Category: Art

ArtThe Edge of Illusion with Martine Johanna

From her show entitled “The grand illusion of sanity”, dutch painter Martine Johanna offers a series of surreal works that are lovely and enchanting. With her strong background in fashion, it’s no wonder we’re attracted to Johanna’s complex color palette, curvy line-work, and chic portraiture … not to mention the gorgeous model-esque faces. Take a moment to enjoy the darker side of these feminine works!

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Martine Johanna

ArtNiki Pilkington’s Couture Bandits

These little rascals have a taste for fashion, just like us! Artist Niki Pilkington does it again with her adorable “Couture Bandits” series, using her amazing drawing skills to fuse our love for high fashion and furry friends. From Burberry, to Chanel, to Yves Saint Laurent, these bandits have got it bad for the finer things in life!

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See more from Niki Pilkington on her website!

ArtBold School: Meet Illustrator Bing Liu

Illustrator Bing Liu lives and works in New York City where fashion and art collide on a daily basis. Liu is attracted to color and prints, and designs fabric patterns on top of drawing fashion celebs like Anna Della Russo and Miroslava Dumas, as well as runway sketches from the likes of Acne, Christian Dior, Diesel, and more.

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See more from Bing Liu on her site!

ArtBubbly Personalities: Artist Amy Martino

Facial features are overrated. Capturing the essence of form and fashion, designer Amy Martino strips down the human figure into a series of curvy shapes and blocks of color. Bubbly details are a signature for this New York based art director, as well as astral elements, and watery outlines. My personal favorite is “The Breakfast Club” where Martino distills characters Claire and Allison into just a few fields of color, totally capturing their distinct personalities.

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Visit Amy Martino’s portfolio of illustration!

ArtMeet Paper Artist Elsa Mora

Artist Elsa Mora: Follow this fantastic paper trail and you’ll find yourself admiring the work of artist Elsa Mora, lovingly known as Elsita. Originally from Cuba, now based in Los Angeles, Elsita often includes intricate vines and flowers that twist their way throughout her papercuts, framing fuzzy little characters, storybook girls, and the occasional family tree. The scenes are packed with detail, yet sweet, calming, and charming beyond belief! Elsa is also the mind behind several blogs, including Art is a Way, and All About Papercutting.

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(images courtesy of Elsa Mora)