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Ordinary Coins Become Intricate and Beautiful Pieces of Jewellery (21 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 23 Mar 2013   / 5198 views

For some contemporary jewellery designers, cut coin art is a popular method of creating stunning and unique jewellery creations out of old coins. The practice is entirely legal in the United States providing the coins are marketed for use as jewellery and artists typically sell their work online. These below examples of cut coin art are works by Rob Johnson.

 

Ordinary Coins Become Intricate and Beautiful Pieces of Jewellery

Artist Turns Pencils into Original Sculptures (15 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 28 Feb 2013   / 4502 views

These miniature pencil carvings are created by Hungarian artist, Cerkahegyzo, using only a single lead pencil, which he manipulates with files, sandpaper, razor blades and polishing stones.

 

Artist Turns Pencils into Original Sculptures

A Remarkable Tribute to Nelson Mandela (8 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 22 Feb 2013   / 5002 views

South African artist, Marco Cianfanelli built this remarkable statue of Nelson Mandela in honour of the 50-year anniversary of his imprisonment. The monument is constructed of 50 separate steel bars and is located on the exact spot of his arrest that occurred under apartheid rule in 1962.

 

A Remarkable Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Cool Cartoon Cardboard Cut-Outs (28 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 22 Feb 2013   / 7218 views

These “paper children” are cut out characters that Lowra then places in everyday settings to create light-hearted art pieces.

 

Cool Cartoon Cardboard Cut-Outs

Meet the Amazingly Talented Wood Sculptor (22 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 16 Feb 2013   / 8481 views

Livio De Marchi is a Venetian artist who can transform any ordinary piece of wood into a detailed and lifelike replica of everyday objects. He is fairly well-known for sculpting an entire house contents out of nothing but pieces of wood.

 

Meet the Amazingly Talented Wood Sculptor

Uninhibited Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (10 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 14 Feb 2013   / 7728 views

This may look like a photo from the Chernobyl site but it is actually a skilful reproduction.

 

Uninhibited Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Can You Guess These “Paper Cuts”? (84 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 9 Feb 2013   / 5278 views

Popular icons as puzzling paper silhouettes.

 

Can You Guess These “Paper Cuts”?

Can You Do This With Cookies and Cream? (41 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 8 Feb 2013   / 2727 views

These fantastic sculptures have all been created from OREO cookies.

 

Can You Do This With Cookies and Cream?

The Making of an Ice Sculpture (12 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 14 Jan 2013   / 5610 views

All you need to create this work of art are the right tools and some creativity.

 

The Making of an Ice Sculpture

The iPhone Shaped Steve Jobs Life So in Death it Shapes His Memorial (11 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 11 Jan 2013   / 6363 views

In the Russian city St. Petersburg a memorial to Steve Jobs was erected in the form of an iPhone 5. The memorial displays key moments in his past with photos and videos that can be viewed by the public.

 

The iPhone Shaped Steve Jobs Life So in Death it Shapes His Memorial

Fascinating Making of a Handmade Animation Short Film, Old School Style (33 pics + 1 video)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 11 Jan 2013   / 6994 views

Russian-born, though raised in Spain, artist Nicolai Troshinsky describes what he does perfectly, so I’ll put here his own words: “I´m making an animation short-film like in the good old days: paper marionettes and paint on a 10 level multiplane, no post-production tricks.”

 

Fascinating Making of a Handmade Animation Short Film, Old School Style

Creative Eyelash Designs (22 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 9 Jan 2013   / 3159 views

Larger Than Life Portrait (6 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 27 Dec 2012   / 7676 views

This massive portrait is the work of Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, in Amsterdam.

 

Larger Than Life Portrait

The Best Examples of Street Art (50 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 5 Dec 2012   / 11750 views
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The Best Examples of Street Art

An Animated Timeline of Movie Stars (11 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 29 Nov 2012   / 9146 views

Jeff Victor, an American illustrator is the creative force behind these fun, illustrated timelines.

 

An Animated Timeline of Movie Stars

Colourful, Fun and Imaginative Art Prints (23 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 21 Nov 2012   / 5689 views

Jay Fleck uses clever graphic placement to create these interesting illustrations that are light and humorous and resemble something out of our childhood imaginations.

 

Colourful, Fun and Imaginative Art Prints

Unusual, Indian “Gun-Knife” (10 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 14 Nov 2012   / 6614 views
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This Katar/Flintlock pistol has a 9 ½ inch blade and 2 inch steel cannon barrels. The intricate and detailed design showcases beaded rims and embossed metal, which makes it a collector’s item that costs anywhere between $6000 and $8000.

 

Unusual, Indian “Gun-Knife”

Amazing Vintage Models Made from Trash! (34 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 31 Oct 2012   / 19647 views

German artist, Martin Hekeshoven, creates these scale models of old-fashioned cars using metal that has been discarded as rubbish.

 

Amazing Vintage Models Made from Trash!

This LEGO “Batcave” Is Not Your Average Toy (32 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 15 Oct 2012   / 8034 views

Carlyle Livingston II and Wayne Hussey decided to embark on the ambitious task of creating the iconic “Batcave” out of LEGO bricks. The construction took over 800 hours to complete and they used approximately 20,000 blocks to build it. The final product is truly a work of art!

 

This LEGO “Batcave” Is Not Your Average Toy

Could You Turn Your Drink Cans Into These Works Of Art? (50 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 13 Oct 2012   / 6200 views

A Japanese internet user creates spectacular aluminium can art and sculpture.

 

Could You Turn Your Drink Cans Into These Works Of Art?

Fantastic Finger Figurines! (42 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 10 Oct 2012   / 4483 views

This clever finger art brings iconic personas to life.

 

Fantastic Finger Figurines!

I Couldn’t Do This With A Chisel and a Block Of Wood! (22 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 6 Oct 2012   / 8115 views

American Sculptor, Dan Webb, transforms ordinary pieces of wood into extraordinary works of art. His lifelike creations contain high levels of detail and the intricate design is truly masterful.

 

I Couldn’t Do This With A Chisel and a Block Of Wood!
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