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Awesome Sculpture

Making a Cursed Red M&M

Making a Cursed Red M&M

Back in 1976, they took red M&Ms off the market because some red food dye was found to cause cancer. While those M&Ms couldn’t really kill you, this one might. Adam from North of the Border imagined what it might be like if M&Ms ate people like people eat candy. It’s amazing how creepy you can make stuff by adding teeth.

Exploded Car Sculpture

Exploded Car Sculpture

Modern cars are made from thousands of parts, precisely engineered to fit together and carry us safely down the road. Commissioned by Nissan China in 2012, Dutch artist Paul Veroude took a car’s 3,421 individual parts and suspended them from the ceiling relative to the locations where they are normally assembled.

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Sculpting a Kratos Bust

Sculpting a Kratos Bust

To celebrate the release of God of War Ragnarök, artist Steven Richter created this impressive likeness of the game’s protagonist Kratos. He started by sculpting a clay bust, which he used to create a silicone mold. After filling the mold with resin and letting it set, he painted on all of the details and applied facial hair.

Making a Clay Pokémon Game Boy

Making a Clay Pokémon Game Boy

Artist WUZU clay made the cutest little sculpture of a Nintendo Game Boy / Game Boy Advance hybrid. They built the display inside a metal tin with an acrylic control section and working switches, then sculpted the game’s D-Pad, buttons, and characters out of polymer clay with magnets to hold them in place.

Infinite Marios and Luigis

Infinite Marios and Luigis

Adam from North of the Border likes to imagine that when Mario or Luigi get eaten by a piranha plant, their next life is a lab-grown clone of the original. So after sculpting some cloning tank versions of Nintendo’s iconic plumbers, he built them a mirrored chamber that appears to be an endless cloning laboratory.

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.

Cookie Monster Gone Mad

Cookie Monster Gone Mad

After Adam at North of the Border made his last blue-haired monster, many of us suggested that he use the leftover fur to make Cookie Monster. He obliged and sculpted Sesame Street’s #1 carb addict chomping on Shrek’s Gingerbread Man and his family. He didn’t bother using the fur because it was a pain in the ass.

A Woody Action Figure But It’s Tom Hanks

A Woody Action Figure But It’s Tom Hanks

Actor Tom Hanks and Woody from Toy Story are so indelibly intertwined in our minds that we didn’t notice anything wrong with this image at first. Zedabyu Creations sculpted a 3D model and used a 3D printer to create a custom Tom Hanks head with moving eyeballs, then attached it to a knock-off 1/6th-scale Woody figure.

A Cursed Bowl of Fruit

A Cursed Bowl of Fruit

Adam from North of the Border turns his attention from making creepy-looking cartoon characters to making creepy-looking food. Inspired by JackJack’s killer cheeseburger sculpt, Adam’s bowl is filled with toothy fruit that looks like it was harvested from the Upside Down.

Sculpting Darth Vader from Star Wars: Rebels

Sculpting Darth Vader from Star Wars: Rebels

With Anakin’s battle-scarred face peering through his cracked helmet, Darth Vader looked pretty damned terrifying in Star Wars: Rebels. Artist Steven Richter reworked one of his previous clay sculpts into Anakin’s head, then created a mold for a resin bust which he covered with a helmet he cast from a 3D-printed form.

Realistic Minecraft Steve

Realistic Minecraft Steve

After showing off his jaundice-skinned realistic LEGO minifigure, Adam from North of the Border is back with another disturbing sculpt. This time he took the blocky character Steve from MineCraft, and gave him humanoid features. This version looks like a swole, steroid-infused gym bro.

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.

Popsicle Stick Motorcycles

Popsicle Stick Motorcycles

Unexpected is an expert at building things out of popsicle sticks and glue. Unlike other constructions that still look like sticks, he manages to create objects that look more like carvings from a block of wood. Here, he show off a popsicle Ducati 899 Panigale, which is one of four wooden motorcycles he built.

