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About my life...the movie Inception pretty much sums it up.
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With bathroom breaks, naps, walks in the park, etc. Anything a pet would do basically.
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Neon Military Muses
Neon Military Muses
Andre De Freitas Renders Powerful Women with Tron-like Glow
There is no shortage of ways in which Andre De Freitas can grip people with his artwork, and in his new series entitled ‘Reapers,’ he once again accomplishes that task. Familiar are the... MORE
Ancient Asian Avenger Art
Ancient Asian Avenger Art
Alex Mitchell Re-Imagines Marvel Superheroes as Samurai Anime Characters
It’s difficult to welcome new superhero fan art considering its proliferation on the Internet in recent years, but in the case of these Alex Mitchell renderings, I gladly accept it with open arms.... MORE
Realistic Avian App Renderings
Realistic Avian App Renderings
Sam Spratt Illustrates Lifelike Versions of Angry Birds Characters
If you’re familiar with the works of Sam Spratt, you’ll know he is a master of rendering stylized yet realistic digital images that are redefining modern painting. Taking a break from... MORE
Aquatic Superhero Art
Aquatic Superhero Art
Michael Schwartz Illustrates Comic Characters as Quirky Underwater Creatures
Superheroes have been re-imagined in myriad ways, resulting in some goofy characterizations, but I think these Michael Schwartz illustrations take the cake when it comes to making comic book... MORE
Muppet Horror Icon Mash-Ups
Muppet Horror Icon Mash-Ups
Isaac Bidwell Crosses Children's Characters with Chilling Monsters
It’s difficult to imagine the cast of Sesame Street as anything but harmless, that is unless you are Isaac Bidwell. Seen here are his various drawings of beloved muppet characters re-imagined into... MORE
Cropped Tentacle Monster Hoodies
Cropped Tentacle Monster Hoodies
The Cthulhu Cosplay Shrug Shirt is Both Humorous and Horrific
H.P. Lovecraft’s vision for Cthulhu was probably much more menacing than this Cthulhu Cosplay Shrug Shirt would have you believe. After all, the sweater’s adorable aesthetics don’t really... MORE
Watercolor Wonder Woman Portraits
Watercolor Wonder Woman Portraits
Mike Kretz Paints Superheroines as Dreamy and Elegant Figures
Watercolors as a medium often carry a passive and relaxing connotation, but illustrator Mike Kretz uses it to render the most dynamic and aggressive women around. Specifically, Kretz paints female... MORE
War Vehicle Wallpapers
War Vehicle Wallpapers
Scott Waters Paints Lifelike Transports over Ornate Flowery Backdrops
Juxtaposition is the name of the game of this Scott Waters painting series entitled ‘Domestic Violence.’ Using vintage wallpapers as canvases, Waters paints stunning realistic war vehicles that... MORE
Submerged Self-Portraits
Submerged Self-Portraits
'Glass Houses' by Kalliope Amorphous Uses Distortion Mirrors to Mesmerize
It’s unlikely that you’ll encounter more convincing photographs of models being submerged in water than ‘Glass Houses’ by Kalliope Amorphous. But it’s not only the realism of the... MORE
Comedic Retro Gaming Commentaries
Comedic Retro Gaming Commentaries
Game Grumps Features the Improvised Humor of Two YouTube Stars
Game Grumps, a YouTube web series starring popular Internet personalities JonTron and Egoraptor, recently amassed over 18 million video views and nearly 200,000 subscribers in their two months of... MORE
Coffee Container Lingerie Ads
Coffee Container Lingerie Ads
The 'Which Cup Size Are You?' Campaign Covertly Puts Bras on Women
There are few ads in existence as witty, interactive and memorable as this ‘Which Cup Size Are You?’ campaign for Blush Lingerie. Cooked up by the minds of glow berlin, a German... MORE
Superheroic Dunk Portraits
Superheroic Dunk Portraits
Pramod Koshy George Renders Marvel Characters as Highflying NBA Stars
The closest thing humans have to superpowers is world-class athleticism, but in these Pramod Koshy George illustrations, it is comic book characters that strive to replicate the antics of athletes.... MORE
