In connection with Lucas Films, Japanese artisans create 3 limited prints of images from Star Wars using the ancient art of ukiyo-e. Born out of a crowdfunding campaign from Makuake, each graphic started off as paintings then hand-carved by a wood sculptor while another artist slathers on the paint for pressing on paper.
Giulia Bernardelli gives aspiring painters on a budget a different way to approach their art through her Instagram series of images made entirely with pantry staples. Painting some intricately detailed scenes from childhood fairytales to pop culture icons, the Italian artist quite surprisingly doesn’t plan ahead when creating her paintings.
Eric Wert creates hyperrealistic paintings of vegetables and fruits so vibrant and luscious, one would be fooled to think they are photographs of the real deal. From the drips of water on lettuce leaves to each fleshy pomegranate aril, the Oregon-based artist engages his senses fully in order to create his astoundingly real interpretations of food in his oil paintings.
Initially, this artist only had a pentel watercolor brush pen but had zero ideas what to write with it. The artist then channelled her dislike for inspirational quotes–which she finds extremely superficial–and turned it into gorgeous watercolor artworks. She probably thought that there are already a lot of people that are saying that life is all roses and butterflies, but not enough that think that life just flat-out sucks.
For those who wish to travel more but life keeps getting in the way, Jim Darling gives us the next best thing until that day comes. From frolicking hills to the soft blue skies, the series provide a window to our beautiful world as a reminder to get out to see them firsthand from our own window seat on the plane.
It turns out, even a robotic vacuum cleaner can aspire to be a Picasso in the hands of Japanese engineer who goes by the name HYdeJII. Armed with four PET bottles of paint, HYdeJII reprogrammed his Roomba, affectionately called Head-kun, to drop just a dribble of paint in random motions over a large canvas turning the automated vacuum into a lean mean painting machine.
Penelope Paws claims that she spends too much time watching television and movies. When she’s not doing that, she comes up with amazing watercolor art inspired by her favorite characters from the aforementioned media. Most of her fan art are derived from Studio Ghibli films.
Paying homage to the masters while incorporating some fandom into the mix, Vartan Garnikyan paints Batman-inspired art using historical paintings as his foundation.
Kwang Ho Lee, one of South Korean’s top hyperrealist painters explores three-dimensional textures with each brushstroke as he recreates each strand of hair and spine with deft precision in his series ‘Touch.’
Sean Yoro, who also goes by the moniker Hula, creates realistic paintings of women on canvas but for his newest series, he couldn’t have picked a better medium to display his latest artwork. Balancing on a paddleboard along with cans of paint and brushes, the NYC-based artist paddled out to stone walls submerged in water to paint beautiful visages of females seemingly enjoying a relaxing dip in the pool.