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Cephalopod Illustrations

Cephalopod Illustrations
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Staring Cats Light Sculpture is Fixating Need Help? Staring Cats Light Sculpture Is Fixating - Core77 Curated by Nuttawat Sujarit Related PostsMore Posts by This Curator Irina Vinnik sketchbook (2011) by paul0v2 Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:18 This amazing sketch book belongs to Russian artist and illustrator Irina Vinnik. These sketches are so amazingly done that they look more like the final piece, each page takes you to a different world of details that makes you dive into this drawings. For more from Irina Vinnik visit vinnik.net Extraordinary Marco Mazzoni “The Encyclopedia of Impossible Animals”, fantastic coloured pencil and ink drawings from Marco Mazzoni’s sketchbook. marcomazzoni.tumblr.com Animal Constellation Chalk Art Paris-based Philippe Baudelocque takes chalk art to a whole new level. 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

Luigi Serafini sketchbook (1978) A truly unique work of fiction, ‘The Codex Seraphinianus‘ is a book that appears to be a visual encyclopedia of some unknown world or dimension. Written down in one of that worlds beautiful curving languages, the book by Italian artist, architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini, explains the odd inhabitants and their colorful behaviors. The book was created between 1976 and 1978 and for the low price of about $500.00 you can ponder over your own copy… then again, if you can’t afford that, check out the video at the bottom. See Also MOUNTAINS OF BOOKS BECOME MOUNTAINS Via: howtobearetronaut.com

Yosuke Goda Drawings by Yosuke Goda. Here’s a video of another one: Celebrating the Art of the Doodle: 20 Awesome Doodles & Escape Into Life - StumbleUpon Faith Georgia Jabson Rodrigues molossus aka rooibas Jim Bradshaw Matt Lyon jdfy333 Sam Morrison Penny Raile Mariann Johansen Ellis celiaaa Roy Snippy Snippy Don Moyer Artimess Filippo Daniel Dors Sherrie Thai Dave Bollinger eklektick jdyf333 Check out the essay, “Beyond the Doodle,” by David Maclagan

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. 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. ... 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 ... the real solution is "upcycling" rather than plain recycling.

Codex Gigas, "the Devil’s Bible" Codex Gigas, otherwise known as ‘the Devil’s Bible’ is the largest and probably one of the strangest manuscripts in the world. It is so large that it is said to have taken more than 160 animal skins to make it and takes at least two people to lift it. It measures approximately 1 metre in length. According to legend, the medieval manuscript was made out of a pact with the ‘devil’, which is why it is sometimes referred to as the Devil’s Bible. The story behind the making of Codex Gigas (“the giant codex”) is that it was the work of one monk who was sentenced to death by being walled up alive. Stories and legends say that the Codex Gigas brought disaster or illness on whoever possessed it during its history. Codex Gigas contains a complete vulgate Latin translation of the Bible as well as five other major texts. The manuscript is currently displayed at the National Library in Stockholm where you can also view the digital pages of the Codex. By John Black Related Links Codex Gigas – Wikipedia

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 iainmacarthur.carbonmade.com. See Also INCREDIBLE 3D ILLUSTRATIONS JUMP OUT OF THE SKETCHBOOK Via: hypemuch.com 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

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. 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. This last one’s a dragon made from circuit boards and old CDs [via Colossal]

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