05.06.15 by Staff

Craftsy: Painting Wildlife


Our sponsor this week is Craftsy, a resource for aspiring artists looking to pick up some of the basics. They’re currently offering Booooooom readers 50% off of a class called Painting Wildlife: Acrylic & Mixed Media (offer expires June 12th).

In this class you learn acrylic, charcoal, and pastel techniques for painting life-like animals. If you’re interested, learn more here.

19.05.15 by Staff

John Ancheta


John Ancheta is a Montréal-based painter and musician. See more of Ancheta’s large-scale abstracts below.

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02.04.15 by Zach Tutor

Takahiro Hirayabashi


Riveting paintings by Japanese artist Takahiro Hirayabashi wherein the beautiful subjects take on demonic features under closer inspection.  Continue below to see even more of Takahiro’s work.

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27.03.15 by Jeff



This past year the mural arts festival known as Pow! Wow! grew leaps and bounds, hosting their largest event yet, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and launching a satellite event in Taipei, Taiwan.

This month they continued their rapid expansion by partnering with SXSW and SprATX to bring some mural artists to the city of Austin, Texas. Rone (seen above), Tatiana Suarez, Kamea Hadar, Yoskay Yamamoto, Jeff Gress, Ana Maria, and Meggs were among the attending artists.

More photos (shot by Brandon Shigeta) below.

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04.02.15 by Jeff

Light Painting Animation: A Skeleton Goes Skateboarding

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Enjoyed this short about a skateboarding skeleton by Darren Pearson, who makes light painting animations under the name Darius Twin. Watch “Light Goes On” below.

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05.01.15 by Jeff

Kour Pour


Paintings of carpets by Los Angeles-based British-Iranian artist Kour Pour, who was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for Art this year. More paintings below.

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10.10.14 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Osgemeos in Vancouver


My friend Dave Ehrenreich put together a nice little video for Montecristo Magazine on Osgemeos and their mural in Vancouver. The enormous artwork covers six concrete silos on Granville Island, and is arguably our city’s most iconic piece of public art. Watch the video below.

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19.09.14 by Jeff

Craftsy: Creating Realistic Water


Once again, our quality sponsor this week is Craftsy which provides video tutorials and downloadable eGuides for aspiring artists. The resources they provide are aimed at people who want to quickly brush up on some basics. This week they’re offering a free downloadable eGuide on “Creating Realistic Waterscapes”.

The eGuide gives you an overview of things like the wet on wet technique, building up colour, using a masking fluid, and describing light and shadow. Not everyone is looking to paint raindrops obviously but there’s some good fundamentals here. If you’re interested: Download the eGuide for free.