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Cardboard Art by Greg Olijnyk

Cardboard Art by Greg Olijnyk

Artist Greg Olijnyk makes incredible sculptures and dioramas out of cardboard, glue, and toothpicks (with a little help from coffee and whiskey.) Among his creations is David vs. G 2.0, a retelling of the David vs. Goliath story with a tiny cardboard samurai taking down a gigantic robot. His robot assembly line is fantastic too.

The Canvas of Babel

The Canvas of Babel

Inspired by the story The Library of Babel, the Babel Image Archives has randomly generated every combination of 4096-color dots that can fit into a 640 x 416-pixel canvas. In theory, that should mean the archive should contain an image of everything that ever has, will, or might exist. Solar Sands explains why it doesn’t.

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Craig Sager Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible

Craig Sager Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible

All Bentleys are custom, but not to the degree of this one-of-a-kind tribute to late sportscaster Craig Sager. This special Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible was built for a 2023 auction to benefit SagerStrong Foundation’s fight against blood cancer, with a design inspired by Sager’s bright, eye-catching blazers.

Clemens Wirth Miniature + Macro Showreel

Clemens Wirth Miniature + Macro Showreel

Clemens Wirth is a talented filmmaker who specializes in building miniatures and shooting macro footage of them. He recently compiled this awe-inspiring showreel of some of his most impressive 1:87 scale builds, including scenes set in the wild west, the big city, the country, the Arctic, and a galaxy far, far away.

Alphanumeric Steel Stamps

Alphanumeric Steel Stamps
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Add your initials, a serial number, or other identifying text to your projects with these heavy-duty steel stamps. Hit them with a hammer to leave an impression in wood, leather, or soft metal. Each 36-piece set includes letters from A to Z, numbers 0 to 8 (9 is 6 upside-down), and an ampersand. Choose from 1/4″ or 5/16″ sizes.

Master of Masking Tape

Master of Masking Tape

TikTok channel The Art Room is packed with colorful illustrations created with pastels, pencils, correction fluid, and masking tape. This particular image features two people creating a beautiful sky with their flashlights. They took some artistic license with their additive color mixing.

Inked Gaming Extended Mouse Pads

Inked Gaming Extended Mouse Pads
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Level up your desktop with a giant-sized mouse pad from Inked Gaming. They’re available in 35″ x 16″, 36″ x 18″, and 48″ x 24″ sizes with a smooth polyester mousing surface and an anti-slip rubber backing. With so many colorful and creative designs to choose from, it’s hard to pick just one. They also print custom designs.

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Engraving a Camera

Engraving a Camera

Cameras can create art but are rarely artful themselves. They occasionally come in colors, but that’s about it. Filmmaker Dave Knop decided to test out his drawing skills using a hand engraving tool on the body of a cheap camera, giving it more personality. Though it did nothing to improve the camera’s awful image quality.

Carving a Wood + Resin Rhino

Carving a Wood + Resin Rhino

Artist Blake McFarland continues to wow us with his spectacular animal sculptures. His latest is a gorgeous black rhino he made from a large chunk of burled black walnut wood and clear epoxy resin. The piece will be available for purchase soon from the new artist’s platform Ronin.

The Most Beautiful Trash Can

The Most Beautiful Trash Can

When is a trash can not just a trash can? When it’s a beautiful work of art. Frank Howarth needed a place to toss the garbage in his family room, so he used his woodworking skills to conceal a plastic pot. He formed its hyperboloid shape by cutting maple into segments, which he glued into rings, then turned on the lathe.

Sketching with Fire

Sketching with Fire

Chinese artist 超哥的烧火棍 aka “Super Brother’s Fire Stick” shows how he creates a mural using a flaming stick of wood as his medium. We’re assuming he moves quickly and frenetically so as not to burn himself. Be sure to watch until the end for the reveal.

