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Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Ever shocked by the beauty of toilet paper rolls, or saw the chicken formed by the egg shells, or witnessed coolest lion made by tires? Heck, all of them are even made by common things you discarded every day, and they are known as recycled art.

recycled art Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks
(Image Source: Kyle Bean)

Recycled art is not something that’s beautiful but just a waste of time and space. It’s like alchemy which turns base metal into gold, except that it turns trashes into gold. Take recycled Optimus Prime with 2.5 meters tall as example, it was sold with 7800 U.S. dollars, sounds like a good price for a combination of metals which were originally treated as trashes.

Are they really that beautiful and worth the purchase? You can figure out the answer with 68 jaw-dropping recycled arts showcased in this post, which include items I mentioned above and other stunning work as well like Michael Jackson’s portrait formed by cassette tape, robot constructed by hard disks, paintings made on diskette, anything you never think of! And for the first time, you will be amazed by the beauty of reformed trashes.

Atelier Hapax

Workshop Hapax excels in creating gorgeous and unique products by using discarded materials provided by their clients. As most artists do, they break down those pre-existing materials, reinterpret them then offer them a new form with new purpose, thus forming never seen before recycled art.

Jeu Dechecs. (Image Source: Atelier Hapax)

jeu dechecs Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

BRC Designs

‘BRC’ stands for Benjamin Rollins Caldwell, founder of the BRC Designs who reforms timeless and unconventional materials into simple yet unique furniture which design surpasses most expensive furniture.

Binary Low Table. (Image Source: BRC Designs)

binary low table Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Korobeiniki Chair. (Image Source: BRC Designs)

korobeiniki chair Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Protrusion Low Table. (Image Source: BRC Designs)

protrusion low table Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Andrew Chase

Andrew Chase by the Chase studio is a photographer and one of the few artists who has the talent to form an epic dinosaur with mere metals. His metal sculptures also include elephant, cheetah, bear, etc.

Dinosaur. (Image Source: Chase Studio)

dinosaur Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Elephant. (Image Source: Chase Studio)

elephant Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Cheetah. (Image Source: Chase Studio)

cheetah Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Derek Gores

Derek has achieved national attention for his collage portrait series, recycling magazines, labels and found materials to create works on canvas. Those series has showed his interest in the natural beauty of figure and the fearless attitude of play.

Collage 07. (Image Source: Derek Gores)

collage 07 Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Collage 09. (Image Source: Derek Gores)

collage 09 Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Collage 17. (Image Source: Derek Gores)

collage 17 Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Erika Iris Simmons

A.k.a Iri5, Erika Iris Simmons specializes in using non traditional media like cassettes to create absolutely unique and memorable works that feature famous people or team like Kurt Cobain, Beatles and Michael Jackson.

Ghost In The Machine – Michael Jackson. (Image Source: iri5)

michael jackson Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Ghost In The Machine – The Beatles. (Image Source: iri5)

the beatles Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Ghost In The Machine – Kurt Cobain. (Image Source: iri5)

kurt cobain Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Guerra De La Paz (cs)

Guerra de la Paz is the composite name that represents the creative team efforts of Cuban artists, Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz, who have been collaborated since 1996. Gaining access to an overabundance of discarded clothing, they used clothes as their main unconventional materials to produce a series of beautiful and inspiring recycled art which are shown below.

Ring Around The Rosy. (Image Source: Guerra De La Paz)

ring around the rosy Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Bonsai. (Image Source: Guerra De La Paz)

bonsai Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Spring. (Image Source: Guerra De La Paz)

spring Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Fall. (Image Source: Guerra De La Paz)

fall Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Winter. (Image Source: Guerra De La Paz)

winter Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Heather Jansch

Her name is Heather Jansch, and her passion lies within drawing and horses. Heather Jansch was told to leave college’s course with the reason that she did not have the talent of being a painter. But then, she decided to pursue what she loves and finally came out with driftwood horses below which looks like they are living things with feeling!

Apollo. (Image Source: Heather Jansch)

apollo Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Nightmare And Daydream III. (Image Source: Heather Jansch)

nightmare and daydream iii Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Jane Perkins

‘I started making richly decorated brooches in my final year, using broken jewellery, plastic toys and other small found objects. Inspiration came from festival headdresses from Ecuador discovered while researching my thesis on art from recycled materials. The headdresses, covered with all kinds of shiny and odd things, are bizarre and quirky, yet beautiful – I love them!’

Obama. (Image Source: Jane Perkins)

obama Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

The Queen. (Image Source: Jane Perkins)

the queen Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Mandela. (Image Source: Jane Perkins)

mandela Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Kyle Bean

Based in Brighton, Kyle Bean specializes in hand crafted models, set design and art direction. Since his graduation in 2009, he has worked across a variety of platforms which include installations, window displays, editorial and advertising. His works, such as What Came First showcased below has really showed his unusual creativity.

What Came First. (Image Source: Kyle Bean)

what came first Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Miguel Rivera

Ever imagined that your boring hard drive can be very cool too? Rivera has done it by combining hard drives and spare parts to form sensational bike, car and even robot. He wishes to show to others of what are hard drives look like in creative way, and he has done it very well.

Hark Disk Drive Robot. (Image Source: Wired)

hard disk drive robot Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Hark Disk Drive Bike. (Image Source: Wired)

hard disk drive bike Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Hard Disk Drive Car. (Image Source: Wired)

hard disk drive car Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Leo Seowell

Leo has developed his own art style over the last 50 years. His notable works are mostly composed by charming plastic objects, metals and woods and were collected by corporations, museums and individuals all over the world.

Dog (cs). (Image Source: The Telegraph)

dog Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Teddy Bear. (Image Source: NDI Gallery)

teddy bear Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Jesus Christ. (Image Source: The Telegraph)

jesus christ Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Lin Evola-Smidt

Best known for her sculpture Renaissance Peace Angel which is showcased below, Lin Evola-Smidt creates her works with a single purpose, to promote world peace. Creation process of her works involves melting down weapons and reform them into art that shows gracefulness and peacefulness.

Renaissance Peace Angel. (Image Source: The Green Life)

renaissance peace angel Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Nick Gentry

I was never a big fan of floppy disk but Nick Gentry has changed my mind with his sensational floppy disk paintings. The most epic part of his painting is perhaps the shiny circular part of the disk which mostly represents the eyes of the painted character.

