Luca Qiu’s Graphical, Colourful Birds

Although Luca Qui’s parents are Chinese, he was born in Rome, Italy and considers himself an Italian boy at heart.

Luca was always attracted to the visual arts and has been drawing since he was a little boy. After high school he attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, but unfortunately it was not what he expected and he left after two years.

However, during those years he worked for the first time with a computer which fascinated him so decided to attend a graphic designer’s academy.

After Luca graduated in 2012, he got plenty of work experience but wanted more. As his passion had always been illustration in January this year, he decided to throw himself into this world, finding more time for himself and what he loves doing.

This series of birds is one of his personal illustration projects.

Luca Qiu's Graphical, Colourful Birds

Luca Qiu's Graphical, Colourful Birds

Luca Qiu's Graphical, Colourful Birds

Luca Qiu's Graphical, Colourful Birds

Luca Qiu's Graphical, Colourful Birds

Luca Qiu's Graphical, Colourful Birds

Luca Qiu's Graphical, Colourful Birds

Luca Qiu's Graphical, Colourful Birds

Luca Qiu's Graphical, Colourful Birds

Deb Kirkeeide’s Expressive Paintings Of Birds

Deb Kirkeeide has had a love of art since childhood which led her to pursue a career in the world of commercial art with experience in the giftware, display, print and video industries.

Deb is mostly self taught, but in 2005 a class in Impressionist oil painting led her to a plein air workshop with Minnesota artist Reid Galey.

The trip turned out to be her artistic and personal epiphany and after a week of total immersion into art she came away with an awakened sense of passion for painting and nature and she has been committed to her painting ever since.

Deb currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and aims to paint every day. You can see her latest paintings over on her blog, some of which are available to buy.

Deb Kirkeeide's Expressive Paintings Of Birds

Deb Kirkeeide's Expressive Paintings Of Birds

Deb Kirkeeide's Expressive Paintings Of Birds

Deb Kirkeeide's Expressive Paintings Of Birds

Deb Kirkeeide's Expressive Paintings Of Birds

Deb Kirkeeide's Expressive Paintings Of Birds

Deb Kirkeeide's Expressive Paintings Of Birds

Deb Kirkeeide's Expressive Paintings Of Birds

Deb Kirkeeide's Expressive Paintings Of Birds

Paul Calderwood’s Digital Collages Of Birds

Paul Calderwood who is based in Edinburgh created these gorgeous collages using public domain images from bird and natural history books from the late 1800s and early 1900s. He cut them up digitally and composited using Photoshop.

Paul is fascinated by birds and spends a lot of time taking photographs of them in and around Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife. He is a member of the RSPB and regularly visits reserves and does what he can to contribute towards conservation.

As he’s learnt more about birds he was amazed to find out about the lengths some birds will go to to furnish their nests with coloured objects and for this series entitled Treasured thought it would be fun to mix colourful elements and species to create a fictional world of birds and ‘treasured’ objects that they might use for decoration. Each bird is depicted with an embellished perch and a hoard of interesting artefacts such as jewels, flowers, seashells and polished stones.

You can see more of Paul’s work here and check out his lovely photographs on Flickr.

Paul Calderwood's Digital Collages Of Birds

Paul Calderwood's Digital Collages Of Birds

Paul Calderwood's Digital Collages Of Birds

Paul Calderwood's Digital Collages Of Birds

Paul Calderwood's Digital Collages Of Birds

Kristiaan der Nederlanden’s Love Of Birds Illustration Project

Kristiaan der Nederlanden is a Dutch illustrator, living in Amsterdam. He graduated in Media and Communication Studies from the University of Amsterdam and has been working since 2002 as a freelance illustrator.

Some of his clients include Vodafone, IBM and Fiat. This set of three bird illustrations was a personal project dedicated to his love of birds.

Kristiaan der Nederlanden's Love Of Birds Illustration Project

Kristiaan der Nederlanden's Love Of Birds Illustration Project

Kristiaan der Nederlanden's Love Of Birds Illustration Project

Hilary Pfeifer’s Art Installation For The Recycled Rain Project

Portland based Hilary Pfeifer made this art installation called Save Our Souls for The Recycled Rain Project, an annual art show that aims to raise awareness of water issues.

Hilary has previously used the motif of a walking stick in her work so when she was asked to take part in the project she immediately thought of rain sticks and leaned that the Aztecs used them as a ceremonial tool for bringing rain to their crops.

She also incorporated nine songbirds that were featured in the Audubon Society’s Birds and Climate Change Report, which made the claim that half of the US’s birds will be extinct by that year 2080 if action is not taken.

You can find out more about what Hilary is up to on her website.

Hilary Pfeifer's Art Installation For The Recycled Rain Project

Hilary Pfeifer's Art Installation For The Recycled Rain Project

Hilary Pfeifer's Art Installation For The Recycled Rain Project

Hilary Pfeifer's Art Installation For The Recycled Rain Project

Hilary Pfeifer's Art Installation For The Recycled Rain Project

Hilary Pfeifer's Art Installation For The Recycled Rain Project

Hilary Pfeifer's Art Installation For The Recycled Rain Project

Hilary Pfeifer's Art Installation For The Recycled Rain Project

Hilary Pfeifer's Art Installation For The Recycled Rain Project

Hilary Pfeifer's Art Installation For The Recycled Rain Project

Catherine Brown’s Watercolour Birds For An Art Fair

As part of Leicester based Catherine Brown’s degree she had to take part in fundraising events to earn money for the show at the end of the year and decided to hold an arts fair on campus.

For her stall Catherine decided to create some watercolour bird illustrations, and also made some cards and notebooks.

You can see more of Catherine’s work on Behance or follow her on Twitter for updates.

