cardboard iron man

The Stan Winston School of Character Arts knows a thing or two about creating creatures, so there’s something really fun about hearing the sheer amazement in their voices when they’re looking at the work of Taiwanese student and Cardboard Artist Kai-Xiang Xhong.

Xhong and the SWSCA talked about a year ago. They saw some of his work and were blown away by it, so they asked him to let them know about any new work he did. As they put it, “We anxiously waited for nearly a year to see what he would create next, and we were blown away to see all of his new work, including a full-size, wearable CARDBOARD IRON MAN SUIT!!!”

Head after the break to see more pictures and the video of their conversation. It’s pretty awesome.

[click to continue…]

woman in moth

We loved the woman body painted and posed to look like a parrot and now we have another awesome optical illusion with this body paint by artist Paul Roustan. There’s a woman painted and hidden within this illustration he also did of a Pandora Sphinx moth.

I could say something here about transformations and the intent behind the art, but I’ll let you make your own conclusions when you hit the jump and see how cool this is.

[click to continue…]


Even superheroes and villains take a day off from saving or destroying the world and they need something a little more casual than their usual attire. Artist Mingjue Helen Chen has imagined what some of them might look like when they’re kicking back, relaxing, and plotting their next move.

See more pictures after the break…

[click to continue…]

paula strawn baby helmet

I’m over here totally having a heart squish moment, so pardon me if I gush, but this is too awesome.

Flat Head Syndrome affects roughly 48% of babies and requires them to wear a helmet as treatment. The helmets are generally white and look like, well, head fixing helmets.

But artist Paula Strawn isn’t going to let babies go around in some boring old helmet. She makes a living painting the helmets to be more than a medical apparatus, but a work of art.

Check out some examples after the break.

[click to continue…]

woman as parrot bodypaint

When you look at this picture, you see a parrot. That’s what you’re supposed to see.

But it’s not a parrot. It’s a woman bodypainted and posed to look like a parrot.

What’s really amazing is that, even if you see her, you can go back and look at it and see a parrot and enjoy it just as much.

This little bit of gorgeousness was created by artist and former world champion body painter Johannes Stoetter, who put 4 weeks of planning and 4 hours of painting into this one perfect image.

(via Sploid)

best nucleus info v4

If you’re a Final Fantasy fan in the L.A. area, or anywhere near the L.A. area, or within flying distance of the L.A. area, you’ll wan’t to attend the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster launch event at Gallery Nucleus on March 15th from 2pm-8pm.

In the first exhibition of its kind, artwork from FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster will be on display at Gallery Nucleus, an intimate setting that takes visitors on a visual journey through the remarkable art of the two games. Proceeds from the sale of the artwork that will be available for purchase at the event will be donated to charity relief efforts to aid the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

But that’s not all. Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Art Director Yusuke Naora will be on site to sign the first 200 copies of FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster purchased. Limited quantities of the game for the PS3 and Vita will be on sale throughout the event, which is your chance to score the game three days before the official launch.

There will also be door prizes for the first 300 attendees, playable versions of the original releases and HD Remasters (after the 16th) and a a Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2-themed photo booth.


Speaking of prizes, to celebrate the release of the game and the Gallery Nucleus event we are giving away posters and action figures to a whole bunch of lucky readers!

  • (1) Grand Prize: Signed Gallery Nucleus poster / Set of Tidus and Yuna PLAYARTS KAI Figures
  • (9) First Prize: Gallery Nucleus poster / Set of Tidus and Yuna PLAYARTS KAI Figures
  • (16) Runner-Up Prize: Gallery Nucleus poster

Read on past the break for all the details on the prizes and how to enter…

[click to continue…]

robogirl crewneck

OMOCAT just made our day with this Robogirl Crewneck. Anime cute meets Westworld with a distressed look (the word reads “robot!”).

Check out a close up after the break…

[click to continue…]

dhalsim tattoo

I’m amazed by this Street Fighter Dhalsim Tattoo done by Peruvian tattoo artist Alain Head Art.

I don’t know what else to say except I’m price checking flights to Peru tonight.

Send your nerdy tattoo pics to

(via Kotaku)


Meet Shannon. By day, she’s an illustrator on Archer, but in her free time she is the deviant, delightful and awesome mind behind the Damn It Feels Good to be a Fangirl tumblr, and the creator of the Viking Magical Girls. The response has been so positive since she started this last month, that people are already planning cosplays.

I want to be the viking who transforms by blood. That is just too cool.

Check out some of her work after the break and follow her Tumblr to see more.

[click to continue…]

Will It Beard?


A beard is good for keeping your face warm, but I’ll bet you never thought it could be a place to store random stuff. Pierce Thiot definitely thought about it and he took pictures of his beard full of all sort of stuff like toothpicks, drink umbrellas and even gummy worms and posted them on his instagram account Will It Beard. The results are pretty epic.

See some of our favorites after the break…

[click to continue…]