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22 May 01:18

Artist Sean Yoro Paints Meticulous Seaside Murals While Balancing on His Paddle Board

by Kate Sierzputowski

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Riding atop a paddle board, artist Sean Yoro (aka Hula), paints murals while floating on the waves, placing his works just above sea level. The murals, all portraits of women, have a hyperrealistic quality that appear as if each is existing just above the tide. Due to the works’ position above the water they reflect perfectly into the waves, the image extending out far from the painted surface.

The NYC-based artist paddles out to paint the murals, balancing his acrylic paint on his board all the while. Hula grew up on the island of Oahu, where he spent most of his days in the ocean. Although he grew up dabbling in graffiti, watercolor, and tattoo art, he didn’t take his work seriously until he began to paint the the human body when he was 21. Hula also uses cracked surfboards as a surface to paint his female portraits, more of which you can see on his Instagram, @the_hula. (via Street Art News)

31 Mar 02:52

Hyperrealistic Depictions of a Fictional Mouse-Butterfly Species by Lisa Ericson

by Kate Sierzputowski
“Bliss”, Acrylic on Wood Panel, 11″x14″

“Bliss”, Acrylic on Wood Panel, 11″x 14″

“Perch”, Acrylic on Wood Panel, 9″x12″

“Perch”, Acrylic on Wood Panel, 9″x 12″

“Gatherer II”, Acrylic on Wood Panel, 8″x10″

“Gatherer II”, Acrylic on Wood Panel, 8″x 10″

"Gatherer I", Acrylic on Wood Panel, 8″x10″

“Gatherer I”, Acrylic on Wood Panel, 8″x 10″

“Hover”, Acrylic on Wood Panel, 13″x16″

“Hover”, Acrylic on Wood Panel, 13″x 16″

“Artista”, Acrylic on Wood Panel, 16″x16″

“Artista”, Acrylic on Wood Panel, 16″x 16″

Lisa Ericson‘s logo is just as enchanting as her hyperrealistic paintings, a tiny mouse with butterfly wings floating between her first and last name. Ericson works as a multi-hyphenate, utilizing her visual talents as an artist, illustrator, and designer to craft meaningful images for both her client and personal practice.

In her newest series Ericson skillfully depicts her invented species of mouse-butterfly while they explore environments filled with detailed mushrooms, forgotten tin jars, and forest brush while sometimes clutching found objects such as acorns and raspberries.

Ericson’s first exhibition, and one featuring this series, is displayed at Portland’s Antler Gallery alongside Heiko Müller and John Casey until April, 27th. During my research I also learned that Ericson illustrated Ramona Ausubel’s website (one of my favorite contemporary authors), and can be seen here. (via This Isn’t Happiness, Hi-Fructose)

14 Feb 06:54

My Gel Pen Drawings Inspired By Literature, Legends And Fairy Tales

by Magdalena Korzeniewska

My name is Magdalena Korzeniewska and I’m an illustrator from Poland. My works are inspired by my favorite things from the world of literature, legends and fairy tales. Science fiction, fantasy and surrealism are what stimulate my imagination most. I love juxtaposition of fairness and macabre, purity and grotesque, dark themes lurking under the soothing and meditative beauty of nature.

I draw with gel pens and then process my drawings in a graphics program.

More info: DeviantArt

Something’s coming

Jack and the fern flower

Song of a stone heart

And how’s the water?

In the gardens

Under the heart tree

The night rider

Strange waters

Girl and the beasts

The prayer


The changeling

08 Feb 03:10

Polish Artist Creates Surreal Paintings Of Dream-Like Worlds

by Zara

I am fond of good and worthy work such as painting, doodles, illustrations, digital art and so on. I would also like to share those inspirational works with people to inspire them too. So, this is another inspirational post of Jacek Yerks to make you all excited. All paintings are beautifully painted and some dreamlike images guide me to the dream world. Amazing!

Editor’s note: Polish artist Jacek Yerka was born in 1952. Both of his parents are artists, so he grew up with the smell of paint and surrounded by paper, ink, paints and brushes. Yerka was thinking about studying astronomy or medicine, but discovered paint right before his last exam and thus entered the mysterious world of colors. The artist was mostly inspired by XV century Dutch tablet paintings.

