A Paradigm of Colors

A review of the fascinating world of art and its makers

Not your typical portrait

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While drinking a lone star, I told a friend that I’m being taught how to paint portraits. He said that portraits are overrated, and that it’s been done. It got me thinking. I do get bored of the traditional oil portrait. But what about portraits done with an entirely different medium and technique?

Japanese artist, Seikou Yamaoka creates beautiful portraits using an iPod Touch during his train commutes. View this portrait and more on the huffingtonpost


“#thankyousteve” is a portrait of Steve Jobs made up of tweets posted after his death on October 5th. The portrait is by Miguel Rios, a designer at Twitter.

by Miguel Rios. source: laughingsquid

Márton Jancsó is studying architectural landscape in Budapest, Hungary. He uses ink on paper for most of his techniques.

by Marton Jancso. source: belopotosky

by Marton Jancso. source: belopotosky

by Marton Jancso. source: behance

by Marton Jancso. source: behance

Ilaria Margutti embroidered this self portrait on fabric with gauze.

by Ilaria Margutti. source: belopotosky

Phil Hanson does huge portraits out of anything he can come up. Here is a self portrait made from drawings of his facebook friends’ profile pictures. It is still a work-in-progress. Check out a video of him doing a huge Van Gogh portrait.

by Phil Hanson. source: philinthecircle

This is a 40″x21″ portrait of Mother Teresa made out of dandelions.

by Phil Hanson. source: philinthecircle

30″x40″ MLK portrait made from his quote, “We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with its self, a society at peace with it’s conscience. That will be a day not of the white man, not of the black man, that will be the day of man as man.”

by Phil Hanson. source: philinthecircle

Written by jenniferloftis

October 19, 2011 at 7:56 pm

6 Responses

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  1. That just has so many possibilities…


    October 20, 2011 at 5:51 pm

  2. There were a few more amazingly unique ones that I wanted to post, but I ran out of time. It totally inspires me to think outside of the classical…


    October 20, 2011 at 7:13 pm

  3. brilliant stuff🙂

    Rosie Scribblah

    October 25, 2011 at 1:50 pm

  4. I look forward to your posts, and love your blog. Your eye is amazing. Thanks.


    November 8, 2011 at 8:08 am

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