The Best art of 2012

Here it is part 2 of our year end feature honoring and highlighting our favorites of the year, along with YOUR most shared and liked images from our social networks.
Again it has to be noted that not all of these were created in 2012, some much earlier, however they were the images that were blowing up your feeds all year long.

Thankyou so much for all the support in 2012, 2013 will be even bigger unless the Mayans are right and the world ends, in which case this would be our last post ever! lol! Enjoy


As always be sure to credit the artist if you re-share/rehost, and if possible give Urban-Muse.com the shout out.

MAKE ART. PAINT THINGS. BE AWESOME.

 

 

 

One of the Best Images Urban-Muse.com posted all year via Facebook, twitter, or tumblr.

[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Hyperrealistic Oil Painting by Tigran Tsitoghdzyan

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] "Harder Pressed" Oil Self Portrait by ka00te

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Another great piece by Lin Ran

 


One of the Best Images Urban-Muse.com posted all year via Facebook, twitter, or tumblr.

[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Here's one of our favorite charcoals from our friend David Kassan. We had the pleasure of hanging out with Kassan during an artist retreat in San Diego. This particular piece is kind of cool because David made a signature series box set of all his preffered mediums for General's Charcoal and this was the image on the box. Highly reccomended go pick it up if you can, you can order it online from Generals.



One of the Best Images Urban-Muse.com posted all year via Facebook, twitter, or tumblr.

[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Kami Kaze I" by ShichiGoro

 

 

 

 



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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Illustrator Kent Floris Killin' it with a mad decent day of the dead girl.

 


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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Badass piece by LA Artist Francis Mmiecik

 



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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Great Lichtenstein Girl for Halloween, Lichtenstein even in 2012 was HOT always being highly shared.



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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Kickass lichtenstein Tattoo!

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] kickass Vintage Comic tattoo by Kapten Hanna

 



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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Great Lichtenstein Girl Makeup!

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Great piece via Glen Preece

 


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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link]  Henrik Moses Ballerina

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Our post for those who celebrate 4/20

 

 

 

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Malcolm Liepke is getting special attention on this post because moreso than any artist we posted this year, his pieces were consistently HUGE in terms of likes and shares, and we even made a rather intensive 350+ image retrospective of his work availible in a facebook album on our page. Likely the largest in the world.

 

 

 

One of the Best Images Urban-Muse.com posted all year via Facebook, twitter, or tumblr.

[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Malcolm Liepke - The Wild One

Malcolm Liepke is getting special attention on this post because moreso than any artist we posted this year, his pieces were consistently HUGE in terms of likes and shares, and we even made a rather intensive 350+ image retrospective of his work availible in a facebook album on our page. Likely the largest in the world.

 

One of the Best Images Urban-Muse.com posted all year via Facebook, twitter, or tumblr.

[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Malcolm Liepke - Cascading Hair

Malcolm Liepke is getting special attention on this post because moreso than any artist we posted this year, his pieces were consistently HUGE in terms of likes and shares, and we even made a rather intensive 350+ image retrospective of his work availible in a facebook album on our page. Likely the largest in the world.

 

One of the Best Images Urban-Muse.com posted all year via Facebook, twitter, or tumblr.

[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Malcolm Liepke - Desire

Malcolm Liepke is getting special attention on this post because moreso than any artist we posted this year, his pieces were consistently HUGE in terms of likes and shares, and we even made a rather intensive 350+ image retrospective of his work availible in a facebook album on our page. Likely the largest in the world.

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Lloyd K. Barnes - "Primavera de los Muertos - Spring Sugar Skull"

Credits Model: Tia Guzzo Makeup: Jennifer Ruth Hair Styling: Rhi Yee Fashion stylist: Jihan Amer Set decorator: Guen Gianfranchi Photography: Lloyd K. Barnes

 

 

One of the Best Images Urban-Muse.com posted all year via Facebook, twitter, or tumblr.

[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Lloyd K. Barnes - "Primavera de los Muertos - Spring Sugar Skull"

Credits Model: Tia Guzzo Makeup: Jennifer Ruth Hair Styling: Rhi Yee Fashion stylist: Jihan Amer Set decorator: Guen Gianfranchi Photography: Lloyd K. Barnes

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Amazing painting by Louis Treserras

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] MaeMaeChan - "I am alive"
Prismacolor Marker and pen on Obituary Section of newspaper.

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] This photo is actually computer generated, you can make your own with this clever little app. Here's some wishful thinking our our part, perhaps one day! :)
http://www.photofunia.com/effects/photowall
MAKE ART. PAINT THINGS. BE AWESOME.

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] The awesome photography of Marc Laroche, few do hair better.

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Beautiful blue piece by Max Gasparini

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Mona McKayla is not impressed with the Urban-Muse Best art of 2012

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Awesome face makeup by Makeup by Nick Wolfe.

