Artist Shows Us What Famous Characters Would Look Like In Real Life

Cartoon characters are far from being realistic and most of us can’t even imagine what they would look like if they existed in real life. That’s when artists come to the rescue and show us what famous characters would be like if they were more human.

Hossein Diba went beyond just drawing these characters in 2D, this artist makes full characters using 3D software and the result speaks for itself. The 3D models are full of tiny details and hard work, perfectly transforming the cartoon characters we all know and love.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/artist-shows-us-what-famous-characters-would-look-like-in-real-life/

Realistic 3D Drawings By This Japanese Artist Look Like Optical Illusions

As of recently, people on the internet have laid their eyes on yet another artist. This time we’d like for you to see the works of an 18-year-old Japanese artist named Keito (慧人).

What makes his works unique is the fact that the young artist has a very steady hand that lets him create realistic (or should we say overly realistic?) drawings that might have you looking twice. His pencil drawings are giving people a hard time trying to discern the artwork from actual objects.

However, what we know for sure is that Keito’s 3D drawing technique is capable of surprising even those who thought they had seen it all.

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Keito is only 18 years old but is already known for creating amazing hyper-realistic 3D drawings of everyday objects such as cans, food items, keys, and even things like rhinestones. His works could easily be mistaken for optical illusions as they are incredibly realistic and accurate when compared to their real-life counterparts.

The Japanese artist is quite fond of using colored graphite pencils and sometimes even Copic markers. When observing closely one can easily tell that Keito uses the same technique to create his work, photographing each 2D drawing from specific angles, creating the illusion that they’re 3D.

While many of Keito’s mind-boggling illustrations appear to leap from their pages towards the viewer, others appear to recess inwards through the table and down towards an unknown abyss. Taking all of that into consideration we can confidently say that the talented artist can illustrate pretty much anything to make it look as though it’s come to life.


























SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/realistic-3d-drawings-by-this-japanese-artist-look-like-optical-illusions/

Sculpture Artist Makes Incredible Realistic Busts of Movie Villains

Joop Bongaerts has created a host of amazing lifelike figures from Blockbuster hits including Planet of the Apes, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. The artist has been working on re-creating characters and creatures into life like statues for the past two years and has set up his own business, Joop Bongaerts Creations.

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The self taught artist describes the five step process it takes to bring these figures to life, with some pieces taking more than a month of full time work to complete.

Joop, from the Netherlands, said: “Some characters take a lot of time to get right due to the complexity of the design or because you have to make a likeness, that alone can sometimes take up to about 120 hours. It is a five step process to create these busts, which starts with sculpting the basic shapes of the character or design.”

Joop said: “I try my best to create the character or design in front of me as realistic as possible. Starting with the basic shapes, then refining the anatomy and skinfolds to finally detailing the skin with textures, then I move on to moulding.”

After sculpting and moulding, Joop then moves on to casting.

He explains: “Casting is the more technical side of the process. With the casting I decide what the material and look of the final bust will be, I for example use silicone for creating a realistic looking material for the skin. I will pour and slush through the mould for several layers to get the right thickness. After this I pour resin and rigid foam behind the flexible skin to make sure the bust is strong and will keep the shape of the original sculpture.”

Next, Joop is ready to paint his creation.

He said: “Once the cast is removed from the mould I can start painting the skin. With different washes and tones I try to achieve the complex pigment of real skin and if the character has hair I need to punch all of these hair into the skin individually.”

After a long and detailed process, the final steps include inserting the resin eyes and denture, making the clothing, styling the hair and overall final detailing. Joop is private about the cost of his creations, as they differ in price due to size and artistic complexity, but he did say that the bare materials cost hundreds of pounds per piece.

He said: “The costs of these busts are dependent on the character.

“Mostly it depends on size, the bigger the character the more material is needed, but also complexity is important. If I have to add all kinds of armour for example that means making lots of individual moulds for these parts, again creating more material costs. So it is hard to say exactly but it goes into the hundreds at the bare least.”

Joop has an exciting future ahead of him and hopes to try and work on more realistic art.

He said: “I am very interested in the larger than life realistic art. Nothing is more difficult than recreating the human face, so seems like the logical and most exciting next step for me.”










































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/sculpture-artist-makes-incredible-realistic-busts-of-movie-villains/

Japanese Artist Creates the Most Amazing Wood Sculptures You’ll Ever See

A Japanese woodworker has developed a “three-dimensional wood inlay” technique that allows him to create exceptional artworks that require no coloring whatsoever.

From intricate carpets carved right into wood flooring, to whimsical furniture that looks warped and cracked, we’ve feature some awesome wood art over the years, but I think it’s safe to say that the creations of Japanese woodworker Toru Fukuda are on a whole other level than anything we’ve ever showed you before. The young craftsman garnered attention recently for his latest work, a simple wooden board with droplets of water on it. Only that water is actually wood that only looks like water. And that’s just one of the incredible creations Fukuda has produced, some of which look too good to be true.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/japanese-artist-creates-the-most-amazing-wood-sculptures-youll-ever-see/

Ukrainian Artist Creates the Most Realistic-Looking Ball-Jointed Dolls

Anastasia, a talented artist from the Ukraine, creates ball-jointed dolls so realistic-looking that you’d be forgiven for mistaking them for real, live girls.

