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From Age 2 to 28: Hong Kong Painter Shows How His Skills Improved Over the Years

From funny sticks and circles to intricate, jaw-dropping artworks.

As kids, we might have all been asked what we wanted to be when we grow up. Some said they hoped to become artists, doctors, teachers, astronauts, or rocket scientists someday.

We were once full of hope, imagination, determination, and life, willing and capable of dreaming even the impossible.

A selected few have shown promising talents at such an early age, but some of us, although filled with burning passion, required more training.

But “practice makes perfect” indeed, which is why parents and teachers should always encourage children to pursue their dreams, no matter how unrealistic they may seem sometimes.

Look at this picture:

Look at this picture:

Source: Marc Allante

Nobody would guess that this squiggly doodle was drawn by a talented Hong Kong painter named Marc Allante when he was 2-years-old.

Allante’s skills improved due to his patience and determination, and because he has a supportive family who encouraged him all through his life.

In an interview with Bored Panda, he said, “I think with enough practice and patience, anyone has the ability to learn to draw and create art. I was lucky enough to start very early and be encouraged by my family, but I don’t think it’s ever too late to give it a go!”

The following drawings evidently show how much his talent developed over the years.

At age 3

Source: Marc Allante
At age 4

Source: Marc Allante
At age 5

At age 6

Source: Marc Allante

Rejections, familial responsibilities, financial constraints—these are just some of the things that may derail us from our real passions in life; however, it’s not too late to follow our hearts. Allante said,

“I was in corporate finance and insurance. I lost my mother very abruptly to cancer, which made me re-evaluate a lot of the priorities in my life. Ultimately, I felt that I would deeply regret not giving an art career a proper shot.”

At age 6

At age 6

Source: Marc Allante
At age 7

At age 7

Source: Marc Allante
At age 8

At age 8

Source: Marc Allante
At age 9

At age 9

Source: Marc Allante
At age 10

At age 10

At age 11

At age 11

Source: Marc Allante

Have you ever heard of great artists who were belittled and discouraged when they were young? What would have happened if they gave up then?

At age 13

At age 13

Source: Marc Allante
At age 14

At age 14

Source: Marc Allante
At age 15

At age 15

Source: Marc Allante
At age 16

At age 16

Source: Marc Allante
At age 17 and 18

At age 17 and 18

Source: Marc Allante

“I am usually grinning like an idiot most of the time and the happiest I have been in a very long time. I think it’s rare for anyone to be able to make a living doing what they love so I know I have been stupidly fabulously lucky! At the same time, I am working harder than I have ever had in my life as I don’t want to rest on my laurels (or luck),” he said.

At age 19

At age 19

Source: Marc Allante
At age 20

At age 20

Source: Marc Allante
At age 22

At age 22

Source: Marc Allante
At age 23

At age 23

Source: Marc Allante
At age 24

At age 24

Source: Marc Allante
At age 25

At age 25

Source: Marc Allante
At age 26

At age 26

Source: Marc Allante
At age 27

At age 27

Source: Marc Allante
At age 28

At age 28

Source: Marc Allante

Source: Marc Allante

As long as it’s good and they’re not hurting anybody, support your children in their endeavours. You’ll never know what they’ll become someday.

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Extraordinary Blue Lagoon Tables Made up of Merged Travertine Marbles and Resins

See these gorgeous lagoon tables! You will definitely like this in your house!

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Alexandre Chapelin is the designer of La Table. He wants his designs to be modern, exceptional and full of meaning by its look and how it is created.

In one of his designs, he made a lagoon like table. His designs are so appealing which is very suitable in contemporary houses.

According to Alexandre Chapelin, he makes use of wood, marble, old motors, alloys, recycled materials and resin materials for his creations. ...

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Artist Travels Around The World And Take Photos Inspired By Snow Patrol’s Song.

Artist’s “If I lay here” project is music, photography and travel all rolled into one.

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For those who love alternative rock or someone who simply has an ear for good music, who could forget Snow Patrol's song--Chasing Cars? This "LSS-worthy" music track might even be on your favorite playlist (I have it on mine). Meanwhile, the chorus starts with this all too familiar line, "If I lay here" and this is how it all started for one artist who took the song to a whole new level.

Combining her love for all three-- music, photography and travel, artist Karolina Jonderko who describes herself a "visual storyteller" began her project entitled "If I lay here." According to her, this project has given her the opportunity to travel to her dream destinations, something that she loves to do.

Karolina's photo series depict the beautiful places she has been to, from Thailand, New York, Iceland and more. It also shows the changes in her appearance including how she uniquely turned every image into such a fine masterpiece. She even had her first ever "If I lay here" exhibition. Cool!...

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Amazing Sculptures ‘Magically’ Come Alive When Spun Under a Strobe Light

What you see is not always what it seems.

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Optical illusions are images that the brain perceives differently from the objective reality. The eye receives information that does not match the physical appearance and measurement of the stimulus source. Often, these illusions are fun to watch. But when such kind of art is coupled with mathematics, it produces magical results.

Take these 3D-printed sculptures for example. Created by John Edmark, an inventor, designer, artist, and lecturer in Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, these works of art become alive when spun under the a strobe light at just the right speed. The rotation speed must be set to match the flashes of the strobe light; that is, the strobe light flashes each time the sculpture rotates at 137.5º.

So aside from the strobe light and the well-calculated rotation speed, what makes these scuptures unique?...

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