BODY LANGUAGE. (Image Source: Nick Gentry)

body language Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

A DIGITAL COMPOSITION. (Image Source: Nick Gentry)

a digital composition Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

BINARY BOUND. (Image Source: Nick Gentry)

binary bound Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Recycle Art

Recycle Art is the master of turning car/ motorcycle parts, screws and toothed wheels into extremely unique sculptures with terrifying quality. Their works are beyond epic, and can be used as either advertisement for your garage or absolute eye catcher in the club.

Sea Dragon. (Image Source: Recycle Art)

sea dragon Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Turtle. (Image Source: Recycle Art)

turtle Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Big Ant. (Image Source: Recycle Art)

big ant Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Angel. (Image Source: Recycle Art)

angel Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Metal Rhino. (Image Source: Recycle Art)

metal rhino Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Indian On Horse. (Image Source: Recycle Art)

indian on horse Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Robert Bradford

‘For a long time now I have preferred to use materials that are not bland i.e. have some kind of history of weathering or use. One day about four years ago out in the studio I was looking into my children’s box of outgrown / discarded toys which happened to be stored in the same building and responded to the random collection of colours shapes and forms they made. I figured that if I could find a way of putting them together to constitute a larger form they would have great potential as larger scale sculpture.’

The Dog. (Image Source: Robert Bradford)

the dog Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

The Rabbit. (Image Source: Robert Bradford)

the rabbit Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

RoboSteel

With steel as main material, Robosteel designs and creates handmade steel sculptures which includes movie character, earth’s life form, vehicle and custom commissioned work. Despite steel, they also used small amounts of copper and ceramic material to create certain desired effect for their works. And yes, all their materials used in the work are recycled from cars, motorbikes and airplanes.

Recycled Optimus Prime. (Image Source: RoboSteel)

recycled optimus prime Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Recycled Bumblebee. (Image Source: RoboSteel)

recycled bumblebee Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Recycled Wall-E. (Image Source: RoboSteel)

recycled wall e Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Sara Bergando

Scraps of felt + Old mobile phone’s battery charger + Circuit of 50 LED low-power = Ribbon of light with luxurious feel! Credit to the creative creator Sara Bergando.

Ribbon Of Light. (Image Source: Recyclart)

ribbon of light Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Ribbon Of Light 2. (Image Source: Recyclart)

ribbon of light 2 Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Sandrine Estrade Boulet

Artist Sandrine Estrade Boulet wants to tell you that you can live a funny and happy day with simple things in our world, and that’s how the White Vador was born.

White Vador. (Image Source: Sandrine Estrade Boulet fr)

white vador Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Steven Rodrig

If you have love for circuit board, you should remember Steven Rodrig. He’s an innovative artist who restructures discarded circuit boards and electronic parts to form extraordinary arts which are organic and mechanical at the same time. Without a doubt, he’s a professional geek.

Data Transfer. (Image Source: PCB Creations)

data transfer Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Data Spider’s Kingdom. (Image Source: PCB Creations)

data spider kingdom Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Sea Turtle Searches Deep Data. (Image Source: PCB Creations)

sea turtle searches deep data Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Terrence Willment

Terrence Willment works with manufacturers in Thailand to create impressive recycled work using abandoned car parts and sells them in event like showroom.

Alien. (Image Source: The Telegraph)

alien Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Tom Deininger

Tom Deininger is the master of collage art. His collage works are not only beautiful, but makes you really think that how your discarded little items can form sensational art like his works.

Marilyn. (Image Source: Tom Deininger)

marilyn Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Self Portrait. (Image Source: Tom Deininger)

self portrait Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Yong Ho Ji

Yong Ho Ji is a Korean artist who utilizes used tires into recycled masterpieces. His productions are mostly in the form of animal which some of them are shown below, but he also creates cool mutants which are either combined by 2 animals or an animal and a human.

Lion. (Image Source: Yong Ho Ji)

lion Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Ram. (Image Source: Yong Ho Ji)

ram Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Rhino. (Image Source: Yong Ho Ji)

rhino Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Wild Boar. (Image Source: Yong Ho Ji)

wild boar Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Yuken Teruya

You probably need to change your view about toilet paper roll, as Yuken Teruya, an artist born in Okinawa, Japan has transformed them into art with immense beauty. The artist is currently working from his studio in New York City.

Corner Forest. (Image Source: Yuken Teruya Studio)

corner forest Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Rain Forest. (Image Source: Yuken Teruya Studio)

rain forest Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Zac Freeman

Similar to Tom Deininger, Zac Freeman is also a professional artist who excels in collage art. His works are greatly recognized, which brought him over 20 exhibitions in just 5 years.

Travis. (Image Source: Zac Freeman art)

travis Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

David. (Image Source: Zac Freeman art)

david Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Kathy. (Image Source: Zac Freeman art)

kathy Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

More Awesome Works

Soda Can Dragon. This incredible dragon is produced completely by aluminum cans, and is located in the Paris Zoological Park at the Jardin de Plantes. (Image Source: austinevan)

soda can dragon Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Like A Prayer. Mechanical hand that seems like praying, simply nice. (Image Source: pietroizzo)

like a prayer Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Solex. Handmade micro bicycle, how cute! (Image Source: Gerda Suzanna Vegt)

solex Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junks

Reflection

Recycled art is not only something entertains you or artist makes for living, it also presents to you a great lesson: do not underestimate the power of even trash. I think this is the true beauty of the recycled art, showing us that with belief and passion, even abandoned item can become one of the most beautiful art in the world.

Did you make a recycled art before? Please kindly share with us if you have one, and don’t forget to let us know which recycled art shocked you most!

Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Back to the time when the Transformers movie was still in development, the design team was asked by director Michael Bay to produce some concept arts. They made some experiments which was later commented as old-school, thus they decided to bring a massive redesign to the Transformers, making them very, very cool robots.

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(Image Source: Alon Chou)

That’s how the brand new design of Transformers was formed, and undoubtedly the redesign is too successful that it brought in massive numbers of brand new fans (including me). That is not the end of the story, the team has actually redesigned those appeared Transformers throughout the sequel to make sure they are even more attractive, and of course, epic.

