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Filipino Pixel Artist Uses Duct Tape, Lipstick, and Even Blood To Create His Masterpieces

A fellow artist accused him of using a printer. So he took his craft to the next level and proved his critic wrong!

What do you do when someone ridicules your talent? Well, you take your craft to the next level and prove that damn person wrong! Take it from artist Kel Cruz who did exactly that when a fellow artist questioned and doubted his skill.

Kel, who hails from Quezon City in the Philippines, is now dubbed by many as a “pixel art wizard” because of how exceptionally good he is using the medium. Apparently though, it was a harsh comment that drove him to really polish his artistry into perfection.

Kel Cruz of Quezon City, Philippines is considered by many as a “pixel art wizard”.

You see, Kel started out using ballpoint pen in his pixel arts. Although he was evidently great at it, another artist accused him of using a printer. So he set out to prove that guy wrong by exploring different mediums in his art.

Instead of relying heavily on using pens, he began experimenting with a variety of tools ranging from colored tapes, stampers, lipsticks, fingerprints, and even blood.

Kel utilizes different tools in creating his masterpieces – such as stampers.

Some of his lifelike portraits are done using colored tapes – and he’s really good at it.

“It’s Morphin’ Time!” This ‘Forever Green’ tape portrait features iconic Power Rangers actor Jason David Frank.

Meanwhile, the “Lips of Mr.J” is a 6’x5′ lipstick art.

He also used his own fingerprints at one point.

His most controversial tool, however, is blood – which he used to create this Harley Quinn piece.

Kel is clearly magnificent at what he does. He’s a master, in fact!

Kel’s unusual talent has attracted the attention of both local and international media outlets.

Aside from the media coverage he gets from local and international outlets, Kel also has numerous fans on social media.

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Well, what else can we say except we’re pretty much blown away by this dude’s works. We’re guessing his critic must be so jealous now!

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30 Awesome Matching Shirt Ideas That Are Absolutely Fun and Brilliant

Damn, why didn’t I think of #1 and #7 first!

Aside from arts, music, and tattoos, do you know what else makes a great vehicle of self expression? Well, it’s gotta be t-shirts, of course!

Sure, wearing a shirt requires lesser effort compared with the others I mentioned above but the thing here is that they are undeniably effective in expressing your wit and creativity. And when you’re rocking matching shirts – and if you’re doing it right - the awesomeness level just goes entirely higher.

Case in point, these photos compiled by BoredPanda show us what it’s like to don cool matching shirts. If you’re planning to make shirts with your significant other, friend, or family members, you definitely want to check these out to get some ideas. ...

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Dying Aunt Tells Nephew About A $30 Million Secret Located ‘Under The Sewing Machine’

His aunt told him not to forget to look under the sewing machine.

Carl Sabatino has always noticed a painting in his aunt’s home when he was a child. He used to call the artwork “the woman in the fuzzy hat” and later on his aunt would give it to him before she died. Now, Sabatino learned that the painting could cost about $30 million.

Before Sabatino’s aunt, Jenny Verastro, passed away, she shared her secret with him. She told her nephew to “look under the sewing machine.” Sabatino did as told and found a 1950s artwork wrapped in newspaper.

Carl didn’t give much thought to the painting that he’d seen all his life as a kid, but what caught his attention was the signature located in the upper left corner of the painted canvas. ...

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Guy Has Pareidolia And Creates Characters From Faces He Sees

Apparently, being able to see faces from inanimate objects is a psychological phenomenon – and it’s called pareidolia.

At times when you look at the sky, you could see little faces forming in the clouds. Apparently, being able to see faces from inanimate objects is a psychological phenomenon; it happens and it has a name - facial pareidolia. Psychologists even say that some people can be more prone to facial pareidolia compared to others.

Some people may get ridiculed for experiencing pareidolia, but according to experts, it’s a common occurrence because of how the human brain is wired.

As University of Toronto’s Professor Kang Lee, who studied facial pareidolia, explained to Mail Online,...

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