These 1940’s cartoonists drew their characters blindfolded. Dick Tracy is almost perfect…

Sep 22, 2014 By Abraham 0

In a 1947 experiment as silly as it was fascinating, the Chicago Tribune asked several cartoonists to draw one of their classic characters…and then wear a blindfold or close their eyes and draw the character again. It’s clear they’re all incredibly familiar with their subjects, but especially impressive is Chester Gould with his near-perfect blind replication of Dick Tracy.

When the paper published the results they rounded out the article with a bit of surprisingly critical commentary in the captions…

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Artist’s depicts a woman’s entire life by continuously updating a single image of her face

Sep 21, 2014 By Megan Berman 0

South Korean illustrator Seok Jeong Hyeon skillfully captures a woman’s aging process from babyhood to old age, in a single digital “live” drawing. He draws a baby girl and then edits the drawing to represent her different stages of life until she is a vibrant old woman…

Watch her grow from a baby to a little girl, then lose her chubbiness and become a young lady. As she becomes an adult, she loses her innocent gaze, and her eyes seem more knowing.

Hyeon deftly changes the woman’s appearance, using a light touch to age her with subtle changes to her hair and skin and eyes…until you see the final image. Truly incredible work!

Filmmaker turns mundane footage of intersection into most insane rush hour ever

Sep 17, 2014 By Abraham 0

Film director Fernando Livschitz recently filmed ordinary vehicle and pedestrian traffic passing through a perfectly ordinary intersection and then re-edited the footage to turn it into the wildest and most stressful rush hour you could imagine short of everyone crashing into each other…

Celebrities become part of classic masterpieces when magazines are perfectly lined up

Sep 16, 2014 By Megan Berman 1

Eisen Bernardo, a Philippines-based graphic designer and illustrator, is carefully superimposing iconic magazine covers onto pieces of classical artwork. He says of his project, Mag + Art

This ongoing project…is my way of giving homage to the magazines – as a venue of human artistic expression and vehicle of popular culture.

The result is a beautifully curated collection of new icons that are equal parts amusing and intriguing…

The Birth of Angelina

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When her fiancé died, she found hope again through these spectacular bridal photos

Sep 16, 2014 By Megan Berman 2

Janine suffered a tremendous loss when her fiancé, Johnny, passed away 52 days before their wedding day.

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To honor him and cope with her grief, she decided to do a memorial photo shoot in her wedding dress 

My expectation was to find a certain closure and to have a photo shoot of my dress in a different way that not your average bride would even think of doing.  I wanted to be free and I wanted to do something different.

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Mom turns toddler’s ink sketches into fantastic watercolor paintings

Sep 8, 2014 By Joey White 0

Artist Ruth Oosterman spends hours drawing with her 2-year-old daughter Eve, who uses a black ink pen to create her imaginative works of art…

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When going through Eve’s sketches one day, Ruth realized the drawings could create a foundation for watercolor paintings that Ruth would never have dreamed of on her own. She tells Bored Panda,

I try to work quickly and let imagination and play take root into the painting rather than taking it too seriously, this way I can encourage Eve’s contribution without making it too “grownup.”

These are a few of their collaborations so far…

The Red Boat

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Norman Rockwell’s friends and family posed for the pictures he based his paintings on

Sep 6, 2014 By Joey White 0

Arguably the greatest painter of mid-20th century American life — Norman Rockwell — used photographs as a visual guide for most of his pieces. While he employed professional models for some of his staged photos, more often the artist relied on friends and family to pose for the photos he would turn into iconic paintings…

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Over the course of Rockwell’s career, he amassed over 4,000 paintings using over 20,000 reference photographs. The Norman Rockwell Museum has released much of the artist’s work as a traveling exhibit and a book called “Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera.”

These are just a few selections from that fantastic book…

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Stunning photos from in a tent will make you wish you were camping in the mountains, too

Sep 4, 2014 By Megan Berman 1

Russian photographer Oleg Grigoryev’s inspirational travel series, Morning Views from the Tent, captures a unique glimpse of various locations across the Fann Mountains in Tajikistan…

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In his compositions, Grigoryev’s tent frames the view, his outstretched legs leading towards the stunning mountains. He skillfully captures the undisturbed, natural beauty of the landscape in the background, while the supplies, backpacks, shoes and other tents in the foreground offer an invitation to join his mornings at campsites over 4,700 meters above sea level.

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Check out the crazy thing that happens when you look at a human forehead upside down

Sep 4, 2014 By Abraham 2

For a remarkably simple yet creepily fantastic series she calls “Alienation,” photographer Anelia Loubser takes stark black and white photos of people looking perplexed, or surprised, or angry, or any other emotion that causes their forehead to wrinkle up.

She then crops their image to only show their eyes and brow…

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Finally, she makes one more ridiculously simple change and everything about the image is altered.

She flips it upside down…

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The result is absurdly hilarious as we see parts of perfectly normal faces turn into faces straight out of some scary monster or alien movie…

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