As usual in Hongkiat, we don’t prove you something with just words. To help you get the awesomeness of Transformers’ design and the hard work put into it, we have lined up 86 totally awesome and inspiring concept arts, comic book cover arts and fan arts for you to enjoy Transformers in detail. Full list after jump!

Note: Introductions for Transformers below are mostly based on Wikipedia and Transformers Wiki, thanks for their extremely detailed info!

Concept Art

Ever seen unapproved version of Bumblebee, or want to take a close look to Megatron? This section includes approved and also some unapproved quality designs of Transformers, with introduction for each of them along the showcase.

Protoform. ‘This is the design for what would ultimately be called the Protoform which Autobots take as they enter Earth’s atmosphere, crash, and seek their vehicular form.’ (Image source: Ben Procter)

protoform Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Protoform: Humanoid. Autobots’ humanoid form before they found their own vehicular form. (Image source: Ben Procter)

protoform humanoid Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Optimus Prime Endoskeleton. Optimus Prime’s mechanical endoskeleton. It was made during the development of visual and engineering language of the robots’ extraterrestrial ‘Cybertron’ forms. (Image source: Ben Procter)

optimus prime endoskeleton Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Optimus Prime. Optimus Prime is best known as the leader of the Autobots, a faction of heroic Transformers who battle with the evil forces named Decepticons since the time they are both in their own planet, Cybertron. (Image source: Ben Procter)

optimus prime Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Optimus Prime Back View. Every Transformers’ design in the movie is the combined effort of professional design teams. Take Optimus Prime as example, his front design is honed by Victor Martinez while Ben Procter developed the back. His head was a tag team effort by Ryan Church and Paul Ozzimo, and then interpreted into 3D by Alex Jaeger and ILM modellers. (Image source: Ben Procter)

optimus prime back view Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Optimus Prime Arm Gun Revision. Concept art means there are lots of revisions before the design is approved as final, here is one of the revision of Optimus Prime’s arm gun. (Image source: Ben Procter)

optimus prime arm gun revision Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Jetfire Front View. As the elder of the Transformers, Jetfire is one of the few Transformers left since the beginning of humanity. He appears in the movie Revenge of the Fallen as a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. He is ‘Decepticons turned Autobots’ as he doesn’t support the destruction and violence idea of Decepticons. (Image source: Josh Nizzi)

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Jetfire Back View. How can an old Transformers looks so cool even his back? Jetfire was combined with Optimus Prime in the movie Revenge of the Fallen to ultimately defeat the Megatron. (Image source: Josh Nizzi)

jetfire back view Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Optimus Prime Power Up. Jetfire + Optimus Prime = Almighty Jet Prime! Who cares if it’s cheating if we can beat Megatron! Sorry I was kidding, and this design is ultimately epic. (Image source: Josh Nizzi)

optimus prime power up Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Optimus Prime Power Up – Unapproved version. Another concept art for Optimus Prime’s power up version, pretty epic also! Which version do you prefer? (Image source: Concept Art World)

optimus prime power up 2 Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Bumblebee. Bumblebee is one of the primary protagonist appeared since the first Transformers movie. He chose Chevrolet Camaro as his vehicular form, and he communicates though selected playback of radio and television signals, due to his voice injury. (Image source: Ben Procter)

bumblebee Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Bumblebee – Unapproved Version. Unapproved version of Bumblebee, looks pretty cool but I believe most fans prefer the approved version. (Image source: Ben Procter)

bumblebee unapproved version Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Bumblebee On Tow Truck. One of the coolest moments in the first Transformers movie, never stop battling unless you die, spirit of the Autobots! (Image source: Ben Procter)

bumblebee on tow truck Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Ironhide. In Transformers movie, Ironhide appears as a custom GMC Topkick C4500 pickup truck. He’s described as Optimus Prime’s oldest friend and the weapon specialist of the Autobots’ team. (Image source: Ben Procter)

ironhide Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Sideswipe. Sideswipe is a Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept in the movie, Revenge of the Fallen. Transformed version has two wheeled feet, and armed with 2 retractable Cybertanium arm blades on each of his wrists in robot mode, along with an extra gun on his back. (Image source: Josh Nizzi)

sideswipe Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Sideswipe. Another design concept of Sideswipe, similar to Arcee I think. (Image source: Concept Art World)

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Springer. Judging from the design, Springer should be originally designed to be appeared in the movie, but was dropped with unknown reason. However, his cool design is hardly ignored, thus making him produced as a toy available for fans. (Image source: Concept Art World)

springer Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Breakaway. Although the concept art’s title says Firestorm, this Autobots is widely recognized as Breakaway. Unlike other Aerialbots who focus more on aerial acrobatics, Breakaway put more power on straightforward flying with terrible speed, making him the elite flyer in Autobots. (Image source: Concept Art World)

breakaway Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Arcee v05. Arcee was planned to be casted in Trasformers movie but her appearance was finally replaced by Ironhide, with the rumor that the movie doesn’t have extra time to explain the gender of the Transformers. Her transformed design was based on the Buell Firebolt motorcycle, done by Ben Procter. She was also initially set to battle with Blackout in the film. (Image source: Ben Procter)

arcee v05 Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Ratchet. This is actually the unused version of Ratchet, that means you didn’t see Ratchet with this design in the first Transformer. Note that this design is pretty similar to common robot design, so it might be earlier experimental sketch for discovering spectacular Transformer’s design. (Image source: Ben Procter)

ratchet Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Model T. ‘The Ford Model T automobile is a Seeker, was dispatched thousands of years ago to Earth, adopted a Model T automobile as a disguise, and that’s about all we know.’ – Transformers Wiki (Image source: Concept Art World)

model t Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Megatron Front View. Megatron is the leader of Decepticons, who is also the antagonist of the Transformers movie. He appears as a Cybertronian Jet in first movie then in second film, he gains an alternate flying tank mode. He was heavily redesigned during the sequel and his design has more focus on the alien aspect of Transformers, which made him looks very different with the Autobots who have more mechanical aspect on their design. (Image source: Josh Nizzi)

