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Japanese Artist Uses Bamboo to Create Intricate Life-Size Insects

The fact that he strictly measures “the overall dimensions” is already mind-blowing.

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Over time art has evolved into a craft greater than what we’ve seen over the years. From simple paintings and/or drawings, people have learned to utilize different mediums to conceive their work. There are artists who use sand and even screws in creating 3D portraits. There are also those who use makeup to create mind-blowing optical illusions.

In this article, we’re going to feature an artist who also managed to go beyond the calling of art. A talented sculptor from the Land of the Rising Sun, this Japanese man creates intricate life-size sculptures of various insects. And believe it or not, he uses bamboo to bring them into life. He’s not your standard sculptor for sure.

Noriyuki Saitoh is one of the few artists in the world that is capable of combining anatomical essences and uncanny skill. He doesn’t only limit his works in varying colors and/or textures. He makes sure that every tiny piece of detail is well-achieved. He is the type who engages in a rigorous yet thoughtful process of creating each creature into its essential form.

Saitoh was quoted saying,

We are not preparing specimens and replicas, we strictly measure the dimensions and prioritize the appearance, features, and senses rather than proportions being exact.”

Check out some of his works below and prepare to be amazed. His art is definitely one of a kind.

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Reality as a work is born if you thin out the elements and leave room to imagine.”

You can learn more about Saitoh and his works on his official site. You can also get in touch with him on Facebook and Twitter.

So, what do you think about these beautiful tiny creatures made of bamboos? Aren’t they magnificent? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Guy’s Epic Photoshopped Pics Shows Him Hanging Out With His Younger Self

The sky is definitely the limit if you are a Photoshop expert.

The sky is definitely the limit if you are a Photoshop expert. Some use the popular photo-editing software to troll people requesting for free photo enhancement favors, while others use it to get closer to world-famous celebrities.

And of course, there are also those who are like Conor Nickerson who use it for worthwhile, heartwarming personal projects. Apparently, the graphic artist and photographer took it upon himself to insert himself in his childhood pictures from 1997 to 2005.

So far, the results have been pretty epic and the internet has totally been blown away by his realistic output! The angles and lighting, in particular, are so convincing some might not realize that the photos were edited in the first place.

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Artist Carves Insanely-Detailed Pop Culture Icons on Halloween Pumpkins

This guy’s Halloween pumpkin carvings are ridiculously mind-blowing!

Jack o lantern pumpkins are perhaps the most iconic symbol of Halloween. We see them displayed everywhere during the celebration plus most trick or treat baskets are designed that way as well.

However, there comes a time when you can get tired of carving that same scary face on a pumpkin every year. So you try to play around with different concepts just to shake things up and make things interesting.

If that’s your case, then you can probably steal some ideas from The Pumpkin Geek – if your skills are up to this level, that is!

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Brutally Honest Comic Shows What Divorce Does To A Family

“This should be required reading before having children.”

It is a sad fact that, these days, divorce has become so common and the staggering statistics tell us exactly that. According to the American Psychological Association, about 40 to 50% of married couples in the United States end up in divorce – and the rate is even higher for subsequent marriages.

What’s even sadder, however, is when you consider that divorce involves not only the husband and the wife but also the children, if they have any. The young ones are the ones who are most affected and devastated.

This has been accurately captured on pen and paper by an artist who simply goes by the name ‘Mac’. His sad comic about divorce recently went viral on social media and he has even been featured on several websites. Moreover, his piece has also generated a lot of comments from those who both had similar and different experiences in their lives.

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