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Stephen Wiltshire is well known for his incredible ability to draw enormous cityscapes from memory. He has flown over a number of cities in a helicopter, gazing down down at the scenery.
Stephen Wiltshire: The Human Camera
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Artist Andrey Pavlov prepares miniature props and sets and takes macro photos of ants. At first, that might sound gross, especially to those who aren't fond of insects (like me).
Andrey Pavlov: Ant Tales
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Most well-known for his fireworks opening at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang creates spectacular sights in the sky through his colorful fireworks.
Cai Guo-Qiang: Explosions of Color
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Artist Kat O'Sullivan recently purchased a home in New York and decided to personalize it in her own unique way, painting it in every color imaginable and turning her plain white house into a w
Kat O'Sullivan & Her Rainbow-Colored Home
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Photographer Theron Humphrey traveled on a year-long road trip with his dog Maddie and photographed her throughout that time.
Dog Photography: Maddie on Things
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It's autumn now and many people find dead leaves a hassle, always raking them into piles to throw out.
Baku Maeda: Leaf Beasts
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Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to lay and relax in a bird's nest?
Merav Salush Eitan and Gaston Zahr: Relax in a Bird Nest's
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Many artists incorporate ordinary objects into their drawings, but Javier Perez includes something that everybody uses to draw: his fingers.
Javier Perez: Finger Doodles
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I love geometric shapes. I love animals. Put these two together and that's a guaranteed recipe for success with me. So today, I'm highlighting Wolfram Kampffmeyer's artwork.
Wolfram Kampffmeyer: Geometric Paper Animal Sculptures
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Kokeshi are traditional Japanese dolls made out of wood and are notable for their large heads and lack of arms and legs. The features and patterns are painted onto the doll.
Yasuo Okazaki: The Art of Kokeshi
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I'm absolutely in love with Maud Vantours work.
Maud Vantours: Layers on Layers of Color
happy to announce that I will be posting images from my series: Obscuring to Reveal, two up now with the rest coming over the next week. Also can see more at georgekaplanimages.com
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David Zinn illustrates animals on sidewalks and curbsides with chalk and charcoal.
David Zinn: Chalk Art Adventures
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If you love adorable animals as much as I do, then you're going to love Julia Persons' photos.
Julia Persons: Chicks in Hats
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Although Halloween has already passed, Liz Climo's adorable Halloween animal comics are enjoyable any time of the year. For me, picking Halloween costumes has always been difficult.
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Last Friday evening, I attended the reception for the nature photographer Jacqueline Deely's
Visiting the "Wings & Wild Things" Photography Reception
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Artist Yoshimasa Tsuchiya creates incredibly stunning and whimsical sculptures of woodland creatures, as if they stepped straight out of a fairytale.
Yoshimasa Tsuchiya: Whimsical Sculptures
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Using hanging strands of LED lights, Makoto Tojiki creates sculptures of various subjects such as humans and animals.
Makoto Tojiki: Light Sculptures
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Photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz puts a unique spin on the classic pinup look by transforming the dresses of cloth into ones of milk.
Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz: Milky Pinups
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Last year Alexa Meade held a TED Talk titled "Your Body is My Canvas," in which she speaks about her innovative art on painting portraits on people.
Alexa Meade: Your Body is My Canvas
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Straight Line Designs created a line of trendy trailers for pampered pooches or any small pets.
Straight Line Designs: Pet Campers
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Many young girls love to play dress-up, wearing their mom's clothes and makeup.
Mayhem: 4-year-old Makes Amazing Dresses Out of Paper
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I've been doing a bit of cleaning around the house, since I'll be moving soon and I came across a bunch of old children's books.
Oliver Lake: Colorful Animal Art
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When people think of tattoos, most think of prominent, bold designs. Tattoos have always seemed like big commitments to me.
Seoeon: Delicate, Simple Tattoos
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As I'm Buddhist and have been living with my grandmother, who has been a Buddhist nun for over a decade, lotuses decorate our home.
Xi Qian: Blooming Lotus Paintings
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Back again to write about more lifelike art. Gustavo Silvez Nunaz has a series of paintings in which he paints realistic swimmers in water.
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No matter how many times I see hyperrealistic drawings, it amazes me every time. Like how does an artist get all those details?
Franco Clun: Pencil-Drawn Portraits Like Photography
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Photographer Arie van 't Riet examines ordinary subjects and looks within them through his x-ray photography.
Arie van 't Riet: X-Ray Photography
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Amusement parks are great places to go to let loose and have fun.
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While surfing the web, I came across this documentary following the famous potter Ryota Aoki. The documentary opens with Aoki hosting a tea gathering for ceramic artists.
