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Portraits

Drawing Pennywise

Drawing Pennywise

Watch in awe as illustrator drawholic starts with a blank sheet of paper, and proceeds to sketch out an impressively accurate Prismacolor pencil rendering of Pennywise the clown, as he appeared in the 2017 big screen version of Stephen King’s IT.

CMYK Generative Portraits

CMYK Generative Portraits

Artist Samer Dabra programmed Evil Mad Scientist’s AxiDraw v3 plotter to take photographic images and reinterpret them as twisty, turny, abstract line art. By overlaying CMYK inks, the images have an appearance of being in full color. More images on Instagram.

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Verso

Verso

Filmmaker Jesse Brass introduces us to Cayce Zavaglia, who creates amazing embroidered portraits of family and friends using cotton and wool thread. While the photorealistic fronts of her images are simply stunning, the chaotic reverse sides reveal the true nature of life.

Painting with Seeds

Painting with Seeds

Red Hong Yi’s latest work is a giant portrait of revered artist Ai Weiwei, inspired by a quote about one of his own works. The piece was created using about 20,000 sunflower seeds carefully placed on a large canvas. As quickly as her creation comes together, it’s gone.

Sticker Self-portrait

Sticker Self-portrait

Artist Noah Scalin painstakingly collected hundreds of colorful stickers, from everything from kid’s play sets to Wacky Packages. He then carefully arranged each one based on hue, saturation, and brightness to create a bold and abstract portrait of himself.

Modern String Art

Modern String Art

Back in the ’70s you’d see kitschy string art pictures of horses, rainbows, and owls. Artist Petros Vrellis shows off an amazing modern take on the artform, which results in a greyscale portrait which emerges by following a pattern dictated by a computer algorithm.

1 Million Dots

1 Million Dots

Artist David Bayo demonstrates his painstaking process, as he creates a beautifully shaded portrait using his Rotring Rapidograph pen to place a seemingly endless flow of tiny dots. We’re not sure he actually counted to a million, but it’s amazing nonetheless.

Amazing Photorealistic Portraits

Amazing Photorealistic Portraits

Artist Heather Rooney shows off her incredible talent for drawing photorealistic portraits using Caran d’Ache Luminance colored pencils. Her work is so good that some of her subjects look better than they do in real life. Check out her YouTube channel for more.

Yoo Hyun’s Paper Portraits

Yoo Hyun’s Paper Portraits

Yoo Hyun makes detailed portraits and illustrations on paper without using any kind of pigment. Instead, he makes alternating columns of diagonal cuts of varying widths on paper. More on his Instagram and Facebook page.

Matt Bilfield: Dowel Portraits

Matt Bilfield: Dowel Portraits

Matt Bilfield creates bold pop art portraits which combine the cartoon style of Lichtenstein with the pointillism of Chuck Close. Each image is made from a grid of thousands of painted dowels, bringing them into focus when viewed head on.

Crayon Art

Crayon Art

Artist Christian Faur creates intricate portraits using hand-cast wax crayons to form pixelated pointilism. While his medium is playful, his subject matter explores everything from lost youth to economic and social crisis.

Peanut Portraits

Peanut Portraits

How cool would it be to own one of these tiny and exquisitely detailed celebrity peanut sculptures, handpainted by Midwestern artist Steve Casino? Pretty frickin’ cool, that’s what we think. You can see how he does it right here. (Thanks Ira!)

LEGO Masters

LEGO Masters

Ad agency Geometry Global’s Hong Kong branch put together this series of classic artworks recreated using LEGO blocks. We had no idea that you could get bricks in so many subtle shades. We suspect they fudged things a bit.

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Mike Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo

Mike Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo

Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas teamed up with Marvel and Mike Mitchell to create a series of portraits of the House of Ideas’ heroes and villains. That Deadpool piece is going to sell out immediately. The exhibit runs til 5/17.

The Lincoln Penny Portrait

The Lincoln Penny Portrait
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Got a piggy bank filled with pennies? While you convert them into paper money, why not turn them into some art for your wall? You’ll need about 850 pennies of varying shades to fill in the DIY template.

