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Awesome Paintings

Bob Ross AI River Painting

Bob Ross AI River Painting

The late Bob Ross had a distinctive style to his serene landscape paintings. After training an AI image generator on Bob’s paintings, Miha Mastnak created this wild video that makes it look like the artist painted an animated river, lazily winding through a valley. Watch the 60-second view of the canvas here.

Painting an Abstract Cityscape

Painting an Abstract Cityscape

Artist Paul Kenton paints colorful modern cityscapes. His creative approach involves splattering paint onto a canvas to lay in the backgrounds, adding details with a palette knife, and letting the drips of paint become watery reflections at the bottom. Watch as he transforms an abstract mess of paint into an impressive rainy day scene of NYC.

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The Beatles: I’m Only Sleeping

The Beatles: I’m Only Sleeping

The Beatles song I’m Only Sleeping debuted on the 1966 album Yesterday and Today. Now has a brand new music video, and it’s a true work of art. Filmmaker Em Cooper created this dreamlike animated video by painting each and every frame by hand. The video was comissioned to celebrate the Special Edition remaster of Revolver.

Vanishing Painting

Vanishing Painting

Artists often like to paint what they’re looking at, but this one takes things to another level. Döuyin contributor tcmss1.0 looked out beyond their tiny, tilted canvas and painted precisely what they saw – preserving the perspective and making the painting gradually disappear into the background.

The Same Painting in 1 Hour, 10 Hours, and 100 Hours

The Same Painting in 1 Hour, 10 Hours, and 100 Hours

Nerdforge has impressed us with their amazing PC case builds and bookbinding. In this video, Martina ponders how to determine the optimal time to spend on a project by painting the same scene over three different periods. Is there a point of diminishing returns, or do things just keep getting better?

3D Relief Painting

3D Relief Painting

Rather than using paint, artist bihuashiyuge uses plaster as her medium. Here, she shows off a bit of her sculpting technique as she creates an intricate 3D relief image of The Great Wall of China. Her 3D dragon is equally impressive.

From Embryo to Death

From Embryo to Death

Multimedia artist René Patrick Martinez created the work Unraveling Mercedes, a fascinating piece of art that incorporates multiple images of a person from inception through the end of their life. Each stage of their life is revealed through a series of paintings which are peeled off one layer at a time.

Glowing Mushroom Mural

Glowing Mushroom Mural

Watch as these artists turn a blank wall into an imaginative and dreamlike painting of mushrooms and a snail that glows brilliantly under UV light. We love how they used fluorescent paint drips to create those colorful stripes.

The Battle of San Romano

The Battle of San Romano

Inspired by the 15th-century painting The Battle of San Romano by Paolo Uccello, animator Georges Schwizgebel imagined the movement that played out on the battlefield in the moments leading up to the scene in the original painting. Each frame was hand-painted with acrylics.

Diamond Painting

Diamond Painting

Diamond painting kits offer a fresh take on paint-by-numbers. They let you recreate works of art by placing tiny rhinestones to create shiny, pixelated versions of pieces like Van Gogh’s Starry Night. In addition to the sets we found on Amazon, the guys at Pretty Neat Creative can make custom kits based on your own images.

Spray Paint Raster Art

Spray Paint Raster Art

Spray-painted art is usually pretty imprecise. But the unnamed artist in this clip shows off an impressive amount of control as they painted a portrait by modulating the spatter from a thin line of spray paint, much like the lines produced by a dot-matrix printer. The technique is amazing, but that face is a little creepy.

Hunter S. Thompson Word Painting

Hunter S. Thompson Word Painting

Artist Phil Vance paints portraits of famous people using their own words to create their images. In this time-lapse video, he builds up an image of author Hunter S. Thompson, layer by layer. His image of Dave Chappelle made from the words of his 8:46 special is equally incredible.

Compass Starry Night

Compass Starry Night

Vincent van Gogh’s painting Starry Night is famous for its swirly brushstrokes. Rather than replicate the painterly style of the original, dP Art Drawing copied the design with rulers, french curves, and a compass, resulting in a geometrically-structured interpretation. She used gel pens on black paper to make the colors pop.

