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‘8-Bit Watercolors’ Explore the Intersection of Pop Culture and Retro Video Game Graphics

April 30, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Inspired in part by the 8-bit graphics of old Atari and Nintendo video games from his youth, artist Adam Lister paints quirky watercolor interpretations of pop culture icons, art world happenings, and famous paintings. Trying to describe his style can be difficult as it’s not quite digital and it’s not quite Cubism (though maybe it’s a tad Etch A Sketch?). While all of Lister’s works are distinctly humorous, many are also strangely nostalgic, recalling moments from the recent past including comic book characters, Star Wars references, and even numerous interpretations of iconic TV painter Bob Ross.

Lister has several limited edition prints available on his website, and his work most recently appeared as part of a group show at Catalyst Gallery. He’s also turned several pieces into 3D printed objects. (via Yatzer, Huffington Post)

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Bob Ross

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Mona Lisa at the Louvre

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The Selling of “The Scream”

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Wonder Woman

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A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

 

 



Illustration

Mixed Media Portraits by Florian Nicolle

April 23, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Digital artist and illustrator Florian Nicolle (previously here and here) blends layers of newsprint, watercolor, pencil, and digital painting to create rich, frenetic portraits that seem to fly off the canvas. Over the past few years, Nicolle has been tapped by some of the world’s largest brands including Nike, Adobe, Warner Brothers, and ESPN, but still finds time for personal work. You can explore more on Behance and on his website.

 

 



Art Illustration

Vibrant Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska

March 5, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Architect and freelance illustrator Maja Wrońska (previously) continues to amaze with her beautifully executed watercolor paintings of iconic cityscapes from around the world. From London and Paris to Prague and even Disney Land, the Polish artist brings a colorful, dreamlike perspective to everything she paints. Wrońska has been extremely active since we first covered her work here back in 2012, see much more on Behance, and pickup prints and other things on Society6.

 

 



Art Photography

Photographs and Watercolors Merge in Surreal Paintings by Aliza Razell

February 23, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Using self-portrait photographs and watercolors, artist Aliza Razell has been exploring several abstract narratives by merging the two mediums in Photoshop. Her first series, Anesidora , involves the story of Pandora’s Jar (Pandora’s box was actually a jar, a detail misinterpreted in the 1400s), while the second is inspired by the Finnish word ikävä, meaning the feeling of missing someone or something. You can see much more of her work over on Flickr, and you might interested to know Razell is the older sister of young photographer Fiddle Oak, featured here last year.

 

 



Art Illustration

Dreamy Architectural Watercolors by Sunga Park

September 6, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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These architectural watercolor studies by Sunga Park seem to drip and fade out of focus like a memory or a dream. The graphic designer and illustrator currently lives and works in Busan, South Korea as a wallpaper designer but it seems her true passion is for watercolor and other artistic endeavors. See much more of her work on Behance and Flickr. If you liked this, also check out the work of Maja Wronska.

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The Whitehall street entrance, London

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Dongseo elevated highway, Busan

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Harrods, London

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Sacre-Coeur church in Montmartre, Paris

 

 



Art

Speed Painting Timelapse by Lora Zombie

August 26, 2013

Christopher Jobson

Lora Zombie is a self-taught artist from Russia who mixes street art and grunge influences in her watercolor paintings. This recent timelapse video shows the creation of a new work called Coffee and Milk. Music by Youth Lagoon.

 

 



Art Illustration

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

July 24, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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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)