If you’re a frequent visitor, we bet you already know we love featuring artists of all sorts of mediums here on our site. We’re definitely big fans of art and we love spotlighting those that we think deserve getting exposure to a wider number of audience.
Case in point, some of you may remember Noriyuki Saitoh – that Japanese guy who creates intricate life-size insects using bamboo. There’s also Bruce Mackley who used more than 20,000 screws to craft mind-blowing 3D portraits. Of course, who could forget about Kel Cruz, a Filipino pixel artist who uses duct tape, lipstick, and even blood to make massive art pieces.
Meet Jessica Lopez, another unusual artist from the Philippines.
Hailing from Dagupan City in the province of Pangasinan, Jessica Lopez is a unique artist with a one-of-a-kind medium: she uses fish bones for her masterpieces. The idea struck her one day after eating and so instead of throwing the fish bones away, she decided to use them to create art.
Also known as Lady Fishbone, the young Filipina recently caught the attention of HISTORY Asia.
In fact, they featured her on a video uploaded on the channel’s official Facebook page.
Check out some of Lady Fishbone’s artworks here:
#1. Motions of Emotions
#3. Diary of a Journey
#4. Until We Grow Grey
#5. Thorn Shaken Overflow
#6. The Immune System of Sacrifice
#7. Elements of Struggle and Faith
#8. A Home
#10. Colors of an Introvert
Now watch the HISTORY feature here:
With the abundance of fish in their area (which is also known as the ‘Milkfish Capital of the World’), we can rest assured that Jessica will have lots of materials to use to produce more and more fantastic pieces in the years to come.
For those interested to see more of her works or purchase some pieces, you can follow Lady Fishbone on Facebook.
Artist Shares Emotional Comic About Finding Your Childhood Bully After Many Years
This is how bullying can haunt your life for years and years to come…
If you’ve ever been bullied as a child, you know the effects can stay with you for a long time. Harsh words and deeds can really scar the soul and there’s always the possibility that you’ll never forget the bad experience way into your adult years.
This is exactly what Meghan Lands has been through and she accurately captured how it feels like in a short comic. Now an artist, Meghan has “spent the last 20 years trying to forget her first 10.”
Despite that, the Canada-based illustrator recently took the time to look for her bully on Facebook and it made her realize and remember many things. Needless to say, it has been an emotional rollercoaster for her....
Genius Photographer Shares Ridiculously Easy Trick To Make Your Photos Dreamy
You can do it anytime, anywhere – without needing Photoshop or any app.
Good photography requires more than having an expensive camera. While owning the right tools can definitely help, the most important factor would always be the skills of the photographer.
Case in point, you may have the fanciest cameras in town but that still wouldn’t be an advantage, unless you know how to use it well. There are certain tricks you have to learn to take your photography to the next level.
Fortunately, we can always learn from experienced shutterbugs. Take wedding photographer Mathias Fast, for instance, who took the time to share a quick, easy hack on how to add reflections to your pictures – without having to use Photoshop or other photo-editing apps....
Disney Animator’s Comics Diary About Losing His Wife is Terribly Heartbreaking
Read the captions and try not to cry.
Losing a loved one can be a sad, traumatic experience. People deal with the grief differently and for this man, keeping a ‘doodle diary’ has been most helpful.
A former illustrator for Disney, Gary Andrews’ comics about losing his wife and living life as a single father of two is heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. No wonder his work has made an impact to his numerous followers on social media.
In a BoredPanda feature, we learn that Gary began doing his comics-style journal entries back on his 54th birthday. He was happily married at the time and a father of two children.
Unfortunately, something tragic happened. His wife Joy got sick and they initially thought it was nothing but flu. It turned out, however, that it was actually sepsis and it eventually led to her passing.
“From the minute Joy was admitted to hospital, specialists from every department tried to find out what was wrong. They couldn't have done more. It wasn't until the post-mortem that they narrowed it down to sepsis.”
Overwhelmed by his sadness, Gary later turned to his notebook and began pouring his emotions out on paper – by making artworks.
“I was crying so hard it was difficult to focus on the page. I was drawing through tears.
“Joy had been my soulmate for 19 years. She was beautiful, kind, generous and funny. We did everything together. When I lost her, I felt half of me had gone.”
Now his touching comics have captured the hearts of many on the internet.
Scroll down below and see for yourself. Read the captions and try not to cry!...