Category: Cute

Art

Artist breathes new life into found objects by placing them in unrelated drawings

Have you ever found yourself seeing or regarding something as an entirely different, and much bigger, thing? Neuroscience PhD student and artist Desirée De León most certainly has, and her online project "100 Days of Tiny Things" sprang right out of an instance in which she gave life to a found object by treating it in a way that only someone with artistic inclinations would. “I remember noticing the disembodied head on the coins,” she says, “and I impulsively drew a speech bubble coming out of the coin’s mouth.” De León's series is a collection of minuscule objects that she has put a spin on and, thus, given a new existence to by situating them in drawings that point to an entirely different context. One work features a real orange segment that took on the image of the sun after De León drew a tree and giraffes beside it. Another work shows a dried flower heading in the direction of a drawing of dinosaurs, suggesting that it was the asteroid that killed the creatures....
Art

Artist uses fastfood paper bags to send a message to viewers

Don't we all like it when artists are witty enough to use their craft to send a message? In his project Notice-Forest (What Victory Tastes Like) in 2012, Okinawa-born artist Yuken Teruya sent quite a message using mainly fast-food paper bags. This New York-based artist started this Notice-Forest movement in 2005. On his website, he explained: "In my Notice-Forest series, a tree stands inside either paper bags or shopping bags. While it seems like the bag is holding the fragile tree inside, the bag actually combines with the tension of the tree to hold the bag up. It is a microcosm of the initial tree’s strength. The trees are “portraits,” with each referencing a specific, existing tree from a photograph." It's noticeable how Teruya uses commonplace materials to make his art relatable. His intention is to remind his viewers to slow down from their busy lives to experience and appreciate even the little things. This artist has a lot of other interesting works on his...
Art

Ali Harrison makes amazing hand-cut paper art

Ali Harrison is the founder of Light & Paper and the success of her art has an interesting back story. On her website, Ali shared how one fateful day in December when, in search of a unique Christmas gift, she decided to try a new craft. Using a borrowed box cutter and her kitchen cutting board, Ali created her first papercutting. After falling in love with cutting paper, she armed herself with a sharper blade and an actual cutting mat, and Light & Paper was born. At first, all Light & Paper items were hand-cut originals - but when it was near impossible to keep up with orders, Ali decided to begin lasercutting her designs. This success brought her to opening an online store and a physical shop in Toronto, Canada. Ali never considered herself as the artsy one. In fact, she admits being 100% self/internet-taught. To see more of her works, visit her website, Facebook, and Instagram. ...
Cute

Do you want to learn how to draw a pineapple in just 20 seconds?

Sometimes, things do not have to be as complicated. When drawing or sketching, there are a lot of ways to keep things easy and simple. This is especially useful if you are just a beginner who wants to get hands into drawing (or art, in general). So if you are one of these people, take note of this post. Beano posted another "Quick Draw" tutorial, where you can find a video as well as step-by-step images of how to draw a pineapple. It's the most straightforward kind of instruction you can ever find online today. If you want, you can check out some of their other tutorials and posts in the "Quick Draw" category. Everybody starts from the easiest exercises. Soon enough, you'll be a pro artist capable of the most complicated sketches and subjects. By that time, you won't have to follow any tutorials at all. Check out some of Beano's step-by-step photos below. ...
Art

Los Angeles-based artist creates inspiring and chic art from nothing but rope and metal fragments

For most of us, art requires a lot of fancy materials and resources. If we were given nothing more than rope, pieces of tiny metal fragments, and some watercolor, we'll probably stare at it and do nothing much. But for L.A.-based artist Cindy Zell, this is not the case. Given these items, she is able to create not just art, but magic in its rarest form. Zell is gaining a nice following because of her sophisticated taste and hands-down raw talent. Her sculptures are "material-driven" and have been decorating Los Angeles recently. She tends to lean towards pastel-washed and light-hued pieces, which reminds us that delicate isn't always weak. It can give us the balance that we all need, especially is such a fast-paced and competitive world. Minimalists and art lovers, in general, will love her work. Find out more about her by following her on Instagram. Her current exhibition is entitled "ROPETITION" and is on display in San Francisco, CA right now until March 7th.  ...
Art

Japanese illustrator Maori Sakai perfectly captures happiness in her artwork

Born and raised in Japan, Maori Sakai has never seen herself doing anything other than creating interestingly cute, whimsical art. After attending Kuwasawa Design School in Tokyo for three years, she went on to work for a production company for another three years and is currently producing charming illustrations and lively GIFs for magazines and art websites as a freelance. Thoka Maer, Olivia Hynh, and Jen Mann are just a few of her favorite artists. She also mentions Studio Ghibli and Walt Disney, two of the greatest animation companies of all time, as her childhood heroes. When asked where she gets her inspiration, she tells Giphy she’s inspired by life. And it’s pretty evident in her work which, according to her, in essence, is capturing “my feelings and all the daydreaming.” With her unbelievable attention to detail and adorable portrayal of stories evolving coffee, people, and cats, her stories perfectly tell the subtle innocence in genuine happiness....
Books

