Smurf Sighting – Nate Hallinan


Country: USA

Software: Photoshop

What if Smurfs were real?

The Smurf is actually the result of a symbiotic relationship between two organisms. We believe that Smurfs put their ’embryos’ in the button of a developing mushroom. From a distance, Smurfs seem like they are wearing a hat and pants but as you can see this is a fallacy. The fungus provides camouflage and protective epidermal layers for the creature, while the creature provides nutrients and mobility for the spreading of spores.

Smurfs are believed to be a hunter gatherer society. As you can see, this little guy is returning from a successful venture. It is generally difficult to spot a Smurf; they are very apprehensive and cunning. Sadly though, it is rumored that they are hunted for their medicinal properties. It’s hard to determine but it is thought that there are not many colonies of Smurf left. More at CGTalk.


Nate Hallinan – Smurf Sighting


Alexis Kadonsky – Furry Monster Digital Painting



My character concept for my first 3D fur usage in Maya.

Digital Painting

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Vectored Hand

Enrico Nagel – Scanning Portraits

Enrico Nagel






Berlin artist Enrico Nagel has done a body of work entitled Behind The Glass. Nagel is know for his photography and collage work but in this series he has approached his subjects in an entirely new way. Nagel scanned each person’s face for 30 seconds with a scanner to create this series of people seemingly trapped in a dark stillness. By using this unconventional method he has removed the gaze of the photographer and dismissed the idea that an artistic filter is needed to capture the faces of his subjects. This resulting soft focus effect challenges the observer’s eye and imagination.

Leslie Ann O’Dell – Abstract Portraits

Leslie Ann O’Dell

Leslie Ann O’Dell on deviantART




Alberto Seveso – Photography Combined with Ink Portraits

Alberto Seveso






These portraits by self-taught Italian artist Alberto Seveso are so original! He presents us with representations of human faces that are scattered across the canvas in broken swirls of color. Seveso is well-known for his many amazing ink-in-water photographs and these are no exception. The base of each image is formed from the process of ink slowly mixing and interacting underwater. In the fragmented ink blobs, Seveso identifies features that become the foundation for his portraits. He then uses his master skills with computer software to merge two photographs together into one unique portrait.

Using only females, beautiful eyes peer out from broken sections as the rest of the figure dissolves into wisps of ink. The smooth skin and silky lips of his subjects are prominent and viewers are able to easily piece together the missing parts. Seveso’s well composed forms, colors, and lines blend together into a these expressive abstract creations, a series entitled Beibeees. Via My Modern Met.

Angelica Dass – Pantone Skin Tone





A wonderful project from Spanish artist Angelica Dass: a series of photographic portraits in which she sets her subjects against a background of a specific PANTONE color that matches his or her skin tone.

Matt Wisniewski – Edited Photography




Diego Indraccolo – Editted Humans





The Making of “Everything Dies” Tutorial



Tutorial Details
Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Difficulty: Advanced
Estimated Completion Time: 3h +

Luis Aguilera – Wolf

Pantone Faces

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Deignis -Abstract Art



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Matt Wisniewski – Photo Manipulations





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Murilo Maciel – Digital Art







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Jimmy Turrell – Graphic Artist


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Ryuta Iida and Yoshihisa Tanaka – Time Lapse Portraits





At first glance it looks as though a photograph has been printed numerous times, layered and cut into a sort of sculptural topography, which would indeed be amazing enough, but Nerhol took things a bit further. The numerous portraits are actually different, photographed over a period of three minutes as the subject tried to sit motionless, the idea being that it’s impossible to ever truly be still as our center of gravity shifts and our muscles are tense. The portraits are actually a layered lime-lapse representing several minutes in the subjects life and then cut like an onion to show slices of time, similar to the trunk of a tree. What a brilliant idea. If you’ve never seen Iida’s cut paper books, definitely head over to Nerhol to see them up close. A huge thanks to my friend Johnny at Spoon & Tamago for helping me translate some of this! (via Colossal.)




Pol Úbeda Hervàs – Shadows of an Invisible Man




At first, it seems like a normal shadow shot of a man caught in front of direct light. However, after doing a double-take, it is clear that there is no man within the frame to create the projected silhouette. Only the guy’s shoes remain behind for the shadow of a full figure to emerge from. This mind-boggling series entitled I’m Not There is the creative work of photographer Pol Úbeda Hervàs. The Barcelona-based mastermind has embarked on this new photographic journey, giving us only a taste of where the mysterious invisible man has popped up. We’re eager to see where else this translucent figure in worn sneakers will surface. In the meantime, we’ll have to mull over these three photos, trying to figure out the photo manipulation techniques used to produce them. Via ModerMet.






When Every Thing’s Gone

Betina La Plante – Now and Then


How much does a person’s looks change during his or her lifetime? Ojai, California-based photographer Betina La Plante is the one behind this arresting image of English actor Terence Stamp (Superman, Wanted, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace). By having him hold up an older picture of himself, La Plante provides an incredible juxtaposition.

“Some photo fun with Terence Stamp. Overwhelmed by the response to this image. What started off as a fun idea has turned into a project that will develop over the course of the year,” she says on 500px.

Update: We got in touch with Betina to ask her a few questions about the image. Read that brief Q&A, below.

Q: How did the idea of asking Terence Stamp to hold an older picture of himself come about? Were you inspired by other projects you’d come across?
A: The idea of people holding images to their faces is not a new one, by any means. People have photographed themselves replacing their own faces with shots from fashion magazines, album covers, etc. Just recently I saw the poster for the movie Ides of March, which shows half of Ryan Gosling’s face holding up a folded Time magazine with half George Clooney’s face on it to complete the “whole.” I thought that was a cool concept, but how much cooler would it be to use the same subject on both sides, depicting the passage of time on their face.

I’d been helping Terence go through many of his old photographs, in order to choose which ones to include in his new memoir, so I knew I had some great straight on shots to work with, from when he was in his 30s. It was a last minute idea before he went to shoot his current movie in Canada, but he was up to try it.

Q: Is he actually holding an older picture of himself or was this Photoshopped?
A: He is actually holding a photograph of himself up to his face. I had an hour to scan and print up several sizes in order to come up with the best life-size match. There was no Photoshop manipulation involved in the base image to match his face to the photo – what you see is what came out of the camera.

Q: How much Photoshop was used?
A: Apart from the black and white conversion, the most Photoshop was done in trying to achieve a close enough contrast and “exposure” to the photograph being held up. The lighting conditions in the original photo were very different to the ones I was working under so it took some brightening, dodging and contrast work on the real Terence to balance the whole image.

4. What was working with actor Terence Stamp like?
Quite apart from being a close family friend, Terence is also one of the most generous people I’ve come across with his time. Since taking his portrait for the first time in 2009, he always indulges me in a photo shoot when he comes to visit, and is pretty much up for anything in terms of ideas and concepts. Added to that, he is the consummate pro in front of the lens so working with him is a dream. We’re already planning the next one, which will involve a swimming pool…

Q: Any funny or inspiring stories you could share about the experience?
A: Trying to get him to hold the photo still enough, avoiding glare on the photo, and of course, finding the closest match to his face was a challenge. He couldn’t see himself so had to follow my directions – “up a bit, down, left, no, my left.” We only shot 10 frames – the one you see is the 9th. Not perfect but it seems to work. And it has inspired a new project which will develop over the year. Should be fun!



Thanks My Modern Met!

Carsten Witte – Skull Faces




Tree of Life