Cecelia Webber's designs are not only beautiful, meticulous, well compositioned pieces of art, they are also composed solely from photographs of the nude human form. Each composition can take up to two months to complete. Webber poses, photographs, cuts, rotates, and colors each piece to form such beautiful flowers, butterflies, and leaves. She even poses for photos herself. An up close view of these works is an absolute must!
It's not often you see two dynamically opposed art forms come together so seamlessly. This contest hosted by Worth1000 features some magical mashups of cartoons with classic paintings. I'm not sure whether the original artists would be flattered or offended by these works, but in the end it's all in good fun. To check out some more of the cool entries, visit the contest's page.
Liesl Pfeffer is a photo-media artist from Melbourne Australia. She has some very cool patchwork photo collages. I love the sharp deliberate use of straight edges used to represent the mountains and also the use of cut out photos of the sky and grass to help create the collages. You can find her on Blogger, Flickr, Twitter and Tumblr.
Adorable Pixar character illustrations by Jerrod Maruyama. It takes the appeal of the Pixar characters and turns them into eve more adorable 2D illustrated figures.
Loving the energy of these digital art works by IK-YD (Natanaël Iabakidy). The compositions are interesting and have a clear focus, and each one has the perfect mix of color, shapes, textures, and photographic elements.
These creative signs were create by Axel Peemoeller for the Eureka Tower Carpark in Melbourne, Australia. The letters are distorted but can be read perfectly when read at the right position. This work won several international design awards. To see some more cool signs/symbols, visit Notcot.
This is an awesome photoetched Christmas and New Year's card made of .2mm hardened steel. It was created by Daniel Bjugård in collaboration with Mikroponent AB. It's a pretty awesome take on a normally conventional product.
Charles II – The Merrie Monarch (1630 -1685)
You might recognize the style from Alexia Sinclair's sister series, The Regal Twelve. This one features twelve nobles and monarchs.To create these amazing works, Alexia weaved together very specific elements from her own photos and illustrations. Here is how the series is described on her site:
"Legends of the lives of the nobles continue to captivate us today, from the pampered decadence of Louis XIV to the epic legend of Alexander the Great. Other rulers who also form this series are less renowned yet equally intriguing. An unusual blend of Royalty, their selection was based on their contrasts in leadership, their flamboyancies and their enduring influence upon society."
To read more about this series, check out her website post.
Vlad Drăculea – Son of the Dragon (1431 – 1476)
Alexander the Great – Son of Zeus (356–323 bc)
Genghis Khan – The Mongol Warrior (1162–1227)
Hannibal – Grace of Baal (247–182 bc)
Pope Alexander VI – The Borgia Pope (1431 –1503)
Shah Jahan – King of the World (1592 –1666)
Louis XIV – The Sun King (1638–1715)
Peter Romanov - The Great (1672–1725)
Marquis de Sade – The Sadist (1740–1814)
Napoleon Bonaparte – Emperor of the French (1769–1821)
Lorenzo de' Medici – The Magnificent (1449–92)
It's not often you see such distinct highly opposed styles work for the same artist, but that is exactly what Brano Hlavac has accomplished. Brano, who also goes by the name Gartier Atelier, has one style which is characterized by smoke-like, calm, flowing silhouettes and another which uses high energy, collage and grunge elements. They are both different and amazing in their own way.