We’ve seen art created from a wide variety of media, but nothing quite like this. As a matter of fact, if you had to guess how these were created just by looking at them, you’d probably have a hard time figuring it out. Relying on little more than brown packing tape, an Xacto and the…

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We’ve all enjoyed colored pencils at one time or another, but few pull off the depth and richness when utilizing these basic tools as Ontario-based illustrator/tattoo artist Andrew Wilson. Wilson’s creations are not simply sketches, but carefully crafted works of art that would make a digital illustrator envious. We love that Wilson creates these pieces…

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London-based mixed media artist Nick Gentry, like many other creative individuals, creates artwork partly as a means to disseminate some sort of commentary. Gentry’s work is not only visually stunning, but also touches on the evolution of “consumerism, technology, identity and cyberculture in society, with a distinctive focus on obsolete media.” Gentry recycles such outdated…

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French painter Françoise Nielly employs a really bold and vivid style that we are really drawn to. Not only does she have an excellent sense of color, but the composition of her work is also notable. The nuance and detail she achieves with her knife is almost like sculpture. Via francoise-nielly.com [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hT_l3XyKo8&w=640&h=360]

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Russian illustrator/designer/art director Eiko Ojala creates beautiful work with paper. The layering technique Ojala employes in his collages feels really fresh and unique. The nuance he achieves in small details, particularly in his portrait work, is really something. His keen sense of color rounds out this excellent body of work. Via ploom.tv

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Texas-based artist Matthew Cusick creates these incredible collages using cutout maps. The level of nuance in these intricate designs is really something to behold… they almost look like paintings or drawings from afar. Cusick explains what drew him to maps as a medium: “Maps have all the properties of a brushstroke: nuance, density, line, movement,…

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