Well, not that kind of sh*t. LA-Based Italian illustrator Mauro Gatti turned some of the most commonly uttered words in the city, which is the “f” word and the aforementioned word that also means “poop,” into pleasing art. He thought that this was a great way to honor the two most popular words that help us get through a rough day.
Pets with their very own social media pages have become a thing. Heck, you probably have one for your furry golden retriever. Well, Bangladeshi twins Manik and Ratan did the same for their pet dragon, Drogo. You can check out this cute reptile’s adventures on his Facebook and Instagram pages and see how much fun he’s having interacting with real-life 3D objects.
Using coffee-stained paper, graphite and gold leaf, artist Alessandra Maria creates magnificently magical compositions. Her realistic drawings include contemplative women, delicate flowers and butterflies accented with gold leaf for added depth and detail.
Illustrator Sara Corbett has taken the simplicity and power of tiny lines to create detailed and dramatic drawings of zebras, bats, fish and other animals in their natural settings. Her delicate marks leave lasting images that encompass flow and texture.
Some people think that to get over your fears, you have to learn to laugh at them. Perhaps that was the inspiration for animator, Fran Krause, who created Deep Dark Fears. This CalArts teacher draws familiar worries that are just irrational enough to hit close to home.
Cats are known for their bored and apathetic demeanor and expressions. This pet owner didn’t let that curtail his creative streak—he drew funny expressions for his cat instead. Amazingly, the cat looks pretty cooperative in this collection of grin-inducing pictures.
American painter and comic book artist Phil Noto specializes in retro sketches. Recently, he created a series of pieces for his Tumblr page which consists of Silver Age Marvel heroes posting for Life Magazine. Twenty variant covers will be featured by Marvel Comics.
We’ve seen photorealistic illustrations before that pop off the page, but never on wood. Ivan Hoo, an incredibly talented, self taught artist from Singapore, specializes in hyper realistic drawings on wooden blocks that trick the eye. His first anamorphic work on wood was recreating a dripping effect, an occurrence that naturally happens on a piece of wood.
Star Wars characters have been rendered in different ways from low contrast to 8-bit. And all have been cool and faithful to the original. Add this series by Paris based artist Vladan Filipovic to the mix. He has low poly portraits of notable characters with quotes from the movies. The quality shines through like a “best of” album.
Ever wonder how your favorite animated characters would look like in real life? Well, wonder no more. Here are a collection of illustrations and renderings of realistic images that are both creative and down right creepy. Some are great, including Lilo and Stitch, and Buzz Lightyear, but others you’ll want to unsee but cannot.