Getting Drawn In

Hey everyone!  I found this really cool artist a little while back and I wanted to include him in one of my posts. His name is Ben Heine and he’s a photographer and illustrator.  I thought it was really interesting how he was able to combine the photography and his drawing skills. I really like this approach and since I like both photography and drawing this interested me. It was a nice way to incorporate both of his talents into one piece of work.

These drawings also add a nice effect to the photographs and add another level of interest. He does some in color but most of them are black and white which is what I actually prefer. I think having the drawing in black and white makes me feel like I’m seeing what’s beneath the surface in these photos. It’s almost as if the colored portion of the photo is the surface and we’re peaking underneath. I thought these were really well done and I wanted to share them with you guys. Below are my favorites but I’ll also include a link below to the article I found on him. Until next time!

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Link to article: http://blog.flickr.net/2013/09/27/photographer-literally-draws-life-into-his-photos/

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Emma Hack

Hey Everyone! I saw an article about a week ago on Yahoo about a car created out of human bodies.

Got your attention, huh? Don’t worry Halloween is over so its nothing like that, they people are alive and well.The article was about artist Emma Hack and how she creates artwork that includes the human body in some way within her pieces.

On her website, the link will be down below, she is described as a skin illustrator, photographer, sculptor, and a diverse multimedia artist. For the Yahoo article a group of models were mashed together (this still sounds creepy doesn’t it?) to create the form of a crashed car.

The ways they were positioned alone is impressive but the way the bodies are painted really adds a sense of realism  to the piece. The wheels and the part where the hood has been pushed up a bit are really amazing. I liked this work so much that I had to look the artist up and her work is really creative. It’s amazing how easily she is able to blend the person into the background so that they are almost invisible.

I also find that her work is very design oriented.It’s not like she’s just creating a lot of objects with the bodies, she’s also using design to incorporate them in her pieces.

This can be seen throughout her work, her work seems more design oriented to me which is good because lately I feel I haven’t been covering much design in this blog. I have to say that my favorite pieces are the mandalas that she does. I love how the bodies really become a part of the design. I’ve posted some of my favorites here but if you want to check out more you can go to her website here: http://emmahackartist.com/.

Check out the Yahoo article here: http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/unplugged/amazing-body-art-car-crashing-success-164205367.html