Paintings for Ants

miniature paintings

I love these works by the South African artist Lorraine Loots. She started out back in 2013 doing a painting a day for a whole year which became the 365 Paintings for Ants project. Her miniature a day challenge was a success and she has continued the practice each year since. In 2014 she produced the 365 Postcards for Ants series where she explored her home city of Cape Town each day. Lovers of her work can bid on the original miniature painting or a very limited edition print of each piece is also sold.Continue Reading

Adult Coloring Book by Ryan Hunter

colouring book for grown ups

I know this has recently gone viral as half of the people on my facebook friends list have probably shared it over the past few days, but for the 3 of you out there who haven’t seen the Coloring Book for Grown Ups, here it is. It’s an adult activity book with a variety of challenges and tasks to complete which could either make you laugh or cry, depending how your life has turned out. It is currently the best selling comedy book on Amazon.Continue Reading

Digital Artist Recreates His Drawings from Childhood

kiddie arts of telmo pieper

I was going to do a rant on the baby killing nutbag in Israel, but I’m tired of being angry and sad. Just don’t believe that evil television sitting in your living room. Do your intelligence a favor and smash it into a thousand pieces. Your soul will thank you for it. So, I’m posting about something fun, something that makes me smile, something beautiful. It’s the art of the Dutch digital artist Telmo Pieper. His Kiddie Arts series recreates his own drawings from when he was 4 years old. He has since developed a few more technical skills but I love his four year old drawings just as much ;-) Continue Reading

Funny Animal Portraits

zoo portraits by yago partal

Some of these creations by Spanish photographer Yago Partal are much more successful than others. The Zoo Portraits project humanizes animals, making a cow look less like beef and a pig look less like bacon. I think we’re meant to relate to the animals, but it’s just as much about smiling too. They’re fun. Their outfits generally match the character of the animal.Continue Reading

What Do You Like About Your Vagina?

vagina and vulva poster

Just browsing some of the art projects looking to get funded at Kickstarter. For those that don’t know, Kickstarter allows creatives to set up a page to accept funds to complete a project. The project creator offers all kinds of incentives for backers which can include anything from live concerts to hugs. If the funding goal is reached before the deadline, the funds are released to the artist and the project can be completed, otherwise the funds are returned to the supporters. It’s an all or nothing kind of thing.Continue Reading

Typography Spam One Liners

UK illustrator Linzie Hunter has made spam useful and used it to create a quirky little Postcard Book
and a series of prints.

She uses spam titles or subjects from her junk mail folder to illustrate her hand lettered typographic designs.Continue Reading

Baby Tattooville Art Retreat

I have always thought of art fairs as money events rather than art events as it’s all about selling and making commercial contacts. If I had to organize an art fair, I would first doubt the sanity of the person that put me in charge, but then I would try and put something together like Baby Tattooville.Continue Reading

Photoshop Videos

For those that are yet to discover what you can do with digital software like Adobe Photoshop, here’s a timelapse video of a portrait being created.Continue Reading

Caroline Magerl Interview – Painter and Illustrator

Recently I asked the Australian painter and illustrator Caroline Magerl a few questions about her art. She’s an artist that seems to benefit from the two arts (illustrating and painting), rather than one distracting or detracting from the other.

Her quirky little characters are brooding and self reflective on canvas, yet become whimsical and joyous in her many children’s Continue Reading

Wacom Artist Profile of Leith O’Malley

Fellow Australian artist Leith O’Malley has been profiled on the Asian Wacom community website this month. Leith does a good job of blurring the line between paint and pixels.Continue Reading