11.03.11 by Jeff

Karin Bubaš

“With Friends Like These…” chalk pastel drawings by Karin Bubaš.

The Hills chalk pastel drawings by Karin Bubas

The Hills chalk pastel drawings by Karin Bubas

The Hills chalk pastel drawings by Karin Bubas

The Hills chalk pastel drawings by Karin Bubas

The Hills chalk pastel drawings by Karin Bubas

The Hills chalk pastel drawings by Karin Bubas

The Hills chalk pastel drawings by Karin Bubas

The Hills chalk pastel drawings by Karin Bubas

The Hills chalk pastel drawings by Karin Bubas

The Hills chalk pastel drawings by Karin Bubas

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

  • Karin is also an amazing photographer:

  • haha! I thought those people looked familiar! Gorgeous work

  • I’ve seen these before, the Heidi/Spencer one is awesome!

  • woow, awesome portraits! I like the one of Whitney the most :]

  • So I take it these are people in pop culture, just who exactly? I’m afraid I jumped off the TV train a few years back.

  • wow these are some pretty amazing portraits.

  • Dean

    but it is kinda sad when you think you know people off tv…

  • m

    these are hilarious

  • Omg that is Justin Bobby!

  • Rebecca

    it took me a second to realise where I knew them from…like I thought they were something significant :) still, these are really good

  • Rachel Mychajluk

    Beautifully executed, especially considering they’re done in chalk pastel. I love the use of a mid tone with added lights and darks.

  • great find jeff!
    great work karin!

  • Pamela

    Wow these are so awesome! They look exactly like the characters from the show..amazing work!

  • its that feeling when you zone out completely and everything in your vision blurs except the image or person you are focused on.

  • kate

    haha this is the funniest thing I’ve seen.
    heidi don’t look like that no mo’

  • lapetitefaon

    OMG!!! I LOVE THESE!!! The Hills is my ultimate guilty pleasure and I don’t know why I’m so amused by these, but I am!

    • I love how you’re the only person to actually admit what show this is from. It seems like it really is a bit of a guilty pleasure. I’m not making fun or being mean or anything, I just thought it was kind of funny.

      • lapetitefaon

        ha, after reading through the comments, you’re right! No one mentioned the name of the show! I felt almost self-conscious typing “the hills” even on something anonymous as this!

04.12.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Susanna Majuri


A selection of photos by Helsinki-based photographer Susanna Majuri (click here for previous post). More images below.

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02.12.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Dayoung Cho


Drawings by illustrator Dayoung Cho. More images below.

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02.12.16 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions: December


Here’s this month’s Reader Submissions post! Please share your work here if you’d like to be considered for a feature on Booooooom. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.

One of the things that makes Booooooom unique is all the encouraging comments people send back and forth on these monthly submission posts. If you’re going to share your work please take an extra second to leave a nice comment on someone else’s work!

Voting up work is like high-fiving that person and it also helps us see what work you guys like! Remember, even if your work isn’t featured on the main site these posts can send some decent traffic to your portfolio! The link at the bottom will open up this full post, simply scroll down and use the commenting system to submit your work.


Submission guidelines:

 1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.



02.12.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Roby Dwi Antono


A selection of surreal work by artist Roby Dwi Antono, based in Yoyakarta, Indonesia. Would love to see more work from this part of the world. Wow. If you know of others please send recommendations! More images below.

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02.12.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Fred Lahache


A selection of recent work by Paris-based photographer Fred Lahache (click here for previous post). More images below!

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