Eloy Morales’ Phenomenal Portraits

April 6, 2014

Eloy Morales Artist Painting

Eloy Morales White Paint

Given the works’ sharp, hyperrealistic features, it would be easy to assume that these paint spattered selfies are the result of some pretty decent photography and editing. You would, however, be wrong. The images are, in fact, super-realistic self portraits painted with all the precision of a photograph. Rather than capturing himself pixel by pixel, Eloy Morales, a 40-year-old artist from Madrid, has opted to oil paint himself into pictures that wouldn’t look out of place in a photography gallery.

Eloy Morales Red Front On

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Farkas Zsolt Takes on Classic Art With Incredible 3D CG Work

April 5, 2014
Farkas Zsolt 3D CG Artwork

Source: CG Society

While the photo above might appear to be a snapshot of the Benczúr Gyula’s 1885 painting, Budavár visszavétele (Buda Repossession), it’s actually the work of 3D computer graphics (CG) artist Farkas Zsolt. What began as a challenge from his wife has evolved into a near-exact replica of the classic painting. Compare the original painting (below) with his 3D CG creation (above).

Original Painting of Battle of Buda

Source: Wikipedia

To create the CG 3D models, Zsolt first analyzed the painting’s composition and determined how the characters were positioned within the 3D space. Once placed within the program, he modelled each character with a full rig, meaning that each could be animated, and “painted them.” Despite the complexity and enormity of the project, Farkas Zsolt finished the entire picture in less than a few months.

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The 7 Best “Let It Go” Covers from Disney’s Frozen

April 4, 2014

Frozen just surpassed the Toy Story franchise to become the highest-grossing animated movie of all time, spurring the #CongratulationsFrozen hashtag on Twitter this past Sunday. And while fans claim that the Disney movie is one of its all-time greats, the flick’s music has been making equally big waves. Frozen‘s signature song, “Let it Go,” which was originally performed by Broadway legend Idina Menzel, won an Oscar for the Best Original Song and has been covered by hundreds of talented singers all over the world. We’ve rounded up the best “Let it Go” covers, so watch them all and pick a favorite—if you can.

1. Best Impersonator

Thanks to voice impersonator Brian Hull, viewers can hear the world’s favorite Disney and Pixar characters cover “Let it Go.” Watch below to hear Jack Sparrow, Scuttle, Winnie the Pooh, Mickey Mouse and more.

2. Coolest Collaboration

With the vocal talents of singers Alex Boyé, Lexi Walker and the One Voice Children’s Choir, this Africanized tribal cover is both unique and captivating. See the Ice King and Snow Princess collaboration below.

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6 Gorgeous Train Stations From Around The World

April 4, 2014
Train Stations Gare De Liege

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Gorgeous Train Stations: Gare De Liege-Guillemins, Belgium

Designed by Santiago Calatrave, this stunning train station made its debut in 2009 and boasts soaring arches made of steel, glass and white concrete which extend 105 feet in the air.

Train Stations Gare De Liege Front View

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What We Love This Week, Volume LIX

April 4, 2014
Pet Portraits Tongues

Source: Bored Panda

Elke Vogelsang’s Lovely Dog Portrait Photography

Pet Portraits Rose

Source: Bored Panda

And you thought that humans were the prime subjects for portrait photography. To German photographer Elke Vogelsang, it’s floppy ears, bubblegum pink tongues and goofy gaits that inspire her. Says Vogelsang, “My favorite artist is nature, which I try to imitate while adding my own personal view of life, the universe and everything in between”. No worries about model awkwardness, self-consciousness or egos here; it’s pure canine charisma. Read more at Bored Panda.

Pet Portraits Egg

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The Most Amazing Discoveries Made While On Drugs

April 3, 2014
Drug Discoveries DNA

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1. DNA

Drug Discoveries Francis Crick

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It’s a well-known fact that the discoverer of DNA’s double-helix structure was under the influence of a little hallucinogenic drug called LSD. The Nobel Prize winner and pioneer of the genetics research, Francis Crick, admitted to fellow scientists that he enjoyed dabbling in LSD to strengthen his mind and used it during his discovery of DNA. On a personal level, Crick was enlightened by Aldous Huxley’s accounts of experiments with LSD and other drugs, and was even a founding member of a group dedicated to the legalization of cannabis in the 60s.

2. PCR

Drug Discoveries Banks Mullis

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