Vancouver-based Paul Morstad is an artist to watch. Painter, illustrator, musician, bird watcher, cyclist, he draws inspiration from dreams, folk tales, scientific journals, mythology and the natural world.
Renowned South African visual artist William Kentridge, best known for his animated films of shape-shifting charcoal drawings, has won the prestigious Princess of Asturias award, Spain’s top art honour. What’s remarkable about his works are that they’re “as beautifully drawn as a Rembrandt, but they also come to life,” […]
It’s been said that Derek Sullivan (b: 1976) creates a “cacophony of messages” in his drawing, painting, sculpture and book works, as is the case with his current exhibition at La Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran in Montreal.
New Brunswick artist Natasha Miller’s East Coast art is a refreshing combination of charcoal and primary colours. She creates black and white silhouette seascapes and landscapes using homemade maple charcoal from her mobile Italian wood fired pizza oven and acrylic paint used for the fine details.
The Urban Sketchers cooperative hosts fascinating works by sketchers all over the world, often with back stories told in the artist’s comments. Here is a typical selection, with links to each original narrative.
These background only sketches are from Bruno Laurent, a French artist who works primarily in animation. His eye for detail is exquisite.