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Llew Mejia is a stylistic illustrator skilled in hand-drawn illustration, pattern/print, packaging, branding, and computer generated illustration … Llew currently resides in Minneapolis, where he is currently working as a textile designer/illustrator.”

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follow Llew on Instagram, Tumblr and check out his portfolio for more…

Llew Mejia | illustration

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  • 06.16.2014
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Reflected in You | 24” x 30” | oil on linen

"The central theme that unites all my paintings examines how seemingly separate and isolated life experiences actually disguise the extent of our individual and communal bonds. The ‘masks’ and the accompanying identities we all assume depending on the life role we must play, obstructs the conscious mind from acknowledging what truly unites us through the isolation and chaos: our shared encounters of pain, loss, desire, and longing for serenity and acceptance. The false facades we all manufacture to adapt and belong also renders most blind and lost in a world where the meaningless has somehow become meaningful and the idea of a shared honest self devoid of hidden agendas all too infrequent.

I focus on combining traditional oil painting techniques with surrealist symbolism to explore the presumably dystopian landscape of emotional and physical scars carried all too often amongst the female characters. However, the subject of my paintings refuse to fall into victimhood or self-loathing; instead, the women that often preoccupy my paintings figuratively and literally wear their wounds with resounding pride and empowerment. The mistakes of their pasts, the festering wounds of pain and loss, and the hauntingly icy stabs of betrayal, none of these spectres weigh them down or define their destinies.” — Alexandra Manukyan

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Phantom Limbs | 18” x 36” | oil on canvas

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Fatal Attractions | 30” x 30” | oil on linen

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Trapped Melody | 18” x 24” | oil on linen

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Impaired Affection | 20” x 30” | oil on linen

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Beautiful Disaster | 16” x 20” | oil on canvas

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A Man Apart  | 30” x 30” | oil on linen

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Chasing Shadows | 24” x 36” | oil on linen

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Queen of Sorrow | 24” x 36” | oil on canvas

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Animus | 24” x 18” | oil on canvas

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Undying Death | 18” x 24” | oil on canvas

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A Rebel Romance | 30” x 30” | oil on canvas

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In the Absence of All | 18” x 36” | oil on canvas

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Breathe Again | 24” x 24” | oil on canvas

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A Dead Refrain | 24” x 36” | oil on linen

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Silence of Solstace | 18” x 36” | oil on canvas

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For the Jar of Hearts | 24” x 30” | oil on canvas

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Come Sail Away | 12” x 24” | oil on canvas

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visit Alexandra Manukyan’s site to see her process and more…

Alexandra Manukyan | fine art

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  • 06.02.2014
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"My inspiration comes from my surroundings - textures, colors, emotions, thoughts and feeling all strike a match in my heart. My creations are my response to that…they are my innermost, purest, most sincerest reaction. In everything I make, there is a piece of me - in every brush stroke, splatter, arrangement and pen line. I never cease to question and challenge myself, inspiration makes my heart beat and lucky for me, it is abundant in my life. Every intricate cut brings me peace and every finished skull piece brings me immense satisfaction." — Myranda Escamilla

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Blackened Butterfly

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Genuine deer skull, fully painted and embellished with crystals and faux butterflies

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Until After Dinner

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Whitetail Deer Skull Collage

Tiny cupcakes, chocolate truffles, cream pies, pastries and lush roses wrapped round a whitetail deer skull. Antlers painted chocolate brown - almost good enough to eat.

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Chinoserie & Flora Coyote Skull

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Fully decoupaged genuine Coyote Skull in Chinoserie and Floral Print

paper, glue, swarovski crystals

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Teeny Tiny Botanical Muskrat Skull

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Fully collaged muskrat skull

This cutie measures only two and a half inches! He’s covered in rose buds, leaves, pink flowers and butterfly wings. Two dainty antique-red swarovski crystals rest on back of the skull and teeth are painted in classic gold.

