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Flashes & Strokes: a Tale of Two Mediums

The digital and traditional arts are thriving in LA. From newer, technology based media like photography and digital art to more traditional art, there is so much to see, explore and learn from in Southern California.  Through our Flashes and Strokes series, we’d like to celebrate artists from both worlds: traditional and digital.


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DAY ONE OF DESIGNERCON 💜 Setting up 💜 Come visit 🍙 Booth 3142 💜

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What it’s like to work at a suicide prevention hotline illo for @huffpost

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🍂🍁 . . . . #lifedrawing #drawing #sketch #art

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Holy Fire | Color study (2018) Oil Pastel

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P’tit sketch from yesterday: Contemporary Love Dance . . . #sketch #dance #couple #style #gesture #light #dark

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WOOHOO! Time to JAM! Teaser for the upcoming episode of ‘In The Garden With Eben’ on how to make loquat jam from scratch! . ‘In The Garden With Eben’ is a short animated documentary series made by Gwenaëlle Gobé following artist Eben Goff as he makes loquat jam from his garden. (Have you seen the previous episode on fig beetles?) . Loquat fruits are very common here is Socal. The name derives from the Chinese lou gwat which means ‘black orange’. Their flavor is a mixture of peach, citrus and mild mango. . See all episodes #gardenofeben For more info: . #gardenofeben #socalgarden #urbangarden #ebengoff #saveseeds #animation #mograph #illustration #dailysketch

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This Veterans Day, I thought I would do a tribute piece for my Uncle Scotty. My middle name is Scott, named after him. He was in the Air Force during the Vietnam War when he was 23. Scotty was a Navigator on missions to target supply trucks on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. In December of 1968 (on his father’s birthday), his plane went down on one of those missions and he was never found. That wound has never healed in my family. Recently, after watching the Ken Burns Vietnam War Documentary on Netflix, I did some digging online for more information about him. In the comments of one of the sites, I found someone who, at an estate sale, found a POW/MIA Bracelet with his name on it. (These bracelets were made to commemorate soldiers lost at war and ensure their names not be forgotten). She was looking to return it to the family. I contacted her and she mailed it out to me. When it came, the bracelet had split down the center from normal wear and tear. We brought it to a jewelers shop here and had it mended. When I finally held the mended bracelet, I felt a huge sense of grief and relief that I wasn’t expecting. I realized that, like this broken bracelet, my family has been separated from itself for 50 years. Putting the pieces back together is something we have been praying towards for a long time. My family has survived on the hope that they will see him again, finally mending this divide. There are 1600 American soldiers still MIA from the Vietnam War. Uncle Scotty would have turned 73 last week. Maybe he did. #veteransday #vietnamwar #vietnamveteran #tribute

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Day 12

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I’ve taken to staying indoors where I can at least pretend it’s Spring, hi (Personal account @iamjuliakaye)

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Here’s a drawing I did. #drawing #art #artistsoninstagram #portrait #man #drawme

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Howdy. #burlesque #vintagepinup

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Up Next: Tokyo Comic-Con

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LA Pigeon #comics #cute #cartoon #drawing #doodle #sketch #character #design #art #artist #instagood #like4like #follow

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In color

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We’re Explorers in Each Other’s Worlds: Each and every person we meet contains a beautiful and infinite universe. We are lucky to catch glimpses of those universes and intertwine them with ours even though we will only ever be able to see the glimmering of the stars inside. The beauty of it is we can keep growing together forever. Our universes will always contain new beautiful and scary things to discover and share. Insisting that others fully understand our universe just makes us feel misunderstood and staying curious about each other’s universes brings us closer together. . One of my new pieces for my Garage Gallery show in DTLA on the 28th! 👁💀👁 Free tickets to attend the opening event on the 27th are in the @garagegalleryla bio. 👁💀👁 . . . #eyes #eye #eyeball #skull #skeleton #skeletonart #losangeles #la #dtla #colorfulart #darkart #bodyhorror #halloween #lowbrow #punk #skullart #surrealism #artistsoninstagram #beautifulbizarre #surreal #gothart #punkart #artofinstagram #lowbrowart #psychedelic #goth #psychedelicart #acidart #popsurrealism #trippy

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Effects Pedal #sketch #copic #rusty #gottastartsomewhere

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Messing w some watercolors😬

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Surprise! I just uploaded an arranging video to my channel, go check it out 💐

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  1. Kelsey

    March 16, 2018 at 20:15

    Thanks for the feature guys!! Definitely going to check out some of these check photographer’s!

  2. Kelsey

    March 16, 2018 at 20:16

    Thanks for the feature guys!! Definitely going to check out some of these check photographers! (oops, typo on the last one)

  3. Vanessa

    March 30, 2018 at 17:57

    Thank you so much for the feature. Love what you guys are doing for local artists and small businesses. I’ll definitely share your site with my followers.

  4. Alyssa Jones

    April 12, 2018 at 01:18

    RJW Fine photography has some amazing photos. I’ve seen them in person at the Newport Art Show this past October and the way he captures the light and subject matter is amazing. The vivid colors of nature contrasting with the bold lines of the pier in your feature picture creates an image filled with softness and strength.

  5. Sky Peak Photography

    April 13, 2018 at 16:45

    Thank you so much for this opportunity! Humbled and proud to be featured along all this SoCal LA talent 🙏

  6. Robert De Anda

    April 26, 2018 at 02:19

    Thanks for featuring my concert photography. The Rock scene in Los Angeles is definitely seeing a resurgence especially among younger music lovers who are discovering the magic of songwriting and the satisfaction of mastering a musical instrument. I am honored to be able to capture the scene today and help promote new talent.

  7. Sweet Mint Studio

    July 10, 2018 at 19:07

    Thank you so much for the feature! Hope our Instagram handle could be a small token of inspiration to any aspire artists out there.

  8. Alexey Bever

    July 19, 2018 at 07:14

    Thanks for the love! Have been following a couple of these artist for sometime now, great to see all the other creative minds! Awesome job everyone!k

  9. Sean Diamond

    August 2, 2018 at 01:44

    Thank you so much for the feature! I appreciate it!


    September 7, 2018 at 15:05

    Thanks so much for the feature!! It really means a lot. There are so many creative and talented minds in LA and it’s truly amazing to see!

  11. Cameron McClain

    December 5, 2018 at 19:02

    Thanks so much for the feature! I really am humbled and blessed to be apart of this! Thank you again!

  12. Nadine

    December 5, 2018 at 19:43

    I’ll join the thank you train!

    Gracias for this Voyage LA team, this is amazing!

  13. Chris Reda

    December 5, 2018 at 20:59

    Awesome collection of Artists! Thank you very much!

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