Jacek Yerka eventually attended the Fine Art Academy, just like his mom and dad. He has received recognition from various sci-fi enthusiasts and fantasy writers, and his works are even used for mind-bending jigsaw puzzles.

More info: | Facebook
















06 Feb 21:19

Illustrations by Yana Vorontsov

“Absurdia,” is an illustration series by Yana Vorontsov, a Ukrainian-born, Toronto-based illustrator. Vorontsov has recently graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design University and has been featured in Creative Quarterly. Her style... Yana-Vorontsov-illustrations-0 Yana-Vorontsov-illustrations-11 Yana-Vorontsov-illustrations-10 Yana-Vorontsov-illustrations-9 Yana-Vorontsov-illustrations-8 Yana-Vorontsov-illustrations-7 Yana-Vorontsov-illustrations-6 Yana-Vorontsov-illustrations-5 Yana-Vorontsov-illustrations-4 Yana-Vorontsov-illustrations-3 Yana-Vorontsov-illustrations-2 Yana-Vorontsov-illustrations-1
03 Feb 13:31

Naoto Hattori

Japanese artist Naoto Hattori (Instagram) creates surreal characters for his canvases. Of his work, He says: “My vision is like a dream, whether it’s a sweet dream, a nightmare, or just a trippy... naoto-hattori-0 naoto-hattori-8 naoto-hattori-7 naoto-hattori-6 naoto-hattori-5 naoto-hattori-4 naoto-hattori-3 naoto-hattori-2 naoto-hattori-1
02 Feb 18:28

Artist Transforms Bananas Into Works Of Art

by Dovas

It doesn’t look like anyone ever told Stephan Brusche not to play with his food, but that’s just fine by us. This imaginative artist, based in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, regularly turns bananas into creative and light-hearted works of art.

Brusche is not one to turn away other fruits as well, but he seems to favor the banana. We like it too, because it shows how much an artist can do even within a narrow and seemingly limiting field like banana art. For more about his art, read his interview with Bored Panda below!

More info: | Facebook | Instagram | Society6


It all started a few years back when I just started using Instagram. I was at work and I just wanted to post something,” Stephan Brusche told Bored Panda. “I then noticed my banana and I figured it would make a nice post if I just drew a little happy face on it


I took a ballpoint pen and just started drawing. I was pretty amazed how pleasant a banana peel is to draw on. So the next day I did it again, now a pissed-off face


After that I tried to come up with new ideas for drawings while using the shape of the banana in all kinds of clever ways. Trying to keep pushing myself I eventually started to carve in the banana peel as well


They show the things I care about or like the most. Not a real agenda behind it. Mostly fun and whatever idea pops into my head when I look at a banana. Though I like to make more Bible Bananas just to show how fascinating that book is


When I started I used anything that would fit nicely in the banana shape. I guess I’m mostly inspired by animals and popular movies
















Thank you, Stephan Brusche, for talking to Bored Panda about your work!

23 Jan 16:55

Philippe Echaroux Uses Light Projections To Create Street Art In France

by Filow

Philippe Echaroux is a French photographer and street artist born in 1983.

He invented the concept of Street Art 2.0 with his project, named “Paintings with lights”, and kicked-off in his home city of Marseille in March, 2014. 2 weeks later and his project created the buzz in 44 countries.

Philippe’s street art is not leaving any prints on locations he uses to exhibit his art, playing with his favorite tool: light. The beauty of his art is therefore ephemeral.

More info: | Facebook






23 Jan 03:31

Intricate Modular Paper Sculptures by Richard Sweeney

by Johnny Strategy




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Inspired by the organic forms of nature like mounds of snow and clouds, English artist Richard Sweeney creates delicate modular sculptures out of paper. It’s hard to believe that some of these 3D sculptures came to life from just from paper, but the Wakefield, England-based artist works primarily with a ruler and cutter to bend fold and glue together his complex sculptures, which range from table-top size to floor-to-ceiling installations. Especially impressive are his pleated sculptures, which often don’t even use glue to achieve their three-dimensional terrain look.

Sweeney is currently part of a touring show titled Above the Fold. And for those lucky folks in the Netherlands, he’ll be showing his work at the CODA Museum in Apeldoorn this summer. (via Cross Connect Magazine)

Update: Along with 2 other artists, Sweeney has just launched a kickstarter campaign to fund an exhibition in New York.

