See more over on Behance.