Artist gives life to stories through cute illustrations

Home is Homeless by Hava Nissimov, Poems for Amalia by Dafna Ben Zvi, and Wings by Gogo and Sunshine are just some of the books that illustrator Ofra Amit made artwork for. While she mostly works side by side with these books' authors, there are occasions she has to work alone - especially for classic literature. One example of this is The Gift of the Magi where the author, O. Henry, has already passed away. This Tel Aviv-based artist studied Architecture but eventually graduated in Visual Communication in Wizo Academy of Design in Haifa, Israel. She worked as an animator for a while before becoming an illustrator. She mainly uses acrylic on paper or board. She currently teaches illustration and once in a while lectures about her work in design schools. For more information about this artist, visit her website and Facebook. Some of her works are available for sale on Etsy.  ...
Art

This baker makes cakes that you just couldn’t bear to slice

Emma Jayne Morris, 46, is a British cake designer based in Aberdare, South Wales who creates amazing life-like, animal-shaped cakes. Although she has made a lot of other designs, her dog-shaped works became the most popular because of its insanely realistic appearance. Emma runs a cake design business and would usually get unusual requests from clients like cakes in the shape of a bag, shirt, vinyl record player, house, yacht, hotdog sandwich, and shoes, among others. Emma uses vanilla sponge and fondant icing to create these adorable designs. She makes her dog-shaped cake based on photographs of actual dogs. The most challenging part for her is sculpting the sponge to its complicated shape but once she starts decorating and adding details, the process becomes fun for her. Emma started baking 6 years ago and since then, the passion has grown for making even more incredible ones in the future. For more of this artist's works, visit her website and Facebook page. ...
Art

Graphic artist makes stunning stationery using mainly watercolor

Yvette Lising is a freelance visual artist based in Manila. She graduated with a degree in Fine Arts with a major in Advertising. At a young age, drawing and painting portraits became just a few of her favorite past times. Yvette is not the first artist in the family, as her dad is a photographer, among other relatives, who are also in the creative field. While they easily served as her influence growing up, it's interesting to know that she also draws inspiration from video games, movies, and everyday adventures. Today, Yvette is busy juggling between freelance jobs as a graphic artist for local businesses and her recently-launched illustrated stationery business TypeScratch. TypeScratch creates notebooks and planners, wedding essentials, social stationery, and stamps out of handmade painting and patterns. Some of her latest favorite designs to make are cats, botanical, and sushi. She uses mainly gouache and watercolor to draw and paint. Aside from her...
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   ...
Art

‘Cats in the Mail’ has you sending postcards with cat stamps to Belgium

Cats have not only taken over the Internet, but they're about to invade your mail, too! Olivier Verhellen recently began, Cats in the Mail, a postcard project in which he gives people going abroad some fake stamps and glue. The stamps feature photos of the artist's four cats. The traveler then mails the stamp back to Olivier on a tourist postcard. Initially, Olivier was the sole recipient, but now his wife and daughter have joined in. A fun little project that I think has potential to go viral. Check out some of the stamps below and if you'd like to participate head on over to Tumblr for instructions. ...
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

Amazingly detailed stamp-inspired sculptures featuring adorable birds

Diana Beltran Herrera is out with a crafty little series combining adorable birds and stamps! The Colombia-based artist has long held a fascination of birds and that has culminated into a creative collection of stamp-inspired sculptures fashioned out of paper. The details in the birds are incredible, to say the least! Just look at the feathers! Herrera says, "I always felt inspired by postage stamps as they are little windows of the world, specifically those that contain birds which are often traveling around the word." Check out some of the works below and find more on her Instagram and Facebook. ...
Art

Clever graphic designer imagines daily objects in a “pop” world full of candies

Perhaps one of the most imaginative and clever graphic designers today, Paul Fuentes gives another offering of his signature colorful and humorous collections of photos. He focuses on turning daily life items into something more interesting, clever, and funny by twisting certain elements with candies. Wouldn't it be fun to live in a candy world? This isn't his first rodeo, either. Previously, he worked on projects which involved junk food, healthy food, ice cream, a lot of projects involving animals and bizarre characters, and many others. Anybody who is looking for designs that are definitely out of the ordinary will appreciate his work. In addition to his graphic design and mashups, he also is a great lettering artist and a digital photographer. You can catch more of this Mexico City-based artist as he stages daily objects into colorful and surreal mashups on Instagram, Facebook, Behance, and LinkedIn. ...
Art

Collaboration proves that hand-painted mail gives a more personal touch to getting holiday cards

