Remember the guy who recycles old flip-flops and turns them into action figures? There’s him and there’s also this 52-year-old on-call driver named Carlito Romanillos from the Philippines who is gaining social media attention because of his unique works of art. Romanillos makes use of aluminum wire to create intricate handicraft designs.
Romanillos continues to be promoted by netizens, who first saw his work in December last year. As Christmas is fast approaching, Romanillos has once again surfaced as some believe his creations are great as gifts and souvenirs.
Photos of Romanillos and his works of art surfaced in December 2016.
He continues to make the rounds on social media, and that would help him get sales this Christmas.
For almost ten years, the artisan has been working as an on-call driver.
He has a daughter but he is already separated from his wife.
A motorcycle design would take him six months to finish at first.
But with practice, Romanillos is able to complete the design in a just a week.
Romanillos shared to Rappler that he once used thin wires to practice his craft. Later on, he moved on to aluminum, as it is more durable and has more vibrant color.
The artist didn't plan on selling his work.
But friends, who saw his potential, encouraged him to make a profit out of his work.
He told the news outlet:
“I really didn’t want to sell at first because I just wanted something for the house – for collection only. But they said I could make a fortune out of it so I tried selling it.”
Netizens were impressed by Romanillos' work.
His photos went viral and some were very proud to have this local talent.
Romanillos takes pride in his work and why shouldn’t he? He’d spend hours on one intricate design. One motorcycle costs Php 1,500 (around $30) and more intricate designs would be priced at Php7,000 (about $135). Despite the fact that Romanillos spends hours of dedication and precision to come up with cool designs, people find his pricing unreasonable.
“I hope people don’t haggle too much because this is my work of art. I put a lot of effort into this. After all, I just wanted to make a hobby out of it,” he said.
If you’re interested in Romanillos’ works of art, you can contact him at +639164772501.
Artist Creatively Illustrates Everyday Life With Wife in Adorable Comics
Without a doubt, they’re as cute as they’re relatable.
Marriage can be a burden sometimes, and this is especially true to couples who nearly divorced. But, if handled correctly, things can go accordingly. In the long run, perhaps the most important things in marriage is understanding, responsibility, and – more importantly – love.
Yehuda Adi Devir, a Tel-Aviv-based illustrator, truly understands the concept of marriage. He also acknowledges the fact that it can go awful sometimes. In any case, he has wonderfully illustrated his adventures with his wife named Maya.
In his ongoing series called “One of Those Days,” Yehuda masterfully created an adorable comic adventure featuring his life together with his significant other. From family gatherings to birthday celebrations to binge-watching TV shows, his comics are relatable to any married couples out there. And yes, they’re also cute.
Check out some of his works below!...
40 Unique Trees That Definitely Look Like Something Else
From a dragon and a broccoli, to a devil and a butt – these trees are guaranteed to grab your attention!
Seeing strange faces and figures in inanimate objects? No, you’re not just “seeing things”. It’s actually called pareidolia and it is, as we’ve explained in a previous featured, indeed a psychological phenomenon experienced by some people.
So yeah, there’s nothing weird about it in case you have the tendency to do that. In fact, we’re sharing with you below a photo compilation of interesting trees that, well, look like something else – from a dragon and a broccoli, to a devil and a butt!
Scroll down below and see for yourself:
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13 Illustrations Shows How Modern “Justice” In Different Countries Looks Like
It goes without saying that justice system can be flawed.
As we all know it, one of the most sensitive subjects to tackle these days is the concept of human rights. Due to the huge cultural differences among countries, it can be difficult to find the perfect middle ground without offending age-old local customs.
Gunduz Agayev, a very talented illustrator, decided to dabble on the issue of human rights and fearlessly created several powerful illustrations in order to raise awareness. Using his talent, he unveiled the horrible reality about the justice system nowadays, no holds barred.
It should be noted that the opinions these illustrations contain are all from the artist Gunduz Agayev.