Archived Articles from Art
Expect new twists on old traditions as new tools and unique techniques allow artists to draw, paint and illustrate in radically different ways. From coffee-cup pen artists to people who paint whole rooms with colored markers, here are some seriously innovative creatives. The digital age has put on dramatic new spin on the the world of art, from three-dimensional realism to fresh forms of abstraction. Here you will find some of the most creative and innovative forms of computer-generated expression and futuristic artistic representation.
NeoLucida: Optical Drawing Tool Lets You Trace Real Life
An update on a 19th century optical drawing tool lets artists trace the real world around them. The NeoLucida will soon be available for just $40.
Small Worlds: Strange & Shocking Miniature City Scenes
There is no unifying theme to these surreal depictions of urban architecture and landscapes, save perhaps their imaginative improbability and singular creator.
Sideways Street Art: Muralist Makes Figures Walk on Walls
These layered creations are surprisingly realistic, even in black and white, thanks in part to their scale and reinforced by their shadows and context.
GIF-fiti: Trippy Animated Street Art Photos by INSA
This graffiti isn't made to be seen in person - artist INSA paints and repaints each mural to create animated GIFs that can only be viewed on computers.
Vertical Horizon: Urban Photographs Turn City Upside Down
Hong Kong is a much-photographed city, but these shots present a rarely-seen perspective by documentarians or pedestrians ... unless they look straight up.
Different Strokes: Strange Paintbrushes Promote Creativity
When something evolves to have such a long history as the art of painting, it falls on out-of-the-box thinkers to question the most basic elements of creation: tools.
Constellation Portraits: Thread Wrapped Around Nails
Artist Kumi Yamashita winds a single black sewing thread around a grid of galvanized nails on a wooden board to create intricately detailed portraits.
No Canvas Too Small for Intricate Masterpieces by Hasan Kale
Artist Hasan Kale paints incredibly intricate scenes from his native Istanbul onto delicate butterfly wings, narrow cactus spines and tiny grape seeds.
Fill in the Blanks: Illustrated Sky Spaces Between Buildings
Street art uses roads, sidewalks, walls and infrastructure as canvasses, but one of the brightest and blankest slates of all may be the spaces in between.
The Wilds of Panama City: New Street Art Animals by ROA
Street artist ROA brings bold black-and-white animals measuring three stories in height to the gritty streets of Panama City in a new series of work.