When it comes to the global arena, it is safe to say that each country has its own image to portray. It may paint a picture of culture, tradition, and people. In any case, they are meant to describe a country as a whole. But what if each of them actually looks like ordinary citizens of today?
This is exactly what a Russian artist by the name of Anastasia Bulgakova thought. In her project, she draws “personifications of different countries.” All of them are interestingly drawn in “militant and warrior-like,” covered in blood and dirt. Mind you, she does not aim any political persuasion here.
As she explains,
Simply because that’s what I always draw in any case, and the idea of warrior-countries gives a lot of creative freedom.
Anastasia adds that every character in her project has, in one way or another, stereotypical attributes. If for an American it might appear a bit naïve and idealistic, a Japanese dude will come with a suspicious smile. And, as she points outs, one can easily recognize her characters in the street.
Well, without further ado, here are character designs Anastasia made for each country in the world. Check them out and let us know which one is your favorite (aside from your own country, of course!).
No need to feel bummed if your country is not on the list. Anastasia’s project, which is called “Country Characters,” is a work-in-progress, and she mentions about releasing more characters in the near future. For now, you can enjoy and learn more about her art on Behance and ArtStation. Do not forget to let us know what you think about her characters in the comments below!
24 Incredible Sculptures That Defy Gravity
These sculptures do not follow the laws of physics at all.
Like any form of art, sculptures are meant to challenge our human way of thinking. From our beliefs to prejudices to the concept of believing how stuff works, art is a medium that challenges these aspects. This is exactly what this compilation offers.
Elite Readers has come up with a list of sculptures that defies and questions the laws set in physics and gravity. In one way or another, they will challenge your brain to think outside of the box as you try to understand how they are made.
Scroll down below and prepare to be mesmerized by these sculptures!...
10 of the Worst Feelings Ever, and Everyone Can Relate To Them
It just feels bad, man.
Every person in this world, in one way or another, has his or her own likes and dislikes when it comes to a lot of things. It is just human nature. so to speak. For instance, some might like eating pizzas with pineapple toppings, while others do not. Some might like the idea of traveling, while others would prefer saving up. Some might like watching a certain T.V show, while others simply prefer going to the movies. You see, the list just goes on and on.
Interestingly, an artist by the name of Jacob Andrews decided to venture on this topic by drawing up the 10 Objectively Worst Feelings in the World. Although he presents it in a hilarious way possible, it cannot be denied that his drawings are something that everyone can relate to. And mind you, these do not portray the deepest and meaningful feelings in terms of life and death issues. Nor do they convey a complicated analysis of the human psyche. These are basically first world problems of the very worst kind.
The comics are part of Andrews’ series which he originally created on College Humor. They are really thought-provoking, most especially if you are looking to balance your life with some positivity (because who on earth do not want such, right?). Well, it is actually something that the world really needs now....
25 Hilarious Comics About A Socially-Awkward Guy You Can Probably Relate To
Everything goes wrong when you’re socially-awkward!
Aside from catching up with friends and memes, one thing I love about social media is checking out some online comics. There are a lot of good, hilarious webcomics out there that are truly worth-reading and I’m always pleased to add new ones to those I’m currently following.
Like this one by a certain fella who uses the name Portuguese Geese. In BoredPanda feature, we learn that the artist has been drawing comics since he was young. He began doing webcomics in 2015, taking inspiration from his own life. “90% of my work,” he shared, “is based off personal experience, mostly awkward ones”.
Now his stuff, which is usually about the (mis)adventures of an awkward guy, is gaining positive reactions on social media because it’s truly funny and very relatable. ...