23 Jan 01:22

Parahawking: An Actual Sport That Mixes Paragliding And GIANT BIRDS

by Chris Brinlee Jr

Parahawking: An Actual Sport That Mixes Paragliding And GIANT BIRDS

Parahawking is falconry in flight. Just with a vulture. There's only one place in the world you can do it: Pokhara, Nepal and doing it is as awesome as it sounds.


20 Jan 03:38

25 Mind-Twisting Optical Illusion Paintings By Rob Gonsalves

by Dovas

The beautiful and mind-bending illusions in Canadian artist Robert Gonsalves’ paintings have a fun way of twisting your perception and causing you to question what in his paintings, if anything, is real.

Most of his stunning paintings have an unclear boundary between the multiple stories they tell, which forces the viewer to jump back and forth between them – like an optical illusion that changes every time you look at it.

Gonsalves’ interest in art began at an early age, which is why he became comfortable with painting such complex misdirections. He had experience with technique and perspective and architectural art by the age of 12. When he encountered Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte, they clearly left a lasting impact on his amazing paintings as well. Take a look!

More info: Facebook (h/t: Vaalkor)


16 Jan 19:44

Watercolours by Oriol Angrill Jordà

Young painter Oriol Angrill (Facebook) had been featured once in our DCN Top 2012, and it is a time to revise his portfolio to find much more beautiful watercolours artworks he has created...  Keep on reading
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Posted by Arseny Vesnin
15 Jan 04:37

Illustrator Christoph Niemann’s Quirky Visual Experiments Shared on Instagram Every Sunday

by Christopher Jobson





New York-based artist and illustrator Christoph Niemann sees the world a little differently. You might recognize his covers for the The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, or perhaps one of his Google Doodles or even his I LEGO N.Y. project. As part of his creative practive Niemann sets time aside every Sunday to experiment with different visual concepts, much of which he shares on his Instagram account. Collected here are some of our favorites, but you can see much more over on his Tumblr. Niemann also has a solo show at MAK in Vienna opening later this summer.

15 Jan 04:31

Andrea Wan

Ignant visited Hong Kong-born, Berlin-based, artist Andrea Wan at her small studio in Berlin Friedrichshain where she gave them an interview you can watch below. Photography by Ana Santl, Video by Sylvie Weber,...  Keep on reading
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Posted by Arseny Vesnin
09 Jan 22:40

Czech Animator Adds Her Witty Illustrations To Photos Of New York

by AnimateNY

Eliska Podzimkova, 21, is a New York-based illustrator who adds her charming illustrations to various photos of New York.

She lived halfway across the world in Prague, but she always dreamed of New York. Therefore, Eliska started spending her time adding playful, eye-catching illustrations to photos and videos of the city on her Instagram account.

The Czech animator spent the summer of 2012 in New York studying at the New York Film Academy and fell in love with the city. She opened the AnimateNY Instagram account last year and has already amassed thousands of followers since then. Now Eliska finally got the chance to live in New York, the city of her dreams, and works on new exciting projects.

More info: Instagram

Dumbo skier


Pulp Fiction


Workers on break



Squirrel Superhero




Starry Night

Set up

Ice Cream


Water Pants




I found Waldo

Melon bike


07 Jan 00:47

Heavy Metals: New Underwater Ink and Metal Photographs by Alberto Seveso

by Christopher Jobson









Bristol-based illustrator and photographer Alberto Seveso (previously) just shared a new collection of underwater ink photographs titled Heavy Metals. Seveso achieves the ethereal forms in his photographs by mixing ink with metallic powders which are then suspended in different fluids. You can see more of his fluid-based photography and illustration in his portfolio.

04 Jan 20:49

Precarious Bridges and Towers of Balanced Rocks by Michael Grab

by Christopher Jobson








Working only with rocks, gravity, and patience, artist Michael Grab (previously) builds precarious towers and bridges that seem to defy gravity. Grab first tried stone balancing during the summer of 2008 while exploring Boulder Creek in Boulder, Colorado, and quickly discovered an innate ability to build increasingly complicated, free standing stacks of rocks. While his stone sculptures rely heavily on intuition and experience, there’s actually a method he uses in most of his work involving hidden “tripods” found on the surface of any rock. He shares in detail:

Balance requires a minimum of three contact points. Luckily, every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a natural tripo for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the vibrations of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest “clicks” as the notches of the rocks are moving over one another. In the finest “point-balances,” these clicks can be felt on a scale smaller than millimeters, and in rare cases can even go undetected, in which case intuition and experience become quite useful.

