Portraits Drawn On World and Celestial Maps by Ed Fairburn


above: Windermere, Pencil on a cropped map of the English Lakes – specifically Lake Windermere.

Cardiff-based illustrator Ed Fairburn sees things in maps most of us do not. His map-based portraits combine the art of cartography with the drawing of the human face. (more…)

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The 2012 ArtPrize Winner Adonna Khare And A Close Look At Her Mural.

Art Prize Winner Adonna Khare
above: detail from ‘Elephants’, the first place winner of the 2012 ArtPrize

ArtPrize has become the world’s largest art competition by combining $560,000 in total prizes with an open call for artists, venues, and critics. This year’s ArtPrize Winner Adonna Khare mural of “Elephants” is an illustrated series of life sized pachyderms, intertwined with a menagerie of animals. (Links to all the finalists are at the end of this post). (more…)

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Vintage Looking Photos Are Actually Miniature Pencil Drawings by Paul Chiappe.

Miniature Pencil drawings by Paul Chaippe

I came across Paul Chiappe’s unusual and frankly, astonishing, work while reading this wonderful 5 part series of 100 artists to watch at ArtInfo. (more…)

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Pencil Sets by Melbourne Graffiti Artist Ghostpatrol

Pencil Sets by Melbourne Graffiti Artist Ghostpatrol

For someone who supposedly has a satirical black sense of humor, these pieces of artwork (which consist of assembled pencils, carved or cut to make the wood core a canvas and then painted upon) are some of the sweetest things I’ve ever seen. Framed as shown below, artist Ghostpatrol (aka David Booth) has created variations of these assemblages, using different types and colors of the pencils and numerous colored backgrounds on which they are mounted. (more…)

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