Arizona based artist Tom Eckert creates hyper realistic sculptures using wood, paint and a huge amount of patience. Using material like basswood, linden and limewood, he carved the sculpture then cover it with layers of lacquer and paint obtaining this way realistic wrinkles and reflections. These sculpture are so realistic that if you just look at the photo, you might thought it is some kind of digital work. Otherwise, how the silk can float in the air? Really impressive!
“Call of Couture” is a new series of dog sculptures composed of thousands of crayons in the theme of high fashion by Nashville, Tennessee-based artist Herb William. In this series, 15 different breeds of dogs are sculptured looks have been inspired by either an iconic fashion designer or a distinct style, such as Burberry Bulldog and Louis Vuitton Doberman. Meticulously composed from an expansive array of colored sticks, the forms are adhered by bonding the paper that encircles each crayon, not the wax, completely covering the volume that Williams carves or casts. While his works are often childlike, they are meant to pose intriguing questions for adults. As he states, “My intent is to continue to seriously create art that looks at itself unseriously.”
It looks like pencil is not only drawing tools any more since more and more artists choose it as their art canvas. We have featured many creative pencil carving works on our site and today we will bring you another set of stunning pencil tip sculptures by Salavat Fidai. The subjects of his work range far and wide, if a little close to pop-culture. Star Wars notables Darth Vader and master Yoda make appearances, so does Bart Simpson, as well as such 3D animated characters like Rango and Wall-E. Like Fidai’s work? You can find more on his behance page.
These stunning, free flowing glass sculptures are created by K. William LeQuier by using a unique style he’s developed – carve glass into a myriad of textures using a sandblaster and a diamond saw. Though labor-intensive, this work resulted in unexpected and exciting results. Every sculpture starts with a rough sketch. From that, he produces a template to scale. Then, as the artist explains, “Thin strips of adhesive rubber are arranged one at a time on each plate of glass. When the plate is sandblasted, the rubber acts as a resist. The rest of the plate is cut away leaving only what was protected by the rubber. After each plate is sandblasted the plates are then glued together with a special UV curing epoxy.” Sanding is done with a belt sander and details are carved with a diamond tip. The artist creates the base and armature on which the sculpture rests all by hand.