Category: Art

ArtIn Your Face: Watercolor Artist Marion Bolognesi

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.)

ArtFashion Illustration by Lili Lu

What a great way to start the week; with the magnificent illustration-eye-candy of French artist Lili Lu!!! At only 22 years old, this exciting young artist has a talent well beyond her years. Her soft line work is richly varied, while her sweet feminine designs offer a contemporary twist wrapped among wavy locks of hair and floral patterning.
 
(images courtesy of lililuillu.blogspot.com and trendland)
 
Attention Readers! Do you draw or illustrate? We would love to see your work and possibly feature it on our blog! Email sienna@lulus.com with images or a link to your work!

ArtJerry Wayne Downs: Life After Disney

 

What happens when you quit your day job after 10 years as an animator for Disney? Jerry Wayne Downs worked on classics like Sleeping Beauty, Mary Poppins, The Sword in the Stone, and The Jungle Book before leaving it behind to focus on his painting. I’m sure his whimsical work would put a big smile on ol’ Walt’s face.

(Images courtesy of Glass Garage Fine Art Gallery and Booooooom!)

ArtPaper Weight: The Art of Lydia Kasumi Shirreff

“I am an illustrator and installation artist living in London, thriving on good-looking minerals and dusty astronomy books.”
 
From perfect paper geodes to festive woodland friends, paper modeler Lydia Kasumi Shirreff offers us a colorful eye and meticulous hand at work. Her prolific life of paper works includes collaborations, international projects and youthful Indie designs. If you’re like me, finding colorful and quirky designers is a constant treasure hunt, so feast your eyes on my newest haul!
 


 
 
If you’re dying to see more, then check out her website or blog!

ArtFeatured Illustrator: Hilla Hryniszyn

 
With a twist of graphite, a pinch of painting and a dash of digital, Polish artist, Hilla Hryniszyn, brings to life soft and fashionable illustrations with a vintage-y feel. These little Lolitas are as captivating as a stack of antique photographs, and include striking line work paired with rich detail and patterning. Check out more of Hilla’s work on her photostream and take a little look-see at her adorable blog while you’re at it!
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Attention Readers! Do you draw or illustrate? We would love to see your work and possibly feature it on our blog! Email sienna@lulus.com with images or a link to your work!