Watercolor Fairy Tale Illustrations by Tatyana Kartasheva

Tatyana Kartasheva’s brilliantly shaded watercolor and pencil artwork is impressive, especially since these gorgeous pieces were created for her graduation project titled “Sweet Store of Madam Agnesa”. Each page was lovingly mapped out and amazingly executed. Such professional work at such an early point in her career is commendable. I’d be eagerly awaiting to see the full potential of this inspiring artist.

Watercolor Fairy Tale Illustration 5 by Tatyana Kartasheva

Watercolor Fairy Tale Illustration 5 by Tatyana Kartasheva


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Inspirational Artist Feature – Eibatova Karina

Eibatova Karina is an illustrator from Russia. Her work has a very Pink Floyd, psychedelic quality to it. Beautifully imaginative and gorgeously executed. Her pristine line-work shows an immense level of control, especially since her medium of choice is pencil and paper. Specifically, a couple of Eibatova Karina’s projects with lettering caught my eye.

B by Eibatova Karina - Part of the Life In The Alphabet series

B by Eibatova Karina – Part of the Life In The Alphabet series


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Drawings of Florence, Italy

My vacation in Florence was very special to me. Below are sketches and a recount of my memorable trip.

Florence Rooftop Garden Drawing by Nicole Barker

Florence Rooftop Garden Pencil and Paper Drawing by Nicole Barker

After a day of tasting gelato, moving about streets of Florence, and mingling in the shops, my fiance and I retreated to the hotel and walked up to the secluded garden on the rooftop. At midnight the city was almost dead quiet, and I felt inspired to sit and draw in my sketchbook the view I had towards the Piazza Ognissanti. It was beautiful. I sat there for hours drawing what I saw. Then the clock tower chimed, and I decided to head off to bed.
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Inspirational Artist Feature – Kurt Huggins and Zelda Devon

This amazing duo from Brooklyn, New York has done truly exceptional work together. The story-driven nature of each piece leaves you with the sense that you are entering an entire world created to leave you asking questions and wanting to know more of what has befallen these characters. The figures are full of emotion, and the atmosphere and color choice make the artwork dramatically resonant.

borrowed dreams by Kurt Huggins and Zelda Devon

borrowed dreams by Kurt Huggins and Zelda Devon


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