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Tiny People on Crack

Tiny People on Crack

Artist PEJAC created this outdoor work, which looks like a giant crack has formed in the concrete, but upon closer inspection is actually an ant-like colony of thousands of tiny people. The work, titled Social Distancing appears outside Valdecilla Hospital in Santander, Spain. Be sure to visit the artist’s website and Instagram.

Bob Ross Painting in 3D

Bob Ross Painting in 3D

It took CG Geek almost a month of work, but he managed to create a digital 3D environment inspired by the style of artist Bob Ross. Instead of paint, he photo-scanned real-world nature imagery to create textures for his happy little trees. We love how he makes it sound so easy.

Abstract Stag Painting

Abstract Stag Painting
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You could hang a hunter’s trophy on your wall, or perhaps choose something a little more friendly to animals with this colorful, abstract image of a powerful stag. Created by artist Koby Feldmos, this original 67″x 34″ painting has an almost sculptural feel to it thanks to its thick layers of oil paint.

Rainbow Paint Gun

Rainbow Paint Gun

Artist Thomas Trum is known for making paintings with unusual tools and techniques. Among the weapons in his creative arsenal is this paint gun designed for road line marking, which he uses to spray a gradient rainbow of colors as he moves it along a canvas.

The Keyboard Artist

The Keyboard Artist

Erik Jensen creates art using a non-traditional medium. Instead of paints, pencils, or ink, he creates original works and replicas of famous paintings using computer keys. He dyes the the keys with various colors then painstakingly arranges them into pixel grids. Erik sells originals and prints on his website.

Two-sided Bowl Painting

Two-sided Bowl Painting

Watch in awe as this unnamed artist works some serious black magic. She first paints what seem to be abstract shapes inside of rice bowls, but they come together to form a detailed portrait. Then the real trick happens when the camera flips to the other side of the room. Two images are based on characters from The Untamed.

AI Gahaku: AI Painter

AI Gahaku: AI Painter

Developed by software engineer sato_neet, this online plaything lets you upload a portrait, and then uses deep learning technology to transform your image into a renaissance painting. The resulting outputs range from artful to hilarious.

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Mini Planets

Mini Planets

Artist Thomas Blanchard follows up his stunning short film The Other Side with a more singular effort, filling our screens with colorful planetary bodies and galaxies. Like his other works, there’s no CGI here – the images you see are made entirely from paint, oil, inks, and soap.

Animating Classical Art

Animating Classical Art

Motion designer Agustín Vidal Saavedra takes us through the process of digitally manipulating images from 15th century church ceilings into a trippy moving image using Adobe After Effects. Find more of his wildly inventive animations on Behance and Instagram.

The Black Hole Technique

The Black Hole Technique

Artists, put down your paint brushes for this one. To achieve this abstract painting technique, you’ll just need some acrylic paints, a mixing cup, and a workbench you don’t mind getting messy. Tiktus Color Art shows how a mix of pouring paints and canvas tilting can create some sweet marbled patterns.

Bubble Wrap Paintings

Bubble Wrap Paintings

Artist Darian Mederos creates incredible portraits that appear to have been painted behind a sheet of bubble wrap. In fact, every individual bubble – and the light, shadows, and distortion that come with them, is hand-painted. Check out some of his works and process on Instagram.

Painting a Hyper-realistic Fish

Painting a Hyper-realistic Fish

Artist Young-Sung Kim captured time-lapse footage over the course of ten months, as he painstakingly created a hyper-real oil painting of a fish. Everything looks so incredibly shiny, we just want to reach out and touch it. The painting is currently for sale from Saatchi Art.

Painting with Threads

Painting with Threads

Artist DP Truong creates works in a variety of medium, from paints to pens to pencils, but one of his most intriguing approaches to art is portraiture made from thread. Watch as she transforms 44 white threads into a portrait reminiscent of the waveforms on the cover of the Joy Division album Unknown Pleasures.

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