Maps are an interesting motif of a journey,however I think they add too much business in a lot of pieces,and so detail has to be cut out of the subject,such as tone and shadowing in this piece shown. It represents a physical journey throughout a place, and provides a detailed canvas,however I do not think I would carry this idea forward to a final piece.

New maps illustrations by Ed Fairburn

Incredible New Portraits Carved from Old Military Maps - Stafford Lane by Ed Fairburn via My Modern Metropolis

I want to try out taking two pics in the same place and photoshop them to fit into each other like this

Images That Will Blow Your Mind

Illusion: I like the idea of distorting the face to create more emotion. Her hands unsuccessfully covering her face offers more meaning than the photo would hold without them.

This is one of my favourite illustration pieces that I came across in the theme of water. I especially love the soft elements that combine to create a very dramatic and interesting image. I feel that the level of water filling the drawing up cuts this image up slightly so that it is not too plain. I also am very fond of the composition that has been used in this design as it is all very much tied in together and nothing seems to be out of place, for example, the whale seems to merge in well.

drawing art hair girl cute depressed depression sad eyes inspiration alone dream broken green blue crying watercolor imagination nice whale cry tears watercolour tear depressive

this picture is surreal because it is showing a teen loosing pieces from his face. This shows that he is either dying or falling apart. I choose this picture because it is the most satisfying and surreal one i could find. - Jorge Figueroa Block D.

18-Year-Old Creates Surreal Artworks to Express Emotions

Global warming is the biggest threat to our world today. Species are endangered and habitats are destroyed because of the huge carbon output of human industries and activities each year.

Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

Illustrations by US based arist Wenqing Yan. Wenqing is a Practice of Art major at UC Berkeley with a focus on environmentalism and cyber activism. She specializes in digital art but also enjoy traditional watercolor, sculpting, and origami.

Zander Olsen Tree, Line ‘This is an ongoing series of constructed photographs rooted in the forest. These works, carried out in Surrey, Hampshire and Wales,involve site specific interventions in the landscape, ‘wrapping’ trees with white material to construct a visual relationship between tree, not-tree and the line of horizon according to the camera’s viewpoint.’

Tree, Line by Zander Olsen Zander Olsen’s project is a series of landscape interventions, called “Line Tree.” Olsen plays around with the relationship between trees and the sky.

Lego to fill the cracks, making art out of something that you wouldn't really expect.

LEGOs on the Loose: Don't Walk the Streets Barefoot!

Dispatchwork: a movement initiated by 27 year-old German artist Jan Vormann, who started patching old walls with Lego bricks

Complex Structures - Patrick Hickley  Hand printed cyanotypes on watercolour paper, with thread hand stitched over top.

Art idea stitch stereotypes over photos? Complex Structures - Patrick Hickley Hand printed cyanotypes on watercolour paper, with thread hand stitched over top.

'cosmetic surgery' series - alma haser [link to alma haser's website]

Alma Haser prints out portraits of people, folds them into a complex origami shape, places the shape back on top of the face, and re-photographs it in her "Cosmetic Surgery" series. Uncanny valley much?

by Steve Bearman & Marielle Amrhein (Originally published as Girls, Women, and Internalized Sexism: chapter 8 of the book Internalized Oppression: The Psychology of Marginalized Groups, edited by E.J.R. David. If you like this chapter, please check out the book!) Introduction Notice how it comes up when I start writing this chapter. I am a …

by artist henrietta harris Emphasis by contrast-we know what a normal face looks like. All is well until the face shifts to the right creating a focal point. The first thing you would say you noticed about this painting is that the face is off centered.