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Photo-Realistic Portraits by Ruben Belloso

Ruben Belloso Adorna, 27 year-old artist from Seville, Spain creates amazing photorealistic drawings. The large-scale portraits are extremely detailed, perfectly express different emotions and surprisingly done using only pastel over the wooden canvas. Looking over and over again through these colorful paintings makes it really hard to believe they are not photographs and were made with the simplest tool – pastels. Hats off to the genius Ruben Belloso.

Outstanding Details of Melted Porcelain Sculptures

Nomad Patterns is a series of sculptures by London-based artist from Chile Livia Marin. Her outstanding work discovers other quality of porcelain nature. Marin melts different kitchen ware – kettles, cups, plates, so on – and keeps the traditional Chinese paintings of pagodas, willows and birds  perfectly floating in the porcelain puddles. “By appropriating mass-market objects I seek to offer through the work a reflection on how we particularize our relation to them. I reflect on how, in a secular and materialist society, identities are increasingly designated through the material tokens derived from consumerism. Central to the intervention deployed in my work is… Read more »

Real Goldfish or Painting?

This unbelievably realistic goldfish is actually not real, it was made by Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori. Yes, you got it right, it’s not alive fish, it was created in real Japanese houshold objects. Fukahori was patiently pouring a layer of resin, letting it dry, then painting a little piece with acrylic paint, then pouring another layer, painting more and so on until a perfect 3D goldfish appears. “I didn’t invent resin and not the first to use resin. I am not a resin artist. I am a goldfish artist. I think it’s obvious which pieces are Riusuke Fukahori pieces because the imitators… Read more »

Amazing Finger Paintings on the iPad by Seikou Yamaoka

Morning commute to work is usually a waste of time with a cup of coffee or other beverage, newspaper, book or music on the way. Not for Seikou Yamaoka. Japanese artist is using the transportation time to his office wisely. Having just an iPad or an iPhone in his hands, Yamaoka creates an amazing art. You would never be able to say that the only tools he uses are ArtStudio app and his finger. His complex paintings look like there were done with oil or acrylic, not just Apple device. Zooming in and out, working on each tiny detail Yamaoka even made… Read more »

Realistic Mixed Media Paintings by Karla Mialynne

Ever wondered how to draw or how the artists rich the amazing result? For me the process of creating the art seems like magic specially after seeing revealed tools Karla Mialynne uses in her work. Her impressing paintings are mostly created with watercolor pencils, colored markers and acrylic paint. Simple instruments yet astonishing result, thumbs up, Karla!

Simply Amazing Close-Ups of Van Gogh’s Paintings

Google Art Project  – a new service by Google – allows anyone to enjoy masterpieces of more than 40 000 images from more than 40 countries online gathered in one spot. The outstanding collection is a contribution from different museums around the world. Some of images are available in gigapixel format, allowing the viewers to enjoy extremely detailed close-ups on favorite art. The project includes more than 150 artworks by Dutch post-impressionist Vincent Van Gogh. Below there are some of his painting with extreme zoom on brush stroke details. No words needed, impressive vision of the great master. The Starry Night –… Read more »

Artistic Portraits in Spilled Food

When something is spilled most people will just clean the mess up, but not the French self-taught artist Vivi Mac. In her ongoing series called Art Ephemere, Mac is creating very detailed portraits of famous people out of literally anything – salt, milk, caramel, gum, crushed ice – you name it. She didn’t study anywhere except of online resources and Facebook, yet her work is amazing in all aspects; the tray as a canvas and anything edible as a tool – how creative is that!

