Category Archives: innovative

The Craftys Awards 2015

The Craftys Awards 2015, celebrate the best in crafts and D.I.Y across the U.S. Hosted by Mark Montano.

If you like to create your own DIY or Crafts now is the last day to enter the Craftys Awards for your chance at winning cash and prizes. To enter go to: TheCraftys.com.

If you would like to view and vote on the DIY/Craft nominees go to: TheCraftys.com so you can login and vote on your favorites.

Amazing Illustrations Created by Juan Casini

Graphic Designer & Illustrator Juan Casini of Buenos Aires, Argentina creates fun and unique cartoon style illustrations. Each illustration he creates is vibrant in beautiful colors. The illustrations he created below are from an app/game project he worked on called, “Skymath.” What is Skymath? “Skymath is an educational app for the iPad developed by Circumventure Learning USA. A self-directed digital learning tool based on math game exercises while the kids travel across magical floating islands.”-description from juancasini.com
According to Juan Casini’s website the Skymath app will be available soon in the app store.
Images below from: Juan Casini “Skymath” project on BehanceJuan Casini Skymath

Juan Casini Skymath Illustrations

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Juan Casini Skymath game illustrations
To check out some more of his fantastic work check out his website: http://www.juancasini.com/

Innovative Artist

Innovative Artist Willard Wigan creates micro-sculptures. His microscopic art is small, but very intricate in design. Each piece fits inside the eye of a needle or on head of a pin. Some of his sculptures are so small that they can only be seen with a microscope. It is amazing to see his micro-sculptures- check out the video below the pictures to see how he creates these beautiful microscopic art pieces that will shock and amaze you!
Images from: Willard-Wigan.com

Earth microscopic sculpture by Willard Wigan

Peter Pan Micro-sculpture by Willard WiganTango micro-sculpture by Willard Wigan

The Fairytale microscopic sculpture by Willard Wigan

https://embed-ssl.ted.com/talks/willard_wigan_hold_your_breath_for_micro_sculpture.html

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Animation Of The Month July 2014

Found this fantastic, creative  animated short film called, “Silent” created by Academy Award® winning Moonbot Studios (http://moonbotstudios.com). Presented by Dolby.The sound was created by Oscar® nominated sound designer Steve Boeddeker (http://www.skysound.com/bio/steve_boe…). -It celebrates how storytellers, inventors, and technology work together to create cinema magic.

Artist of the Month April 2014

Altered books sculptures by Susan Hoerth Image

Susan Hoerth is an artist  that enjoys collecting antique books and giving them a 3D pop-up book effect by artistically altering the books. This pop-up book style makes it appear as if the books stories are leaping right out of the pages. Gives new meaning to bringing a story to life.

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If you would like to create your own altered popup book- check out Susan’s website: Abandon Attic on her website she gives you step-by-step instructions on how to create your very own 3D Altered book. Have fun! If you would like to purchase some of Susan’s work here is a link to her Etsy shop: “The Abandon Attic” (Raiders Of The Lost Art) All images (above) from: http://abandonattic.blogspot.com/

  Video from: Susan Hoerth’s Youtube Channel

Artist Of The Month October 2013

Ray Villafane is an artist that specializes in sculpting. He is famously know for sculpting 3D pumpkin carvings. The detail on each pumpkin he sculpts is incredibly intricate and looks lifelike. He also does other forms of sculpting such as sand sculpting- to check out more of his wonderful sculptures check out: http://villafanestudios.com/gallery/ Happy Halloween!

Ray Villafane Artist

Ray Villafane Pumpkin Sculpture Collage
Ray Villafane Pumpkin Sculptures Collage
Ray Villafane Pumpkin Sculptures

Comic Book Collage Art

Comic Book Collage Art By Mike Alcantara
Mike Alcantara is a collage artist that uses comics to make many creative collages. On Mike Alcantara’s deviantart.com profile says, “All work is made with comics only no paint or marker.” He is truly remarkable for taking the time to create these colorful collages are innovative and a pleasure to view the intricate details that go into each piece. It really makes you wonder how long does each collage take to make. Below are a few of Mike Alcantara Comic Collages

Some info above from: http://mikealcantara.deviantart.com/

Superman comic book collage by mike alcantara
Superman Comic Book Collage By Mike Alcantara
Wonder Woman Comic Book Collage By Mike Alcantara
Mike Alcantara comics collages
Silver Surfer Comic Book Collage By Mike Alcantara
Thanos-Avengers Comic Book Collage by Mike Alcantara
To View more of Mike Alcantaras’ collages & art work check out the links below:

Facebook-www.facebook.com/comiccollageart

Deviantart- http://mikealcantara.deviantart.com/

Innovative 3D Art

Innovative, Interactive, 3Dimensional art!
There are a total of Eighty-three oil paintings that were on show for about a month at the Magic Art Special Exhibition in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou.
Organizers said the paintings are basically two dimensional. They’ve been painted creatively in a special 3D style, with some parts going out of frame and others with painted shadows to create the effect of an extra dimension. Twenty South Korean artists have spent more than four months working on these special paintings.-(info from: NTDTV on YouTube.com)

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3d art collage
3 dimensional interactive art

To see some more of the innovative 3d interactive art from the art gallery in China check out: RocketNews24.com

Artist Of The Month August 2013

Carl Jara is a sculptor that uses sand as his medium to create innovative 3-Dimensional works of art. Carl Jara is a World Champion Sand Sculptor. To find out more about Carl Jara visit his website: http://www.artcleveland.com/personal.html and to view more of his sand sculptures check out his flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/graindamaged/

Sand Sculptor Carl Jara

Carl Jara Sand Sculptor

Artist of the Month July 2013

Pete Fecteau Rubik's Cube Art

Pete Fecteau is an artist that works in various mediums but the one medium that caught my eye was the artwork he creates using rubik’s cubes. The way he uses rubik’s cubes to create intricate works of art is wonderful and innovative. To find out more about Pete Fecteau go to- http://petefecteau.com/about/
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