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Video Game Alphabet

Artist, animator, and avid gamer  pooled his hobbies together to create this video game obsessed animation which has started to trend on Vimeo

The animation goes through the ABC’s of video games in a beautiful collage of popular gaming icons and characters. Did your favorite game make the list? How many can you recognize? 

 

Thanks Evan Seitz!

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/10/29/video-game-alphabet/

Artist Jason Edmiston is devoting his next showcase entirely to paintings of the eyes of famous fictional characters, some of which are easy to pin down, while others are a little trickier.

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Austin, Texas’ collectible boutique Mondo has made itself the destination for a rarefied kind of geeky art and accessories, like Gremlins-themed knit sweaters and the Cannibal Holocaust soundtrack on vinyl. While Mondo is most famous for the limited edition posters that sell out in seconds after their availability is announced on Twitter, the gallery has since expanded into fine art and has been home to solo showcases from illustrators and designers, as well as themed group shows inspired by Batman and Disney.

But Mondo’s upcoming “Eyes Without A Face” show, featuring the work of artist Jason Edmiston, doesn’t have a theme so much as a set of parameters. It’ll consist of around 150 paintings of distinctive eyes, belonging to famous pop culture figures. “I’d say 75% are movies — that’s the most visually interesting — but I’ve got television, video games, people in the news, cartoons, comic books, and toys,” Edmiston told BuzzFeed News in a phone interview. The paintings all have the same 3:1 aspect ratio — inspired by a glimpse of Edmiston’s own eyes in a rear-view mirror– and they’re also all to scale. “I’ve got tiny characters that are a half-inch wide all the way up to a seven-and-a-half foot wide painting. It’s quite a range,” he said.

“Eyes Without A Face,” which will run at Mondo from Mar. 13 through Apr. 4, was born in part out of Edmiston’s desire to create a show of original artwork that would be more accessible to people who don’t have several thousand dollars to drop on one painting. But he’s also created a test of people’s pop culture knowledge: None of the works in Edmiston’s “portrait experiment” will be identified by the character or by the property they’re from. And while most should be familiar, there are a few that might prove tricky. “I think that’s a big part of the fun of the show,” the artist said.

The images below are of paintings that will appear in “Eyes Without A Face,” the first 11 of which are exclusive to BuzzFeed News.

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Need some help? Here’s the answer key:

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Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/alisonwillmore/can-you-identify-these-15-famous-pop-culture-characters-by-j

Patrick Stewart, Arnie, Beetlejuice. They’re all there!

1. NYC artist John McGregor (or Brother Brian) makes pixel animations from old video games.

This Artist Turns Movie Characters Into 8-Bit Gifs Of Themselves

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2. He also has a series of Gifs that transform TV and film stars into their video game counterparts.

Here’s a few:

3. Jean-Luc Picard / Patrick Stewart

This Artist Turns Movie Characters Into 8-Bit Gifs Of Themselves

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4. The Terminator / Arnold Schwarzenegger

This Artist Turns Movie Characters Into 8-Bit Gifs Of Themselves

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5. Mad Max / Mel Gibson

This Artist Turns Movie Characters Into 8-Bit Gifs Of Themselves

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6. Bill & Ted / Keanu Reeves & Alex Winter

This Artist Turns Movie Characters Into 8-Bit Gifs Of Themselves

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7. Beetlejuice / Michael Keaton

This Artist Turns Movie Characters Into 8-Bit Gifs Of Themselves

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8. Jaws

This Artist Turns Movie Characters Into 8-Bit Gifs Of Themselves

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9. Batman & The Joker / Michael Keaton & Jack Nicholson

This Artist Turns Movie Characters Into 8-Bit Gifs Of Themselves

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10. And George Foreman

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Check out more of John's work on his blog.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/bradesposito/this-artist-turns-movie-characters-into-8-bit-gifs-of-themse

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Remember when we were young and thought our favorite pop culture characters lived charmed lives?

Artist and illustrator Ben Chen is here to ruin that illusion. Chen’s drawings, done in the style of children’s book sketches, twist fairy tales and video games into something much darker.

Using muted colors and dark lines, Chen shows us what really happens when Alice meets the White Rabbit and Cinderella takes a pumpkin carriage.

Chen just might give you a whole new outlook on storybook living once the lights go out.

The reality of Dumbo’s time in the circus.

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Aliens meet Snoopy.

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Alice got a little hungry while wandering.

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This hunter just rid us of our cartoon rodent infestation.

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Cinderella never planned for a Jack-O-Lantern carriage.

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Humpty Dumpty explores his edgy side.

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Bears eat fish, no exceptions.

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Mario wasn’t invited to this tale.

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A slight retelling of Scarecrow’s story.

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Lightning McQueen gets stuck on the tracks.

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Kermit should have stayed in Hollywood.

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Mario battles Alien.

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Hello Kitty narrowly escapes death.

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Jiminy Cricket has given his last advice.

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Peter Pan exacts revenge on his nemesis.

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Pinocchio returns to his roots.

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A hungry hawk spots a Bunny.

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“Their tops are made out of rubber, their bottoms are made out of springs.”

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The White Rabbit didn’t run fast enough.

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This is a new flavor of sushi.

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H/T: Sploid, Photos Courtesy: Ben Chen

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/envision/sinister-fairy-tales-ruin-childhood-photos/758172/

Aelita Andre

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Growing up, it was normal if you were a little kid who really loved playing video games or with Barbie dolls.

However, not every child grows up with the same passions.

As a matter of fact, some kids would be bored within five minutes of playing Mario Party. Some kids would rather sing, sell chocolate chip cookies or even create masterful works of art, like little Aelita Andre.

The 7-year-old Melbourne-based artist has been painting since she was just 9 months old. As a matter of fact, Aelita held her own solo art exhibition when she was just 2 years old. By the time she was 5, she was already selling out art shows. Pretty impressive, huh?

According to APlus, Aelita is now recognized as the youngest painter in the world.

Check out the photos below for a closer look.

Meet Aelita Andre, a 7-year-old painter who’s been creating masterful works of art since she was just 9 months old.

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The Melbourne-based artist, who is currently recognized as the world’s youngest painter, held her first solo exhibition at the young age of 2.

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If you can’t tell by her most recent works, she’s been doing this for quite some time.

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As a matter of fact, Aelita held her first sold-out art show at the age of 5.

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Her latest collection of paintings is called Soundpaintings: Oracle of Space. During her exhibition, she will play a series of painted violins. She’s multitalented!

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In each of her pieces, Aelita uses bright, vibrant colors in the form of acrylic paint, and she sometimes uses other props to add a unique flare to each piece.

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Her paint-splattering technique has been compared to Jackson Pollock’s.

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“Is Aelita Andre the next Jackson Pollock? Or tomorrow’s Damien Hirst?” – Noah Horowitz, New York Times.

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The only thing cooler than looking at her paintings is watching the 7-year-old in action.

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/envision/7-year-old-girl-paintings/862321/

It’s not just the superheroes who wear the masks.

Marvel cover artist Mr. Garcin, who is known for his stunning collages, wears a face mask when he is in public. The mysterious artist has crafted covers for The Amazing Spiderman, Daredevil and Iron Man.

As part of his appearance at London Comic-Con 2014, Garcin created a time-lapse video with camera manufacturer Autographer to show how he creates his work.

“I really wanted to share with my fans how exactly it’s done. […] I really enjoyed the challenge, actually. My work normally takes days or weeks to complete, but to make the video work, I had to do it in hours,” Garcin told Mashable.

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More of Garcin’s work can be found on his official Facebook page.