Postcards for Ants is an ongoing painting project by Cape Town artist Lorraine Loots who has been creating a miniature painting every single day since January 1, 2013. The artist works with paint brushes, pencils, and bare eyes to render superbly detailed paintings scarcely larger than a small coin
So you think you’re good at snapchat with your cartoon doodles? Well think again. This guy does amazing photorealistic drawings on his iPad with just his finger.
Like us, you probably thought that calligraphy didn’t really have any room in which to evolve. It definitely couldn’t get any better. After all, calligraphy is beautiful, but can it really be done differently? Well, according to Turkey-based graphic designer, Tolga Girgin, it can.Girgin has created a series of wonderfully scripted letters that look three-dimensional. Upon first sight, it looks as though his gorgeous lettering is leaping off the page, and you quickly assume it’s a sculpture. But it isn’t. It’s two-dimensional calligraphy. Just as it always has been. Except now Girgin has breathed new life into the genre (if it even is a genre). See, when people tell you art has no new ground to trod, artists and thinkers like Girgin just come along and prove you wrong.
How amazing is this? I’d love to see this being retouched in illustrator for the clean crisp lines.
Check out Bellerby & Co. Globemakers. And here are photos of them doing what they do. It never occured to me that these are still made by hand and it is quite an impressive sight.
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Inspired by the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront game which has a special PS4 bundle. Everyone was excited for it because it included a special Darth Vader PS4 Skin Decal design
Produced in various shades of green, blue, aqua and white, these composite materials reflect their origins as conventional glass bottles in terms of color but also in shape – you can actually see that these surfaces were once part of a round glass drinking containers. Imperfections become design details, and wear shows less on these hybrid planes as it does with composite materials generally.
This guy….. i cant even fold a paper airplane or a paper boat and this guy does this. Not much videos yet but still a good insight on how its done.
What do you do when a design direction for a printed advertisement you suggested suddenly comes back to you at the eleventh hour saying that there isnt any budget for photography? Well, what else can you do? suck it up and soldier on, just soldier on.
West Virginia-based artist Brett Kern has mastered the art of illusion with handcrafted ceramic sculptures that deceptively look like inflatable toys. Each figure in this ongoing series of work presents a set of whimsically simple characters, be it a minimalist dinosaur or a cartoonish astronaut. With additional details including its shiny glaze, a cleverly placed air valve, and the painted illusion of seams, pinched from the pressure of air inside, Kern manages to easily trick viewers into believing his ceramic works are merely balloons.The artist says of his work: “My predilection for producing collectible objects comes from my training as a potter and my persistent preoccupation with collecting toys, pop memorabilia, and nostalgic items from my youth.” He adds, “Movies, television, toys and games dominated the cultural landscape of my youth. I am a product of this specific time period, and I like to think of my artwork as the fossils that will help preserve it.”