Who knew the Starbucks mermaid could also be Colonel Sanders, Thomas the Train, and Goku? Instead of throwing out his used coffee cups, artist Soo Min Kim reuses them as his canvas. Armed with a green marker, he carefully dabs in the details in and around the mermaid’s face, turning her completely into a different […]
Back in 2013 we brought your attention to the wonderful work of illustrator Liz Climo (read the original post here). Well, now she’s back, and she has a whole book of hilarious animal comics!
In 1947, famous comic strip artists drew their characters blindfolded. The results are not too shabby!
In a 1947 issue of Life Magazine, 10 comic strip artists were invited to draw their respective characters blindfolded. The results? Not too bad, if we do say so ourselves! Bill Freyse’s Major Hoople, Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, and Zack Mosley’s Smilin’ Jack, all were quite accurate. The others, on the other hand, looked like Picasso paintings […]
19-year-old graphic designer Cassandra perfectly captures the problems women encounter with their hair through a series of illustrations. In the series, she pits her hair expectations (usually in the form of TV commercial-worthy hair) against its harsh realities (often tangled, hard to manage, and downright frustrating to fix.) No wonder it takes forever for women […]
Your dream of becoming a mad scientist is now one step closer, thanks to illustrator Ed Harrington’s IKEA-style instruction manuals on how to make movie monsters. Inspired by the wordless, line-drawn instruction manuals of the Swedish furniture company, Harrington illustrates the origins – and assembly process – of well-known bad guys like Alien, Jason Voorhees, and Cenobites.
Argentina-based artist Martin Feijoo takes cloud spotting to the next level by drawing on them to make them look entirely something else. On his website, ‘Shaping Clouds Project’, he posts illustrations of dinosaurs, birds, and spaceships, which were all inspired by the cloud formations he’s seen in his travels.
Who knew a slice of orange could also be a slice of pizza? Or that a soda can tab can be a penguin? Toronto-based engineering student Hyemi Jeong takes ordinary, everyday items and gives them a fresh perspective by drawing around them. Some of her works include a croc with a clip for a mouth, […]
Illustrator and mother Mica Angela Hendricks did not expect her daughter to turn her own ‘mommy words’ against her when she bought a new sketchbook. Hendricks’ daughter Myla said to her mother: ‘If you can’t share, we’ll have to take it away!’
There are no happily ever afters in this series of illustrations depicting famous cartoon characters meeting horrific deaths. Illustrator Ben Chan uses a lot of dark humor and wit to portray his characters, who have all died through the very things they are known for.
The letters, they are alive! Or not. Turkish graphic designer Tolga Girgin illustrated these calligraphy pieces that seem to rise up from their 2D canvas, but are actually just products of some clever use of shadow and perspective! Amazing how many people you can deceive with a pen, yeah? If that’s not enough to satisfy […]
‘The 40-year-old man with erectile dysfunction who lived’ doesn’t seem to have much appeal as ‘the boy who lived’, doesn’t it? J.K. Rowling recently came out with a short story that revolves around Harry Potter’s life as an adult.
Selfies are so 2013. If you want to up your Facebook profile game, you gotta have a watercolor painting of yourself as a sloth! UK-based illustrator Hector Janse Van Rensberg, more popularly known as ‘Shitty-Watercolour’, chose 50 random Facebook friends to be the subject of his next series: Facebook profile photos turned into sloths. He then painted over their human faces, morphing them into slow-moving but adorable mammals.
This is the poster that Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. Designer Salvador Anguiano pays tribute to Batman’s 75th anniversary by illustrating 75 of his most iconic Batsuits in comics, TV, film, videogames, and animation. ‘Batman has got such a rich history that in the end it was really hard to choose […]
We always knew there was something innately terrifying about children’s artworks. Those charcoal eyes, those jagged strokes of color, those messy portraits of imaginary friends. They’re all so innocent, yet they feel like nightmares waiting to happen. Artist Dave DeVries brings out the sinister side of these innocent illustrations by adding a dose of realism. […]
Gentlemen, admit it. Seeing the near-blank photo above makes you think of something, uhhm, inappropriate. And if you were the one to doodle in the details, you’d probably end up with a sketch of a pinup girl. But one anonymous artist proved that with a bit of imagination (and less green-mindedness), this DIY doodle has […]