Julia Randall – Abstract Mouth Drawings

Julia Randall

A master of recreating textures with her set of color pencils, Julia Randall uses photorealistic drawing techniques to create surreal works that use subtle suggestions to cultivate a sensual mood. Particularly interested in the mouth, Randall draws lips, tongues and teeth against plain backgrounds, sometimes affixing them to other objects equally delicate and perplexing in nature. For her latest series, “Blown,” Randall has taken to rendering used chewing gum. The gum’s viscous texture has the same strange sex appeal as the saliva and moist lips in her other work. We find ourselves simultaneously attracted and repulsed to the sinewy-looking wads and deflating bubbles. Take a look at some images courtesy of the artist. Via HiFructose.

Vasilj Godzh – Inking Nature

Vasilj Godzh

 

 

 

 

Elena Kalis – Photography

Elena Kalis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russian photographer Elena Kalis brings to life all kinds of magical stories, from her creative fantasy worlds to her darker, more serious work. It’s no mystery that the Bahamas-based artist is inspired by the ocean. She says “It’s vast and multifaceted. One day it is bright, sunny and fun. Yet there is another side which is darkness, unconsciousness, death. I can never get tired from it and it is my main daily dose of inspiration.”

In this collection, each image features the curiosities of a young boy or girl, simply exploring the world from a new perspective. Using the already natural and gorgeous backdrop of the Bahamas, Kalis brings to the surface a world of imagination, surrounded by rainbows of vivid colors and sparkling sunshine.

Kalis has incredible talents for working underwater. Her compositions are stunning and her young subjects (sometimes her daughter) are perfect for the stories that she tells. When asked about the challenges of working below the surface, Kalis said, “Nothing works the same way as in the ground. It’s like you are in another dimension. But this is why it is so interesting…” Via My Modern Met.

Iain Macarthur – Ink and Portraits

Iain Macarthur

Iain Macarthur on Behance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheeming Boey – Cup Art

Cheeming Boey and the Cup Store

Cheeming Boey with Sharpie

Daryl Feril – Illustrations 2012

Daryl Feril

 

 

 

 

Anum Arif – Calypso