Ed Sheeran donates painting to Suffolk charity auction

The 29-year-old used house paints to create Dab 2 2020 - so called as it is the second painting he has given to his dad John, whom he calls Dab.

It is the first time one of the Suffolk singer's paintings has been made available for sale.

The colourful abstract is part of the Ed Sheeran: Made In Suffolk Legacy Auction.

The auction was organised with help from his parents to support youngsters in his home county, including redeveloping a playground in Ipswich.

Sheeran previously said he painted a canvas a day for 30 days.

She disappears with the tide

It's the latest work of surfing artist Sean Yoro, who has a penchant for precarious surfaces, having previously painted on floating icebergs, remote waterside walls and tree bark in a rainy forest -- always using eco-friendly paints.


South Korean tattooists break the taboo of body art

Technically, only medical doctors are allowed to do tattooing. Mirae and Yo-Yo, two 25-year-old tattoo artists living and working in the capital, Seoul, are certainly not that.

Mirae is a part-time model with a keen interest in fashion; Yo-Yo used to work in clothes shops, before taking a working holiday to Australia, where she began to consider training as a tattoo artist.

Art student challenges ban on nipples

Central Saint Martins' Camila Gonzalez Corea says it's "sexist" and makes them into art instead.

She runs photos submitted to her through a programme and recreates them using emoji for The Nipple Act.

Many people think it's unfair that posts showing female nipples are censored and removed, but men's aren't.

The strict rules on social media regarding nudity is one of the reasons Camila says she started the page.

The 22-year-old's told Newsbeat: "I see nipples as a female organ which in my opinion can be seen as both sexual and not sexual.

These dirty vehicles have been turned into art

Russian artist Nikita Golubev has been turning other people's unwashed vehicles into works of art.

Using the name "ProBoyNick" he has drawn various designs in Moscow for the past two weeks and sharing his work online.

His first attempt picked up nearly 400 likes on Instagram.

He drew a smoking man's face on the back of the van and told his followers he was just "trying out some new techniques".

His most recent work scored over 2,000 with a process he calls #dirtpainting.

Selfies get the 'art' treatment

A photographer from Cambridge says selfies should be used in art after winning the #SAATCHISELFIE competition.

Dawn Woolley beat over 14,000 entries with her selfie, named The Substitute, which shows a man holding a 2D picture of a person in a bikini.

The pictures from all over Europe can now be seen at the Saatchi Gallery's Selfie to Self-Expression exhibition.

'I'm amazed and overwhelmed, it's quite a shock'

The afterlives of famous artists

What even fewer people realize is that following his death in 1973, it took six years -- and $30 million -- to settle matters between seven heirs and deal with his legacy.

When an established artist dies, what happens to the art? Family squabbles and long legal battles, often spanning decades, can paint a picture of greed that puts soap operas to shame.

French artist turns chicken for three-week egg hatching

How? By incubating 10 eggs with his own body heat.

He will live inside a glass vivarium until his charges hatch, watched by visitors to the Palais de Tokyo museum in Paris.

Poincheval expects the process to last between 21 and 26 days.

"I will, broadly speaking, become a chicken," he said.

The artist, 44, began the performance - titled "Oeuf" (Egg) - on Wednesday.

Rather than sitting on the eggs directly, he is deploying a chair with a container under its seat.

A brilliant cartoonist who polarised Australia

Bill Leak, who created some of Australia's most recognisable and inflammatory cartoons, has died of a suspected heart attack in hospital. He was 61.

Last year, his caricature of an indigenous man with a beer can who could not remember his son's name was labelled "disgusting" and "discriminatory" by Aboriginal leaders. The artist had also faced death threats and was forced to move out of his home after publishing an image of the Prophet Muhammad following the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris.

You need to try the new neon light makeup trend

But now the trend is becoming a lot more accessible through the latest craze: fluorescent light-inspired makeup looks.

Yep, that's right. Your eyes or lips can actually look like they're glowing, thanks to skillful recreations of those same neon lights that fill your feeds.