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.

Pencil Drawings by Stuart Whitton

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 05, 2012
All you need is a pencil, and you can go far. British illustrator Stuart Whitton does fantastic works with just a pencil, using wonderful shading techniques and detailed layering to create portraits, both for personal work and commercial endeavors. We like this piece in particular, a commission by German publication Zeit Magazine to create a portrait of fashion designer, Marc Jacobs.

The Works of Joshua Bronaugh

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 01, 2012
'Joshua Bronaugh is an artist that is originally from many places – he spent some years in Germany, before skipping through American mountains, forests, and salt flats, landing eventually in the south. His paintings, often large in scale, focus the obsessions of memory and emotion, almost always pushing the human figure to the edges of representation and, in some instances, far into abstraction.'

Manuel Birnbacher's Civil War Portraits

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 30, 2012
In David Lynch's famed and well-loved television series Twin Peaks, Benjamin Horne re-enacts and reverses the outcome of the Civil War as a means of coping with a mental breakdown; by reversing the outcome of the war in the role of General Robert E. Lee, Horne is reverting the crisis that has troubled his own life. We're not sure if Manuel Birnbacher's reason for remixing and reworking these Civil War-era portraits has any similar connection to a personal crisis . . .

Thread and Nail portraits by Pamela Campagna

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 24, 2012
It should never be easy with portrait art. Italian artist Pamela Campagna creates portraits by putting nails into a wooden board and then using thread to create the figurative elements of the face and body. Geometric patterns make expressions, and we wish there was a video to go with these to see how she plots each piece from start to finish.
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