These Realistic Animal Paintings Show How We Neglect Them

We humans often have the tendency to forget that we’re alone on this planet. There are other living creatures that we often forget about or even worse, use them for our own purpose. This is an important issue that South Korean artist Young-sung Kim is trying to address in his work.

His oil paintings from the series called “Nothing. Life. Object.” look so realistic and lifelike, just like the problems he’s trying to show to the world. From fish trapped in glass bowls to frogs captured in jars, Kim’s paintings are representing a cruel and painful reality. He thinks that modern society is often forgetting about other living organisms, as a result of “advanced development of material civilizations.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/10/these-realistic-animal-paintings-show-how-we-neglect-them/

Digital Artist Shows How Climate Change is Affecting Our World

3 Geese at Low Tide 2020. See if you can find all 3 geese in the low tide area of the piece.

Creative director and digital artist Randy Richards is best known for his time-traveling images, where the viewer can see scenes captured between seasons. According to the artist, his style was born from paintings created between 1996 to 2002 when he began doing side-by-side collages, which later evolved into 3D cubes.

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Artist is donating these images free for use to anyone who needs to communicate about global warming and the environmental crisis:

Melting Alaskan Glaciers Series – Beautiful but scary how they changed over time!




“My name is Randy Richards and I created this series of digital iceberg images in my digital art style for the sole purpose of helping educate and communicate about the world’s big climate change problems so that more might take action before it’s too late.

According to NASA Research, 97% of scientists agree that greenhouse gases, both natural and created by humans are the main cause for climate change and global warming.

Greenhouse gases cause; melting ice caps resulting in rising sea levels & flooding, global warming, droughts, wild fires, super hurricanes and much more…

NASA reports that temperatures have risen 1.7 degrees Fahrenheit which is linked directly to 13.3% of arctic ice reduction per decade. That is why I started with this series of icebergs that have disappeared over this past century.
I am allowing anyone with a need to communicate about the environment, the rights to use any of this Iceberg series of images at no cost. This idea seemed like the perfect use on my art style – to try and help the world,” he wrote.

2 Sunsets

2 Winter Days on Palmer Cove 2020

2 Winter Days 2020

2 Winter Days 2020

Autumn Fog Winter Sunset 2020

Winter Cove Storm Coming 2 2020

Snowy Autumn Foggy Spring 202

Cove Sunset and Dusk. Spring and Winter Cove 2019

2 Winter Days 2019

Foggy Sunset Cove 2016

Spring and Winter Cove 2019

2 Sunsets 2. A different second image used in this one. Palmer@Cove, Noank, CT

2 Sunsets, 2020. Palmer Cove, Noank Ct, USA. My Back Yard

2 Winter Days 2020

Winter Cove – Mid-day and Sunset

Fall and Winter Cove

Low and High Tide, 2015

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/10/digital-artist-shows-how-climate-change-is-affecting-our-world/

This Brilliant Dad Shoots Classic Pictures Of His Daughter Inspired From Old Oil-Paintings

Bill Gekas is a renowned photographer from Australia who is known for his classic recreation of portraits very much resembling some old oil paintings. Just like any other father Bill started shooting his daughter but his talent and extremely creative senses sparked the idea to recreate these classic old paintings and the result to no one’s surprise became a huge sensation.

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Bill Gekas is a multi-awarded and published photographer that was born and resides in Melbourne Australia.

His works have been published in various art journals, books, magazines, newspapers, and other media outlets worldwide including BBC, NBC Today, ABC News, Daily Mail, and others.

Although he occasionally shoots commissioned work, the renowned and exhibited works are primarily of his young daughter portraying a protagonist in a storytelling scene, a universal child. The stylistic approach he is known for is a fusion of the atmosphere, light, and colors of the old master painters’ works using modern strobe lighting, digital capture, and post-processing techniques.























SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/10/this-brilliant-dad-shoots-classic-pictures-of-his-daughter-inspired-from-old-oil-paintings/

A Mix Between Nature, Fantasy, Beauty and Pain in Beautiful Artworks of Alanna Vanacore

Alanna Vanacore is an American artist born in the small beach town of Ormond Beach, Florida. At a young age, her passion for art flourished while watching her mother paint.

It was in these moments that she developed an eye for detail and color. Alanna went on to study drawing and painting, earning her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from The University of North Florida. Shortly after graduating, she decided to move to New York City to pursue a career in art. Her paintings, from the more realistic to the nearly abstract, showcase Alanna’s ever-growing range as an artist. Much of Alanna’s work invites playful humor into the everyday. She is currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York.

