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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
“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 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...