You can watch the video above to see Grab at work over the last year, and also see more photography of his stone balaning in his online portfolio or on Facebook. Grab survives mostly off print sales, so if you’re in need of a fancy new calendar for 2015, he’s got you covered.

02 Jan 19:05

Photographer Reveals The True Chaos Of Being A Parent

by Adomas

Traditional family photos are shiny, peaceful and nice to look at, but they rarely depict reality. After another photoshoot of a family with little kids turned into total chaos, photographer Danielle Guenther decided she should try to depict what parents are really going through.

After posting a few of these images on her website and Facebook, she quickly started getting requests from parents, asking to photoshoot their own chaos. “Parenthood is messy, but wow, the unflattering side can still be so beautiful,” – says Danielle, who is also a mom of a 5-year-old herself. She urges to “capture the moment, because in the end, all we have are the memories…“

More info: | Facebook

Clean up on Aisle 5!

Keep Your Head in the Game

Day at the Spa

Hold on a sec…

Rush Hour

Escape Plan

Just Another Mouth to Feed

Oh NO!!!

Check, please!

Parenting is Exhausting…

Playdate (IN)Sanity

29 Dec 18:01

Illustrator Turns People’s Deepest And Darkest Fears Into Comics

by Adomas

Illustrator Fran Krause asked people to tell him their weirdest and most irrational fears to turn them into witty comics.

Sometimes these irrational fears can be traced from the early childhood memories or come as a result of some vivid world explanations grown-ups used to tell you. But sometimes, however, they are just inexplicable.

The project, which started with Krause‘s own phobias, now features comics of more than a hundred of craziest and darkest fears readers sent him. When reading through the comics, you can see that even though your fears might be silly, they aren‘t that uncommon. If you feel brave enough, you can submit one yourself!

More info: Tumblr | Instagram | Facebook | TwitterShop (h/t: designtaxi)

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27 Dec 14:56

Creative Dad Turns His 3-Year-Old Daughter’s Sayings Into Hilarious Illustrations

by Adomas

Kids say the craziest things, so this clever dad, Martin Bruckner, decided to turn the sayings of his 3-year-old daughter, Harper Grace, into illustrations. Originally, he started the project as a Mother’s Day gift to his wife, however it now turned into a popular tumblr blog “Spaghetti Toes.”

His daughters ingenious thoughts isn’t the only inspiration – conversations with toddlers often result in weird phrases from the adults as well (this dad  can confirm it to you). “Spaghetti Toes” name itself comes from his wife saying to their daughter “Please don’t put spaghetti between your toes” at the dinner table. Martin asked his wife, “Did you actually just say those words?” and Spaghetti Toes was born.

Encouraged by its success, he now offers an opportunity to send him your child’s quotes and have a similar book made for you!

More info: | Facebook | Etsy



“At least she’ll grow up to be a well adjusted human being!”






“Lap honey.. you sit on Santa’s Lap… she did eventually get it right.”


“Who knew that the answer to the age old question of stomach distress was cheeseballs.”




“Not sure how make-believe got thrown in here but this would make for a fun battle.”









“Lots to take in here. I think my favorite part is that this was actually a question. She has some strange infatuation with stuff being $60. Example: Ketchup in the store is $60. So is a new furnace. Interesting”



“I’ve recently been doing some custom orders for people. Here’s one of them!”


“She was blasting this out in full 1980’s power ballad style in her room the other day. Cool song.”


Does your child say hilarious things? Send him your child’s quotes and have a similar book made for you!

27 Dec 03:46

In his latest work, photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz used...

In his latest work, photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz used splashing liquids to create fantastical superheroine costumes. The splashes are all real, composited together in post-production from hundreds of individual splashes. He uses cold whole milk as his base liquid, sometimes supplementing with dye or paint for color. There’s also a behind-the-scenes video showing how the pictures are made, but, fair warning, it’s in German with some English subtitles and does contain nudity (link). (Image credits: J. Wieczorkiewicz; via Gizmodo)

26 Dec 15:37

The Alien Beauty Of Jellyfish In Alexander Semenov’s New Photos

by Julija K.

