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This Innovative Artist Paints Eye-Opening Creations On Tiny Canvases

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“Makeup can be so much more than meets the eye,” Tal Peleg writes, and she means that quite literally. Plenty of makeup artists can deftly wing out black eyeliner with a flick of the wrist, but turning eyelids into canvases for miniature paintings requires a pretty unique skillset. Instead of hosting smokey eyes and cut […]

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11 Times Accidental Art Was Better Than Anything That Anyone Could Plan

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If you know any artists, or if you’re one yourself, you know how much time and effort typically goes into creating a piece. Whether it’s a portrait, a mural, or even a work of street art, hours of planning and painstaking effort go into bringing these visions to life. But sometimes, “accidental” works of art […]

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This Artist’s Work Speaks Volumes About What It’s Like To Live With Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that interferes with someone’s ability to think clearly, manage emotions, make decisions, and relate to others. It is a complex condition that affects about 1 percent of Americans, but no matter how much we learn about the disorder, it’s impossible to know what sufferers endure on a day-to-day basis. […]

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This Coloring Book Was Designed By Someone Who Had His Eyes Closed The Entire Time

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A new trend in books has taken the world by storm, and it’s not what you would expect. No, it’s not another series like Harry Potter or The Hunger Games — it’s something much more elementary. Welcome to the wonderful world of adult coloring books. And one take on the trend has opened quite a […]

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This Artist’s Tiny Cityscapes Prove That It Really Is A Small World

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City skylines look stunning from far away, but when we’re ripped away from this gorgeous sense of removal and thrown into the fray, those views give way to gritty street corners and gum-covered sidewalks. That being said, there’s something transformative about urban photography. Instead of capturing inspiring panoramas of postcard-worthy cityscapes from afar, these creators […]

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We All Made Sand Art As Kids, But What This Guy Does Is On Another Level

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Was I the only one who slayed the sand-art game back in the day? Probably not. I remember my mom and dad covering the kitchen table and letting me have at it as a kid, at which point I proceeded to fill hollow stars and ponies with sand in every color under the sun. Were […]

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This Artist Creates Realistic, Emotive Sculptures With Felt, Nylon, And Wire

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Over the course of her illustrious career, artist Lisa Lichtenfels has perfectly illustrated what it means to work with boundless scope. After graduating from the Philadelphia College of Art, she scored every budding artist’s dream gig of working as an apprentice animator with Disney. While working with some of the best creators in the business, […]

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Body Marbling Is The Newest Body Art Trend, And You Have To See It In Action

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We’ve seen plenty of incredible body art here on ViralNova, but this new trend is in a league of its own. And if you’re into nail art, you’ve probably seen one iteration of it before. The technique goes by the name of body marbling, and it took the festival scene by storm earlier this year. […]

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He Channelled Tim Burton’s Creepiness To Recreate Characters We All Know And Love

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When it comes to developing signature styles, most artists start by standing on the shoulders of proverbial giants. When artistic signatures are born, they’re shaped by the influence of creators past before they become giants themselves, at which point the cycle begins again. And that’s what makes Los Angeles-based artist Andrew Tarusov’s signature style — […]

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All This Artist Needs To Transform An Entire Room Is A Roll Of Tape And Some Paper

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It’s one thing to display your artwork in a gallery. It’s another thing entirely to incorporate that space into your work. And that’s multi-disciplinary artist Damien Gilley‘s specialty. Instead of inhabiting space, his work transforms it. By strategically placing sheets of contact paper and strips of tape on gallery walls, Gilley gives viewers the opportunity […]

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Drawing With Water Might Sound Odd, But These Works Of Art Are Incredible

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If you’re an artist, you know how to trust the process. While your friends may look at an unfinished piece and see haphazard lines, you see the bare bones of a new masterpiece. When they see paint splatters, you see colorful suggestions of the final product. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); But what if you and […]

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This Collection Turns Images Of Everyday Objects Into Fascinating Collages

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); Something fascinating happens when you put two things next to each other that otherwise exist on different planes. And that’s exactly what makes artist Stephen McMennamy’s work so great. By combining images into thought-provoking compositions, he gives new life to everyday objects. Donuts and bulldozers suddenly feel interesting and new when […]

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This Artist’s Take On Wooden Picture Frames Is Anything But Ordinary

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For artist Darryl Cox, thinking outside the box is a process that’s as literal as it is figurative. Through the creation of his Fusion Frames, he blurs the line between what’s organic and what’s manipulated by merging traditional frames with branches and roots collected from the forests of central Oregon. By defying expectations, Cox participates […]

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With Some Help From His Kids, This Artist Brings Childhood Nightmares To Life

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All kids fear things that go bump in the night. That being said, visions of killer clowns, monsters under the bed, and creatures in the closet don’t fade as we get older, even if we say they do. We all know the feeling of our hair standing on end when we descend into dark basements […]

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This Artist Sculpts Eerily Realistic Dolls…And He Does It From The Inside Out

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When it comes to creating lifelike portraits and sculptures, knowledge of anatomy is important. It’s not enough to draw or mold what you see on the surface. In order to create exact likenesses, you have to know what people look like underneath it all — and you have to dig all the way to the […]

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By Putting Glasses On The Floor, They Proved A Hilarious Point About Modern Art

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My dad took me and my grandmother on a day trip to New York City a few years back, and while we were there, we decided to pop into the Guggenheim Museum to see what was happening in the art scene. Since my dad and I are artists ourselves, you can imagine our confusion when […]

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You Throw These Out Every Day, But She Gives Them New Life As Beautiful Art

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When it comes to drinking tea, there’s nothing more satisfying than getting that nasty little tea bag out of your mug and into the garbage can. Even though they steep into something that we all love, the little packets are less than appealing when they become saturated messes. But artist Ruby Silvious could not agree […]

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Looking For Some Fresh New Art? This Guy’s Work Will Make a Mint.

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Since he started making art at the age of five, Mexican artist Cristiam Ramos has been fascinated by using non-traditional materials to create his portraits and landscapes, including candy and old cans. Today, the 34-year-old artist now lives in Orlando, Florida, and is best known for his celebrity portraits, and has created strikingly detailed images of pop […]

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