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Photorealistic Paintings of Vintage Gadgets

For the last decade, Canadian artist William Fisk has been painting quite stunning photorealistic images of vintage gadgets. The subject range is enormous, going from the phones, cameras and computer consoles, to something as simple as a cord. The series is called Portraits and is for sure a very impressive set.

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Legend of Zelda Characters Beautifully Painted as Samurai

Artist myCKs created an illustrated set of Legend of Zelda characters painted as Samurai. To add to the sweet touch, the paintings have been done in sumi-e, a Japanese brush painting style. That looks like a great combination, and the characters look pretty darn good.

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Oil Paintings of Disney Princesses

Artist Heather Theurer beautifully painted Disney Princesses in oil paint. Well, of course we see Disney princesses inspired art all the time, and they are wonderful in their own right, the good old oil paint undoubtedly has a charm of its own. The set includes Cinderella, Merida, Mulan, and Rapunzel, all painted with oil on board. Original paintings for these have already been sold, but the artist has plenty of beautiful paintings for you to see.

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Classic Paintings Get Pixelated Recreations in Lego

Masters who created the beautiful paintings we call classics had skills worthy of their name, and a palette of colors and shapes to follow the strokes of the brush. Recreating those masterpieces with 8-bit style pixels would be tough enough, but doing that recreation with Lego bricks is surely what deserves attention.

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Bike Paintings Made With Ink and Chopsticks

motorcycle portraits made with ink and chopsticks

Motorcycle art by Endo Makoto is geared straight towards bike lovers. The appearance of the paintings is decidedly affected by the use of chopsticks as painting tools. Endo usually works on 6 feet by 4 feet canvas. Painting starts with drawing an outline, followed by splashing paint on the canvas that is then spread by the use of chopsticks.

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Characters From Downton Abbey Painted as Cats and Dogs

Downton Abbey Characters as Cats and Dogs

Characters from the TV Show Downton Abbey have found a new home in Houndton Abbey. The series by Massachusetts-based artist and illustrator Toadbriar presents characters from the famous TV Show as cats and dogs. Paintings for the series have been done with archival materials that are supposed to last for 200 years in indoor lighting conditions. Prints available on Etsy.

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Skulls Painted in the Style of Russian Folk Painting

skulls painted in traditional russian style

California based illustrator Sasha Vinogradova created this project as a way to illustrate the different styles in Russian folk painting. Skulls were added apparently just to spice up things a bit. In any case, the style and execution look wonderful. The styles represented are called Gorodets, Gzhel, North-Dvina, Zhostovo, Mezen and Khokhloma. Prints available on Society6.

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Classic Santa Doing Classic Things

Since it’s time for Santa to shine, the old dude’s taking the glory and scenic route of classical art. American artist Ed Wheeler created a series of humorous self-portraits where the dude dresses up like Santa and places himself in classic art paintings. Called “Santa Classics” the series shows of classical paintings that, according to Wheeler, needed Santa Intervention. What is interesting is that this is no mere photoshop manipulation, but a carful procedure that integrates Santa into the images without making him appear like an invading species.

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Cross-Stitch Like Paintings Are Riddled in Alien Attack

cross stitch alien attack by paulova

Spanish artist Paula López Vallejo, also known as Paulova makes paintings based off classic tapestries and cross-stitch that would be common to see. Only, in his paintings, the artist adds a touch of UFOs in the background representing a Martian invasion. Seeing actual, old tapestries that represent UFOs would be cool, mainly because of the idea of alien invasions and this guy.

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A Beautiful Retelling of Blade Runner With Water Colors and 12000 Paintings

Artist Anders Ramsell used 12,597 paintings to create this stop motion telling of Blade Runner with water colors. Each painting measures 1.5 cm by 3 cm and were stacked together for the video that runs for 35 minutes.