Russian marine biologist and underwater photographer Alexander Semenov (previously here) is back with some new extraordinary photographs of the deep sea aliens. Alexander is currently leading a team of scientists on a three-year-long Aquatilis expedition to explore the deep waters around the world.

The aim of Aguatilis expedition is to reveal the hidden animal kingdom living miles under the surface. “You can’t actually study gelata in labs or in an aquarium, because their bodies can fall apart from a single human touch”, explains the team of Aquatilis. The team uses innovative equipment and even a robot in order to capture the jellyfish.

Be sure to follow the  amazing journey of Aquatilis on their Facebook page.

More info: | shilovpope.livejournal | FB | Flickr (h/t)





















25 Dec 16:34

Costa Dvorezky

“Costa Dvorezky paints human figures with broad, luxurious brushstrokes that leave traces of dripping paint throughout his work. Though characters are at the center, Dvorezky prioritizes his expressionistic painting style over creating a...  Keep on reading
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23 Dec 21:56

20 Famous Paintings Reimagined With Star Wars Elements

by wintersixfour

What if art had been painted a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away? Well, I gave that question some thought, and here’s my answer – famous paintings re-imagined for the time of the Galactic Empire.

I’ve never been the biggest art lover, but I have been a big Star Wars lover since the summer of ’77. This project started out life as just a bit of a giggle, however, it soon turned into something of an education for me. It didn’t take too long before I got hooked on finding out more about the paintings I was desecrating and the artists who painted them. I learned a lot and can now tell a Warhol from a whole in the ground.

A short apology to all those mortally offended by my digital doodling. To the art appreciation crowd, I’m sorry. But then again, I found out even some of these old-masters used other people’s work as a basis for theirs. Yes they did. And to you Jedi out there, just consider these “Special Editions”. I know how much you value those.

Disclaimer: some or all of the “facts” mentioned may be incorrect given my source is the ever-unreliable Internet, so don’t shoot the messenger!

The Scream in over six million forms of communication

Edvard Munch

If anyone was going to scream, it was always going to be Threepio. He’s such a drama queen.

Interesting fact: Munch painted four versions of The Scream using various media. It’s been the target of art thieves again and again.

The Anatomy Lesson by Dr. 2-1B


This one fitted perfectly. It’s like the components were made for each other.

Interesting fact: Dr Tulp (whose place has been usurped by Dr 2-1B) was Amsterdam’s City Anatomist in 1632 when this was painted. He was allowed one public dissection each year, and the body had to be that of an executed criminal.

Girl with an E11 Blaster

Johannes Vermeer

I thought Scarlett Johansson was looking a little vulnerable here, and the addition of a blaster would see her safely around 17th century Amsterdam. Someone was bound to mug her for that pearl earring.

Interesting fact: Vermeer is though to have used a camera obscura to create his paintings. The Photoshop of its day? You decide.

Starry Fighter Night over the Rhone

Vincent van Gogh

Probably the least effort of any of these.

Interesting fact: Did you know Van Gogh cut off his own ear? You did? Oh well.

Chistina’s Moisture Farm

Andrew Wyeth

This was a quick and easy one to do in the end, although I spent days on variations that didn’t work as well.

Interesting fact: Christina here was a real person who suffered from polio and lived near Wyeth; hence she would drag herself around. Though she looks like a young girl in the painting, she was 55 years old at the time.

Tolstoy Ploughing (under the heal of the Galactic Empire)

Ilya Repin

Here’s where it all started. I was at a loose end one evening and thought it’d be a fun way to waste a few hours if I had Tolstoy ploughing his field whilst under the watchful eye of the 501st Legion.

Interesting fact: Tolstoy actually enjoyed farm work and was also a dab hand at mending shoes.


Mos Eisley Nighthawks

Edward Hopper

Nighthawks immediately made me think of Mos Eisley Cantina; I could just hear the bartender calling “We don’t serve their kind here.”

Interesting fact: No surprise, but this isn’t actually Hopper’s painting at all. It’s a photograph of a Hopper display. I felt the original had been parodied often enough, so this gave a different perspective; now you can see Ponda Baba and Doctor Evazan.

La princesse à l’ombrelle

Claude Monet

There may be no underwear in space, but there are parasols; a princess has to keep that fair complexion somehow. The hair’s too dark in this, but I’m not going back to fix in now. Oh, how we wish George Lucas had felt that way.

