Japanese Body Paint Artist Hikaru Cho Shows Off Surreal Animal-Human Creations

Japanese Body Paint Artist Hikaru Cho Shows Off Surreal Animal-Human Creations

Cho was born March 29, 1993 and currently resides in Tokyo, Japan. In 2016, she graduated from the Department of Visual Communication Design at Musashino Art University. She has garnered domestic and international attention for her unique art where she applies real paint to bodies and objects. Continue reading »

This Makeup Artist Turns His Face Into 3D Optical Illusions

This Makeup Artist Turns His Face Into 3D Optical Illusions

Luca Luce is a talented makeup artist who uses his expert skills to turn his own head into mind-boggling 3D optical illusions. Continue reading »

Artist Paints Creatures She Sees ‘Living’ In The Walls Due To Pareidolia

Artist Paints Creatures She Sees ‘Living’ In The Walls Due To Pareidolia

Do you remember how you used to look at the clouds in the sky as a child and your imagination projected animals and various scenes of life? This phenomenon is called Pareidolia, which scientifically means the tendency to perceive a specific, and in a lot of cases meaningful images in completely random or ambiguous visual patterns. Continue reading »

Colorful Installations Of Spray Paint And Mesh Form Connections Between the Analog And Digital Worlds

Colorful Installations Of Spray Paint And Mesh Form Connections Between the Analog And Digital Worlds

Hanover and Berlin-based art duo Quintessenz recently completed a large-scale installation for the newly funded Paxos Contemporary Art Project, which is currently taking place on the island of Paxos in the Adriatic sea. Although designed to be appreciated and enjoyed in person, the images of their intervention created inside of a 400-year-old ruin are quickly becoming viral due to the work’s strong contrast against the historic setting. Continue reading »

Artist Jim ‘ll Paint It Makes Crazy Pictures On Request Using Microsoft Paint

Artist Jim 'll Paint It Makes Crazy Pictures On Request Using Microsoft Paint

Jim’ll Paint It is a single topic blog where a man named jim solicits suggestions from readers of humorous or strange situations to paint in MS Paint. The resulting pictures are prized and often shared on social media. Continue reading »

This Guy Continues To Paint Pop-Culture Characters Into Old Thrift-Store Paintings

This Guy Continues To Paint Pop-Culture Characters Into Old Thrift-Store Paintings

Dave Pollot (previously) is a US painter who brings new life to old and forgotten art. He buys thrift store paintings and perfectly “enhances” them with pop culture symbols, giving a cool, nerdy spin to what’s dusting away inside cracked frames. Continue reading »

An Artist Spray-Paint Animals On Plastic Wrap In The Forest With Amazing Results

An Artist Spray-Paint Animals On Plastic Wrap In The Forest With Amazing Results

A few years ago Ches, a Russian street artist, discovered a form of graffiti called cellograffiti where artist paint on industrial strength plastic film fixed between two columns or trees. Intrigued by the medium, Ches started using it in his own work. Continue reading »

“Over Your Skin”: Fascinating Art Project Sees Paint Flow Through Ridges In Human Skin, Creating River-Like Masterpieces

"Over Your Skin": Fascinating Art Project Sees Paint Flow Through Ridges In Human Skin, Creating River-Like Masterpieces

This fascinating art project has seen an artist use the intricacies of human body as his canvas, filming paint in incredible macro detail as it flows through the ridges found in the skin. Continue reading »

A Neural Network Invented A Bunch Of New Paint Colors That Are Hilariously Wrong

At some point, we’ve all wondered about the incredibly strange names for paint colors. Research scientist and neural network goofball Janelle Shane took the wondering a step further. Shane decided to train a neural network to generate new paint colors, complete with appropriate names. The results are possibly the greatest work of artificial intelligence I’ve seen to date.

Writes Shane on her Tumblr, “For this experiment, I gave the neural network a list of about 7,700 Sherwin-Williams paint colors along with their RGB values. (RGB = red, green, and blue color values.) Could the neural network learn to invent new paint colors and give them attractive names?”

