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Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

It’s been over a year since we last checked in with artist Mark Powell (previously here and here) who draws portraits and birds on old vintage envelopes. His works have become increasingly more detailed the last few months and I’m especially enjoying his series of birds. See much more here.

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Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Tiffany Bozic

Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Tiffany Bozic painting nature illustration animals

Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Tiffany Bozic painting nature illustration animals

Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Tiffany Bozic painting nature illustration animals

Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Tiffany Bozic painting nature illustration animals

Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Tiffany Bozic painting nature illustration animals

Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Tiffany Bozic painting nature illustration animals

Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Tiffany Bozic painting nature illustration animals

Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Tiffany Bozic painting nature illustration animals

Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Tiffany Bozic painting nature illustration animals

Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Tiffany Bozic painting nature illustration animals

Self-taught artist Tiffany Bozic explores a wide range of natural themes in her tightly rendered depictions of wildlife. Drawing inspiration from her “extensive travels to wild places” and exposure to various research specimens at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, the artist works most frequently with multiple layers of watered down acrylic paint on panels of maple wood that lends a distinctly natural and often realistic level of detail to each of her paintings. Bozic is currently working on a new body of work for a solo show at FFDG this coming October, but for now you can see more work in her portfolio (and archive) on her website.

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A New Illustration of Hybrid Beasts and Imaginary Creatures by Imarginal

A New Illustration of Hybrid Beasts and Imaginary Creatures by Imarginal illustration drawing

A New Illustration of Hybrid Beasts and Imaginary Creatures by Imarginal illustration drawing

A New Illustration of Hybrid Beasts and Imaginary Creatures by Imarginal illustration drawing

A New Illustration of Hybrid Beasts and Imaginary Creatures by Imarginal illustration drawing

A New Illustration of Hybrid Beasts and Imaginary Creatures by Imarginal illustration drawing

A New Illustration of Hybrid Beasts and Imaginary Creatures by Imarginal illustration drawing

I had to pick up my jaw when this image first appeared in my inbox this morning. The density, detail and subject matter was so instantly compelling I was fascinated to learn about the artist behind it. As it turns out, this is the latest illustration from a duo of illustrators from Brazil named Fernando Moraes and Raone Ferreira who work under the collective title Imarginal. The two have a unique style of working in tandem on artworks such as the piece above which took three months of 8-10 hour days to complete and measures 1 x 0.7 meters (a little over 3 feet wide). I’m told via email that their illustrations are “characterized by overvaluation of details, imaginary creatures and ideas hybridism, thought by two different minds and made in four hands, using nankin [cotton fabric], poscas [markers] and even magnifiers on paper, wood or walls.” To see how they work together you can watch this video and see a gallery of their work here. (via colossal submissions)

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Digital Artworks by Adam Martinakis Explore Photo Realistic Surrealism

Digital Artworks by Adam Martinakis Explore Photo Realistic Surrealism surreal photorealism illustration digital 3d

Digital Artworks by Adam Martinakis Explore Photo Realistic Surrealism surreal photorealism illustration digital 3d

Digital Artworks by Adam Martinakis Explore Photo Realistic Surrealism surreal photorealism illustration digital 3d

Digital Artworks by Adam Martinakis Explore Photo Realistic Surrealism surreal photorealism illustration digital 3d

Digital Artworks by Adam Martinakis Explore Photo Realistic Surrealism surreal photorealism illustration digital 3d

Digital artist Adam Martinakis (previously) was born Poland in 1972 and currently lives and works in in Cannock, UK. His computer-generated artworks employ aspects of photorealism and surrealism to explore the human condition which he says results in a “mixture of post-fantasy futurism and abstract symbolism”. Above are a handful of works from the last year or so, several of which were on view at The Lloyd Gill Gallery through last week as part of a group show titled Metaphysical Objectivity in Comparison to Realism. You can see much more here.

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Harmless Weapons Made of Plants by Sonia Rentsch

Harmless Weapons Made of Plants by Sonia Rentsch weapons sculpture plants illustration guns

Harmless Weapons Made of Plants by Sonia Rentsch weapons sculpture plants illustration guns

Harmless Weapons Made of Plants by Sonia Rentsch weapons sculpture plants illustration guns

Harmless Weapons Made of Plants by Sonia Rentsch weapons sculpture plants illustration guns

Harmless Weapons Made of Plants by Sonia Rentsch weapons sculpture plants illustration guns

Harmless Weapons Made of Plants by Sonia Rentsch weapons sculpture plants illustration guns

In her Harm Less series artist Sonia Rentsch defuses the powers of modern weaponry by constructing guns, grenades and bullets completely from organic objects. The shape and form of each piece are really convincing, yet I also enjoy the obviousness of each plant chosen to resemble various gun parts. If you’re reminded of Sarah Illenberger’s work, you’ll be happy to know Rentsch has had the opportunity to work with Illenberger in Berlin. Take a deep dive into her extensive portfolio of work over on her website. (via not shaking the grass)

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Brains Made of Toothpaste, Newspaper and Food by Kyle Bean

Brains Made of Toothpaste, Newspaper and Food by Kyle Bean illustration food brains anatomy

Brains Made of Toothpaste, Newspaper and Food by Kyle Bean illustration food brains anatomy

Brains Made of Toothpaste, Newspaper and Food by Kyle Bean illustration food brains anatomy

Designer Kyle Bean (previously here and here) just finished this fun series of brains for Men’s Health magazine. Bean is known for his handcrafted commercial and editorial work for a number of large brands involving set design, sculpture, and illustration. Portfolios don’t get much more fun than his.

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Gorgeous Pen and Ink Wildlife by Si Scott

Gorgeous Pen and Ink Wildlife by Si Scott insects illustration black and white animals

Gorgeous Pen and Ink Wildlife by Si Scott insects illustration black and white animals

Gorgeous Pen and Ink Wildlife by Si Scott insects illustration black and white animals

Gorgeous Pen and Ink Wildlife by Si Scott insects illustration black and white animals

Gorgeous Pen and Ink Wildlife by Si Scott insects illustration black and white animals

Gorgeous Pen and Ink Wildlife by Si Scott insects illustration black and white animals

Gorgeous Pen and Ink Wildlife by Si Scott insects illustration black and white animals

Gorgeous Pen and Ink Wildlife by Si Scott insects illustration black and white animals

Gorgeous Pen and Ink Wildlife by Si Scott insects illustration black and white animals

Gorgeous Pen and Ink Wildlife by Si Scott insects illustration black and white animals

Gorgeous Pen and Ink Wildlife by Si Scott insects illustration black and white animals

Manchester-based designer and illustrator Si Scott is known for his energetic and flowing style of illustration that has graced the packaging and advertising for some of the world’s top brands including Nike, Dove, Coca Cola, and many others. Among some of his most impressive works are his stylized illustrations of insects and other wildlife, drawn by hand with pen and ink. I strongly urge you to check out his Resonate series for Silent Studios/Silent Records, and there’s plenty more to see over on Facebook.

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