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Vibrant Tattoos by Peter Aurisch Incorporate Elements of Cubism and the Natural World

August 25, 2016

Christopher Jobson

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Here’s a quick roundup of tattoos from the last year or so by German artist Peter Aurisch (previously) who continues to captivate with his bold application of color and thick lines that incorporate aspects of cubism. Aurisch works out of a private studio in Berlin where he also occasionally paints canvases and paints murals in the city. You can see much of his latest work on Instagram.

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Art Illustration

Dreamy New Architectural Watercolors by Artist Sunga Park

August 22, 2016

Christopher Jobson

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Bangkok-based illustrator and graphic designer Sunga Park embraces the unpredictable nature of watercolors in her drippy depictions of architectural landmarks. In her extensive travels throughout Europe, Park stops to consider the finest details of Gothic cathedrals or the antennae-laden rooftops of residential streets in Croatia, but allows entire paintings to fade away into a wash of ghostly color. The mixture of detailed elements and watery abstraction results in hazy, dreamlike imagery that seems to constantly surprise and intrigue as if lifted directly from a memory. You can follow more of her work on Instagram and on Behance.

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Illustration

Crystalline Worlds Suspended in Space Painted by Nicole Gustafsson

August 15, 2016

Kate Sierzputowski

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Floating around mysterious galaxies lie Nicole Gustafsson's futuristic ecosystems, angular planets that contain crystals, luminescent waterfalls, and alien plant life. These worlds, sometimes lit by two or more moons, contain the same pastel shades found in 80s sci fi and video games, yet depict visuals unlike any our own solar system has seen. Gustafsson paints her otherworldly illustrations using Acryla Gouache, applying each one directly to wood panel.

The works included are from two series of Gustafsson’s titled “Celestial Spaces” and “Fantastic Spaces,” each of which was inspired by her interest in space and mineral studies. You can purchase postcards and prints of these celestial paintings on her Etsy shop Nimasprout, and read more about her process on her blog. (via The Creators Project)

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Illustration

Botanical Tattoos Inspired by Garden Walks by Pis Saro

July 20, 2016

Kate Sierzputowski

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All images via Pis Saro

Inspired by the botanical specimens she finds while walking through parks and gardens on her frequent travels, tattoo artist Pis Saro creates elegant plant portraits on the legs, arms, and spines of her international clients. Designed directly from nature, Saro’s works are nearly indistinguishable from the plants she sketches, often holding each side-by-side in the beautifully composed images she shares frequently on Instagram.

This year Saro’s tattoo work has taken her to Turkey, Lebanon, Germany, Holland, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland. You can see more of her travels, inspirations, and sketches on her Instagram and Facebook. (via My Modern Met)

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Illustration

Pen & Ink Depictions of Trees Sprouting into Animals by Alfred Basha

July 15, 2016

Christopher Jobson

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In his latest series of illustrations, Alfred Basha depicts a series of images where animals merge with the natural world: trees sprout into the silhouettes of foxes or squirrels, and a forest landscape rests atop a lumbering bear. Basha shares most of his sketches and completed drawings on Facebook. (via Fubiz)

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Illustration

Double Exposure Tattoos by Andrey Lukovnikov

June 23, 2016

Christopher Jobson

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Tattoo artist Andrey Lukovnikov has been producing a series of tattoos reminiscent of multiple exposure photography where several images are superimposed to create a single image—or perhaps the digital equivalent, clipping masks as used in Photoshop or Illustrator. Colorfully lush backdrops of flowers are ‘clipped’ by the outlines of large insects or birds, creating a visual window into another scene. The Wroclaw-based tattooer shares photos and videos of his latest pieces on Facebook. (via Illusion)

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Animation Illustration

Mesmerizing Kaleidoscopic GIFs by Anna Taberko

June 13, 2016

Christopher Jobson

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Minnesota-based illustrator and animator Anna Taberko has been producing a lovely series of kaleidoscopic animations where flowers, seed pods and butterflies morph into each other to create self-sustaining loops. The works are the artist’s first attempt at making phenakistoscope inspired animations, an early technique that placed drawings onto a spinning disc to trick the eye into seeing movement. Taberko is a recent graduate from MCAD and shares many of her animation experiments on Tumblr.

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