8-Bit Watercolors

Inspired in part by the 8-bit graphics of old Atari and Nintendo video games from his youth, artist Adam Lister paints quirky watercolor interpretations of pop culture icons, art world happenings, and famous paintings. While all of Lister’s works are distinctly humorous, many are also strangely nostalgic, recalling moments from the recent past including comic book characters, Star Wars references, and even numerous interpretations of iconic TV painter Bob Ross.

Lister has several limited edition prints available on his website,

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Pen and Ink Cityscape by Ben Sack

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With meticulous determination and a steady hand, artist Ben Sack picks up a black 0.05 Staedtler pigment liner pen and begins to draw the dense, intricate details of fictional cityscapes: buildings, roads, rivers and bridges. He draws until the ink runs out and picks up another pen. And another. And another. Sapping the ink from dozens of writing utensils until several months later a canvas is complete.

You can see more of his work on his website, and over on Tumblr. Prints are available here.

STRIPPED: The Comics Documentary

STRIPPED: The Comics Documentary

STRIPPED: The Comics Documentary brings together the world’s best cartoonists to talk about the art form they love, and what happens to it as newspapers die. STRIPPED explores comic strips in depth, why they’re so loved, and how they’re navigating this dicey period between print and pixels.

Support STRIPPED: The Comics Documentary HERE

Wes Anderson: Centered

Wes Anderson: Centered

Watching any film by Wes Anderson it’s impossible to ignore the director’s obsessive visual aesthetic. From his harmonizing use of color to impeccably constructed sets, every minute detail is considered and designed. Korean filmmaker Kogonada just released this supercut of one particular Anderson hallmark: the use of perfectly centered shots in Wes Anderson: Centered.

Kyle’s Ultimate Real Watercolor Brushes

Kyle's Ultimate Real Watercolor Brushes

Kyle’s Ultimate Real Watercolor Brushes contain over 40 finely-tuned Photoshop watercolor presets. These brushes produce natural wet edge effects, bleeds, and textures without the aid of any layer effects or added textures. You simply paint on your canvas. By combining the brushes, nearly any watercolor effect is possible. With these tools, you will have complete control over the paint; you can even produce happy accidents and interesting surprises, as well, by varying pen pressure and direction, much like real watercolors. There are brushes for detail work, broad washes, and everything in between. Only $7!

Get Kyle’s Ultimate Real Watercolor Brushes HERE

The Cyclist’s Empire Print Of Empire State Building

The Cyclist’s Empire print

The Cyclist’s Empire is the latest cycling-inspired print from the folks over at 100 Copies who print (as you might have guessed) only 100 copies of all their posters. This particular design was created using 7 different kinds of bicycle tracks that were rolled onto paper to mimic the structure of the Empire State Building. See more about Cyclist’s Empire print HERE.