Artist Emma Uber, of Australia, paints incredibly colorful portraits. Her series of oils and pastels incorporate beautifully detailed—and mainly feminine—faces that blend into backgrounds filled with thick, vibrant strokes, drips and smears of paint, and bursts of colorful shapes and flowers. Her use of a strong color palette and aggressive strokes, set against the soft features and expressionless faces, sparks an intense curiosity about each of her subjects. Voyeurism to the extreme. The women featured within Emma’s portraits are dripping with the seduction of James Bond’s fierce femme fatales. To see more of Emma’s beautiful paintings and works in progress, check out her website and facebook page.
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Tags: arts, Australian Artist, Emma Uber, fierce femme fatales, Oil Painting, Paint, Pastel, Portraits
Illustrator from Hokkaido, D[di:] has become well-known for her graphic novels “Fantastic Silent” and “Kigurumi”, while she was still a student at the Tama University of Arts studying oil painting. Her illustrated books have created a new genre called “Novel-Comic”. Within her work, D[di:] mainly uses colored pencils; she also uses gouache and watercolor. With an incredible mixture of talent, she writes and draws. With her delicate touch of illustration, unique sense of rhythm and lyrical wordings, she has energetically continued to create cynical but sweet world of works. As a rare artist in wide range of genres such as novels, comics, illustrations, fashion and design, she has many celebrities from various fields to support her. To see more of D[di:]‘s work or purchase her books and prints, visit her website and blog.
When asked about her pen name,
“I wanted to sign a name like I do not know nationalities and gender” - D[di:]
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Tags: Art, colored pencils, Design, D[di:], Fantastic Silent, graphic novels, Illustration, Japanese Artist, Kigurumi, Novel-Comic, Pastel, Tama University of Arts, Watercolor
Amsterdam based artist, Martine Johanna was born and raised in the Netherlands. Martine started to draw and paint after working as a fashion designer. Her amazing illustrations depict an almost dark, fairy tale. I absolutely love her technique of drawing and using pastel on wood. Check out all of her paintings and illustrations on her website, here. And if you are in the area, be sure to attend her group show in June and July at the gallery Fontana Fortura in Amsterdam.
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Tags: Art, Design, Dutch Artist, fairy tale, Fontana Fortura, Illustration, Martine Johanna, Oil Paint, Pastel, Pencil