Catherine Brown's Watercolour Birds For An Art Fair

Catherine Brown's Watercolour Birds For An Art Fair

Catherine Brown's Watercolour Birds For An Art Fair

Catherine Brown's Watercolour Birds For An Art Fair

Catherine Brown's Watercolour Birds For An Art Fair

Catherine Brown's Watercolour Birds For An Art Fair

Catherine Brown's Watercolour Birds For An Art Fair

Catherine Brown's Watercolour Birds For An Art Fair

Tom Hill’s Birds Made Of Wire And Wood

Tom Hill originally hails from London, but now lives and works in San Francisco, where he will debut new birds in his upcoming solo exhibition at Velvet da Vinci gallery.

For this new series, simply titled “Birds, Tom wanted to experiment with the way he typically uses wire material, giving his birds a more lightness and “featheriness”, as he describes it, in spite of the sturdiness of the materials.

“The challenge of making a piece balance both physically and aesthetically, the suggestion of strength and lightness; always the feeling that the bird may be just about to take flight and disappear from view.”

Tom Hill’s “Birds” will be on view at Velvet da Vinci gallery San Francisco from January 22nd through February 28th, 2016.

Tom Hill's Birds Made Of Wire And Wood

Tom Hill's Birds Made Of Wire And Wood

Tom Hill's Birds Made Of Wire And Wood

Tom Hill's Birds Made Of Wire And Wood

Tom Hill's Birds Made Of Wire And Wood

Tom Hill's Birds Made Of Wire And Wood

Tom Hill's Birds Made Of Wire And Wood

Tom Hill's Birds Made Of Wire And Wood

Tom Hill's Birds Made Of Wire And Wood

Via Hi Fructose

Jeremy Kyle’s Watercolours Of New Zealand Birds

Auckland artist Jeremy Kyle has developed a unique style over the years, working in watercolour and ink mixed media to create stand out work in visual communication.

His style is known for its splatters and intricate linework creating highly detailed and dynamic pieces of art applicable in any area of the industry. Jeremy’s skills have been sought after on international levels, having worked for powerhouse brands such as Under Armour, Dior, 2pac Brand and Remix Magazine.

You can see more of what Jeremy is up to over on his Facebook page.

Jeremy Kyle's Watercolours Of New Zealand Birds

Jeremy Kyle's Watercolours Of New Zealand Birds

Jeremy Kyle's Watercolours Of New Zealand Birds

Jeremy Kyle's Watercolours Of New Zealand Birds

Jeremy Kyle's Watercolours Of New Zealand Birds

Amazing Infographic Of The Birds of North America

Popchart have put together this amazingly detailed infographic of the birds of North America in what they describe as their most most ambitious taxonomical undertaking yet.

The illustration took over 400 hours to complete and features over 740 birds drawn to scale and sorted by species as designated by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

The infographic is available to buy over on Popchart’s website.

Amazing Infographic Birds Of North America

Incredible Photographs Of Birds Catching Fish

These amazing high speed photographs of birds catching fish were taken by Salah Baazizi in and around Bolsa Chica, California.

Although the photographs give the impression that Salah is only inches away from the birds in reality he is actually using a 400mm super telephoto lens and positions himself far away.

You can see more of Salah’s remarkable photographs over on Flickr.

Incredible Photographs Of Birds Catching Fish

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Incredible Photographs Of Birds Catching Fish

Incredible Photographs Of Birds Catching Fish

Incredible Photographs Of Birds Catching Fish

Incredible Photographs Of Birds Catching Fish

Incredible Photographs Of Birds Catching Fish

Via This Is Colossal

Hitnes Creates Pieces Inspired By Audubon’s The Birds Of America

Roman painter and muralist, Hitnes, is embarking on an epic three-month journey that will channel the artistic works of ornithologist, painter and explorer, John James Audubon.

Inspired by Audubon’s legacy, from late July to late October 2015, Hitnes, The Image Hunter, accompanied by filmmaker Giacomo Agnetti of the Magic Mind Corporation, will travel along Audubon’s 1830s exploratory paths to retrace and rediscover the nation that he traversed in the making of his famous book, “The Birds of America.”

Hitnes Creates Pieces Inspired By Audubon’s The Birds Of America

Hitnes Creates Pieces Inspired By Audubon’s The Birds Of America

Hitnes Creates Pieces Inspired By Audubon’s The Birds Of America

Hitnes Creates Pieces Inspired By Audubon’s The Birds Of America

Hitnes Creates Pieces Inspired By Audubon’s The Birds Of America

Hitnes Creates Pieces Inspired By Audubon’s The Birds Of America

Hitnes Creates Pieces Inspired By Audubon’s The Birds Of America

Hitnes Creates Pieces Inspired By Audubon’s The Birds Of America

Via Street Art News

Abandoned ‘Chicken Church’ In The Indonesian Jungle

Hidden deep inside the Indonesian jungle lies an enchanted ‘church’ which looks like a giant chicken.
The long-abandoned structure known locally as Gereja Ayam – or Chicken Church – attracts hundreds of curious travelers and photographers to the hills of Magelang, Central Java, every year.

But according to the its eccentric creator, the majestic building is neither a chicken nor a church.
Daniel Alamsjah was working in Jakarta – 342 miles away – when he suddenly got a divine message from God to build a ‘prayer house’ in the form of a dove.

‘Perhaps because of my Christian faith, people thought I was building a church. But it’s not a church. I was building a prayer house… a place for people who believe in God,’ the 67-year-old told Jakarta Globe.

In 1989, he was walking through the Magelang, where his wife’s family live, when he caught sight of the exact same landscape he had seen in his dreams.

‘I prayed all night there and I got a revelation that I must build the prayer house in that spot,’ he said.

One year later, local land owners offered him the 3,000 square metres of land on Rhema Hill for just two million rupees – or £110 – which he paid off over four years.
Now people of many different religions – including Buddhists, Muslims and Christians – travel to the remote ‘prayer house’ to worship in their own way.