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Megatron Back View. By looking his back you can feel how much extreme hard work has been put into designing it. (Image source: Josh Nizzi)

megatron back view Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Megatron Vehicle Mode. The reason of why I stand on the Decepticons’ side, Megatron’s vehicle mode is just too kick-ass! (Image source: Josh Nizzi)

megatron vehicle mode Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Megatron Vehicle Mode Rear View. (Image source: Josh Nizzi)

megatron vehicle mode rear view Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Megatron Flight Mode. Isn’t it kind of cheating? Love the design anyway, all hail Megatron! (Image source: Josh Nizzi)

megatron flight mode Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Blackout. Don’t be fooled by the titles on the concept art, it’s absolutely the design of Blackout. Blackout transforms into a Sikorsky MH-53 Pave Low helicopter, and he is the largest Decepticons in the first Transformers movie with 2 arm-mounted gatling cannons, 2 energy cannons and has the ability to disrupt electronic devices via EMP blasts. (Image source: Ben Procter)

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Blackout. Another design of Blackout but with the name, Devastator. Well the character actually went though couples of rename due to some issues, and he wins the ‘most name changes during development’ award. (Image source: Ben Procter)

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Starscream. Starscream is a jet-shaped Decepticons who has some hatred against Megatron and seeks to be the ultimate leader of the Decepticons. His vehicular mode is always a jet, like Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor in the movie. He’s primarily armed with a missile launcher that carries 6 missiles in both arms, and a high caliber machine gun to backup the attack. (Image source: Josh Nizzi)

starscream Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Brawl. Brawl appears in the first Transformers movie as a M1 Abrams tank. He is an offensive type with high strength, which enables him to pulls Autobots Jazz off with only one hand. He fought together with Megatron against Autobots and human, and was destroyed by the combined shot of Bumblebee and human forces. (Image source: Ben Procter)

brawl Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Devastator. Different with most Decepticons, Devastator is actually combination of Constructicons, thus he has surprisingly huge body and physical strength, and an ability to create a powerful turbine that sucks everything in sight into the mouth for destruction. (Image source: Josh Nizzi)

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Devastator – Unapproved Version. Another design for Devastator in the movie Revenge of the Fallen. Trivial: Devastator has less intelligence compared to other Decepticons, due to the fact that his every move and thought has to be agreed by combining Constructicons. (Image source: Concept Art World)

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Scavenger. It’s hard to differentiate between Demolishor and Scavenger, but according to Transformers Wiki, this gigantic Transformers is Scavenger. Scavenger stands around 86 feet tall to the top of his wheel, and he also forms the torso of Devastator with Overload. (Image source: Concept Art World)

scavenger Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Long Haul. Named Long Haul, this badass enjoys and thirsts for battle by using his projectile weaponry. According to the Transformes Wiki, there are actually 2 Long Haul in the movie, Revenge of the Fallen. The first Long Haul has combined with other Constructicons to form Devastator, while the other one fought against the NEST forces and was destroyed by United States Air Force’s air strike. (Image source: Josh Nizzi)

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Overload. This Decepticons is spotted when the Constructicons combine to form the torso of the gigantic Devastator. He’s about 30 feet tall, and seems never transforms into robot mode. (Image source: Concept Art World)

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Mixmaster. As a weapon designer of Decepticons, Mixmaster is an expert in poisons, corrosive substances and explosives. Like Long Haul, there are 2 Mixmaster in the movie Revenge of the Fallen, one which forms the head of Devastator, the other fought NEST forces in Egypt and was sliced by ex-Decepticons Jetfire. (Image source: Concept Art World)

mixmaster Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Ravage. Ravage was originally planned for the first Transformers film, but the movie team later decided to use the Scorponok. Similar to Scorponok, Ravage’s look is based on the life form in Earth, and it’s armed with twin heavy machine guns that either fires standard projectiles or Cybertronian ammunition. Other possible weapon will be its tail and razor edged claws. (Image source: Josh Nizzi)

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Pretender ‘Alice’. Decepticons-transformed-human. Transformers’ decision to disguise as a machine rather than human is wise as machine can’t talk, so the chance of being discovered is probably lower. (Image source: Concept Art World)

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Scalpel. Known as ‘The Doctor’ in the movie Revenge of the Fallen, Scalpel has great anatomical and mechanical knowledge, and excels in disassemble technological device and biological life forms. Sounds professional, the only disadvantage of him is, he always left some parts after performing the reassembly. (Image source: Concept Art World)

scalpel Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

RC Truck Bot. Probably one of the weakest Decepticons with most dirty moves. His strongest point is perhaps the speed of changing his mind from being Decepticons to Autobots. (Image source: Concept Art World)

rc truck bot Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

The Twelve. A series of Decepticons which I’m not really sure about, but as their designs are similar to The Fallen, they must be some ancient Transformers that have something to do with The Fallen a.k.a final boss of the Decepticons. (Image source: Josh Nizzi)

the twelve Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Mountain Dew Bot. ‘Do the dew or I will eat your brain!’ (Image source: Ben Procter)

mountain dew bot Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Microwave Bot. ‘The microwave bot is an evil Appliancebot who can conceal himself in the form of a microwave oven. He’s homicidal pretty much from birth (probably doesn’t come with Popper or Soupy) and that’s about all we know.’ – Transformers Wiki (Image source: Concept Art World)

microwave bot Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Nokia Bot. Seriously I won’t mind my Nokia turning into an Autobots, provided that it will not boom my house. (Image source: Ben Procter)

nokia bot Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Nuclear Sub. I’m seriously not sure about this Transformers, but according to my study most people guesses he’s Tidal Wave, but the look is far too different with his original design. (Image source: Concept Art World)

nuclear sub Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Carrier Attack. Carrier Attack, one of the heart-pounding scenes in Transformers’ sequel, Revenge of the Fallen. (Image source: Josh Nizzi)

carrier attack Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Matrix Of Leadership. Also named as Creation Matrix, the Matrix is actually the Autobots talisman of legend, passed down from leader to leader. In the movie Revenge of the Fallen, it is used to activate the Sun Harvester hidden in Egypt and was protected by ancient Primes. (Image source: Concept Art World)

matrix of leadership Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Comic Book Cover Art

Featured here are comic book cover arts done by Josh Nizzi and Dcjosh. Josh Nizzi was hired to do concept art for the Transformers’ sequel, Revenge of the Fallen, while Dcjosh is the artist who does the cover art for Transformers’ comic series. Without a doubt, their artworks are absolutely awesome.