Defecating Doggy Illuminators
Defecating Doggy Illuminators
The 'Good Boy' Lamp is Shaped Like a Pooping Canine
Normal product designs are no longer enough to sate consumer demand for individuality, but something tells me this ‘Good Boy’ lamp doesn’t have a problem convincing users of its uniqueness.... MORE
Comic Mutant Musical Ensembles
Comic Mutant Musical Ensembles
Jamie Roberts Illustrates Cast of X-Men as a Badass Rock Band
As if comic geeks everywhere didn’t find the cast of X-Men badass enough, illustrator Jamie Roberts recently rendered the ragtag crew of mutants as rock stars. It goes without saying that the... MORE
Calligraphic Fashion Illustrations
Calligraphic Fashion Illustrations
Jessica Durrant Paints Stylish Women Using Concise Brushstrokes
Many artists strive to convey as much information as possible using the least amount of details necessary, but few manage that task as effortlessly as Jessica Durrant. Seen here are myriad fashion... MORE
Game Console Cooking Devices
Game Console Cooking Devices
The NES Toaster Crisps Bread While Providing Nostalgia
Many people talk about cooking as though it’s a fun and enjoyable activity, but I think this NES Toaster is the closest anyone will ever get to making food preparation equatable to video gaming.... MORE
Enlightened Cartoon Character Toys
Enlightened Cartoon Character Toys
The Homer Buddha Figurine Casts the Lovable Dad as a Deity
The Simpsons prove yearly that cartoons are not only for children, and similarly, this new Homer Buddha figurine by Kidrobot demonstrates the same can be said of toys. Featuring the lovable... MORE
Cartoon Portrait Tweets
Cartoon Portrait Tweets
Gregory Wadsworth Illustrates Beloved Characters in Under 140 Letters
I’ve seen some ingenious tweets in my time, but Gregory Wadsworth manages to use Twitter in a way that’s both inspirational and mostly wordless. Seen here are various cartoon portraits he’s... MORE
Bloody Movie Character Paintings
Bloody Movie Character Paintings
Vlad Rodriguez Depicts Battered Stars from Iconic Films
Vlad Rodriguez isn’t interested in presenting Hollywood stars as they’d look on red carpets. Instead, the talented hyperrealist painter enjoys depicting famous actors at their low points,... MORE
Minimalist Superhero Masks
Minimalist Superhero Masks
Rafael Barletta Depicts Comic Characters' Faces with Basic Shapes
The demand for superhero content is still at an all-time high and graphic designer Rafael Barletta decided to try his hand at rendering the likes of Batman, Spider-Man, Superman and more using a... MORE
Sleeveless Coffee Cups
Sleeveless Coffee Cups
Salih Kucukaga Designs Beverage Holders that are Innately Heat Resistant
Coffee and tea lovers everywhere have been eternally grateful for the invention of cup sleeves, the corrugated cardboard slip-on that allows users to hold their beverages without burning their hands,... MORE
Minimalist Superhero Fight Depictions
Minimalist Superhero Fight Depictions
Eyal Rosenthal Renders Comic Scenes with Nearly No Detail
Many contemporary graphic designers have been experimenting with minimalism, but few have gone to the lengths that Eyal Rosenthal has gone. Seen here are myriad images from his series ‘Ultra... MORE
Midas Mouth Renderings
Midas Mouth Renderings
Gerrel Saunders Illustrates a Series Depicting Golden Lips and Teeth
There are few things in life as captivating as gold and the lips of a person you’re attracted to, and Gerrel Saunders knows that all too well. That’s why he has combined those two things to... MORE
Prismatic Horizon Photography
Prismatic Horizon Photography
Noval Nugraha Captures Rainbow-Hued Skies in Spellbinding Images
Browsing through these Noval Nugraha photographs, you’d expect them to be digitally manipulated or of some other world besides Earth. However, Nugraha, a Sydney-based photographer, simply has a... MORE
Vintage Superheroic Character Designs
Vintage Superheroic Character Designs
Adam Hughes Illustrates Females with Vargas-esque Aesthetics