Abandoned 'Chicken Church' In The Indonesian Jungle

Abandoned 'Chicken Church' In The Indonesian Jungle

Abandoned 'Chicken Church' In The Indonesian Jungle

Abandoned 'Chicken Church' In The Indonesian Jungle

Abandoned 'Chicken Church' In The Indonesian Jungle

Abandoned 'Chicken Church' In The Indonesian Jungle

Abandoned 'Chicken Church' In The Indonesian Jungle

Abandoned 'Chicken Church' In The Indonesian Jungle

Via The Daily Mail

Super A’s Giant Pigeon For The MuralGoes Festival

The MuralGoes Festival is kicking off with a brilliant new piece which was just completed by Super-A on the streets of Goes. The 32 meter piece was created ahead of the festival’s start which will be taking place from the 1st to 10th of July.

Stefan Thelen aka Super-A brought to life this impressive artwork which is showing a vibrant and oversized pigeon.

Super A's Giant Pigeon For The MuralGoes Festival

Super A's Giant Pigeon For The MuralGoes Festival

Super A's Giant Pigeon For The MuralGoes Festival

Via Street Art News

Zack Mclaughlin’s Realistic Wood And Paper Birds

Zack Mclauglin is an artist based in London who has had a lifelong fascination with the natural world. He has explored different kinds of 3D model making including theses realistic birds made from wood and cut paper leaves.

You can see more of Zack’s work in his shop Paper&Wood.

London-based artist Zack Mclaughlin constructs uncannily realistic birds made from wood and cut paper leaves. A lifelong fascination with the natural world lead Mclaughlin to explore different kinds of 3d model making, first starting with wire and then moving into the more realistic sculptures you see here. You can see more of his recent work on DeviantArt and in his shop. (via Lustik)

Zack Mclaughlin's Realistic Wood And Paper Birds

Zack Mclaughlin's Realistic Wood And Paper Birds

Zack Mclaughlin's Realistic Wood And Paper Birds

Zack Mclaughlin's Realistic Wood And Paper Birds

Zack Mclaughlin's Realistic Wood And Paper Birds

Zack Mclaughlin's Realistic Wood And Paper Birds

Via This Is Colossal

Zack Seckler’s Fantastical Photos Of Parrots

Boston born Zack Seckler currently resides in New York. He studied psychology at Syracuse but has since discovered photography.

For this series of birds his vision was to create images as if a child had imagined the. Inspired by the aesthetics of John James Audubon and Henri Rousseau, he created a series of nine illustrative images.

Each photograph is comprised of multiple exposures shot both in and out of the studio; from locations as varied as Hawaii, Japan, Costa Rica and Bermuda. Over the course of two months, seventy-five individual images were selected out of thousands and then combined in post to create the final collection.

Zack said of the first time he saw animals in real life, “When I actually saw the animals in zoos it was nice – but they never lived up to what I saw in my books. Nothing beats imagination right”

You can see more of Zack’s work over on Instagram.

Zack Seckler's Beautiful Colourful Parrots

Zack Seckler's Beautiful Colourful Parrots

Zack Seckler's Beautiful Colourful Parrots

Zack Seckler's Beautiful Colourful Parrots

Zack Seckler's Beautiful Colourful Parrots

Zack Seckler's Beautiful Colourful Parrots

Zack Seckler's Beautiful Colourful Parrots

Zack Seckler's Beautiful Colourful Parrots

Zack Seckler's Beautiful Colourful Parrots

Lonac Paints Piece Featuring His Gun Bird With A Hummingbird

Croatian artist Lonac recently took advantage of a sunny dry weather in his hometown of Zagreb to paint a mural. Mixing his impressive skills for producing photo realistic work along with surrealist imagery and distinctive imagination, the work featured his trademark “gun bird”.

The piece shows a colorful and confused hummingbird facing a barrel of a gun which is actually the head of a massive black crow-like bird. “Ambush” cleverly incorporates the ivy bush and the brick wall texture into the whole image, providing a natural element for the piece.

Lonac Paints Piece Featuring His Gun Bird With A Hummingbird

Lonac Paints Piece Featuring His Gun Bird With A Hummingbird

Lonac Paints Piece Featuring His Gun Bird With A Hummingbird

Lonac Paints Piece Featuring His Gun Bird With A Hummingbird

Lonac Paints Piece Featuring His Gun Bird With A Hummingbird

Via Street Art News

Graham McGeorge’s Gorgeous Photographs Of Hiding Owls

Graham McGeorge was born in Dumfries, Scotland but now lives in America where is he a member of the North American Nature Photography Association

Graham has had his work published in numerous countries around the world, including such publications as National Geographic, NY Times Magazine, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Nature’s Best Photography, Outdoor Photographer Magazine, FOCUS Magazine, Esquire Magazine, along with editor’s recognition from National Geographic online and National Geographic stock photography.

Graham McGeorge's Gorgeous Photographs Of Hiding Owls

Graham McGeorge's Gorgeous Photographs Of Hiding Owls

Graham McGeorge's Gorgeous Photographs Of Hiding Owls

Graham McGeorge's Gorgeous Photographs Of Hiding Owls

Graham McGeorge's Gorgeous Photographs Of Hiding Owls

Graham McGeorge's Gorgeous Photographs Of Hiding Owls

Graham McGeorge's Gorgeous Photographs Of Hiding Owls

Graham McGeorge's Gorgeous Photographs Of Hiding Owls

Graham McGeorge's Gorgeous Photographs Of Hiding Owls

Graham McGeorge's Gorgeous Photographs Of Hiding Owls

Ryan Bruxvoort’s Sculptural Modern Birdhouse

A birdhouse designed by Ryan Bruxvoort resembles a piece of modernist architecture. Constructed from maple and inspired by wooden architecture projects of a much larger scale, the curved creation appears to float in mid-air.

