Watch out art class, there’s a new pastel in town. Marion Bolognesi, an illustrative artist in New York city, blends portraiture with rainbow paints and some serious soul-searching to create the incredible artwork you see below. Her trademark “tears” or drips of paint effect a definite minor chord throughout her work, while the intense clarity of the eyes is unshakeably unnerving. 
In the end, though, the combination of sadness and beauty creates works that are so personal and raw, you can’t help but be entranced.



Want to see more of Marion’s work? Check out her Facebook page or head over to her site, where you can view her collaborations with other artists, read her blog, or even purchase a surfboard like the one she’s holding below!

 
(All pics courtesy of Marion Bolognesi.)