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Amazing Illustrations Created by Juan Casini

Graphic Designer & Illustrator Juan Casini of Buenos Aires, Argentina creates fun and unique cartoon style illustrations. Each illustration he creates is vibrant in beautiful colors. The illustrations he created below are from an app/game project he worked on called, “Skymath.” What is Skymath? “Skymath is an educational app for the iPad developed by Circumventure Learning USA. A self-directed digital learning tool based on math game exercises while the kids travel across magical floating islands.”-description from juancasini.com
According to Juan Casini’s website the Skymath app will be available soon in the app store.
Images below from: Juan Casini “Skymath” project on BehanceJuan Casini Skymath

Juan Casini Skymath Illustrations

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Juan Casini Skymath game illustrations
To check out some more of his fantastic work check out his website: http://www.juancasini.com/

Artist of the Month October 2014

Lisa Goesling creates beautiful works of art on scratchboard. Lisa has a way of taking the scratchboard and creating art that appears very textured & intricate in design.  Scratchboards are boards covered in clay & india ink. She scratches away at the ink on the surface of the scratchboard with a scratchboard tool similar to an x-acto knife. I especially love the art pieces that she creates in color by incorporating other medium such as colored inks & paints. Some of her scratchboard art is in color and some is in black& white. She often depicts flowers, and plants as her subject in each artwork.
To see how Lisa Goesling creates her scratchboard art view the video below the pictures or watch on YouTube
To purchase or view more of her artwork check out her website: http://www.lisagoesling.com/

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Lisa Goesling Scratchboard Art

Lisa Goesling Scratchboard Art

Lisa Goesling Scratchboard Art
Lisa Goesling Scratchboard Art
Lisa Goesling Scratchboard Art

Comic Book Collage Art

Comic Book Collage Art By Mike Alcantara
Mike Alcantara is a collage artist that uses comics to make many creative collages. On Mike Alcantara’s deviantart.com profile says, “All work is made with comics only no paint or marker.” He is truly remarkable for taking the time to create these colorful collages are innovative and a pleasure to view the intricate details that go into each piece. It really makes you wonder how long does each collage take to make. Below are a few of Mike Alcantara Comic Collages

Some info above from: http://mikealcantara.deviantart.com/

Superman comic book collage by mike alcantara
Superman Comic Book Collage By Mike Alcantara
Wonder Woman Comic Book Collage By Mike Alcantara
Mike Alcantara comics collages
Silver Surfer Comic Book Collage By Mike Alcantara
Thanos-Avengers Comic Book Collage by Mike Alcantara
To View more of Mike Alcantaras’ collages & art work check out the links below:

Facebook-www.facebook.com/comiccollageart

Deviantart- http://mikealcantara.deviantart.com/

Innovative Crayon Art

Ever wonder what to do with those old crayons you don’t use anymore. Below are a few people who have found new, artistic and interesting ways to use crayons. Check out my top four picks for innovative crayon artists and how to create your own innovative crayon art.

My Top Four Picks for Innovative Crayon Artists

1. Photographs Composed of Crayons by Christian Faur
http://www.christianfaur.com/

Christian Faur Crayon Art

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Christian Faur
“Christian Faur’s crayon art exemplifies a unique and exciting new technique. Instead of utilizing traditional medium such as oil paint, pastels, or watercolors, Faur turns to a material from our childhood: the crayon. Faur works with this familiar object in a novel way. Using crayons like pixels, he arranges thousands upon thousands of colorful handmade crayons into beautiful and elaborate works of art that allude to aspects of Pointillism and digital photography.”-Info From http://www.christianfaur.com/


2. Herb Williams

Herb Williams

Herb Williams works with many different mediums and materials, Herb is one of the only individuals in the world with an account with Crayola. He creates original sculptures out of individual crayons that may require as many as hundreds of thousands. Mr. Williams artwork hold records with Ripley’s and Guinness . His sculptures have been placed in public arenas, such as children’s hospitals, corporate lobbies, museum walls, and the White House. -Info From http://www.herbwilliamsart.com/#/bio/4575695378

3. Pete Goldlust
Pete Goldlust Carved Crayons
Pete Goldlust is an artist from Arizona he carves into crayons to create unique, colorful sculptures. For more info go to: http://petegoldlust.com/statement.html

4. Don Marco
Don Marco Crayon Artist River Elk Artwork
“Don Marco was born in Northern Minnesota in the late 1920’s. His interest in art was evident even before starting school. As a young adult in the Army Air Corp, he began his life’s career in Air Traffic Control, which continued until his retirement from Honolulu International Airport in 1973.Much of his spare time was spent as a professional artist. Before retirement, Don started developing a technique to create fine art using Crayola Crayons. Shortly after retiring he published his first print. Living in Southern California,his work was in demand including commissions from Burt Reynolds and a one-man show at his Dinner Theater in Florida.”-Info From: http://www.themastercrayonartist.com/shop/aboutdon.aspx

How to Create Your Own Innovative Crayon Art
Below are a few videos I found on YouTube that contain ideas on what to do with old crayons to create your very own crayon art.

Here is a website that contains “What to do with Crayons: 35 Uses for Crayons:
http://handsonaswegrow.com/35-kid-activities-with-crayons/