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50 Uncanny Illustrations

From Bold Mutilation Art to Maggot-Infested Collages

— August 31, 2010 — Art & Design
Whether you understand it or not, abstract art can't help but be appreciated for what it is. Each artist has moved away from realism and instead, gets extremely creative with these 50 uncanny illustrations.

From violent vintage cartoons to bone-chilling illustrations, these art pieces will get you thinking outside of the box.

Implications - The mass adoption of computer-based photo manipulation and illustration programs has revolutionized the digital art niche. These applications let amateurs and professionals alike dabble in tech-savvy artistic techniques, which inspired a wave of hyperreal and surreal masterpieces. Companies can capitalize on this burgeoning art form by infusing digital art into ad campaigns, branding identities and other marketing material.
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Surrealist Cranium Paintings
Surrealist Cranium Paintings
Artist Mark Alsweiler Draws Inspiration from Different Cultures
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Tooth Decaying Portraits
Tooth Decaying Portraits
Artist Daniel Albrigo Makes Dentures a Classical Art Form
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Super Surreal Absract Art
Super Surreal Absract Art
Kristine Harper Follows in the Footsteps of Monet
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Imaginative Abstract Art
Imaginative Abstract Art
Artist Pearl C. Hsiung Creates Surrealist Images
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Glam Mole Portraits
Glam Mole Portraits
Bev Hogue Makes Old Glam With Blue and Beauty Marks
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Surreal Folk Art
Surreal Folk Art
Megan Campbell Gives New Life to a Tired Genre
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Trippy Avian Art
Trippy Avian Art
The 'Floater 1' Collection by Planet Patrol is Slightly Surreal
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Spooky Surreal Animations
Spooky Surreal Animations
The 'Salad Fingers' Video Dishes a Disturbing Experience
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New Age Psychedelia
New Age Psychedelia
Surreal Imagery From Marcroy Smith
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Eerily Surreal Drawings
Eerily Surreal Drawings
Devin McGrath Gives You a Creepy Look at His Reality
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Head-Splitting Illustrations
Head-Splitting Illustrations
Vesna Pesic's Bizarre SOMA Magazine Art
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Melterrific Artwork
Melterrific Artwork
Let These Eric Thomas Bostrom Illustrations Thaw Your Imagination
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Blue Skin Portraits
Blue Skin Portraits
Bev Hogue's ‘Blue or Nothing' Pop Surrealism Exhibit
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Maggot-Infested Collages
Maggot-Infested Collages
Dutch Artist Chantal Rens Creates Bizarre Works of Art
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Surreal Clip-Art Collages
Surreal Clip-Art Collages
Brian Cronin's Illustrations are Imaginatively Witty
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Surreal Graphic Branding
Surreal Graphic Branding
Kristian Russell Uses Neon Colors & Trippy Details to Attract Gen Y
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Psychedelic Surreal Images
Psychedelic Surreal Images
David Benjamin Sherry has a Wild and Contorted Imagination
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Surrealist Collages
Surrealist Collages
These 'Oddities' by Lou Beach are Weirdly Fanstastical
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Trippy Pop Culture Mash-Ups
Trippy Pop Culture Mash-Ups
The Surreal Illustrations of Mat Maitland
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Mysterious Mixed Media Art
Mysterious Mixed Media Art
Yuta Onoda Creates Whimsical Anime-Inspired Illustrations
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Psychedelic Digital Collages
Psychedelic Digital Collages
'CitizenOfThePlanet' by Martin Denker
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Fantastical Surrealist Artwork
Fantastical Surrealist Artwork
Esao Andrews Brings Dreams and Fantasies to Life
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Inked-Out Collages
Inked-Out Collages
Enter the Psychedelic World of Artist Anika Lori
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Savage Illustrations
Savage Illustrations
Artist Scarecrowoven is All About Gore and Guts
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Bone-Chilling Illustrations
Bone-Chilling Illustrations
Artist Victor Castillo Knows How to Give You Goosebumps
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Violent Vintage Cartoons
Violent Vintage Cartoons
Artist Raul Gonzalez Illustrates a Gory Sense of Humor
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Scarytale Cover Illustrations
Scarytale Cover Illustrations
Gojin Ishihara Makes Creepy Children Book Covers
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Scenic Surrealist Art
Scenic Surrealist Art
Marco Escobedo Creates Powerful Imaginary Worlds With His Art
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Surreal Collages
Surreal Collages
The Ever-Mutating Art of Gustavo Ortiz
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New Surrealism
New Surrealism
Neo-Gothic Romanticism Gives Way to Bold Vivid Fantasies
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Meme Surrealism
Meme Surrealism
Jeremiah Palecek Explores the World of 'WTF' Imagery
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Creepy Candy Illustrations
Creepy Candy Illustrations
Tom Bagshaw's 'Yokai Dreams' Draws on Surreal Imagination
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Surreal Autumn Paintings
Surreal Autumn Paintings
Leonid Afremov Paints Beautiful Urban Cityscapes
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Color Cloud Paintings
Color Cloud Paintings
Joshua Petker Creates Beautiful and Sullen Art
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Cutesy Pop Surrealism
Cutesy Pop Surrealism
Tado's Artwork is Stealthily Subversive
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Surreal Tropical Paintings
Surreal Tropical Paintings
Abbey McCulloch's 'Cabin Fever' is Inspired by Retro Flight Attendants
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Splattered Surrealism
Splattered Surrealism
Check out the Dark and Edgy Artwork of Lora Zombie
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Cyborg-Esque Illustrations
Cyborg-Esque Illustrations
Yu Cheng Hong Creates a Surreal Universe
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Disintegrating Illustrations
Disintegrating Illustrations
Sam Weber Draws Dark, Moody and Surreal Images
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Disturbing Nightmare Art
Disturbing Nightmare Art
Natalie Anne Howard Imagines a Dark, Surreal World
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Pop Art Surrealism
Pop Art Surrealism
Alexander Lyamkin's Artwork is a Picasso-esque Fantasy
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Cartoon Surrealism
Cartoon Surrealism
Todd Schorr Explores the Dark and Twisted Side of Art
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Bold Mutilation Art
Bold Mutilation Art
Artist Sylvia Ji Will Blow Your Mind With These Illustrations
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Intricately Grotesque Sketches
Intricately Grotesque Sketches
Artist Mark Riddick Knows How to Get Your Skin Crawling
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Anatomical X-Ray Art
Anatomical X-Ray Art
Amazing Drawings Based on the Human Body
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Surrealist Sketch Portraits
Surrealist Sketch Portraits
Iain Macarthur Portraits Transforms Ordinary into Extraordinary
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Futuristic Surrealism
Futuristic Surrealism
Otherworldly Portraits of Thirteen Queens by Alex & Felix
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Disturbing Surreal Drawings
Disturbing Surreal Drawings
Yen Wei Illustrations Turn Reality on Its Head
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Unearthly Illustrations
Unearthly Illustrations
Artist Eric Fortune Creates Whimsical Imagery
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Sultry Mutilation Art
Sultry Mutilation Art
Brian Viveros Creates Vivid Imagery Through Illustrations
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