Art by Gabrielle Rose. I live in Oakland, CA. Watercolor and ink are my favorite media. Get in touch at hello@drawgabbydraw.com.

A bigger thing on 12x16” cold pressed watercolor paper. Watercolor, pencil, some ink. I think I’ll frame and hang this in an empty spot on my wall. I used salt on wet paint to make that weird effect in the middle of the piece.

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A very cool, detailed, tiny project by Rob Sato:

robsatoart:

"Small Fictions", 2009

1” to 1.5” paintings, mounted in slide holders

I used to work in a library with an old slide film catalogue. There were thousands of slides documenting art, events, etc.  I like slides—they’re neat objects. I enjoy attempting to see what is going on in them at their actual size rather than have the image projected. If you have ever experienced slide photography you may have noticed their particularly vivid quality and depth. The color in slides can be especially saturated and pulsing, and something about these extraordinarily detailed but miniaturized moments captured in a 1 x 1.5  inch frame is magical to me. During secret downtime at the library I would go get a random box of slides, always favoring the journalistic photos over the art documentation ones, and place them on the special light table just for viewing them and peer into a forgotten world. I would see things like a Black Panther Party rally shot by an anonymous photography student or just some dude eating a sandwich on a rooftop with a spectacular view of the bay. Many of the slides came with corresponding captions typewritten on cards that said things like, “Man eating sandwich, Alameda, CA, 19-whenever”. I’ve always enjoyed the flat, just-the-facts, quality of photographic captions. They have a quiet, accidental deadpan humor. I remember some captions which struck me back then—“Field with burning car, Vallejo, CA” and “Chinese shop-women throwing hats”.  Their lack of context, for me at least, is enigmatic. For all their straightforward language they’re utterly opaque—“Uh, yeah so this picture is exactly what this picture is a picture of.”

When trying to come up with ideas for stories I used to write imaginary blurbs that I might be able to use to create a spark. Most of them came to nothing, but I had notepads littered with them. I even threw them all out. I found them while rummaging in the trash for some drawing I had tossed. After reading them over again I was reminded of the slide captions from the library and the rescued story fragments led to the creation of these 34 tiny watercolors made to resemble slides. I hope they convey something of my own experience of looking through a very small window into an alternate, nearly lost universe. I’ve included some with their captions.

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Two Faces. Watercolor and pencil on cold pressed watercolor paper, 9x12”.

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Walked over to the Oakland Museum of California for Friday Nights @ OMCA and got to see the SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot show, which is GREAT. It was wonderful to see Oakland artist Deth P. Sun's works, and Rob Sato's paintings that I've been ogling on tumblr for a while, and of course a trio of pieces by James Jean, among lots of others. Above we’re in front of a “mural experience” by Kozyndan. (Click here to see the whole thing.)
If you’re in the Bay Area, don’t miss this show, for serious.
Walked over to the Oakland Museum of California for Friday Nights @ OMCA and got to see the SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot show, which is GREAT. It was wonderful to see Oakland artist Deth P. Sun's works, and Rob Sato's paintings that I've been ogling on tumblr for a while, and of course a trio of pieces by James Jean, among lots of others. Above we’re in front of a “mural experience” by Kozyndan. (Click here to see the whole thing.)
If you’re in the Bay Area, don’t miss this show, for serious.

Walked over to the Oakland Museum of California for Friday Nights @ OMCA and got to see the SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot show, which is GREAT. It was wonderful to see Oakland artist Deth P. Sun's works, and Rob Sato's paintings that I've been ogling on tumblr for a while, and of course a trio of pieces by James Jean, among lots of others. Above we’re in front of a “mural experience” by Kozyndan. (Click here to see the whole thing.)

If you’re in the Bay Area, don’t miss this show, for serious.

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Very interested in seeing Sam Grant’s work at Loakal next month. I’ve enjoyed seeing his work on my dashboard via Loakal’s tumblr.

loakal:

Though he considers them to be two separate practices, Sam W. Grant’s paintings and photographs share a similar focus on nostalgic imagery and retro-inspired color palettes. His solo show “Double Vision” opens at Loakal on March 7.

