With increasing number of e-book readers, the hard-bound books have become a little antiquated in the digital era. But artists have found a brilliant way to transform old books into incredible works of art. French Canadian artist Guy Laramée is one brilliant sculptor who carves sprawling mountains, beautiful landscapes, and other intricate 3D sculptures out of vintage books.
Ballpoint pen is not just a medium of writing anymore, as over time we have seen talented artists use this writing tool to create surreal portraits and drawings. Recently, we featured the stunning ballpoint portraits by Ralvin Dizon on EdgyMinds. Now we came across another brilliant sketch artist Alfredo Chamal, who creates incredibly detailed lifelike drawings using only ballpoint pens.
Being an independent artist is a huge challenge in Indian music industry, as it revolves around Bollywood. So, it can be really hard to create a fan base without a strong label promoting you. But there are prolific musicians like Shubhank Sharma, who are making impressive music on their own terms despite all the challenges.
While most people create paper art for decorative purposes, Filipino artist Patrick Cabra aims to raise awareness for endangered species through his series of intricate animal papercuts. Created delicately with multiple layers of paper, each artwork features unique natural characteristics of the animal such as sharp canines, fierce eyes, warm fur, etc.
Ballpoint pen is a simple writing instrument for most of us, but can be used to create magical art pieces if it’s in the hands of the right artist. Philippines-based talented artist Ralvin Dizon creates striking photorealistic portraits that are drawn using ballpoint pens.
Paper artist and graphic designer Yulia Brodskaya creates colourful quilled paper portraits, which seem to be the hybrids between painting and sculpture. Paper quilling is the centuries-old art form of filigree in which strips of paper are rolled, shaped and glued together to create various decorative designs.