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Making a Low-Poly Dog Sculpture

Making a Low-Poly Dog Sculpture

Andrey Kazantsev of Dirt Customs makes amazing low-polygon-count metal animal sculptures. Watch as he welds together a wonderfully pointy Doberman sculpture from dozens of pieces of precision-cut metal. He ships internationally, and his contact info is on his Instagram page. That giant panda sculpture blew our minds.

Ocean Wave Kinetic Sculpture

Ocean Wave Kinetic Sculpture

Artist Ross McSweeney created this beautiful work of moving sculpture, which uses a series of cams to create a wave-like action. A tiny boat rocks back and forth as a wooden ocean moves below, and fish dive in and out of the waves. We also love his caterpillar marble machine.

Carving Doctor Strange

Carving Doctor Strange

We’re excited for the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. So is this talented artist from Woodart Vietnam. Watch as he takes a block of wood and meticulously carves it into a sculpture of the mystical Doctor and his numerous limbs in action as he manipulates time and space to his whim.

Restoring the Michelin Man

Restoring the Michelin Man

The Michelin Man, aka “Bibendum,” is one of the most iconic advertising mascots of all time. Awesome Restorations, got their hands on an antique metal sculpture of the rotund character and sandblasted away years of rust, then repainted it, restoring its former glory. He looked like a toasted marshmallow man before his makeover.

Sculpting Kratos

Sculpting Kratos

God of War’s protagonist Kratos is one of the most iconic characters in video game history. In this video, the very talented Dr. Garuda walks through the process of sculpting a miniature of the character, first by drawing a 2D reference image, bending a metal armature, building his body from clay, then painting in all the details.

Sculpting T-Rex

Sculpting T-Rex

Now that we’ve walked the dinosaur, it’s time to build one. Or, more precisely, watch somebody else build one. Watch as expert sculptor Dr. Garuda transforms clay and a wire armature into a realistic and downright scary Tyrannosaurus Rex. Fortunately, this guy is less than a foot tall, so you could easily stomp him.

Sculpting Hulk

Sculpting Hulk

Artist Steven Richter is a sculpting master. Watch as he turns a Deadpool-shaped clay blank into a realistic life-size bust of Hulk as he appeared in The Avengers. We loved watching his facial features evolve as he went from an emotionless grey blob to an angry superhero ready to smash stuff.

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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.

Making a Kinetic Sculpture

Making a Kinetic Sculpture

If you’ve ever walked through an outdoor sculpture garden, you’ve probably seen sculptures that move when the wind blows. Artist Anthony Howe is known for creating kinetic sculptures like these. In this video, he provides a glimpse into the painstaking process that’s involved in making these dynamic and precise works of art.

Sculpting Darth Maul

Sculpting Darth Maul

While Darth Maul might not have turned out to be the most impressive villain in Star Wars history, he sure looked the part. Watch as artist Dr. Garuda crafts an picture-perfect sculpture of the spiky-headed baddie. He just needs to team up with Boylei Hobby Time to add a light-up version of his double lightsaber.

Chainlink Carrot

Chainlink Carrot

Artist Salavat Fidai is best known for his intricate pencil tip carvings. He recently pointed his sharpened knife blade at something a little more edible than graphite, transforming an ordinary carrot into a series of connected chain links. Now how do you link multiple carrots together?

Salt Labyrinths

Salt Labyrinths

Artist Yamamoto Motoi creates intricate landscapes using salt as his only medium. Among his creations is this labyrinthine design he created for an exhibition celebrating “Mono-no Aware” an ancient Japanese term acknowledging the ephemeral nature of things. The work took Motoi 10 days and 330 lb. of salt to make.

Lollipopter Fidget Toy

Lollipopter Fidget Toy

This playful interactive desktop artwork transforms between a pine cone shape and a helix structure depending on the direction you spin it. There’s also a wooden “executive version” because bosses don’t like colors, and like to spend twice as much money.

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