This Artist Uses Makeup To Create Art On Her Face

According to Sarina Nexie: “Art is traditionally thought of as something drawn or painted on a canvas, on paper, or even on walls. For a lot of people, art is more abstract than that. The community of makeup lovers turning to use their faces as a canvas is growing by the day, and I myself joined that community three years ago. Hi, I’m Sarina. And I paint stuff on my face.

It might seem wasteful to spend hours doing makeup on your face, painting something you’re proud of only to wash it off minutes later. To me, however, it’s therapeutic, and it’s an art form that has inspired me more than anything.

For me, it’s something that has helped me express myself as an individual. And last year, I used makeup to come out as bisexual – which was something I never thought I could ever do. The community and art drove me to be true to myself, and I am forever grateful for having found this path in life.

I hope you enjoy my art as much as I enjoy making it!”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/this-artist-uses-makeup-to-create-art-on-her-face/

“The Hunter”: Superb Character and Concept Artworks of Andrei Riabovitchev

Andrei was born in 1968 in Aphseronsk, South Russia. He moved to Moscow to study engineering then found his way into the animation industry. He had always loved art as a youngster and has been working as an artist ever since! Andrei has worked his way through all the different stages involved in making an animation film.

His work as Character Designer can be seen in ‘Prince Vladimir’ and ‘Quest for a Heart’. In 2008, Andrei moved to the UK and began working in the film and VFX industry. Here he has worked on many interesting projects as a Senior Concept Artist, including: ‘Aladdin’, ‘Wrath of the Titans’, ‘X-Men First Class’,’ Wolfman’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ Parts 1 & 2. He is currently working as a freelance artist!

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/the-hunter-superb-character-and-concept-artworks-of-andrei-riabovitchev/

Artist Turns Discarded Trash Into Beautiful Landscapes That Match The Scenery

It wouldn’t be a surprise to hear that the topics of sustainability and the environment have been quite prominent in the media during the last couple of years. Most of us are aware of the excess pollution in nature caused by humankind and the kind of effect it has on the plants, animals, nature, and the planet overall.

More: Mariah Reading, Instagram, Facebook h/t: boredpanda

One could say that this probably happens due to the fact that we still can’t grasp the reality of the situation we are facing as well as the consequences that come with our actions, especially when it comes to the pollution that is only growing with the increasing population. However, there are always people who are willing to go the extra mile to bring awareness to important issues.

A good example of bringing awareness to the situation can be seen by the eco-artist Mariah Reading. Mariah combines her love of nature with her natural artistic talent to create beautiful landscape paintings that match the surrounding scenery. Instead of buying supplies for her art, she recycles the garbage that was left behind by visitors in the parks she frequently visits as she turns said garbage into her own canvas. Most of the time, her work may involve using the item as it is or combining a few different things that could provide a bigger surface to paint on.
























































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/artist-turns-discarded-trash-into-beautiful-landscapes-that-match-the-scenery/

Artist Transforms Famous Paintings Into Realistic 3D Furry Artworks

Furry Lisa (Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci)

Classical art has been an inspiration for many artists who try to constantly bring the artworks back to life with an original spin. Turkish art director and illustrator Murat Yıldırım imagined how famous paintings would look if they were made of fur and as a result, six of the world’s greatest art masterpieces got a hairy makeover in the “Furry Artworks” series by this Istanbul-based creative.

“I had not produced reproductions before. I wanted to try something that hadn’t been done before, and that’s why I developed this technique,” Yıldırım told Bored Panda.

More: Instagram, Behance h/t: boredpanda

Furry Night (The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh)

Among the classical paintings that were transformed into recognizable furry abstractions are Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer, Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh, The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí, The Scream by Edvard Munch, and Impression, Sunrise by Claude Monet. Although these artworks are digital renderings, they look so real and oddly satisfying that you just want to reach out and stroke the thick fur.

Furry Girl with a Pearl Earring (Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer)

“It has long been common to reproduce the world’s most famous paintings by imitation. In this abstract idea, I used furs as a creative tool to move world-famous paintings forward. With this effect, I combined the colors of all pictures in an innovative and vibrant way. I have been impressed by classical paintings since my childhood. However, since modern art has become digital, I have turned all this into my favorite 3D artwork,” the artist introduced the project on Behance.

The Furry Persistence of Memory (The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí)

The Furry Artworks series has been at the top of Behance’s special selection for 3 months. Behance founder Scott Belsky awarded the Furry Artworks series with the title of “the most innovative reproduction technique of 2020.” Belsky was so impressed with Yıldırım’s creativity that he became a proud owner of one of the artworks, Furry Lisa.

Furry Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise by Claude Monet)

“Have long believed that creativity is the world’s greatest recycling program, and these wild (and furry) abstract imitations we featured on Behance by Turkey-based Murat Yildirim are an awesome example of how everything is a riff on everything, and today’s ‘remix generation’ isn’t as new as we think,” Scott Belsky wrote on his Instagram.

Furry Scream (The Scream by Edvard Munch)

These fluffy works have been auctioned off on SuperRare, a digital art marketplace where people can bid on NFT (Non-Fungible Token) art using cryptocurrency, and each piece has been sold.

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/artist-transforms-famous-paintings-into-realistic-3d-furry-artworks/

Dark Humor Art Animations by Kajetan Obarski

Kajetan Obarski is an Amsterdam-based animator who specialises in turning artistic masterpieces into spectacularly surreal short animations.

In her own words “I just collect objects, paintings, pictures from the public domain and then I create animations. I do my own photos and my own digital works for animations too.”

