Tag Archives: Illustration

Artist Imagines War Machines If WWII Continued Through To The 50s

War sucks. War is no good. Regardless, I am fascinated by war machines that were the direct results of conflicts. I bet Poland concept artist Michal Kus must have shared the same fascination. The difference is, he has the knack for imagination AND translating them into beautiful art. Kus imagine what happens if the second world war continued into the 50s. Continue reading Artist Imagines War Machines If WWII Continued Through To The 50s

No Kidding. Did Old Navy Really Ripped Off Somebody’s Artworks?

Something interesting popped this week which I never thought could have happen. At least not when it involved one of America’s biggest brand: Old Navy (which, for the uninitiated, is a Gap Inc. brand). It has nothing to do with tech nor lifestyle, but I felt compelled to share because, it could be a classic case of corporate bullying. Anyways, Lili Chin is an illustrator who are accustomed to her art stolen, but this particular theft was no ordinary one; it was Old Navy who supposedly did the deed. Here’s words straight from the victim’s mouth: Continue reading No Kidding. Did Old Navy Really Ripped Off Somebody’s Artworks?

These Amazing Illustration Of Spaceships Are Actually Inspired By Everyday Household Objects

It takes a true artist to imagine something out of nothing. Eric Geusz is one such artist. A software engineer by day and a freelance artist by night (or, I am guess, whenever he have time), Eric has created some of the most impressive sci-fi spaceships with nothing more than inspiration from everyday, household objects like a can opener, a peeler, a pair of tongs and even accidental occurrence of two gadgets that happen to stack on top of the other – for examples. Continue reading These Amazing Illustration Of Spaceships Are Actually Inspired By Everyday Household Objects

Extremely Dirty Vehicles Are Canvases For This Talented Artist

You know what separate artists with the talent to adapt from other ‘regular’ artists? It would be the ability to improvise and turn out amazing illustrations in situ. No paints, no brushes, no nothing, and such is what Moscow-based artist and illustrator Nikita Golubev AKA ProBoyNick has demonstrated. How? Well, it turns out that extremely dirty vehicles found on the streets can also serve as perfect canvases for this very talented, adaptive artist to showcase his (or her?) work of art. What Golubev did was “etching” images of animals on them (the dirty vehicles) with a process which involves “cleaning” the dirt to create an image. Continue reading Extremely Dirty Vehicles Are Canvases For This Talented Artist

Artist Reimagined Pokémon In Ukiyo-e Art And They Look Absolutely Brilliant

We don’t care if the Pokémon fad is in a decline or completely over. Whether a fad or not, you can’t deny that these Pokémon arts interpreted through feudal Japanese art of Ukiyo-e are simply brilliant and fitting because Pokémon is essentially Japanese. Created by Chicago-based artist BG Judkins, the Ukiyo-e Style Pokémon which Judkins called Pokiyo-e series, started just this year (though not sure when exactly in 2016) as a daily ritual of sort and has since covered 203 Pokémon creatures, including pre-evolution and post-evolution forms, each faithfully cataloged on BD Judkins’ website by their Pokédex number “for easy reference,” said BD Judkins. Continue reading Artist Reimagined Pokémon In Ukiyo-e Art And They Look Absolutely Brilliant

1800s Ukiyo-e Illustrates Internal Bodily Functions With Tiny People

Back at the time when human’s knowledge of our inner workings was scarce, folks of the olden days already knew roughly the functions of the various organs and sometime in the Edo period, some Japanese artists who were well versed in Ukiyo-e, or “pictures of floating worlds” (basically wood block prints, a technique for printing text, images or patterns), had taken that knowledge to create a series of anatomical depictions of a human’s internal bodily functions, known as Inshoku Yojo Kagami, or Mirror of the Physiology of Drinking and Eating. Continue reading 1800s Ukiyo-e Illustrates Internal Bodily Functions With Tiny People

This Teacher’s Drawing Skill Is As Good As Pro Illustrators, If Not Better

Don’t you hate it when a teacher tries to illustrate something on the blackboard but ended with nothing but drawings that doesn’t make any sense? It happens… to most teachers, but not in the case of Chuan-Bin Chung. Chung is a science substitute teacher in Taiwan and unlike most teachers, he has the knack for drawing and in his case, he is particularly apt in illustrating human anatomy. Chung is somewhat like a perfectionist. He even go to the extend of preparing his illustrations on papers before drawing and explaining it live in front of his students and when he draws, he made sure he employ the correct art techniques to ensure accuracy. Continue reading This Teacher’s Drawing Skill Is As Good As Pro Illustrators, If Not Better

Scrap Metal Universe Series By Alejandro Burdisio Is Where Dodge Flies And Gas Station Hovers

Among the ocean of sci-fi flicks, The Fifth Element has got to be my personal favorite. I love how the flying vehicles resemble real-life vehicles but are, well, flying. You know, like the NYC cab and the NYPD patrol cars? Rather going for out-of-this-world car designs to fit the futuristic theme, the filmmaker opted for a more down-to-earth approach, which is pretty awesome, if you ask me. It looks like the people behind The Fifth Element weren’t the only lot who shares the same vision about the future (with respect to transportations), artist Alejandro Burdisio too. Continue reading Scrap Metal Universe Series By Alejandro Burdisio Is Where Dodge Flies And Gas Station Hovers

Designer Jyo John Mulloor Reimagined Helmets as Bare Human Heads, Yikes Factor Included

These helmets are real heads, but don’t be alarm just yet, cos’ they are not real product. Rather, they are products of the very talented, Dubai-based designer Jyo John Mulloor’s imagination. The helmets, as you can see, are essentially exposed human head and they collectively, belongs to an art form known as trompe-l’œil or “deceive the eye”, where artists often use realistic imagery to create an optical illusion that the depicted objects (in this case, the helmets) exist in three dimensions. The helmets are images of real people’s heads, seamlessly integrated into the various type of protective head gear, including bicycle helmet, vintage motorcycle helmet complete with goggles, and a modern iteration of the helmet that has full ears and ear rings. Continue reading Designer Jyo John Mulloor Reimagined Helmets as Bare Human Heads, Yikes Factor Included

Artist Reimagines How Charlie Brown and Snoopy Would Look Like as Post-apocalyptic Survivors

Have you wonder why the comic characters from our childhood like Garfield, Tin Tin, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the superheroes et cetera, never seem to grow old while we do? So you noticed that too, huh? And if you did, have you imagined what those characters will look like now by human age? Man, the good’ol Charlie would be 68 in real human years and certainly won’t look like he did when we were kids. Probably most of us have thought about the age issue at some point in time and so does artist Max Dunbar. Not did he think about the age issue, he reimagined how Charlie Brown and his mindlessly happy pet dog Snoopy would like as post-apocalyptic survivors. The result? A mind-blowing illustration that depict Charlie as a grubby grown man, complete with weapon (looks like a WWII M1 Garand semi-automatic rifle to me) and a backpack, presumably packed with necessity for survival. Snoopy, of course, is a grown dog with the iconic pilot goggles. Continue reading Artist Reimagines How Charlie Brown and Snoopy Would Look Like as Post-apocalyptic Survivors