There are many talented makeup artists out there who create absolutely stunning transformations every day. But Italian-based makeup artist and portrait painter Lucia Pittalis takes things to an astronomically high level.
She uses her knowledge from studying the classics and art in school — along with incredible talent and technique — to defy age and gender and alter her appearance into iconic film and music icons like Bette Davis, Rocky, and Keith Richards.
It’s more than just putting on a look for Pittalis.
She also captures their essence by studying the characters — watching photos, movies, videos, and saving frames where necessary.
“I think how it can be adapted on my face,” she said. “It is a kind of acting process before. I must be that character. Then I put on background music related to that character to be in the mood and I start to watch myself in the mirror.”
And what she sees looking back at her is nothing short of stunning.
Ajit Johnson, an artist and Ph.D. student working in cancer genetics and genomics, had a wake-up call when he realized he looks at his phone or open Web pages far longer than needed.
Singing in the Rain
It’s hard to know what’s real and what’s fake on the Internet, given the fact that everyone has access to Photoshop or image manipulation tools.
But sometimes nature provides a view that no Instagram filter can match and, lucky for all of us, we get to see them.
Trees in Schonbrunn Park
Carving a pumpkin for Halloween is an age-old tradition, and most of us roll up our sleeves and try to make something that slightly resembles a Jack-o-Lantern, or at least dig out the guts so we can roast the seeds.
But then there are these people — the overachievers — who take a simple pumpkin and turn it into an epic work of art.
Jedi Master Yoda
LEGO Wedding Cake
Have you ever wondered what would happen if your favorite celebrities were morphed into one single person?
ThatNordicGuy (Norwegian Pedro Berg Johnsen) is a digital artist who uses a combination of software to perfectly blend the faces of famous people and answer that very question.
“I use a bit of Photoshop for final touches and editing, but the actual blending is done in a program called SqirlzMorph. It’s free, and pretty easy to use,” Johnsen said. “As for time, everything between two hours and a couple of days. It depends on image size, what level of detail I’m going for and how invested I am in the project.”
So if you’ve ever wondered what stunning people would result from the morphing of stars like Taylor Swift and Emma Watson or Jared Leto and Heath Ledger, prepare for the mind-bending results.