Drip Drop Concept Painting

After a few days of pouring rain, I came home and painted this. The “colored pencil” style of the water drop was achieved with a pin-point size brush, which is contrasted by the large blended strokes of the background.

Drip Drop concept painting by Nicole Barker

Drip Drop concept painting by Nicole Barker


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Knot Concept Painting

I had this design in my head for awhile, and wasn’t able to sit and draw anything else until I put it on paper and finished it.
If you love some of the other color combinations I did below, let me know.

Knot - Purple & Green by Nicole Barker

Knot – Purple & Green by Nicole Barker


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Abstract Painting “Eye Can See”

In this painting I was playing with the relationships of different human features, abstracted to convey their similarities.

“Eye Can See” – Abstract digital painting by Nicole Barker

“Eye Can See” – Abstract digital painting by Nicole Barker


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Icon Artist Alex Kadasarva

Alex Kadasarva’s amazingly textured icon designs have a flair all their own. The interesting color choices, lighting, and compositions make each project very unique, bringing icon design to a whole new inspiring level. Each piece is highly detailed yet works incredibly well at a small scale. Most were created for use on websites, and they shine as the hero on the page, making the entire content compelling to behold.

Icons by Alex Kadasarva

Icons by Alex Kadasarva – Dreamcloset collection


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Typography At Its Finest

Artist Ji Lee created a series of graphical type pieces and an animated video titled “Word as image”. Conceptual realizations of common words, popular people, places, objects, actions and ideas like “exit”, “Spiderman”, and “parellel”. Some graphical associations I found immediately visible. Others were more subtle, a visual puzzle if you will, but each piece is brilliantly and pointedly designed. The use of negative space in the execution is commendable.

Look close. These simple symbols are more than meets the eye.

Horizon by Ji Lee

Horizon by Ji Lee


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