Design & Illustration & Inspiration

odditiesoflife:

Bone Flowers

All of these flowers are made from real bones of mice and rats. Japanese artist Hideki Tokushige states that the collection, called “Honebana” (bone flower), is the result of a ceremonial process that honors the cycle of death, decay, and rebirth, even as modern society becomes increasingly detached from this spiritual reality.

(Source: honebana.com, via emustrutsi)

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#photography  #bones  #skeleton  #flowers 

supersonicart:

Alessandra Maria, New Work.

Brand new, stunning work by artist Alessandra Maria (Interviewed) for New York City’s Arcadia Contemporary GallerySmall Works" show which opens on October 16th, 2014.

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magictransistor:

Ernst Haeckel, Kunstformen der Natur : Art Forms of Nature (Lithographic and Autotype prints), Published in sets of ten between 1899 and 1904.

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#biology  #illustration 

iamjapanese:

Zhang Qiuju(张秋桔 Chinese, b.1973)

here and here

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beatfist:

More birds! Been trying to learn how to paint with gouache lately. Its really fun! Gouache has a super nice matte finish to it.

You can buy them in my shop here!

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— 3 weeks ago with 11205 notes
#painting  #Illustration 

gutterowl:

manbartlett:

cross-connect:

Mnunu Nimune is the pseudonym of a cyberpunk artist from Spain. He posts on Tumblr as mnunu-nimune. His work is built around a set of ten rules.

1. Only black and white.

2. 500 width 888 height.

3. Always merge Tech-Noir/Cyberpunk with Occult / Esoteric topics.

4. Just code with Processing. No PS, no AE, no C4D.

5. Work 3 hours max per piece.

6. Just post pictures. No reblogs, no text, no messages,

7. Use your own algorithms and your own classes. Your own typographies and your own languages.

8. Always include Procedural & Random elements.

9. Only use photographs made with your iPhone. No edits.

10. Publish one post a day. 18:30 Madrid time.

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Pretty serious rules

Instant follow.

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#neat!  #animation  #gif 

art-and-fury:

Titania

Romeo and Juliet

- Oedipus

Daedal

- Europa

- Apolonas and Dafni

Svetlin Vassilev

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owenfreeman:

I really enjoyed illustrating this weekend’s New York Times Book Review of Ben Lerner’s second novel 10:04 with AD Joele Cuyler. Visually reinterpreting another’s creative work via the interpretation of a third reviewer is often a telephone game-like experience, but in the case of a story that itself cites coconstruction and shared experiences of art, the layered/perception sketches below came together quickly.

I’ve included something that I don’t always mention but is integral to most illustrations I work on: inspiration beacons. After I’ve worked out the content of the illustration in sketches, I reach for the shelves and folders of art books and JPGs and usually unconsciously pull a few that serve as these beacons. I place them next to the reference on a second monitor to play the role of corner-men, long lost teachers, or idea-maps to something I’m fixated on at the time. In this case, they happened to be a collage by Josep Renau, a book cover illustration by Mitchell Hooks, and a photo by John Cho.

— 1 month ago with 853 notes
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