Portraits by Geoffrey Guillin

Artist Geoffrey Guillin creates these portraits primarily with the use of color pencils and often adds glitter for shine to the portraits. While they do tend to seem focused on particular facial characteristics, the artist maintains these are not caricatures but compositions based on most prominent characteristics on a subject’s face.

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Beast Portraits

beast portraits by onasup

A series of illustrations by South Korean illustrator Onasup, Beast Portraits show animals with the image carrying characteristics of the passing seasons and time. For example, the illustrations are warm and bright for a summer day, take a darker tone for night, and perhaps the touches of white present the winter. Well, that’s just how we see it. The animals might very well be Instagramming selfies.

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Portraits Made From Spilled Liquids

Spilled liquid portraits by vivi mac

Spilled coffee, milk and wine, basically any liquid is fair game for portraits made by French artist Vivi Mac. Objects as simple and noticeable as drinking straws are used as substitutes for paint brushes to coax and cajole liquids into desired shapes on a flat surface that serves as the canvas. Seeing the details these paintings have, we’d say the artist does an excellent job getting liquids into desired shapes. Hit ahead for more images and a video of the artist at work.

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Artist Uses Salt to Make a Fantastic Portrait

Artist Bashir Sultani (previously) puts colored salt on a board to create a beautiful portrait. As the work progresses, it is nearly impossible to imagine the final result being half as sharp, but then he starts the finishing touches, and it seems to glow with the colors.

Portraits of Historical Figures ‘Shopped Into Modern Style

Historical figures took their portraits seriously, which is only natural considering you didn’t really get to have yourself photographed a million times, a privilege we thoroughly enjoy today and use to fill our Facebook albums, along with random clicks of anything and everything. Historians, we assume also take these old timer portraits seriously, and probably sometimes also imagine how these portraits would turn out in the modern era.

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Gummi Bear Pixels In The Art of Johannes Cordes

German artist Johannes Cordes uses delicious Gummi Bears as pixels to create fabulous portraits, which we assume are always delicious, irrespective of their subject matter. For the variety and color needed for the portraits, Cordes often has to go the custom route on gummi bears to get the right color and shade.

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