Pandemic Inspires Artist to Turn Artificial Fingernails Into Stunning Works of Art

A young Vietnamese nail art expert who had to close down his business during the pandemic, used the time off to develop a stunning new kind of artificial fingernail art.

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Le Dai Phat is recognized as one of the most talented nail artists in Ho Chi Minh City, and looking at his stunning hand-painted designs it’s easy to see why. From celebrity portraits to religion and Vietnamese culture-inspired designs, the 28-year-old artisan can create some truly impressive wearable artworks. But it was a new style he developed while quarantined at home because of Covid that really got people talking about him. Using up to 10 lined-up artificial fingernails, Phat is able to paint entire stories in the greatest of detail.

The Vietnamese artisan has been doing fingernail art for the past four years, and has even opened up his own nail art academy to teach aspiring artists his secrets. But it was only two months ago, when pandemic restrictions were put in place in Ho Chi Minh, and his salon had to close, that he discovered a new fingernail art style.

Le Dai Phat always considered himself a visual storyteller, and the quarantine gave him the time to take that side of him to a new level, using the same artificial fingernails he loved to work with. By aligning 5-10 large nails, he was able to paint beautiful artworks inspired by classic fairytales like The Little Match Girl, or original designs inspired by superheroes or films like Pirates of the Caribbean.












































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/pandemic-inspires-artist-to-turn-artificial-fingernails-into-stunning-works-of-art/

This Artist Uses Her Face As A Canvas

According to Lana van den Heuvel, a makeup artist and photographer: “Ever since I was a kid, I have loved makeup and face painting. It took a pandemic actually to start doing it myself. On average, I spend between 60 and 90 minutes per look, and I find it very therapeutic. It gives me a chance to not think about everything that is going on and clear my mind.

I mainly use water-based paint, but sometimes I change things up and use makeup and glitter. People always ask me whether my skin doesn’t feel dry or if my skin doesn’t react to the many paintings I do; it does not. Make sure to moisturize and not wear the paintings for too long at a time.

I hope you enjoy them, please let me know what you think!”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/this-artist-uses-use-her-face-as-a-canvas/

Artist Cosplays As Well-Known Characters, Celebrities And Paintings

Olga Tolstunova is passionate about her work as an art critic. So much so that she goes an extra mile to grab the attention of her readers.

What she does is very smart: she recreates the paintings and popular characters by dressing up and recreating a photo of the painting or a picture at hand, and then writes up a text about the art piece and gives neat facts about that particular work of art or the artist.

She admits that for her critique, the text is of primary importance, and the recreations are just eye candy. In any case, her recreations help in refreshing the memory of famous works and interesting characters and spark interest about the artworks that a simple text just can’t achieve alone. Who knew that having some fun would be so beneficial for art critique?

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/artist-cosplays-as-well-known-characters-celebrities-and-paintings/

In Love To Nature And The Sea, This Artist Upcycles Old Surfboards And Create Art On Them

According to an artist: “My name is Claire Marie. I am a full-time surfboard artist based in Western Australia.

Why is my work different? – I take old surfboards that have had their time out in the ocean and are destined for the landfill, and I create pieces of art from them. The boards are custom hand-painted pieces, and these are up-cycled second-hand surfboards, sealed for display only!

It’s the small details in the artwork that makes each commissioned surfboard unique and personal! They can evoke memories of a certain place and have a special meaning with the recipient. The surfboard itself holds its own memories from the time it has spent out in the waves. So by commissioning an up-cycled surfboard, you are not only saving these boards and giving them a second life, but you are enabling these memories to live on!

Each board has a small handwritten note on the back, which gives a little insight into the story of the board and the artwork.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/in-love-to-nature-and-the-sea-this-artist-upcycles-old-surfboards-and-create-art-on-them/

British Artist Justin Bateman Creates Intricate Art Using Pebbles

Art can be created from all kinds of things like food and everyday objects. This British artist named Justin Bateman, however, uses fragments of nature to create his masterpieces.

