Drawings Of Life After Death

 

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Gary Ward uses charcoal, graphite, oil pastels, and an overall sharp wit to examine humanity’s mess of emotion over the confusion of body and identity.

His Archeology Series, collected here, is a playful response to the quandary of life after death: how, despite fame, class, or notoriety at the end of it all, we are basically just a slew of skulls with slight form variations.

Regarding process, Ward, a self-taught artist based in Los Angeles, says he is “interested in how the mind and hand talk to each other in one uninterrupted sitting.” He likes to see the authorship of a flawed line and honors how each mistake can spontaneously charge the work in a new direction.

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Watercolor Paintings of Imagined Epic Proportions

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East Meets West When Sculpture Meets Drawing

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Especially when juxtaposed, these pieces indicate an interesting study of the body: where eastern ideas of emotional organ frequencies meet western philosophies of organism functionality. Chou’s work playfully dialogues with our own creation and confinement of thought.

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Dad’s Illustrates With Each Day’s Lunch for Five Years

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It’s difficult to not get nostalgic seeing these little lunches.  Graphic designer David Laferriere had already been making lunch for his children.  One morning he found a permanent marker near the sandwiches.  Five years later, Laferriere has drawn illustrations on nearly 1,100 of his children’s lunch bags.  Depending on his morning inspiration, Laferriere will draw a different image each morning – animals, robots, monsters, even images that play with the shape of the sandwich.  [via]

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The Sky Illustrations Of Thomas Lamadieu

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While many of us as tourists may walk looking up at the tops of buildings, artist Thomas Lamadieu is looking at the sky.  Lamadieu uses negative space to create playful drawings and illustrations.  Utilizing photographs of a sky squeezed between rooftops, he illustrates within the patches of blue.  The pieces of sky cut out by the buildings are a point of inspiration for Lamadieu culling stories from the shapes he’s dealt.  Rather than being a limit, they become a point of departure.

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The Shrouded Drawings of Evie Woltil Richner

Evie Woltil Richner is a Florida based artist. She combines personal family photographs with feathery shroud like drawings creating a beautiful monument to memorialize family members that have passed on. Read More >

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The Found Photograph Collage Drawings Of Joe Rudko

Joe Rudko is a talented artist based in Washington state. In his current series he combines found photographs with his drawings. According to his artist statement: “These works are responses to a shifting relationship with found photographic objects. Collaging a vintage material with hand drawn addendums exposes the vulnerability of the static image.” Check out more images after the jump. Read More >

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A Pen That Will Create 3D Drawings!

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If you’ve been enamored with 3D printing as much of the creative community has been you may be interested in the 3Doodler.  A Boston based company recently developed a pen that takes your doodles off your page – a pen for three dimensional drawing.  The pen extrudes a heated plastic which which cools and solidifies quickly enough to hold its shape.  In addition to drawing free hand, stencils to help create little sculptures, such as a mini Eiffel Tower, will soon be available to print out on the company’s site. [via]

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