Awesome Art

Inside-out Lincoln Woodturning

Inside-out Lincoln Woodturning

Artist Woodboy shows off a clever technique in which he makes a portrait of Abraham Lincoln by creating a pair of turned walnut blocks which come together to form an inverted portrait of the 19th-century President. The method allows him to create four portrait halves from each turned block.

Society6 Art Credenzas

Society6 Art Credenzas
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Why buy an ordinary piece of furniture when you can have a piece of functional art in your house? Society6 takes artist-submitted designs and prints them in full color onto the front of these compact storage credenzas. They measure 35.5″ w x 17.5″ d x 30″ h, and come in either a birch or walnut wood finish for the cabinet body.

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Sculpting the Colossal Titan

Sculpting the Colossal Titan

(Gore) Attack on Titan’s Chō ōgata Kyojin aka “Colossal Titan” is one of the most terrifying and gruesome characters in the history of anime. Artist Dr. Garuda shows off his process as he sculpts a miniature clay model of the powerful god of destruction, exposed musculature and all.

Lifelike Balloon Animals

Lifelike Balloon Animals

Masayoshi Matsumoto is no birthday party balloon artist. Nope, his specialty is creating complex balloon animals that belong in an art gallery. His inflatable sculptures require many more bends and twists than typical balloon art, resulting in greater detail and realism. Check out his YouTube channel for tutorials.

The Wire Mustang

The Wire Mustang

Artist Conty Fonane spent more than seven months building this amazing life-size replica of a 1967 Ford Mustang GT500. The sculpture is made of stainless steel wire and aluminum tube and rides on rubber tires. It has a complete interior with seats and a working steering wheel, and the doors and hood open.

John Carpenter’s The Thing Lenticular Prints

John Carpenter’s The Thing Lenticular Prints
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Vice Press and Bottleneck Gallery created a duo of lenticular prints based on Drew Struzan’s chilling artwork for John Carpenter’s The Thing. The limited-edition poster and art prints feature a 3D motion illusion, and are available with either a dense paper backing or a thick polystyrene backing. Available 2.25.21 at 12pm EST.

Bicycle Brosmind’s Four Gangs Playing Cards

Bicycle Brosmind’s Four Gangs Playing Cards
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Spanish design studio Brosmind created these vibrant and trippy modern art playing cards for Bicycle. Each of the 56 cards features the artists’ abstract and imaginative characters, representing four colorful street gangs. They also have smiley face suit markers and brick wall backs.

Wireframe Fractal Zoom

Wireframe Fractal Zoom

Maths Town teamed up with fellow fractal fanatic Yann Lby to create this hypnotic visual made up of colorful wireframes. For math geeks, the pattern starts as a 2D Mandelbrot fractal but uses its iteration data to project a vertical axis. Blow it up full screen dim the lights, get ready to enter a hypnotic trance.

Soundwaves Art Foundation

Soundwaves Art Foundation
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Led by artist Tim Wakefield, Soundwaves Art Foundation creates dynamic prints based on audio waveforms from popular music. The non-profit collaborates with musicians to sign the works, then donates 100% of the profits to charities supporting refugee rights, social justice, music education, and COVID relief worldwide.

Carving Coffee Beans

Carving Coffee Beans

Artist Valeriano Fatica is an expert at carving foods. We’ve seen his incredible watermelon carvings before. More recently, he’s been working on a much smaller scale. Watch him turn coffee beans into Nick Fury, Iron Man, Thanos, The Hulk, and Groot in this Marvel-inspired series. You can order his unique works on Etsy.

Protest Stencil Toolkit

Protest Stencil Toolkit
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Support your passionate causes with a spray paint can and the Protest Stencil Toolkit, a DIY book updated with stencil designs for the modern activist. Create your own protest slogans and graphics with the paperback’s 42 reusable stencils, including symbols representing important protest movements.

Floral Black Hole Illusion

Floral Black Hole Illusion

Artist Visoth Kakvei is known for their intricate floral and ornamental illustrations. Among their incredible works are their “Floral Hole” images that appear to have a deep, dark hole in the middle of them. Another artist even animated one image to make it look like a bee was crawling out of the hole.

Making “The Coin” Cutting Board

Making “The Coin” Cutting Board

We’ve already seen what artist Brother in Wood can make using his creativity, woodworking skills, and high-tech CNC equipment. Watch him create his most impressive cutting board yet, an inlaid design based on an awe-inspiring engraved coin design by Alexey Saburov. Custom cutting boards can be ordered here.

