Posts Tagged ‘drawing’

Letters Leap Off The Page In 3D Calligraphy By Tolga Girgin

July 23rd, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Although calligraphy is an ancient art form, it will probably remain relevant for as long as humans continue to communicate with written language. This 3D calligraphy art by Tolga Girgin, an electrical engineer and graphic designer in Turkey, is an excellent example of how this ancient art continues to evolve even today.

Girgin’s graceful letters seem to peel or tear off of the page owing to his skillful and clever shading. Their flowing forms and bright coloration serve to make them even more eye-catching.

More info: Behance | Instagram (h/t: colossal)

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Letters Leap Off The Page In 3D Calligraphy By Tolga Girgin originally appeared on Bored Panda on July 23, 2014.

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Artist Leaves Cute Motivational Sticky Notes On The Train

July 15th, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

October Jones (real name Joe Butcher), the prolific writer and illustrator behind gems like Texts From Dog and these commuter sticky-note doodles, is at it again with a fun series of sticky notes featuring a grimly determined cat named Peppy posing next to motivational messages. He draws them and leaves them in the trays of the train he takes for unsuspecting fellow commuters.

If you’re having a case of the Mondays (or of any other day of your work week, for that matter), these images are perfect for getting inspired and pepped up!

More info: Twitter (h/t: mymodernmet)

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Artist Leaves Cute Motivational Sticky Notes On The Train originally appeared on Bored Panda on July 15, 2014.

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Artist Recreates His Own Childhood Drawings 20+ Years Later

July 14th, 2014 by Julija | No Comments | Filed in Design

Some time ago we wrote about Vancouver-based artist Wendy Tsao, who turns children’s drawings into toys. Telmo Pieper, a Dutch muralist, does a very similar thing: with the help of Photoshop, he digitally recreates his old drawings into realistic versions of his childhood imagination. The Kiddie Arts series features some of the weirdest-looking animals – a shoe-shaped whale, a snail with world’s smallest shell, and an alien looking fly – a great collection of typical boy-ish drawings.

Pieper drew the original images when he was only 4 years old which shows how greatly his painting skills have evolved. Now he works in an artistic muralist duo “Telmo Miel” in Rotterdam and draws on daily basis – a childhood dream came true!

Website: telmopieper.com (h/t: Juliz3737)

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Artist Recreates His Own Childhood Drawings 20+ Years Later originally appeared on Bored Panda on July 14, 2014.

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Adorably Awkward Greeting Cards By Emily McDowell

June 26th, 2014 by Julija | No Comments | Filed in Design

We’ve all probably found ourselves, at one point or another, standing in front of a wall of greeting cards and finding that none of them are capable of expressing your actual feelings in simple sentences. Emily McDowell, a designer and illustrator, has a perfect solution to this problems. She designs “Awkward Cards,” which are awkward, truthful and sincere ways of saying something meaningful and beautiful when you just can’t figure out how.

All of the awkward greeting cards have quotations that reflect the messiness and weirdness of relationships in a funny way. “I love making anything that helps people feel understood – it means a lot to me when people pick one up and think, ‘So I’m NOT the only person who feels this way? What a relief!,’” the illustrator told Modern Met. But if relationships were not awkward or difficult, they wouldn’t be all that interesting, right?

Source: emilymcdowell.comShop (h/t: mymodernmet)

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Awkward Birthday Card

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Awkward Love Card

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Awkward Mother’s Day Card

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Awkward Sympathy Card

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Awkward Thinking Of You Card

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Adorably Awkward Greeting Cards By Emily McDowell originally appeared on Bored Panda on June 26, 2014.

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Hand-Painted Shoes With Calvin And Hobbes, The Beatles, And Other Pop Culture Icons

June 23rd, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

With the right tools, even a plain white pair of shoes can become a beautiful (and wearable) work of art. The artist behind Lace Out Studios on Facebook understands better than anyone, creating beautiful illustrations on painted canvas shoes that are sure to impress.

Lace Out Studios creates custom shoe designs based on pop culture icons like The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Calvin & Hobbes.

With permanent markers or fabric paints, anyone can take a pair of white shoes and create their own custom design. Street vendors in cities around the world have wised up as well, selling decorated painted caps on the street or pairs of decorated shoes online.

More info: Facebook | Email (h/t)

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Hand-Painted Shoes With Calvin And Hobbes, The Beatles, And Other Pop Culture Icons originally appeared on Bored Panda on June 23, 2014.

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Hand-Painted Shoes With Calvin And Hobbes, The Beatles, And Other Pop Culture Icons

June 23rd, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

With the right tools, even a plain white pair of shoes can become a beautiful (and wearable) work of art. The artist behind Lace Out Studios on Facebook understands better than anyone, creating beautiful illustrations on painted canvas shoes that are sure to impress.

Lace Out Studios creates custom shoe designs based on pop culture icons like The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Calvin & Hobbes.

With permanent markers or fabric paints, anyone can take a pair of white shoes and create their own custom design. Street vendors in cities around the world have wised up as well, selling decorated painted caps on the street or pairs of decorated shoes online.

Source: Facebook (h/t: crimfightr)

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Hand-Painted Shoes With Calvin And Hobbes, The Beatles, And Other Pop Culture Icons originally appeared on Bored Panda on June 23, 2014.

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Janitor At Disney World Draws Cartoon Characters With Broom And Water To Entertain Guests

May 7th, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Magical memories are born at Disney World for millions of families, but it’s not just the beautiful over-the-top decorations and Disney characters that do it – everyone from the man in the goofy costume to the unassuming janitor can get involved.

Disney World janitors like reddit user TheVantasy often learn to draw Disney characters using water as passing families look on in wonder. TheVantasy shared some of her work through imgur and answered people’s questions about the practice.