Ryan told Design Boom, “My goal is to create a shelter that complements its environment while at the same time attracting sparrows to inhabit it. Ultimately I wish for this to culminate into a form that shows empathy for the sparrow, in a serene, carefully crafted manner. This led to the development of a delicate, almost fragile look that has been constructed in a manner that affords tremendous structural integrity. This light yet resilient quality of the house is to be reflective of the sparrow itself.’

Ryan Bruxvoort's Sculptural Modern Birdhouse

Ryan Bruxvoort's Sculptural Modern Birdhouse

Ryan Bruxvoort's Sculptural Modern Birdhouse

Ryan Bruxvoort's Sculptural Modern Birdhouse

Ryan Bruxvoort's Sculptural Modern Birdhouse

Via Design Boom

Suzy Sharpe’s Contemporary Drawings Of Birds

These striking illustrations of birds were drawn by Suzy Sharpe, an artist based in Cornwall, UK, whose work includes painting, drawing, printmaking and installation.

In her work Suzy attempts to create a dialogue around the human and animal relationship against the backdrop of a society in which the distance between them seems ever increasing.

Suzy says, “​My Father was a butcher and I currently live on a smallholding in rural Cornwall where a variety of non human animals, including livestock, pets and wildlife punctuate my days and inspire my work. Issues relating to food, farming, wildlife, pet keeping and the effects that humans have on the environment are always at the for front of my mind and research. Using my work as a vehicle I explore, question and celebrate the relationships between humans, animals and the environment that we share.”

Suzy’s work is available to buy in her Etsy shop and you can see more of what she is up to over on her Facebook page.

Suzy Sharpe's Contemporary Drawings Of Birds

Suzy Sharpe's Contemporary Drawings Of Birds

Suzy Sharpe's Contemporary Drawings Of Birds

Suzy Sharpe's Contemporary Drawings Of Birds

Suzy Sharpe's Contemporary Drawings Of Birds

Suzy Sharpe's Contemporary Drawings Of Birds

Suzy Sharpe's Contemporary Drawings Of Birds

Suzy Sharpe's Contemporary Drawings Of Birds

Suzy Sharpe's Contemporary Drawings Of Birds

Suzy Sharpe's Contemporary Drawings Of Birds

Suzy Sharpe's Contemporary Drawings Of Birds

Suzy Sharpe's Contemporary Drawings Of Birds

Jacub Gagnon’s Surreal Paintings Of Birds In Unnatural Settings

Jacub Gagnon claims that the only way a kid can survive life in a small town is through imagination. Many years later after he had moved to a big city, grown up, studied art and graduated he realised that imagination is essential no matter what the scenery is and no matter what age.

Jacub currently works as an artist in Toronto, Canada and creates images that question and entertain the discussion of connectivity.

He presents animals and objects in bizarre manners, placing them in scenes that oppose practicality so his paintings become a space where nature becomes unnatural. Using small brushes and handling them as he would a pencil, Jacub is able to achieve an illustrative quality that edges into the peculiar world of pop surrealism.

Jacub Gagnon's Surreal Paintings Of Birds In Unnatural Settings

Jacub Gagnon's Surreal Paintings Of Birds In Unnatural Settings

Jacub Gagnon's Surreal Paintings Of Birds In Unnatural Settings

Jacub Gagnon's Surreal Paintings Of Birds In Unnatural Settings

Jacub Gagnon's Surreal Paintings Of Birds In Unnatural Settings

Jacub Gagnon's Surreal Paintings Of Birds In Unnatural Settings

Jacub Gagnon's Surreal Paintings Of Birds In Unnatural Settings

Jacub Gagnon's Surreal Paintings Of Birds In Unnatural Settings

Jacub Gagnon's Surreal Paintings Of Birds In Unnatural Settings

Jacub Gagnon's Surreal Paintings Of Birds In Unnatural Settings

Kimberly Applegate’s Cute Paintings Of Birds In Chairs

Kimberly Applegate paints chairs. In fact she has been painting a chair nearly every day for over 8 years and the result is a collection of paintings that is humorous, quirky and fun.

Kimberly graduated from from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 1999 and participated in the New York Studio Program through Parsons. She is currently based in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Kimblery says, “To me, there’s a story in every chair. We spend so much time in them. A chair is a place to collapse at the end of the day. We turn to them to read our favorite book, email friends, write journal entries, watch movies, or sometimes simply take in the view around us.”


Kimberly Applegate's Cute Paintings Of Birds In Chairs

Kimberly Applegate's Cute Paintings Of Birds In Chairs

Kimberly Applegate's Cute Paintings Of Birds In Chairs

Kimberly Applegate's Cute Paintings Of Birds In Chairs

Kimberly Applegate's Cute Paintings Of Birds In Chairs

Kimberly Applegate's Cute Paintings Of Birds In Chairs

Kimberly Applegate's Cute Paintings Of Birds In Chairs

Kimberly Applegate's Cute Paintings Of Birds In Chairs

Kimberly Applegate's Cute Paintings Of Birds In Chairs

Kimberly Applegate's Cute Paintings Of Birds In Chairs

Kimberly Applegate's Cute Paintings Of Birds In Chairs

Kimberly Applegate's Cute Paintings Of Birds In Chairs

Kimberly Applegate's Cute Paintings Of Birds In Chairs

Kimberly Applegate's Cute Paintings Of Birds In Chairs

Colin Woolf’s Sublime Paintings Of Birds On Water

Colin Woolf is a wildlife painter living in West Lothian, Scotland. Self-taught, Colin works in pure watercolour and has been earning a living from painting for the last 25 years.

