20 Most Amazingly Realistic Halloween Pumpkins

I figured since Halloween is creeping up on us I would share some pictures of the coolest and most realistic pumpkin carvings I have ever seen. Some people are just really talented and have way too much time on their hands.

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Original Simpson Doodles by Matt Groening

In 1989, Matt Groening drew these Simpsons pictures on Bennigans napkins and gave them to the waitress. 500 episodes later, these doodles have to be worth a lot of money. 

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Art Gallery: “The Joker”

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Art Gallery: Tattoo Concepts

Here are a few sketches of tattoo designs I put together recently: Read more of this post

If Famous Fictional Characters were Zombies..

Andre De Freitas is a photographer and illustrator that came up with the concept of turning famous fictional characters into flesh-eating zombies. You can find the original work on his website www.andredefreitas.com under “Zombie Portraits.”

 

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Wigs Made Of Water

L.A. photographer Tim Tadder took pictures of bald men getting smashed over the head with water balloons for his photography series, Water Wigs. In those split seconds caught on camera, the splashes of water resulted in halos, mohawks and Constitution-era hairstyles. Tadder explains the process is not nearly as simple as it looks:

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Real Life Optimus Prime Made From Car Parts

Industrial artist Anchalee Saengtai is a huge fan on the movie series Transformers. She is such a big fan that she built a real size Optimus Prime using only spare parts of automobiles and trucks.

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Artist Paints with Marijuana Smoke

Brazilian artist Fernando de la Rocque has created images of political and religious icons using marijuana smoke. Yes, that’s right, he freely gets high and creates masterpieces with the exhalation of marijuana in his collection entitled “Blow Job.”

Fernando del la Rocque has also made similar paintings out of wine. He explains his artistic motivation with this statement “I always like to create art with pleasure.” 

Brazilian newspaper The Rio Times interviewed de la Rocque. When asked about the use of marijuana in his paintings, he stated, “more important than freedom to smoke marijuana is the freedom to think about it and make art with it. 

This style of art will stir up some controversy, but in reality, Fernando is just enjoying himself while doing something that he loves. Read more of this post

Art Gallery: “A Portrait of Harvey Milk”

“Milk”, approx. 18″x12″, paintmarker and acrylic on cheap prefab stretched canvas

In honor of KASEY’s excellent recent series on art and queer culture, I decided to share another painting of mine loosely related to a similar subject.  This portrait of Harvey Milk was done from a photograph taken of him while he was campaigning for election in San Francisco.  It was done as another surprise birthday gift  in dimensions allowable to be stored in carry-on luggage when I flew home recently.  It seems like most of my art ends up given as gifts, does that mean I’m a cheapskate when it comes to gift-giving?  Read more of this post

When Walls Talk: An Exploration of Graffiti Through The Queer Lense (Queering Graffiti), Part IV: The Writing on The Wall

Part I: The Beginning

Part II: Social Analysis of Graffiti

Part III: The Street Art Movement

L.A. street artist Jeremy Novy openly combines his sexuality with his graffiti art; he utilizes the Warhol-esque adoption of pop icon images, queers them, and creates stencil versions.  (Stencils are exactly as they sound-typically, negative space in an image is cut out, and the remaining framework creates a stencil.  Read more of this post

Art Gallery: “Astro-Zombie Clown”

“Astro-Zombie Clown, approx 18″x12”, acrylic and paintmarker on cheap prefab stretched canvas.

A lot smaller and a lot sillier than most stuff I’ve done in the past, this painting was done as a surprise birthday present.  The key factor was that it had to fit comfortably in my carry-on luggage so I could deliver it in person while I was home on leave.  Anyone familiar with the ubiquitous Misfits skull logo plastered on every kind of mall merchandise imaginable, will recognize the base for this silly character.  The clown wig and nose should be pretty straightforward, too. Read more of this post

3D Sketchbook Artwork

Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki creates amazing sketchbook drawings that when viewed from the right angle, appear to create a realistic 3D illusion. The 21-year-old uses a technique called “anamorphosis” in which the talented artist is able to create these mind-boggling masterpieces that seem to come to life right out of his sketchbook. Nagai was a big fan of street art, but quickly discovered that drawing on the streets of Japan was illegal, so he turned to sketchbooks to exercise his talents. Read more of this post

The Real Life Invisible Man

The talented 35 year old Liu Bolin, from Shandong, China manages to camouflage himself into any surroundings, no matter how difficult it may appear to be. Bolin works on a single photo for up to 10 hours at a time, making sure he gets each one just right. He wants to blend in as much as possible to his surroundings, and passers-by will sometimes overlook him until he moves his body.

Why does he do this?

Bolin says his art is a protest against the actions of the government, who shut down his art studio in 2005. Read more of this post

Art Gallery: “William S. Burroughs”

This is another contribution from one of our loyal readers, Pat Moen. The painting is approximately 60×60, done with spray paint, latex house paint, and accidental blood. Read more of this post

When Walls Talk: An Exploration of Graffiti Through The Queer Lense (Queering Graffiti), Part III: The Street Art Movement

Part I: The Beginning

Part II: Social Analysis of Graffiti

Canadian graffiti culture reinforced hegemonic structures of gender oppression in K FEVER’s experience, however the female graffiti artists from New York City did not identify with the same type of discrimination.   Read more of this post