Olivia Knapp’s illustration style is directly influenced by European engravings of the 16th and 17th centuries but Olivia keenly infuses contemporary eye candy into the detailed works. See more below!
This work explores erosion and the disruption of form. Focusing on biological erosion, I wanted to convey the idea of a host being attacked and eaten away by a parasitic virus, highlighting the creeping spread of the infection as it corrupts the body. I have produced a series of angular porcelain forms, sandblasted to wear the surface and reveal inner strata. This aggressive process, contrarily, creates a delicate vulnerability in the shape. The translucency of the porcelain and the interruption of the surface make it possible to glimpse through to layers beneath, creating a tension between the seen and the obscured.
What the fUcK what kind of angel goddess teas
my favourite collaboration so far
Full set here
these are fucking paintings
I saw the caption and I died
Flowers in Progress: Scientific Illustrator, Noel Badges Pugh
Scientific illustrator and artist Noel Badges Pugh has an incredible knack for drawing flora and fauna. He recently illustrated an entire field guide about bees and keeps a regular Tumblr, Art in Progress & Completion, where he posts these tantalizing drawings of buds and blooms. Maybe it’s because this is the coldest winter in 30 years, but I’m spending the rest of my day looking at these