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“Summer Over The City” – Aerial Photographs Of New York City by George Steinmetz

July 30th, 2014

New Jersey-based photographer George Steinmetz, known for his amazing aerial photographs taken from a paraglider, recently shot a series of gorgeous aerial photographs of New York City for a photo essay by The New Yorker. …

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A Separate Reality 09 by Alex Andreyev

A Separate Reality 09 by Alex Andreyev

July 30th, 2014

Collection of beautiful digital illustrations by Alex Andreyev. Visit Alex Andreyev

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Lady Autumn Breeze by Stefka Pavlova

Lady Autumn Breeze by Stefka Pavlova

July 30th, 2014

Collection of amazing fashion portraits by Stefka Pavlova. Visit Stefka Pavlova

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Siren by Joseph Alexander

Siren by Joseph Alexander

July 30th, 2014

Joseph Alexander wanted to push this concept a little further by expanding it’s defintion. The aim was to create a series of photographs representing feminine power and beauty. He played with themes focused around mother …

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Living Sculptures by Mike Campau

Living Sculptures by Mike Campau

July 30th, 2014

A conceptual series by Mike Campau that was constructed to give human personality and activity to an otherwise nondescript structure. By adding wardrobe, and movement within the clothing, the sculptures instantly take on …

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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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