In these paintings of birds on water Colin has captured the beauty and majesty of the birds and the transient light of the landscape. He says, “To me, a work of art should satisfy two criteria: it should be beautiful, in the opinion of the beholder, and it should exhibit some degree of talent, which means that it should be beyond the means of most people to reproduce it. I know from my own work that I actually have very little control over what I produce – there is another force at work which I cannot fully explain.”

Colin’s work is available to purchase on his website.

Colin Woolf's Sublime Paintings Of Birds On Water

Colin Woolf's Sublime Paintings Of Birds On Water

Colin Woolf's Sublime Paintings Of Birds On Water

Colin Woolf's Sublime Paintings Of Birds On Water

Colin Woolf's Sublime Paintings Of Birds On Water

Colin Woolf's Sublime Paintings Of Birds On Water

Colin Woolf's Sublime Paintings Of Birds On Water

Colin Woolf's Sublime Paintings Of Birds On Water

Colin Woolf's Sublime Paintings Of Birds On Water

Colin Woolf's Sublime Paintings Of Birds On Water

Colin Woolf's Sublime Paintings Of Birds On Water

Colin Woolf's Sublime Paintings Of Birds On Water

Colin Woolf's Sublime Paintings Of Birds On Water

Colin Woolf's Sublime Paintings Of Birds On Water

Colin Woolf's Sublime Paintings Of Birds On Water

Colin Woolf's Sublime Paintings Of Birds On Water

Black And White Photographs Inspired By ‘The Birds’

Lucas Bois describes himself as a photographer, cyclist, cook, ukulele player, back-packer and collector of good friends. When he was 12 he found a Prakitca MTL3 and discovered it was a machine capable of capturing lives. Since then photography has become a lively and intriguing element in his life and he graduated from the Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais with a degree in Photography and Media.

Currently residing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this atmospheric series of photographs of birds was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s film The Birds.


Black And White Photographs Inspired By 'The Birds'

Black And White Photographs Inspired By 'The Birds'

Black And White Photographs Inspired By 'The Birds'

Black And White Photographs Inspired By 'The Birds'

Black And White Photographs Inspired By 'The Birds'

Black And White Photographs Inspired By 'The Birds'

Black And White Photographs Inspired By 'The Birds'

Black And White Photographs Inspired By 'The Birds'

Black And White Photographs Inspired By 'The Birds'

Black And White Photographs Inspired By 'The Birds'

Black And White Photographs Inspired By 'The Birds'

Stylised Paintings Of Birds On Vintage Ledgers

Adorning the scuffed covers of long-forgotten ledgers, Nancy Rose Taplin’s delicate paintings of birds evoke both transience and timelessness. The foxed and blotted surfaces provide an almost topographical habitat that Nancy feels only right to populate with birds.

Nancy was born in 1980, the daughter of sculptor Guy Taplin, and ceramicist Robina Jack. She began painting in 2010, and since then she has become increasingly absorbed in the process. She recently moved from the Essex coast to London, where she is enjoying producing new work in her studio in Hackney.

Nancy says, “When I first started painting, I used photos as a reference guide, but as I’ve become more confident my work’s taken on a stylised element, a sort of refined reality. I still love to watch birds though, to get a sense of their personalities. It never fails to surprise me how birds’ characters seem to vary from species to species, and I try to capture something of this in my paintings. Dad’s obsession with the natural world has definitely rubbed off on me.”
Stylised Paintings Of Birds On Vintage Ledgers

Stylised Paintings Of Birds On Vintage Ledgers

Stylised Paintings Of Birds On Vintage Ledgers

Stylised Paintings Of Birds On Vintage Ledgers

Stylised Paintings Of Birds On Vintage Ledgers

Stylised Paintings Of Birds On Vintage Ledgers

Stylised Paintings Of Birds On Vintage Ledgers

Stylised Paintings Of Birds On Vintage Ledgers

Stylised Paintings Of Birds On Vintage Ledgers

Stylised Paintings Of Birds On Vintage Ledgers

Stylised Paintings Of Birds On Vintage Ledgers

Stylised Paintings Of Birds On Vintage Ledgers

Mixed Media Sparrows On Burnt Wood Inspired By The Gospel Of Matthew

Art major Elaine Alpers currently studying at the University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, created this series of drawings entitled Matthew 10:29-31.

The work is inspired by the verse which reads, “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

“It’s a mixed media piece of birds drawn with charcoal on burned wood,” said Elaine. The burned wood represents illness and death, and the image of a bird in flight represents new life and hope.”

The piece won People’s Choice Award at the Avera McKennan Employee and Family Art Show.

Mixed Media Sparrows On Burnt Wood Inspired By The Gospel Of Matthew

Mixed Media Sparrows On Burnt Wood Inspired By The Gospel Of Matthew

Mixed Media Sparrows On Burnt Wood Inspired By The Gospel Of Matthew

Mixed Media Sparrows On Burnt Wood Inspired By The Gospel Of Matthew

Mixed Media Sparrows On Burnt Wood Inspired By The Gospel Of Matthew

Mixed Media Sparrows On Burnt Wood Inspired By The Gospel Of Matthew

Mixed Media Sparrows On Burnt Wood Inspired By The Gospel Of Matthew

Mixed Media Sparrows On Burnt Wood Inspired By The Gospel Of Matthew

Mixed Media Sparrows On Burnt Wood Inspired By The Gospel Of Matthew

Flocks Of Birds Fly High Above Paintings Of American Cityscapes

Although the flocks of birds are not the main subject in these beautiful paintings by Chicago based artist Tim Jarosz, they add another dimension to the series of cityscapes.

Tim says, “I add the birds (always pigeons) to add a bit of life and movement in to my work which can sometimes be stagnant with the focus always being on architecture. The pigeons are home to most cities and I feel they fit with what I am trying to express in my work.”

Tim’s work is available to buy at The Studio 312.

