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Art Best of 2012

The Most Popular Posts of 2012

Every year, I have tried to understand what type of content you would like to see more of on Illusion. And with feedback given through the social networks, it has been clear that drawing, tattooing, street art, and photography are the top requested categories by readers. And as I have posted within these interests, it […]

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Art Best of 2012 Illusion Painting Skulls

More Optical Illusion Skulls by Tom French

Last year, I featured Tom French’s optical illusion art, and now you can view his most recent work here. The artist has definitely been refining his paintings by adding more detail to the human figures within the skulls. And although these illusions may have been initially inspired by Salvador Dali and Charles Allan Gilbert, painter […]

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Art Best of 2012 Body Art Tattoo

Wicked Pointillism Tattoo

This is a beautiful two sleeve tattoo design by Nazareno Tubaro. Most of his work is based on organic patterns that are inked in dots or lines.

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Art Best of 2012 Photography

Top 5 Landscape Photos – Editor’s Picks

It is difficult to choose just five landscape photos from all of the features at Illusion. However, I have selected images that were special or amazing to me. And to my knowledge none of these pictures were digitally edited. A Journey of a Thousand Miles… (Top) I love this layered composition. Photographer Matt Anderson was […]

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Art Best of 2012

Top 5 Art Posts – Editor’s Picks

I have selected five posts from 2012 that really made me say “Wow.” Popping out of the Sketchbook I recall looking at the ladder drawing (at top) and imagining how it was executed, and why I hadn’t come up with this idea first? It looks so simple, but it is elaborate to create anamorphic art. […]

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Art Best of 2012 Drawing Hyperreal

Eyes and Freckles

The color pencil drawings of Amy Robins.

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Art Best of 2012

Wool Landscapes

Artist Lisa Jordan makes these beautiful brooches by needle felting wool, and then implementing it to a found piece of oak. Her work is magical, because it is like you are viewing a mirrored reflection of the woods where she lives nearby.

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Art Best of 2012 Body Art Illusion Painting

The Unique Banana Spilt

If you enjoy body art, you will probably like viewing this collection of hand paintings by Ray Massey. The image with pen and paper (within post) really tricked me!

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Art Best of 2012 Body Art Illusion Nude

A Magical connection of the Human body and Landscape

“Bodyscapes” is a stunning visual series by Jean-Paul Bourdier. The artist “concentrates on the beauty and geometry of the human body, combining landscape and flesh as a canvas to create a visual union, with all of the images having been shot on site in analog photography, without the use of digital manipulation.” [1] See also: […]

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Art Best of 2012 Body Art Tattoo

Hoogland’s Tattoo Art

Megan Hoogland is considered one of the top female tattoo artists in the United States. She specializes in both portrait and reproduction tattoos, and works well with black and grey and/or color designs.