Adaptation #1. (Image source: Josh Nizzi)

adaptation 1 Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Adaptation #2. (Image source: Josh Nizzi)

adaptation 2 Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Adaptation #3. (Image source: Josh Nizzi)

adaptation 3 Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Adaptation #4. (Image source: Josh Nizzi)

adaptation 4 Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Destiny: Alliance #1. (Image source: Josh Nizzi)

destiny alliance 1 Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Destiny: Alliance #2. (Image source: Josh Nizzi)

destiny alliance 2 Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Destiny: Alliance #3. (Image source: Josh Nizzi)

destiny alliance 3 Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Destiny: Alliance #4. (Image source: Josh Nizzi)

destiny alliance 4 Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Destiny: Defiance #2. (Image source: Josh Nizzi)

destiny defiance 2 Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Destiny: Defiance #3. (Image source: Josh Nizzi)

destiny defiance 3 Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Destiny: Defiance #4. (Image source: Josh Nizzi)

destiny defiance 4 Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Movie UK Reprint Cover. (Image source: dcjosh)

movie uk reprint cover Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Movie UK Reprint Cover 1. (Image source: dcjosh)

movie uk reprint cover 1 Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Target Excl. TF Movie Prequel. (Image source: dcjosh)

target excl tf movie prequel Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

TF Movie Prequel no3. (Image source: dcjosh)

tf movie prequel no3 Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

TF Movie Prequel 4. (Image source: dcjosh)

tf movie prequel 4 Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

TF Reign of Starscream 3 cover. (Image source: dcjosh)

tf reign of starcream 3 cover Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Fan Art

While I’m searching for Transformers’ fan art, I have a requirement in mind which the chosen artwork must be ‘something quality’. However, after some serious searches, I have changed the requirement to ‘something that can compare to original work’. These fan arts are just too cool and professional!

Armadillo. Armadillo actually did not exist in the Transformers movie, but his design possesses many characteristics from the Transformers’ design in the movie, thus causing many movie fans think that the artist should be hired to design Transformers for the film. (Image source: Jolin and JesterJJZ)

armadillo Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Autobot. This gorgeous fan art is also a tutorial that shares the progress of making Transformers, follow it to create your own Transformers! (Image source: Tamás Tóthfalussy)

Autobot Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Autobot Portraits. Probably one of the most epic portraits in the human’s history, could also be a good advertisement poster to persuade Transformers to join Autobots. (Image source: dylanliwanag)

Autobot portraits Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Autobots Roll Out. Another cool portrait, note that they are in battle mode. (Image source: dylanliwanag)

Autobots roll out Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Birds Of War. Best fan art that brings out the beauty and the fierceness of Starscream. (Image source: Jimmy Xu)

birds of war Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Bumblebee. I love the color scheme used for this artwork, it’s seriously as professional as comic artist like Dcjosh’s work. (Image source: EspenG)

bumblebee 3 Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Bumblebee ROTF. Very detailed Bumblebee fan art, I call this professional. (Image source: dylanliwanag)

bumblebee rotf Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Cosmos. Amazing fan art of Cosmos, the spaceship-sauced Autobots from Generation 1 series. (Image source: Jolin JesterJJZ)

cosmos Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Death Blow. I seriously can’t convince my eyes to believe that this is a fan art, until I saw the tutorial which the artist shares his thought on making this masterpiece. (Image source: Alon Chou)

death blow Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Decepticons Portraits. 5 badass in 1 portrait = epic. (Image source: dylanliwanag)

decepticons portraits Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Giant Frikkin Robots Are Comin. Fan art from the comic artist Dcjosh, awesome as usual! (Image source: dcjosh)

giant frikkin robots are comin Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Motormaster. Yet another heavily designed Transformers from Jester and Jolin, they did really well in designing Transformers. (Image source: Jolin JesterJJZ)

motormaster Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Movie Blackout. Looks exactly like a cartoon movie poster, uber cool! (Image source: dcjosh)

movie blackout Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Optimus Prime. ‘No sacrifice, no victory!’ Very realistic 3D fan art with great detail in mind. (Image source: Kevin Bao)

optimus prime kevin bao Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

ROTF Jet Convoy Charity. Almighty Jet Prime! The way the author draws has really brought out the powerful feel of the geared Optimus Prime. (Image source: dcjosh)

rotf jet convoy charity Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Swindle. Concept art for Swindle, if you saw concept arts above you can feel that this piece is very similar to them, professional production! (Image source: Elder-Of-The-Earth)

swindle Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Trailbreaker. Looks very promising, Jester and Jolin’s strength lies in designing Transformers that looks powerful. (Image source: Jolin JesterJJZ)

trailbreaker Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Transfomers. The heart-pounding scene in the first Transformers movie, captured into this sensational fan art. (Image source: Wanbao)

Transformers Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Transformers Fan Art. Engaging fan art with random Autobots vs random Decepticons, and both do not really exist in Transformers’ universe. Concepting Transformers is not really easy, but Genesisa has done it very well. (Image source: genesisa)

Transformers fan art Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Transformers Screenwriters. A funny yet cool poster produced by Jester and Jolin, I thought the Robertobot refers to Roberto Orci, and Alexatron refers to Alex Kurtzman, and both of them are screenwriters for Transformers movies. (Image source: Jester Pictures)

Transformers screenwriters Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Transformers The Movie. Drawn by using 2B pencil and colored by Wacom and PainterIX, very cool fan art with personal style imbued. (Image source: Wangyuxi)

Transformers the movie Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

Unknown. An unknown work from unknown author, but still looks nice! According to the discussion in Superhero Hype, all different body parts of this Transformers are taken from original concept arts. Hat off to the author. (Image source: Unknown)

unknown Tribute to Transformers The Movie: 86 Inspiring Artworks

References

Reflection

While the concept art surprises me with its immense beauty, what really shocks me more are the fan arts that possess the same quality with professional concept arts. I personally believe that artworks above are not only produced by pencils and software, but also passion that pushes the work to a new level that impresses audience deeply. Sincerely thanks for all artists that made the Transformers world so colorful and epic.

