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Outside the Lines – Coloring Book for Giant Imaginations

More than 100 illustrators, cartoonists and street artists collaborated together under one project called Outside the lines. The book is a compilation of incredibly creative coloring pages for all ages. But, I guess, the ones who are into contemporary art, will appreciate it more. Curator of the project Souris Hong-Porretta spent around 3 years on accomplishing the final copy.  The result is brilliant. Going through few examples below will really itch your hands to color them!

Outstanding Street Art on Railings by Zebrating

Zebrating, a street art duo from Mannheim, Germany, creates an interesting perspective on the urban murals. Their style is about  face expressions graffiti which can be noticed only from a specific angle. The idea of the projects is clearly reflected in their name – Zebrating could be translated as putting Zebra’s pattern. Railings act perfect for this purpose. City dwellers are faced with a challenge to their daily routine – open your eyes, pay more attention to the life around you and you will see beauty everywhere, sometimes even in very unexpected places.

Realistic Mixed Media Paintings by Karla Mialynne

Ever wondered how to draw or how the artists rich the amazing result? For me the process of creating the art seems like magic specially after seeing revealed tools Karla Mialynne uses in her work. Her impressing paintings are mostly created with watercolor pencils, colored markers and acrylic paint. Simple instruments yet astonishing result, thumbs up, Karla!

The Sweetest Proposal Ever

Paul Phillips recently arranged the cutest proposal to his girlfriend Erica.At first he wrote the story and with the help of Nashville artist Yoni Limor turned it into a book. Then he hid it in the local library and brought his girlfriend as if to drop a book really quick. While Erica red the story, the guy got on his knee and pooled a proposal. Who could say no to such a romantic move? Special moment was captured by the hidden photographer Laura Ingram. There once was a gorilla That fell for a giraffe. She surprised him by how much She could make him… Read more »

An Artist in Collaboration with her 4-year-old Daughter

One day Mica Angela Hendricks, illustrator and graphic designer, handled her new sketchbook with unfinished drawings to her 4-year-old daughter. The collaboration brought out something unexpected – the heads from old black and white movies drawn by Hendricks got new bodies by her daughter – they become beavers, dragons, bugs – girl’s imagination has no limits. Two contrasting styles emerged intoa unique one of kind drawing. And mother-daughter special idea quality time is just precious! Sometimes I would give her suggestions, like “maybe she could have a dragon body!” but usually she would ignore theses suggestions if it didn’t fit in… Read more »

Crocheted Four-Car Locomotive by Olek

Polish-born, New-York based artist Olek challenged herself into crocheting the whole four-car locomotive in Lodz, Poland. The work took four days of non-stop with the help of four assistants. The colorful project was opened on July 19 and will stay on view till August 19. Olek is known for her crochet obsession due to her various projects around the world, as they bring color and life, energy, and surprise to the living space. If the natural progression is to make bigger better pieces, what should I make next? Can someone give me a plane? Or should I go to the moon?… Read more »

Exotic Paper Birds by Diana Beltran Herrera

Artist from Bogota, Colombia, Diana Beltran Herrera has very outstanding paper cutting skills. Paper as her primer medium represents notions of temporality and change, emphasizing the process of transformation that continuously occur in nature as well as mankind.  Herrera’s new exotic birds leave a breathtaking impression; detailed work, colors, bird’s expressions  - all make you want to believe that they are real.

Hand-Cut Leaf Art by Lorenzo Durán

Spain-based artist Lorenzo Manuel Durán Silva has always dealt with different forms of art since he was a little boy. Later on as he worked in construction industry he realized that he would like to do something he could really enjoy every single minute of his life. The inspiration came from nature – one day Durán saw a caterpillar eating the leaf, so he wanted to copy this technique in his own way. The artist started his carving work in 2008 and keeps mastering it till now; he named it Naturayarte. Durán is using dry leaves as canvas, as he believes that : “their shapes, sizes and… Read more »

Flower Birds by Red Hong Yi

Malaysian artist Red Hong Yi has challenged herself into making a new art project every months. She was previously featured on our blog in “31 Days of Creative Food Art by Malaysian Artist ‘Red’ Hong Yi” and Coffee Ring Stains Portrait by Hong Yi. This month Red is experimenting with flowers and herbs as she creates exotic birds out of petals and twigs.

Vivid Umbrellas Installation in Agueda, Portugal

The city of Agueda, Portugal decorated some of their streets with colorful umbrellas again. The installation was created around few shopping areas by Sextafeira Produções as a part of Agitagueda art festival. Patricia Almeida and Pedro Nascimento were among the first ones to capture  this splash of brightness and share it with the world through their flickr accounts.

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