Using pencils, charcoal, and pastels artist John Pusateri creates near photo-realistic drawings of beautifully colored owls.
Pusateri currently teaches in the Department of Architecture at Unitec, New Zealand and has a number of works available through Seed Gall.
See more from this owl series in his portfolio. (via devid sketchbook, thnx jessica)
Antonio Basoli was an Italian artist that lived between the 18th and the 19th century working mostly in Bologna.
Among other things, he created these beautiful architectural alphabet engravings called Alfabeto Pittorico.
I wish there was a place called Alphabet City* where all these buildings were real.
Trying to categorize or summarize the genre of Alex Andreev’s digital paintings is nearly impossible.
Part science fiction, part dystopian future, the scenes are equally disturbing and beautiful, his characters inhabiting a world Andreev tells me is deeply influenced by Soviet-era literature, music and movies.
Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky loved painting the sea.
A Crimean native, he was born in Feodosia, a port town, and thus had great waters as a constant companion.
This 19th century Russian Armenian painter had real knack for depicting waves.
Light and translucent, they perfectly capture the essence of the real thing.
Many of these paintings featured a human element, too, with ships showing the struggle between man and nature.
During his career, Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky painted more than 6000 paintings, half of which depict sea and ships.
He often went to watch naval manoeuvres and even painted the siege of Sevastopol.
Aivazovsky was widely recognized even outside the Russian Empire, receiving awards from France, Turkey and others.
More info: artcyclopedia.ru (h/t: demilked, mymodernmet)
A new selection of funny and twisted illustrations of Ben Chen, filled with references to famous pop culture characters!
We already talked about his creations here and here.
Note that many of his illustrations were published as t-shirts at Threadless.