Specifically pebbles, rocks, and stones. He creates temporary mosaics of people’s portraits, animals, famous paintings, and statues. The artist calls it ‘land art.’ Justin enjoys this type of art because it’s temporary and unmovable. It’s much more valuable this way.

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“The first creations were in Portsmouth, the UK on the beach. It was an old workshop I ran with my students as an art lecturer, but my friend and I decided we would have a go at the project ourselves. I was only visiting England for a few months and soon I returned to Bali, Indonesia,” Justin told Bored Panda.

“In Indonesia I continued to improve my process, working very long hours, often through the night with a night lamp. My Airbnb hosted by Ketut was by the river, so I could listen to the frogs sing and river flow whilst making work. Now I live in Chiang Mai, Thailand and the people here are wonderful.”

“At first it was hard to destroy the work when I had spent so many hours creating it. But the impermanence aspect of the site-specific work is important to me. I can make permanent pieces, but most of the work is not meant to last. It is ephemeral, like the seasons. I prefer the natural environment to remain natural, so I remove any indication of my presence when I leave the site and disperse the stones.”

“Now it is second nature. It would seem odd to keep my artwork! I work in forests, on beaches and even in car parks! In Bangkok, I used a railway line, where there was an abundance of stones. I thoroughly enjoy each stage of the process, finding pebbles, planning the subject, locating the environment, making the art, photographing the outcome, and responding to my audience.”

“It can be a lonely pursuit. I have been very lucky to have the support of wonderful friends and family whilst exploring Asia and making new work. My work’s scale ranges from 1m² to 10m², can take between a few days and a few weeks, and requires absolute focus to complete. Sometimes it is like a meditation, at other times it can feel stressful! It depends on how well the stones are behaving, haha.”




















SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/british-artist-justin-bateman-creates-intricate-art-using-pebbles/

“Wipe Away Your Bad Vibes”: Surreal Digital Manipulations by Alessandro Malossi

One could say photo manipulations are illusions created by heavy photo editing techniques. It is an art where ordinary photos are transformed into something alluring, surreal, and totally out of the box. Italian digital artist Alessandro Malossi does just that: his works range from making actual tattoos to mixing his surreal art style with elements of fashion.

His works have been featured by brands like Calvin Klein, Nike, Trussardi, Hogan, etc. The artist has even held some exhibitions for his art and has been interviewed by various Italian magazines.

“I started making art since I was a child, by vocation. I always thought that we should always try to find inspiration where inspiration doesn’t seem to be and we are not afraid to create something unusual,” the artist told Bored Panda.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/05/wipe-away-your-bad-vibes-surreal-digital-manipulations-by-alessandro-malossi/

This Artist Uses Makeup To Create Art On Her Face

According to Sarina Nexie: “Art is traditionally thought of as something drawn or painted on a canvas, on paper, or even on walls. For a lot of people, art is more abstract than that. The community of makeup lovers turning to use their faces as a canvas is growing by the day, and I myself joined that community three years ago. Hi, I’m Sarina. And I paint stuff on my face.

It might seem wasteful to spend hours doing makeup on your face, painting something you’re proud of only to wash it off minutes later. To me, however, it’s therapeutic, and it’s an art form that has inspired me more than anything.

For me, it’s something that has helped me express myself as an individual. And last year, I used makeup to come out as bisexual – which was something I never thought I could ever do. The community and art drove me to be true to myself, and I am forever grateful for having found this path in life.

I hope you enjoy my art as much as I enjoy making it!”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/this-artist-uses-makeup-to-create-art-on-her-face/

“The Hunter”: Superb Character and Concept Artworks of Andrei Riabovitchev

Andrei was born in 1968 in Aphseronsk, South Russia. He moved to Moscow to study engineering then found his way into the animation industry. He had always loved art as a youngster and has been working as an artist ever since! Andrei has worked his way through all the different stages involved in making an animation film.

