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Illustrated products, Illustrator, Sculpture

Illustrative and Intricately Crafted Relief Sculptures by Martin Tomsky

Martin Tomsky

Mar­tin Tom­sky is a London-based illus­tra­tor who cre­ates bril­liant relief sculp­tures with lay­ers of laser cut stained ply­wood. They range in size from small acces­sories to larger, more intri­cate art­works. Mar­tin hand-assembles each piece and sells them in his Etsy shop, Tom­sky Store.

The amount of detail in these 3D illus­tra­tions is remark­able. The fish, for instance, includes more than a sim­ple skele­ton. It fea­tures fan­ci­ful flour­ishes with tiny crea­tures that are hid­den amongst them. Take a close look and you’ll see all of Martin’s clever addi­tions. It’s not what’d you expect from wood.

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Ceramics

Two Cat Heads are Better Than One!

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A double-headed cat is apt con­sid­er­ing that these ceram­ics are the hand­i­work of not one, but two peo­ple! The Brighton-based Etsy shop called I like CATS col­lab­o­rated with the Bristol-based sculp­tor Lit­tle Birdy to pro­duce these adorable crea­tures. Lit­tle Birdy first crafted the cat, and then the feline-loving store hand-painted the details.

Many of these whim­si­cal cre­ations are sold out, but there are still a cou­ple avail­able! (Here and here.) Make sure you snatch one for yourself.

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Miscellany

Sonia Poli’s Exquisite “Vegetal Gradiant” Paper Sculpture

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This exquis­ite piece by illus­tra­tor Sonia Poli is called Veg­e­tal Gra­di­ant. It’s made from paper and mounted in an embroi­dery frame. Sonia writes:

While fol­low­ing my path through the paper col­lage world and I sim­ply came up with this. Tired of frames, I wanted my col­lage to act more like a sculp­ture. After play­ing around with fish for my pre­vi­ous exhi­bi­tion, I used the same tech­nique (gra­di­ent from navy blue to a lighter/brighter color) for another favorite thing of mine, leaves.

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Illustrator, Sculpture

Beautifully Grotesque Sculptural Illustrations by Sophie Page

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Sophie Geneva Page sculpts her illus­tra­tions and then pho­tographs them into 2D scenes that have an unde­ni­able 3D appeal. She’s inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites and Catholic reli­gious imagery (among other things), and she’s also inter­ested in arts and crafts, dolls, fairy tales, plants, bugs, and more. Can’t you see these influ­ences in her work?

I love that Sophie’s illus­tra­tions are simul­ta­ne­ously beau­ti­ful and grotesque. I admire her abil­ity to sculpt and the incred­i­ble scenes that she builds for each of her piece. And some­times, her char­ac­ters aren’t por­trayed in their best light. They drool and have messy hair… but with the rosiest cheeks.

Sophie is a RISD grad­u­ate, and I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing more of her work!

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Sculpture, Textiles

Felted Fungi on Real Wood… For Your Home!

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This past Novem­ber, I was brows­ing one of my favorite Bal­ti­more shops, Trohv. There, I came across the local Close Call Stu­dio. It’s run by Amanda Adams who hand­crafts dec­o­ra­tive mush­rooms from recy­cled vegan felt. They’re mounted on wood and per­fect for dis­play­ing on your shelf, cof­fee table, etc..

I love the jux­ta­po­si­tion between craft and real tim­ber. It can be hard to com­bine the two and make it not look cheesy, but Amanda picked the the right color and mate­ri­als for the job.

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Sculpture

Colorful Folk Animals Feature Beautiful, Intricate Details

Nestor Melchor

Nestor Mel­chor

I love how col­or­ful these Oxa­can wood carv­ings are! They’re avail­able through the San­dia Fine Mex­i­can Art web­site and fea­ture a cast of lively crea­tures with intri­cate pat­terns. Dif­fer­ent skilled artists paint bears, giraffes, dogs, and more. Some­times, they’re totally wacky and ride bicy­cles and carts.

Take some time and look at all of these crit­ters. You won’t be dis­ap­pointed. (You can pur­chase them, too.)

Ivan Fuentes

Ivan Fuentes

Martin Melchor

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Luis Pablo

Luis Pablo

Lauro Ramirez

Lauro Ramirez

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Nicolas Morales

Nico­las Morales

Gil Santiago

Gil San­ti­ago

David Hernandez

David Her­nan­dez

Susano Morales

Susano Morales

Luis Pablo

Luis Pablo

Angelico & Isaias Jimenez

Angelico & Isa­ias Jimenez

Objects, Sculpture

Sabine Timm Masterfully Personifies Inantimate Objects

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Sabine Timm is the mas­ter of per­son­i­fy­ing the inan­i­mate object. I’ve fol­lowed her work for years (she’s one of the first peo­ple I fol­lowed on Flickr), and she has never ceased to amaze me with her delight­ful scenes and arrange­ments. Funny faces, nat­ural dis­as­ters, her own draw­ings are mixed in and cre­ate fan­tas­tic vignettes.

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Sculpture

Elsa Mora’s Incredible Cut Paper “Garden of Books”

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Ya’ll, I am so impressed with this cut paper sculp­ture by artist Elsa Mora; the details within it are incred­i­ble! Using just acid-free paper and glue, she cre­ates depth and tex­ture through well-placed cuts and minus­cule, hand-punched holes. Close-up shots reveal won­der­ful things like the tini­est dec­o­rated books on a shelf. Get lost in this piece titled Gar­den of Books.

You might be famil­iar with Mora via her excel­lent blog, Art is a Way. If you don’t read it, I highly rec­om­mend that you start. It’s one of my go-to blogs, and it fea­tures ceram­ics, artists, crafts, and more.

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