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Miniature Pencil Sculptures by Salavat Fidai

Miniature Pencil Sculptures by Salavat Fidai

Salavat Fidai is an amazing artist who hand carves miniature sculptures from the tip of the pencils. The amount of detail he can put into these miniature sculptures is absolutely amazing. Check it out! For more from Salavat Fidai follow him on instagram @salavat.fidai and check out his website salavatfidai.com.

Wicked Dinosaur Sculptures and Dioramas

Wicked Dinosaur Sculptures and Dioramas

We often get to see some pretty astounding sculptures here at Abduzeedo, usually of people and super-heroes, but it's quite rare to find super amazing sculptures of dinosaurs! Here you can see some wicked sculptures and dioramas, all pretty impressive and detailed. Most of them were collaborative artworks, and Martin Garratt has made his mark on most of these. For more of these, please click each picture! I hope you enjoy these as much as I did! Cheers. ;) The Hunting Party 2 By Martin Garratt. Dinosaur Diorama Sculpted by Galileo, painted by Martin Garratt. PegasusTriceratops Sculpted by Galileo, built and painted by Martin Garratt. Baryonyx Sculpted by Shane Foulkes, painted by Martin Garratt. Juvenile T.rex and Edmontosaurus Sculpted by Galileo, built, painted and based by Martin Garratt. Suchomimus Sculpted by Charlie McGrady, painted by Martin Garratt. Daspletosaurus and prey 2 Sculpted by Galileo, painted and based by Martin Garratt. JP Compsognathus By Martin Garratt. Predation Scene Sculpted by Sean Cooper, painted by Martin Garratt. Machairodus and 3-toed Horse Sculpted by Sean Cooper, built and painted by Martin Garratt. 'Stan' T.rex Bust Produced by Black Heart Enterprises, painted by Martin Garratt. Brachylophosaurus Sculpted by Angie Rodrigues, painted and based by Martin Garratt. Giganotosaurus Sculpted by David Krentz, painted by Martin Garratt. Allosaurus Sculpted by Shane Foulkes, painted by Martin Garratt.

Unbelievable Sculptures by Trevor Grove

Unbelievable Sculptures by Trevor Grove

Last week we featured a fantastic set of 3d models and I felt the urge to go a little further and find someone that makes exquisite traditional sculpture, and I've definitely found him: American artist Trevor Grove. We might agree that although being young, Trevor has already mastered his art, because these are the work of a truly genius sculptor. What a talented fella! Here you can see some of his personal projects, like the toon-up versions of Breaking Bad characters, as well as pieces done to legendary Sideshow Collectibles. I would have all of his pieces in a heart-beat. Here you can see a brief selection of his magnificent work, but you may visit his portfolio at DeviantART for a whole bunch more. I hope you enjoy the work of this master as much as I did! Cheers. ;) Adam West Batman Breaking Bad Toon-up figures: Walt Breaking Bad Toon-up: figures: Tio Herman Monster Elvira Ben Kenobi Clint Eastwood Sherlock and Watson Nathan Drake Black Widow Firefly Crew Willow from Buffy Dutch from Predator Michael J. Fox Gandalf

3D Character Design by Olivier Couston

3D Character Design by Olivier Couston

I really get pumped about good character design. It's awesome to see an illustration of a cool character, but 3D characters are an eye-candy I'm pretty sure everyone loves to see, like these, by Belgian designer Olivier Couston. Olivier comes up with some sweet character design! These are so heavy influenced by Pixar that it's clear Olivier is a fan to the their movies, which is great. These are very classy and you know you'd love to see these character having their stories developed in some kind of animation. For more of Olivier pieces, please visit his portfolio at ArtStation and show give him some love! I hope you enjoy these as much as I did! Cheers. ;)

Spectacular Cathedral Ceiling Art

Spectacular Cathedral Ceiling Art

When you talk about the Renaissance the thing that comes to the mind is art! Magnificent art. We're talking about Michelangelo, Da Vinci, and all the ninja turtles (just kidding). And a place where you'll find concentrated art is a cathedral. Cathedrals were the perfect canvas for Renaissance artists... there you'll find amazing sculptures and breathtaking ceiling art. Those ceilings are something completely apart! So I thought it was really important to share with you some of the most amazing cathedral ceilings in the world. Of course some of these are modern cathedrals, but they still got fantastic art. These photographs were taken by some really talented people. Please, for more of their work and for the locations of each cathedral, simply click in each image. They'll definitely appreciate your visit. I hope you enjoy this selection, and if you got your own cathedral ceiling art pictures, share it with us! Cheers. ;) Nicolò Panzeri Mark Carline Andy Mansfield Heather Chris Sinnett Matthew Scerri Martin Hunte bezmyaso Ted Dobosz Alan Gemski Mark Harshil Shah dieselgolfer paul cripps Ken Hircock Roy Lathwell J J Philipp Chistyakov Boris Kafka John McCabe Udo Schröter Jules Emm Kitty Wheeler Shaw Josep Puigdemont Daniel-Ryan Imlau dougoram1969 Lars Hammar

