Articles by Odette Carrasquedo

Creativity

This young artist draws 3D optical illusions on his own hand

Jordan Molina is a gifted young artist. And his talent is almost magical, his paintbrush might as well be a magic wand. With just a few effortless paintbrush strokes he turns his hand into impossible illusion from his fluid imagination. But of course, this is only a glimpse of what he can do. To see more of his impressive work, visit his website, follow him on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, or G+. ...
Design

Extinguish any kind of fire by simply throwing a ball

Fire hazards are always a possibility that everyone should be prepared for. Traditional extinguishers are heavy and require certain dexterity and locate yourself near the fire in order to be used effectively and properly.  ELIDE FIRE is a very friendly option, designed as a regular ball, it can be thrown from a distance, reducing the hazard for the thrower. It can even be placed in strategical places, with increased risk of fire, so in case it occurs, no intervention will be necessary. The company that produces this revolutionary ball has found a creative way to combat fires, while doing away with unsightly traditional fire extinguishers. To see more info about it, you can visit their website, or  YouTube channel to see some more of the tests.     ...
Cute

Regal and exotic cardboard landmarks for your cat to enjoy

To all of us who have a cat or a kitten, we know that, however wonderful and well-designed a cat bed or toy is, they always prefer the box it came in. If it fits, the cat sits, if it doesn't, they sit anyway. The fluffy fur balls already act like they own the world - so it's fitting that this designer has created world landmarks for them to climb on.  To see more of the eco-friendly, sustainable cat approved options available, visit the website, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, or Twitter.  ...
Art

Sculpted literature brings books to life

Jody Harvey is a dance teacher from the USA. She is also an artist, that with scissors, glue, imagination, and talent, will bring stories to life from the very pages they're made from. This is definitively not your regular scrap book! Some avid readers may feel torn with this book sculptures, and just the thought of pages being cut makes me cringe, it sounds like a sacrilege, but she makes it worth it. Her gallery is definitely something worth exploring, maybe you'll find your favorite book there! Check her DeviantArt and enjoy yourself. ...
Art

Teenage artist expands horizons to create beautiful hand-drawn animals

River Spirit 456 is a teenager artist who does a lot of digital art that is decidedly warrior/cats related. However, she has been expanding her drawing horizons and today I want to show you her work with pens and fine point markers on bristol paper. These detailed drawings have an unreal beauty and each one took anywhere from days to months to complete. This girl is devoted to her art and has a promising future if she keeps nurturing her it. To see her evolution as an artist DeviantArt, YouTube, Livestream, or support her on Patreon. ...
Creativity

These image mix-ups will make you look twice

Stephen McMennamy is a creative photographer that will wake up your sense of wonder. He takes pictures, of object or places that don't belong together, but with suitable colors and shapes. Seamlessly, he mashes them together and the results are this simple and fun images, that will make you take a second look. If you enjoy his work see more imaginative picture combos on his Instagram to cheer up your day. ...
Creativity

Smart garden lets you grow your own ecosystem at home

VERTICALGREEN is an international workshop based in México that has set for a very ambitious goal in fulfilling the World Health organization's recommendation of a minimum of 9m2 of green area per inhabitant for the year 2030. They've already been working on it for over 10 years now, covering cities in green, and they want to help you to do your part as well. With this new Plug&Plant, anyone without green thumbs can grow their very own vertical garden and enjoy all the benefits it entails. Perhaps best of all, these benefits come with a minimum effort. Plug&Plant is still in development, however, you can learn more about it by visiting VERTICALGREEN's website or following them on Facebook or YouTube.  ...
Art

Artist uses pop-culture to put a new spin on stained glass

For Joe Long, it all started with the idea of a Frankenstein of glass. Since then, Joe Long. an artist residing in Baltimore, Maryland, hasn't stopped following his heart. That is the reason why he is not open to commissions - he is only willing to work on what he feels passionate about. Whatever his nerdy muses inspire him to do, that's what he will create. To see more of his fandom related work, check his Facebook, DeviantArt, Instagram,  or visit his Etsy store to adorn your house with some fancy geekiness.   ...
Art

Every single luxurious item in these pictures is made of deliciously-edible chocolate

Amury Guichon is an outstanding pastry chef in Las Vegas. He has developed his own techniques to achieve whatever comes from his imagination. In each one of his fascinating creations, you can see his vision made into delicious reality. Every single time he challenges himself and strives for perfection. No detail, however small, is overlooked. Flavors, textures, colors - it all comes together into a mesmerizing composition. No, that is not wicker, nor is it a wrapper, that's not wood, those are not flowers - it is all masterfully hand-crafted chocolate. To enjoy more of his fascinating work, follow him on Facebook or Instagram to get sneak peeks behind the scenes. ...
Art