By the first checkpoint, the neural network has learned to produce valid RGB values – these are colors, all right, and you could technically paint your walls with them. It’s a little farther behind the curve on the names, although it does seem to be attempting a combination of the colors brown, blue, and gray.

A Neural Network Invented A Bunch Of New Paint Colors That Are Hilariously Wrong

By the second checkpoint, the neural network can properly spell green and gray. It doesn’t seem to actually know what color they are, however. Continue reading »

Artist Tries To Paint The Life Inside The Stone

Artist Tries To Paint The Life Inside The Stone

To most people stones are nothing special. But this artist claims that they can sense the life inside of a stone and they try to bring it out by painting it. Continue reading »

An Artist Brings Animals To Life Using Body Paint And Contorted Models

An Artist Brings Animals To Life Using Body Paint And Contorted Models
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Using body paint and a woodland like location, Gesine appears to have created a model to look just like a red panda. At first glance, these images could be mistaken for portraits of wildlife in their natural habitat were created with paper and paint. However, they are actually the incredible works of illusion by talented body painter Gesine Marwedel, who paints models to creates realistic animals. Marwedel, from Dortmund, Germany has always been fascinated by the concept of transferring her designs to human bodies and her latest project features models posing in contorted positions. One image appears to show an elegant swan in a park pond, whilst another picture shows a mother penguin and its chick in a snowy landscape. Continue reading »

Hull Residents Paint Themselves Blue For Spencer Tunick Art Installation

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The streets of Hull (England) were transformed into an ocean of painted human flesh as 3,200 volunteers braved the North Sea chill to create an incredible spectacle. Called the Sea Of Hull, it was the biggest nude art installation Britain has ever seen and the brainchild of US photographer Spencer Tunick, who was impressed at how wholeheartedly his idea was embraced. Continue reading »

Paint Me Over: Extraordinary Adorned Gowns Painted Like Classical Art

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This is a designer world more wondrous than the world of art. The Russian photographer Marina Danilova created this gorgeous fashion photography series featuring a model dressed in fantastic custom dresses with intricate details similar to fine arts. The vibrant gowns look very festive, like they are going to be worn at a first-class ball. You will definitely get noticed when you wear one of the masterpieces. The dresses were captured on camera as part of a teamwork done by seven people, in the studio of Nikas Safronov in Moscow, Russia. Continue reading »

Cherry Blossoms Paint A Lake Purple Making Tokyo Look Like A Fairytale

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Tokyo-based photographer Danilo Dungo uses drones to take stunning pictures of Japanese cherry blossoms. Every spring, he goes to the Inokashira Park to admire the blossoms, and while regular photography capture the park’s beauty, the drones reveal something else altogether. Continue reading »

This Paint-Splattered Clothing Is Actually Incredible Embroidery

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Art and fashion have always gone hand in hand. Sometimes it’s the artist that makes the clothes; other times it’s the clothes that make the artist. Think of Andy Warhol’s iconic turtleneck, or Dior turning spray artworks by Sterling Ruby into gowns. Continue reading »

3-Year-Old Little Girl Creates Paintings Of Galaxies Using Paint, Glitter And A Fork

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Cassandra Gee is a 3-year-old little artist. She loves going to the beach, elephants, fairies and painting. On canvas she uses acrylic paint and manipulates it with a fork or a skewer, and then adds a touch of glitter (toddlers and glitter… need we say more?). And her paintings look like real galaxies! Continue reading »

This Artist Decided To Paint On Used Tea Bags And It’s Incredible

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While the most of us throw away used tea bags, Ruby Silvious, a visual artist and graphic designer have other things on her mind… Early this year, Ms. Silvious started a visual diary, 363 Days of Tea, to push her creative practice, share it on social media hoping to spark a different kind of inspiration… Continue reading »

Why Paint Cats: The Ethics Of Feline Aesthetics

Why Paint Cats: The Ethics Of Feline Aesthetics

Why did a woman in California pay an artist $5,000 to paint her cat to look like a pig? What made a New York stockbroker spend even more than that to have the image of Charlie Chaplin painted on his cat’s posterior? ‘Why Paint Cats’ reveals that, far from being an amusement for the idle rich, this seemingly aberrant behavior is part of a new art movement that claims to promote a better understanding of the cats in our lives. Continue reading »

