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Posts tagged "painting"

Artist Paints Fantastic Dragons Onto Agate Stones To Create Beautiful Necklaces

Multi-talented Russia-based artist Alvia Alcedo has been practicing the traditional fantasy style with her beautiful hand-painted agate necklaces and pendants. Alcedo uses oil paint to create miniature fantasy paintings of fantastic dragons on small agate stones (no bigger than 5.5 cm).

19 Creative Remakes Of Classical Paintings

Following the tradition of famous classical artists can be important, but reinterpreting their work in the modern era can also yield great results. Here’s a selection of 19 of the best remakes created without using Photoshop or any other post-production retouching (except for Tadas Černiauskas' remake of van Gogh’s “Self Portrait 1889″).

New Zealand Artist Turns Children’s Faces Into Fantastic Creatures

Children love face-painting, but it’s mostly an occasional treat for birthdays or for Halloween. However, the children of New Zealand-based body painting artist Christy Lewis, aka Daisy, are lucky enough to be turned into fantastic characters on a regular basis.

Stunning “Night Owl” Illustration Created With Expressive Splatters Of Paint

Chinese illustrator, painter and street artist Chen Yingjie (better known as Hua Tunan) is a young leading force in contemporary Chinese art. His newest artwork, called “Night Owl,” is a beautiful example of his impressive trademark – a figure created by expressive and firm splatters of paint.

Artist Decorates Babies’ Head-Shaping Helmets With Cute Paintings

Babies with helmets are not an everyday sight, and much less so when those helmets are painted with cute or beautiful designs. But that's exactly what artist Paula Strawn does – she paints cute designs onto helmets used to correct plagioencephaly. Plagioencephaly, or flat-head syndrome, is a condition in which the back of babies' head...

These Self-Portraits Are Not What They Look Like

Note: For the best effect, look at the images before reading the description. Highly-talented  Spanish artist Eloy Morales has done a wonderful job of tricking our visual perception. The artist created a series of strikingly realistic self-portraits that at first look as if the artist simply covered his face with multicoloured paint and took photographs...

Melting Porcelain Art By Livia Marin

Chilean born and London based artist Livia Marin presents traditional ceramic objects in an unusual way – her cups, kettles and vases are melting into puddles of patterned porcelain. The series titled Nomad Patterns demonstrates traditional Chinese landscape decorations and motifs like willows, birds and pagodas elaborately painted on running crockery.

Powerful Street Art by ROA Raises Awareness Of Environmental Issues

Belgian street artist ROA creates heartbreaking images to illustrate the devastating results of animal hunting, pollution and other environmentally destructive human actions. This graffiti missionary manages to strike the world with his bone-chilling monochrome wall-paintings scattered all around the globe.

Artist Uses 285,000 Finger Strokes And Spends Over 200 Hours To Create Hyperrealistc Portrait Of Morgan Freeman

This picture of famous actor isn't a photo (although it is based on one) - it's a finger-drawn portrait done on an iPad. Using the Procreate app on an iPad Air, talented UK-based illustrator and oil painter Kyle Lambert spent over 200 hours and made over 285,000 brushstrokes to create this hyperrealistic portrait. Lambert has...

Artist Puts 21st-Century Gadgets Into Famous Masterpiece Paintings

Korean Illustrator Kim Dong-Kyu has created a clever and comical series of images on his “Art X Smart” Tumblr that re-imagines old famous masterpieces for the 21st century by introducing modern smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Incredibly Detailed Close-Ups of Van Gogh’s Paintings from Google Art Project

Art lovers all around the world will really appreciate the latest art project by Google, which gives you a chance to see some of the world's most famos works in the "gigapixel" format. Here's a selection of some of the works by Van Gogh, zoomed in for you to observe every stroke from up close!...

Incredible Body Art Illusions by Johannes Stoetter

No, this is not a frog in the first picture! If you look more closely, you'll see that there are actually five live and breathing models. Meet Johannes Stotter, an internationally acknowledged body painter who can turn his models into vegetables, fruits, animals and similar objects.