Self-taught makeup artist Alyson Tabbitha may not be a big Hollywood name (yet), but she specializes in transforming herself in famous pop culture characters, such as Overwatch's Talon Widowmaker. This journey all began with her mom, a professional character performer, who got her interested in dressing up by handcrafting Halloween costumes. Other characters include: Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Edward Scissorhands, and Lestat from Interview with a Vampire. Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus images.
Artist Luisa Azevedo has always been fascinated by the arts, but at the age of 15, Instagram was discovered, and then Photoshop. Since the first image Luisa edited on Photoshop was published in March, 2015, the rest has been history. "Every day I try to improve my skills and attempt new concepts. I found in photo manipulation a daily challenge to deconstruct and reconstruct my own reality which I post on my Instagram account," said the artist. Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus images.
Officially titled "The Five Year Photo Project", it involves the same five friends from Santa Barbara, California going on vacation every five years since 1982, and photographing themselves in the same location (Copco Lake in Northern California) and in the same pose. Their photo project starts with them at the age of just 19 years old. Continue reading to see some of the highlights.
These drawings may appear to jump off the page, but it's all just a clever illusion by artist Nikola Culjic from Serbia. Completely self-taught, these illusions are made possible using a variety of animorphic techniques that only appear when an image is viewed from a certain angle. Believe it or not, these results were all achieved within 3-years. Unfortunately, none of his works are for sale, as he intends 'to make his name a brand for 3D.' Continue reading for more pictures and information.
With the number of recipes available online, cooking a meal isn't the hardest of tasks, but IKEA aims to make things even simpler, with their Easy Recipe Series cookbook. It may not be packed with a variety of dishes, but all that are included can be torn out, thanks to them being printed on parchment paper with food-safe ink. Simply lay the ingredients out as detailed, roll it together, place on cooking sheet, and you're ready to bake. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and information.
These amazing sculpture may look Photoshopped, but they're real, and the work of Toshihiko Hosaka. The 43-year-old artist has been making sand sculptures ever since grade school, and spent the past two decades honing his skills. No molds or adhesives are used in the making of these works of art, just sand and a few metal sculpting tools.
Sure, some Adobe After Effects and Photoshop was used to create the mind-bending illusions, but for the most part, all of these 3D drawings were handcrafted by Visoth Kakvei from Cambodia, who has a following of 800,000 on Instagram. The 27-year-old graphic designer spends on average 3-6 hours freehand to complete a drawing, without the digital effects. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus drawings.
Jadon Brooks, an 18-year-old theme park fan from New Jersey, managed to build an incredible roller coaster for his little sister, Eden, in their parents' backyard, using just PVC pipes, wood, and a few parts purchased at a local hardware store. All in all, it only cost him $1,500 to complete the project, and the cable-powered ride is safe enough for both thrill-seekers to ride. "I give it an 'A' for creativity and 'A' for industrious," said amusement ride safety inspector Walter Reiss. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a Galaxy S8 being dropped while being encapsulated in a raindrop cake.
We've featured Michael Paul Smith's work before, but his fictional "Elgin Park" town is an optical illusion worth revisiting. This professional model maker and photographer uses forced perspective to make the 1950s town appear more real than not. All of the cars were handmade and are detailed enough to not be mistaken for toys when shot up-close. "I created Elgin Park so anybody can be there. It's a miniaturization of life," said Smith. Continue reading for more clever photography tricks that will make you look twice. Click here for a few bonus images.
Photographer and digital artist Erik Johansson has revealed his latest project, titled "Full Moon Service," and it depicts workers swapping in a full moon to show the lunar phases. "This is a photo I've been working on from now and then for the past 8 months. Shot in late summer of 2016 a beautiful calm evening in the middle of Sweden. I brought out 7 rice lamps, 7 light bulbs, an electric generator, a car and two models out in a field. The main part that has been retouched in this photo is to replace the rice ball with a moon texture, the light and the mood was very close to what you see in the photo," said Johansson. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.