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.
James Fridman, the Photoshop troll, strikes again, and this time he's completed a new set of Twitter / email requests, including the example above. The brother could easily have looked not so tired by having his face angled a bit lower and mouth closed, but instead, he was given a karaoke microphone. Continue reading for more Photoshop troll disasters.
John Wilhelm is a married photographer from Switzerland with four wonderful children. Since photography has always been a big part of his life, he decided to combine his love of the art with family to create a series of surreal photo manipulations. "The importance of photography changed into joy when I was holding my first digital cam in my hands. The fire was sparked off and a long journey begun, a journey through lots of camera systems, techniques, experiences and finally software products. Feburary 2011, I decided to take a step across the border of plain photography. I entered the world of Photoshop and 3D-tools," said Wilhelm. Continue reading for more pictures.
Self-taught digital artist Tatiana specializes in taking famous cartoon characters, such as Violet Parr from "The Incredibles", and transforming them into realistic human versions, but with an edgy twist. "Tatiana is a 19-year-old self-taught digital artist that is better known on the internet as TatiMoons. The artist has created digital paintings since June 2016, but she was interested in drawing from a very young age," reports BoredPanda's Hidreley. Continue reading for more pictures.
Let's face it, getting the perfect shot for a magazine or product isn't the easiest of tasks, even for professional photographers. This is where the graphic designers come in to touch things up, but sometimes, things don't go as planned. For example, the reflection in this toy's mirror should not be smiling directly back at the camera, but that's exactly what made it to print. Continue reading for more bizarre Photoshop disasters. Click here for a few bonus images.
Sure, you could spend hours trying to get the perfect shot, but sometimes your imagination likes to run wild. Photographer Monica Carvalho specializes in creating surreal photo manipulations by combining several photos into one, like the duck swimming in a lake of trees above. "In my inspiration process, I try to find similarities between photos in terms of color, texture and shape. For example, two mountain peaks I shot in Greece reminded me of an upper lip; a path in Oxford had the same color as my skin; a pouch zip evoked eyelashes. Other times I also like playing with sizes - my miniature friends 'buried' in my hand; the Empire State Building turned into a giant candle," said Carvalho. Continue reading for more, including a bonus video.