Sunday, November 6, 2011


As you all probably know, a smiley is a symbol that is made out of letters and characters that when you look at it from the side, shows a face (usually). It shows a mood.
     :)  :(  >:)  >:(  :D  :P  B)  O.o  O_o  :(:)  ;)  [:|]  :C  C:  :3  :3)

     8)  :L  :*  :'(  D:  >:P  :O :() \m/  :-)  :]  :^)  :|  <3

Saturday, August 27, 2011


While looking up different art forms I found this one especially interesting. Here is a deffinition of ASCII art from :
"Artwork composed entirely of ASCII characters used as lines and shapes, not as characters with meanings. The simplest ASCII art is the simple smiley faces, but at the other end of the scale, they can be large, elaborate pictures. For a good collection of ASCII art, see the ASCII Dictionary."

Drawing With Water

This man uses water to draw his creations, then he puts a dot of ink on it and it spreads to show the picture. The artist's name is Emmanuel Guibert. He writes graphic novels for all ages of readers. He lives in Paris with his wife and daughter.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Marc Harmon- Leroy Jethro Gibbs

So a few days ago I decided I wanted to draw Mark Harmon who plays Gibbs in 'NCIS'. I tried using a regular no. 2 HB pencil but it totally failed. Then yesterday I gave it another shot using a soft charcoal pencil from Faber Castell and I got better results. I drew it starting at the jaw line and only coloring in the shadows. Charcoal was much easier because I could smudge it around and use it as a paint and my finger as a brush. I think it kind of got warped when I scanned it..

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Painted Ukuleles

I found my love for ukuleles just last year when my classmates started playing as well. They had their own ukes and played much better than I did but I didn't care. Now I have my own uke and I'm getting pretty good. I was looking up pictures of ukuleles and found that there are some pretty cool painted ones.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Flip-flop Creations

After seeing what Brazilian students did, I was intrigued and wanted to see more. I found recycled flip-flops. I also found other flip-flop sculptures. It is amazing how creative people can be.

Buildings that look like what they sell

These buildings are pretty cool. People thought of out-of-the-norm ways to get more business. They decided to create something unique. Something amazing. They decided to create buildings that look like what they sell. These are my favorite out of all of the ones I found. click on one of the photos to see more.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Chris Lange Collages

Chris Lange is an artist. Well that's obvious. But! I bet you don't know what he creates! Actually, you do. He makes collages. Though, his collages are a little bit different. He sells Nintendo themed collages that are pretty darn cool.

Button Art

Buttons hold the world together better than anything except duct tape. But this brings buttons to a whole other level. These cool people figured it was more creative to make things out of their extra buttons than to sew them onto clothes. Although I like them all, I like the male face the best. Let me know which one you like the best.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Art Aquariums

I've always loved aquariums, no matter what kind. Just looking at the water and plants in a glass tank -looking at the wild- is fascinating to me. Paper aquariums, Crochet aquariums, tiny origami aquariums.
artificial aquarium<--that's an ornament!

Trash Art

No one person created trash art. There is no one way to make trash art. People make trash pictures, trash sculptures, trash clothing. These are all trash art.
plastic bottle lobster

Friday, January 14, 2011

Bacteria Art

This is bacteria art. A gallery of art that is grown in petri dishes. I find it interesting that there are so many ways bacteria in which grows. Though there are many types of bacteria.

Drawing with BacteriaDrawing with Bacteria

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Crocheted Coral Reef
This coral reef is not your usual coral reef. It is not alive nor is it dead. It is made out of yarn, beads, and other similar materials. Even though it is not an alive coral reef, it has just as vibrant colors as any one. Many people worked long and hard on this reef of porportionte size. Find out more about this wonderful reef at

Kseniya Simonova on Uraine's Got Talent- Sand Animation

I thought this was amazing. Ukraine's Got Talent is nothing like America's Got Talent or Britain's got talent. Ukraine brings it to another level. Don't be surprised when you see people crying.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Animal Art- Elephants

Elephants can paint. They can paint self portraits and still life. It is amazing how these giant creatures can create such beauty. Artists, Komar and Melamid, opened an elephant art academy to teach elephants to paint after a law was put in place that left many elephants without a livelihood. An 8 year old female named Hong can paint elephants holding flowers and the Thai flag. Another elephant, a 5 year old male likes to paint squiggly lines on his canvas. learn more about the artists Komar and Melamid and about the elephant art at

Ripley's Believe It Or Not  “Largest Painting by A Group of Elephants”

HONG shows amazing control and dexterity as she paints at Maetaman Elephant Camp