Flocks Of Birds Fly High Above Paintings Of American Cityscapes

Flocks Of Birds Fly High Above Paintings Of American Cityscapes

Flocks Of Birds Fly High Above Paintings Of American Cityscapes

Flocks Of Birds Fly High Above Paintings Of American Cityscapes

Flocks Of Birds Fly High Above Paintings Of American Cityscapes

Flocks Of Birds Fly High Above Paintings Of American Cityscapes

Flocks Of Birds Fly High Above Paintings Of American Cityscapes

Flocks Of Birds Fly High Above Paintings Of American Cityscapes

Flocks Of Birds Fly High Above Paintings Of American Cityscapes

Haoshi Design’s Modern Take On A Traditional Cuckoo Clock

The Cuckoo X Clock by Haoshi Design is a modern take on the traditional model of a cuckoo clock.

The design studio based in Taipei, Taiwan, have added two birds to the clock which meet each hour so they can keep each other company. They say, “In traditional models, cuckoo clocks have only one diligent bird to tell time, which in our opinion is a little lonely.”

The battery-powered clock is made of resin and one of the birds is in the clock perched on the side and the other is on the wall facing the clock.

Haoshi Design's Modern Take On A Traditional Cuckoo Clock

Haoshi Design's Modern Take On A Traditional Cuckoo Clock

Haoshi Design's Modern Take On A Traditional Cuckoo Clock

Haoshi Design's Modern Take On A Traditional Cuckoo Clock

Haoshi Design's Modern Take On A Traditional Cuckoo Clock

Haoshi Design's Modern Take On A Traditional Cuckoo Clock

Haoshi Design's Modern Take On A Traditional Cuckoo Clock

Haoshi Design's Modern Take On A Traditional Cuckoo Clock

Haoshi Design's Modern Take On A Traditional Cuckoo Clock

Haoshi Design's Modern Take On A Traditional Cuckoo Clock

Extreme Close-Up Photographs Of Birds’ Eyes

Based in Yerevan, Armenia, Suren Manvelyan’s series of close-ups of the human eye have been featured in many publications worldwide. His latest series of close-ups of animal eyes, including those of birds, is continuing to get huge amounts of coverage.

In parallel to photography, for the past ten years Suren has also enjoyed teaching physics, mathematics, projective geometry and astronomy at the Yerevan Waldorf School. From 1997 to 2011 he served as a scientific researcher at the Institute for Physical Research of National Academy of Sciences.

You can see more of what Suren is up to over on his Facebook page.

Owlet

Owlet

Long-Eared Owl

Long-Eared Owl

Raven

Raven

Hornbill

Hornbill

Kramer's Parrot

Kramer’s Parrot

Blue-Yellow Macaw Parrot

Blue-Yellow Macaw Parrot

Black Kite

Black Kite

Lark

Lark

Duck

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Weird Series Of Birds Crossed With Fruit And Vegetables

The internet is fond of mash-ups. We’ve had Dirds, Birds With Arms and now Sarah DeRemer, a Los Angeles born artist now based in Seoul, South Korea, has created a series of digital artworks entitled Animal Food.

Sarah says, “We’re not sure if we could actually stomach eating a bananake. Either way, I love these strange new members of the food chain.”

See more of Sarah’s work over on her Facebook page.

Weird Series Of Birds Crossed With Fruit And Vegetables

Weird Series Of Birds Crossed With Fruit And Vegetables

Weird Series Of Birds Crossed With Fruit And Vegetables

Weird Series Of Birds Crossed With Fruit And Vegetables

Weird Series Of Birds Crossed With Fruit And VegetablesWeird Series Of Birds Crossed With Fruit And Vegetables

Paintings Of Fragmented Birds Created By Bex Glover

Bex Glover is a a graphic designer and illustrator working in both digital and physical mediums who works from Severn Studios in Bristol, UK.

Bex is also a painter who works on private and public commissions from hand painted murals to skateboards and even shoes. Her vibrant and stylised artwork and illustration has been featured in fashion projects, magazines, books, animations, packaging, apparel and interior decoration and is inspired by and often features nature, fashion and lifestyle themes.

These paintings were created for Bex’s Fragmented Nature exhibition at the Paper Gallery in Bristol. In them Bex has deconstructed the organic world, to explore shape, geometry, intersecting lines and the fusion of foreground and background elements in vibrant colour palettes and atmospheric layers.

Paintings Of Fragmented Birds Created By Bex Glover

Paintings Of Fragmented Birds Created By Bex Glover

Paintings Of Fragmented Birds Created By Bex Glover

Paintings Of Fragmented Birds Created By Bex Glover

Paintings Of Fragmented Birds Created By Bex Glover

Paintings Of Fragmented Birds Created By Bex Glover

Paintings Of Fragmented Birds Created By Bex Glover

A Short Slow Motion Film Capturing The Movements Of Hummingbirds At A Feeder

Bruce Douglas Johnson is a director of photography based in Los Angeles, California.

In this lovely film Bruce captured the movements of 4 hummingbirds as they drink from a nectar feeder. The film was shot at 225 frames per second using a Canon camera.

In the film you can clearly see the hierarchy of the hummingbirds as one uses foot taps to push the others away from the feeder.

A Short Slow Motion Film Capturing The Movements Of Hummingbirds At A Feeder

NeSpoon’s Handmade Tableware For Pigeons Installation

NeSpoon is best known for using ornate lace patterns in her unique street art adding a touch of elegance in unexpected urban settings.

In her latest installation the Polish artist has created a set of handmade porcelain tableware decorated with lace for pigeons living in the centre of Warsaw.

You can see more of NeSpoon’s work, which she describes as ‘public jewellery’, over on Behance.

