Hyperrealistic Eyes Drawn with Colored Pencils

Hyperrealistic Eyes Drawn with Colored Pencils illustration eyes drawing

Hyperrealistic Eyes Drawn with Colored Pencils illustration eyes drawing

Hyperrealistic Eyes Drawn with Colored Pencils illustration eyes drawing

Hyperrealistic Eyes Drawn with Colored Pencils illustration eyes drawing

Hyperrealistic Eyes Drawn with Colored Pencils illustration eyes drawing

Texas-based graffiti artist Redosking draws fantastically detailed eyes using colored pencils. It seems like eyes are a common muse for illustrators working in the realm of hyperrealism but these particular pieces seem above and beyond the average attempt. You can also follow him on Instagram. (via Illusion 360)

Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel

Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel mixed media collage anatomy

Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel mixed media collage anatomy

Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel mixed media collage anatomy

Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel mixed media collage anatomy

Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel mixed media collage anatomy

Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel mixed media collage anatomy

Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel mixed media collage anatomy

Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel mixed media collage anatomy

Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel mixed media collage anatomy

Mixed media artist Travis Bedel creates stunning collages that merge anatomical imagery with illustrations from science guides and textbooks. You can see much more of his work over on Tumblr, and he has prints for sale on Society6 and Etsy.

Unusual Sculptures of People and Skeletons Chiseled from Wood by Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

Unusual Sculptures of People and Skeletons Chiseled from Wood by Yoshitoshi Kanemaki wood sculpture

Unusual Sculptures of People and Skeletons Chiseled from Wood by Yoshitoshi Kanemaki wood sculpture

Unusual Sculptures of People and Skeletons Chiseled from Wood by Yoshitoshi Kanemaki wood sculpture

Unusual Sculptures of People and Skeletons Chiseled from Wood by Yoshitoshi Kanemaki wood sculpture

Unusual Sculptures of People and Skeletons Chiseled from Wood by Yoshitoshi Kanemaki wood sculpture

Unusual Sculptures of People and Skeletons Chiseled from Wood by Yoshitoshi Kanemaki wood sculpture

Unusual Sculptures of People and Skeletons Chiseled from Wood by Yoshitoshi Kanemaki wood sculpture

Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki chisels these life-sized figurative sculptures out of giant pieces of camphor wood, a kind of evergreen. The strange pieces frequently involve two or more characters merged into a single form, which could been interpreted as commentary on mortality, or multiple personalities/perspectives. You can see much more over on Fuma Contemporary, Art Emporer and Elsa Art Gallery. (via Empty Kingdom, Juxtapoz,

This Entire Animation Was Drawn Frame by Frame on a Gallery Wall

This Entire Animation Was Drawn Frame by Frame on a Gallery Wall animation

This Entire Animation Was Drawn Frame by Frame on a Gallery Wall animation

Artist Caleb Wood created this impressive animation that he drew frame by frame on a wall at Prøve Gallery in Duluth, Minnesota. Titled Plumb, he refers to the piece as a “gallery animation installation.” Wood graduated from RISD in 2011 with a BFA in Film, Animation, and Video (a department headed by Dennis Hlynsky) and has gone on to show his work internationally. You should also check out his other recent animation project Goodbye Rabbit, Hop Hop.

Theo Jansen’s Walking ‘Strandbeest’ Sculptures Available as 3D Printed Toys

Theo Jansens Walking Strandbeest Sculptures Available as 3D Printed Toys kinetic sculpture 3d printing

Theo Jansens Walking Strandbeest Sculptures Available as 3D Printed Toys kinetic sculpture 3d printing

Theo Jansens Walking Strandbeest Sculptures Available as 3D Printed Toys kinetic sculpture 3d printing

Theo Jansens Walking Strandbeest Sculptures Available as 3D Printed Toys kinetic sculpture 3d printing

Artist Theo Jansen has created several 3D printed models of his famous walking sculptures called Strandbeests. There are currently four different models and two alternate propeller attachments for added Strandbeest goodness. Available over at Shapeways.