His work as Character Designer can be seen in ‘Prince Vladimir’ and ‘Quest for a Heart’. In 2008, Andrei moved to the UK and began working in the film and VFX industry. Here he has worked on many interesting projects as a Senior Concept Artist, including: ‘Aladdin’, ‘Wrath of the Titans’, ‘X-Men First Class’,’ Wolfman’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ Parts 1 & 2. He is currently working as a freelance artist!

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/the-hunter-superb-character-and-concept-artworks-of-andrei-riabovitchev/

Artist Turns Discarded Trash Into Beautiful Landscapes That Match The Scenery

It wouldn’t be a surprise to hear that the topics of sustainability and the environment have been quite prominent in the media during the last couple of years. Most of us are aware of the excess pollution in nature caused by humankind and the kind of effect it has on the plants, animals, nature, and the planet overall.

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One could say that this probably happens due to the fact that we still can’t grasp the reality of the situation we are facing as well as the consequences that come with our actions, especially when it comes to the pollution that is only growing with the increasing population. However, there are always people who are willing to go the extra mile to bring awareness to important issues.

A good example of bringing awareness to the situation can be seen by the eco-artist Mariah Reading. Mariah combines her love of nature with her natural artistic talent to create beautiful landscape paintings that match the surrounding scenery. Instead of buying supplies for her art, she recycles the garbage that was left behind by visitors in the parks she frequently visits as she turns said garbage into her own canvas. Most of the time, her work may involve using the item as it is or combining a few different things that could provide a bigger surface to paint on.
























































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/artist-turns-discarded-trash-into-beautiful-landscapes-that-match-the-scenery/

Artist Transforms Famous Paintings Into Realistic 3D Furry Artworks

Furry Lisa (Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci)

Classical art has been an inspiration for many artists who try to constantly bring the artworks back to life with an original spin. Turkish art director and illustrator Murat Yıldırım imagined how famous paintings would look if they were made of fur and as a result, six of the world’s greatest art masterpieces got a hairy makeover in the “Furry Artworks” series by this Istanbul-based creative.

“I had not produced reproductions before. I wanted to try something that hadn’t been done before, and that’s why I developed this technique,” Yıldırım told Bored Panda.

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Furry Night (The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh)

Among the classical paintings that were transformed into recognizable furry abstractions are Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer, Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh, The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí, The Scream by Edvard Munch, and Impression, Sunrise by Claude Monet. Although these artworks are digital renderings, they look so real and oddly satisfying that you just want to reach out and stroke the thick fur.

Furry Girl with a Pearl Earring (Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer)

“It has long been common to reproduce the world’s most famous paintings by imitation. In this abstract idea, I used furs as a creative tool to move world-famous paintings forward. With this effect, I combined the colors of all pictures in an innovative and vibrant way. I have been impressed by classical paintings since my childhood. However, since modern art has become digital, I have turned all this into my favorite 3D artwork,” the artist introduced the project on Behance.

The Furry Persistence of Memory (The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí)

The Furry Artworks series has been at the top of Behance’s special selection for 3 months. Behance founder Scott Belsky awarded the Furry Artworks series with the title of “the most innovative reproduction technique of 2020.” Belsky was so impressed with Yıldırım’s creativity that he became a proud owner of one of the artworks, Furry Lisa.

Furry Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise by Claude Monet)

“Have long believed that creativity is the world’s greatest recycling program, and these wild (and furry) abstract imitations we featured on Behance by Turkey-based Murat Yildirim are an awesome example of how everything is a riff on everything, and today’s ‘remix generation’ isn’t as new as we think,” Scott Belsky wrote on his Instagram.

Furry Scream (The Scream by Edvard Munch)

These fluffy works have been auctioned off on SuperRare, a digital art marketplace where people can bid on NFT (Non-Fungible Token) art using cryptocurrency, and each piece has been sold.

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/artist-transforms-famous-paintings-into-realistic-3d-furry-artworks/