A 16 Year Old’s Surreal Photo Manipulations

Hailing from Duisburg, Germany, 16 year old photoshop prodigy Phillip Schumacher creates some truly outstanding surreal works featuring himself and his friends. The images take us on a journey into his realm of youthful fantasy where dinosaur skeletons come to life and cosmic bodies visit in the night. The combination of his honed photo manipulation skills, along with perfect composition and acting/posing really set each one of these images apart. See more of this talented fellow’s art on flickr and be sure to check back often because we’re sure he’s going places.

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Household Junk Recycled into Artistic Portraits

Taking normal household trash that would most likely be headed for the landfill, artist Zac Freeman uses a decade’s worth of collected junk to create amazingly realistic portraits. With his ‘paint’ being buttons, small toys, old film canisters, Legos and much more, he carefully arranges these small bits and bobs and applies them to wooden substrate with glue. Faces literally jump off the page with intense depth and texture, so that when seen from a distance, they smooth into an organized, lifelike whole.

For more on Zac Freeman, be sure to check out his website zacfreemanart.com

Dracorubio, 365 Days of Self-Reflection

Today we bring you the stunning and prolific work of Dutch visual artist Roderique Arisiaman, better known as Dracorubio. Below he enlightens us with his reflections and insights on motivation as he progresses through his second year of taking a self-portrait every day.