18 February 2009

Work in Progress

"Untitled" - Katarina
Post your thoughts for this work in progress critique. Kat is looking for some advice on a title. Maybe she will post and let us know what this one is about.

08 February 2009

Sticky Tape Sculptures

Check out this video.

01 February 2009

For those of you that like watercolor.

I'm always talking about getting contrast in your work. It is possible even with watercolor. The rich, bold colors really make this work special and the artist makes sure to incorporate black and white for a full range of values.

This work is by Michelle Ramin who paints scenes from her local Portland neighborhoods.
Check out her artist statement to find out more about her work.

Via Design*Sponge

Putti Trees Posters

Designed by Nod Young who owns Chinese design firm, Khaki Creative. These posters are interpretations of two Zen poems from The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch.

From the artist:

"The poems teach us not to believe all that which exists, not even the reflection of ourselves in a mirror...It is difficult to achieve true creative freedom because we are overly concerned with aesthetics and meaning. This is why I especially enjoy these poems. I have used basic visual elements and colors to create a typographical work that represents my interpretation of design and Buddhism."
From the Dwell Blog