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New Underwater Ink Plumes Photographed by Alberto Seveso

New Underwater Ink Plumes Photographed by Alberto Seveso water ink high speed

New Underwater Ink Plumes Photographed by Alberto Seveso water ink high speed

New Underwater Ink Plumes Photographed by Alberto Seveso water ink high speed

New Underwater Ink Plumes Photographed by Alberto Seveso water ink high speed

New Underwater Ink Plumes Photographed by Alberto Seveso water ink high speed

New Underwater Ink Plumes Photographed by Alberto Seveso water ink high speed

New Underwater Ink Plumes Photographed by Alberto Seveso water ink high speed

Photographer Alberto Seveso (previously) just released a new series of ink plumes photographed underwater against a black background titled Blackground. The Italian photographer and illustrator now lives and works in Bristol, UK where he does commercial work for digital brands, magazines, and album covers. Seveso was also kind enough to let us use an image from Blackground as part of small Colossal design refresh for the next few months.

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High Speed Photographs of Ink Mixing with Oil by Alberto Seveso

High Speed Photographs of Ink Mixing with Oil by Alberto Seveso water oil ink high speed

High Speed Photographs of Ink Mixing with Oil by Alberto Seveso water oil ink high speed

High Speed Photographs of Ink Mixing with Oil by Alberto Seveso water oil ink high speed

High Speed Photographs of Ink Mixing with Oil by Alberto Seveso water oil ink high speed

High Speed Photographs of Ink Mixing with Oil by Alberto Seveso water oil ink high speed

High Speed Photographs of Ink Mixing with Oil by Alberto Seveso water oil ink high speed

High Speed Photographs of Ink Mixing with Oil by Alberto Seveso water oil ink high speed

One of the masters of high speed liquid photography, Alberto Seveso (previously), is back with a new series of photos titled Dropping. The Italian photographer achieved these particular shots by dropping mixtures of colored ink into a container of oil and then flipping the final images upside down. See several more from the series here. (via Twisted Sifter)

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Nico Delort’s Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Artist Nicolas Delort lives and works in the suburbs of Paris where he creates evocative and imposing illustrations using ink and scratchboard. Each piece represents a moment from an unknown narrative leaving me filled with questions in the same way Chris van Allsburg’s The Mysteries of Harris Burdick leaves you curious of the circumstances behind each image. Delort is officially represented by Shannon Associates where you can see much more of his work and hopefully hire him to illustrate a graphic novel that I will wait in line to purchase. You can also follow him on Tumblr. (via behance)

Update: An earlier version of this post referred to these illustrations as being “Unknown Narratives” which is not entirely true. Indeed several of Delort’s ink drawings illustrate key moments from the Harry Potter series or Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. Thanks, all.

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The Deep End: A Jaw-Dropping Animation Drawn by Hand with Ink, White-out, and Coffee by Jake Fried

The Deep End: A Jaw Dropping Animation Drawn by Hand with Ink, White out, and Coffee by Jake Fried  psychedelic ink coffee animation

The Deep End: A Jaw Dropping Animation Drawn by Hand with Ink, White out, and Coffee by Jake Fried  psychedelic ink coffee animation

The Deep End: A Jaw Dropping Animation Drawn by Hand with Ink, White out, and Coffee by Jake Fried  psychedelic ink coffee animation

Boston-based animator Jake Fried just released his latest psychedelic animation, The Deep End, which was drawn entirely with ink, coffee, and white-out. The animation is continually layered on top of itself as forms morph, bend and transform across the screen. I can’t help but wonder how thick the final canvas is with so many layers of illustration. If you were as blown away by this as I was, you’re in luck: see some of his earlier animations such as Sick Leave and Waiting Room.

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Glittering Metallic Ink Clouds Photographed by Albert Seveso

Glittering Metallic Ink Clouds Photographed by Albert Seveso water ink

Glittering Metallic Ink Clouds Photographed by Albert Seveso water ink

Glittering Metallic Ink Clouds Photographed by Albert Seveso water ink

Glittering Metallic Ink Clouds Photographed by Albert Seveso water ink

Glittering Metallic Ink Clouds Photographed by Albert Seveso water ink

Glittering Metallic Ink Clouds Photographed by Albert Seveso water ink

Glittering Metallic Ink Clouds Photographed by Albert Seveso water ink

I am completely unable to resist posting new work from photographer Albert Seveso (previously here, here and even here), and this continuation of his experimental underwater ink photography is no exception. For this new series, Il Mattino ha l’oro in bocca, Seveso uses accents of metallic inks to accentuate the rolling plumes of color as they disperse underwater. All photos courtesy the artist.

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New Temporary Whiteboard Drawings by Gregory Euclide

New Temporary Whiteboard Drawings by Gregory Euclide ink drawing

New Temporary Whiteboard Drawings by Gregory Euclide ink drawing

New Temporary Whiteboard Drawings by Gregory Euclide ink drawing

New Temporary Whiteboard Drawings by Gregory Euclide ink drawing

New Temporary Whiteboard Drawings by Gregory Euclide ink drawing

New Temporary Whiteboard Drawings by Gregory Euclide ink drawing

I’ve long been a fan of Minnesota artist Gregory Euclide (previously here and here) whose intricate multimedia installations and sculptures often contain an unusual mix of visual elements ranging from strange architectural creations to natural phenomena like trees and rivers built from uncommon materials. Euclide also works as a high school teacher and during his brief 25-minute lunch breaks has been exploring the limitations of time and materials by creating these gorgeous temporary ink drawings on a standard school whiteboard. Via David B. Smith Gallery, he says:

“In our culture, there is a strong emphasis on reproduction and the original seems less important. My students were shocked when I would erase the original, because they saw it firsthand, and they were disturbed that it was destroyed. People who do not see the original have no problem only looking at it on a screen or as a print, but once you see the original it is hard to let it go or believe that it could be destroyed.” Euclide relates this concept to societyʼs impact on the natural world by stating, “When people get to know nature and spend time in it, they start to realize how their actions affect it.”

The series of works called Laid Down and Wiped Away is now available in limited edition prints over at David B. Smith Gallery. See much more over on the very fine Visual News.

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Aqueous Electro: New Underwater Ink Photos by Mark Mawson

Aqueous Electro: New Underwater Ink Photos by Mark Mawson water ink

Aqueous Electro: New Underwater Ink Photos by Mark Mawson water ink

Aqueous Electro: New Underwater Ink Photos by Mark Mawson water ink

Aqueous Electro: New Underwater Ink Photos by Mark Mawson water ink

Aqueous Electro: New Underwater Ink Photos by Mark Mawson water ink

Aqueous Electro: New Underwater Ink Photos by Mark Mawson water ink

Aqueous Electro: New Underwater Ink Photos by Mark Mawson water ink

UK photographer Mark Mawson (previously) continues his exploration of color, ink, and water with this killer new collection of photographs titled Aqueous Electro. The photographs are the fourth in a serious including Aqueous Fluoreau, Aqueous I, and Aqueous II.

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