Lovely Sculptures by Irma Gruenholz

Lovely Sculptures by Irma Gruenholz

Now these have impressed me! I really love sculptures and it's great to find a fresh set of pieces such as these by Spanish artist Irma Gruenholz. Her style is simply lovely with its kid's book feel to it... so check out her work! For more of these great sculptures, please visit her portfolio at Behance! Also, if you know any more great artists like her, let us know! Cheers. ;)

Unique Toy Design by Coolrain Lee

Unique Toy Design by Coolrain Lee

I really enjoy a well designed toy. Some action figures are so cool that anyone would proudly display them in the shelf, like these bad boys below... a fantastic set of toys designed by South Korean artist Coolrain Lee. Look at these! They're so slick! You should totally check his Behance portfolio for more of these! He'll definitely enjoy your visit. I hope you like it. Cheers! ;)

Mesmerizing Mixed Artworks by Shintaro Ohata

Mesmerizing Mixed Artworks by Shintaro Ohata

Some artists got that kind of talent that transports us to a world of complete awe, making us not believe that someone would be so much talented like that. That's exactly the case of Shintaro Ohata, an artist from Hiroshima. He came up with a mesmerizing technique of mixing both 2D and 3D pieces, paintings and sculptures. It looks like living drawings, just waiting to keep moving, not being stuck to that depicted moment. Fantastic indeed. Shintaro Ohata is an artist who depicts little things in everyday life like scenes of a movie and captures all sorts of light in his work with a unique touch: convenience stores at night, city roads on rainy day and fast-food shops at dawn etc. His paintings show us ordinary sceneries as dramas. He is also known for his characteristic style; placing sculptures in front of paintings, and shows them as one work, a combination of 2-D and 3-D world. For more of Shintaro's works, please visit his personal portfolio. He'll definitely appreciate your visits. Cheers! ;) Rainbow 2 Sparklers The end of the beginning Aquarium Loop AJISAI SAYONARA SANKAKU Firefly vapor trail Shelter from the rain Airplane

Impressive Clay Pieces by Raku Inoue

Polymer Clay always have been to me, a fun and experimental thing as a kid. But clay artist, illustrator, sculptor and photographer named Raku Inoue, really is mastering this media into his craft. Born in a suburban area of Tokyo, Japan and now based in Montreal, Qc of Canada; Raku is now keeping the challenge on expanding his creativity on new horizons. I spent most of my childhood as most Japanese kids do: watching anime, reading manga and playing outside with my friends. Just next to our house, there was an old agricultural research center, offering the perfect venue to explore for kids with wild imaginations. To know more about Raku Inoue, check out his website at RakuInoue.com and check out his Behance Profile. by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue

Breathtaking Landscapes from Old Books by Guy Laramee

What do you do with your old books? We mostly see them in libraries, garage sale and more. Nevertheless old books tend to get dirty, useless and dusty. But this artist originally coming from Montreal, Qc of Canada, founded another way to give a new life to these old books. His name is Guy Laramee and his collection of breathtaking landscapes from old books. Guy Laramée is an interdisciplinary artist who, in the course of his 30 years of practice, found his way through such varied and numerous disciplines as : stage writing, stage directing, contemporary music writing, musical instrument design and building, singing, video, scenography, sculpture, installation, painting and literature. He received more than 30 grants and was awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts the Joseph S. Stauffer award for musical composition. His work has been seen and heard in Canada, United States, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Latin America. To get more information about Guy, you check out his website at GuyLaramee.com

Amazing Sand Sculptures

These are crazy awesome. I know one thing: it takes a lot of talent to shape sand into a freaking awesome typography piece. To make that, the guy must be a true artist and probably half ninja. These are some amazing examples of sand sculpture done right. If it was me, I would probably have to use cement to get the exact same results... but since I'm not doing these, I don't have to worry, because these sculptures are in good hands. I hope you enjoy these! And if you know any more great sand sculptures like these, let us know!! Cheers! ;) by Carl Jara by Carl Jara by Suzanne & Arianne by Carl Jara by Sue Steve by Michel by Karen by Carl Jara by Carl Jara by Carl Jara by Sandis Kondrats by Dan Doubleday by Carl Jara by Damon Langlois by Abe Waterman by Brian Turnbough by Carl Jara