Photo-Realistic Urban Paintings of Chicago and New York by Nathan Walsh

British painter Nathan Walsh elaborate drawings and architectural blueprints before laying a drop of paint on his canvas. His deep study to pin down exact geometry and perspective gives each work a sense of life that might otherwise not be present in something created with the mechanical aid of a camera or software. Walsh’s primary source materials are not photographs but pencil sketches drawn on-site, for example the Chicago pieces above began from over 100 drawings he then references in his studio. In this way he can easily alter the position and size of any particular element, a process he likens to… Read more »

31 Days of Creative Food Art by Malaysian Artist ‘Red’ Hong Yi

A 31 day mission Malaysian artist & architect Hong Yi -aka Red- took upon her self to create a daily fun illustration with her food. Her parameters were simple: the image had to be comprised entirely of food and the only backdrop could be a white plate. The project has been documented heavily around the web, but if you haven’t seen it all head over to her Facebook and read an interview on designboom. Photos will also be appearing on her Instagram at @redhongyi. Red was previously featured on this blog for her Coffee Ring Stains Portrait.

Cally Whitham’s Stunning Painting-Like Photography

The most beauty is hidden in the simplest things around us, you just have to open your eyes and look around. That’s what Cally Whitham’s photography is all about – search of promise and value in a banality. New Zealand based artist represents the most unpromising things in an extremely outstanding way. Her subjects are depicted in an almost surreal ambience, making her work resemble a real oil painting. Whitham describes her philosophy: “I’m interested in the idea of perceptions and how changing a perception gives or takes away value. For instance, people will pay to go to a zoo to look… Read more »

Watercolors Architecture by Maja Wrońska

Poland-based architecture student Maja Wrońska attending Warsaw University of Technology, has been drawing buildings and castles since she was a little girl. Poland’s skill requirements for architectural school prompted Maja to attend drawing classes, which changed her attitude towards drawing and gave her inspiration as a developing artist.  She has captured some lovely scenes from Paris, Venice, New York, Prague, Istanbul, Krakow and elsewhere. Her level of talent and detailing are beyond outstanding. Check out more of her paintings here. [Via Deviant Art]

Waves by Ran Ortner

Ran Ortner, 52 year old New York-based artist, found his vocation in implementing his love to surfing and sea through Canvas Oil Paintings. He started to surf on beaches of California when he was 18, he kept his hobby throughout his life, and the emotions from the sea kept appearing in his work. “In my art, I contemplate the collision of opposites, from tender brutalities to the devastating sensitivities. Every day I enter my studio, prepare my materials and, as James Joyce said, “go for the millionth time to encounter the reality of the experience.” I attempt through painting to sustain my encounter with life’s biting… Read more »

Magic Realism Through The Paintings of Rob Gonsalves

When you glimpse at any of the paintings by Rob Gonsalves, the second of scrolling turns into a deep look instead. His work produces not only pleasant art, yet carries great meaning behind it, where each small detail matters. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Gonsalves was influenced by paintings of  Magritte and Escher and started his creations as a hobby aside from his architecture career. After an enthusiastic response in the 1990 at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition the artist totally devoted himself to his art. In his work Rob Gonsalves is trying to capture human’s desire to believe in the impossible… Read more »

Blurry Summer Oil on Canvas Paintings of the City by Philip Barlow

A cool and soothing vibe I got this morning after stumbling upon these sweet photo-realistic Oil Paintings. The City at a bright moment during a sunny warm day with the blur of people and cars moving through the streets. By Philip Barlow, a South African painter from Cape Town, who believes in exploring illuminated moments within our seemingly ordinary lives. Barlow captures the soft focus effect perfectly in these paintings adding to it the glare of light that fascinating to the artist, and its effect on different surfaces, especially the abstraction of forms often generated by both natural and artificial lighting.

Stunning Photorealistic Paintings by Jason de Graaf

Don’t be mistaken, these are not photographs, in fact, they’re not even remotely related to anything digitally rendered. Canadian artist Jason de Graaf  has created these acrylic hyper realistic paintings from still photos. De Graaf told Poets & Artists magazine that his paintings are about creating the ‘illusion of verisimilitude’, filtered through his own vision of the world. “Though I use photographs as the image source, my goal is not to reproduce of document faithfully what I see, but to create an illusion of depth and sense of presence not found in photographs,” he said. “Many of my paintings are about the… Read more »

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