I personally have more love for Megatron! what are your favorite Transformers then? What do you think about the coming sequel, Dark of the Moon? let’s spark some fan talks in our comment section!

Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork

The previous generation of our time has witnessed tremendous changes in society. As with previous time in history the society and culture of humanity are often reflected in artwork. For instance, our futuristic lifestyle can be portrayed elegantly with modern day technology.

Futurism is a style used to depict the ideal futuristic Earth society. Artists from around the world have contributed their ideas into the pool, thus the genre of futurism is heavily fractured into separate disciplines. Ranging from painted scenery to abstract and extra-terrestrial, the futurism movement has brought about some fantastic ideas in the late 21st century.

futurism and new age digital artwork Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork
(Image Source: Ed Price)

What many don’t consider is how the abstract arts have grown and affected modern trends. Digital artwork is constantly influenced by these factors and we can see examples in DVD covers, CD artwork, movie posters, and other alternative media. Full detail after jump.

Collective History of Futurism Artwork

The futurism movement began picking up steam in the mid 1980s. The word retro-futurism was originally coined by Llyod Dunn in 1983. The genre is heavily reminiscent of early-age 1960s cafe and diner styles.

The old-fashioned retro themes brought new life to examine our culture. The overarching trends can be expressed with two brief ideas: the future as seen from the past and the past as seen from the future. It seems a bit confusing at first, granted it has grown and matured since originally hitting the scene.

collective history of futurism artwork Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork
(Image Source: Klaur Bürgle)

However as time progressed new ideas were able to emerge. Societal growth has increased along with the trends in media. Common themes of artwork created in the 21st century often include spacemen and aliens. Also crude symbolism such as triangles or beams of rainbows is common amongst the abstract works.

Explanation of the Futuristic Art Style

As retro-futurism was just getting started the common ideas between artists were fantastic. The initial retro-futurism was based on creative ideas about how the future would look. Most artworks were symbolic and not meant to represent reality – thus the paintings were often adopting 1920s technology with a futuristic style of living.

explanation of futuristic art style Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork
(Image Source: Klaur Bürgle)

Examples could include flying cars or robots using a cooking range. Artists also kept major infrastructure, such as buildings and streets to keep the scenes grounded towards our modern world. Cars were sometimes depicted as driving along the road with flying buses above, which could be symbolic of a transition between automobiles and alternative travel.

explanation of futuristic art style 2 Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork
(Image Source: Prof. Michael Stoll)

The purpose of retro-futurism artwork was to evoke a state of nostalgia in the viewer’s mind. This ties hand-in-hand with the secondary ideology of looking to create a better world for which to live in. World War II and the Cold War are often sub-themes which can be felt in some dated artwork and paintings. Though much of the latter works focused on optimism and society improvement with outstanding technological innovation.

Retro Old-School Effects

The style of life in western society can compare to no other. During the 1940s and 50s we saw the largest expansion of families and lifestyle changes. Looking back 60 years later it seems the lifestyle was much more vintage than our modern day.

These themes are expressed heavily with bright colors and lighting. Setting the mood for these futuristic societies seems to point towards upbeat spirits among each person. Bright lights are also used in random geometric shapes fitted above retro artwork.

retro old school effects Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork
(Image Source: Peter Nudo)

Adopters of this new style were able to transform the original scenery into abstract projects. These pieces of artwork wouldn’t include any specific place or time. Many times there are scenes which cannot realistically happen or don’t make any sense! Artists haven’t lost touch with the vintage by inclusion of old-school themes such as Leave it to Beaver-style men and women.

retro old school effects 2 Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork
(Image Source: Peter Nudo)

Human faces are a wildly common theme to express emotion. Artists pour their hearts into each project and this can be most easily represented with another human being’s facial expression. It’s not uncommon to see two or three people all expressing polarized emotions or even in sync with the same appearance. The direction towards where the face is looking also affects the mood of the whole scene.

Shapes and Mystical Geometry

Geometry is powerful imagery in all forms of art ranging back thousands of years. Digital artwork is no different, as futurists love the use of geometric shapes. Commonly triangles are seen representing the trinity with 3 sides and 3 angles. It seems also that although most triangles are created in 2D they seem to represent 3D pyramid-like objects.

Artists can create this effect by applying light beams from behind the shape and casting shadows across the canvas. In more contemporary art you may see people walking towards triangles. In these cases the artist may include a small door on the front, or possibly a walkway leading in. This effect adds a secondary structure in the viewer’s eyes to recognize not only the shape but some sort of building.

shapes and mystical geometry Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork
(Image Source: Sakke Soini)

Bright colors help to bring shapes out from the background. When we see modern day futurism up to 5 or 6 different swatches may be included together at once to create a rainbow of color. The magnificent barrage of colors and shapes is meant to jump out off the page and entice the average person.

shapes and mystical geometry 2 Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork
(Image Source: Benjamin Koh)

Certainly with more bizarre works it’s easy gaining attention. Bright beams of color and light naturally catch our eyes even from great distances. This could be the reason many new musical artists include these themes within their album artwork.

Space and Astronaut Themes

One of the most prevalent themes in retro-futurism is space. As humans living on this earth for thousands of years we have dreamt to explore the cosmos. Once reaching the year 2000AD it was obvious that our society had graduated into a new era.

space and astronaut themes Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork
(Image Source: Tonic Vision)

The symbolism in many pieces includes background designs of stars and galaxies. Notably artists will include detailed galaxy formations along with close-up renders of planets. Star Wars plays a factor in the works of a few artists, as with UFOs and similar flying space crafts.

space and astronaut themes 2 Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork
(Image Source: David Fuhrer)

Coupled with the space exploration theme comes a Jetson’s style future. Robots are depicted often performing human tasks. This can include drinking, eating, or exercising. Spacemen and spirit-like beings are commonly seen interacting in the same scene.

space and astronaut themes 3 Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork
(Image Source: Ed Price)

Take for example the flyer artwork above. This clearly displays a bright and vibrant star cluster in the background which sets the mood for much of the foreground work. Beams of light are prevalent and stem from a center circle of light. All common themes which draw upon retro-futurism for guidance.