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Lighting up the Place

Lighting up the Place

Illustrator Daniele Turturici shows off a little bit of his digital painting technique, as he takes a scene and brings it to life through the addition of light and shadow created by a neon sign. The restaurant’s proprietor is known as a “Draak” in the artist’s universe. Be sure to check out more of his work on Instagram.

f,l,o,w,e,r,s

f,l,o,w,e,r,s
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Artist Norihiko Terayama’s handmade acrylic desk accessory is filled with tiny dried flowers for a dramatic display. It’s also a functional ruler, as each stem is placed precisely one centimeter apart. Measures 1.5″ h x 11.8″ w x .31″ d. Available exclusively from Generate.

Making a Pencil Vase

Making a Pencil Vase

Artist Olivier Gomis shows how he took hundreds of colored pencils and turned them into a cool looking wood vase. Rather than encasing them in epoxy resin, he sanded and glued together layers of pencils, twisted them into a tower, then turned that structure on a lathe.

GRID Phone Art

GRID Phone Art
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GRID Studio turns electronic junk into art. To make their unique wall art, they carefully disassemble old smartphones, then meticulously place and glue their components into a shadowbox frame. They currently make versions based on the iPhone 3GS, 4S, and 5, as well as the Nokia E71, and BlackBerry Bold 9000.

Sculpting a Giant Stone Apple

Sculpting a Giant Stone Apple

Scotland-based artist James Parker is known for his sculptures of oversized fruit and other curvy objects. To make his works, he meticulously chips away and shapes thin slices of slate, arranges them one-by-one, and layers them until the giant fruit comes to life. He’s also built an awesome stone Death Star.

Song Lyric Turntable Art

Song Lyric Turntable Art
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Looking for a unique, personalized gift? Kentucky artists The Davidson Workshop creates these wooden art pieces that look like record players. Each one comes engraved with the lyrics to a song of your choice, along with a custom message in the center of the wooden record sitting on its platter. Measures 13″ w x 9″ h x 1″ d.

Shepit Wood Acoustic Panels

Shepit Wood Acoustic Panels
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Arranging blocks of wood, foam, or fabric can help break up echoes in a room. These geometric acoustic panels from Shepit Workshop also double as a cool piece of modern wall art. They can be made in sizes from 25″ x 15″ up to 60″ x 40″, and in either stained or painted wood.

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DIY Chroma Cube

DIY Chroma Cube

If you want an impressive work of glass art, you turn to Jack Storms, but his works take months to complete and cost thousands. After seeing one of Jack’s amazing Spectrum Cubes in Guardians of the Galaxy, ResinAce tried to approximate the effect using resin and dichroic film. It’s not as intricate as the real deal, but still very cool.

Pop-up Wood Castles

Pop-up Wood Castles

At first glance, this looks like an ordinary log. But there’s something hiding inside of it. When it’s given a firm shake, a series of castles rise from its surface, much like the opening credits of Game of Thrones. These ones were posted by Ctoom, but you can find similar pop-up sculptures over on Etsy.

Parallel Dimensions

Parallel Dimensions

CG artist pwnisher challenged his followers and fellow artists to come up with a short render based on a basic template that he provided. 125 artists responded, each offering their own very different take on the provided source image of a character walking toward a mountain.

The Volkswagen Bead-le

The Volkswagen Bead-le

Back in 2010, a group of artists in Mexico created this VW Beetle, known as the “Vochol.” The bug is adorned with patterns that celebrate indigenous Huichol culture and spirituality, including deer, scorpions, and peyote flowers. The car is covered with more than 2,277,000 individual beads and took over 9,000 hours to complete.

The Human Spirograph

The Human Spirograph

Performance artist Tony Orrico is known as “The Human Spirograph” due to the recurring geometry featured in his works. He creates many of his pieces by lying on the floor and making repetitive gestures with his arms as he rotates his body. His technique results in a perfect balance of symmetry and human imperfection.

Insane Joker Bust

Insane Joker Bust

Dǒuyīn (TikTok in China) user Taogeceping posted this brief footage of an incredible sculpture of Joaquin Phoenix’s take on The Joker. Not only is the front of the bust incredibly realistic, but it also features a surprise when you walk around to its back. We’d love to know who the artist is so we can give credit where it’s due.

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