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“X-Ray Snake” – A Large New Mural by Street Artist ROA in San Juan // Puerto Rico

September 4th, 2015

After several pieces in Vieques, ROA is now in San Juan, Puerto Rico where he spent the last month for his artist residency with JustKids. The Belgian street artist spent a few days working on this brand new mural on the …

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September 4th, 2015

Greek Fonts Patterns_Alphabet More Work Here: Greek Fonts Patterns_Alphabet  

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Power Ranger Classic Makeover

September 3rd, 2015

Power Ranger Classic Makeover paintings by Hillary White. More Power Ranger Classic Makeover Paintings here.

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Amazing Detailed Animal Doodles Created by Artist Faye Halliday

September 3rd, 2015

Based in the West Midlands, Faye Halliday has always expressed a passion for art. At the age of thirteen, after drawing her first portrait, an interest in capturing portraits, in particular, evolved. Now years later, after …

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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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