Articles by Odette Carrasquedo

Art

Talent artist imagines how Pokémon would look if they were real

A very talented artist from Japan, Totoまめ is the artist who brings us this fantastic fanart. With a more realistic touch on the everyone's well-known Pocket Monsters, making some of them more adorable and some others more terrifying. After their appearance on the 3D world with Pokemon Go, this just doesn't seem so farfetched anymore. How confident would you feel playing 'Who's That Pokemon' with drawings this realistic? To see more of his work you can visit his website, otaku mode, and the rest of his Pokémon gallery   ...
Creativity

This photographer captures the unconventional beauty of the dark side

 Рина Драгунова (Rina Dragunova)  is a photographer from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. The compositions featured in front of her camera are very unusual. A subtle dance between the fantastical and the macabre, her pictures are gloomy, eerie, disturbing and provocative, but beautiful nontheless. To enjoy more of her work you can follow her on Facebook, or visit 500px.            ...
Creativity

Body painter creates amazing visual effects that won’t let you sleep at night

The Amazing JIRO is a Japanese face and bodypaint artist that can pretty much turn any face in the stuff of nightmares. This man has the gift of taking something innocent such as doll eyes or a ribbon and present it in an extremely disturbing way - not everyone's cup of tea. With only painting can achieve great detail on visual effects. If you dare to be amazed and slightly terrified with more of his work, follow him on Instagram. Beware, there are things you can't unsee! ...
Creativity

A whole community battles the heat with crochet

Marina Fernández Ramos is the Spanish artisan who created the project "Tejiendo La Calle" ( Knitting/crocheting the street). The project included a citizen intervention with volunteers from the community of Valverde de la Vera, a little town in Spain. They reused plastic from shopping bags, recycling them into crochet parasols (sunshades) hanging them all over the streets to fight the extreme heat of this last summer. This project just earned an award  for Design and citizen participation from the Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño ( Iberoamerican Bienal of Design) ...
Creativity

Fashion designer creates authentic, historically-inspired outfits

Angela Clayton is a self-taught designer/seamstress from Long Island NY. She fell in love with historical fashion and will walk you taught the painstaking process of creating accurate garments from scratch, including the whole "learning from your errors" parts. Finding the right fabric, the design, creating/adapting the pattern, adding details like beading, embroidery, complementary hats or headdresses. Enjoy the detailed creative process or just admire the final results following on her website, Instagram, YouTube,  Wordpress, Tumblr or Pinterest. ...
Creativity

Furniture built out of cardboard and folded like origami

In the words of the founder and CEO of Chairigami, Zach Rotholz, is ready to "save the world, one cardboard chair at the time".  Yes, everyone's first reaction may include some very valid suspicions and mistrust. Cardboard furniture? Believe it or not, these cardboard designs are designed to endure everyday use, taking care of your pocket, and your carbon footprint. They are built with a corrugated triple ply that makes them sturdy enough that they won't fold under your weight.  ...
Creativity

These handmade snow globes are not not what you’d expect

These snow globes are not your generic typical silent and peaceful holiday white variety.  Hiroyasu Ike (AKA Bastard Prince) presents different scenarios with some well-known and some obscure fanart references, reaching for inspiration from video games, movies, and books. Curious and accurate details set the scene for a beautiful, and sometimes slightly macabre little piece of art. To see more of his fantastic work follow him on DeviantArt, or visit his eBay store to get your own. ...
Creativity

This beautiful pictures will immerse you in the magic of the forest

Julie is a French photographer who enjoys the little simple pleasures that life offers. Because of this, she likes walking barefoot and staying in contact with nature. Her pictures are the evidence of the captured fragments of her personal universe. To enjoy more of the magic she captures through her lenses,  visit her DeviantArt, Tumblr, or get your own print on her Etsy. ...
Creativity

This artist is drawing top female characters as Disney princesses

Mei Yu is a skillful artist who draws cartoons, illustration art and creates step-by-step tutorials. She accepts suggestions and challenges and constantly tries to fulfill them all. She may never be able to get around to doing all of them, but at the very least, she makes sure to feature the more popular requests - drawing people, food, pets, celebs, chibis, kawaii stuff, gender-bending characters, drawing upon and mixing different styles and fandoms. Mei Yu does it all to please her many followers. You can see more of her work on her website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or watch the magic happen on her YouTube channel and maybe learn a thing or two.  ...
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. ...
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