When it comes to illustrations and character design, Adam Hughes is one of those artists who truly combines the best of old and new. A comic book illustrator by trade, Hughes often has to imagine... MORE
Mutated Skull Drawings
Mutated Skull Drawings
Clara Lieu Depicts Craniums with Multiple Jaws
Looking at these Clara Lieu drawings of seemingly mutated craniums, you’d expect them to have referenced real skulls that were genetically defective. The detail and anatomical accuracy is... MORE
Graffitied Vehicle Drawings
Graffitied Vehicle Drawings
Paul White Illustrates Trucks Marred with Street Art
Seeing graffiti mar vehicles like trucks and trailers isn’t an uncommon sight in urban cityscapes, but Paul White has recontextualized those sightings into a new and distinct brand of art. Seen... MORE
Chic Bug-Eyed Cartoons
Chic Bug-Eyed Cartoons
Jules Julien Illustrates Fashionable Characters with Huge Ocular Organs
Jules Julien is renowned for his ability to effortlessly transition between art styles, and in his latest works, titled ‘Powerpuff Eyes,’ he once again demonstrates his virtuosic skills. The... MORE
Feather-Covered Human Sculptures
Feather-Covered Human Sculptures
Lucy Glendinning Crafts Figures with Avian and Humanoid Qualities
You never truly appreciate something until it’s gone, and in the case of these Lucy Glendinning sculptures, that something is human skin. Glendinning’s is the master sculptress behind these... MORE
TV Apartment Floor Plans
TV Apartment Floor Plans
Inaki Aliste Lizarralde Illustrates Famous Fictional Living Spaces
Have you ever been so devoted to a TV show that you memorized the layout of the characters’ apartment? Inaki Aliste Lizarralde has, and he’s taken fandom to a whole new level by drawing the... MORE
Photoreal Pen Drawings
Photoreal Pen Drawings
Samuel Silva Manipulates Ballpoints into Mesmerizing Masterpieces
There have been some impressive photoreal portraits seen on the Internet that are rendered entirely with ballpoint pens, but Samuel Silva’s works are unique in that he incorporates what other... MORE
Furry Feet Warmers
Furry Feet Warmers
These Plush Halfling Slippers Let Users Pretend They're Hobbits
With the first of three ‘The Hobbit’ movies coming out this December, it’s time fans begin getting in a high fantasy mood, and they can do just that with these Plush Halfling Slippers. Users... MORE
Circular Comic Book Characters
Circular Comic Book Characters
Edzel Rubite Renders Superheroes as Ridiculously Round Figures
With the Internet being saturated with superhero artwork, illustrators must resort to presenting those beloved characters in abstract manners to garner attention, and that’s exactly what Edzel... MORE
Supervillain Silhouette Sketches
Supervillain Silhouette Sketches
Eduardo Cortes Trujillo Illustrates Batman's Toughest Enemies
There is no end for superhero love in sight, and illustrator Eduardo Cortes Trujillo demonstrates that with his latest series depicting badass Batman villains. Rather than rendering standard fan art... MORE
Caped Crusader Trilogy Tributes
Caped Crusader Trilogy Tributes
Illustrator Florey Renders Christoper Nolan's Batman Series
Christopher Nolan finally put the nail in the coffin to his Dark Knight trilogy, and illustrator Florey decided to commemorate the momentous event by rendering posters depicting characters from all... MORE
Comic Character Mugshots
Comic Character Mugshots
Andre De Freitas Illustrates Stoic Portraits of Superheroes
Andre De Freitas is an artist whom I truly admire as he regularly produces some of the most fun and visually stunning illustrations I’ve seen from current illustrators in the industry. Seen here... MORE

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Disney Superhero Doodles
Disney Superhero Doodles
James Silvani Recasts Comic Books with Mickey Mouse & Friends
If there’s a collection of characters as rich in personality and backstory as the ones found in the comic book universe, it has to be the memorable creations from the Disney corporation, and artist James… MORE
Taxicab Makeovers
Taxicab Makeovers
Nissan to Become the New Supplier for New York City Cabs
