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Animal Photography. Stunning Animal Paintings by John Banovich. Briton Riviere "Fidelity" (1869) The Gardens of Eden-Photography by Michael D. Kern. The Paintings of Martin Wittfooth. /u/marksonwalls, "sparrow" (2016) "Unicorn in Captivity" tapestry (1495-1510) Ellen Jewett Sculpture. Byeon Sang-byeok "Myojakdo (Painting of Cats and Sparrows)" (1730) Maruyama Oshin painting of a carp (19th Century) These psychedelic animal specimens are unlike anything you've ever seen. Giraffe. Zhao Mengfu "Bathing Horses" (1254) Svetlana Petrova photoshops fat ginger cat into classic paintings. You know what the Mona Lisa and the Sistine Madonna are missing?

Svetlana Petrova photoshops fat ginger cat into classic paintings

A poetic, chubby ginger cat sprawled out. A Russian artist has taken hundreds of classic paintings and Photoshoppped her pet cat Zarathustra into them, making them, in our opinion, 89426576 times better. You can even buy the incredible works of art from Svetlana Petrova, on her website from around £25 and pay day is coming up… George Stubbs "Cheetah with two Indian servants and a deer" (1765) Broken CDs Transformed Into Iridescent Animal Sculptures.

With most of our music now in a digital format, neatly contained on our mobile phones and iPods, many of us have no doubt got lots of old CDs stacked up in garages, waiting to become miniature frisbees or coffee coasters or museum relics from a bygone era.

Broken CDs Transformed Into Iridescent Animal Sculptures

But rather than letting them lie there in their boxes, unloved and gathering dust, why not put them to good use by smashing them up and turning them into attractive animal sculptures? Artist Sean Avery has done exactly that and created a series of sculptures—from bears to peregrine falcons and even the Loch Ness monster—using the reflective splinters of what was once, possibly, a cherished music collection. It’s not the first time we’ve seen artworks created from dead (well, dead-ish) media. Previously enterprising artists have repurposed floppy disks and cassette tapes to create portraits and iconic album covers. It’s good to know we can find new uses for all these hunks of once beloved plastic.

[via Colossal] Salvador Dalí "Swans Reflecting Elephants" (1937) Dogs of the World by Lili Chin. Animal Constellation Chalk Art. Paris-based Philippe Baudelocque takes chalk art to a whole new level.

Animal Constellation Chalk Art

Drawing on a black background, his incredibly intricate animals look like constellations on a dark night. Each drawing is composed of cells, and each cell has its own pattern. With beautiful layers, these three-dimensional animals look like they're ready to jump off the city walls. Philippe Baudelocque.

John Singleton Copely "Watson and the Shark" (1778) Whimsical woodland scenes by Anne Siems. Eldar Zakirov creates Classical Portraits of Royal Cats. Artist Eldar Zakirov created these classical oil paintings style digital illustrations.

Eldar Zakirov creates Classical Portraits of Royal Cats

These illustration depict the cats as members of the Russian imperial household. In the 18th century, cats did indeed inhabit the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, now they are part of the Hermitage Museum. Zakirov made this series for Hermitage Magazine. "No Tasting" Abanindranath Tagore "Journey's End" (1913) Saatchi Sculptures. Amazing Animal Armor. Jellyfish-like Bowls.

Photos: Gülnur Özdağlar Plastic bottles -- that environmental bane of a disposable, modern society -- can be both an abundant form of pollution in waterways and oceans, as well as a materials source for mind-boggling art.

Jellyfish-like Bowls

In the skillful hands of Turkish architect and upcycling designer Gülnur Özdağlar the unremarkable PET plastic bottle is transformed into gorgeously diaphanous and functional objects like bowls and jewelry. Using simple tools like a candle, scissors and a soldering iron, Özdağlar upcycles bottles into a bewildering range of ephemeral accessories that under the light, look like fantastical, tentacled sea creatures or little undersea treasures. So from this: ... to this: That's pretty neat! Alchemy of upcyclingAs TreeHugger Lloyd has mentioned before about how 'redesign', not recycling, will be the wave of the future, Özdağlar asserts that large-scale recycling is not the solution, rather.

Jan van Kessel Jr. "Alimentation et gastronomie" (1654) George Stubbs "A Hound attacking a stag" (1769) Cephalopod Illustrations. Staring Cats Light Sculpture is Fixating. Need Help?

Staring Cats Light Sculpture is Fixating

Staring Cats Light Sculpture Is Fixating - Core77 Curated by Nuttawat Sujarit Related PostsMore Posts by This Curator. Riusuke Fukahori Paints Three-Dimensional Goldfish Embedded in Layers of Resin. First: watch the video.

Riusuke Fukahori Paints Three-Dimensional Goldfish Embedded in Layers of Resin

Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori paints three-dimensional goldfish using a complex process of poured resin. The fish are painted meticulously, layer by layer, the sandwiched slices revealing slightly more about each creature, similar to the function of a 3D printer. I really enjoy the rich depth of the pieces and the optical illusion aspect, it’s such an odd process that results in something that’s both a painting and sculptural. Wonderful. George Stubbs "Portrait of a white dog on the property of Lord Gormanston" (1781) Ernst Haeckel - "Plate 59" from Kunstformen der Natur (1904) Intricately Patterned Animal Illustrations. It would be hard to tell from these strikingly detailed animals but artist Iain Macarthur got his start drawing cartoon characters. Now he carries his sketchbook on the bus, to the cafe and everywhere else as he includes more realism and in this case pattern in his illustrations. See more of his animals (and even some cartoons) at

See Also INCREDIBLE 3D ILLUSTRATIONS JUMP OUT OF THE SKETCHBOOK Via: Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea. Promoted Content. Jan van Kessel Sr. "The Mockery of the Owl" (17th Century) Matta - Release The Freq. Colored Owl Drawings by John Pusateri. Using pencils, charcoal, and pastels artist John Pusateri creates near photo-realistic drawings of beautifully colored owls.

Colored Owl Drawings by John Pusateri

Pusateri currently teaches in the Department of Architecture at Unitec New Zealand and currently has a number of works available through Seed Gallery. See more from this owl series in his portfolio. George Stubbs "Mares and Foals Disturbed by an Approaching Storm" (1766) Mutegramophone. Michael Sporn Animation. Bear in the City. Kentaro Nagai: Chinese Zodiak. 12 Feb 2009 In a series of illustrations entitled "Twelve Animals," graphic artist Kentaro Nagai rearranges the world map to create the beasts of the Chinese zodiac.

Kentaro Nagai: Chinese Zodiak

Rat Ox Tiger Rabbit Dragon Snake // Horse Sheep. Digital and Mathmetical Art of "Orca and Penguins" Extreme Sheep LED Art.