The Pastel Illustrations of Tyrus Wong That Would Inspire the Movie ‘Bambi’

The Pastel Illustrations of Tyrus Wong That Would Inspire the Movie Bambi pastel movies illustration deer animation

The Pastel Illustrations of Tyrus Wong That Would Inspire the Movie Bambi pastel movies illustration deer animation

The Pastel Illustrations of Tyrus Wong That Would Inspire the Movie Bambi pastel movies illustration deer animation

The Pastel Illustrations of Tyrus Wong That Would Inspire the Movie Bambi pastel movies illustration deer animation

The Pastel Illustrations of Tyrus Wong That Would Inspire the Movie Bambi pastel movies illustration deer animation

Painter, muralist, ceramicist, lithographer, designer and kite maker Tyrus Wong was born in China in 1910 and emigrated to the United States with his father at the age of 9. As a child his teachers noticed he possessed exceptional artistic skills which would land him a scholarship at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. By 1930 he was working in Hollywood for Warner Bros. and from 1938 to 1941 he became a “Disney inspirational sketch artist” where his lush pastel drawings of forests and deer would serve as inspiration for the movie Bambi where he served as lead artist on the film. Wong retired in 1968 and began a second career of making kites which he would fly on the Santa Monica Pier. He is now 103 years old.

Wong’s work was most recently featured in “Round the Clock: Chinese American Artists Working in Los Angeles” at the Vincent Price Art Museum in 2012. You can see more of his pastel illustrations over on Magic Forces. (via Magic Forces)

Update: It’s also been brought to my attention that the Walt Disney Family Foundation in San Francisco actually just held a retrospective exhibition for Wong called Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong. If you’re interested, the catalog for that exhibition is available here. (thnx, Kelly!)

Artist Sipho Mabona Successfully Folds Life-sized Origami Elephant from Single Sheet of Paper

Artist Sipho Mabona Successfully Folds Life sized Origami Elephant from Single Sheet of Paper sculpture paper origami elephants
Photo by Philipp Schmidli

Artist Sipho Mabona Successfully Folds Life sized Origami Elephant from Single Sheet of Paper sculpture paper origami elephants
Photo by Philipp Schmidli

Artist Sipho Mabona Successfully Folds Life sized Origami Elephant from Single Sheet of Paper sculpture paper origami elephants
Photo by Philipp Schmidli

Artist Sipho Mabona Successfully Folds Life sized Origami Elephant from Single Sheet of Paper sculpture paper origami elephants
Photo by Philipp Schmidli

Following a successful campaign on Indiegogo which raised nearly $26,000, artist Sipho Mabona followed through on his promise to fold a life-sized elephant from a single giant sheet of paper. The piece stands over 10 feet tall (3 meters) and took a team of nearly a dozen people over four weeks to fold. The final sculpture is on view at KKLB in Beromünster, Switzerland. Photos by Philipp Schmidli. (via My Modern Met)

Bicycle Street Art by Mart

Bicycle Street Art by Mart street art murals bicycles

Bicycle Street Art by Mart street art murals bicycles

Bicycle Street Art by Mart street art murals bicycles

Bicycle Street Art by Mart street art murals bicycles

Bicycle Street Art by Mart street art murals bicycles

Bicycle Street Art by Mart street art murals bicycles

Bicycle Street Art by Mart street art murals bicycles

Bicycle Street Art by Mart street art murals bicycles

Bicycle Street Art by Mart street art murals bicycles

Bicycle Street Art by Mart street art murals bicycles

I’m completely in love with these bicycle murals from Argentinian artist Mart who began painting on the streets of Buenos Aires in the 1990s at the tender age of 12. His whimsical imagination is expressed through vibrant colors and stunning line work that flows freely from cans of spray paint. You can see much more of his work on Flickr, and read more about him over on Graffitimundo.

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