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Amazing not-digital artwork by Ariel Stater. 
(Found via.)
arielstater:

Guts guts guts guts gutsWatercolor, gouache & colored pencilRIP in peace colored pencils
Amazing not-digital artwork by Ariel Stater. 
(Found via.)
arielstater:

Guts guts guts guts gutsWatercolor, gouache & colored pencilRIP in peace colored pencils

Amazing not-digital artwork by Ariel Stater

(Found via.)

arielstater:

Guts guts guts guts guts
Watercolor, gouache & colored pencil
RIP in peace colored pencils

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Hot damn, you guys! Jacob finished one of my unfinished drawings and I love how he transformed it into something amazing. Find more of his work at his blog.
coalblack:

A little collaborative experiment I did with Gabrielle Rose.
Hot damn, you guys! Jacob finished one of my unfinished drawings and I love how he transformed it into something amazing. Find more of his work at his blog.
coalblack:

A little collaborative experiment I did with Gabrielle Rose.

Hot damn, you guys! Jacob finished one of my unfinished drawings and I love how he transformed it into something amazing. Find more of his work at his blog.

coalblack:

A little collaborative experiment I did with Gabrielle Rose.

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More of Nicomi’s work on her tumblr or visit her website.
fernbeds:

Skogsrået & The Devouring Moon - Nicomi Nix Turner
More of Nicomi’s work on her tumblr or visit her website.
fernbeds:

Skogsrået & The Devouring Moon - Nicomi Nix Turner

More of Nicomi’s work on her tumblr or visit her website.

fernbeds:

Skogsrået & The Devouring Moon - Nicomi Nix Turner

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Jeremy Enecio is on tumblr! You should most definitely follow him.
jenecioart:

Maelstrom
19x30, oil and acrylic on board
Jeremy Enecio is on tumblr! You should most definitely follow him.
jenecioart:

Maelstrom
19x30, oil and acrylic on board

Jeremy Enecio is on tumblr! You should most definitely follow him.

jenecioart:

Maelstrom

19x30, oil and acrylic on board

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This 5x7” print usually sells out pretty quickly, but I do have a few in stock right now in my shop, drawGabbydraw.goodsie.com!
This 5x7” print usually sells out pretty quickly, but I do have a few in stock right now in my shop, drawGabbydraw.goodsie.com!

This 5x7” print usually sells out pretty quickly, but I do have a few in stock right now in my shop, drawGabbydraw.goodsie.com!

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My previous Oakland apartment was just a block away from Cakeland! You can see all of the turquoise sculpture from the front windows, but I always wondered what was hidden in the back. If you’re in Oakland near Shattuck and 56th St. (I don’t know, maybe you will be someday) take a peek through the windows. It’s really cool. Scott Hove is awesome.

spokeart:

Here’s a sneak peek inside the studio of Oakland-based artist Scott Hove, aptly entitled “Cakeland”

You can view the entire installation via Hi-Fructose Magazine here.

If you are in San Francisco, please join us Thursday, May 2nd for the opening of Scott’s new solo show at Spoke Art Gallery

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Just found Evie Cahir’s illustration tumblr. She’s based in Melbourne, and she’s pretty awesome.
eviecahir:

.Taped Fabric. 
Just found Evie Cahir’s illustration tumblr. She’s based in Melbourne, and she’s pretty awesome.
eviecahir:

.Taped Fabric. 

Just found Evie Cahir’s illustration tumblr. She’s based in Melbourne, and she’s pretty awesome.

eviecahir:

.Taped Fabric. 

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This illustration by Cam Floyd glows. See a big version at Cam’s portfolio. I found this through my daily browsing of the “artists on tumblr" tag.
camfloyd:

just finished this one up
‘Traders’ - graphite/acrylic/digital
This illustration by Cam Floyd glows. See a big version at Cam’s portfolio. I found this through my daily browsing of the “artists on tumblr" tag.
camfloyd:

just finished this one up
‘Traders’ - graphite/acrylic/digital

This illustration by Cam Floyd glows. See a big version at Cam’s portfolio. I found this through my daily browsing of the “artists on tumblr" tag.

camfloyd:

just finished this one up

‘Traders’ - graphite/acrylic/digital

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In case you missed it…

I have two prints up for pre-order in my shop! You can order both Noxious Colors and Stroll now for late March shipment. You get a 15% discount on the print, and I’ll include a surprise discontinued print with it when it ships. See drawgabbydraw.goodsie.com to order!

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