Sixteen-Year-Old Artist Wins National Art Competition with Masterful Hyper-Realistic Pencil Portrait

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Sixteen-Year-Old Artist Wins National Art Competition with Masterful Hyper-Realistic Pencil Portrait

Sixteen-Year-Old Artist Wins National Art Competition with Masterful Hyper-Realistic Pencil Portrait

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For the past four years, 16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh has participated in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition, an art contest for children in Ireland held every year since 1955. Just looking at the astounding portrait above, it may come as no surprise that McDonagh has won the top prize for her age category every year since she was 12, and today snagged the top prize for the 2014 competition with this hyperrealistic drawing of a man titled Coleman.

The judging panel chairman, Declan McGonagle, director of the National College of Art & Design, remarked that the girl’s work could position her “as one of the most talented artists of her generation, and one whose skill could see her become one of Ireland’s foremost portrait artists of the future.” We would be inclined to agree.

For her talent McDonagh snagged a $2,075 (€1,500) award which she will receive next month. You can read more and catch a video over at The Irish Times. (via PICDIT)

ANDY ELLISON MAKES ART FROM MRI’S OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

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ANDY ELLISON MAKES ART FROM MRI’S OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

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Andy Ellison works at the BU medical school in Boston where he frequently works with a research-only MRI scanner. Over the past few months he’s been sharing some fantastic animated gifs of his calibration and quality control scans using assorted fruits, vegetables and other plants. As you can see the results are absolutely mesmerizing and I urge you to check out his blog, Inside Insides, for many more scans and hi-res images. Thanks to Ellison for exporting some slightly larger images for this post, sorry for the extra load! (via quipsologies)

amazing photographs inside a cave in China by Robbie Shone

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amazing photographs inside a cave in China by Robbie Shone

Robbie Shone is a British adventure, cave and travel photographer based out of Austria. His adventures have led him to the remotest areas of China, Papua New Guinea, Borneo, the Alps and Crete where he has photographed the deepest, largest, and longest cave systems ever discovered. These feats involve dangling on a thin rope 650 ft. (200m) above the floor in the world’s deepest natural shaft, exploring the far ends of a 117 mile long cave system, and spending nearly four days continuously underground on shoots.

Collected here are some of his most jaw-dropping shots, many from a 2012 excursion into cave systems in Wulong County, China. You can explore more of his cave photography over on his website. All imagery courtesy the photographer. (via This Isn’t Happiness)China Caves 2012 - Hong Meigui Expedition to explore giant caves in Wulong County tx011rcs Epic cave exploration photography from around the world China Caves 2012 - Hong Meigui Expedition to explore giant caves in Wulong County

Indonesian Artist Veri Apriyatno Draws Realistic Self-Portraits

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Indonesian Artist Veri Apriyatno Draws Realistic Self-Portraits

Indonesian Artist Veri Apriyatno Draws Realistic Self-Portraits. Just Brilliant!

Indonesian artist Veri Apriyatno, was born in April, 12, 1973. He completed a bachelor degree in 1998 at the Bandung Institute of Technology. He played excellently with pencil and creates his realistic self-portraits. All of drawing done with only pencil on canvas, some of the eye drawing creates with charcoal and pastel. In this post I would like to show you some of his amazingpencil drawings which will be hard to believe for you guys. Veri Apriyatno  has launched six books about how to draw an excellent drawing using pencils. Veri is recognized as one of the contemporary Indonesian artists. Please have a look at his artwork below and I m sure you will be highly amazed

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THE PAINTINGS OF MARIA LANKINA

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THE PAINTINGS OF MARIA LANKINA

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Translucent Ants Photographed Eating Colored Liquids

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Translucent Ants Photographed Eating Colored Liquids

Translucent Ants Photographed Eating Colored Liquids

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Scientist Mohamed Babu from Mysore, India captured beautiful photos of these translucent ants eating a specially colored liquid sugar. Some of the ants would even move between the food resulting in new color combinations in their stomachs. Read more over on the Daily Mail. (via notcot)

High Speed Liquid Flowers Photographed by Jack Long

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High Speed Liquid Flowers Photographed by Jack Long

High Speed Liquid Flowers Photographed by Jack Long

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At a quick glance these colorful photographs by Milwaukee-based photographed Jack Long might pass as some kind of strange exotic flowers, but a squint of the eyes later reveals they are actually high speed photographs of colored water, captured in a way to mimic the shape of blooms, leaves, and even pots.

Each photograph from Long’s Vessels and Blooms series is captured in a stunningly precise take that took months of trial and error to perfect. Like a mad scientist he creates cocktails of dyes, thickeners, and pigments for each component of the shot and then blasts them through a customized mechanism before snapping a perfectly timed capture. “This series was a culmination of months of planning and testing. Hundreds of captures are made in testing and then many more during the actual final capture stage. A very few stand out as being the best,” he says. You can see much more of his work on Flickr and 500px. (via oddity central)

Thomas Birke photography

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Thomas Birke photography

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Photographer Thomas Birke originally hails from Neubrandenburg, Germany, but is currently based out of Berlin. Urban spaces and metropolitan areas is what fascinates Birke. Today on EK, we present a selection of Birke’s work from two separate sets from the the highly urbanized dwellings in Hong Kong, China to the futuristic living spaces in Tokyo, Japan.