Dice Ideas Dice Portraits

Dice Ideas Dice Portraits

Ben Hoblyn and Ross Montgomery of Dice Ideas make art using D6 dice as their medium. They use the six pip configurations to create shades of light and dark, resulting in monochrome images which reveal themselves the further back you stand from them. Their biggest piece so far is a tiger made from 30,000 dice.

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Illustration Improvisation

Illustration Improvisation

Artist Edson Aurélio Hudson shows off his improvisational abilities by tossing some random hardware soaked in ink onto a sheet of paper, then incorporating those blobs of ink as the foundation for an imaginative illustration. See more of his improvised images in this compilation video.

Gyre

Gyre

Yunchul Kim created this kinetic sculpture which looks like some sort of segmented alien robot. The work represents the infinite nature of creation and extinction, with each of its parts made from acrylic, flexible LED panels, and motors. It’s on display at the 59th International Art Exhibition in Venice, Italy through 11.27.22.

LEGO Ideas x Van Gogh’s The Starry Night

LEGO Ideas x Van Gogh’s The Starry Night
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An official LEGO kit inspired by one of Vincent Van Gogh’s most famous works, The Starry Night. The 2316-piece kit lets LEGO artists paint those swirly skies with bricks. The finished piece measures 15″w x 12″h x 5″d and includes a Van Gogh minifigure at his tiny canvas. Drops 6.1.2022 with VIP access starting 5.25.

Sculpting a Concept Car with a 3D Drawing Pen

Sculpting a Concept Car with a 3D Drawing Pen

Not only did artist New Car come up with a design for an original concept car, but they also created a 3D sculpture of it using one of those filament pens that works like a free-form 3D printer. The most time-consuming part of the project was all of the sanding and smoothing.

Turning a Metal Rod Into a Centipede

Turning a Metal Rod Into a Centipede

The YouTube channel for Mr Custom Crafts is loaded with unique works of art created from metal. In this video, they show how they turned a metal rod and nails into the immensely creepy and crawly scolopendra gigantea, aka the largest centipede in the world. If you enjoyed watching that, check out the scorpion they made.

Arteza Coloring Books

Arteza Coloring Books
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In addition to making colored pencils and paints, art supply company Arteza makes a variety of great coloring books, each featuring intricate, imaginative, and fanciful designs. They come in 6.4 x 6.4″ and 9 x 9″ sizes, with heavyweight tear-out pages suitable for framing your artistic creations.

Strandbeest Evolution

Strandbeest Evolution

Since 1990, artist Theo Jansen has created numerous walking and moving machines. Each year, he heads to the beach with a new one of his Strandbeests and lets it able about along the, powered solely by the wind. This video compilation shows off some of the many amazing and amusing creatures as they march across the beach.

Tie-Dye Level 9000

Tie-Dye Level 9000

Artist Austin Mackereth makes some of the most spectacular tie-dye patterns we’ve ever seen. By twisting and knotting fabrics while they soak in colorful dyes, he creates amazing geometric patterns that look like they were created by a computer fractal art program. He auctions off his t-shirts and tapestries on his Instagram page.

Wombo Dream AI Art Maker

Wombo Dream AI Art Maker

This amazing art generator uses AI tech to create original images based on a phrase. Simply enter a description of your desired artwork, choose a style, and click “create.” In less than a minute, it produces unique works of art that you can download, share, or print. There’s an NFT minting feature in the works.

LEGO Batman Jim Lee Collection

LEGO Batman Jim Lee Collection
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LEGO expands its series of pixelated portraits with this three-in-one kit that lets you create images of Batman, The Joker, or Harley Quinn from the same set. Combine two or three of the 4,167-piece sets to create larger wall art pieces by DC Comics artist Jim Lee.

Painting Portraits with Thread

Painting Portraits with Thread

Hong Kong-based artist Alfred Cheng creates incredible black and white portraits using sewing thread and a circle of nails. What makes them even more amazing is that he uses a single strand of thread to create each image. Art Insider explains his painstaking process.

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