109 posts tagged Creativity
109 posts tagged Creativity
José Suris IV is a Brooklyn-based artist and “a 3D illustrator who loves cats.” José creates awesome sculptures and masks using paper, styrofoam, wireform, and paperclay. His creations are beautiful, playful, and incredibly detailed. We wish we could go out into the woods to play with them too.
“Through layers of paper and shades of color, Suris produces extremely detailed shapes with incredible texture that gives each form a lifelike presence. The wide range of final products includes some pieces that are fully sculpted creatures, others that are simple masks, and still others that are bodiless heads which Suris mounts and hangs on display just like a taxidermist might. For Suris, it seems that anything and everything sparks the creative process, including internet videos, cartoons, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Pokémon’s Eevee, friends’ plays, and stories that the artist hears in everyday life.”
Visit José Suris’ website to view more of his wonderful artwork.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
The last time we visited with Nick from DudeFoods (previously featured here) he was making a mouthwatering Bacon Weave Quesadilla. Nick and his marvelous woven bacon are back, this time with/as a truly tantalizing Bacon Weave Taco:
“I know that tacos with shells made out of bacon have been done before, but none of the ones I’ve seen looked very appetizing to me. It seems like people sort of took the easy way out when making them and just tossed their bacon over a metal object, made sure the strips overlapped a little so they’d stick together and either baked or deep fried it like that so their shells just end up looking like squares of bacon that have been folded in half. Long story short, most of the bacon taco shells out there just don’t look very taco-shaped.”
It’s a brand new week, which means it’s about time for a new crazy photo meme from Japan. This time those crazy kids, inspired by a new anime series based on the manga Attack on Titan, are playing with the age-old trick of forced perspective and staging awesome photos in which one giant student is grabbing or about to devour their classmates.
The show seems to have captured the imagination of Japan’s youth. Since late April, photos of “Pretend Attack on Titan” (進撃の巨人ごっこ or Shingeki no Kyojin gokko) have been popping up online. Using perspective tricks, this photo trend usually depicts teens pretending to hold or even eat other kids. There are also photos of teens “attacking” giant classmates. Over the past few days, the number of pics has really begun to take off.”
So, with all of these fantastic photo memes to play with, when do these students have time for class?
Artist Ed Fairburn does awesome things with maps.
The top two images are from his North America Series. They’re pencil drawings on climate charts of North America.
“The angled perspectives have been plotted to compliment the sweeping shape of North America,” he states, “the variations between the colors of Part I and Part II were a conscious decision; the warmer colors reflect a passionate pose while the colder blues suggest a more sombre mood.”
The second and third pieces were created in collaboration with Bobbie-Jo, Ed Fairburn’s partner and printmaker. The second is part of the Western Front Cutout Series and the third is entitled Stafford Lane. Both are ink drawings on old military maps that were then cut and layered over the more colourful North American climate charts.
Visit Ed Fairburn’s website to view more of his beautiful artwork.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
It’s happened again, Japanese schoolgirls have demonstrated that they are still in the vanguard of creating crazy photo memes. Now that they’ve recovered from unleashing Dragon Ball Z attacks on each other, they’re having all sorts of fun playing with perspective in school hallways, making it appear as though they’re hanging on for dear life while desperately trying to scale a steep row of lockers. It’s awesomely clever and we love it.
To Ellen, sculpting has always been about life; biological narratives, emotions, movement, balance and observations about life’s subtleties and overtures. Her aesthetic ranges from the hyper-real, to the surreal,fantastic, and the grotesque. Ellen’s creative process is truly her own, she enjoys making and engineering original material combinations to suit her needs.
[via Laughing Squid]
AEC, half of the Ukranian street art duo known as Interesni Kazki, recently transformed a large wall in the old Croatian town of Vodnjan into what feels like a vivid and vibrant glimpse of a surreal fairy tale.
Entitled Glad Tidings, the thoroughly awesome mural was painted for the Boombarstick Festival, which takes place this summer. From the bird woman wielding a giant ear to the masked giant carrying a big purple shell to the business merman hanging out on the ground beneath them, this is a fascinating story we’d like to see more of, to say the least.
[via Arrested Motion]
It’s time for another visit to the Department of Awesome Adult Beverages: Ashley Bryce and Liana Cole over at Little Pink Blog have undertaken an awesome mixology project based on J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.
If you’ve read the books or seen the movies you might be able to guess the name of the fiery beverage you see here. This is the Goblet of Fire, representing the magical flaming goblet from which the names of the
three four champions of the TriWizard Tournament were selected.
Here is the recipe:
1 oz vodka
1 oz blue curacao
3 oz lemonade
Pinch of cinnamon
Pour vodka, blue curacao, and lemonade into a goblet-type glass
Top with a splash of 151 proof rum
Light on fire
Add the pinch of cinnamon to the flames (cinnamon will spark)
*** Blow out flames before consuming! ***
If this awesome cocktail appeals to you, be sure to visit Little Pink Blog to read about more of Ashley and Liana’s creative Harry Potter-inspired drinks.
Just remember, Albus Dumbledore wants you to drink responsibly and never ride your broom after drinking.
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]
Kirsty Childs has some seriously awesome makeup artistry skillz. Pictured here are examples of her creative work with eye makeup inspired by superheroes (Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, and Batman) and other pop culture or literary characters like Dark Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lewis Carroll’s beloved Alice.
Visit Kirsty’s DeviantART gallery to view more of her amazing work.