Wouldn't it be amazing to go back to the time when everything was made by hand? Handwritten and sealed letters say so much more about a person's emotion and sentimentality than a text message or an email. Fortunately, we are here to know that all of this old school style isn't completely lost. Lucy Halcomb is a Brooklyn-based artist who specializes in hand-painting her crafts. Her latest projects include customized, hand-painted mail in the form of greeting cards. She sent this to her friend, Nimrat Brar, who happens to be an art director. But instead of simply saying thanks and appreciating the cards, Nimrat returned the favor and "realized" some of the mail. She even responded with a hand-painted letter of her own. Below are some of these hand-painted mail from the collaborators - but you can also check out Lucy's Instagram account for more of her amazing art. ...
Art

Kickstarter campaign for first ever spice pen lets you decorate food and drinks easily like a pro

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched for the first ever "spice pen". Aptly named Cinnibird, the pen will let home cooks and even children play around with food decorating. It can be used for dishes, desserts, coffee, and any other things that you can think of - only your imagination will set its limits. Food presentation has become more and more important over the past few years, even in low-end eateries and cafes. This pen makes it easy enough for untrained and non-professional people to try and decorate their own food. Simply fill the pen with material or spice of your choice, and press the button to use and start drawing. Cinnibird can also help make meals more fun and enticing for families with little kids. It is the first of its kind in the market today. From cocoa powder to cinnamon, you can enjoy this tool by donating to the Kickstarter campaign. The team behind it promises the earliest models by March 2017. The minds behind the spice pen are Balazs Oltvai, Reka O....
Creativity

Sky Villages imagines the possibility of humans dwelling in the sky

The SPARK Brooklyn Children’s Museum is home to some creative installations for children. The latest addition to the Museum is an interactive one, called Sky Villages, designed by James Paulius. The play center is comprised of stackable house-like units. The thoughtfully-designed and colorful installation set amongst plumes of white clouds is meant to educate children about the planet’s evolving population. Paulius writes, "Sky Villages presents the possibility to dwell in the sky in modular architecture that can be added or removed as populations increase or decrease." The concept underlying this wood-fabricated piece is quite imaginative! Check it out below and find more on his portfolio site and Instagram. ...
Animation

Yoda, Pinocchio and Shrek on your child’s plate?

Like any mother, Lelah Mohamedi would do anything to make her child happy. Her 4 year old son inspired the food artist to make this collection of creative, healthy plates. She needs between 20-40 minutes to make a cartoon character that no child would dislike. Mohamedi has already 65.000 followers on Instagram and her work can also be follow on  Facebook. ...
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

Popular artist draws Pokemon wearing costumes of other Pokemon

An artist who goes by the screen name It's Birdy has made drawings worth taking a second look at. These sketches go back to 2013, but since we are all pretty much in a huge Pokemon craze these days, it won't hurt to see these nice little pieces of art. The concept is simple - it's Pokemon dressed as other Pokemon. It's as if you're going to attend a cosplay event if you were a Pokemon going with other Pokemon. Is it too much Pokemon? That would be a judgment call. After all, most of us can't get enough Pokemon.  In the following images, you'll see baby (unevolved) Pokemon dressed up as their older (evolved) selves, i.e. Bulbasaur dressed as Venosaur, Squirtle dressed as Blastoise, and so on. It's a shame there aren't more of these pictures in the circulation these days. Fans would surely love to have them on apparel while playing Pokemon GO! See more of It's Birdy's works on Instagram or on this slideshow. ...
Creativity

Stuffed anglerfish combines several materials and turns inside out

Innovation extends to stuffed animals with Rachel Ciavarella new creations. The artist and designer created Morris, a stuffed anglerfish that can be turned inside out. The reversible fish is part toy and part material explorations project combining several of them including felt, sateen, chiffon, faux sherpa, canvas, and fleece. The materials were used to create all of the features seen on the anglerfish from bones, fins, teeth, and even their innards. The fish was created originally as a personal project but popularity grew to the point Ciavarella was forced to start a Kickstarter campaign to fund mass production. Check it out! ...
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.          ...
Creativity

Transparent, edible cakes will bring out the cat-lover in you

Glass that you can eat? Weird, but we say, "Yes, please!" A dessert shop in Hokoto, Japan called the Kinseiken Seika Company became insanely popular when it was discovered that they made crystalline mizu Shingen mochi, a completely transparent edible cake. Yeah! The gelatinous rice cake is made up of mineral water and agar. It's so delicate that it will only stand solid at room temperature for 30 minutes. The recipe was taken by Twitter [email protected], who modified the recipe to give a more feline shape to the cakes. Check it out below! ...
Art

Adorable handmade animal characters created with fabulous felt

We've seen everyday objects represented with felt before but Cat Rabbit takes it to the next level with animals. The Melbourne-based textile artist creates everything from baby lambs to rabbits. Each piece is made by hand and is spot on. Her Etsy page is full of her felt creations and when she's not busy creating fabulous felt fabrications, Rabbit is busy working on illustrations for children’s storybooks featuring her felt characters. The stories are called Soft Stories and are made in collaboration with Rabbit's friend  Isobel Knowles. Check out some of the felt animals below and find more on her Instagram and Tumblr. ...
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.  ...
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

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. ...
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