If you ever get discouraged with your work and need some motivation, recall the paintings of Huang Guofu. Huang lost his arms in electrical accident at the age of four, but never became discouraged. Instead, he pursued his dreams by painting with his feet. At the age of 18, Huang's father became ill, so he traveled China and sold his painting to help pay for his father's treatments.
He became so good at painting that he was awarded the role of vice-curator at the Chongqing Talents Museum and has encouraged other mouth and foot painters to join the museum.
If someone showed you these pictures, would you believe they weren't photos? Well, they're not. They are ultra realistic paintings by New York based street artist Dan Witz. If you like them enough, you can go buy the prints. The amount of detail and realism that goes into each and every person is truly extraordinary.
I know this series has made its run around the internet, but I'd still like to share it. This series was created by Serena Malyon, who took Vincent van Gogh paintings and used Photoshop to create the tilt-shift effect.
I am loving the digital illustrations of Denis Gonchar. His illustrations make great use of colors, lines, shapes and textures. Even though the pieces may have a similar feel, they were all created using different methods. You can feel a sense of exploration and experimentation with his works.