Art / DIY / Offbeat / Painting
It’s not a well-kept secret that almost every artist owns a personal diary full of creative content. But a few artists like to stand out from the crowd. Falling in the same category, New York-based artist, Ruby Silvious, has her unique way of keeping a journal. Instead of a regular memoir, she picks used tea bags that we instantly throw away after finishing our tea.
Art / Artists / Painting
Street art is beyond four-walled boundaries of art galleries and museums. Art in a public space not only reaches out to masses for finding appreciation among a wide range of audiences. Pune-based artist Harshvardhan Kadam has opted street art to bring mythology alive and also to spread social messages to younger genetration.
Art / Design / Painting
Contemporary artists have an ability to think beyond the norm, hence they keep challenging themselves to re-interpret the functionality of some common objects. Recently, we came across the stunning work of Russian artist Marat Nabi, who recreates famous paintings using screws. He does his work with such fine detailing that you may mistake this Screw Art as painting.
Art / Artists
Do you remember the last time you wrote or received a handwritten letter? In digital era of fast-paced emails and other texting apps, this seems too old school. But Mumbai-based architect and self-taught artist, Sumedha Sah, is bringing back the lost art of writing letters through her initiative The Snail Mail Project.
Art / Sketching
Cathy Sheeter from Colorado is a brilliant artist who creates very realistic animal artwork on a unique medium – “scratchboard.” Using ink-coated boards and a sharp tool, she scratches the top layer of the board to reveal the white clay underneath. It’s amazing how wonderfully she carves the board to form hyper-realistic wildlife portraits.
Art / Painting
Brian Kesinger is one imaginative artist who knows well how to put TEA into art. He works as a story artist for Disney animation by day but by night he unwinds himself with a hot cup of tea – using it as a unique medium to create steampunk art.
Art / Artists / Painting / Sketching
Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge to create one ink illustration per day – the entire month. This Inktober challenge was actually started in 2009 by Mr. Jake Parker, who wanted to improve his inking skills and make a positive drawing habit. So, he challenged himself to draw one drawing for 31 days in the month of October.
Art / Offbeat / Painting
It looks like nothing can limit artists’ imagination and they can paint with almost anything – provided they have “an eye” to see it. Just like Dino Tomic, Norway-based Croatian tattoo artist and art teacher, creates impressive paintings with a material that’s a staple of any cupboard: “table salt.”
Art / Painting
While most of us throw away used tea bags in the trash, artist Zaman Uz sees them as unique canvases to paint intricate scenes. The result is a beautiful series of paintings, entitled ‘Teabag Stories,’ which portray everyday scenes that we often neglect in our busy lives. All of these illustrations are made on soggy and old tea bags, which surprisingly make wonderful tiny canvases.
Art / Offbeat
Self-taught Indian artist Midhun.R.R. from Trivandrum, Kerala creates stunning portraits using a very unusual medium – ‘hair.’ Hair is not an easy medium to work with – as it is very difficult to place it the way one desires. But this brilliant artist has developed his own form of monochromatic art that involves the use of hair as an innovative medium to create detailed illustrations.