 

 

 

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Oh Mona! Spotted in Korea.

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Our friend Sas Christian's Triumphant return to form.
"On My Way" - 25x36 - Oil On Canvas for Scope and Corey Helford.

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Pavel Guzenko's eyes are amazing! And always incredibly liked and shared.

 

 

One of the Best Images Urban-Muse.com posted all year via Facebook, twitter, or tumblr.

[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Pavel Guzenko's eyes are amazing! And always incredibly liked and shared.

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Phoebe Rudomino's Underwater photography was huge all over the web this year.

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Piet Mondrian Cake.

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Pocahontas by sakimichan

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] The Incredible underwater photography of Rafal Makiela.

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Ramon Bruin does these amazing trompe l'oeil drawings. His stuff was huge this year, even landing on the front page of Yahoo!

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Fin Dac was HUGE this year!

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Red Room by Jordi Diaz Alama

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] "Refreshing” by Juan Carlos Manjarrez - Oil On Canvas

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Rex Hicks - "Audrey"

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] "Rose" by Tin

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Hotty Trashy nerd by SamKaat

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Check out this INSANE fairly wellknown shot of "RedHead Girl" by Samuel Silva.
Now here's where it get's interesting, in addition to being Nearly photorealistic, according to his DA page it was created only using 8 Colored Ballpoint Pens! And he claims he "Isn't even really an Artist." But a Lawyer by day... well we have news for you Samuel, Lawyer or not, you're a damn fine artist!

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Great look at Sarah Joncas' work process

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Two incredible hyperfuturistic and drastic departures from our Friend Sas Christian. Unlike any painting(s) we've ever seen before.

 

 

One of the Best Images Urban-Muse.com posted all year via Facebook, twitter, or tumblr.

[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link]Two incredible hyperfuturistic and drastic departures from our Friend Sas Christian. Unlike any painting(s) we've ever seen before.

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] "Illusion of Darkness and Fire" by Audrey Dutroux. One of our favorites.

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Graf artist SCAF works on an INSANE, BANE Piece!

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Seiner [Etam Crew] - Lodz, Poland

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Shamu Killer Whale Cucumber

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Sick piece by GOIN

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Simper" by Kelsey Beckett

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Incredible Skull Face Paint. Not sure of the artist, theres a watermark but we cant make it out. Know who it is? Comment on the facebook by clicking the image.

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Skyline Mock Tights

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] This shockingly real snake cake made the rounds all over the net this year.

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Excellent and informative Work In Progress collage of Princess Grace Kelly in Graphite by Stan Bossard!

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Star Wars Money

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Starry Night mural

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Steven Stahlberg - "Abduction"

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] "Szopie" by Wojtek Fus

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Awesome trompe l'oeil street art by TA55O! (Tasso)

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] "The Crush" by Jonny Doomsday

 

 

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] 3D/Trompe-l'œil Tattoo Art is the best!

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Unknown Zebra

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] "Urban Angel" by Alexandre Salles

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] PHENOMENAL CG Render of Catwoman for a Dark Knight Rises Mobile game by Korean artist Uri So residing in Singapore. Checking out her portfolio is HIGHLY recommended!

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Awesome piece "Wasp" by Alice X. Zhang

 

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] The Duality of Humanity
Ying Yeung - by Tsang Cheung Shing

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] Scott Davidson did this incredible piece for a contest at ConceptArt.org - We regrettably had to delete it from our feed because of CENSORSHIP issues! So Sad! It was one of our first pieces to reach over 400 likes and over 100 shares.

 

 

 

 

And finally the last and maybe best piece of the year, tied with our prievious choice by Lin ran.
This piece really embodies everything about what it means to be in love, to create art, and to deeply move people by viewing your art.

 

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[Facebook-Original-SHARE-Link] "UNION" by Android Jones
You can really feel the LOVE emanating from this one. Pretty amazing.
Via Android Jones Blog:
"a commisioned portrait of two of the greatest lovers i have even Known, this image was started as a live painting at thier wedding ceremony"

It was later shown at Burning Man and people who saw it said it moved them to tears and it was one of the most beautiful expressions of love they have ever seen.

BRAVO!

And finally if you think we missed something. Please feel free to post any pieces you feel deserve extra attention this year, and if we get enough awesome contributions we may make another blog post called "Users Choice" and give you credit for the reccomendation.

 

(CLICK the below image to comment on the facebook post for your choice)

 

 

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All artwork is used in good faith from the artist who made it, and no rights or reproductions by Urban-Muse are claimed. All artwork belongs to their respective owner.

 

Want to submit your work? Want to possibly be the best of 2013? GREAT! PLEASE feel free to post your BEST work to our facebook wall.