Cuong Nguyen is undoubtedly a master of portraits. His lifelike faces on canvas leave viewers spellbound. What’s more, he does portraits in both oil paints and pastels with such expertise that it becomes difficult for viewers to tell them apart. Nguyen does his pastel paintings without blending his strokes and still achieves smoothness of gradations […]
Little girls dream of long tresses like Rapunzel’s, but they, of course, never get to realize their dream. However, with Alena Kravchenko things were different. This 34-year-old from Odesa, Ukraine started growing her hair from the age of five and never looked back. Today she’s rightly hailed as ‘Real-life Rapunzel’ by her social media followers.
There are paintings so life-like it becomes impossible to distinguish them from the real subject. But have you ever imagined that something made out of sand could be as realistic as the original? Well, you’d be surprised to know that Andoni Bastarrika has been doing this with sand.
If a face can launch a thousand ships, then a facial expression can at least go viral on the internet. This is what happened when the photographs of Harold, a nickname given to a senior stock photography model, were put up on Facepunch by a user called Greenen72 in 2011 from the stock photo and […]
It’s much less scandalous than lipstick on the collar, since Alexis Fraser, a Toronto, Canada-based artist, believes in putting her painted lips to the canvas instead! She calls her ingenious technique ‘kiss print pointillism’.
“My illustrations are personal snapshots of things I’ve seen” is how this amazing Dutch mixed media artist describes her incredible works of art on her website. She’s Natalie Ciccoricco, who was born and brought up in the Netherlands and is now based in California, USA.
Crochet is a difficult craft, but making micro crochet toys is downright tough as tough can be! So, what NansyOops – she goes by that name – does on such a micro-scale appears an impossible feat. Micro crocheting or knitting small, stuffed yarn creatures is basically a Japanese art called Amigurumi.
While most people take great pleasure in popping cells of a bubble wrap, this artist injects them with paints to create portraits and sceneries of astounding beauty. Imagine filling up the bubbles individually with paint to create a pixilated photorealistic picture! But this is what Bradley Hart does and how!
Wooden board games have a charm of their own. However, with the advent of plastics and cardboards, the use of wood in making such games was relegated to the background. But not anymore. Jonathan Dorthe is reviving the old charm of wooden games, such as tic-tac-toe board games and others.
Tee Ken Ng, is a graphic designer, a video producer, a stop-motion animator, and a visual artist, all rolled into one. This expert animator creates short videos by incorporating stop-motion technology to create optical illusions. His use of phenakistoscope, a device that creates a fluent illusion of motion, is something to be seen to be […]
Fashion designing has come a long way from sketching designs by hand to utilizing 3D printing for creating them. And the pioneer for the use of this technology in fashion designing is none other than Iris van Herpen. But this is not her only claim to fame, she’s one of the fashions most gifted creators […]