Justin Peters, a 22-year-old self-taught digital artist, blends reality with fantasy in his surreal photo manipulations series, starting with the moon melting into Yosemite's Horsetail Fall. "Everything you can imagine is real' by Pablo Picasso is a quote I live by especially when creating my work, which is inspired by the world around me and surreal painters,. I hope that when people experience my work, they discover a new and different world, which they can dive into to prove that everything is possible when you open your mind," Peters told PetaPixel. Continue reading to see more.
A Shanghai-based artist who goes by "JN Crazy" on Behance has created a new series where he takes stunning National Geographic photos and transforms them into whimsical illustrations that wouldn't look out of place in an animated film. Whether it be an owl, whale, monkeys, or even a swimming dog, you'll find it here. Continue reading to see more.
Instagram user Ksenia from Russia combined her love of both cats and food into one, using Adobe's ever so popular Photoshop software. Whether it be a croissant, blueberries, sushi, or cookies, you'll find these bizarre mashups and more. "I always wanted to create something funny and this is what I came up with at the end of January and launched my Instagram account," said Ksenia. Continue reading for more pictures.
At first glance, some of these photos by Mathias Fast may look Photoshopped, but it's just a clever photography illusion that involves a phone's display. "I'm hardly the first person to use it but 'discovered' it for myself at a wedding one day when I was photographing the bride getting ready. The bridesmaids had their phones lying on the table and I saw the reflections they were creating. I realized that at the right angle and distance I could incorporate the reflection(s) into a photograph while disguising the fact that they were coming from a phone. When I'm photographing, my eyes are constantly being drawn to anything remotely reflective that I can use to frame the subject with," Mathias told Bored Panda. Continue reading for the tutorial.
If you don't already know, FaceApp is essentially a photo manipulation app that uses artificial intelligence and neural face transformations to create the images you're about to see. It can either take photos from your library, live snaps, or even search your photo library to find images that feature faces. A Marvel fan decided to see what some of the famous male actors in the movies would look like as females, such as Tom Hiddleston. Continue reading for more. Click here for a few bonus images.
Graphic artists at Ogilvy & Mather was commissioned by KFC Hong Kong to create an interesting ad campaign unlike any other the public has seen. So, they got to work and came up with the series that you see above, starting with a space shuttle launch, but with the fiery explosion and smoke being replaced with pieces of fried chicken. Continue reading for two more pictures and information.
Coba is basically an ancient Mayan city on the Yucatan Peninsula, located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It features the largest network of stone causeways of the ancient Mayan world, and contains many engraved, sculpted stelae that document ceremonial life of the Late Classic Period (AD 600-900) of Mesoamerican civilization. The Nohoch Mul Pyramid stands 137 feet tall and boasts a remarkable view of the Yucatan as well as the non-public areas of Coba including both lagoons; Macanxoc Lagoon to the east and Coba Lagoon to the southwest. Continue reading to see how six more historical monuments / structures would look today if restored.
Digital artist Julien Tabet specializes in surreal animal photo manipulations. To be more specific, the artist scours the internet for high-resolution animal photos and then proceeds to manipulate them in Adobe Photoshop. For example, the cat above was originally hiding beneath a normal rug, but now, it appears to be peeking out from a spot in the ocean. 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.
Fans of Zootopia know that Nick Wilde is a charming, small-time, con artist fox with a big mouth and a lot of opinions, while Judy Hopps is the first bunny ever to join Zootopia's police department who just so happens to team up with the former. Ever wonder what they would look like in a live-action movie? Well, digital artist "Sakimichan" gives us some idea. Continue reading for more cartoon characters reimagined as humans by digital artists.