To this day, Sleeping Beauty is one of the greatest animated movies ever made. The epic fight scene between Prince Phillip and Maleficent at the end of the movie is one of the darkest and most intense ever produced by Disney. Eyvind Earle was responsible for the styling and background of the movie, and without his vision the movie might not have been the same. Here are some of his gorgeous concept art stills from the finale.
Guy Laramee creates these amazing mountain carvings from old books.
"The erosion of cultures – and of “culture” as a whole - is the theme that runs through the last 25 years of my artistic practice. Cultures emerge, become obsolete, and are replaced by new ones. With the vanishing of cultures, some people are displaced and destroyed. We are currently told that the paper book is bound to die. The library, as a place, is finished. One might ask so what? Do we really believe that “new technologies” will change anything concerning our existential dilemma, our human condition? And even if we could change the content of all the books on earth, would this change anything in relation to the domination of analytical knowledge over intuitive knowledge? What is it in ourselves that insists on grabbing, on casting the flow of experience into concepts?"
If you want to learn more, read his full artist statement.
I absolutely love this idea and am surprised no one has come up with it before. The Squidarella umbrella by SquidLondon turns your boring black and white umbrella to color when it comes in contact with water. I would totally get one if I could justify a $38 umbrella on URBANtrim. You can also get it at SquidLondon's shop.
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Just when you thought you've seen every method for creating paintings, another Amy Shackleton comes along. Amy creates these psychodelic paintings without a paintbrush.The great lines and forms of her paintings are created by applying paint with squeeze bottles, and allowing gravity to do the work. Check out the video below for a cool demonstration.
Yong Ho Ji is a Korean artist who creates wonderful and unique sculptures out of recycled tires. You can see the meticulous details of the muscles, flesh, and curved bodies of his beasts.
"This series of images freezes a moment of time in each dancer's aerial maneuver, and turns their movements into static sculptures that represents their motion and style. Original shots were stock photography and stylized to fit within the scene, sculptures and sets created entirely CGi." Art by Mike Campau
You can see the process he used at the bottom of this article.
This is a really cool piece of artwork by Peter Coffin. It was created by stitching together multiple photos with rainbows in them to create a singular swirling rainbow. It's really cool looking at the individual photos and seeing how they fit into the tapestry of the larger design.
Did you notice anything interesting about that wallpaper at first glance? Take a closer look, and you can see Cecilia Paredes' face blending into the background. Cecilia wraps, covers, and paints her own body to match the background, and presents herself as part of the landscape. Her body looks as if it is disappearing. An experienc she describes as very exciting.