Most digital artists use Adobe software (Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.) to create masterpieces, but 87-year-old Concha Garcia Zaera uses MS Paint, as she discovered the program after her children gifted her a computer. Each one of these paintings takes approximately 2-weeks to complete. "My husband fell ill and I had to take care of him, so I couldn't go out very often. I began painting little things: first, a house, the next day I'd add a mountain...Step by step, I was adding details, and in the end, the result was a very pretty thing. I have no imagination at all, so I get inspiration from the postcards that my husband used to send me or drawings that I find and like," said Zaera. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Sure, the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones may not air until 2019, but fans at Comboe Studio have found a creative way to pass time. Two artists, Fernando Mendonca and Anderson Mahanski, decided to give many of the series' most popular characters a Disney-style makeover, like the whimsical Daenerys above. Continue reading for more.
Digital artist Mike Winkelmann has created one surreal image each day for the past 10+ years to help improve his skills, and the ensuing images are amazing to say the least. "I am currently on my 11th round of everydays...This year I'll be doing a render everyday using Cinema 4D and mostly Octane, instead of trying to learn new software, will be focusing on some of the fundamentals like color, composition, value, etc.," said Winkelmann. Continue reading for more pictures and a bonus video.
Aleksandr Petrov's Oscar-winning "The Old Man and the Sea" animated short all started in March 1997, when he and his son, Dmitri Petrov, started hand-painting each of the film's 29,000+ frames. They used the pastel oil paintings on glass technique, which has only mastered by only a handful of animators in the world. Petrov even used his fingertips in addition to various paintbrushes to paint on the various glass sheets positioned on multiple levels, each covered with slow-drying oil paints. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Instagram user "Futurikon Wizardians" specializes in adding fictional characters, such as from "My Neighbor Totoro", into real photos, and the results are creative to say the least. These photos are sourced from Google, Pinterest, Facebook, and even stock images. "At first, I was just doodling very basic line-characters, kinda like stickman-type. But as I evolve, I'm trying to doodle some little complex characters interacting with the objects in the photos," said the artist. Continue reading for more photos.
Your eyes aren't playing tricks, all of these art installations were created with black electrical tape by Los Angeles-based artist Darel Carey, and not in Photoshop. "People sometimes ask me why I take the time to tape individual lines when I can just create a wallpaper, or paint a projection. There are many reasons to me, just to name a few: I enjoy the organic process of how the lines shape the space in ways I can't always predict [and] it would change the context of what I'm doing (although not with this work, I can conceive of situations where I might use wallpaper in an art installation)," said Carey. Continue reading for more pictures and two more videos.
Lithuania-based design studio Gyva Grafika was hired by Galeria Urbana, a local restaurant, to redecorate their bathroom, but under one condition...they cannot remove any of their tiles. What happened next looks to be something straight from a theme park, as they photographed a childhood Kaunas neighborhood, printed the images on stickers, and affixed them onto some of the tiles, creating an interactive experience of sorts. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Artist Agnes Denes planted and harvested two acres of wheat two blocks from Wall Street and the World Trade Center, facing the Statue of Liberty, back in the summer of 1982. The land, now worth approximately $4.5 billion, was harvested to send a message, one that represented food, energy, commerce, world trade, and economics. Eventually, the harvested grain traveled to 28 cities around the world in an exhibition titled "The International Art Show for the End of World Hunger," organized by the Minnesota Museum of Art. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Sometimes, it's just too foggy out on the roads, or the visibility is near zero due to weather conditions, to clearly see traffic lights. However, a city in Ukraine has figured out a solution...LED-equipped traffic light poles that can be seen from afar, without requiring any special equipment. That is just one of the many simple, yet clever, ideas people have come up with. Continue reading for more. Click here for a few bonus images.
Your eyes aren't playing tricks, these are real 3D optical illusion tattoos by New Hampshire-based artist Jesse Rix, who has been tattooing since 2005 and specializes in realism, nature and 3D/Geometric style pieces. Since each one of his works are so time intensive, he only accepts new clients by appointments only. Continue reading for more pictures and a bonus video.