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Frome the artist’s statement: “Simply put: I like to paint. To challenge myself but mostly because I’m so drawn to the process that I feel compelled to keep doing it. There are two sides to me creating art. One of them is really quiet. I think of my brain as a telephone wire. Endless conversations and connections going through but all I can hear is the quiet hum of electricity and the creaking noises in my neck when it gets tense and tired. The other side is me being a complete spaz. I dance, sing, crack jokes, talk in weird voices and listen to music really loud. I enjoy exercising the weird, silliness of life into my art. I paint what I feel or whatever is happening around me. Sometimes my thoughts are like mashed potatoes being shoved through a window screen, but other times they are hand delivered in a pretty package with a bow on top. My art is a documentation of my life and growth as a human.”






















































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/10/a-mix-between-nature-fantasy-beauty-and-pain-in-beautiful-artworks-of-alanna-vanacore/

Jim Naughten’s Digital Paintings: The Artist Creates Worlds that Seem Both Familiar and Fictional

Jim Naughten (previously featured) is an artist exploring historical and natural history subject matter using photography, stereoscopy and painting. He was awarded a painting scholarship to Lancing College and later studied photography at the Arts Institute of Bournemouth.

Naughten’s work has been widely featured in exhibitions across Europe and the US and including solo shows at the Imperial War Museum, Horniman Museum, and a forthcoming show at the Wellcome Collection (2022), and group shows at the Royal Academy of Art and National Portrait Galleries in London. His first series, ‘Re-enactors’, was published as a monograph in 2009 (Hotshoe Books), his second, ‘Costume and Conflict’, was published by Merrell in March 2013, ‘Animal Kingdom’ was published by Prestel in April 2016, ‘Human Anatomy, by Prestel in 2017 and his most recent, ‘Mountains of Kong’ published by Hoop Editions in 2019.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/10/jim-naughtens-digital-paintings-the-artist-creates-worlds-that-seem-both-familiar-and-fictional/

Vintage Cars, Palms & Backyard Pools in Californian Inspired Paintings by Danny Heller

Danny Heller is a Californian native artist, inspired by older things like homes, publics buildings, furnitures or cars that tend to have a story.

“I specifically focus on the period of 1950s and 1960s American because it’s what I’m familiar with. I grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles where there was a big development boom after World War II. This led to a lot of midcentury relics throughout where I lived, even though I didn’t actually grew up in the 50s and 60s. These places and thing are so dynamic ! The cars with bold colors and space-age styling, the houses with dramatic angles and large expanses of windows and the furniture with graceful curves. These things all had an impact on me and in my work,” he says.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/vintage-cars-palms-backyard-pools-in-californian-inspired-paintings-by-danny-heller/

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/

This Photographer Creates Paintings That Are Actually Photos

According to Tarryn Goldman: “Impasto Process is a very literal study of what Fine Art Photography is. Is it the process of clicking a button, and the act of intention behind the artist, or is it the subject that is being photographed? This is a question that I have been asking myself for a long time. And my conclusion is that it is both.

It took weeks of planning, two days, more than 10 liters of paint, and a very patient model to create these images. During the process, I was very aware of the story I wanted to tell, at the same time wondering which story the audience would take away from the image?

My hope is that people will stop and hopefully look closer… I hope it gives the audience some insight into the mind of a creative and perhaps more of a story to think about when looking at my work. I hope they get the same enjoyment from looking at it, as I did when I was making it.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/this-photographer-creates-paintings-that-are-actually-photos/

This Artist Makes Surreal Paintings Inspired By Psychoanalysis

“Hi, my name is Valentine and I am fond of psychology and painting. I was studying to be a graphic designer, and in one of my course projects I was making the layout of the book by K. G. Jung “Synchronicity”. I was so carried away that I reread all the works of this psychiatrist. And then I allowed my painting to capture the images that I encountered on the path of inner knowledge,” an artist writes.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/this-artist-makes-surreal-paintings-inspired-by-psychoanalysis/

“Dualism”: The Superb Figurative Underwater Themed Paintings by Zhuk

Zhuk is an artist whose creative production revolves around classic figurative painting, presented in a contemporary manner.

These thoughts are expressed on the canvas due to the harmony of rational technique of performance and unbound imagination. The color ratio and simultaneous contrast together with the composition create a depth of movement that extends beyond the boundaries of the canvas. The color is divided into a series of bands that form a color series along the wavelength, brightness and saturation and are deployed in such a way as to represent the union of the human body and the environment, mixing into a single organism.

“I practice the transfer of the technique of my Art experience into Digital one because of my exploration of writing with a Real tassel gives the opportunity to work in digital art with my own Style,” she wrote.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/dualism-the-superb-figurative-underwater-themed-paintings-by-zhuk/