Salt Lake City based pointillism artist Nicholas Baker, creates incredible, nature-inspired stippling artthat is composed of millions of tiny hand-drawn dots. Dot by dot, Baker drew incredible detailed picture with black ink pens only. Each monochrome drawing not only has an amazing amount of detail, but also completes with perfect tones of shadow and light. We all know it takes time to perfect a craft, however, the time needed to complete a drawing like one listed below probably still beyond your imagination. In one particular piece, Baker spent a tedious 160 hours stippling a portrait of an elephant, featuring wrinkled skin, a broken tusk, and encrusted crystal formations.
Baby animalis always one of the most popular topics on Designswan. We have featured many animal babies, such as baby cow, baby dog, baby chameleon, baby bunny, baby fox and more. No exception, all those babies are extremely cute. And today, we will show you some heart warming photos of baby donkey. These fuzzy creatures are usually the subjects of butt jokes, while their babies are actually quite cute and cuddly. Below is a heartwarming list of fuzzy baby donkeys handpicked by our editors and hope you would like them.
It looks like the trend of banana skin doodling continues and Netherlands based artist Stephan Brusche has been doing it for almost 7 years now (started from 2011). By drawing and carving them, this artist turns the humble bananas skin into art and make you wonder why you never thought the useless skin can be a unique canvas. After accidentally found how pleasant a banana peel is to draw, Stephan tried to come up with new ideas for drawings while using the shape of the banana in all kinds of clever ways. The result is truly impressive! Just check Stephan’s instagram page and you will be flooded by all these creative banana skin art!
In one hand, modernization makes our life easier while on the other hand, we gradually lose our tradition. To preserve the tradition, Polish photographer Ula Kóska and makeup artist Beata Bojdacollaborated on this beautiful Slavic-themed photo shoot to highlight traditional Polish folk culture. In the series, models were dressed in traditional Slavic attires, including these incredible head wreaths – an iconic part of Slavic folklore. All the wreaths in the pictures were made with traditional polish methods – twisting paper tightly into flower shapes.
Who said only girls like to dress up their barbies, Jian Yang, the largest male collector of Barbie dolls in the world, does not only has more than 9,000 dolls collected from 50 countries but also a creative paper artist. He travels with a doll and uses hotel toilet paper, tissues and tape to make these couture confections in his hotel room. Thanks to Jian’s incredible origami skills, his Barbies are always ready for potential red carpet glamour. Take a look at below fancy dress and let us know which is your favorite one. To find more barbie dress, head over to Yang’s instagram page.
Harvest Mouse is a small rodent native to Europe and Asia. It is typically found in fields of cereal crops, such as wheat and oats, in reed beds and in other tall ground vegetation. Interestingly, besides crops, these little cute creatures also be found loving flowers. Don’t like their notorious relatives, they never enter into houses. They eats chiefly seeds and insects, but also nectar and fruit.
Ranging in size from 55 to 75 mm (2.2–3.0 in) long, this little guy has large eyes and ears, a small, blunt nose and soft and thick fur. Since they are farily small, the little rodents are hard to find in the wild hence the most photos of them are captured in controlled envrioment. However, there are still some patient and lucky photographers get them in natural. Below are some adorable photographs show harvest mice playing and climbing. Take a look and hope you like them.
“The Furry Thing” is a series of illustrations about some really textured, fluffy and playful cats that drew by Malaysian artist Kamwei Fong. Using only fine-line pen, Fong draw those cats by shading with tons of tiny furs and cats are crafted in such a way that each one displays a unique, playful personality. Moreover, these lines are varied in size and density to slowly build volume and texture in order to create a “furry” looking. It is indeed a very time consuming process. Small ones like A3 could take a few days, big ones like 25×37 inches could take a few weeks. Take a look at below gorgeous collection and if you like them, you can order the cat’s print from Kamwei’s Etsy shop.
Bird Photographer of the Year contest is one of the best photographing contest focus on our feathered friends which aims to foster a “growing interest and passion for photographing one of the most interesting and engaging areas of natural history.”
The contest has 8 categories, including “Best Portrait”, “Birds in the Environment”, “Attention to Details”, “Bird behavior”, “Birds in Flight”, Garden and Urban Birds”, “Creative Imagery” and “Young Bird Photographer of the Year 2018”. Each category has its own focus and and emphasis. Although the final winners of this year’s Bird Photographer of the Year competition won’t be announced until August 20. Each category has already has its own shortlist from which the winners will be selected. Here are some of our favorite ones and you can see the whole list on its official site.
Not sure since when, fashion illustrationbecomes more foody and flowery. We have seen many fruit dress, vegetable dress, and floral dress. There is another artist – Singapore-based artist Grace Ciao, joins this trend and create some beautiful floral water coloring illustration. Each delicate petal mimics soft fabric, resulting is pretty dress designs informed by the plant’s natural structure and each of Ciao’s floral dresses feature unique textures, forms, and colors depending on the type of flower used. Take a look at below collection of beautiful floral illustrated dress.