More: Instagram, Facebook

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/dark-humor-art-animations-by-kajetan-obarski/

“Journey to the East”: The Superb Concept Art Works by Dom Lay

Dom Lay was born 1994 and raised in Fountain Valley, California and later moved to Irvine, California in the summer of 2000. Growing up in a suburban environment as an only child, Dom has incorporated his influences and inspirations from movies, television, and entertainment media throughout his life, into his works today. His passion for illustration, concept art, and storytelling landed him freelance experience while studying, both in community and private college.

More: Dom Lay, Artstation, Instagram h/t: artmoire

Using the foundations of strong narrative focus in his pieces, allows him to connect with his viewers on a more emotional level. In this way, it gives his audience a chance to explore his artworks and concepts more carefully and deeply. He entered his first year at Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, California in the spring of 2017.

He used this opportunity in college to further jumpstart his career as an artist. From there, at the age of 22, he developed more of his artistic skills and began the process of writing and worldbuilding. He pieced together his very first solo intellectual property, titled Journey to the East. It is a 168-page artbook, which revives ancient Middle Eastern cultures, the Orientalist time period and includes a hint of science fiction. The book has now sold around the world in many countries including the US, Canada, Australia, China, Japan and many parts of Europe.

While working on his book, new opportunities opened up for him to work on projects with other well-known artists and art directors such as the Xentropa creator, John Mahoney. He also worked briefly at Nexon OC, collaborating with Anthony Jones, Ryan Metcalf, and Jeff Simpson. Working in the entertainment industry for big studios as a concept artist had been Dom’s initial choice for a while, but seeing the possibility of creating something of his own and being able to inspire hundreds of people, including industry artists, had led him to pursue the path of becoming an independent artist and budding entrepreneur.

He is currently working on his second artbook titled, Blu November, and on the side, he instructs and mentors students of all ages in the foundations of concept art and illustration, in order to develop their voice and portfolio for their artistic careers. Even with his abilities he has been fortunate and grateful to be pursuing art as his career and to help pave the path for the newer, younger generation of artists.

“Film and video games have been the forefront of my life ever since I was young, and it brings me a deep sense of fulfillment, passion, and satisfaction. I believe I’m very fortunate to be a part of this industry where I can explore and experiment with this medium, contributing to different ideas and genres by others. I specialize in world building, illustration, and concept art. In 2020 of this year I have finished the task of writing, concepting, and illustrating my very own artbook titled Journey to the East, which is a story set in a peculiar time of Orientalism and science fiction. The project has spanned at least 3 years,” he wrote.

“My main passion in the visual arts is storytelling. I feel there is something captivating about drawing in my audience’s emotions by the images I create. Some of the other facets of creativity I enjoy include video games, reading, writing, rollerblading, jumproping, talking and collaborating with good friends, spending quality time with family, and maintaining a healthy balanced lifestyle through meditation and exercise.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/journey-to-the-east-the-superb-concept-art-works-by-dom-lay/

The Body-Painting Illusions of Gesine Marwedel

Gesine Marwedel (previously) is a talented body-painting artist who has the power to transform the naked bodies of her models into mind-bending optical illusions.

From swans, to owls, to dolphins, there doesn’t seem to be anything that German artist Gesine Marwedel can’t morph her models into, using body paint. But while most of her works are illusory in nature, obscuring parts of the human body, while transforming others into something new entirely, some are simply abstract works of art, with a deeper meaning.

More: Gesine Marwedel, Instagram h/t: odditycentral

Having studied Rehabilitation Science in university, Marwedel has been trying to help sick children through creative therapies like painting and music, and has even published a book on the therapeutic benefits of body-painting.
























































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/the-body-painting-illusions-of-gesine-marwedel/

Sketch Vs. Final: Artists Show The Huge Difference Between Their Sketches And Finished Artwork


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A recent trend on Twitter got artists all hyped up to share their artwork. The challenge ‘Sketch vs. Final’ asks the artists to share what their artwork looks like when it’s first sketched out and when it’s all finished and rendered.

The difference between the two is quite shocking and you start appreciating the work artists do even more. Some of the sketches look like a mess, and you can’t even tell what they are—however, after some hard work, they end up looking beautiful and breathtaking.

More: Twitter h/t: boredpanda


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Artists have proven over and over again that they have amazing skills we mortals can only dream of. This thread takes it to another level by showing us something so simple and sketchy coming to life as amazingly detailed illustrations, drawings, or digital art. No matter what the medium is, it requires lots of time, practice, and work to get this good. So it’s great that users on Twitter are sharing their skills; perhaps they will inspire some that are just starting out.


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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/sketch-vs-final-artists-show-the-huge-difference-between-their-sketches-and-finished-artwork/

The Lost Art of Cassette Design: 1980s

Steve Vistaunet’s photgraphs of cassette spine designs take us back to pressing ‘play’ and ‘record’ on to make compilation mixes.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/the-lost-art-of-cassette-design-1980s/

Enormous Vulva Sculpture in Brazil Sparks Conservative Outrage

The prize for 2021’s most controversial public sculpture might have already been claimed by a newly installed 33m-high concrete crimson vulva in Brazil, which has sparked fierce online debate.

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Recessed onto a hillside within a sculpture park in the northeastern state of Pernambuco, Diva, by the Brazilian artist Juliana Notari, intends to question the “problematisation of gender” and change perspectives on human relationships that create an “unequal and catastrophic world”, Notari states in a Facebook post.

She adds that these issues are “increasingly urgent”, referring to the country’s political climate under the leadership of President Jair Bolsonaro. Last week, following Argentina’s decision to legalise abortion, Bolsonaro expressed sympathies via Twitter for the lives of Argentine children “now subject to being cut in their mothers’ wombs with state consent” and vowed to never approve abortion in Brazil.






SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/enormous-vulva-sculpture-in-brazil-sparks-conservative-outrage/