This is an art appreciation blog. Basically just a place for me to come back and reference pieces that intrigue me in different ways. I'm working towards a Bachelors of Fine Arts so on occasion some of my own work is posted as well.
Jared Muraltwas born in 1982 in Bern, Switzerland. Though he attended art school for one year in Bern, Muralt is primarily self-taught, and he developed his precision and skill through the careful study of books as diverse as those pertaining to anatomy, art history and comics. Muralt is also co-founder of BlackYard studio, a Swiss illustration and graphic design agency that was honored with Bern’s Advancement Award for Design in 2009.
Muralt is largely inspired by the quotidian: his sketchbooks, which he carries with him at all times, are filled with fascinating studies of people, scientific inventions and the animal kingdom.
Artist Transforms 2-Year-Old Daughter’s Sketches Into Detailed Paintings
Canadian artist Ruth Oosterman collaborates with her 2-year-old daughter Eve to produce beautiful paintings filled with a combination of energetic, abstract lines and gorgeous details. For each piece, the young girl first doodles on a page with black ink. Oosterman chats with her daughter as she creates to get a sense of the ideas behind the lines. She then uses her own vivid imagination to transform the abstract jumbles into vibrant paintings of animals, landscapes, and portraits.
We’ve already featured talented Austin-based photographer Emily Blincoe a couple of times on iGNANT. Her output is amazingly creative and never fails to make us smile. Emily is probably best known for her color-coded arrangements.
For her latest works she collected color permutation of tomatoes, oranges, eggs, ice cream and leaves and sorted them into groups and gradients for each image