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Skeletons carved in Souvenir Sculptures by Maskull Lasserre

August 21st, 2014

For his latest body of work, artist Maskull Lasserre acquired a number of souvenir sculptures, the kind found in antique stores or craft fairs that have been mass-produced by anonymous artists, which he then used as a foundation …

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Minimalistic iPhone Photography by Tony Hammond

August 21st, 2014

British photographer Tony Hammond keeps it sparse: one look through his pastel-pigmented Instagram feed paints a portrait of an smartphone artist with an eye as attuned to capturing decisive moments as he is at rendering …

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Green Lantern Residence

Green Lantern Residence

August 21st, 2014

Located in Alamo Heights, an affluent neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas., Green Lantern Residence was designed by San Antonio-based studio John Grable Architects. Overlooking the Olmos Basin and gathering views of downtown …

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Streetart: Splatter Ink Cheetah Mural by Hua Tunan

August 21st, 2014

With a unique combination of Western graffiti styles and traditional Chinese art, 23-year old Chen Yingjie, aka Hua Tunan, is making a name for himself as one of the leading forces in the realm of street art. “Splatter …

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Pampeliska by Nadia Wicker

Pampeliska by Nadia Wicker

August 21st, 2014

Set of hot photo manipulations by Paris, France-based Nadia Wicker. Visit Nadia Wicker

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Caricatures by Ed van der Linden

I am a freelance illustrator, graphic designer and photographer in the Netherlands. I mainly work in advertising. I also do event caricatures for weddings, anniversaries, gifts and private commissions . Most of my work is digitally drawn, but if there is time i like to draw traditionally in graphite pencil, pastel and charcoal or paint in oil or watercolor.

For a caricature i try to get my hands on as much pictures of the subject as i can. In the case of a celebrity that isn’t a problem of course, but with private commissions or caricatures of co-workers’ anniversaries it’s often hard to get decent reference. I then study the subject and try to find the features that are most ‘off-standard’ and exaggerate those features. The challenge is to determine what to exaggerate and what feature is to be left alone. You can’t exaggerate every feature because the chance of loosing likeness is very likely. I then set up a few lines as a reference for placement of the eyes, nose, mouth and face shape. I don’t sketch very detailed because i found that i change a lot while ‘painting’, (that is the big advantage of drawing digitally) so a detailed sketch is a waste of time. Then i go on ‘painting’ the entire face until a stage is reached where i think it’s finished. If there is time i let it rest for a while (preferably a couple of days) and check if any improvement can be made.

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