Artist Shows Us What Famous Characters Would Look Like In Real Life

Cartoon characters are far from being realistic and most of us can’t even imagine what they would look like if they existed in real life. That’s when artists come to the rescue and show us what famous characters would be like if they were more human.

Hossein Diba went beyond just drawing these characters in 2D, this artist makes full characters using 3D software and the result speaks for itself. The 3D models are full of tiny details and hard work, perfectly transforming the cartoon characters we all know and love.

Click here and here for Hossein’s previous articles.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/artist-shows-us-what-famous-characters-would-look-like-in-real-life/

“The Florist & Garden Miscellany”: Unique Collage Works That Include Botanics And Themes Of Mortality

Dan Barry has been drawn to creating mixed media and fond of collaged image drawings since he was a young person growing up in northern Wisconsin. Now living in Austin, Texas, his love of vintage visual media has grown and developed throughout his career.

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In “The Florist & Garden Miscellany,” Dan continues to combine the marks of his hand with vintage mixed media, both old and new, to explore themes that are deeply personal in ways that make them universal. Dan Barry’s artwork reflects our difficult times in their exploration of loss, life, and mortality as well as our ongoing desire for deep human connection. His work invites us to reflect and embrace the place of love, loss, and the passage of time in our own lives.

“A lot has transpired this past year. In “The Florist & Garden Miscellany” (October 2 – 31 at La Luz Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles), I will be showing (60) pieces from my Botanical series alongside (11) related artworks that are larger in scale and/or more intricate.”

“In March of 2020, all of my upcoming exhibitions were canceled or indefinitely postponed within one week. That same week, I started “staying home” nearly full-time for the next 12+ months. I had no approaching deadlines and even more time on my hands to spend working in the studio. I began looking through my flat file drawers of paper and rediscovered a collection of hand-colored botanical prints that I had not thought about for a long time. The botanicals are from bound volumes of Paxton’s Magazine of Botany from the 1840s.”

“I set the stack on my work table and began to draw, collage, and build up a history of marks on them. It was a liberating way for me to get going once again in the studio. Over the following months, these meanderings resulted as a chronicle of my days, thoughts, and reactions to the world around me: widening national ideological divide, lies and conspiracy theories, racism and xenophobia, sickness, disease, death, aging and mortality, uncertainty, fear of a dystopian future.”

“As well as – a large amount of damage to my home and studio, caused by unprecedented, sustained winter weather in Texas and the failure of its vulnerable and neglected power grid.”

Below are some examples of the artist’s works in this series and other related works from “The Florist & Garden Miscellany.” You can find more at the website linked above.





















SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/the-florist-garden-miscellany-unique-collage-works-that-include-botanics-and-themes-of-mortality/

“Art of The Doodler”: Fyodor Dostoevsky Draws In His Manuscripts

More than 200 sheets of Russian writer Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky’s notebooks and manuscripts contain drawings, among them mainly portraits, sketches of Gothic windows and arches, arabesques and calligrams.

Dostoevsky (11 November 1821 – 9 February 1881) did not make his doodles for public view. His graphics do not illustrate the corresponding novels but are pictorial notes that make a link or suggest a line of thought or character development, a form of non-verbal communication, essentially hermeneutic and surely impossible to fully interpret without asking the writer.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/art-of-the-doodler-fyodor-dostoevsky-draws-in-his-manuscripts/

French Artist Adds Celebrities Into Classical Paintings

People of status always dominated in portraits, not only because of their elevated social rank but also because it cost a fortune to commission a painting. Nowadays, however, there are millions of cheaper and faster ways to immortalize one’s image, making portrait paintings a somewhat unnecessary medium.

Just like the medium, the subjects of portraits have also changed: royalty and nobles don’t have as much importance as they used to have, and they’ve slowly been exchanged for a modern version of people of status — celebrities. Instagram artist Kyès digitally recreates classical paintings by substituting people that were important back in the day with people who are considered to be important in pop culture nowadays.

In short, this substitution works, probably because the classical painting style subconsciously elevates the subject of the painting onto a higher plane than just simply mundane. A modern analogy would be a “star,” which also signifies this sort of specialness. In other words, classical paintings and celebrities are a match made in heaven.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/french-artist-adds-celebrities-into-classical-paintings/

Weird And Wonderful Illustrated Letters From A 16th Century Songbook

The Songbook of Zeghere van Male contains local and international 500 year old songs and motets. Made in 1542, the 1200-page long book is rich in illuminations, depicting ornamental and historiated initials and interlinear drawings not necessarily related to its content.

