Lorraine Loots is a Cape Town artist who first started creating these miniature masterpieces as a project she dubbed “365 Postcards For Ants”, where she challenged herself to craft at least one of these insanely detailed paintings every single day for all of 2013.
Shawn Smith is an artist from Dallas Texas, whose works have been featured from California to France. These works are from his “Re-things” collection, which focuses on the gap between digital photography and the image captured. To create these dope works Shawn Smith cuts plywood or MDF board into 1/2 inch strips around 1/2 inch to 2 inches long, and then he hand dyes them in a mixture of ink and acrylic paint.
It’s official, Guardian of the Galaxy is the hottest movie of the summer. The blockbuster earned over $160 Million in its first weekend. If you haven’t seen it yet, we recommend you check it out ASAP.
In case you guys didn’t know, yesterday, July 23rd, was Batman Day.
Have you ever wondered how artists create those crazy hyperrealistic drawings? Well, you’re in luck. This time-lapse video shows how artist Marcello Barenghi creates his super detailed works of art. Check out the 3-minute video above and head over to his YouTube page to watch more videos like this.
The National Geographic Photo Contest is something that I always look forward to. Today marks the final day to enter the contest. As always, the entries are beyond impressive. Photographers from around the globe have submitted their best work for all the world to see. Below are 10 of our favorite submissions. Make sure you head over to the National Geographic website to check out all of the entries.
Jerkface is a NYC-based artist and native who started crafting works of art at the age of 16. Jerkface recently finished up his 30 days campaign, where he dropped a new piece of art every day for a consecutive 30 days (even though he started the 30 days with only 10 completed works). This was inspired by Bansky’s 30 day run in New York City earlier this year.
Shepard Fairey is a legend in the street art world and can hold his own in the world of fashion. His iconic work has brought him much success but he started out as a normal skater kid from Charleston, SC. Fairey recently sat down with Brett Novak for an interview about how the he got his start. The artist speaks on his Andre the Giant logo, OBEY clothing line, and the Obama poster that he might be most well-known for. The interview provides a unique look inside the mind of the Fairey. Check it out above.
Mysterious street artist Banksy has been pretty quiet since his Better Out Than In exhibition came to an end. Luckily we still have his older pieces to admire – only this time they’re in LEGO form. The good people over at The Brick Fantastic recreated several of Banksy’s most well-known pieces using the timeless toy building blocks. All the pieces came out great. It’s awesome to see someone else re-imagine such great works of art. Can you tell what all the pieces are?