Artist turns people into digital sculptures of themselves

Lance Phan is a 3D artist that has started practicing her skills in digital sculpting with random pictures of strangers, and the result is so amazing that she cannot keep up with the requests. Her whole procedure includes digitally sculpting, painting, composing, sewing, creating backgrounds, lighting, tweaking and polishing the details to render the final image. Amazingly, she has narrowed this intense process to only 4-5 hours. In that timeframe, she simplifies and creates a cartoon of the human figure while preserving all of their characteristics, capturing the essence of her portrait models. To see more of her work, follow her on Instagram, Facebook or DeviantArt. ...
Cute

Mini kimonos and dresses with geek inspiration

Amanda Marin is a designer from the USA with a very particular niche. In her own words, her creations are "Easy cosplay alternatives for cute enthusiasts!". As you can see, these adorable outfits are inspired in various fandoms and characters. Targeted mainly for otakus but suitable for any girl. This way they can embody their favorite male character, in a girly fashion. Since she does all the work herself, she is in high demand and only opens certain dates to accept orders. To see more of her cute designs visit her website, DeviantArt, Facebook or Instagram.          ...
Art

The floor really is lava in these unbelieveable pictures

On first sight, you could believe this was photoshopped, but no. Benjamin Von Wong is a photographer that is now raising awareness for victims of climate change with a series of surreal pictures. To get his message across he worked around the many obstacles, dangers, and difficulties that accompany shooting in an active volcano, where the floor is actually lava. All the profits from this prints will go to the St. Boniface Haiti Foundation. To see more of his prolific, creative and daring work, check his blog, Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter. ...
Digital

This father turned his toddler into Wonder Woman

Josh Rossi is an Italian photographer and a father currently residing in the USA.  And, rather than taking picture of his lovely daughter Nelle as a sweet, gentle, kind princess, he empowered her as a fierce warrior - in this case, the Themyscira Amazonian princess Wonder Woman. Nelle Maribella Rossi has been posing for pictures for her father since she was born, it's a natural, carefree, uninhibited, child having fun with both costume and props, and enjoying all the attention. To see more of his portfolio, visit his website, or follow him on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube. ...
Creativity

Teen artist creates Mandala-inspired hippy art

Lauren Swan is a teenager from Sydney, Australia. Her medium of choice is Posca Water Base Paint Markers and her canvas is whatever she can get her hands on. Ukuleles, decorative heads, statues, you can see the joyful sprinkle of colorful dots carefully placed on each piece. To see more of her gleeful work follow her on Facebook, Instagram or visit her Etsy store. Can w...
Creativity

Beautiful pictures prove dog is kid’s best friend

Andy Seliverstoff is a Russian photographer residing in San Petersburg. He loves dogs, kids and photography. And this is the wonderful result of  blending the 3 of interests. In these beautiful pictures, he captures the genuine interactions of trustful little kids getting along with these magnificent animals. You can appreciate the camaraderie, friendship, and trust from the kids, and blind love and devotion from the dogs. To see more of his work, visit his website, follow him on Facebook, Instagram, or 500px.  ...
Art

Layered papercut art creates a dynamic 3D effect

John Ed De Vera is an artist that with a steady hand, a refined technique and a lot of creativity. He creates art of layered papercut, giving you the feeling that these pictures were just taken as the figures in the sculpture were moving. He creates these little pieces using an X-ACTO knife, 260-300 gsm paper, and each piece takes around 4-5 hours. To see more of his delicate work, check his  website, or follow him in Instagram,     ...
Creativity

Can you guess these movies recreated featuring cats?

