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.
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.
All images copyright © Gabriel Moreno
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
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!