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Mariposa // Whitetail Deer Skull Sculpture

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Fully collaged whitetail deer skull

Genuine whitetail deer skull covered in an array of colorful butterflies and butterfly wings. antlers are painted matte black and swarovski crystals are hidden throughout the skull.

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Botanica Genuine Deer Skull Sculpture

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Fully collaged genuine whitetail deer skull

Skull, Paper, Glue, Crystals, Gold Leaf

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visit Myranda Escamilla’s site for more…

Myranda Escamilla | sculpture

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  • 05.20.2014
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"For British illustrator and print designer Abbey Watkins, drawing has always been the primary form of expression. Her work is grounded in realism created in graphite, but pulls on the strings of surrealism with it’s mix of human, animal and spiritual worlds. From her studies in Textile Design for Fashion, where she achieved first class honours in 2011, Abbey developed her work from functional illustrations to a more uncertain and personal place, often drawing on mythology and archetypal themes. The fight between the conscious and the subconscious is boiling beneath the surface of her most recent work. Where her print designs are concerned, a language between the pencil and the digital world has been developed to create both simple and elaborate pieces.”

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Mythological Portrait Series

"An on-going personal series of portraits inspired by pieces of mythology that strike something with me."

In Death, We Live

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"There are piece of symbology concerning life and death scattered across this drawing. The knives in the collarbones were inspired by Chibs of Sons of Anarchy."

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Achiyalabopa

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"Achiyalabopa is a bird of Native American legend. It is said to be rainbow coloured and have feathers like knives. In some instances it is linked with the creation of the world."

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Skull Warp Prints

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more from Skull Warp Prints…

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Heads

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Confuse the Spirit

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"The illustrations were inspired by the myths and legends of  Native American culture; confusing the bad spirits by not being able to pin point the body to infiltrate the mind. I was also inspired by their use of peyote and transcendent spiritual visions. "

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visit Abbey Watkins’ site and follow her tumblr for more…

Abbey Watkins | illustration

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Diamond Double – 2013 
Ink on illustration Board

Peter Ricq is a prolific creative. Besides his work as a Visual Artist, he is also a Television Show Producer, Writer and Art Director, Designer, Film Director, and Music Composer and Performer.”

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D&M — 2013
Ink on illustration board

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Homme en Question — 2014
Ink on illustration Board

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Petes — 2014
Ink on illustration Board

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Don’t — 2013
Ink on illustration Board (Made of approximately 180,000 dots)

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Wake — 2013
Ink on illustration Board (Made of approximately 90,000 dots)

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Up — 2013
Ink on illustration Board (Made of approximately 150,000 dots)

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Gang Signs — 2014
Ink on illustration Board

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Eyes — 2014
Ink on illustration Board

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Cone — 2014
Ink on illustration Board

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Mort & Dead — 2014
Ink on illustration Board

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visit Peter Ricq’s website to see his wide range of work

Peter Ricq | drawing

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  • 03.05.2014
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Above: Crâne d’oeuf

Alain Bellino was born in Nice in 1955. In the 80’s, he discovered the world of metal and ornamentation in his father’s workshop where he learnt gold and silver plating and bronze restoration.

After many years of practice and technical research dedicated to rehabilitating and re-composing objects, he engaged in an artistic way around 2010. The ornament that is torn from its original support then becomes the very structure of his sculptures.

Bronze ornamentations assembled by extremely precise welding are the base material. Weighted with the nobility of the material joined to their own history, they support a fragmented memory and they bring to the sculptor a precious help as well as a constraint.

Alain Bellino gets special inspiration from the Renaissance period. Vanitas are one of his favourite themes, typical of classical sceneries. In his work of re-directing and re-assembling, which is both iconoclast and highly rigorous from a formal point of view, at the crossroads between past and future, Alain Bellino sublimates and rehabilitates the ornamentation.”

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L’âge d’or

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L’âge de bronze

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Vie de château

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Monsancto

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Voyage

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visit Alain Bellino’s site and Behance page for more including process photos

Alain Bellino | sculpture

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  • 02.26.2014
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