10.02.09 by Jeff

Matthew Hollings

Portraits by Matthew Hollings.

matthew hollings illustration illustrator kurt cobain portrait thom yorke

matthew hollings illustration illustrator kurt cobain portrait thom yorke

matthew hollings illustration illustrator kurt cobain portrait thom yorke

matthew hollings illustration illustrator kurt cobain portrait thom yorke

matthew hollings illustration illustrator kurt cobain portrait thom yorke

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • i’ve already seen this one of Thom Yorke, but the Pete Doherty one was a surprise for me… i love the details on fingers, nails and rings.

  • everyone draws Thom Yorke haha i guess he does have an interesting face

  • Hollings should watch out that Crystal Castles doesn’t steal that Madonna painting for their next album.

  • Nattack

    that’s definitely the one-sheet to “Last Days”, not actually Cobain.
    But beautiful just the same. They all are.

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  • wow, these are awesome. they are so realistic. i love thom york.

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  • Matthew

    They’re great any more ?

  • adrian

    Nattack; good call on the “last days”, I thought so.

  • Renata D

    would mind sharing with us what softwares you used to make these beautiful portraits? Im specially puzzled about those brush effects- I’m assuming they’re all handmade and then you use digital effects on them?
    amazing work!
    greetings from brazil!

31.08.16 by Staff

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Wenyi traverses the streets of Dali, Yunnan Province in China, picking up discarded scraps and drawing on them as part of a personal mission to get people to see art in everyday life. After each sketch is completed he leaves it somewhere more visible but still in the exact spot where the original piece of garbage was collected. See more images below.

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A selection of paintings by artist Lotta Hannerz. More images below.

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London-based artist and designer Dominic Wilcox (if you don’t know who he is you have to watch this) has come up with the ultimate contemporary art exhibition for dogs as part of an initiative to encourage people to play more with their pets.

Working in consultation with veterinary experts, installations include an open car window simulator and a 10 ft ball pit made to look like a dog bowl filled with dog food. Paintings by artists Claire Mallison, Joanne Hummel-Newell, Robert Nicol and Michelle Thompson hang low to the ground and specifically draw on colours within dogs’ visual spectrum.

Such a great idea! Check out more images and video of the exhibit below, including some of Wilcox’s preliminary sketches!

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Booooooom Giveaway: Pictoplasma NYC Conference Tickets!


Pictoplasma is headed to Mexico and New York! Pictoplasma Academy will be in Mexico City October 25th – November 1st! Hosting inspirational lectures and daily workshops revolving around the theme of character development, the week-long program is designed to help a select group of participants further their personal style across a variety of mediums – from drawing and illustration to sculpture and visual storytelling. The deadline for applications is September 1st!

Following the Academy, Pictoplasma heads to New York City for a one-day art and design conference. Held on November 4th, the jam-packed program includes animation screenings, panel discussions and inspiring talks by artists like renowned illustrator Jean Jullien and GIF-wunderkind Julian Glander.

We’ve got 2 pairs of tickets to giveaway to the NYC conference! So if you can get yourself to New York (or you already live there) simply hit the “Read More” button and leave a comment below! Tell us about your favourite animated character, and why you like them. We’ll pick two winners in two weeks.

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Illustrator Spotlight: Alex Jenkins


A bunch of terrific work by London-based illustrator Alex Jenkins. More images below.

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