Jackie Chan Chopstick Portrait

Jackie Chan Chopstick Portrait

Artist Red Hong Yi not only got the privilege of meeting martial arts master Jackie Chan, she managed to create an incredible portrait of the man using nothing but 64,000 chopsticks, string and wire to bundle them together.

Bottle Cap Portrait

Bottle Cap Portrait

Inspired by the work of Chuck Close, Chicago artist Mary Ellen Croteau created a series of images using thousands of meticulously selected plastic bottle caps. Her masterpiece – a 56-square-foot self portrait called “CLOSE”.

Mesh Wire Portraits 2

Mesh Wire Portraits 2

More stunning art by Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park and his ongoing series created by carefully layering metal wires and meshes. The portraits in particular are remarkable. We wonder if he’s ever considered colored wires?

Willie Nelson Roach Paper Art

Willie Nelson Roach Paper Art

Cliff Maynard created this image of renown pot smoker Willie Nelson entirely from the burnt roach papers from the butts of joints. He’s also made Bob Marley and Snoop Dogg among others. Prints limited to an edition of 420, natch.

Graphite Portraits of Friends

Graphite Portraits of Friends

Thomas Cian is a Milan-based artist with a lot of great sketches to show but it’s these incredibly life-like graphite portraits that he’s done in his Friendsbook, a moleskine dedicated to drawing friends, that really show the depth of his talent.

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Keyboard Photomosaics

Keyboard Photomosaics

Digital artist Daniel Johns (aka “WorkByKnight“) takes images of computer keyboards, buttons, clocks, typographic blocks and other discarded junk and turns them into pixels for his celebrity and pop-culture portraits.

Willie Nelson Cutout Art

Willie Nelson Cutout Art

Artist Jeff Nichol pays tribute to the great Willie Nelson with an amazing paper cut portrait in honor of the Red Headed Stranger’s 80th birthday. The track is a chill remix of Willie’s Georgia on My Mind by Worldwide Groove Corp.

Mike Mitchell’s Movie Portraits

Mike Mitchell’s Movie Portraits

Mike Mitchell shows his love of the movies by creating his digitally produced collection of favorite film characters; if you’re in Austin 4/26-5/25/13, check them out in person at Mondo.

Massive Soil Portrait

Massive Soil Portrait

Terrestrial artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada created this gigantic portrait of a woman’s fierce gaze the size of two football fields to help Dutch feminist organization Mama Cash promote the protection of women’s rights around the world.

Bubble Wrap Paintings

Bubble Wrap Paintings

Bradley Hart’s imaginative pixel portraits are created using ordinary syringes and bubble wrap; he injects each individual bubble with acrylic paint in an elaborate and time consuming process.

Replaceface Portraits

Replaceface Portraits
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An anonymous genius is Photoshopping the heads of celebrities into 19th century portraits of Russian generals that were originally painted by George Dawe. You can also order a personalized portrait.

Impersonators

Impersonators

Nicolas Silberfaden got a few celebrity and superhero impersonators in LA to pose for portraits while expressing genuine sadness. The results are striking, but to be honest Aquaman had us giggling.

Portraits from CDs

Portraits from CDs

Moreno De Turco and Mirco Pagano spent over 200 hours making portraits of 6 dead musicians using 6,500 CDs of the musicians’ greatest hits. The portraits were made for an anti-piracy exhibit.

Zuckerberg Facebook Portrait

Zuckerberg Facebook Portrait

Artist OhiseeRED returns with another of her unusual portraits, this time, she cuts the edges of books to create a detailed image of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Face. Book. Get it?

Scott Scheidly: Pink Series

Scott Scheidly: Pink Series

Scott Scheidly’s Pink Series features portraits of infamous male leaders, villains and a pope, all drawn in a shocking, childish feminine style. A “commentary on power, masculinity and satire.”

Gale-Force Portraits

Gale-Force Portraits

Photographer Tadao Cern has been shooting a series of ridiculous portraits entitled “Blow Job,” in which individuals are captured while being hit in the face with gale-force winds.

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