Outstanding Realistic Tire Sculptures by Yong Ho Ji

I'm not greatest fan of the sculpting art, I always though the results a bit boring and too much time-consuming. But when comes to Yong Ho Ji, I can't say the same. Come on people, this guy makes realistic tire sculptures?! That's just unbelievable! Just take a look at level of detail on each one of these pieces. Also, he did not one, but dozens of them, that's impressive! So, there were a lot of tire sculptures, so I had to choose only a few to feature here, but with you want to get more information about Yong by accessing his Official Website. JaguarHumanLionBuffaloDeerHorseRhinoZebraSpiderFor. Horse (Hybrid Animal)Bullman (Hybrid Human)

Amazing Sculptures

I've seen some pretty insane and creepy sculptures lately... some really graphic ones. I really dig those realistic sculptures, that look like you're staring at real beasts and monsters. There are many artists out there that make sick sculptures, even masks. There are all sorts of these bad boys, and some might make you stay up all night. Is there any more sculptures like these that you enjoy and wanna share? Tell us! For more of these, you may visit each artist by clicking the images below. I hope you all enjoy these. Cheers! ;)

Reader Article: Controversial Art Pieces that Shocked The World

Over the years, art has often been used to shock an audience into feeling a strong emotion or carrying out a specific action. Art and controversy have grown more prominent over the years and remain closely linked today. These ten pieces created a splash in the world of art and left a lasting impact. Liz and Phil Down by the Lake by Greg Taylor This Australian sculpture featured Elizabeth and Prince Philip sitting in the buff in front of the Canberra Parliament House. It lasted a mere week before an angry protester beheaded Queen Elizabeth. Further vandalism of the sculpture resulted in its removal. Hedge Row by Angela Singer British artist Angela Singer combines a love of animals and art to support the cause of animal rights. Singer uses taxidermy techniques to draw attention to the wounds of hunted animals, which appear realistic enough to nauseate and disgust much of her audience. Piss Christ by Andres Serrano Serrano caused a scandal that was heavily debated on the floor of the United States Senate in 1989. The photograph of a tiny plastic crucifix in a cup of Serrano's urine sparked much debate surrounding artistic freedom, but won a competition held by the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. Love and Redemption by Joel Peter-Witkin Peter-Witkin's highly graphic photography features the dismembered arm and head of a human corpse. This piece was created in Mexico, because its production would have been illegal in the United States. Shark by David Cerny This work was created as a parody of the equally controversial Damien Hirst piece entitled "The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living." Cerny's version depicts a nearly naked Saddam Hussein handcuffed and suspended in a tank of formeldehyde. Myra by Marcus Harvey Featured in the 1997 Royal Academy of Art exhibit known as Sensation, this portrayal of murderer Myra Hindley was made using children's handprints. It was egged by protesters on opening day. Still Life with Stem Cells by Patricia Piccinini Part of Piccinini's 2002 exhibit, "Still Life with Stem Cells" explores the possible consequences of genetic engineering by portraying a young girl playing with what appear to be blobs of human flesh. Yo Mama’s Last Supper by Renee Cox Inspired by the famous Da Vinci painting, this painting includes eleven black men, one white man and a naked black woman (who is actually Renee Cox) at the Last Supper. Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston by Daniel Edwards About the Author You Are Art is a UK-based digital artists, illustrators and designers who make a living out of taking ordinary photos and turning them into contemporary works of art.

Awesome Robotic Sculptures by Andrea Petrachi

The art of assembly is probably one of the greatest. I remember watching movies like Edward Scissor Hands and thinking "wow, that guys really know how to assemble the right things to make awesome creations". Andrea Petrachi might be just one of those inventors. Andrea Petrachi a.k.a. Himatic creates his robotic sculptures from things most of people simply throw away. His work is based on the assembly of ordinary objects, broken electronics, recycled materials and old toys. For more pictures of his great work, you might visit his portfolio. He'll appreciate it! I hope you all enjoy these. Cheers! ;) Slimchemist Swami Octophille Stickyphille Konus 5003 Bug_Boy Gregor In_secto Swhirl Buzzbox Christiania hawkeye 8 cyclo Radiophone the hand

