Italy-based artist Diego Fazio, better known as DiegoKoi, is bound to blow you away with his incredible drawing skills. One of his newer pieces titled Sensazioni is an unbelievably hyperrealistic pencil drawing of a woman that has caused people to question the truth of its medium. Is it really done in pencil? The answer is an impressively resounding “Yes!”
We often come across talented artists who use unconventional means to create realistic works of art and are bombarded with accusations of foul play but DiegoKoi quickly put the claims to rest, thanks to his wise decision to track his progress. Taking approximately 200 hours to complete the jaw-dropping photorealistic illustration, the artist kept visual record of several stages of its development.
An art installation in Hong Kong that melds traditional construction techniques with contemporary design.
The Golden Moon is a temporary architectural structure that explores how Hong Kong’s unique building traditions and craftsmanship can be combined with contemporary design techniques in the creation of a highly expressive and captivating public event space.
It is the 2012 Gold Award winning entry for the Lantern Wonderland design competition organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board for the Mid-Autumn Festival and was on display for 6 days in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park.
The Golden Moon revisits the concept of a Chinese lantern and makes a direct link to the legend of Chang’e, the Moon Goddess of Immortality – two elements strongly associated with the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Traditional materials for making lanterns, such as translucent fabric, metal wire and bamboo, have been translated to a large scale. A light-weight steel geodesic dome forms the pavilion’s primary structure and is the basis for a computer-generated grid wrapped around it. This grid is materialised through a secondary structure from bamboo.
Javier Medellin Puyou is a Mexico-based illustrator, visual artist and architecture designer. He has had different aka’s through the phases of his life, such as “Big Polla” in his very young years and “Pimp Pollo” when he used to be a scratcher. Now, as an illustrator, he works under “Jilipollo”. Ink with brush and watercolour are the techniques he uses the most, and often uses fashion girls with a peculiar expression and mood as his inspiration. I have to say, I really enjoyed scrolling through Javier’s portfolio. Amazing original stuff for the ones looking to be inspired. Enjoy our picks!
I know Predators only speak in grunts and growls, but I’d like to think that a steampunk Predator speaks with an English accent… and theeeen they murder people in the face. If you’re looking to make my fantasy a cosplay reality, then we’ve got you covered. SkunkWorksProps has created this wonderfully designed Steampunk Predator helmet.
Not only is it totally wearable, but you can order the raw fiberglass bio and customize this bad boy to the extent of your imagination… and skill. If you’re lacking in the skill and or time department, you can order one as you see pictured above and below. The helmet is deceptively light, coming in at around 2 lbs. The immensely detailed weathered metal look was achieved by using a combination of waxes, metal rubs and airbrushing.
The raw bio will cost you around $154, and requires some sanding and dremel work. The finished product will run you around $267.
Melbourne-based artist Daniel Agdag makes astonishingly intricate cardboard sculptures of buildings, vehicles, machinery, even entire city blocks. Some of the sculptures were featured in his short animated films “Toil” and “Paper City Architects.”His sculptural work will be on display at his solo show “Sets for a Film I’ll Never Make,” October 26 to November 9 at the Off the Kerb gallery in Melbourne.
All the images seen below are made from cardboard ~ boxboard to be precise. They are cut into manageable pieces using a surgical scalpel (blade Nº.11) and assembled intuitively by hand using a plain well known brand of wood glue, without detailed plans or drawings. The process is a kin to drawing in three dimensions with cardboard.
The Dark Knight Rises movie has ended an epic and dramatic Batman trilogy, and just like after any trilogy, nostalgia and the need of comparison with previous movies kick in among fans. It may be because we’re talking about the most beloved hero of all times or it may have something to do with The Dark Knight Rises being the most awaited movie of the summer, keeping its number 1 position in the box office. But it’s also because Christopher Nolan’s entire trilogy is a masterpiece and the last piece of the puzzle brings a suspenseful and much awaited closure to this trilogy.
Fan made movie posters have been flourishing on the internet like crazy in the past few months, so we’ve gathered a gallery of some of the most original designs to celebrate the ending of this brilliant trilogy. Have you seen The Dark Knight Rises yet? With three great movies, it’s difficult the best one! With The Dark Knight still being considered the greatest movies of all time, we’re curious to know if The Dark Knight Rises exceeded the expectations of the public.
Rob Pybus has a knack for creating extremely interesting illustrations to explore… perhaps because they don’t reveal their cleverness too easily. As if harnessing the mind of MC Escher when in a cartooning mood, his twisting landscapes skew perspectives, layering element after element into a collage of colorful pattern. The result is a near jolting dose of eye candy – the kind which surprises but goes down nice.
A fairly recent graduate of Brighton University, Pybus already has an impressive client list: Sony Music UK, Sony Playstation, Vodafone, Cannes New Directors Showcase, Hugo Boss, Intel, Channel 4, Red Bull, Lenny Kravitz, John Lewis and Audi to name a few. Not stopping with what he’s got, Pybus is currently working on expanding his talents into animation. It seems the perfect next step considering the masses of motion in his current still work. Find out more at pybism.com.