New York taxi cabs are getting a makeover and it seems Nissan’s design came out on top of its competition. The Nissan cab design (which is based on their line of NV200 minivans) recently won the New York… MORE
Animal-Shouldered Apparel Art
Animal-Shouldered Apparel Art
Jenny Liz Rome Renders Stunning Women Wearing Bestial Garments
The fashion stylings found in these Jenny Liz Rome drawings are the definition of “fierce.” Each stunning women in these pictures are dressed in ornate floral unitards that definitely require... MORE
Provocative Psychosis Photography
Provocative Psychosis Photography
Bagrad Badalian Depicts Contorted Models in Perplexing Scenes
Bagrad Badalian is known for still frames with models revealing plenty of skin, but he does this in a way that isn’t sexualized. Instead, his photography is highly provocative, while still highlighting… MORE
Dynamic Crosshatched Drawings
Dynamic Crosshatched Drawings
Andreas Preis Paints Using Criss-Crossed Imagery
I have always had trouble using crosshatch techniques effectively in my personal artwork, so to see Andreas Preis almost exclusively using crosshatching as a method for colorization and for defining value,… MORE
Feather-Covered Human Sculptures
Feather-Covered Human Sculptures
Lucy Glendinning Crafts Figures with Avian and Humanoid Qualities
You never truly appreciate something until it’s gone, and in the case of these Lucy Glendinning sculptures, that something is human skin. Glendinning’s is the master sculptress behind these... MORE
Grilled Beverage Rests
Grilled Beverage Rests
The Burger Coasters Will Prevent Water Rings in Delectable Style
I rarely use coasters, but when I do, I'd like them to be something along the lines of these Burger Coasters. Who wouldn't want a scrumptious and succulent burger to go along with their beverage of choice?… MORE
Broccoli-Colored Coastlines
Broccoli-Colored Coastlines
The Qingdao Beach Has Visitors Swimming in Algae
These Qingdao beach photos look as though the visitors are swimming in patches of lettuce. But don't be fooled. The green plant-like substance that's overtaken the waters is in reality algae that's worked… MORE
Angelic Digital Damsel Portraits
Angelic Digital Damsel Portraits
Bec Winnel Renders Women's Visages Under the Perfect Light
These heavenly female portraits by Bec Winnel demonstrate the importance of lighting in pictures. Every one of her beautiful renderings features high contrast lighting, which makes the whites especially… MORE
Meme Movie Posters
Meme Movie Posters
Stefan Van Zoggel Morphs Internet Jokes into Cinematic Promos
Though most Internet jokes are unlikely interesting enough to warrant a film adaptation, that hasn’t stopped Stefan Van Zoggel from creating these meme movie posters. Taking catchphrases and memorable… MORE
Contemporary Classical Artistry
Contemporary Classical Artistry
Takato Yamamoto Renders Modern Concepts in Traditional Style
Takato Yamamoto is an artist’s artist; he’s someone people within the profession greatly respect. It isn’t difficult to see why either as Yamamoto has adapted ancient Japanese woodcut aesthetics and contemporized… MORE
Celebrity Clown Portraits
Celebrity Clown Portraits
Francesco Lorenzetti Depicts Starts with Jester-Like Make-Up
Celebrities have been muses for artists since their existence, so not surprisingly, illustrator Francesco Lorenzetti used familiar famous faces in a series of portrait studies. Unlike others, however,... MORE
Insensitive Music Host Memes
Insensitive Music Host Memes
Inappropriate Radio DJ Plays Funny Songs After Giving Bad News
Howard Stern may be the reigning personality people think of when they hear “shock radio,” but with the arrival of this Inappropriate Radio DJ meme, Internet users may be associating a different face with… MORE
Metropolis Reverberation Depictions
Metropolis Reverberation Depictions
The 3M Wave Sound Video Lets You Experience Urban Soundscapes
If you're aren't too well-traveled, that shouldn't stop you from experiencing the sounds of the world's major metropolises, as this 3M Wave Sound has conveniently recorded all of them for you. Not only… MORE