NeSpoon's Handmade Tableware For Pigeons Installation

NeSpoon's Handmade Tableware For Pigeons Installation

NeSpoon's Handmade Tableware For Pigeons Installation

NeSpoon's Handmade Tableware For Pigeons Installation

NeSpoon's Handmade Tableware For Pigeons Installation

NeSpoon's Handmade Tableware For Pigeons Installation

NeSpoon's Handmade Tableware For Pigeons Installation

NeSpoon's Handmade Tableware For Pigeons Installation

NeSpoon's Handmade Tableware For Pigeons Installation

NeSpoon's Handmade Tableware For Pigeons Installation

Stunning Assemblage Pieces Of Birds Made From Vintage Publications

Joseph Alexander Goode is an artist based in Hackney, UK with a flair for eccentricity and a mischievous outlook on life.

The Cygnus Papilio artwork is a collection of assemblage pieces created by foraging through thousands of vintage publications of long-forgotten etchings and paintings. Joseph captures the images digitally and then individually imports them as single layers into the master artwork, which comprises many hundreds of other such layers. Backgrounds, overlays & typographic elements are added to the piece, which is finally formatted for printing. The whole process can take several hundred hours.

One of his pieces has been described as a “Victorian acid trip” and Joseph says, “I’ve tried to focus on beauty in its purest form, and to explore the essence of what we find visually appealing. It’s an incredibly deep & complex science, which nobody fully understands, but it’s important to me to try to push the boundaries of how we define beauty.”

You can see more of what Joseph is up to over on his Facebook page.

Stunning Assemblage Pieces Of Birds Made From Vintage Publications

Stunning Assemblage Pieces Of Birds Made From Vintage Publications

Stunning Assemblage Pieces Of Birds Made From Vintage Publications

Stunning Assemblage Pieces Of Birds Made From Vintage Publications

Stunning Assemblage Pieces Of Birds Made From Vintage Publications

Stunning Assemblage Pieces Of Birds Made From Vintage Publications

Stunning Assemblage Pieces Of Birds Made From Vintage Publications

Stunning Assemblage Pieces Of Birds Made From Vintage Publications

Stunning Assemblage Pieces Of Birds Made From Vintage Publications

Stunning Assemblage Pieces Of Birds Made From Vintage Publications

Stunning Assemblage Pieces Of Birds Made From Vintage Publications

Incredible Images Capture Hummingbirds With Outstretched Wings

With its wings outstretched, at first glance it’s almost impossible to tell the little bird is different from the flower. The only give-away is its small, thin, bill that peaks through its wings.

The spectacular photos were taken by photographer Florian Kuster on the slopes of a volcano in Costa Rica.

The 32-year-old, who is from Switzerland but lives in Costa Rica, drove for an hour on a narrow mountain road before finding the hummingbirds.

He said, “I went there for location scouting for my photography workshops. I drove for one hour on a bumpy, narrow mountain pass.

“I enjoyed a beautiful landscape and cold winds at the highest elevation, rain and heavy clouds are guests all year round and give the region a mystic atmosphere.

Incredible Images Capture Hummingbirds With Outstretched Wings

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Incredible Images Capture Hummingbirds With Outstretched Wings

Incredible Images Capture Hummingbirds With Outstretched Wings

Incredible Images Capture Hummingbirds With Outstretched Wings

Incredible Images Capture Hummingbirds With Outstretched Wings

Via The Daily Mail

National Geographic Photo Contest 2014 Entries

The National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest invites photographers, both professional and amateur, to submit photographs in three categories: People, Places and Nature.

Submissions should accurately reflect a captured moment in time which means photographs should not be digitally altered or enhanced.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2015.

Below are some of the editors’ picks from the entries so far. You can see all submissions on the National Geographic website.

National Geographic Photo Contest 2014 Entries

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National Geographic Photo Contest 2014 Entries

National Geographic Photo Contest 2014 Entries

National Geographic Photo Contest 2014 Entries

National Geographic Photo Contest 2014 Entries

National Geographic Photo Contest 2014 Entries

National Geographic Photo Contest 2014 Entries

Amazing Time Lapse Films Showing Realistic Speed Drawings Of Birds

Marcello Barenghi was born and raised in Milan, Italy. His early career was as an illustrator but with the demise of traditional illustration he decided to retrain as an architect.

20 years later he was inspired by a 3D illusion video he watched online and began to draw again concentrating on hyperrealism but with his own unique style. Marcello uploads videos of himself creating his artwork to document the drawing process. He uses coloured pencils as well as watercolours and tattoo markers in his work and the finished drawings have a 3D effect which sets them apart from other hyperrealistic drawings.

Marcello says, “My drawings are not perfect, I’m never happy with the result, I often get angry because I can see a lot of flaws that I always hope to correct in the next work. However, limitations and imperfections represent the style and anyone who has a keen eye will always identify my drawings, without the need to look at the signature.”

Amazing Time Lapse Films Showing Realistic Speed Drawings Of Birds

Amazing Time Lapse Films Showing Realistic Speed Drawings Of Birds

Amazing Time Lapse Films Showing Realistic Speed Drawings Of Birds

Amazing Time Lapse Films Showing Realistic Speed Drawings Of Birds

Amazing Time Lapse Films Showing Realistic Speed Drawings Of Birds

Michael Poliza’s Incredible Aerial Photographs Of Flamingos

Michael Poliza is an award winning photographer based in Hamburg, Germany specialising in wildlife and nature photography.

He travelled to the great lakes of Africa to capture the amazing spectacle of millions of flamingos from above. The lakes are brightly coloured from algae that rises to the surface in calm weather, or rich mineral and salt content, and are renowned for the number of flamingos they support. The pink feathers of the flamingos caused by pigment in their food supply contrast beautifully with the intense blues and greens of the water.

Michael says “Discovering and travelling are my passion. I love to be in nature, away from any sign of civilization. Photography taught me to engage in tranquillity again and to wait patiently for a special moment for days in order to understand the rhythm of the wild.”

