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Drawn the Road Again: Inside the Travel Sketchbooks of Chandler O’Leary as She Explores the U.S.

Drawn the Road Again: Inside the Travel Sketchbooks of Chandler OLeary as She Explores the U.S. watercolor travel illustration drawing

Drawn the Road Again: Inside the Travel Sketchbooks of Chandler OLeary as She Explores the U.S. watercolor travel illustration drawing

Drawn the Road Again: Inside the Travel Sketchbooks of Chandler OLeary as She Explores the U.S. watercolor travel illustration drawing

Drawn the Road Again: Inside the Travel Sketchbooks of Chandler OLeary as She Explores the U.S. watercolor travel illustration drawing

Drawn the Road Again: Inside the Travel Sketchbooks of Chandler OLeary as She Explores the U.S. watercolor travel illustration drawing

Drawn the Road Again: Inside the Travel Sketchbooks of Chandler OLeary as She Explores the U.S. watercolor travel illustration drawing

Drawn the Road Again: Inside the Travel Sketchbooks of Chandler OLeary as She Explores the U.S. watercolor travel illustration drawing

Drawn the Road Again: Inside the Travel Sketchbooks of Chandler OLeary as She Explores the U.S. watercolor travel illustration drawing

For the last several years artist and illustrator Chandler O’Leary has traveled extensively around the U.S., documenting her travels in several sketchbooks. But where some people might jot down a few brief ideas, perhaps a detailed sketch or two, Chandler instead turns each spread into a fully realized watercolor artwork complete with notes, diagrams, and other minutiae that helps capture the essence of each place she visits. A graduate of RISD, she is also the proprietor of Anagram Press in Tacoma, Washington. You can follow more of her travels via her blog, Drawn the Road Again. (via Metafilter)

Pardon My Dust: The Chalk Art of Peter Han

Pardon My Dust: The Chalk Art of Peter Han illustration drawing documentary chalk

Pardon My Dust: The Chalk Art of Peter Han illustration drawing documentary chalk

Pardon My Dust: The Chalk Art of Peter Han illustration drawing documentary chalk

Pardon My Dust: The Chalk Art of Peter Han illustration drawing documentary chalk

Pardon My Dust: The Chalk Art of Peter Han illustration drawing documentary chalk

Pardon My Dust: The Chalk Art of Peter Han illustration drawing documentary chalk

Designer Peter Han (he rejects being called an artist) has worked as a conceptual designer for a number of different video games and films, but has also become known for a drawing class he teaches called Dynamic Sketching. Using only chalk, Han works with his students to let go of their preconceived notions about art and design by working in a fast, impermanent medium that always ends up being erased. The hope is to eventually free them from the idea of permanence and allow their ideas to grow through making mistakes.

In this short film titled Pardon My Dust directed by Adriel de la Torre, we catch a quick glimpse of Han at work as he works with his students and draws some impressive illustrations that of course meet a fateful end under a felt eraser. (via colossal submissions)

Stunning Tattoos by Art Collaborators ‘Expanded Eye’

Stunning Tattoos by Art Collaborators Expanded Eye tattoos illustration

Stunning Tattoos by Art Collaborators Expanded Eye tattoos illustration

Stunning Tattoos by Art Collaborators Expanded Eye tattoos illustration

Stunning Tattoos by Art Collaborators Expanded Eye tattoos illustration

Stunning Tattoos by Art Collaborators Expanded Eye tattoos illustration

Stunning Tattoos by Art Collaborators Expanded Eye tattoos illustration

Stunning Tattoos by Art Collaborators Expanded Eye tattoos illustration

Stunning Tattoos by Art Collaborators Expanded Eye tattoos illustration

Stunning Tattoos by Art Collaborators Expanded Eye tattoos illustration

Artists Jade Tomlinson and Kev James of Expanded Eye split their time between London and Thonon-les-Bains, France where they pursue a wide range of artistic endeavors including illustration, street art, and tattoos. Kev does the actual ink work while the duo collaborate for several days on the artwork that merges natural elements with typography and geometry using extremely delicate line work. It is so rare that I get excited about tattoo art and this is definitely an exception, my jaw dropped on seeing just a few quick email attachments and I’ve since gone through their gallery of work four or five times. The pair will be back in Thonon-les-Bains in the fall and are scheduling appointments starting mid-November. See more of their work over on Facebook.

Surreal Digital Illustrations by Tebe Interesno

Surreal Digital Illustrations by Tebe Interesno surreal illustration digital

Surreal Digital Illustrations by Tebe Interesno surreal illustration digital

Surreal Digital Illustrations by Tebe Interesno surreal illustration digital

Surreal Digital Illustrations by Tebe Interesno surreal illustration digital

Surreal Digital Illustrations by Tebe Interesno surreal illustration digital

I’m really enjoying these digital illustrations by artist Tebe Interesno, who explores a wide variety of themes from surrealism to science fiction. While his blog hasn’t been updated in a while there are pages of work going back several years that are well worth a look. If you like this, also check out Alex Andreev.

Beautiful Illustrations from DKNG Now Available as Postcards

Beautiful Illustrations from DKNG Now Available as Postcards posters and prints postcards illustration

The team over at DKNG (previously) has just released a set of 16 postcards featuring their original illustrations. You can see the rest of the set over on their blog, and pick it up here for just $10. (via omg posters)

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias’ New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

If you’ve visited any art or design blog over the last few years you’ve almost certainly run into the artwork of Anastassia Elias who made waves in 2009/2010 with her wonderful back-lit paper dioramas inside of toilet paper tubes. Today she announced a new book titled Rouleaux containing photos of 67 original works spanning 2009-2012. You can pick it up over on Blurb for about $22. See many more from this series right here.

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.

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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