These dolls were formerly failed replicas of celebrities until Noel Cruz, a Filipino artist who is based in California, repaints them. He not only improves the makeup and facial contours, but also the skin tone, hair color and accessories. So intricately detailed that they look naturally lifelike! A perfect miniature reproduction of its wax figure, or better?
His repaints are one of a kind, which means no two doll are exactly alike even if its a replica of one celebrity. For example, this Bella Swan doll:
It's amazing how anyone can make a hobby out of applying nail polish. You may call it vanity, but for me it's another form of art. Colette, the author of My Simple Little Pleasures have drawn special attention for sharing her creative imagination in achieving professional-looking nail art.
What's more interesting about it is that anyone can do it! No special talent in art needed!
It all looks very simple but not everyone has the most imagination to make art. Nevertheless, it tells us how random art can be.
Check out more of her designs here: http://mysimplelittlepleasures.blogspot.com
and her tutorials here: http://www.youtube.com/user/SimpleLittlePleasues
all photos are from her blog.
Alexa Meade is so awesome I've never seen anything like her art. I am in awe of its uniqueness and her creative power. If painting imitates reality, her photos imitates the impression of painting. She transforms a 3D space and subject into a 2-dimensional canvas.
Comics is always the lighter visual literary, though it is more explicit in its strength and freedom. Since the use of online publishing through blogging, online comics crawled its way to a more accessible form of entertainment, self-expression and art. Around 5 years or more, I've collected a few url's that I regularly check for inspiration and entertainment. The top 3 on the list have have earned a tattoo in my butt for inspiring me in my daily grind. lol.
QuestionableContent - started in 2003 and until now it's still rolling! I've seen the transformation of Jeph Jacques' drawing style. I regret Faye and Marten didn't became a 'thing' but Dora was just perfect for him although they've split up. I think Pintsize was the inspiration to the Android icon and Hannelore will always be my inspiration.
Natalie Dee - stick illustrations and anecdotes of life. Natalie Dee can be sarcastic and funny. Her comic stories are random references from her own life. She and husband Drew Dee created another webcomic called Marriedtothesea.
The Oatmeal - created by Matthew Inman in 2009, the sole author and illustrator of The Oatmeal is a home based artist and entrepreneur. It has gained much popularity because of it's mockery to social trend, technology and while most people can relate to topics about what we always rant about life.
xkcd - stick figures like Natalie Dee's but not as colorful. It's doodles and statements of love and life.
Another list of 20 best webcomics can be found here.
There are a thousand unique song interpretations out there. Some are just unforgettable and quite popular.
Who actually started the 'lying' music video? The most recent one is perhaps Adele's 'Chasing Pavement'.
But Oren Lavie's 'Her Morning Elegance' is better way done
For me, Gorillaz popularized the cartoons concept. But the 'Stylo' video is the post-cartoon era of Gorillaz. I believe this is their coolest video.
Some more electronic musicians decided their videos in animated cartoons too
Gigi D'Agostino's 'Bla Bla Bla'
and Jason Forrest' 'War Photographer'
And speaking of entertaining animations, I think Blur's Coffee and TV is unforgettable from the 90s
How about entertainment + humor? Ok Go's 'Here It Goes Again' is on the benchmark
And Dave Grohl is such a LOL! is he really a funny guy? I like him better than Jim Carrey here --- Foo Fighter's 'Learn to Fly'
And of course they have 'Big Me' which makes me quite bias on Foo Fighters just because I like Dave Grohl =D
Moving on to ballads, I just found a counterpart of Tom Jones' 'Delilah'. I wish somebody made a video interpretation of it similar to Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue's 'Where the wild roses grow'
It's like I'm watching a short film about the song's lyrics. I like literal interpretations.
My first impression of Bat for Lashes' 'What a Girl to do' is boring. But if you give it a chance and watch it intently until the song is finished, you'd see it isn't easy to make the other wierd bikers to appear and hide at the back of the vocalist. Bat For Lashes - Whats a Girl To Do
Sia's 'Breathe Me' video was one of those which uses still animation. I didn't really expected it to be less dramatic than the song itself. But it's definitely cool.
Underwater or yet submerged subjects is I guess not an easy video to make. My thumbs up are on Tool and Massive Attack for digging the challenge.
submerged in the watery womb, I mean.
I hope you enjoyed my list. There are definitely more cool videos from Bjork, Moby, Prodigy and more. I even bow my head to Enigma's Return to Innocence. You can also check out Smashing Magazine's 29 Brilliant Music Videos here.