1. Me as Jane Crocker at SacAnime
2. Me as Human!Vriska at SacAnime
3. Me and my sister after we got our hair done
4. Me after I dyed my hair and had my eyebrows done
5. Me at my dad’s golf tournament
6. Me late at night with my Jane glasses on
Nimasprout is the world of Nicole Gustafsson. She specializes in traditional media paintings featuring everything from woodland characters and environments, to tribute works of her favorite pop culture icons. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and works as a full time illustrator with her husband and pet kids. Nicole’s artwork is available at select galleries around the country and her online Etsy shop.
I enjoy Asian art. I particularly love minimalist scroll and screen painting from the Edo period in Japan. I am also a fan of neuroscience. Therefore, it was a fine day when two of my passions came together upon the realization that the elegant forms of neurons (the cells that comprise your brain) can be painted expressively in the Asian sumi-e style. Neurons may be tiny in scale, but they posess the same beauty seen in traditional forms of the medium (trees, flowers, and animals).
A duo of Ukrainian artists consisting of Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev creates tiny whimsical porcelain creatures that they paint with a wildly imaginative and creative array of painstakingly detailed and brilliantly colorful designs.
Given the tiny size of these creatures (most measure anywhere from 4 to 40cm), it was all the more surprising that Stasenko and Leontyev weren’t actually trained to work with ceramics. One is a graphic artist and the other is a painting teacher. They chose to work with ceramics simply because of economic reasons and because of the relative ease with which the material can be worked. In fact, they are downright humble about their work, stating that it is nothing remarkable, as they aren’t even trained ceramicists. H/T Bored Panda