Christian Faur a new way of drawing
Many children start painting with wax stick, also known as crayons. Meanwhile, Christian Faur doesn’t do drawings just scratching out on paper. In particular, he arranges hundreds or thousands of pencils of different colors in a vertical position inside wooden frames. Then the extremities of the pencils become pixels composing images at a determined distance. “The idea behind the unknown faces comes from my attempt to “fill” a lost childhood with fictional children. And I might have known them if I could only remember that time period of my life. The private color language used to spell out the several hundreds of names of these anonymous individuals. While further distances – the similarity of any real child from that of a pretend playmate. The names of these ghosts, like so much fiction, written in the lost language of crayons from a forgotten youth”, states Christian Faur.
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Christian Faur a new way of drawing
Collage illustrations by Berto Martinez
These vibrant, beautiful compositions – the art work by Spanish artist Berto Martinez from Barcelona. Fashion illustrations combined together to form a collage, mixed wonderfully with color to create a great effect. I’ve always found fashion illustrations to have quite an appeal on their own accord. But Martinez has discovered a way to make them even better. In the art gallery of a talented artist except fashion drawings are series of illustrations “Women in art”, “Film makers in art”, etc.
Amazing Wood Sculptures by Randall Boni
American chainsaw carver and artist Randall Boni is one of the most skillful and talented woodcarvers in the world. His life size hyperrealistic sculptures of wildlife are very impressive. According to self-taught artist Randall, for him, wood carving is a hobby. He takes a huge log, chainsaw, cuts off the excess, and begins creating artwork. “I’m fussy about realism, proper proportion, and I try to bring life into the creatures that I carve“, says Randall Boni. He grew up near the Allegheny National Forest, observing wildlife there – hawks, wood peckers, deer, bear, elk, which became the inspiration for Randy’s artworks.
Boni has always depended on wood for his livelihood and has a deep respect for trees, conservatism, proper forest management, and safeguarding nature, not destroying it. “If a tree is dying or has to be taken down, I feel I’m preserving some remembrance of the tree with my carvings,” he stated.
Anastassia Elias Toilet paper arts
First of all, toilet paper arts created by French artist Anastassia Elias is a truly piece of art. Creative, fresh look at simple things around us, which can become beautiful piece of art, if to apply some skills and imagination. Anastassia Elias is also an illustrator, painter, working on collages. But mostly she has become well known for her amazingly beautiful art of paper. She carves tiny scenes out of the inside of each brown paper roll, leaving the outside intact, and this is her ongoing project. And the subjects – busy with everyday activities. For example, relaxing at home, listening to a lecture or passing through a street market. Indeed, talented people can make beautiful art even from toilet paper 🙂
Su Blackwell paper worlds
Born in Sheffield in 1975, Su Blackwell is a talented English paper artist.
As a child she often spent her time playing in the woods near her home, in her own make-believe world. The girl believed that trees would protect her, and she gave names to them.
Su Blackwell creates paper fairytale world, where princesses live in paper kingdoms that emerge from the seven classic tales. Each one is illustrated by a series of intricate paper sculptures, meticulously cut from the pages of another edition of the same story.
Su graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2003. She makes intricate art works from every-day objects, transforming clothes and books into fantastical 3D forms. According to Su Blackwell, she creates her paper worlds with a help of scalpel, scissors, paper and glue. Her beautiful paper works exposed in private collections, art galleries and museums.
Paper art by Alexei Lyapunov and Lena Erlikh
Creative duo of artists, a husband and a wife, live in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk. Meanwhile, they became famous for their amazing paper sculptures of ordinary people in everyday life. In particular, how they get up in the morning, have breakfast, go by bus, plane, or anything and the places where they work. Just a usual day of ordinary paper people. Thus, they have created series of paper installations “Airplane”, “In the office”, etc. The creative Russian duo of Alexei Lyapunov and Lena Erlikh have already become experts in working with paper. And what is more important – their paper world is positive, colorful, with interesting details.
Art of papercut and book carving
There are some interesting facts about the art of carved book, which you probably didn’t know. First of all, the artfully carved book has a name – altered book. It is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and meaning. Talented artists use old or new, recycled or multiple books, then cut, tear, glue, burn, fold, paint, rebind, gold-leaf, creating incredible art, sometimes even masterpieces. Altered books – shown and sold in art galleries and on the Internet. For example, an exhibition of altered books by contemporary artists, shown at the Bellevue Arts Museum in 2009, titled The Book Borrowers. In particular, it contained 31 works, books transformed into sculptural works. Also, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center hosted an exhibition of altered books in early 2010.