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Even More Colorful, Awe-Inspiring 3D Sketchbook Illustrations by Hideyuki Nagai

Wednesday 05.07.2014 , Posted by
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The artist who mastered the art of bringing 2D sketchbooks to life with his pencil has grown tired of black and white, adding much more color to his latest collection. Nagai Hideyuki is a talented, young Japanese artist who has serious anamorphic abilities. Now 23 years old, he continues to build an impressive profile and even shares some of his techniques on YouTube videos like the one below. He also uploads videos of his drawings from different angles to prove that they aren’t actually 3 dimensional. It’s hard to believe sometimes! [Read more...]

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3D Animal Drawings Pop Right Off the Wall

Monday 05.05.2014 , Posted by
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Looking at these pictures, you might find it hard to believe that each one of these pieces by Fiona Tang is completely flat. Based in Vancouver, the artist uses a variety of materials such as chalk pastel, acrylic paint, and charcoal to achieve such wall popping depth. Tang is a student at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and only switched from ceramics to drawing 3 years ago when she realized she was allergic to the glazes and clay. She definitely has a natural knack for art and we can’t wait to see what kind of things she will be producing 3 more years from now. [Read more...]

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Gorgeous Henna Crowns Empower Cancer Patients Who Have Lost Their Hair

Sunday 05.04.2014 , Posted by
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Every human is a beautiful work of art and Henna Heals works to exemplify that beauty. People experiencing complete hair loss as a result of chemotherapy or Alopecia often seek to hide their heads beneath wigs or hats, but with these beautiful, temporary henna crowns, their heads become the canvas for stunning works of art. Started by Frances Darwin in Toronto, Canada, Henna Heals also offers henna services for special events and belly painting for mothers-to-be, but they always donate 10% of their proceeds to help subsidize the cost of crowns for those who need them the most. They use 100% natural, home-made henna paste. [Read more...]

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Man Photoshops Himself Into His Girlfriend’s Childhood Memories As a 4 Year Anniversary Gift

Saturday 05.03.2014 , Posted by
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All over China’s version of Twitter, Weibo, girls have been gushing over the romantic gesture that wedding photographer Wan did for his girlfriend on their 4 year anniversary. He Photoshopped himself into several of her childhood photographs as a goofy addition to her precious moments. Not only did he do a great job photoshopping, he also found clever ways to position himself in each picture as though he was really there. While some might find the pictures a little on the creepy side, it was meant to be an endearing and romantic gesture. [Read more...]

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Zen Float Tent – World’s First Affordable Isolation Tank For Home

Thursday 05.01.2014 , Posted by
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The benefits of sensory deprivation tanks are no secret: relaxation, deep meditation, soothing chronic muscle pain, increased athletic performance, and an overall sense of well being, but until now these benefits came at a pretty hefty financial cost. The average isolation tank costs $10-30k with the cheapest model available at $4,500, but now Zen Float has created a model that is available at a fraction of the price- just $1,700 and can be self-assembled after it is delivered to your door for free! Much lighter than the traditional models, the Zen Float Tent will weigh a little more than a water bed once you add the epsom salt and water and can be assembled in any room of your home so you can float whenever you want! With a single float session averaging $70 at most float centers, just 25 floats would cover the cost of this invaluable item. [Read more...]

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An Intricate Skeleton Illustration From Start to Finish

Wednesday 04.30.2014 , Posted by
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We first introduced you to Jake Lockett when we shared his progression as an artist from age 2 through 24 and now we zoom in for the progression of a single piece. Lockett created this skeleton illustration for the band Cotidal and the timelapse video below will be incorporated into the music video he is making for them. It’s amazing to see the piece go from bare bones to the intricacy we see when the work is complete. Lockett shows serious skills in the making of this illustration. [Read more...]

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Two of Your Favorite Aliens Together In One Art Piece

Monday 04.28.2014 , Posted by
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The two most beloved aliens in sci-fi history, E.T. and Yoda, join forces in this beautiful installation piece by Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins. Modeled after Michelangelo’s Pieta, the Canadian artists call their version PiETa. As E.T. heals Yoda with his magic glowing finger, the piece represents unity among everyone in the universe, religious differences and planets of origin aside. The duo has practiced sculpture, installation and media art in Toronto since 2000. [Read more...]

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On the Rocks: Miniature Ice Sculptures Make Drinking Whiskey Even Cooler

Friday 04.25.2014 , Posted by
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Whiskey on the rocks is a classy gentleman’s drink, but Japanese liquor company has upped the classiness to a whole new level with these new fancy ice sculptures. With astronauts, space ships, architecture, and a miniature sculpture of Michelangelo’s David for your ice cube, drinking whiskey just got cooler. To create the miniature 3d Rocks sculptures, Suntory Whisky used computer modeling to design each cube then let a precision drill handle the carving of the ice. While this project was for an ad campaign this time, I look forward to the day that ice carving machines are found in local bars. [Read more...]

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Old Watch Parts Become Intricate, Miniature Motorcycles & Cars

Thursday 04.24.2014 , Posted by
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Do you have the time?…to transform watch parts into amazing little vehicles? Dmitry Khristenko does and you won’t believe how skilled he is at creating these miniature sculptures. The amount of time he spends searching garage sales, flea markets, and trash to find unwanted watches is amazing in itself, then add up the 30-50 hours or so it takes to deconstruct each one and rebuild it into a motorcycle or ATV and we have a very patient artist! [Read more...]

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The Man Behind the Mountain: A Tribute to Salvation Mountain Artist Leonard Knight

Wednesday 04.23.2014 , Posted by
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In the desert just outside Niland, Californina, stands a vibrant heap of color that showcases the life work of one very passionate artist. From 1984 until his death in 2014, Leonard Knight lived in a truck with no electricity or running water to manifest the message that lived in his heart as a monument for all to see. With hope and optimism, he allows his masterpiece to speak for itself, revealing the powerful message that love is the most important part of life. Never revealing the backstory of what made him stay in Niland working on this piece for so long, humble Knight seems to believe that the message he shares is far more valuable than how he arrived at it. [Read more...]

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