Kate MacDowell

Badgered © Kate MacDowell katemacdowell.com

Badgered
© Kate MacDowell
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Kate MacDowell's porcelain sculptures explores mans detrimental impact on the natural world. This friction between mans contemporary lifestyle and the natural world is captured breathtakingly in these intricate porcelain pieces. MacDowell chooses porcelain as a medium for its fragile quality which further emphasises the message behind her work.

Predator © Kate MacDowell katemacdowell.com

Predator
© Kate MacDowell
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Rubis Firenos

The Winter Fox O Ka-Fée © Rubis Firenos rubisfirenos.tumblr.com

The Winter Fox O Ka-Fée
© Rubis Firenos
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Marine Dragon The Fishes’ King O Ka-Fée © Rubis Firenos rubisfirenos.tumblr.com

Marine Dragon The Fishes’ King O Ka-Fée
© Rubis Firenos
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I’ve always appreciated the illustrative work of Rubis Firenos (her chosen pseudonym), she was the artist who inspired me to use coffee in my own watercolour paintings.

The O Ka-Fée is a secret blend of coffee which is the artists signature medium. This coffee blend allows her to create unique textures on the hot pressed watercolour paper.

The combination of a simple drawing style and striking watercolour and ink work results in wonderfully atmospheric pieces which I’ve always been taken by.

The Fall O Ka-Fée © Rubis Firenos rubisfirenos.tumblr.com

The Fall O Ka-Fée
© Rubis Firenos
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Alexis Marcou

Red Deer © Alexis Marcou alexismarcou.com

Red Deer
© Alexis Marcou
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Alexis Marcou combines traditional drawing with digital enhancements to make his polygon inspired imagery. I love how he chooses to draw attention to specific areas of the animal using high detail which he then breaks up with abstract elements.

I found an interview in which he discuses his practice in more detail, including using specific digital imaging software to polish his work, accompanied by an interesting handmade anti-smudge glove!

Bad Panda © Alexis Marcou alexismarcou.com

Bad Panda
© Alexis Marcou
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