Portraits by Denise Nestor

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2012
At first these portraits by Irish artist, Denise Nestor look simple, but then you begin to see her work with facial structure, cheek bones, and expression has us wanted to know what's inside the head of each subject. Nestor's capturing of these intricacies make for a compelling series of pencil works.

The Portrait Work of Alan Coulson

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 11, 2012
A beautiful series of portraits by London-based painter, Alan Coulson. Of course, being a portrait artist can be a crowded field, but there are some that stand out, not for a photoreal style but for the ability to capture a feeling and emotions in the work. Few do it better than Coulson. His work is currently on display at London's National Portrait Gallery for the ???? BP Portrait Award 2012.

More Ballpoint Pen Work by Samuel Silva

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 03, 2012
Remember, this is the guy who ballpoint penned his way to that red-headed girl portrait that was the craze on our site and others a few weeks back. Samuel Silva is the "bored" Portugal-based attorney how does these pen works as a hobby, and well, he is really damned good at his hobby. 

The Works of Alison Blickle

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 31, 2012
Alison Blickle says her work is about "attaining unattainable experiences and connection." She paints sensual women by combining classical painting techniques with elements from landscapes. Alison currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She has recently shown at The Hole in NYC, as well as Richard Heller in Los Angeles, Deitch Projects, and with Eleanor Harwood of San Francisco.

Portraits by Damien Cuypers

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 20, 2012
Damien Cuypers is an illustrator who's work always stops us in our tracks. We've seen it in the past, and yet again we are reawakened fans. The distilled details in each portrait capture minimal but charismatic features while simultaneously reveling in the pleasure of each colorful mark.

Tattooed Girls by Adam Isaac Jackson

Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 12, 2012
We've always been a fan of artist Adam Isaac Jackson, but we really can't get enough of his black and white illustrations of girls covered in tattoos. Many of his illustrated ladies are covered head to toe in awesome ink designs and Adam's use of black and white keeps his images clean and sharp.

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. 
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