How Society and Retro-Futurism Have Advanced

The journey began from a nostalgic envisioning of our 1950s western society and moving forward into the most abstract of creation. Retro-futurism has changed dramatically in just a couple decades time, and digital illustrators have been changing right along with the trends.

More people are learning how to create digital artwork and it’s expected to see such an increase in abstract trends. Adobe Photoshop is the premiere software suite for creating layered digital art for both web and print. Vector artists have also worked deeply with futuristic trends creating not only clip art but detailed scenery.

how society and retro futurism advanced Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork
(Image Source: Alex Beltechi)

As the genre now focuses heavily on themes in space the trends in retro-futurism have become fractals of their previous form. Granted the nostalgia and vintage feeling hasn’t been lost and has actually adopted many of the latter generations in American history. An example could include clothing or media from the 1980s with themes such as dancing, disco, and crazy sunglasses.

Trends in Retro Web Design

The vintage art style has elegantly carried over onto the World Wide Web. Digital interfaces of the modern day often include hints of retro effects. These can include checked or spotted backgrounds, emboldened typography, and exquisite vector artwork.

Often you can find fantastic illustrators who are devoted towards the practice and style of retro-futurism. Scenery depicting 1950s cafes and gas stations are just some of the brilliant works included. Bright stripes are still used quite visibly in website layouts, often times included in soft background patterns.

Standard fonts have been replaced with many old-school effects. This can be accomplished with font replacement techniques in CSS or static images. Google Web Fonts is another amazing service which boasts a handful of beautiful type faces.

trendsinretrowebdesign Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork
(Image Source: X-ray Delta One)

Paper and photographs are common themes throughout these designs, too. Notebooks and paper backgrounds may have typewriter-style lettering. This invokes a feeling of World War II technology with information transmission. Similarly this style can be compared to old-fashioned newsprint from the printing presses of the early 1900s.

Gallery of Vintage-Style Layouts

With so many fantastic examples it’s difficult to pick favorites. Retro artwork has greatly enhanced the styles of many popular websites. Layouts and vector artworks are fantastic inspiration for bringing the vintage feeling back into perspective.

Many of collections below include multiple elements of old-school artwork. Links and logo designs are some of the best examples, along with in-page text. Vector artworks play a key role in backgrounds and branding as well. Although it’s much more rare to see digital artists sticking with vintage illustrations in the foreground layers.

Farinella Bakery

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Hipstery

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Tennessee Vacation

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Tricycle Terror

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The Antique Piano Shop

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The Wayward Irregular

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The Dollar Dreadful

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Five Cent Stand

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Level 2 Design

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Custom Design

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The New York Moon

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Eighty Two Design

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mediaBOOM

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singularity concepts

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Zen Garden CSS

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Taywell Ice Creams

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Michela Chiucini

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Jeff Sarmiento

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Lord Likely

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Conclusion

New age digital artwork has come a long way from our ancestors. With the personal computer becoming commonplace it’s not unusual for kids and young adults to pick up these skills and begin creating their own artwork.

The genre has imposed a great deal of abstract imagery and forges ahead with futuristic trends. The styles are even now working their way into web design via vector characters and layout patterns. Icons are also seeing a change with so many open source project available for free download.

What are your thoughts on the changing trends of retro-futurism? Do you see any of these examples in modern day websites? If you have similar examples of great artwork please share with us in the comments below.

35 Extraordinary “End of The World” Inspired Artworks

All the time people were curious about when the world end will be? What will happen then? One of the most popular prediction for world end is it will happen in 2012, predicted by Aztecs. There are lots of opinions on this topic but today I’d like to show you some world end related artworks with dark and gloomy mood. They’ll make you worry about tomorrow.

 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks
(Image Source: MrCanavan)

In this collection of photo manipulations, matte paintings and other artworks of world end you will find impacts, collisions, dead cities and huge disasters. These astounding artworks will show you how buildings are going to break down, how the explosion is going to happen, and how the nature is going to turn the another way round which you have never seen.

By these visual presentation, I hope you’ll find them inspiring and motivating to live your days with thankfulness.

"End of The World" Artworks

Chaos of 2012. (Image Source: zbush)

Chaos of 2012 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

New York Ruins. (Image Source: Jenovah-Art)

new york ruins 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Environment: POST-APOCALYPSE. (Image Source: I-NetGraFX)

environment POST APOCALYPSE 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Doomsday. (Image Source: AndreeWallin)

Doomsday 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Apocalypse. (Image Source: Roeyl)

Apocalypse 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Doomsday. (Image Source: kimotaker)

Doomsday kimotaker 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Apocalypse. (Image Source: pierremassine)

Apocalypse pierremassine 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Rain of a Thousand Flames. (Image Source: mediamaster)

Rain of a Thousand Flames 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Armageddon 2012. (Image Source: Chris-Law)

armageddon 2012 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Calculate the Apocalypse. (Image Source: Quoenusz)

Calculate the Apocalypse 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Earth Reclaimed. (Image Source: frenic)

Earth Reclaimed 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Earth Destruction. (Image Source: kallestar23)

Earth Destruction 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Collide. (Image Source: cazzyae)

Collide 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Deadly Kiss. (Image Source: M3-f)

Deadly Kiss 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Cry of the apocalypse. (Image Source: lucaszoltowski)

Cry of the apocalypse 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Post Apocalypse. (Image Source: BloodyMinded6)

Post Apocalypse 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Wolverine: Apocalypse city. (Image Source: JJasso)

Wolverine apocalypse city 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Taipei Ruins. (Image Source: Jenovah-Art)

Taipei Ruins 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

The End. (Image Source: Deadly-Wanderer)

The End 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Enter the Inferno. (Image Source: alexiuss)

Enter the Inferno 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Washington DC – Pentagon. (Image Source: etwoo)

Washington DC   Pentagon 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Dubai Ruins. (Image Source: Jenovah-Art)

Dubai Ruins 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

The End Of Seattle. (Image Source: kievda)

The End Of Seattle 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Cincinnati. (Image Source: kievda)

Cincinnati 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Casus Belli. (Image Source: Tr1umph)

