Artists of "The Monster Project" specialize in turning children's doodles into bizarre creatures that would be perfect for an animated feature, like the Pokemonster above. "With a decreasing emphasis on arts in schools, many children don't have the opportunity for creative exploration they deserve. That's a monstrous trend we would like to destroy. By collaborating with the students and finding inspiration from their imaginings, we hope to help them recognize the value of their ideas and make them feel excited about the potential of their own minds. Creativity comes in many forms, and we hope to encourage their exploration of their own unique perceptions of the world we share," according to the website. Continue reading for more. Click here for a few bonus images.
The Etch A Sketch is a mechanical drawing toy invented by André Cassagnes of France, manufactured by the Ohio Art Company, and now owned by Spin Master of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Artist Kyle Fleming specializes in creating Etch-A-Sketch portraits, and has spent the past 10-years mastering his craft. For those who have never used one, the device consists of a thick, flat gray screen in a red plastic frame with two white knobs on the front of the frame in the lower corners. Twisting the knobs moves a stylus that displaces aluminum powder on the back of the screen, leaving a solid line. The knobs create lineographic images. The left control moves the stylus horizontally, and the right one moves it vertically. Continue reading for more pictures.
Let's face it, home security systems can only do so much, as many thieves have figured out how to get in and out before law enforcement arrive. Fortunately, there are many options for homeowners when it comes to securing valuables, and one of them is installing secret compartments in places where thieves are less likely to look, such as a window sill or hairbrush, or even a shaving cream can. Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus images.
Photographer Stig Håvard Dirdal from Norway was hired to shoot the 2017 Christmas card photo for camera store Stavanger Foto, and decided to pay tribute to Rembrandt, but with a clever twist. All of the costumes you see above were handcrafted from standard items purchased at IKEA. "My base idea was to make something interesting and relevant for the camera store business while adding an element of surprise in the form of a retrospective perspective. The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt in 1632 was a fantastic starting point for my plan," said Dirdal. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Graffiti artist Evgeny Ches wanted to create forest installations unlike any other, and it's safe to say that he's successfully done so with these plastic wrap animals. "Hi, my name is Evgeny Ches, I'm a graffiti and contemporary artist from Moscow, Russia. I call the technique that I use Cellograffiti, it's basically painting on the plastic wrap instead of walls or other places," said the artist. Continue reading for more pictures.
Airtight Artwork's Matt Wilson uses old kitchen utensils to create magnificent animal sculptures, mainly birds. "The upcycled work I create is a testimony to the belief of conserving and appreciating our resources, so that the environment in which we live will continue to be an environment in which we desire to live. My goal as an artist is to make artwork unlike art people have seen, while at the same time recognizable in the identity of everyday materials," said Wilson. Continue reading for more pictures and another video.
Star Wars isn't synonymous with Louis Vuitton, or any luxury brands for that matter, but artist Gabriel Dishaw found a creative way to incorporate the two brands. His passion for working with metal and mechanical objects has been essential in the evolution of his art by providing an avenue for him to express myself in a way that brings new life to materials such as typewriters, adding machines and old computers. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
For those who don't know, Kidagakash Nedakh (above) is a character in Atlantis: The Lost Empire who is the Princess of the lost continent of Atlantis. Illustrator Isabelle Staub has given her, along with other famous pop culture characters, new life in photo-realistic form. "From the moment I could hold a pencil, I was drawing and creating everyday. Art is a direct reflection of the artist. As such, my artwork is a reflection of who I am, constantly evolving and improving and not limited to one medium or style. I let my art tell viewers a story, connecting them to a place, time and emotion. I pour my heart, mind and soul into every piece I create," said Isabelle. Continue reading for more. Click here for a few bonus images.
Jeffrey Michael Samudosky, a woodcarver from Washington, has been handcrafting extremely detailed works from a variety of Pacific Northwest trees since forming JMS Wood Sculpture in 1998. His latest project takes the form of Enteroctopus dofleini, or Giant Pacific Octopus, and was carved from a fallen Redwood tree. The tentacles twist their way across the tree in a natural manner, including the back of the trunk, to create the illusion that the octopus is on top of the tree. Continue reading for more pictures.
Thomas Romain, a French anime artist living in Tokyo, is back at it again, transforming his sons' drawings into anime characters. First up, we have "Cloud Guardian", who looks to be a menacing character straight from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers universe. "Working together in what he calls the Father And Sons Design Workshop, Thomas and his kids come up with an eclectic assortment of funny, creepy, and sometimes downright bizarre creatures. Well, it's actually his children who think of them, and then Thomas adds his professional touch to turn them into everything from one-eyed beasts and plant monsters to giant robots and pink-haired hoverboarders," according to Bored Panda. Continue reading for more. Click here for a few bonus images.