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California-based artist and teacher Russell Powell gives new meaning to the term “hand painted.” Inspiring his young students and tens of thousands of Instagram followers, Powell has mastered the art of hand stamping, which is way more difficult than it sounds. We’re not talking elementary finger painting… Powell operates on a much higher artistic level. In short, he expertly paints (usually a portrait) on the palm of his hand, but does so rather quickly so it doesn’t dry. Then transfers it to paper or some other surface for preservation. It really is brilliant, and executed masterfully by Powell. Saying nothing of his stellar painting skills, conceptually it just works so well. The inevitable prints of his fingers and palm become an integral part of his work, making every single piece truly unique. One word: badass.

Via Instagram

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People show appreciation for their friends in many different ways. Milan-based illustrator/artist Thomas Cian reserves pages of a Moleskine journal for emotive pencil drawings of those closest to him. And given his supreme illustration skills, we’d say each mini-masterpiece is quite a tribute. His sense of composition and use of the spreads is terrific. The details and nuances of shading he achieves with a simple piece of graphite is really impressive. Cian is a very gifted artist, and we should consider ourselves lucky to be exposed to such raw and personal work.

Via Behance

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Just an update on a favorite post from a while back…. North Carolina-based designer Brent Holloman decided to create a new silhouette of his daughter Vie for the first year of her life. With only four weeks left of this inspiring project, thought we’d share Holloman’s progress. What a great tribute to his daughter, both professionally and personally. Be sure to check out process photos on Holloman’s blog… some of these pieces are physical works, and these shots don’t do the level of creativity and ingenuity Holloman employs much justice. This dude is on top of his game, for sure.

Via brentholloman.com

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