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Art Illustration

Illustrator Mark Crilley Shreads a Playing Card and Draws a Photo Realistic Copy

August 28, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Michigan-based author and illustrator Mark Crilley has been working on a series of “realism challenges” on his YouTube channel. In his third installment he tackled the realistic drawing of a torn playing card. Pretty incredible. (via boing boing, thnx brian!)

 

 



Art

This is Not a Photograph: Amazing Portrait Drawn with Ballpoint Pens by Samuel Silva

August 22, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Nope, not a photograph. This is an amazing portrait drawn by 29-year-old Portugal-based attorney Samuel Silva (he says art is just his “hobby”) based on a photograph by Russian photographer Kristina Tararina. Silva’s medium of choice is standard Bic ballpoint pens on paper and this particular portrait uses eight different colors, taking some 30 hours to complete. The drawing went gangbusters on Reddit last night and Silva fields a number of questions about his work over on deviantART. You can see many more of Silva’s drawings here.

 

 



Art

Hyper-Realistic Paintings by Steve Mills

January 11, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Photorealistic painter Steve Mills sold his first painting at the age of 11 and has been known to sell entire shows in about ten minutes. Using oil paints he examines some of life’s most mundane moments as if through a magnifying glass. Via his website:

Influenced by the works of Andrew Wyeth, his early paintings consisted mostly of landscapes. After seeing the work of Richard Estes at a show in Boston, MA, Photorealism became his passion. Today his interests are somewhat varied though his main focus is on the “extraordinarily-ordinary”. Mills takes your eye to a place where most would need a magnifying glass. Getting in so tight the viewer can see the stressed metal in a bottle cap or the texture of a newspaper.

Mills has numerous paintings scanned at a pretty high resolution that you can check out here.

 

 



Illustration

Lee Price

January 10, 2011

Christopher Jobson



Realist oil painter Lee Price (maybe nsfw) primarily paints self-portraits of herself from an overhead vantage point, primarily in bathrooms while eating junk food. Colossal approved. (via yewknee)

 

 



Photography

The embroidery of Daniel Kornrumpf

December 20, 2010

Christopher Jobson

When I started working on Colossal in earnest last August I did’t anticipate the rash of embroidery that would eventually makes its way here. This work by Daniel Kornrumpf is astounding.