The artist, who goes by “Elsyn” on Instagram, spends a lot of time making sure that every little detail on her amazing dolls is perfect. From the color of their skin, to the nails on their delicate fingers or the contour of their eyes and lips, they look nothing like the dolls you usually see on toy store shelves. But then again, these are not toys. For collectors, they are almost like living beings, and most of the people who get them end up naming them and making customs clothes for them as well.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/05/ukrainian-artist-creates-the-most-realistic-looking-ball-jointed-dolls/

Hyper-Realistic Animal Pencil Drawings By Helen Violet

As much as it’s hard to believe, these incredibly detailed realistic pet portraits are not photographs but in fact hand-drawn pencil drawings.

This art style is called hyperrealism and as you’ve probably seen it at first glance, it resembles a cute photograph of a pet but after you take a closer look and focus on details, you realize that it’s actually a very realistic drawing in black and white. Hyperrealism requires an incredible amount of work, skill, and patience but we can totally say the result is definitely worth all of this!

Helen Violet is a Canadian artist, based in Toronto, and as of recently, she has been working with hyper-realistic sculptures and making drawings with mostly just a single pencil. From a young age, Helen has been studying Fine Arts and mastering her skill in realism through various mediums.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/hyper-realistic-animal-pencil-drawings-by-helen-violet/

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/

Artist Repaints Dolls In A More Realistic Way

Dolls are a beloved toy out there and most kids love to play with them, although sometimes, people take their fondness for dolls into adulthood and never grow out of them. It is quite trendy today to recreate dolls and repaint their faces to make them look more detailed and realistic, and that is exactly what Spanish artist José Francisco Cerezo Roldan does.

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José removes the makeup that doll companies put on and paints his beautiful version. He enjoys creating celebrities and characters from TV shows, books, and movies. The artist makes the dolls look more like human beings and less like big-eyed cartoons with unrealistic proportions.

The artist usually turns the dolls into celebrities or well-known characters from pop culture, movies, and TV shows. He seems to really enjoy pop stars, especially Britney Spears and Beyonce, since we see a lot of dolls resembling them on his page. There are also a lot of renditions of Khaleesi, a character from Game of Thrones. The most popular one is Anne Hathaway’s character White Queen in Alice in Wonderland. José does a really good job at capturing the likeness of people and it’s usually pretty easy to recognize who it is.

If you’re wondering, ‘why bother repainting dolls at all?’ There’s a simple answer: The mass-produced dolls that we see in the shop are usually very plain and have completely unrealistic features. So doll artists have taken it upon themselves to create dolls with more detail and realism. There is a lot that goes into remaking dolls. Some even thread new hair for them, make clothes, even sculpt brand new bodies. There are many videos and tutorials on how to remake dolls. Some people find it relaxing to watch the process. So it’s also a pretty relaxing hobby to have. Most of these artists sell the revamped dolls and make a living off of it.


























SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/artist-repaints-dolls-in-a-more-realistic-way/

Artist Draws Extremely Realistic Drawings Using Only A Pencil

No one’s born knowing how to draw. It takes some time before childish scribbles take shape and turn into simplistic drawings that resemble something that is recognizable. Same goes with hyper-realistic drawings, which take exponentially more time to learn than just simple stick figures. It takes thousands of hours of hard work and patience.

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Rafael Konishi from São Paulo, Brazil, is one of those few people that has dedicated their time learning just that. And the result is so realistic, it even puts photos to shame, since taking photos doesn’t require putting in that much work. But the fruits of this bitter labor are undeniable, as they’re appreciated and enjoyed by thousands of people, and they’re recognized as real art (pun intended).

Here’s what the artist had to say about his journey in the arts: “I have been drawing since I was a child, but I drew a lot of manga. I met realistic drawing in 2013, but I really improved myself in 2017. Since then, I have been trying to improve myself in this art that I love so much.” In return for his love for realistic art, his works are loved just as much, and his 5.9k followers on Instagram are proof of it.







































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/artist-draws-extremely-realistic-drawings-using-only-a-pencil/

Artist Makes Semi-Realistic Fanarts Of Pop-Culture Characters

Pancham From “Detective Pikachu”

Fanart is art based on a character, a fantasy, an item, or a notorious work, made by fans of the franchise. This type of art does not necessarily consist of living characters, such as celebrities, as it can be a work of visual media, characters from comics, video games, films, etc.

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Arcanine From “Detective Pikachu”

Stephen Molyneaux is a professional UK-based artist and has received several awards for his work. He is currently a conceptual artist who works on character development for the film industry, but before that, he was working in the games industry as a 3D character artist before moving into film VFX. As of now, Molyneaux’s portfolio mainly consists of professional film work and personal work, but the artist likes working on his own original work more, since it allows him to explore ideas of different styles and mediums.

Eevee From “Detective Pikachu”

Stephen’s specialization is working with highly realized characters and creatures, many of which can be seen in popular films such as Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, Shazam, and Dora And The Lost City Of Gold.

Emolga From “Detective Pikachu”

Winnie-The-Pooh

Brutus And Nero From “The Rescuers”

Dumbo

Swiper From “Dora And The Lost City Of Gold”

Aipom From “Detective Pikachu”

Flareon From “Detective Pikachu”

Boots The Monkey From “Dora And The Lost City Of Gold”

Psyduck From “Detective Pikachu”

Squirtle From “Detective Pikachu”

Uncle Waldo From “The Aristocats”

Pidgeot From “Detective Pikachu”

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/artist-makes-semi-realistic-fanarts-of-pop-culture-characters/