Elena Caravela: Illustrator, Instructor and Fine Artist

Elena Caravela: portrait of a girl painting

I’ve been following Elena’s blog since I started Make Something Mondays so I am honored to be featuring her work. She creates such beautiful paintings that seem to captivate you in that moment. I hope you enjoy her work as much as I do!

About Elena Caravela

Elena attended The School of Visual Arts, where she earned her BFA.  She has worked as an illustrator, instructor and fine artist.

Elena has received numerous corporate and private portrait commissions and has exhibited work in a variety of genre and media. Most recently, two of her paintings were exhibited at the Principal Gallery’s “Women Painting Women show.  Her illustration work has been published in 3×3 Magazine for Contemporary Illustration and a collaborative illustration with a young artist was published in BIG Kids Magazine.  Elena has illustrated two award winning children’s picture books, The Birds of the Harbor, and A Night of Tamales and Roses.  She is the author of a non-fiction picture book about young female artists titled Portrait of a Girl and Her Art.

Love of art

The drive to make things;drawing, painting, and doodling in the beet juice on my plate, has always been an innate and consuming preoccupation for me. Shapes, values, color and composition run like a screensaver behind most everything I do, every day.  Although distracting at times, I am never bored.  And because I’ve not been able to satisfy the yearning to perfectly realize what I see, I am driven to make more things.  With every new effort, I hope to someday realize what I see in my mind’s eye.

You can find more of Elena’s work on her website, blog or Behance portfolio.

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Dirty Little Secrets by Sarah Rosado

Dirty Little Secrets by Sarah Rosado

Who didn’t play in the dirt as a child? I know I did, a little too much. But Sarah Rosado, an illustrator and photographer from New York, was inspired by the activity. She decided to make a series of images from dirt that creates the illusion of a 3D object while also allowing the viewer to determine what they really are. She calls the series Dirty Little Secrets because of that. People see all art differently, and Sarah has embraced that with her work.

Dirty Little Secrets has been featured in several publications such as Complex Magazine, Garden Design, Bored Panda, and Design Taxi.

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Illustrations of Gabriel Moreno

Artwork of Gabriel Moreno

Gabriel Moreno is an Illustrator in Madrid. He graduated from the University of Sevilla with a Fine Arts degree. Since his graduation in ’98 he has worked in several different types of work environments like design studios and ad agencies. In 2007 he began a successful career as an illustrator with the reputable magazine Computer Arts.

Gabriel’s art is unique and exciting. Each piece of work begins with a black and white base. As Gabriel works, he layers on color, people and places.

Artwork of Gabriel Moreno

Artwork of Gabriel Moreno

Artwork of Gabriel Moreno

Artwork of Gabriel Moreno

 

All images copyright © Gabriel Moreno

Illustrations on Photography by Johan Thörnqvist

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.

Motorbåt Motorbåt
Citroner Citroner
Parklek Parklek
Trappen Trappen
Skogen Skogen
Ölen Ölen
Badkaret Badkaret
Sundet Sundet
Åka bil Åka bil
Drottninggatan Drottninggatan

All images © Copyright Snarlik.se – Johan Thörnqvist

Black and White Illustrations by Nicolas Delort

 

art blog - Nicolas Delort - empty kingdom

Nicolas Delort is an illustrator based in Paris, France. His website is http://www.nicolasdelort.com/ but it seems to be under construction, so I am going to send you to his blog and Tumblr instead. Delort’s work consists of pen and ink illustrations on scratchboard that were inspired by works like American Gods and Harry Potter.

 

art blog - Nicolas Delort - empty kingdom

art blog - Nicolas Delort - empty kingdom

art blog - Nicolas Delort - empty kingdom

art blog - Nicolas Delort - empty kingdom

art blog - Nicolas Delort - empty kingdom

art blog - Nicolas Delort - empty kingdom

art blog - Nicolas Delort - empty kingdom

art blog - Nicolas Delort - empty kingdom

art blog - Nicolas Delort - empty kingdom

art blog - Nicolas Delort - empty kingdom

art blog - Nicolas Delort - empty kingdom

 

All images © Nicolas Delort

Three Dimensional Resin Paintings by Keng Lye

Alive Without Breath: Three Dimensional Animals Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye  sculpture resin paint fish animals

Keng Lye is a Singapore-based artist who makes realistic looking three-dimensional painted sculptures of animals.

The artist’s technique is very similar to the painting technique used by Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori. The sculptures are made of acrylic paint layered on epoxy resin. Lye paints his sculptures in buckets, boxes, and bowls with an amazing sense of perspective. The artist then photographs each sculpture like you would capture a still life.

If you like these, check Keng Lye out on DeviantArt. There are a more pictures to look at!

Three Dimensional Resin Paintings by Keng Lye

Three Dimensional Resin Paintings by Keng Lye

Three Dimensional Resin Paintings by Keng Lye

Three Dimensional Resin Paintings by Keng Lye

Three Dimensional Resin Paintings by Keng Lye

Three Dimensional Resin Paintings by Keng Lye

Three Dimensional Resin Paintings by Keng Lye

Via Colossal

Digital Illustrations by Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell is a freelance illustrator with a focus on pop culture. Mike lives in LA with his wife, Lauren, several cats, and a dog.
I love the style he has going on. Let me know what you think!
Connect with Mike
BP Executive
Self Portrait
All artwork © Mike Mitchell
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