I’ve turned into a big fan of Game of Thrones over the last few weeks. I have streamed all the episodes of the series from about season three, leading all the way up to the new season coming out this month.
Bandai Namco and DeviantArt’s Outcast Odyssey card art contest appears to be a great succcess. It’s now down to 25 semi-finalists, three of which will win the grand prize. Needless to say all of the top 25 are great, but I thought I’d share my favorites among the lot.
Illustrators and other visual artists: want to end your year with a dream and possibly start 2015 with an opportunity? Check out the Outcast Odyssey Card Master Challenge, an art contest by Bandai Namco and DeviantArt.
You don’t get to 10 Mega Man games without making a few enemies. 80 of them to be specific. Patrick Merrifield reminds us just how difficult the Blue Bomber’s life is with his massive masterpiece. Patrick made bead portraits of each of the Robot Masters that Rock faced in the classic Mega Man series.
What can happen in a lifetime? A lot, I’m sure, with a couple of “once-in-a-lifetime” moments thrown in there for good measure.
Anthony Cerniello recently went to his friend Danielle’s family reunion, where he brought along still photographer Keith Sirchio.
We’ve seen a LEGO creation that can draw, but I was pleasantly surprised to realize that you can also use LEGO to draw. That’s what Chris McVeigh is doing with his Brick Sketches series. He makes 12″ x 16″ portraits of geeky characters not with ink or paint but with LEGO.
Some people relieve their stress by popping bubble wrap. Others exercise their creativity and showcase their talent by creating portraits using bubble wrap. And by ‘others’, we mean artist Bradley Hart.
He probably had to buy rolls and rolls of the stuff and he clearly spent a lot of time working on his project.
DNA is essential to carbon-based life as we know it, but this is one of the few times that I’ve seen it used to create art. An artist created portrait sculptures from the analyses of genetic material that was collected in public places.
Beauty isn’t only skin deep. Sometimes, the most beautiful people on the outside happen to be the nastiest, ugliest people on the inside. Similarly, plain Janes and boring Johns might not look like much physically, but they can have the purest, kindest hearts of gold.
Babies. What’s not to love? They coo, they cry, and while they might throw the occasional tantrum or pee all over you without warning, the smile that they’ll give you at the end of the day makes everything worth it.
Have you ever thought about making portraits using screws? I never did but that didn’t stop Andrew Myers from using thousands of Phillips head screws to create these incredible three-dimensional portraits.
A while back, we shared some of Greg Peltz’s Victorian Star Wars portraits, which made our favorite characters into Victorian gentlemen. Though at the time, we didn’t find the droids we were looking for.
This has to be the coolest use of toy soldiers that I’ve ever seen. Have you got a few tins full of toy soldiers somewhere your garage? Check out what one artist decided to do with a bunch of those little plastic fighters.
This officially licensed portrait of Portal 2’s Aperture Science CEO isn’t just a bunch of ink on paper. It has been enhanced by science! It will blast one of 13 embedded quotes from Cave Johnson when it detects movement or when you touch the plaque at the bottom of the portrait.