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Aves Rosas by Lucia Carriquiry

Aves Rosas by Lucia Carriquiry

June 30th, 2015

Collection of amazing make-up / portrait photography by Lucia Carriquiry. Visit Lucia Carriquiry

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Celscapes by James White

Celscapes by James White

June 30th, 2015

Collection of inspiring digital illustrations by James White, an artist from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. Visit James White

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Reebok Winter Classic 2015 by Tim Tadder

Reebok Winter Classic 2015 by Tim Tadder

June 30th, 2015

Dose of amazing Winter Classic portrait photos by Tim Tadder. Visit Tim Tadder

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Droplets by Aaron Campbell

Droplets by Aaron Campbell

June 30th, 2015

Set of amazing digital illustrations by talented Aaron Campbell, an artist from Canada. Visit Aaron Campbell

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“What My Hands Doing” – Creative Portraits Of Artist’s Hands Exploring Different Art Forms

June 30th, 2015

Romo Jack describes himself as a “creative worker” who explores new ways of expressing himself and devising new forms of art. In one of his projects called #whatmyhandsdoing, he captures scenes of his hands engaging in …

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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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Michael Dachstein

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