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“Sound Waves” by Artist Samuel Rodriguez

A selection of new work by California-based artist Samuel Rodriguez (previously featured here). Rooted in Mixed Identity, Rodriguez views his portraits as Cultural Landscape Paintings — a blend of different visual...

Rochelle Marie Adam – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Rochelle Marie Adam is a photographer based on Gadigal Country in Sydney, Australia. With a background in fine art and a former career as a fashion stylist in New York City,...

Make Art That Evokes Emotion! Three Essential Videos

Bring out mood and drama and find the flow in your work with techniques from Gordon MacKenzie, Gigi Chen, and Jean Haines! By Scott Maier Turn a simple composition into something extraordinary! Start your journey...

Red-Eyed Subjects Peer Forward in Bright, Impasto Portraits by Artist Annan Affotey

 Art #impasto #painting #portraits All images courtesy of Annan Affotey and Danny First, shared with permission Annan Affotey has an affinity for bold, bright colors that set his subjects apart from the negative space framing...

Striking Photos Frame the Half-Renovated Houses of a Former Mining Region in Germany

 History Photography #Germany #houses All images © Wolfgang Fröhling, shared with permission When the once burgeoning coal industry in Ruhrgebiet, Germany, began to decline, many of the workers’ apartments were sold off. Oftentimes, new owners...

Interview: Arinze Stanley Speaks to the Indelible Impact of Police Brutality and How Extreme Emotion is the Key to Change

 Art Colossal #activism #drawing #emotions #hyperrealism #portraits “Bullets and Denim #2” (2020), charcoal and graphite on paper, 30 x 26 inches. All images © Arinze Stanley, shared with permission For the past few years, Nigerian artist Arinze Stanley...

“Mors Scena” by Photographer Rachel Cox

Iowa City, Iowa-based photographer and educator Rachel Cox photographs American funerary aesthetics in her series, “Mors Scena.” From a young age, Cox has been fascinated by the traditions and embellished decor...

“Motherland” by Photographer Janice Chung

A lovely series by New York City-based photographer Janice Chung. “Motherland” is an on-going photographic journey that currently comprises three separate trips to Korea: the first in 2014 when a 22...

A Painstakingly Crafted Village Perches Atop a Wooden Tower in Ognyan Stefanov’s Miniature Utopia

 Craft #architectural model #miniature #plants All images © Ognyan Stefanov, shared with permission Bulgarian artist Ognyan Stefanov pairs his day job as an aviation photographer with an equally lofty practice of crafting lavish architectural miniatures...

Assembled Sculptures by Artist Willie Cole Cluster High Heels into Expressive Masks

 Art #found objects #masks #sculpture #shoes “Street Dragon I” (2018), shoes, wire, and screws on a metal stand, 64.5 x 16 x 15.5 inches. Photo by Joerg Lohse. All images © Willie Cole, courtesy of...

“Anarchy Tamed” by Photographer Joe Pettet-Smith

London-based photographer Joe Pettet-Smith photographs the world’s biggest post-apocalyptic festival in his series, “Anarchy Tamed.” Inspired by the Mad Max franchise, thousands of enthusiasts gather on the edge of the Mojave...

Painting Family: 7 Tips for Working With Models

Family members can make wonderful models with a little planning and care. Get happy results with these pro tips from pastel artist Vianna Szabo. By Vianna Szabo Painting family is my favorite thing...

27 Artists Reveal Who Inspires Their Work – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM *...

Location: Amanda, Ohio, USA “All 3 of these artists, together pull on a variety of factors at play in my own work: History, myth, and animals as metaphor. Esther Sarto’s bizarre but...

Portrait Poses: Relaxed Settings Create Lively Paintings

For artist Alastair Adams, informal portrait poses in real-life settings make the most interesting paintings. By Ken Gofton Many artists can learn to draw accurately, but in portraiture that’s only the first step....

Painting Portraits in Watercolor to Reveal Connections

Mario Andres Robinson paints portraits in watercolor with an evocative context of family joys and losses. Plus, a step-by-step demo. By Judith Fairly Mario Andres Robinson wasn’t able to paint for 17 days...

Meet the Next Generation of Western Artists

These five artists are helping to define the future of Western art, combining love of the land and the West with bold, contemporary points of view. By Southwest Art As Southwest Art Magazine marks its...

Drawing Roses in Graphite Pencil and Colored Pencil

Discover how easy drawing roses can be in these detailed step-by-step tutorials. Gorgeous color and fun organic shapes make up every single rose — and every single rose drawing. Discover how...

A Mirrored Ceiling and Gleaming Tile Floor Turn This Chinese Bookstore into an Immersive M.C. Escher-Style Illusion

 Design #architecture #books #China #mirrors All images via X+Living X+Living is known for its deceptively designed Zhongshuge bookstores that mimic M.C. Escher woodcuts and trippy infinite spaces. The latest iteration is this dreamy location in Chengdu...

May 2021 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists

 Opportunities #opportunities “Easy Way Out” (2021) by Rustam QBic Every month, Colossal shares a selection of opportunities for artists and designers, including open calls, grants, fellowships, and residencies. If you’d like to list...

A Quirky Animation Follows a Determined Cactus Farmer as She Tracks the Man Destroying the Environment

 Animation #cacti #environment #farming #humor #video A cowgirl named Rose and her eccentric pals embark on a mission to find the man damaging their local environment in the clever and fervent short film “Spell of the...

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