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Julia, watercolour portrait by Martyna Chodacka

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Animals from History: Illustrations by Christina Hess

Philadelphia-based artist Christina Hess created this quirky series of animals imagined as historical figures. "I didn’t want to be that illustrator that painted animals in clothes. But after I completed Queen Elhissabeth for a family friend I realized that I could have fun with this idea. A lot of fun. Using numerous pets and celebrity animals from charities like Big Cat Rescue for inspiration I started recreating historical icons as animals. Some paintings are created traditionally in...

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Papel Amate, or Bark Paper, is a form of traditional Mexican paper with pre-Hispanic origins. Traditional bark paper was considered a specialty of the village shaman and was used for special rituals. The Nahua and Otomi tribes eventually began using bark paper as a canvas for traditional paintings. Typically the Otomi of Puebla painstakingly craft the paper out of fig tree or mulberry tree bark and then sell it to the Nahua of Guerrero for painting. These bark paintings, papel amate, are…

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Tibor Nagy  I really like the expressive strokes while somehow still capturing an amazing amount of detail.

Tibor Nagy I really like the expressive strokes while somehow still capturing an amazing amount of detail.

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from Etsy

Horse drawing PRINT unique horse pencil art, GICLEE PRINT, galloping black horse in storm home decoration, black horse illustration

Raven oil painting PRINT, painted raven, raven art print, traditional painting, black bird, blue painting, thubakabra

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