 For all the cat lovers out there, Movie Cats is a very recent Instagram that you may want to follow. Every week, directly from Nottingham UK to your screen, you will found a new classic movie iconic scene recreated vividly. Kits starring of course.  So far they have only this five scenes, but there will be more to come. Follow them if you don't want to miss them. ...
Creativity

Transforming the shape of the human body into a living canvas

Gesine Mardewel is a skilled German bodypaint artist. There is very little to say about her, but that's because her work says it all. In her own words "It is the transformation of a human being into a breathing, moving, living work of art". In most of her work, the model(s) and the fine bodypaint mimic the animal so faithfully that the model just vanishes, camouflaged by the surroundings. To see more of her work visit her website or follow her on Facebook. Just be careful, some of the pictures may be NSFW. ...
Art

Sea rocks brought to life

Robert Rizzo is an Italian artist residing in Malaga, Spain. He uses acrylic paint to transform sea rocks softened by the waves, into works of art - embellishing them with the essence of live animals. Since he works in unaltered rocks, respecting shape and size, each painting is unique. He also makes pet lifelike portraits with an uncanny resemblance, giving pet-rocks a whole new meaning. To see more of his work visit his website, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, or his Etsy store.   ...
Art

Painting with ductape

We've all used duct tape at some point in our lives. I can't even make a straight cut sometimes - it sticks to itself and you have to throw it away because it becomes a useless, sticky mess . So I'm more than impressed with the set of skills of DuctTapeDesigns. Rianna manages to achieve art using it as a medium working with X-Acto knives. See more of her work following her on DeviantArt or Facebook.   ...
Art

Pictures show the decaying beauty of forgotten places

Matthias Haker is a German urban explorer and freelance photographer with a keen eye. He finds derelict corners of the world, with no restoration projects going on to preserve their former glory, and captures the nostalgic beauty that haunts them. Looking at his pictures with saturated colors and enriching details makes you feel you're looking at the memory of the place that once was, not the ruin that's left. The location of these abandoned places is kept in secret in order to prevent them from being vandalized. Enjoy more of his work on his website, Facebook, or DeviantArt ...
Creativity

Artist bakes delicious sculptures that are a feast for more than just the eyes

Cuisine requires a very special set of skills in order to present a dish that can captivate all your senses, that will become meaningful and memorable.  In these images, you cannot perceive the evocative scent or taste the delicate balance of flavours. But hopefully, you can enjoy and appreciate the playful and creative presentation of Matteo Stucchi, a 23-year-old Italian pastry chef that will make you feel like Gulliver among Lilliputians. To see more of his work, follow him on Instagram. ...
Creativity

Artist uses reclaimed materials to created oceanic art

Ross McDowell is a surfer and avid lover of nature, especially any and all things relating to the ocean. Most of his work is done on hand-scraped reclaimed Indonesian teak, inspired obviously from oceanic nature.  In all his work you can appreciate the worn out finish that gives you the feeling of an antique treasure that just drifted onto the wave-licked sands of some distant beach. To see more of his work visit his website, or Instagram,    ...
Creativity

Dreamlike surrealistic pictures made using only apps

Annegien is a 17-year-old from the Netherlands. She combines her talent for photography and out-of-the-box  imagination to create wonderful images that you could swear were Photoshopped by pros - however, she only uses apps!  Her work is simple and yet captivating, you can tell she pours her dreams in these images. If you like what you see, enjoy the rest of her work by following her Instagram or YouTube. ...
Art

Artist’s hands become the ultimate canvas

Isaar Tahir is a New York painter that loves cookies and animated movies. She can also hold the hold universe in her hands.  In an interesting paradox, she creates art with her hands, on her hands in a true case of Inceptcionart. There is not much information on her, but there is not  doubt she is a Disney fan. No doubt, you can recognize more than one movie in her art. To see more of her work follow her on Instagram. ...
Art

Pokemon drawings inspired by El Dia de los Muertos

Día de Muertos is a beautiful Mexican tradition that clashes with every other holiday that celebrates ghost or zombie horror movies. On Día de Muertos, our beloved ones that have already passed away come back from the other side for a friendly visit. We pay homage to their memory and hold a celebration to honor their lives. For all those of you who love Pokemon, the team at Popmuertos are here to offer you a  "calaverita" version of them - all dressed up in marigolds and celosia flowers. These Pokemon drawings are a fun pop culture tribute to this traditional holiday/ Find your favorite Pokemon on the Popmuertos website, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.  ...
Art

Incredibly detailed sculptures based on perfect understanding of human anatomy

Juliana Lepine is a Brazilian sculpture residing in Canada, and her sculptures are incredibly realistic! She has experimented in order to create her own technique. Her talent is undeniable just from looking at the finished product, but it is what you see during the whole procedure that truly displays her skill. She has more than a basic understanding of the human body and its proportions. These sculptures don't have just a resemblance to the model, they are pretty much a correctly proportioned miniature based on human anatomy. For a wedding cake topper, this is overkill. To see more of her work, visit her website, Facebook,  YouTube, or Twitter. ...
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