Ryota Aoki: Growing the Pottery Community
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You can find trees just about anywhere around you.
Bryan Nash Gill: Woodcuts
Gallery Saratoga opened its doors in 1984 at a little shoppe in what is now called the El Paseo Shopping Center.
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Artist William Utermohlen was diagnosed in 1995 with Alzheimer's disease.
William Utermohlen: Painting Self Portraits with Alzheimer
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I recently wrote about Jordan Matter's photography work for "Dancers Among Us," which I was familiar with for a while.
Jordan Matter: Circus Among Us
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I've always believed in the saying "If you can talk, you can sing.
Jordan Matter: Dancers Among Us
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Artist Diana Beltran Herrera creates  lifelike bird sculptures out of paper.
Diana Beltran Herrera: Realistic Paper Birds
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Growing up building Legos, I have always been a huge fan of the building blocks. You can make just about anything with them, even replicating your surroundings.
Jeff Friesen: 50 States of Lego
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Many people wrap themselves up in their professional life, but people should always remember to spend some time enjoying their hobbies.
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Sometimes when you look at a huge body of water, all you can see is just the surface.
Eiko Jones: What Lies Beneath the Surface?
My Process Each artwork I make is the end result of a process. It comes about without an initial plan or concept.
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Storm Thorgerson may have passed away last year at the age of 69, but he left a legacy of impressive album art. He was one of the most iconic graphic designers for album art in the 70s.
Storm Thorgerson: A Look Back on Iconic Album Art
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Remember those green toy soldiers? I never played with them as a kid, but they were iconic in the Toy Story movies, which I often watched.
Dan Abramson: Even Toy Soldiers Can do Yoga
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Artist Greta Larkins works in fashion and product development, but she thought she'd delve into fashion in a completely new and original way.
Greta Larkins: Making Fashion a Bit Quirkier
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Yacine AIT KACI aka YAK carries around a little sketchbook with him and Elyx is the protagonist of his work.
Yacine AIT KACI: Follow the Adventures of Elyx!
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Artist Patrick Smith illustrates images that combine geometrical shapes and color to create these cartoon-like figures.
Patrick Smith: Colorful Cartoon-esque Constructions
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Artist Ashley Percival illustrates wildlife in whimsical ways, dressing them in human attire and behaving like humans, while still looking obviously like animals.
Ashley Percival: Whimsical Wildlife
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Artist Myoung Ho Lee creates some simply fascinating photographs.
Myoung Ho Lee: Turning Live Trees into Paintings
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Singapore-based artist Keng Lye creates realistic aquatic animal sculptures with layers of paint and resin.
Keng Lye: Alive Without Breath
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Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker are two artists who work together to create beautiful layered paper art that when illuminated, becomes a fairytale world in their series "Oh, The Places Y
Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker: Oh, The Places You'll Go!
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Artist Mesut Kul creates paints tiny paintings on a variety of tiny objects to show just how tiny his paintings are.
Mesut Kul: Tiny Paintings
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What if the world moved, not because of the gravitational pull of the sun, but because it was carried on the back of animals?
Wang Ruilin: Earth-like Animals
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My work is about my lifelong passion for and connection to nature. To convey the sense of mystery I find hidden there, I use its colors, shapes, textures, and shadows as elements in my paintings.
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The other day my sister was experimenting with watercolor painting and my brother happened to come along and decided to try it.
Wu Guanzhong: Abstract Ink Paintings
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I've been writing a lot about origami recently.
Folded Wilderness: Origami Wildlife
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Artist Daisuke Akiyama creates bubble wrap that looks like fish bowls, as goldfish are printed in each little bubble.
Daisuke Akiyama: Goldfish Bubble Wrap
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Have you ever looked at clouds and saw all kinds of images in the sky? Artist Martin Feijoo takes photos of clouds and draws on top of them to show people what he sees when he looks at clouds.
Martin Feijoo: What Do You See When You Look at Clouds?
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Photographer Shawn Heinrichs teams up with fellow photographer Kristian Schmidt to "redefine how the world views threatened marine species," as he wrote on his web site.
Shawn Heinrichs & Kristian Schmidt: Whale Shark Fashion Photography
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I've written a lot about artists using daily items in their art to represent something else, and well, I'll be writing about another artist doing just that.
Marta Altes: Playing with Pencil Shavings
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Artist Michel Lamoller takes multiple photos of the same place & subject at different times and edits them overlapping each other for his series "Tautochronos." In Greek, "tauto&
Michel Lamoller: Tautochronos
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Origami literally means "folding paper" in Japanese. Paper is made out of wood and so are toilet paper rolls, so folding a toilet paper roll could technically be origami, right?
Junior Fritz Jacquet: Origami Out of Toilet Paper Rolls?