Category: ART

Nov 9, 2010

The Incredible Scratchboard Art of Mark Summers [25 pics]

The Incredible Scratchboard Art of Mark Summers [25 pics]

Can you believe the illustration above was created using a sharp knife? Neither could I. Scratchboard or scraperboard is a technique where drawings are created using sharp knives and tools for etching into a thin layer of white China clay that is coated with black India ink. This technique can be used to yield highly…

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Nov 7, 2010

Picture of the Day: Classic Cool Kids

Picture of the Day: Classic Cool Kids

CLASSIC COOL KIDS Photograph by Russell Lee Incredible photograph by Russell Lee on Easter morning in the south side of Chicago, Illinois, 1941. Library of Congress via Reddit Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the picture of the day PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL ‘PICTURES OF THE DAY’ GET FEATURED! SUBMIT A…

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Nov 4, 2010

10 Most Expensive Paintings Sold in the 21st Century

10 Most Expensive Paintings Sold in the 21st Century

For those not privy to the world of high art (myself included) the prices below may cause jaws to unhinge. These ten paintings alone, which were all sold from 2002 onwards, total $1.14 billion USD. That is not a typo. Shawn Parker (played by Justin Timberlake) said it best in The Social Network,…

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Nov 1, 2010

An Incredible Paper Collage Scene from Start to Finish

An Incredible Paper Collage Scene from Start to Finish

Believe it or not, the image above was not created digitally. It was the result of Russian-based duo Alexei Lyapunov and Lena Ehrlich, affectionately known as Are People Too, and their incredible paper collage skills. The entire scene was meticulously hand-crafted using only a knife, paper and a dash of creativity :) Check out the…

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Oct 25, 2010

25 Mind-Blowing Halloween Pumpkins

25 Mind-Blowing Halloween Pumpkins

Pumpkin design by .:Chelsea Dagger:. In less than a week a new breed of pumpkins will come to life. Powered by the flaming glow of fire and the wild and crazy minds of artists around the world. From freaky to funny, these 25 mind-blowing pumpkin carvings are certain to entertain any onlooker on…

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Oct 18, 2010

Picture of the Day: Spit Hot FIre

Picture of the Day: Spit Hot FIre

SPIT HOT FIRE Photograph by BAST-86 When I see this incredible photograph I think of two videos. The first is the timeless Chappelle Show skit, Makin da Band, with legendary lines from the greatest rapper of all time, Dylan! Second is the song ‘Fire’ off the Roots latest album (featuring John Legend).…

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Oct 18, 2010

Same Pinup Girl Drawn in 15 Very Different Situations

Same Pinup Girl Drawn in 15 Very Different Situations

The concept is simple: Take a blank sheet with nothing but the basic outline of a pinup girl and illustrate a unique scene around her. As someone who can only draw conclusions, the work of David Jablow is imaginative and humorous. He has an active Flickr Stream with over 30+ illustrations, be sure to…

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