Julio Cesar turns random pics into lifelike digital art portraits

Julio Cesar random pics digital art portraits
Brazilian illustrator Julio Cesar created a fun series of digital illustrations based on random pics of people he finds online. Photo reference is especially useful when drawing people, because as you can see in these portraits his subjects come complete with props and personality. The artist brilliant colors, flowing brushstrokes, and coquettish facial expressions definitely add to this effect and it looks like his characters are about to come to life! Essentially, they're as detailed, ...  View More
May 25, 2017 Michael

Typography portraits: Cris Wicks paints the words we leave behind

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'For this style of portraiture I thought about how when we die our physical bodies leave but our words remain in the minds of those we interacted with. I wanted to visually create this idea, that our words replace or perhaps transcend our physical form and allow us to still be seen and experienced after we're gone'. Los Angeles based artist Chris Wicks explains how these portraits were made: 'I began these paintings by gluing old newspaper articles and other paper memorabilia relevant to the ...  View More
March 12, 2017 Jason

Mark Seliger takes striking portraits at Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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Once again, photographer Mark Seliger has partnered with Vanity Fair to shoot exclusive portraits from inside the annual Oscar Party. It started as a bold experiment 3 years ago and has now become a tradition, as the renowned photographer finds time amid the hubbub of Hollywood’s biggest night to take intimate, striking portraits of the night’s biggest stars. Each stunning portrait captures the dramatic, sultry, or comedic side of the faces that grace the silver screen and stages around the ...  View More
March 1, 2017 Megan

Burbs Babes: BrothTarn’s street girls in England wearing Burberry

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A new portrait project by BrothTarn captures females wearing Burberry. BrothTarn is an English street photographer. In the series Burbs Babes, he portrays girls wearing Burberry in the streets of England. A series that mixes luxury and cool, elegance and punk, in other words, a series about the 'English touch', between humor and rebellion. If you are interested in being photographed for Burbs Babes, contact: brothtarn@hotmail.com.  View More
February 19, 2017 Jessica

CELEBRITY: Chunlong Sun explores the more tender side of dictators

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Displayed ominously on the covers of TIME and Newsweek, these faces elicit fear: Saddam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi, Hugo Chávez, Fidel Castro, and Mobutu Sesé Seko. But in his new series 'Celebrity', the Chinese retoucher and artist Chunlong Sun explores the more tender side of these infamous men, presenting them cradling plushy stuffed animals. Sun achieved the desired effect by shooting Chinese look-alike models styled and costumed in attire similar to that worn by the world leaders in famous ...  View More
February 13, 2017 Jessica

Margarita Kareva whimsical photos bring magical stories to life

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Russian photographer Margarita Kareva is undeniably talented. Only three and a half years into her photographic journey, she’s already recognized world-wide for her ability to bring fairy tales and other magical stories to life with her camera. Kareva’s focus is primarily on surreal, otherworldly fine-art portraiture that she creates using minimal gear: 'I don’t really like 'photo-realistic' photos, I think the Internet is full of them anyway, so I’m just trying to add something magical ...  View More
February 12, 2017 Jason

Portraits of Courage: George W. Bush oil paintings of veterans

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'Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors', a book of oil paintings by former President George W. Bush has just been released by Crown Publishing Group as a way to raise money for U.S. military veterans. Proceeds from the project will go to the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, which helps post-9/11 veterans and their families transition to civilian life. The 43rd president’s upcoming book will feature 66 full-color portraits and stories ...  View More
February 10, 2017 Jason

Melissa Nordan poetic photos of little ballerinas in flower skirts

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Mother of three and photographer Melissa Nordan portrays the essence of dainty little ballerinas with the help of her camera. In her frame, an endearing little dancer is seen to be posing in various ballet moves, the artist juxtaposing a flower on the ballerina’s poofy skirt. Melissa captures the beauty of the fragile flowers in full bloom and the subtle fierceness of the tiny ballet enthusiast in each frame of the series, her lens zooming in on the delicate petals and its green stem: 'I took ...  View More
February 9, 2017 Jason

Preservation: Blake Little photos of people covered in honey

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American artist Blake Little‘s career as a celebrity portrait photographer has seen him frame some of the most famous faces in the world. Most recently, Little has experimented with the human body and mediums that can be used in tandem with skin. This investigation has lead him to ‘Preservation‘, a project and monograph that adds a ‘sweet’ sculptural quality to his portfolio. Little has covered portrait subjects in tubs of sticky-sweet honey while being photographed in the studio. ...  View More
February 6, 2017 Jason

Coffee Art: Nuria Salcedo awesome celebrity portraits using coffee

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Based in Ontinyent, a small Spanish town near Valencia, Salcedo’s Instagram feed @nuriamarq carries global appeal. Using coffee as paint, Salcedo creates intricate illustrations, many of them portraits. Her feed is full of beautiful works of art and serves as proof that coffee is a complex, unique product whose worth goes beyond just a drink. A self-taught artist, Salcedo is actually a trained architect. But as Salcedo points out, that profession is not an easy one to break into, which in ...  View More
February 5, 2017 Jason
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