With a steady hand and eye for detail, artist Salavat Fidai carves miniature artworks onto the tips of lead pencils. Fidai, who hails from Ufa, Russia is also a painter and illustrator and works not only in miniature but larger scale paintings as well.
This is the beautifully bizarre work of Montreal based artist Dominique Fortin. Ok, I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again… a finished face, and an unfinished everything else is pure magic to me… and don’t even get me started on those fire breathing dogs on paint brush stilts. M.A.G.I.C.
love these pieces by UK based artist Sarah Walton… her squiggly embroidery, those floopy hounds, and a whole bunch of crazy/vintage floral patterns. Um, I have nothing else to say, as I am currently experiencing some kind of jealousy overload.
This tutorial is incredible if you are a character designer looking to diversify your female characters. Adding weight to a character is not as simple as drawing a simple body and curving the lines; you have to know the body structure to get it right. I tried the second character from the left, “Gwen,” and was shocked at how close my sketch came to this tutorial.
Make your own gems for your artwork, cards, invitations or whatever else your imagination dares to conjure. Choose a shape, load the Photoshop styles, pick one and you'll have made a beautiful gem. There is a small chart with all the stones you can make with just a few clicks, but you can easily create more by tweaking the layer styles.