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3D Pencil Sketches

3D Pencil Sketches

Artist Alessandro Diddi effectively uses light and shadow techniques along with cutouts and folds to create flat pencil illustrations that appear to jump from the page. No 3D glasses required.

Skulledelic Poster Print

Skulledelic Poster Print

Artist and Skull-a-Day creator Noah Scalin designed this cool black and white 24″x36″ print which at once conjures images of 1960s pop art but also stands on its own in any modern setting. Limited edition of just 100 prints.

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ABCinema: Take 2

ABCinema: Take 2

Animator Evan Seitz’s latest clip features moving titles from 26 classic films, each represented by a sound-bite and the first letter in their title. See if you can guess ’em all. More here.

More Squiggle Masterworks

More Squiggle Masterworks

Keita Sagaki does not seem to tire from creating his brilliantly obsessive illustrations, and we don’t tire of looking; his new works feature celebrated architecture and sculpture, doodle style.

Game of Thrones Sigil Book

Game of Thrones Sigil Book

Inspired by Eric Carle’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, these charming picture book illustrations would be a perfect way for the kiddies of Westeros to learn the house sigils and words.

Ratchet & Clank: 10th Anniv Prints

Ratchet & Clank: 10th Anniv Prints

iam8bit teamed up with Insomniac Games to create a series of prints to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ratchet & Clank. First up, a limited-edition print by Aled Lewis, loaded with all their best weapons.

Dr. Seuss x Star Wars

Dr. Seuss x Star Wars

If Dr. Seuss wrote a book based on Star Wars, it’d probably be better written than the entire script of Episode I. Artist Jason Peltz created these amusing Seussism posters, and make more, he must.

Breaking Bad Illustrated

Breaking Bad Illustrated

Illustrator Martin Woutisseth returns with another cool graphic animation, upgrading the opening credits from Breaking Bad with iconic locations and characters from the series, and a new theme song.

Photoreal Ballpoint Pen Drawing

Photoreal Ballpoint Pen Drawing

This might look like a photograph, but if you can believe it, it was actually drawn using 6 colored and 1 black BIC pen. It took attorney/artist Samuel Silva 30 hours to complete. More drawings here.

Stitched Illustrations

Stitched Illustrations

Embroidery does not easily elicit our admiration, but these surprisingly detailed and in some cases satisfyingly eerie hand-stitched illustrations from Etsy seller Sam Gibson are a good exception.

Batman Speed Art

Batman Speed Art

Artist DuksArts used his creative skills and Photoshop to create this awesome illustration of The Dark Knight in about three hours. Here, we see the whole process boiled down to 3 minutes.

Permanent Marker Guitars

Permanent Marker Guitars

Patrick Fisher creates astoundingly detailed works of art using guitars as his canvas, and permanent markers as his medium. They’re so beautiful, we’d be afraid to scratch them up while strumming.

Film Alphabets

Film Alphabets

Illustrator Stephen Wildish tries to make something witty each Friday. These film alphabets with clever graphics corresponding to each letter are great examples and available in plenty of print options.

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The Shining: Alternative Posters

The Shining: Alternative Posters

ShortList.com put together this collection of fan-made posters for Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic The Shining, ranging from the abstract to minimal to flat out creepy. REDRUM, indeed.

Two-Handed Drawing

Two-Handed Drawing

In tribute to The Shawshank Redemption, portrait artist Xiaonan Sun draws both Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins simultaneously, with both left and right hands. Sped up for time, it’s still impressive.

Ink Dot Portrait

Ink Dot Portrait

Check out the quiet beauty (and flowing camera and editing work) in Miguel Endara’s video of the making of “Hero,” a drawing of his father which he created from 3.2 million ink dots and a single pen.

Continuous-Line Drawings

Continuous-Line Drawings

We’ve got a theory that your equipment enhances your performance; case in point, these drawings by Chan Hwee Chong, created in a single stroke with a Faber Castell Artist’s Pen. Action video here.

Space Oddity: The Book

Space Oddity: The Book

Artist Andrew Kolb created this wonderfully illustrated children’s book based on David Bowie’s ode to the space-bound Major Tom. Grab the entire book in PDF form here or here (mirror)

Tamiya Conspiracy Kits

Tamiya Conspiracy Kits

The ever-creative ad agency Ogilvy presented several conspiracy theories as plastic model kits in their ad campaign for model hobby manufacturer Tamiya. Hit the link for the full sized pics.

Don’t Scroll Down

Don’t Scroll Down

A word of advice: when The Daily What tells you not to click on a link, for crying out loud don’t click on it, and when they say not to scroll down, don’t do that either. We’re just saying is all.

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Where’s Wall-E?

Where’s Wall-E?

Richard Sargent (no, not that Dick Sargent) created this robot-laden illustration, filled with bots from R2-D2 to Rosie the Robot to Bender to Woody Allen in Sleeper. But we dare you to find Wall-E.

People in Places

People in Places

Artist Ingrid Dabringer discovers hidden forms of people in paper maps. While they’re not always the most realistic human images, each one brings unique character and charm to its locale.

Pixel Animals

Pixel Animals

Artist Laura Bifano creates these surreal portraits using blocky pixels (or technically, voxels) to represent Mother Nature’s creatures in their natural habitats. Bambi – you’re looking a little blocky.

Salsa Invertebraxa

Salsa Invertebraxa

There are some beautiful illustrations in Mozchops’ Salsa Invertebraxa, a vivid odyssey of two invertebrate companions and their journey through a vibrant world of imaginary insects and flora.

Sci-Fi IKEA Manuals

Sci-Fi IKEA Manuals

The guys at Collegehumor drew a second batch of fake IKEA manuals, this time focusing on science fiction objects. And a T-Rex, although we’re not so keen on the last step for making one.

Low Budget X-Men

Low Budget X-Men

Designer Vó Maria has been working his way through the X-Men cast of characters, giving us the cheapest possible costumes the next time we want to dress up as Wolverine, Magneto or Cyclops.

Smoke Art

Smoke Art

Electrical engineer cum talented photography enthusiast Mehmet Ozgur has taken tens of thousands of smoke pattern photos to create a fascinating series of smoke imagery art.

Historical Figure Prints

Historical Figure Prints

History buffs will enjoy Zeb Love’s limited edition series of six woodcut prints which showcase some highly influential folks. The signed and numbered 16″ x 20″ pieces are hand painted and screened.

Squiggle Masterpieces

Squiggle Masterpieces

From chaos comes calm: these disorderly yet exquisite pen and ink drawings of familiar works of art are comprised of thousands of improvised miniature characters by Tokyo artist Keita Sagaki.

Pop-Culture Calaveras

Pop-Culture Calaveras

Inspired by calaveras de azúcar, the sugar skulls that adorn altars during the Day of the Dead, artist Johnathan Koshi has captured the sprit of Dia de los Muertos, but with pop culture icons.

XYZ Blocks

XYZ Blocks

A is for Apple, B is for Boring, Z is for ZZZ, right? Not with Fred’s refreshing XYZ Blocks. Brilliantly illustrated by Christian Northeast, they offer all the traditional play value, with bonus chuckles.

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