102 posts tagged Characters
102 posts tagged Characters
Vietnamese artist C3nmt created this awesome smiling portrait of the amazing Hayao Miyazaki using elements from his various Studio Ghibli works. From the Princess Mononoke characters that make up his hair, to the My Neighbor Totoro characters in his cheeks, down to the Susuwatari (wandering soot) from Spirited Away that make up his tie, the longer you look at it, the more parts you’ll recognize. It’s a wonderful reminder of the many amazing worlds that Miyazaki has created over the years.
San Francisco-based design professor and illustrator Miguel Cardona transforms ordinary paper coffee cups into bold works of art. Because of the curved surface of his canvas of choice, each piece is rendered freehand and he thoroughly enjoys the challenges that this presents:
"You have this three-dimensional object that is in your hands, you can pull the cup in a different direction and hold the pen still. You can also hide a lot of flawed perspective. You don’t need a desk, it can be done anywhere, and to protect it, you can stack it in another blank cup. The cup itself can hold your art supplies and is itself, a display stand, it’s quite the perfect design."
Cardona’s subjects vary from pop culture character and icons to robots, monsters, and even bodily organs. But these beautiful illustrations aren’t quite as awesome as what he does with them. Miguel sells each finished piece for $20 and donates 100% of the proceeds to Project Night Night, which donates baby blankets, children’s books, and toys to children in homeless shelters.
Visit Miguel Cardona’s website to check out more of his fantastic illustrated coffee cups.
Chinese sculptor Zheng Lu uses Chinese characters, over 20,000 of them, to create beautiful and awesomely intricate stainless steel sculptures. They’re works of calligraphy that’s been lifted from the page and used to form three dimensional objects.
"The characters used are all chosen from Chinese texts and poems. For example, the sculpture that looks like a splash of water is cunningly crafted from the lines of the poem Wan Zhi Shui ("Playing With Water") written by the Tang Dynasty poet Bai Juyi. This playfulness with details can be seen throughout Lu’s work."
Every year the beautiful city of Bruges, located in northwestern Belgium, hosts an amazing Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival with a different theme. The Snow & Ice Sculpture Festival Bruges 2013 featured an enchanting exhibition of characters and scenes from Disney’s latest animated film Frozen. 28 skilled artists from around the world used 250 tons of ice to create 55 awesome ice sculptures. The festival opened on November 22, 2013 and concluded on January, 5, 2014.
Photos by Julien Warnand
It’s Fantastically Frozen Day on Geyser of Awesome!
Where impossible cuteness meets indescribable evil you’ll find this tentacular creature. Her name is Little Maddie and she’s an awesome combination of Cthulhu and My Little Pony designed by Asheville, NC-based company Bigshot Toyworks.
These are concept images for a project currently in development for a series of animation shorts and toys with the tagline “Friendship is madness”. Little Maddie may not be real yet, but we’re already making room for her on our toy shelf.
[via Laughing Squid]
[via Popped Culture]
The Department of Awesome Parenting just got even more awesome thanks to the ongoing efforts of an inspired pair of artist parents in the Kirby family. Every single day they decorate napkins for their two sons’ school lunches with an endless parade of characters from movies, comics, cartoons, and some fantastic character mashups as well.
"The napkin images are shared at lunch with their friends and teachers. The napkins are themed to the happenings in or around all of lives."
The images you see here are just a small sampling of their illustrated napkins. Follow them here on Tumblr for a complete gallery and to keep up with each new creation.
It’s a delightfully unconventional play on classic colouring books. But jeez, we never realized that Jessica Rabbit was suffering from such severe spinal curvature. Ouch.
[via Obvious Winner]
“There will be no bargain. I will not give up my favorite decoration. I like my honey where it is.”
Clermont, Florida-based illustrator Kenny Durkin (previously featured here) created this awesome mashup of Star Wars and Winnie-the-Pooh. It’s Winnie the Hutt! All of Kenny’s character combinations are wonderful, but we’re particularly taken by Tigger, who makes a perfect Salacious Crumb.