Rocking chairs are sturdy, relaxing, and capable of making you shit your pants once you realize you’ve been sitting on the laps of a huge, unnaturally strong skeleton. Imagine if the jaws of the skull moved while rocking the chair; infinitely more creepiness added! Moving to the important, relevant stuff, the chair happens to be from the last century, probably made in the likeness of a mid 19th century Russian example. It went on auction recently and sold for an amount of $3120.
It is a shame that characters tend to lose their cuteness the moment they are brought into the real world from their own. That however, does not mean they become any less impressive in any way. Cuteness might have been lost, but major badass points have been gained in these realistic Pokemon illustrations by artist Arvalis.
Artist Jason Freeny has an ongoing series that features popular characters with a slight twist. These characters maintain their usual appearance on one side, while the other (usually the left) side has been torn apart to show glimpses of the anatomy of these characters. We never imagined the Marshmallow Man would have bones and such anatomical detail, but well, good for him.
Images by Canadian photographer Matt Molloy present the sky in a way that seems to have it painted through broad brushstrokes. To achieve the effect, he takes hundreds of photos of the sky and then puts them all together to create images for his “Smeared Sky” series. The number of photographs required depends on various factors like weather conditions, cloudiness, or whether the object in the picture is moving or static. Eventually, the result is a beautiful composite where the objects stand ground to sky painted by a master.
Female Superheroes/Superheroines pose for Justice, the bestselling super magazine of Metropolis in these superb illustrations by artist Stanley Lau. The Wonder Woman cover is right, crime fighting has never looked this good.
Comic book and video game art, while existing in very similar settings, can be widely different. The difference shows itself very well through these illustrations by video game artist Marco Nelor who recreated famous heroes in the style of fresh fighting game Injustice.
Colombian artist Federico Uribe uses electric and A/V cables to create sculptures that quite qualify as paintings. He makes use of cords of different color to attain the desired shape, shade and texture on the picture, to ultimately create a very intricate image for the set he calls Contectado.
We’ve seen plenty of beautiful images of cities shining in the night. But there’s hardly any that would show what these cities look like at night without the lights. Well, now we know, thanks to the efforts of New York based photographer Thierry Cohen. Modern cities are too consumed by light and air pollution to have clear starlit skies as seen in these pictures.
Italian artist Francesco Romoli‘s latest series Imaginary Towns shows photographs of remarkable landscapes that might be considered somewhat surreal, but mostly represent a desolate landscape where solitary structures stand, often with a few human passers-by.
Shitty_Watercolour is quite a celebrity on Reddit. His art, which consists of creating what he terms “shitty watercolour” paintings to relevant comments or events on reddit, has gained quite a following. Here we present a set of shitty renditions of famous paintings. Checkout his website here.