Michael has recently opened an online shop where you can buy prints of his work.

Michael Poliza's Incredible Aerial Photographs Of Flamingos

Michael Poliza's Incredible Aerial Photographs Of Flamingos

Michael Poliza's Incredible Aerial Photographs Of Flamingos

Michael Poliza's Incredible Aerial Photographs Of Flamingos

Michael Poliza's Incredible Aerial Photographs Of Flamingos

Michael Poliza's Incredible Aerial Photographs Of Flamingos

Michael Poliza's Incredible Aerial Photographs Of Flamingos

Michael Poliza's Incredible Aerial Photographs Of Flamingos

Beautiful Series Of Oil Paintings Of Dead Birds With Flowers

La Petite Mort is a series of richly coloured still life oil paintings depicting dead birds with flowers.

Painted by Kate Knight, an artist based in Kent, UK, they aim to express the aesthetics of desire, sex and death. Embedded beneath the layers or paint are scars and scratches, flaws from the process of making.

Kate says, “These marks are exposed, a contradiction is communicated. The ground, colour, composition, forms a series of painterly graphic signs aim to evoke a narrative whether epic or fleeting and this implied narrative helps me guide idea with process.”

Kate studied for a BA in Fine Art Painting at Chelsea College of Art and design and was selected as the runner up for the Marmite Prize for Painting 2010.

You can see more of what she is up to over on her Facebook and Twitter.

Beautiful Series Of Oil Paintings Of Dead Birds With Flowers

Beautiful Series Of Oil Paintings Of Dead Birds With Flowers

Beautiful Series Of Oil Paintings Of Dead Birds With Flowers

Beautiful Series Of Oil Paintings Of Dead Birds With Flowers

Beautiful Series Of Oil Paintings Of Dead Birds With Flowers

Beautiful Series Of Oil Paintings Of Dead Birds With Flowers

The Graceful Movement Of Birds In Flight Captured On Film

Gerard and Anne McGrath are a married couple from Dublin, Ireland who met through a shared love of photography.

They are both self taught photographers but have gained valuable knowledge and experience through attending workshops of Eamonn McCabe, John Blakemore, Thomas Joshua Cooper and Chris Killip.

The Poetry Of Flight is a series of photographs of flying birds captured with a slow panning technique. The birds’ graceful movements contrast with the dark background resulting in a dreamlike image.

The Graceful Movement Of Birds In Flight Captured On Film

The Graceful Movement Of Birds In Flight Captured On Film

The Graceful Movement Of Birds In Flight Captured On Film

The Graceful Movement Of Birds In Flight Captured On Film

The Graceful Movement Of Birds In Flight Captured On Film

The Graceful Movement Of Birds In Flight Captured On Film

The Graceful Movement Of Birds In Flight Captured On Film

The Graceful Movement Of Birds In Flight Captured On Film

The Graceful Movement Of Birds In Flight Captured On Film

Banksy’s Anti-Immigration Pigeons Mural In Clacton-on-Sea Is Destroyed

A new Banksy mural showing a group of pigeons holding anti-immigration banners has been buffed following a complaint the work was “racist”.

The piece depicted four pigeons holding signs including “Go Back to Africa” and “Keep Off Our Worms”, while a more exotic-looking bird looked on.

The local council, which removed it, said it did not know it was by Banksy but has invited him back to paint another mural.

Banksy's Anti-Immigration Pigeons Mural In Clacton-on-Sea Is Destroyed

Banksy's Anti-Immigration Pigeons Mural In Clacton-on-Sea Is Destroyed

Banksy's Anti-Immigration Pigeons Mural In Clacton-on-Sea Is Destroyed

Via Street Art News

Tamara Staples’ Wonderful Portraits Of Magnificent Chickens

After Tamara Staples’ uncle took her to a poultry show twenty years ago she developed a fascination with chickens that led her to begin photographing them in an attempt to capture their beauty and personalities.

Her first book, The Fairest Fowl: Portraits of Championship Chickens, was published in 2001 and her second book of chicken portraits, The Magnificent Chicken: Portraits of the Fairest Fowl, from which the photographs below are taken, was published in the spring of 2013.

Tamara says, “My intent in photographing these birds was to create a portrait. I have great respect for their profound history, the utilitarian aspect of their physiology, and the care and passion that goes into the breeding of each variety.”

You can see more of Tamara’s work over on her website Pretty Chicken.

Tamara Staples' Wonderful Portraits Of Magnificent Chickens

Tamara Staples' Wonderful Portraits Of Magnificent Chickens

Tamara Staples' Wonderful Portraits Of Magnificent Chickens

Tamara Staples' Wonderful Portraits Of Magnificent Chickens

Tamara Staples' Wonderful Portraits Of Magnificent Chickens

Tamara Staples' Wonderful Portraits Of Magnificent Chickens

Joshua Jevons’ Quirky Illustrations Of New York Pigeons

Joshua Jevons, a graphic designer living and working in Denver, Colorado created a set of pigeon illustrations for a New York themed event held at his workplace.

The pigeons represent the Statue of Liberty and some familiar denizens of New York and were intended to represent the attitude of the city. I think he got it spot on.

Joshua Jevons' Quirky Illustrations Of New York Pigeons

The Bird of Liberty

Joshua Jevons' Quirky Illustrations Of New York Pigeons

The Wise Guy

Joshua Jevons' Quirky Illustrations Of New York Pigeons

The Melo

Joshua Jevons' Quirky Illustrations Of New York Pigeons

The Trump

Joshua Jevons' Quirky Illustrations Of New York Pigeons

The Lyricist

Joshua Jevons' Quirky Illustrations Of New York Pigeons

The Copper

Joshua Jevons' Quirky Illustrations Of New York Pigeons

The Yank

Joshua Jevons' Quirky Illustrations Of New York Pigeons