It's always a wonderful thing to see people use old mediums in new ways. Jules Tardy doesn't just draw on paper to create illustrations - he uses the paper itself to create doodles of people and animals. In a project titled 'Papiers Dechirés' created in 2017, the ripped coloured pieces of paper create shadows, highlights, contrasts, and depth. Originally from Paris, Jules Tardy . . .
As much as I enjoy finding street art gems while strolling along the streets, I cannot stand tags and graffiti on unwanted surfaces. Here's one that I saw on my street the other day. Curses to the derelict that did that. However, here's an act of 'vandalism' that I definitely approve of. Moscow-based Russian illustrator Nikita Golubev sees a canvas where others just see dirt. He uses . . .
After a week of continual feasting (and food comas), it seems that coffee is a much-needed addition to the following week. Indonesian artist Ghidaq al-Nizar does something completely different with this beverage - he doesn't just chug it down like the rest of us. He creates a series a wonderfully intricate illustrations with a combination of coffee and fingerprints. Created with his own . . .
If you're talking about dedication to one's craft...Calvin Nicholls is your man. Some of his pieces can take a couple of weeks to create, and the more elaborate pieces sometimes take a year to complete! This amazingly detailed work is carefully formed from an initial hand-drawn template, with the haut-relief effect being achieved through a meticulous process involving X-ACTO knives, . . .
My colour explosion on Instagram, showcasing inspiration revolving around a single colour. BLUE. Featuring: Atomic Starburst | Thomas Lohr | Thrift Store Cowboy | Katy Ann Gilmore | Florian Gadsby | Team Travelers | o_pinheirojose | Candy Pop | zynp . . .
Buy them a dog, according to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV8k2cpAptU You've probably already seen it as it has gathered over 11 million views (popular dog!) but how could I resist posting this and possibly getting it a few extra hits. Perhaps it's also due to the fact that I'm feeling especially clucky today after seeing my colleague's 2-month old chubby little bub. How could . . .
Selfies are everywhere. After a while, you just learn to block them out and scroll past them extra quickly whenever you're checking your Instagram feed. However, animal selfies? Now that's a different story. Brazilian stock photo agency Diomedia needed a creative campaign to debut the National Geographic Collection and what they came up with was good fun and definitely attention-grabbing. . . .
A smile for your Wednesday. via Liz Climo . . .
Photographer Lukas Holas throws away the colour to create these amazing black & white portraits of his favourite creatures. These photos capture all the details and shine every expression, texture and feather in a clearer light, creating a kind of magic to each shot. via Indulgd . . .
It's a cold day (just like every other day) - but this warms the heart a little. Adorable. This group of dogs and puppies are definitely feeling the winter despite their thick fur - some restaurant staff allow them to huddle round a staff canteen stove in Jiulongjiang Forest Park, Rucheng County in China. On really cold days, the puppies bark non-stop until the stove is lit. They then stand . . .