Mike Mitchell's fun series "Just Like Us" puts cute pop culture icons and puts them into fun everyday situations. What's not to like about a Magneto being covered in magnetic alphabet letters or Dubmo riding the Dumbo ride? You can see the full list of these great works at the Gallery1988 website. Which one is your favorite?
What's not to love about these character alphabets by Mike BaBoon? One thing I did realize while looking at these is I don't know nearly as many characters' names as I thought I did. The shows/movies in order are: Sesame Street, Harry Potter, Dr. Seuss, The Muppets, The Simpsons, Pixar and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Not to be confused with Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles).
If you like these, you can buy prints on Society6.
Here are some incredible examples of leaf art carvings. Each leaf is created in four phases: drying, curing, shaving and pressing, but it takes a total of about sixty steps from start to finish. Learn more about leaf art carvings at the Daily Mail.
It's been a while since I posted a something geeky. Here's a wonderful set of digital art portraits from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to make up for it. Dave Rapoza brought these characters to life using intricate textures and a superb attention to detail. He also has some portraits from Heman and Thundercats, so check out his portfolio!
This awesome infographic chart displays how the Crayola crayon box has evolved from 8 colors in 1903 to the present day 120 count. The number of colors also grows at a 2.56% annual rate and the number of colors doubles every 28 years. Find out more info about it at Data Pointed.
Patrick Vale is an artist and illustrator based at Big Orange Studio in London, UK. He uses various pens to create his drawings, which gives his pieces a nice pop. If you like, you can get a few of his prints at Big Cartel.
Also, enjoy this video of Patrick's Empire State of Pen:
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.
Believe it or not, the painting above features three naked women. Craig Tracy is famous for his beautifully realistic paintings using human bodies, and this painting of a South China Tiger is definitely no exception. Craig was asked to create this painting to increase awareness of the endangered animal and he immediately responded yes. You can see the process he used to create the tiger below.