In the spirit of Halloween, check out these insanely carved punkins!

Who does these incredibly detailed carvings?

What I wonder as I look at these incredible carvings is how long does it take Ray Villafane to make one of these sculptures? How long does he have before the pumpkins start decaying and turning brown? Every picture I have seen is at the end stage or the during phase, and there is absolutely no brown spots or soft spots! And yet, according to a recent article, one sculpture averages out to take around eight hours to create. (That’s an average!) So some could take more than that time, and yet how does he beat the clock?

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Painting in Layers Like This is Completely Mesmerizing

Oguz Uygur has mastered the art of Ebru (or paper marbling in English). Born in Turkey, he learned this artform from his parents. Not only is the end result beautiful in itself, he takes it further and shows how it’s created literally step by step, up close and personal with the work. Drop by drop, layer by layer, color by color, we watch each painting come to life. Continue reading

Carli Davidson Photography ::: Pets with Disabilities Series

PETS WITH DISABILITIES SERIES

This grouping concentrates on showing these incredibly sweet photos of people’s pets that have disabilities. When I first clicked on this gallery, I was instantly connected with these really sweet animals. As humans, we are always quick to notice when something or someone is “different” from the “norm.” Well, these photos show the obvious differences between what we might term as “normal” pets, but she ever-so-brilliantly was able to again master her technique in really capturing their genuine sweetness in the shot. If there was a price tag next to these animals and a store hooked up, my bank account would be EMPTY!

Now, there are no descriptions available to tell whether these were actually her pets, someone she knows or just some random stranger she approached. She does have experience working with animals in the Oregon Zoo and has had multiple pets over the years. Without those details, your guess is as good as mine here. On a side note, whoever came up with those contraptions to allow these animals to function and explore life should win a serious award. It’s so heartwarming to see that someone took the time to go through the steps to allow their fur baby the chance to explore life at their fullest potential. This person just raised the bar of that potential exponentially!

None the less, let me re-present to you Carli Davidson’s and a preview into her stellar photography featuring cute fur babies with various handicaps.

In case you missed the first post I made earlier, check out her examples ftom the Shake Series – where she has mastered so perfectly capturing animals in the act of shaking.  

Oh yea, well ShinyBinary can show you how it’s done…

Nik Ainley, the artist of this amazing work has been producing these incredible works for various clients for ten (plus) years. The guy started out studying Physics, and what a WASTE that would have been to the art world if he had stuck with it. Instead, he discovered he was interested in the digital arts, and thankfully, decided to follow his passion.

Take a look at his work, and the detail that goes into it. When you get up close, you can notice all the finite textures in his playful compositions. The typography skills, his use of shapes, colors… very balanced and polished. The guy’s got talent, that’s for damn sure!

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Find out more about this talented artist here.

If you think this is cool, check out the complete portfolio here: http://www.shinybinary.com/

Buy the limited edition prints here: http://www.clickforart.com/Artist/NikAinley/2

This is how you can learn how it’s actually made: http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/designing-tutorials/the-making-of-mystic/

Hand-cut posters and book covers by Kevin Stanton… beautiful!!!

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Beautiful new hand cut paper theater posters by Brooklyn-based illustrator Kevin Stanton continue to demonstrate his creative vision and talent with a scalpel and now at a much larger scale (13½” x 20″). See more of Kevin’s work on his website and blog. Plus check out my previous spotlight on his work here, including his fantastic paper cut book covers.

[ All work & images © Kevin Stanton ]