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- Jul 23, 2012
Like so many nervous nellies, 24-year-old Media student Kayleigh O’Connor would routinely chew her fingernails almost to the bone. “I bit [them] so badly that they looked like something out of a horror film,” she says on her DeviantArt page. To compensate, the Birmingham-born nail-biter glues on false nails, but not the kind you can buy at your local pharmacy for $4.50 – they’re ones which Miss O’Connor skillfully sculpts and paints to create ingenious designs. These fingernails, you wouldn’t wanna gnaw at them.
Her designs, which are painstakingly detailed, are inspired by several different sources, from movies to television, music to arcade games, and nature to food. For some time, she would proudly display them in front of only friends and family, but now she photographs them and posts them on her blog for our viewing pleasure. Check out some of O’Connor’s weird and wonderful designs below, where, if you’re cultured enough, you may recognise a few familiar faces.
A real estate agent from Chicago, Illinois picked up his pencils and began to draw masterpieces with them, something he hadn’t done since he was a teenager 30 years ago. The results are so incredible that it’s hard to believe that he has had no formal art education.
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- Jul 19, 2010
You will be amazed to know that these pictures are actually paintings. They are the works of several hyper-realist painters like Roberto Bernardi, Eric Christensen and Steve Mills.
For the World Cup 2010 in South Africa, Plakker prepared for you an incredible initiative that unites the best of art and football. The first virtual “stickers” album! 67 “Stickers” made by 33 artists from 10 countries.
In one of our previous articles you can see strange but funny one dollar bills with popular faces painted instead of president George Washington’s face. Now a new unknown artist called ranafrg4224 from flickr is also painting on one dollar bills, but now the whole bill is painted like illustrations representing different settings with the president’s face.