Ebru is the Turkish art of paper-handling or marbling. The oldest known Ebru was founded in the 11th century. It shows that even at this time the art had reached perfection. According to scientists, it probably took many centuries to achieve the astounding quality of this art form. Ebru is the so old that to this day there are disputes on its origin. Some assume that Ebru appeared in India, and later was learnt by the Persians, who passed the knowledge over to the Ottomans – Turks. However, some say that its origin might ultimately lead back to the Chinese Tang dynasty document that mentions a process of coloring paper on water with five hues. Continue reading … Ebru – The Art Of Drawing On The Water
Dain Fagerholm an illustrator from Seattle animates his pen and marker drawn pictures. Continuing the tradition of cinema graph creation (the so-called photos that “come to life”) of Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, the artist Dain Fagerholm decided to “breathe life” into his own designs, made by a simple ballpoint pen.
Using GIF animation this illustrator made the cute wonderful monsters and funny creatures move and three dimensional.
Dain Fagerholm’s stereographic drawings are almost like heroes came to life from fairy tale illustrations, ready to jump out of the book at any moment.
A Korean sculptor, Seung Mo Park knows a special pattern of weaving weightless wire portraits. Seung Mo Park’s portraits consist of hundreds of thousands of small holes formed by the intricacies of wire in huge sheets. To obtain whole-leaf full portrait, the artist simply cuts off the extra parts of the wire creating twist layers, which results in image formation on the wire sheet surface. Continue reading … Transparent Wire Portraits
In this video, an artist painter from Shanghai named Hong Yi drew a portrait of her idol singer with a bottom-stained coffee cup. While listening to the song of a popular Taiwanese singer Jay Chou, a 26-year-old Hong Yi was drinking her morning coffee. The song’s lyrics began with a mentioning of a coffee cup. Hong Yi has accidentally put the cup on the white tablecloth, instead of the saucer, leaving a brown stain on the white cloth. The artist was inspired by the idea of drawing a portrait of the singer with a bottom staine
In this post I’ve concentrated on art where the pins are the main focus, rather than a way of art. Fortunately there’s a short video, where we can see a fantastic pin artist in action. He uses push pins to make large-canvas portraits and they are stunning. It is a real challenge to create faces with the quality of something digitally produced. By the author’s own confession it took the most time, the most patience, the most research and the most money to create. This portrait required approximately 15,000 push pins. The final portrait weighs about 19 kg, which includes the cork board. The author has built a wooden frame to support it, so it wouldn’t break under its own weight. The soundtrack in the video is a song by the author, called “Time Catcher”.
Most talents never become world famous. Many artists have died in poverty and alone. To be an artist is to be always on the edge. Some artists work in workshops, some work in other fancy places, most of them work in the streets. A spectacular street artist painter shows us his fast painting skills. He uses only fingers, paint and two pieces of glass. In less than 3 minutes a beautiful painting comes to life. Why artists work in the streets? Maybe you can earn more money, maybe the feeling of freedom or just a way of life. Anyway it is something you want to buy as a souvenir. Unfortunately we don’t know who this man is. We hope he will create many other great paintings.
Max Zorn creates something out of barely nothing – brown packing tape and a scalpel. The technique is all about taping several layers of tape. Each layer is precisely changed with a scalpel thus creating an image of art. Max began this last year in Amsterdam and made several works of art in Portugal and Spain, Germany and other countries worldwide.
Simon Schubert is a paper artist from Germany, he creates magnificent works of art from blank paper sheets using a unique paper folding technique. By “playing” with paper Simon Schubert creates unimaginable shapes and lines, forms that makes us dive into the world of paper dimensions. His talents are recognized worldwide and are popular amongst advertisers. He also does installations and sculptures in his work collection.
One word – amazing. This is not Photoshop or any other manipulation made by any program. This is real hand-made metal bicycle. It’s placed on a needle to show how small it is. Continue reading … Amazing Nano Art Of Incredible Beauty By Nicolay Aldunin
Lawyers say that the most important things for them are paper and pen. For Calvin Niccols it is more paper than pen. Calvin is a full-time animal artist. He is in this world for 15 years from now. Calvin is recognized among museums, advertising companies, private collectors and publishers. This “paper guru” has more than 70 works in his famous Follet collection and there is much more. Continue reading … Creating Anything Using Paper