Muntean / Rosenblum Paint Dramatic Scenes of Contemporary Life

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Artist duo Muntean / Rosenblum use traditional Christian iconography and Baroque modes of seeing to create mystique around contemporary life. Typically set in landscapes distinct to the 21st century, such as nuclear plants and graffiti-ed railroad tracks, the paintings appear as documentary film stills or snapshots of our current reality. However, by contorting perspectives in a dramatic Caravaggio-esque manner and devising moments where pain or discomfort appear as main subjects, Muntean / Rosenblum cultivate the same aura of the unknown that is so captivating in paintings centuries old.
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This New Tool Lets You Paint With The Sun

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Wait for a sunny day, take a pencil and a wooden board and get creative! Refine the result with a lens and in a few minutes you will have a unique drawing made with the sun. Continue reading »

Mexican Government Asked Street Artists To Paint 200 Houses To Unite Community

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A youth organization that’s been known to use graffiti as a means of expression has teamed up with the government of Mexico to rehabilitate Palmitas, a town in the Pachuca district. Under the moniker “Germen Crew,” the group painted 209 houses, or twenty-thousand square meters of facade, into a single rainbow mural. Continue reading »

Artist Used 145 Gallons Of Paint To Revive An Abandoned Pool On Roosevelt Island

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“This piece is inspired by my color field installations that take up both private and public spaces. I love introducing color to spaces that seem neglected or forgotten. When people experience my installations I hope that they will remember the experience far after the moment is gone. My goal is to evoke subconscious feelings one may have forgotten when viewing my work.” Continue reading »

Patterned Paint Roller Kit

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These patterned paint rollers from The Painted House, based in the UK, come in a range of different designs and are a really good alternative to wallpaper. Each design roller is reusable and interchangeable, and can be used with either the fabric applicator or the wall & paper applicator. You can use them on walls, perk up old wooden furniture, make reams of wrapping paper and meters of fabric. Continue reading »

TRON: Legacy Body Paint

TRON: Legacy Body Paint
Farrah DeFulio looks stunning in TRON: Legacy body paint by the talented artist Allyson Averell! And the photos were done by the also talented and awesome photography by Joey D. Continue reading »

Jet-powered Paint by Tarinan von Anhalt

Jet-powered paint splatters an 8-foot-by-8-foot canvas just off the runway of Palm Beach International Airport. A diminutive woman in a black cat suit teeters as she tosses quarts of brightly colored paint into the hurricane-force winds created by a Lear jet’s engine. The question isn’t whether this is art, agree those who pay Tarinan von Anhalt $50,000 a pop to watch this spectacle.

Jet-powered Paint by Tarinan von Anhalt

Captain Chad Gilmore readies the engine to start blowing jet wash for the painting. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Jet-powered Paint by Tarinan von Anhalt

Paint is scattered in the jet wash. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Jet-powered Paint by Tarinan von Anhalt

Painting is halted so more plastic tarp can be laid on the tarmac. A small private plane near the painting area was speckled in blue paint and had to be cleaned before the princess could continue with the multiple canvases planned for the day. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Jet-powered Paint by Tarinan von Anhalt

Princess Tarinan von Anhalt manipulates the paint on a large canvas. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Jet-powered Paint by Tarinan von Anhalt

Von Anhalt paints in the jet wash. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Jet-powered Paint by Tarinan von Anhalt

Princess Tarinan tosses a column of purple paint into the jet wash. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Jet-powered Paint by Tarinan von Anhalt

Von Anhalt instructs the pilot to reduce engine power as assistants prepare to move one of her finished paintings. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Jet-powered Paint by Tarinan von Anhalt

Princess Tarinan works on a canvas. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Jet-powered Paint by Tarinan von Anhalt

Von Anhalt reloads a blue painting bottle. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Jet-powered Paint by Tarinan von Anhalt

Von Anhalt’s face bears the paint splatter from her jet wash painting technique. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Jet-powered Paint by Tarinan von Anhalt

Princess Tarinan von Anhalt poses with a canvas at the event. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)