Art Kaleidoscope

Between art and craft

Soo Kim pencil drawings

Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany's. Colored pencils, pen and marker. Soo Kim pencil drawings

Iconic image of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Colored pencils, pen and marker. Soo Kim pencil drawings

Soo Kim pencil drawings
Los Angeles, California based Graphic artist and web designer Soo Kim prefers old ways of creating art – drawing with a pencil and pen, instead of using Photoshop. The talented young illustrator has created a gallery of wonderful pencil portraits of iconic faces of the last century – Audrey Hepburn (series of portraits), Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Jean Shrimpton, Twiggy, and Brigitte Bardot. In addition, her gallery includes characters of our favorite films, such as The Great Gatsby and Game of Thrones (celebrities and movies series). In her work, Korean artist Soo Kim uses graphite, colored pencils, pastels, Conte and charcoal. Among her favorite artists – Pablo Picasso, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent Van Gogh and her compatriot Lee Chul Soo – woodcut artist depicting humble life in rural Korea.
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Jane Perkins junk art

Girl with a Pearl Earring, Jan Vermeer

Girl with a Pearl Earring, Jan Vermeer. Jane Perkins junk art

Jane Perkins junk art
This artist does not mind if you call it junk art: Jane Perkins creates amazing portraits of the things that are on dumps and flea markets. 55-year-old British artist skillfully recreates famous and legendary faces from buttons, pieces of cheap jewelry, shells, old toys, curtain hooks, and more. The idea of making portraits of buttons and found materials came into her head ten years ago, when she started recreating “Portrait with Green Stripe” – a famous Matisse portrait of his wife, which she had always liked. The creative artist not only finds things at the flea markets and the trashcans – something is brought by her friends, neighbors and acquaintances. Sometimes she finds packages with things on her doorstep, and then she is happy to examine them all. Two local charities also collect material for her future work, and Jane then donates them part of the earned money.
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Victoria Chernysheva miniature toys

Victoria Chernysheva miniature toys

Sphinx. Sculpted by hand, without the use of mold, painted with acrylic paints. Victoria Chernysheva miniature toys

Victoria Chernysheva miniature toys
Russian mixed media artist Victoria Chernysheva has created a wonderful gallery of life-like realistic toys of dogs, teddy bears, cats, ferrets, mice and birds. Traditionally, the artist works in a variety of techniques. These cute miniature toys are not more than 3 cm tall!
Born 3 October, 1977 in Rostov-on-Don, Victoria is currently living here with her husband and their two wonderful children. Before she started making teddy bears and dolls, Victoria tried her hand in different directions of applied art, but miniature has conquered her completely. According to the artist, the world of miniature captivates. Noteworhy, she creates her detailed miniature works manually, and very carefully, so every work is unique.
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Kaliningrad Amber painting

Kaliningrad Amber painting Kiss, inspired by Gustav Klimt

Kiss, inspired by Gustav Klimt. Kaliningrad Amber painting

Kaliningrad Amber painting
These paintings are made by hand from amber. Every stone of amber is a frozen ray of sunshine kept for 40 million years. So, the picture from the amber is not only a unique work of art, but also a part of the sun’s heat, zipped through millions of years. Landscapes, portraits, icons, images of fauna and flora made of amber radiate a positive energy and have a positive effect on a person. Love for amber painting is due to the very nature of the origin of the material. The magic of the stone in the hands of artists becomes a work of art. It is the secret that fascinates, and turns painting into something more.
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Russian Doll master Olga Yegupets

Kiss, inspired by Klimt. 2006. Art by Russian Doll master Olga Yegupets

Kiss, inspired by Klimt. 2006. Art by Russian Doll master Olga Yegupets

Doll master Olga Yegupets

Talented doll master Olga Yegupets – member of Union of artists of Russia (2007). She was born Olga Sergeyeva, into a family of artists, in Kazakhstan. But grew up and studied in the northern town of Russia – Nadym. In 1994, Olga entered Abramtsevo Industrial Arts College where she studied artistic ceramics to become an artist-master of arts and crafts. After graduating from the College with honors in 2000, she entered Moscow Pedagogical University, faculty of Art graphics. And she graduated from it with a degree in Applied and folk art. Creativity of Olga Yegupets became very popular among collectors and lovers of art dolls, both in Russia and abroad. When making her cute dolls, Olga uses a variety of materials, including plastics, Paper clay, and others. Besides, all dolls are made by hand, without the use of pre-printed forms. And, of course, each work is made in one piece.
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Marble Cave landscape painted by nature

Marble Cave landscapes painted by nature

Lago General Carrera. Beautiful Marble Cave landscape painted by nature

Marble Cave landscape painted by nature
On the border of Argentina and Chile, near the Chilean city of Chile Chico, is one of the deepest lakes in the world – Lago General Carrera (Chilean name) or Lago Buenos Aires (Argentine name). Both names are recognized worldwide and are official. Area of the glacial lake located in the Patagonian Andes arms, is 1,850 square kilometers and a maximum depth – 586 m. The pond became famous throughout the world for a unique Marble Cathedral (or Las Cavernas de Marmol), a maze of beautiful geological formations – Marble Cave. They are located on a limestone peninsula near the center of Lake General Carrera, on the Chilean side of it.
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Sue Hsu photo art

Spring melody. Sue Hsu photo art

Spring melody. Sue Hsu photo art

Sue Hsu photo art
Taipei, Taiwan based photographer Sue Hsu has always been passionate about photography. “I am so glad to be living in Taiwan, to be surrounded by such wonderful sceneries and exotic creatures, and to be able to share their beauty with the world”. The gallery of a talented photographer includes several albums, among which – Sets True Love, Cherry Blossoms & Bird, Taiwan Blue Magpie, Lotus Pond, Beautiful Taiwan, Macro. Colorful flowers, tall trees, singing birds and the warm sun – these things are essential parts of one of the most beautiful seasons of spring. Sue Hsu can capture this perfect mood in her beautiful and colorful photos of birds. The amateur photographer Sue Hsu is a dance instructor, while photography is her hobby and passion.
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