Seed Heads and Flowers. Made for Gaynor Wakeley. Made a feature of a large blank wall of a modern extension on a traditional building. The idea was for something to break up the dull looking wall, then after some research Gaynor came up with the idea of basing the wall sculpture around semiabstract drawings of English seedheads based on artwork from her collection. In the end Gaynor came to my studio and did some of the full sized drawings herself. Alan Ross, Herefordshire; artinsteel.co.uk
Magazine - The Ghostly Illustrations of Januz Miralles
Januz Miralles is an illustrator based in Laguna, Philippines. His eerie, ethereal images combine traditional painting techniques with digital photo manipulation, creating a surreal landscape where human figures are woven into a shifting fog of textures and brush strokes. Although little is known of the artist or his artistic approach, Miralles' work is nonetheless viscerally haunting and mystical.
Jane Radstrom first studied drawing and painting at Watts Atelier California. The methods practiced in atelier schools are based on meticulous renaissance traditions of masterful realism. She then attended Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL, earning a BFA in Illustration. Illustration is all about bringing ideas to life – it is art created to clearly convey specific meaning. Now, she create works which she considers to be contemporary realism out of my studio in Austin, TX…
Traditional artists Wawiriya Burton (left) and Ruby Williamson. Artworks from South Australia's Tjala Arts range from traditional styles done in modern colours to more contemporary experimentations. Photo: Tjala Arts
Traditional photographers have long been able to create two exposures on a single piece of film. This technique is now also easily achieved digitally - overlaying images using a ‘multiply’ or transparency filter, for example. This example shows how the integration of two different scenes can help to strengthen the ideas communicated within an artwork.