I’m so Jelly!

Hey everyone! I found some amazing photos of jellyfish (hence the title 😉 ) that I thought were really beautiful and I wanted to share them with you! The man who photographed these is Aaron Ansarov and he did an amazing job with these in my opinion. What I really liked about these was not only the vivid colors but also the focus on the details that we normally don’t see. I love watching shows that explore nature and highlight the beauty of the creatures among us so this was right up my ally. Although these photos are really nice to look at I also found them very inspirational in a way. One thing I really liked about these are the natural patterns and shapes that occur in these photos. At times they look like some kind of abstract art rather than a jellyfish. These also kind of reminded me of ink blots since the shapes are so unique and seemingly random at times. I could easily see these recreated with watercolors or even pen and ink! If you go to the website, which I will link below, they are have some images that move and a video which are also really cool as well. Below are some of my favorites and the rest you can find at the link below. I was really inspired by these and I’d like to try create something showing that in the future so who knows! ;D

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See more here: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/features/2014/08/140821-portuguese-man-of-war-animal-ocean-science-pictures/

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Oh my oil…

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Tsitoghdyzan with his painting “Mirror”

Hey everyone! I recently found a really amazing painter that I wanted to write about and share with you guys. When it comes to painting I have gained a new found appreciation for painters so this guy kind of blew my mind. I had a painting class this past semester and it took me the majority of the semester to get my one Georgia O’Keeffe painting done.It was definitely a struggle for me but I’ll talk about that in another post. What I’m getting at is that painting can be really hard, especially if you are trying to paint something realistically. It really has made me realize and appreciate how hard they work to create these amazing paintings.

The paintings Tigran Tsitoghdzyan create look more like photographs rather than paintings. When I first saw them I thought ‘Wow, those photos are beautiful’. Imagine my shock when I found out they were paintings. My favorite by far is “Mirror”, something about it really appeals to me. Maybe its the soft expression of the face or the hair but something keeps me coming back to this one. The details and texture within this painting is amazing, its just so well done. I thought these were so beautiful and I wanted to share them! I hope you guys enjoyed this post, I’ll include a link to more pictures down below!

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Last Supper

Tsitoghdzyan’s Saatchi page: http://www.saatchionline.com/profile/204141