Also known by its call number MS 125-128 in Cambrai’s Mediathèque Municipale, the late Medieval work consists of four complementary part-books: Superius, Altus, Tenor, & Bass. And each part features bizarre, amusing and scatological illustrated letters.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/weird-and-wonderful-illustrated-letters-from-a-16th-century-songbook/

Indian Artist Kevin Adams Creates Breathtaking Digital Artworks

“I’m Kevin Adams and I’m a Digital/Visual Artist. I’m based in South India. I watch a lot of animated and science fiction movies and get inspired to create art. I started making art since childhood, slowly developed into making photoshop visual arts. I simply love playing with reality by creating surreal pieces and I love collaborating with other artists and photographers. Art is the most beautiful way to communicate to someone or sometimes to ourselves.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/indian-artist-kevin-adams-creates-breathtaking-digital-artworks/

French Artist Creates Illustrations That Challenge Society’s Standards For Women

In today’s world, most women feel like they are surrounded on all sides by the obligation to be beautiful, 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Strict societal rules and high expectations for women, unfortunately, have become the norm, and even young girls are feeling the impact.

Of course, I think most of us can agree that such human behavior is not always a choice. Human behavior is often automatic and unintentional and rooted in the belief that others expect us to behave in a certain way, particularly when upholding traditions and culture. Even in situations where gender does not appear to be an issue, it has the potential to be so and must be considered.

French artist and illustrator Cécile Dormeau is using her art to confront and hopefully make a change in stereotypes that are central to evolving how both women and men should be able to perceive one another without judgment.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/french-artist-creates-illustrations-that-challenge-societys-standards-for-women/

Artist Illustrates The Sad Reality Of Animal Cruelty And Shows How Factory Farming Harms Our Planet

Our ocean, land, and the array of species that call it home are succumbing to the poison of plastic. According to the United Nations, at least 800 species worldwide are affected by marine and land debris, and as much as 80 percent of that litter is plastic. It is estimated that up to 13 million metric tons of plastic ends up in the ocean each year—the equivalent of a rubbish or garbage truck load’s worth every minute.

And the ones that suffer the consequences of this are not only humans themselves, but also animals. To bring some awareness to the state of our planet and its inhabitants, Joan Chan, a comic artist from Hong Kong, started a comic series called “Just Comics.” “Just Comics” is a project that’s meant to educate people and bring awareness about the state of our planet and topics such as factory farming and animal cruelty. Joan hopes that her informative comics can help reduce the suffering of animals that are bred for meat, clothes, etc.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/artist-illustrates-the-sad-reality-of-animal-cruelty-and-shows-how-factory-farming-harms-our-planet/

“Suburbia”: The Melancholic and Mythological Artworks by Carlos Barahona Possollo

Degree in Painting, final mark of 18/20, from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Lisbon University. In 1995 Carlos Barahona Possollo accepted an invitation to teach at the Faculty. He had read Architecture at the Technical University of Lisbon from 1986 to 1989.

He was officially commissioned to paint the Portrait of the Portuguese president Cavaco Silva, shown at the Presidents’ Gallery permanent collection in the Museum of the Presidency of the Republic, since 2016. Since 1995 he has been co-operating with the Portuguese Mail in the production of originals for the printing of stamps, notably their commemorative series of the 500th anniversary of Vasco da Gama’s arrival in India (1996-98), and also with the Portuguese edition of the National Geographic Magazine (first nine issues).

His works can be found in private collections in Portugal, Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy – most notably, of many in this country, in that of Prince Jonathan Doria- Pamphilj – The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, U S A and Argentina. Also, in public collections such as the Vatican (IOR), The White House, the Bank of Portugal, the Portuguese Museum of Communications, The Setubal Museum, and the Union of Portuguese Speaking Capital Cities.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/suburbia-the-melancholic-and-mythological-artworks-by-carlos-barahona-possollo/

Space Colony Art from the 1970s

In the 1970s the Princeton physicist Gerard O’Neill, with the help of NASA Ames Research Center and Stanford University, held a series of space colony summer studies which explored the possibilities of humans living in giant orbiting spaceships. Colonies housing about 10,000 people were designed and a number of artistic renderings of the concepts were made.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/space-colony-art-from-the-1970s-2/