Raffaele's Bafefit's biography describes the creatures in his portraits as "characters caught in between the thin line between life and death." This ceaseless purgatory, where even the smoothest of curves feel as sharp as Fugubiki knives, binds the personalities of each piece in a state of agony. And although you might not hear their caterwaul, you can certainly feel their desperation.
Everyone has played the game: what would you take with you if you could only bring along one thing? We all have something, something essential or entirely superfluous, something kinky or sentimental, something cerebral or trashy. Out with it. What's your thing?
In this challenge we ask that you draw something you wouldn't leave behind. Wait! Before you get to it, it MUST be something that could fit in a backpack. You're confined only by the size of your item, nothing else. Deadline May 23rd by 4pm EST, go here for complete submission details »
Draw your thing, your take-along, and win this incredible backpack to hold it. Trust me, you'll want to get your hands on this, because the folks at TOM BIHN design and make each product with tremendous craftsmanship, and all within the U.S.
Sretan Bor is a master of the colored felt-tip marker pen. If you don't believe me, have a look at a feature we did on his sketchbook back in February 2011, titled Heavy Color.
Now he's back again, with this fresh hand-drawn wallpaper for all of you to enjoy. Download it free and make these captivating eyes part of your everyday. If you’d like to be notified when the next wallpaper is released, sign up to our newsletter.
How do you get from A to B and everywhere in between? Showcase #17 challenges you to share your mode of transport -- doodle your ride! Skateboard, segway, scooter, canoe, minivan, sports car, bicycle, whatever! You ride it, you draw it.
Thanks to the folks at Thumbtack Press, and their incredible online store of wall to wall art prints for sponsoring this month's showcase.
Our first R-Rated wallpaper comes to us from Spaniard illustrator Amaia Arrazola. If you recall she was also our guest blogger for the month of February and killed it with 9 inspiring posts (read them here).
Jim Bradshaw is one of our favorite artists. His creatures are often fun, wacky and off-the-wall. In the fourth wallpaper from our series, he delivers a tapestry of convivial personalities over an explosion of red.
Born in Moscow, brought up in Milwaukee, and now based in Manhattan, Sonya Kozlova (at the early age of twenty) is known for her photography. Her photos are experimental and visceral, and it's obvious she has a keen eye for lighting and cropping her subjects just right.
She's recently mustered up the courage to share a few of her sketchbook drawings and they've captured my attention as much as her camera pictures have. Here are a few of my favorite pages.