Portraits From Crayons: The Work of Christian Faur

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 08, 2012
It is one thing to draw portraits with crayons, and it is another thing to arrange the tips of crayons in such a way as to create a photorealistic portrait. Christian Faur does the latter, where he arranges the tips of crayons, stacked straight up, into pixel-like compositions that act as portraits. The results are quite impressive.

Paco Arias

Tattoo // Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Paco Arias is a tattoo Artist located in Mexico. Arias's realistic grey scale portraits are to be acnowledged as his strength, however his color work is equally as magnificent. We have posted a video so you can watch Paco's technique and process.  

Cait and Sam

Tattoo // Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Pet portrait tattoos are the best. Whether honoring the living or memorializing the deceased, I have a great adoration and admiration for a good grayscale pet portrait. Featured here is the noble Sam, as honored by his owner Cait, tattoo done by Kapten Hanna- originally from Sweden, she is a tattoo artist currently living and working in San Francisco.

Self-Portraits by Kyle Thompson

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Sometimes it just takes one. A stunning series of self-portraits by photographer Kyle Thompson. Minimal effects, an occasional action, simple props, and well-constructed concepts allows the viewer a voyeuristic experience into an artist's surreal vision. 

Tattooed Pin Ups Dutch artist, Rudy Jan-Faber

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 02, 2012
Self taught illustrator Rudy-Jan Faber from the Netherlands covers his female figures in tattoos. He work involves bright and colourful themes with some urban, pop-art, lowbrow influences. Up until his teenage years, he primarily illustrated men but then switched to women, which he says is now the main focus of his work.

Ira Chernova's Tattooed Portraits

Tattoo // Monday, July 02, 2012
Ira Chernova is 24 and was born in Moscow. She became interested in photography 4 to 5 years ago after realizing she needed something else to channel her energy into besides studying engineering. She began taking photos with her parents old film camera, but got more serious when she began traveling 3 years ago. Ira has spent the last year and a half on the road photographing the beautiful places she’s been and amazing people she’s met...

Pin Up illustrations by Danni Shinya Luo

Erotica // Thursday, June 14, 2012
Figurative painter Danni Shinya Luo explores femininity through symbols in floral and fauna. Her inspiration ranges from high fashion to music and elements of both can be found in her soft portraits of women.

Classic Paintings Go Modern by Dorothee Golz

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
You ever see a classic portrait painting and think that the subject looks nothing like people look today? I do this all the time. Girl with a Pearl Earring? Scarlett Johansson almost pulled the look, but most of the time modern times and classical painting has a separation. Artist Dorothee Golz has taken modern bodies and scences and mashed them with the faces of some of the most classic of portrait art. At times, the results are fantastic.

The Blind Self Portrait Machine

Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 09, 2012
This is pretty cool, and to be honest, quite helpful. Kyle McDonald and Matt Mets teamed up to create the “Blind Self Portrait Machine”, a machine that will assist you in creating your very own self-portrait. Maybe some of you don't want this, but we are quite sure this is the answer to all holiday cards from now on.

Alexa Meade @ The National Portrait Gallery Museum, Washington, DC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Alexa Meade has long been a subject of our fascination and awe, as she transforms live models into living paintings in both gallery and performance settings. She brings paintings to life, so to speak. Tonight, June 6, at the National Portrait Gallery Museum in Washington, DC, Meade will create a pair of portraits with live models—one in a black-and-white scene and a second on a similar, but full-color set, with viewers being able to watch and interact with the process.
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