Ethereal Digital Paintings Capture The Look Of Loneliness Loneliness never looked so depressingly good. Variations of glittered deformations form the basis for a grotesquely beautiful motif in the works of Japanese artist 非(xhxix). Digitally sketching, drawing, and painting everything using Photoshop alone, 非 visualizes loneliness in his subjects and decorates them with scars, layers of geometric abstractions and floral imagery. As most of his subjects are young men, the artist explains that “boys are more suitable to express loneliness as women are emotional and powerful.” Concocting images of isolated pain and an ethereal sadness into haunting depictions of young western men, 非 reveals a mystified insight into the depths of the Japanese psyche.
Make a Ringlet T-shirt Scarf for Fall This little ringlet scarf made out of old t-shirts is so fun for fall! There’s no sewing involved (hallelujah!), and you can make it while sitting in front of the TV in less time than it takes to watch a really good, trashy show on E. Yarn Bombing / Guerrilla Crochet – A Collection More info. More info. More info. More Yarn Bombing and Guerrilla Crochet: 1) B-Arbeiten 2) Agata Olek 3) Yarnbombing 4) Stickkontakt Leave a reply 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.
Chan Hwee Chong Makes Spiral Illustrations with a Single Line In one of the most impressive advertising ideas I have ever seen, Singapore-based art director and designer Chan Hwee Chong uses a single long line to create spiral recreations of famous artworks. In an inspired advertising campaign for Faber-Castell, designer Chan Hwee Chong demonstrates his unbelievable talent by creating spiral illustrations inspired by some of the most popular masterpieces in history. Using the above mentioned company’s pens, he starts with a blank canvas, and by drawing a continuous line in a spiral he somehow manages to make detailed reproductions of the famous works of art. The level of precision and control in Chong’s creations is simply amazing, and although I watched a short video of him in action, I’m still not sure how he manages to achieve such detailed reproductions with a single line. via Neatorama
Awesome Paintings of Epic Movies Bad-ass movies such as Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Fight Club and The Dark Knight deserves bad-ass posters, and as you see they finally got it. The man behind the caricature posters is the talented illustrator Justin Reed. They are all done on 100% cotton paper with acrylic paint, and you can only get them at a group show at the APW Gallery in New York where he is showing just five pieces of his work, and one painting is $150, a bit pricey but worth it. If you don’t like his movie poster creations you can get one painting custom-made but only on a limited basis. What gives the posters an edgy look is the almost scary caricatures that reminds of a bad dream or a wicked memory of these classic movies. With epic movies follow epic movie quotations, and here you can take a look at some great illustrations of popular movie quotes that you will most likely recognize.
Shakespeare Insult Kit Shakespeare Insult Kit Since 1996, the origin of this kit was listed as anonymous. It came to me on a piece of paper in the 90's with no attribution, and I thought it would make a cool web page. Though I searched for the origin, I could never find it. Skateboard Sculpture Now that’s a sick madness! If you have never heard about Japanese wood sculptor named Haroshi, go get the wind of his most original conceptual art. As a creator of amazingly beautiful wooden sculptures out of old, crashed and broken skateboard decks, Haroshi passed for a man of considerable resourcefulness. His multicolored and meticulously sculpted art pieces simply astound with lifelike affinity, so in whichever way it’s even possible to mistake them for being real! In his works he stacks many layers with all piece elements being connected either in their original form or in shapes to form wooden mosaic, dots, and pixels. After that they’re cut down to size, shaven to get rid of the debris, and afterwards coated with a final glossy finish.
20 Amazing Watercolor Masterpieces This is the first of its kind post on Designzzz. The reason this subject of watercolor paintings is selected because these paintings cannot carry as much detail as other routine oil or digital paintings. That is due to the fact that watercolours are not that sophisticated with gradients and swirls. This aspect makes it the most aspiring brand of art, hence we are sharing a collection 20 watercolor paintings from all over the internet.
Homemade Light Box for Product Photography & StudioLighting.net The object of product photography is to show details of an object clearly. Lighting an object well brings out details and provides pleasing highlights. One method for uniformly lighting small objects is to surround the object in a light box. The following article describes the process for making your own lightbox for small object photography. From start to finish this project should take no longer than 30 minutes. 3D Paintings on Panes of Glass Using multiple layers of clear glass, Canada based David Spriggs and Chinese born Xia Xiaowan, transform flat artwork into 3D sculptures. Viewers are treated to different shifting perspectives of the works based on where they stand in the art space. Spriggs work revolves around powerful explosive imagery, often resembling storms, cosmic blasts or firework like explosions. Xiawan’s “spatial paintings,” which often feature distorted figures, are drawn individually using colored pencil on tinted glass. Only when these pieces are combined on their floor racks do the images create the whole hologram like effect. See Also INCREDIBLE 3D ILLUSTRATIONS JUMP OUT OF THE SKETCHBOOK
Experiment with Nature Definition: Refraction : re·frac·tion – [ri-frak-shuhn] The change of direction of a ray of light in passing obliquely from one medium into another in which its wave velocity is different Markus Reugels of Deutschland uses the properties of refraction to create beautiful miniature worlds inside drops of water. Check out more of his work at: flickr.com/photos/maianer
081810 WIP 081810 WIP - ink, watercolor and gouache on paper Artwork © Lawrence Yang 2010 my blog | my site | purchase inquiries We Are All Part of the Same Thing Australian artist Dominique Falla created this fantastic thread and nail poster as an entry for this year’s Positive Posters competition. It”s beautiful and wh o doesn”t love rainbow colors? “For too long, people have viewed themselves as separate and I wanted to represent a multitude of individuals using the nails, and then coloured string to show how we are all interconnected, and that together, we can