I am getting pretty excited about the tools being developed for the iPhone / iPod and have been looking into which of these tools are the best for artists. As I am looking are, I found the apps that I listed here. These are apps that I have seen people using and praising the most.
A few weeks ago I posted a quick review of Sketchbook Mobile for iphone/ipod. Since then I have found some amazing work that has been completed on these devices. These drawings use various iPod / iPhone apps to arrive at the final product. I can’t even imagine the work that went into each of these. Kudos to these and other iPhone / iPod artists out there that are pushing the boundaries.
Degraw Street Mural, Brooklyn, NY :: Spray Paint & Latex Acrylic 60′ x12′
Damon Ginandes, a Brooklyn based mixed media artist, paints elaborate compositions of portraits intermingling with one another.
Devoid of context and stripped of external identity, they are portraits of souls – ageless, anonymous, and solitary. Their longing stares serve as a mute communication from which a distinct visual and psychological intimacy emerges.
Born in Shandong province, China and graduate of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Liu Bolin uses paint and camera to create these wonderful camouflage works of art. No trick photography or photoshopping is used to create the illusion of an invisible man. The subject is typically a Chinese citizen covered head to toe in paint to camouflage them in front of the selected scene.
Oil on canvas 30in x 24in
Shawn Barber is best known for his life-like tattoo portrait paintings. Barber has an extensive collection of work on his site, so make sure you check this guy out.
Just two weeks after the death of the King of Pop, works by visual artists are surfacing, paying tribute to Michael Jackson. I found many of these, but here are two of my favorites.
140 x 190cm – Mixed media on wood found on streets and beaches in Dublin, Belfast, Kerry and London
artist & website: asbestos – http://www.theartofasbestos.com/