Art, as they say, knows no boundaries. And we’ve seen this over and over as demonstrated by artists, creators, and inventors who have boldly pushed their limits, stepped outside of their comfort zones, and even utilized out-of-the-box medium for their crafts.
Apparently, a guy named Burls took inspiration from people who have been making bowls out of colored pencils. He, however, took it upon himself to take things to the next level by building a musical instrument.
Aside from his unusual choice of material, the twist here is that according to Burls himself, he has never built a guitar his entire life!
“This was my first guitar I’ve ever built,” he admitted, “but I am more than satisfied with how it turned out.”
Using 1,200 colored pencils, Burls built an awesome electric guitar fashioned after the style of Fender’s iconic Stratocaster axe.
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According to Burls, the colored pencils costed him about $120 while the rest of his hardware were common objects he found in the house. All in all, he spent $150 for the project and worked 2 to 4 hours each day for several weeks.
He pointed out:
“Painting and sanding took the longest by far. Cutting the pencils initially was the most strenuous task.”
The video eventually went viral when he posted it online, gaining millions of views on YouTube alone.
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Woman’s Amateur Painting Inspires Viral ‘Paintception’ Trend on Reddit
“My mom painted this and said no one would like it.” The internet proved her wrong!
Sometimes the artists themselves are their own worst critics. They often don't see the beauty of their work and it takes others' appreciation before they even realize it.
Case in point, one schoolteacher from Jacksonville, Florida recently achieved viral fame after her son shared her painting on the web. As it appears, Matthew Decker posted the art of his mom, 55-year-old school teacher Cindi and much to their surprise, it inspired a 'paintception' trend.
50 Interesting Behind-The-Scene Images That Reveal The Truth About Photography
Some are truly impressive while some are downright hilarious – such as #8 and #12!
While it is true that every snapshot captures a moment, sometimes each shot likewise has an interesting backstory as to how it came to be. Case in point, the photos below will show you that the images we see online are mostly just a part of a scene and we often fail to see the bigger picture.
To get the perfect shot, some photographers need more than skills - they need creativity and resourcefulness. Aside from using modern tools (such as photo manipulation software or apps), they likewise utilize everyday objects to achieve their desired effects.
Seeing these behind-the-scene images not only make us appreciate the hard work of photographers more, some of them likewise amaze us - if not make us laugh hard.
So without further ado, go scroll down and find out for yourself. And yeah, good luck trying to unsee some of the most hilarious ones, such as #8 and #12! ...
25 Whimsical (and Mind-Bending) Paintings by Artist Robert Gonsalves
These wonderful optical illusions will make you stop and stare!
One of the amazing things about good art is that they have the capability to make your imagination soar. A painting, for example, can take you to different places, make you ponder about an idea, or even wonder about how beautiful the world is.
To some degree, you get to experience all that while looking at the work of painter Robert Gonsalves. This Canadian artist is known for his optical illusion paintings that are as beautiful as they are whimsical.
In his official Facebook page, we read how Rob got started in art at a young age and how that journey brought him to where he is now.