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The Art of Keng Lye | Visual Canvas The amount of talent one can come across these days is endless. Especially in the case of artist Keng Lye, whose main painting medium is…resin & acrylic. As a result, the paintings look stunningly realistic, you’d have to blink twice to make sure. Check out more of his work on deviantart. Like this: Like Loading... These Photos Are Actually Pencil Perfect Drawings At just 22 years old, Italian artist Diego Fazo has developed the skill to create photo-realistic drawings using a simple charcoal pencil. His latest creation, pictured below, has drawn hundreds of positive comments on his Deviant Art profile. Don’t tell me you can tell the image below is a drawing and not a high-definition photograph, because I don’t buy it. In fact people were so skeptical this incredible piece of art was drawn by hand that young Diego Fazo had to put up some photos of the work in progress just to lay doubts to rest. Like other talented artists who started their careers on Deviant Art, Diego is a self-taught pencil master whose technique matured with the passing of the years. Scroll down for more of his awesome drawings, and check out his Deviant Art profile, as well. Reddit Stumble

Illustrator Michal Lisowski Michal Lisowski – artist and illustrator. Lives and works in Warsaw, Poland. His lively and original style was appreciated by companies such as Disney, B-win, MTV, Orlen, Orange, Play, Kinder, Skoda and Nescafe. 15 astounding examples of photorealism | Illustration These illustrators, painters and artists have an unfathomable talent. Creating photo realistic portraits and landscapes using only a pen, pencil or brush, the attention to detail and photo realism is absolutely awe-inspiring. Take a look at our picks of the best of the bunch. 01. Based in Cheshire, Rob Hefferan is an exceptionally talented figurative artist. 02. Juan Francisco Casas Ruiz is a Spaniard visual artist. 03. Halim Ghodbane's attention to detail is breath-taking. 04. Michael's work has been the subject of five solo shows in London. 05. Jeremy Geddes creates other wordly and abstract photorealistic paintings. 06. Focusing on hands, water and sculptures, Rodriguez's attention to detail is astonishing. Creating each picture using colour pencils, other work by Rodriguez mimics oil paintings. 07. Italian-born Roberto Bernardi is one of the most well known photorealist artists, with his art displayed around the world. 08. 09. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Like this?

Pastel Icebergs by Zaria Forman Zaria Forman perfectly masters drawing with pastels. Recently, the artist reveals works representing icebergs. An impressive record, discovered in a series of images in the article. Note that some of his works have appeared in the series House of Cards. Get Inspired With 25 Awesome Instagram Experiments In a satured domain, it’s very hard to come with something new, something that can inspire others to build new designs. Searching over and over the internet, I found a talented guy who succed creating a inspiring collection of instagram experiments. His work demonstrates creativity. The author, Javier Perez, is a talented graphic designer / audiovisual producer from Guayaquil-Ecuador. His work is very simple and minimal.

Hug the Elephant Hey Kendall, thanks for the comment! You’ve made quite a lot of statements about me here. More, I think, than about the ideas I’m presenting. That’s okay though. If you’d like to frame this discussion in the context of me, I’m a big fan of myself, so I’m totally down for talking along those terms. I’m going to go through and address some of the points you’ve made about me: “Your teacher was right, but you refused to accept that as an answer.” “If you look at the history of art across many cultures, you will understand that there have been many “Right” ways of doing art.” I studied quiet a bit of art history in college for my art degree, and from my perspective it looks to be a landscape of echoing cross-cultural archetypes, stories that remix and yet repeat over and again. “What you wanted was to be taught how to do art the ‘right’ way for your current culture.” “You’ve assumed art has to be hard to do if it’s going to be any good.”

10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science We are all in search of happiness it seems. For me I prefer to look at it as the search for peace and joy in life as I find happiness can be too conditional and anytime we have to look for or chase something we are looking outside of us. Surely some of this is just semantics but for lack of a better word, happiness in my view is a state of being that comes from within and isn’t fickle. I came across this great article about the science of happiness and how researchers have been able to discover that various simple things that we can adjust in our daily lives can bring more happiness to our state of being. 1. You might have seen some talk recently about the scientific 7 minute workout mentioned in The New York Times. Exercise has such a profound effect on our happiness and well-being that it’s actually been proven to be an effective strategy for overcoming depression. The groups were then tested six months later to assess their relapse rate. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.