Interesting fact: The original painting was created as a casual image rather than a formal portrait. An early snapshot.

Grand Moff Tarkin

Sir Henry Raeburn

This one’s “in the style of” rather than a direct desecration of something famous. I just thought Tarkin would probably have something like this hanging in his drawing room.

Interesting fact: This started life as a portrait of Sir John Sinclair, though only the background survives. Sir John was the author of Statistical Accounts of Scotland; History of the Public Revenue of the British Empire 1784 … sounds like a real page turner.

Young Woman Reclining in Tatooine Costume

Edouard Manet

This isn’t a good representation of Manet’s style (far too realistic), but I do love Leia in her Brass Bikini … just like so many others.

Interesting fact: Manet based this on a famous painting by Goya, “Clothed Maja”. See, I told you artist weren’t/aren’t above a bit of plagiarism.

The Singing Jedi

Jack Vettriano

This is certainly my favourite of the twenty-one images here, and is the only one I’ve bothered to have framed and mounted on my wall at home. It makes me smile.

Interesting fact: Jack is one of Britain’s most popular artists, yet is not taken seriously by the art establishment, perhaps due in part to the fact he’s a self-taught artist. Here’s some actual criticism: “brainless”, “not an artist”, and “he can’t paint, he just colours in”. Snobbery, in my opinion.

La classe de danse avec Oola

Edgar Degas

I like the way the dancer at the front of the picture is looking down her nose at Oola like she doesn’t belong there … which, of course, she doesn’t.

Interesting fact: Edgar Degas painted some controversial pictures and held some controversial political views. I won’t go into them here, but feel free to look those up.

A Pyramid of Skulls

Paul Cezane

Let’s face it, this wouldn’t be the first time Threepio lost his head.

Interesting fact: Cezane painted skulls on several occasions leading to the belief he was somewhat fixated by death.

Head of a Jedi

Pierre-Aguste Renoir

This is based on the painting “Head of a Dog”. I had to give my version the more generic term “Jedi” as I can find no indication of what exactly Yoda is.

Interesting fact: Renoir was the father of Pierre (actor), Jean (film maker), Claude (ceramic artist), and grandfather to Claude (son of Pierre and another film maker like his uncle Jean).

Solo I & II

Andy Warhol

Han shot first. He always shoots first.

Interesting fact: This is based on Elvis I & II. Recently, Warhol’s “Triple Elvis (Ferus Type)” sold for $81.9 million. Astounding.

Jedi’s Hand with a Reflecting Sphere

MC Escher

I was challenged to do an Escher by a friend. In his own words, he was “astonished” I’d been able to make anything of it.

Interesting fact: Reflecting spheres were a popular subject for Escher, and he used them as a subject several times. This is the most famous, though.

Winter Landscape with a Probe Droid

Caspar David Friedrich

No explanation necessary… if you know your Star Wars.

Interesting fact: You can see discarded crutches in the original image. Look again and you can see the owner praying at the foot of the cross, possibly dying. Interestingly, I’ve only just noticed him myself!


Jasper Johns

Social commentary or just a giggle? I’ll let you decide.

Interesting fact: Johns painted on a newsprint collage, covering three canvases, mounted on plywood board. Yes, I realise that’s not very interesting, but…

Obi Wan m’aider, vous êtes mon seul espoir

Georges Seurat

La fin… pour l’instant. Que la force soit avec vous.

Luke with the head of Anakin


This was the trickiest one to do, and certainly took the most time. I’m not at all sure it’s true to the style of the original, but Caravaggio is a hard act to follow. The only entry that in any way acknowledges the existence of the prequel trilogy. There’s a good reason for that.

Interesting fact: Caravaggio’s life was like a soap opera. Go look it up.

19 Dec 22:18

Iconic Western Fairytales Get An Eastern Makeover By Korean Artist

by Dovas

What would some of our favorite Disney fairytales and Western stories look like if they had been conceived in Eastern Asia? Korean illustrator Na Young Wu has an idea – her illustrations feature Disney characters new and old reinterpreted through the prism of modern Korean cartoon illustration, also known as “manhwa.”

Wu, who also goes by “Obsidian,” is quite a prolific illustrator, so be sure to check out her blog and Twitter if you like what you see!

