Saturday, 25 August 2012

Inspirational works: владимир гвоздев & gvozdariki

A beautiful animation that I found today:
Amazingly simple and beautiful, speaks to the heart and mind.

Take a look here at this artist's other works, they are so inventive and versatile! Paintings, illustrations, 3d objects, dolls and animations, some have a story to tell, and others hide their own little secrets. The site is in Russian, but you don't have to know the language to explore and enjoy your journey in this strange imaginative world. Dream on!

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Inspirational: Asian Miniatures

These are some amazing portraits of Mughal emperors and Hindu gods, made between 1600 - 1700. I admire how they combine attention to detail and simplicity. The colour pallette, the patterns on the clothes and backgrounds, the delicate lines and shapes, the expressions on the faces; they all tell a unique story in each of these paintings. They are a pleasure to look at, and so inspiring for study and experimentation.

I found them at BibliOdyssey among many other great pencil and watercolour illustrations.