Casus Belli 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Doomsday. (Image Source: Pr3t3nd3r)

Doomsday Pr3t3nd3r 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Tomorrow never dies. (Image Source: zummerfish)

Tomorrow never dies 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Rule the Apocalypse. (Image Source: MrCanavan)

Rule the Apocalypse 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Quarantaine in NY. (Image Source: CreativeVolution)

Quarantaine in NY 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

End of Time. (Image Source: bladz56)

End of Time 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

When the Apocalypse rise. (Image Source: andy14hd)

When the Apocalypse rise 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Post apocalyptic Chicago. (Image Source: Pathogens)

Post apocalyptic chicago 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Aftermath 2085. (Image Source: Wurstfried)

Aftermath 2085 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Facing A New World. (Image Source: 3mmI)

Facing A New World 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Destroyed City. (Image Source: ShadowYingZhi)

Destroyed City 35 Extraordinary End of The World Inspired Artworks

Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

It can be said that light is the source of all art. It’s because you see an artwork by not only using your eyes, but also rely on the light that makes the art visible. But the situation is gonna be different in this post as the light is not only something that makes the art visible, but the main focus of beautiful artworks with help from light painters.

light painting artwork Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

Yes, it’s called light painting, a cool photographic technique which aims to utilize light into something that can be drawn, mainly by lower shutter speed of the camera that captures the artwork. Painters then use different kinds of light sources like flash light, cathode, LED keychain or even candle to ‘draw’ the light, thus pushing it to become a beautiful artwork.

So how does it look like? Witness it by your eyes. We’ve handpicked 35 light painting works from creative authors using different kinds of light sources to show you what light painting is capable of. Enjoy these works and make sure you won’t be blinded by the beauty of light itself!

Painting With Light

Angle Grinder. Amazing shot with perfect lighting, the environment really adds up the beauty of light painting.
angle grinder Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

Ballin’ In School. Gorgeous shot on this one. This piece offers a close view to the light orb, which is rarely seen in most similar works.
ballin in school Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

Bat(man) On Fire. Batman is back… with light painting. Both expression and use of lighting are badass.
batman on fire Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

Best Nest. Creative work with unique environment, I like how the ‘fire’ adds up the the epicness of this work.
best nest Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

Bike. Nice use of color and lighting that brings out cinematic feel.
bike Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

Blue Peter – 05. What a badass worm with badass lighting. Awesome!
blue peter 05 Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

Body Stretching. Overstretched, dude! Very unique approach used on this work, this painter got some creativity.
body stretching Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

Cécile Frémont. Perfect combination of body art and Arabic calligraphy light painting, simply wordless.
cecile fremont Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

dENiZEN – 05. Fantastic shot with cute artworks. The light streaks seem like they’ll taste good!
denizen 05 Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

dENiZEN – 08. A great example of showing how simple lines can create beautiful light painting artwork.
denizen 08 Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

Electric Guitar. Very nice shot and fantastic use of lighting, probably one of the most beautiful piece in this series.
electric guitar Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

Electric Guitar 2. How distorted it is! Perfect use of light waves that brings out the electric feel to the guitar, the messy bed background does add up the effect too.
electric guitar 2 Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

Fabia Light. I believe even the ugliest car in the world can look epic by adding in this effect, cool work!
fabia light Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

Fire Dragon. The legendary twin-headed fire dragon. My god this work is freakin’ hot!
fire dragon Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

Fire Fish. I had a LOL moment on this piece, great color choice and well drawn fish.
fire fish Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

Ghost Performer. Although this is just an experimenting work, it turns out very well with ambient lighting that carves out a glamorous feel around the performer. A sensational work indeed.
ghost performer Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

Home Is Where the Light Is. I like the meaning of this work, and what makes this photo worthy is the large ‘O’ word synced up perfectly, which requires lots of effort and muscular memory to achieve that.
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I Want My Cookie Crisps. Boom! Very well executed work, also a nice example on how adding small effect will greatly enhance the entire feel of the photo.
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Inferno Horse. Another freakin’ hot work done by the same author who did the ‘Fire Dragon’. You got the epic nerve, dude.
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Light Girl Taking A Break. A fiery work with fiery technique, hat off to the painter.
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Light Graffiti Car. Perfect angle and proportion of the light car, impressive work.
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Marion Guillauteau. Another stunning combination of body art and Arabic calligraphy light painting.
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Max Ophuels Preis – 02. Charming neon-like effect. I’m wondering which kind of light tube is used to create this beautiful piece.
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Moon Set. A close look on the Arabic calligraphy light painting, simply awesome.
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Omen. An inspiring shot, and great creation of light orb with eastern feel, which is very rare among light orb painting.
omen Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

Paradise. ‘Such a badass photo. Perfectly executed.’
paradise Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

Poésie. This is probably the best artwork to show off the beauty of Arabic calligraphy, I believe it can’t be done without the love and passion to the Arabic calligraphy.
poesie Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

Starwars Vs Startrek – 01. I love this, with only 2 dots and 2 lines, they made the entire photo different.
starwars vs startrek 01 Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

Steps. Astounding use of light painting, which signifies the elegance of the temple.
steps Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

Still Got the Blues. Rock on, skeleton! ‘Wicked’ is the best word to describe this production.
still got the blues Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

The Angel. The sparkling effect is so pleasing that it brings out the angel’s feel, amen.
the angel Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

Thermodynamic Engineering. May the fire be with you. Phenomenal work.
thermodynamic engineering Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

Tunnel Orb. Probably the most epic tunnel ever. This is also personally the best piece I saw among hundreds of light orb painting, bravo!
tunnel orb Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

Unknown. The ‘light eyes’ greatly adds up the feeling of insanity to the portrait. Very creative approach on painting wings, reminds me of the wings of angel Tyrael from Diablo 2.
unknown Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

Working Late. Elegant shot. Loved the color used in light painting, which suits the envinronment very well that I can literally feel some warmth from this artwork.
working late Showcase of Dazzling Light Painting Artworks

Reflection

If you ask me which is my favorite piece of these artworks, I will probably say all. Light painting requires extreme effort and perseverance to create stunning works, not to mention that the artist has to recreate the artwork completely if he failed on first attempt. This is what I can see during the collection, and made me respect them all.

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