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May 31, 2015

Drawn Expressions on Wood

“A wooden expression” usually describes someone’s face as flat or stoic, but these wooden girls are expressing themselves much more shamelessly than that. Lantomo is an Italian artist with quite the collection of intriguing individuals populating her world of pencil and paint on wood. So many of these portraits look like a snapshot taken during a moment of strange emotion. Each girl almost appears animated, practically coming alive with her intense expressions. Lantomo says her drawings are “a diary of characters caught in the flat surface on which they are created, trying to get free.” Emotions are fleeting, so it feels special to see those split moments of raw feelings captured so evocatively.

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September 5, 2014

Drawn Faces Under Construction

Looking at the lines of a tree can tell you a lot about its life, and the same could go for people. David Cristobal is a Spanish artist whose highly detailed wood people are worth checking out. These portraits are drawn realistically, yet the texture of the wood that they are built from makes it become a surreal experience. I almost want to stick my face right up close to their cracks and peak into what's on their inside. Is that creepy?

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April 22, 2014

Off the Canvas - Art on Recycled Paper and Wood




There is something alluring about art that exists off the canvas. Illustration on recycled, reclaimed, and natural materials feels approachable and tangible. And whether the art commands attention from the decaying paper, splintering wood, and corrosive metal or assimilates and weaves into the material, it is the history and texture of the material, the beautiful layer of story, that pulls. In honor of Earth Day, we hope you enjoy some striking pieces on paper, reclaimed wood, and recycled silk. Reuse. Recycle. Reinvent.

Above by Amy Rice.

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February 24, 2014

Intricate Drawings on Wood

I was immediately drawn to Camellie's handmade drawings on wood. Originally from Romania, now living and working in the UK, Cami's aesthetic pulls hard. Her intricate ink on white acrylic complements the texture of the wood. The grain patterns, rough edges, and fibrous composition of bark frames her starkly beautiful illustrations, and the contrast is just plain lovely.



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January 14, 2014

Primal Drawings and Falling Limbs

Piotrs work is pretty and primal. The artist's rural, folk-art sensibility is expressed in the masks and dense tribal and geometric patterns. Reminiscent of wood block prints or cave paintings, his work tells a rugged tale about nature and human nature. Visit his website for more.



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July 9, 2013

The Woods at Play

Sarah Nicolas Williams was born in the wilderness of Vermont and raised in Virginia's Shenandoah valley. The woods of her childhood seep into her graceful indian ink and watercolor vignettes and blur the boundaries of her backyard. Sophisticated woodland animals in polished brass buttons enjoy a slice of cherry pie, or recline on a moonlit hammock, with the utmost civility. Soothing images of nature in repose. Brought to you, brought to me, by UncommonGoods.



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January 13, 2011

I'm Back to Save the Universe

I can't help but love this illustration made for one of my favorite bands. The above is part of a poster created by Aldis Ozolins for a Radiohead concert that was printed using a woodcut, 3-layer silk screen on reeves bfk tan paper. Zoom out to see the whole thing.

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