Johan Thörnqvist is a Swedish illustrator. He created the work by drawing on photography taken only with a cell phone. On the right is the original photograph and his manipulation on the left.
I love these illustrations because this is what I see when I look at an object or landscape. There is this part of me that spaces out and someone has to pull me back to reality. I love that Johan capture what his mind was visualizing. Very intriguing. And all with a cell phone image. What a brilliant idea.
So, I encourage you to check out his site and possibly his social networks.
Pinterest- interesting stuff on here. However, I can’t read a lot of it. Just go back to your childhood and be amused by the pictures.
Facebook- this is in English.
Tumblr- English as well.
All images © Copyright Snarlik.se – Johan Thörnqvist
I recently got a new sketchbook. The first thing I do with a new one is to decorate the cover. Usually this consists of a massive collage of drawings, paintings, and sometimes bits and pieces of articles. This time, I preferred to go colorful and a bit less in your face.
Things You Will Need:
Start writing and doodling.
I haven’t had a chance to draw in a loooooong time. So I sketched a little bit when I had a chance today. My subject of choice: 1970 Ford Mustang. A gorgeous classic car. My dad would be so proud!
I saw this on Yahoo News and wanted to share it This Ramon Bruin looks like he’s a pretty fun artist.
According to his online bio:
“Ramon Bruin is a 31 year old talented freelance artist, who graduated at the Airbrush Academie in the Netherlands. He is mostly a self-taught artist. Besides a great passion for airbrush, he also draws and paints. With experience in multiple techniques and materials like acrylic-, oil, water paints, charcoal,
paint pens, pencils and graphite he makes unique artwork.
Ramon is always pushing his own boundaries.
The use of multiple styles and techniques develops him in a wide variation of arts.
From modern-expressionism to kick-ass airbrush designs and from photorealism to 3d optical illusion drawings.
With great passion for airbrush, Ramon studied (2007 – 2010) at the Airbrush Academie in Lelystad
(the Netherlands) and graduated as an professional all-round airbrush artist. In combination with 9 years of experience it resulted in the arise of JJK Airbrush. JJK Airbrush established in 2010 and is specialized in all-round airbrush designs.”
Check out his Facebook too!
If you are very familiar with Ann Arbor, you are probably familiar with Sluggo. He is the work of David Zinn and appears randomly on the sidewalks. Zinn has been creating original artwork in and around Ann Arbor since 1987.
David’s artwork has been reproduced in Canada, England, Scotland, South Korea, Japan, and Australia, and can also be found on the inside of dumpsters in Ann Arbor and the outside of buses in Anchorage.
Learn more about Zinn’s work:
If you have ever looked up portraits, drawing, etc. on google you have probably found Zindy. I’ve always thought she was an amazing artist. That’s has quite a variety but I chose a lot of celebrities so you can see how accurate she is. Check out her site for more.
And these too!
I love sharpies. They are wonderful! This one is so easy!
Things You Will Need:
Cut your paint swatches however you would like.
Doodle with your sharpie.
Yes, seriously, that’s it. Sharpies make everything a bit more fun. I’m pretty standard with these but you can use different colored sharpies or possibly paint. I didn’t attempt paint but it could work. I recommend spraying them with a sealant so they don’t smudge but it’s not necessary. If you let them dry long enough they should be fine. Enjoy!
My latest drawing. I haven’t done a still life in quite a while and it’s been even longer since I’ve drawn glass. Why not kill two birds with one stone? Hope you like it