She claims that she was first taught as “a joke,” but that her proficiency quickly grew. “I can do Mickey and Donald in just a few seconds. Things like Simba, however, took a few minutes.” The magic created by her and other janitors like her was shared by both visitors and janitors alike; “at first I was doing it because it was more fun than, y’know, cleaning, but then I realized how much guests really liked it. I cried on my last day working because I drew Minnie Mouse for a little girl who hugged me to say thank you because she didn’t speak English.”

TheVantasy also shared some details about the underground world of janitorial water artists; “Some of us had ‘signature characters’ that the other custodians wouldn’t do. I was the only person who did Simba, Bambi, sitting Stitch, Lady, Scar, and Patch from 101 Dalmations.”

Source: Reddit | Imgur

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As a janitor at Disney World, I drew characters with water and a broom on the sidewalk to entertain guests. Unfortunately, all of these images are from my first few weeks when I still hadn’t perfected the technique. Here’s a Goofy. Along with Minnie Mouse, he was probably the most requested character from the guests.

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The beginning of Stitch. He was another frequently requested character, so I had to learn how to draw him pretty fast! Eventually, I learned to draw almost everything upside-down so guests didn’t have to stare at my butt while I drew!

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Sometimes for fun, we would go up against each other in “drawing battles” and let the audience decide who wins. This guy was way better than me! Look at that three quarter side profile Goofy! That is some next level stuff.

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Simba was one of my favorites to draw.

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Sometimes I’d practice after the park closed so there was more room and I could try new characters.

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Mike Wazowski! This was done by a friend. Some of us had “signature characters” that the other custodians wouldn’t do. Mike was one of his.

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Here’s a video of the talented janitor in action:

Janitor At Disney World Draws Cartoon Characters With Broom And Water To Entertain Guests originally appeared on Bored Panda on May 7, 2014.

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11-Year-Old Child Prodigy Creates Stunningly Detailed Drawings Bursting With Life

May 7th, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Serbian artist Dušan Krtolica just might be the next big child prodigy. This 11-year-old is a master artist, drawing a wide array of anatomically correct flora and fauna with a level of mastery that is far beyond his years.

Krtolica has been drawing since he was two years old and obviously hasn’t looked back since. By the time he was eight years old Krtolica had already had two national solo exhibitions – something that many perfectly capable adult artists cannot claim.

The young prodigy clearly has a strong fascination, as the majority of his beautiful drawings are saturated with countless different species of every plant and animal under the sun. Like many boys his age, he is also fascinated by dinosaurs and other extinct species, so he doesn’t just limit his zoological artistic adventures to living creatures – ancient flightless birds and early mammals also populate his beautiful landscapes.

Given his fascination with the natural world, it makes sense that Krtolica wants to be a zoologist when he grows up. “I would have studied animals and published a book about them, but I’m going to draw all of them,” said the young artist. At his age, he will still have plenty of opportunities to change his mind, but hopefully he will nurture and carry his amazing talent with him for the rest of his life.

We feel like Krtolica and Kieron “Mini-Monet” Williamson might make great friends – both are brilliant young artistic prodigies!

Source: Website | Facebook (h/t: OdittyCentral)

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11-Year-Old Child Prodigy Creates Stunningly Detailed Drawings Bursting With Life originally appeared on Bored Panda on May 7, 2014.

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16-Year-Old Girl Wins National Art Competition With Stunning Hyper-Realistic Pencil Portrait

April 17th, 2014 by Skirmant? | No Comments | Filed in Design

Amazing 16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh just won the annual Texaco Children’s Art Competition in Ireland with “Coleman,” her impressive hyperrealistic pencil drawing of an old man.

The girl drew the portrait from a photograph she found in the Vanishing Ireland book.  It took McDonagh around one month to create the portrait, which won her the top prize of $2,075 (€1,500). The young artist is the winner of the 16-18-year-old category and of the whole 2014 competition.

Prof. Declan McGonagle, the judging panel’s chairman and director of the National College of Art & Design, says that the girl’s work has positioned her “as one of the most talented artists of her generation, and one whose skill could see her become one of Ireland’s foremost portrait artists of the future.”

Source: texacochildrensart.com (via thisiscolossal)

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16-Year-Old Girl Wins National Art Competition With Stunning Hyper-Realistic Pencil Portrait originally appeared on Bored Panda on April 17, 2014.

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19-Year-Old Artist Draws Unbelievably Realistic Eyes Using Just Colored Pencils

March 28th, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Jose Vergara (a.k.a. Redosking), a 19-year-old artist from Texas, is drawing close-ups of the human eye with the sort of hyper-realistic level of detail that one would ordinarily expect from experienced masters.

Vergara draws using only colored pencils, which makes his work all the more impressive. Most of us use or have used, at one point or another, colored pencils, which makes it easier to realize just how much more talented he is than most of us. And he’s only 19 years old!

The eyes are truly one of the best tests of an artist’s capability to mimic reality because we hold them to a higher standard. During our evolution, it has been critically important to be able to follow a pair of eyes’ gaze and to be able to see eyes that are observing us. This is part of the reason that some people say they need to look someone in the eyes to trust them and why getting the eyes wrong in a realistic drawing can ruin the rest of it for us. And all of this is, of course, why the eyes are often called the windows of the soul.

The best part is, Vergara doesn’t just draw eyes – there are a ton of portraits and other drawings on his various online accounts. Be sure to check out the rest of his work!

Source: Facebook | Deviantart | Instagram

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19-Year-Old Artist Draws Unbelievably Realistic Eyes Using Just Colored Pencils originally appeared on Bored Panda on March 28, 2014.

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