The Awesomeness of Ninjas

As tradition demands, we MUST have fun on friday. We all had a tough week, and nothing better just to chill a little bit, right? Fabio and I were talking about that fun movie Ninja Assassin... we thought it would be a great idea for a post, Ninjas!! So I went looking for ninjas... and as I should have known, they are tough to be found... I mean, they're ninjas, right? I actually found just a few set of great images... illustrations, picture and a sculpture. But all really awesome. So, I hope you all enjoy my selection, and don't forget to visit the artists behind these! Cheers. ;)

Stunning Work of Kate D. MacDowell

Last night I was reading my RSS feeds and I stumbled across a fantastic image of a porcelain sculpture of a rabbit with a human skeleton, I was simply amazed by the level of details and movement of that piece. So I decided to check out more about the artist behind that. Her name is Kate D. MacDowell, she's from the US and she taught English to high school students and produced websites for hi-tech companies as well. For more information and to see more sculptures from Kate, I highly recommend that you visit her website (http://www.katemacdowell.com/). There's also a great interview with her: “6 + 1 Interview: Kate D. MacDowell”. I’ve lived and worked in many different environments and cultures that have influenced the way I perceive the world, and therefore my pieces. These experiences have ranged from teaching in urban high schools and producing websites in the high-tech corporate environment, to volunteering at a meditation retreat center in rural India a few hours outside of the fever pitch of Bombay. I’ve also collected visual imagery and ideas from my travels through Renaissance Italy, Classical and Minoan Greece, Nepal and Thailand. romulus and remus Romulus and Remus, 18 ½"x12"x7", handbuilt porcelain, cone 6 glaze, 11/2009 pinkies Pinkies, 4 ½"x3 ½"x3 ½" (each incubator), 14 ½"x3 ½"x3 ½" (three in a row), handbuilt porcelain, mason stains, oil paints, plexiglass, 9/2009 a billion heartbeats A Billion Heartbeats, 5"x5"x1 ½", hand built porcelain, cone 6 glaze, 9/2009 migrant Migrant, 16"x20"x6 ½" assembled, hand built porcelain, 9/2009 taking root Taking Root, 4 ½"x4"x½", hand built porcelain, cone 6 glaze, 3/2009 invasive flora Invasive Flora, 16”x17“x8”, hand built porcelain, cone 6 glaze, 3/2009 serpentine Serpentine, 6 ½"x5 ½"x6", hand built porcelain, cone 6 glaze, 9/2009 Upon returning to the United States in 2004, after a year and a half working overseas, I began to study ceramics full-time at the ArtCenter in Carrboro, North Carolina and later at Portland Community College's Cascade campus and the Oregon College of Art and Craft's community education program. I am currently a member of the Oregon Potters Association. I have also studied flame-worked glass at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, and participated in an artist residency at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Maine. mice and men Mice and Men, 2 ½"x3"x1 ½", hand built porcelain, cone 6 glaze, 3/2009 canary 3 Canary 3, 13 ½"x12 ½"x6", hand built porcelain, cone 6 glaze, 2/2009 communicable Communicable, 20“x15 ½ “x5 ½ “, hand built porcelain, cone 6 glaze, 7/2008 casualty Casualty, 15"x9"x3", hand built porcelain, cone 6 glaze, 2/2009 sparrow Sparrow, 7"x6 ½"x2", hand built porcelain, cone 6 glaze, 7/2008 daphne Daphne, 53”x17”x40”, hand built porcelain, 12/2007 canary Canary, 22“x22“x5“, hand built porcelain, wooden wall pedestal, compact fluorescent lights, wiring, 9/2008 breaking Breaking, 6"x3 ½"x2", hand built porcelain, resin, 7/2008 lure Lure, 14”x14”x10 ¼ “, hand built and thrown porcelain, cone 6 glazes, incandescent lights, wiring, 8/2006 I hand sculpt each piece out of porcelain, often building a solid form and then hollowing it out. Smaller forms are built petal by petal, branch by branch and allow me the chance to get immersed in close study of the structure of a blossom or a bee. I chose porcelain for its luminous and ghostly qualities as well as its strength and ability to show fine texture. It highlights both the impermanence and fragility of natural forms in a dying ecosystem, while paradoxically, being a material that can last for thousands of years and is historically associated with high status and value. I see each piece as a captured and preserved specimen, a painstaking record of endangered natural forms and a commentary on our own culpability. venus Venus, 9”x14”x9”, hand built porcelain, cone 6 glazes, acrylic gel, halogen light, wiring, 12/2006 icarus Icarus, 13"x12"x3 ½", hand built porcelain, cone 6 glaze, 6/2007 Source: Illusion360 and Kate D. MacDowell site.