More info: | Twitter (h/t: rocketnews, neatorama, designtaxi)

Snow White




Alice In Wonderland


Beauty And The Beast


Princess And The Frog


Red Riding Hood


The Snow Queen


Wild Swans


Little Mermaid


19 Dec 04:30

Intricate Paper Animals Crafted with Elaborate Origami Techniques

by Kelcee Griffis

Polish artist Piotr Sokolowski’s elaborate origami creations use intricate tucks and folds to bring three-dimensional paper animals to life. To make the creatures, the artist uses the practice of modular origami — folding paper and creating multiple components, then joining the components into one larger creation without adhesive such as glue or string. Some of the animals display impressive plumage and adorable facial expressions while others, such as a coiled cobra, are more menacing.

The lavish creases and intricate weaving seem to defy the conservative ethics of origami, which usually dictate using the fewest folds possible to achieve a simple, understated elegance. Sokolowski’s technique, then, is daring but not without achieving the intended “wow” factor.

 Piotr Sokolowski’s website
via [Design Faves, Deviant Art]

17 Dec 04:48

Explosive Moleskine Doodles by Kerby Rosanes

by Christopher Jobson








Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes began his career as an artist by doodling away in Moleskein notebooks and sharing the results online. Rosane’s imagination runs wild in his composite images of cartoony characters that morph into familiar faces of animals and pop-culture characters. After a number of art and design blogs picked up the story last year, his career took off, and the self-taught 23-year-old found himself creating illustrations for Nike, Mazda, and Ford. Seen here are a number of recent sketchbook spreads, but you can see more by scrolling through his archives. (via My Modern Met)

13 Dec 04:51

Artist Transforms Old Paintbrushes Into Delicate Ladies

by Dovas

San Francisco-based artist Rebecca Szeto uses paintbrushes to create her artwork, but we’re betting you weren’t expecting exactly how she uses them. Instead of painting, she carves the ends of her used paintbrushes into refined painted renaissance ladies, and the colorful used brush hairs become the sweeping elegant fibers of their gowns.

These works play with notions of re-forming beauty and value,” writes Szeto in her artist’s statement. “I use humble, end-of-life, mass-produced materials inspired by my experience as a faux finisher.

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12 Dec 21:51

Hipstory: World’s Greatest Leaders Reimagined As Hipsters

by Amit Shimoni

I’ve recently created a series of illustrations called HIPSTORY – the iconic leaders of our times seen as modern-day hipsters. I often find myself thinking about the differences between these world’s greatest leaders, their beliefs and motivations, and our self-centered generation.

The ‘Y’ generation is constantly looking at fashion and style as their way of self expression while steering away from the big ideologies. HIPSTORY wishes to reimagine the great leaders of modern history and place them in a different time and culture  –  ours.

It was not easy to illustrate all these leaders; it took me a few months to complete the project, but the effort was worth it. It is my hope that this series will encourage us to reflect: upon our leaders, our society, and ourselves.

HIPSTORY wishes not to criticize, but to shed new light on the way we think of ourselves and the figures who inspire us.

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John F. Kennedy

Mahatma Gandhi

Che Guevara


Vladimir Lenin

Nelson Mandela

Abraham Lincoln

Margaret Thatcher

Winston Churchill

Mao Zedong

12 Dec 03:16

Mona Caron’s Murals of Weeds Slowly Overtake Walls and Buildings

by Christopher Jobson

Mona Carons Murals of Weeds Slowly Overtake Walls and Buildings street art plants murals flowers

Mona Carons Murals of Weeds Slowly Overtake Walls and Buildings street art plants murals flowers

Mona Carons Murals of Weeds Slowly Overtake Walls and Buildings street art plants murals flowers

Mona Carons Murals of Weeds Slowly Overtake Walls and Buildings street art plants murals flowers

Mona Carons Murals of Weeds Slowly Overtake Walls and Buildings street art plants murals flowers

Mona Carons Murals of Weeds Slowly Overtake Walls and Buildings street art plants murals flowers

As part of her ongoing Weeds project, artist Mona Caron (previously) has begun photographing the progress of her murals step-by-step, creating short animations of growing plants in public spaces. Caron has recently painted murals of weeds in her native Switzerland, India, and around her current home in San Francisco in what she describes as “a tribute to the resilience of all those beings who no one made room for, were not part of the plan, and yet keep coming back, pushing through and rising up.” Definitely watch the video above to see more of these plants coming to life, and you can learn more here. (via Laughing Squid)