1. littlelimpstiff14u2:

    Beth Cavener Stichter and Alessandro Gallo Collaborate on Ornate Sculpture

    by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on February 24, 2014

    Beth Cavener Stichter’s (Hi-Fructose Vol. 26 cover artist) sculptures have an intensely-visceral quality. The ceramic animals she hand-builds demonstrate an human-like sense of understanding with their sensitive gazes and anthropomorphic eyes. But despite their thoughtful countenances, these characters are also perfectly at home in their animal skins. Cavener Stichter’s work does not shy away from the brutality of the animal world, from its untamed sexuality to its endless cycle of predator and prey.

    She recently collaborated with Italian artist Alessandro Gallo (previously featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 24), who embellished her latest sculpture, Tangled Up in You, with painted tattoos reminiscent of traditional Japanese tattoo art. The 65-inch-tall sculpture (15 feet total, from the top knot of the rope to the floor) shows a lanky rabbit intertwined with a snake in mid-air. It is unclear whether the two figures are caught in a struggle to the death or a passionate embrace. Tangled Up in You is currently on view at the Milwaukee Museum of Art. Take a look at some detail shots of the elaborate piece as well as some photos of Cavener Stichter in her studio.


    Much more at http://hifructose.com/

    (via arahith)


  2. holly-jolly-turntable:

    Merry Christmas, followers! * v *)/

    For the past year, I decided to compile all of the videos I find useful when it comes to art and make a HUGE playlist to share. Today marked the 200th video added, which means this playlist is finally complete!!

    This playlist as mentioned has tutorials, sketchbook showcasings, speedpaints, speed makeups, art advice, and much more - 45 HOURS OF NOTHING BUT ART. How cool is that!?

    I hope you all enjoy this playlist and share this with fellow artists or people who appreciate art as well. I had a lot of fun making this list and I hope with this I can help inspire a fellow artist in creating their own works of art.

    I also plan on making a sequel to this playlist for 2014 as well. One playlist isn’t enough to showcase all of it, so look forward to that next year!

    Merry Christmas and keep creating!

    ~ Draiky

    (Source: deepfriedturntable)


  3. quillery:

    'Tis the season for mysterious snowy landscapes.

    This is development art for an original project you can see more of here!

    (via gentlemandeerlord)


  4. (Source: starclimb3r)


  5. itsmicolmota:


    sketches by Kim Jung Gi


  6. anebarone:

    The “feel bad about your own art” award of the day goes to: Rafael Sarmento

    (via gentlemandeerlord)


  7. septagonstudios:

    Azariyah Radebe

    Ink Parlor Project

    (via fuckyeahillustrativeart)


  8. Le Pianoquarium
    Swamp of Soap
    Voice of Crystal
    Everlasting Blues



    Art by Cyril Rolando

    I feel like this really expresses each instrument.

    (Source: cross-connect, via yuiinyan)


  9. sosuperawesome:

    Ashley Mackenzie, on Tumblr


    (Source: sosuperawesome)


  10. In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.
    — Vincent van Gogh (via mycolorbook)

    (via alackofdistinction)