It Came From the Drawing Board

BERKELEY — “It Came From the Drawing Board” explores the comic book art of prominent Colorado-based artists Cody Kuehl, Daniel Crosier, G. Ka’aihue, J. James McFarland, and Rio Burton as well as the personal work they create outside of comics with a focus on retro sci-fi designs. The show will also feature a unique installation […]

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This Coloring Book Was Designed By Someone Who Had His Eyes Closed The Entire Time

A new trend in books has taken the world by storm, and it’s not what you would expect. No, it’s not another series like Harry Potter or The Hunger Games it’s something much more elementary. Welcome to the wonderful world of adult coloring books.

And one take on the trend has opened quite a few eyes in New York City. Artist Ian Sklarsky just developed a coloring book in collaboration with Yotel NYC by using a method called blind contouring. This process involves drawing with your eyes closed so that the only guide you have is the image in your mind.

Wanting to give visitors a unique experience, the team at Yotel NYC enlisted the help of artist Ian Sklarsky to create a coloring book that would entertain more mature guests.

Using a method called blind contouring, he filled the book with artful images that are anything but childish.

Instead of focusing on perfection, Sklarsky concentrated intently on the illustrations that he wanted to create and drew from what appeared in his mind.

That’s why blind contour artists draw with their eyes closed. Another interesting element of this technique is that creators don’t lift their pens or pencils from the paper until the piece is complete.

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“My art simply shows that there aren’t any wrongs,” Sklarsky explained. “It’s about the enjoyment of figuring out how to get from point A to point B without looking.”

The resulting coloring book is as intriguing as it is entertaining.

Each illustration is totally abstract, but the subjects are still recognizable.

Most of the scenes are familiar to people who love to travel.

There is a method to the madness, and Sklarsky loves unleashing his creative energy on projects like this.

This just goes to show you that there are so many innovative ways to create art. All you have to do is think outside the box.

To learn more about Ian Sklarsky’s work, check out his website. For regular updates, follow him on Facebook and Instagram.

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He Gave His 84 Year Old Grandma An iPad. When He Returned 30 Minutes Later, She Had Done THIS.

When a user on Reddit decided to surprise his grandma with a new iPad, this is probably the last thing he expected to happen. Here’s what he said:

Bought my Grandma an iPad. She’s 84 and never had a tablet, and wanted it for “art.” I bought ArtRage for her and left her alone with her new toy for 30 minutes. This is what I came back to.


Like one person said on the original post, “Admit it. You bought your Grandma a mirror.”

One thing is certain: Grandma has got some skills. Share this with others and make her day.
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This Women Turned Her Mirror Into A Playground Of Imagination And It’s Too Impressive For Words.

Selfies. We’ve all seen them and, for better or for worse, we’ve all taken them. Regardless of how you feel about them, there’s no doubting that they’re here to stay. Especially when Instagram users like @mirrorsme are using their talent to help the selfie evolve from peace signs and duck faces into more impressive works (that have nothing to do with yoga pants). Although she says they take less than 30 minutes to make, @mirrorsme’s selfies are oozing with skill and effort. If these aren’t worth a like on Instagram, nothing is. Check them out!

1.) Cupcake

2.) Aladdin

3.) Magician

4.) Mario

5.) Brushing

6.) Kisses

7.) Lifting

8.) Seagulls

9.) Handshake

10.) Archery

11.) Bedtime

12.) Crying

13.) Thug Life

14.) Burger-o-vision

15.) Breaking Bad

16.) Hammer Time

17.) Ladder

18.) Princess

19.) Pippi Longstocking

20.) The Dark Knight

21.) Eye Spy

22.) Flowers

23.) Helicopter

(H/T bored panda) Want to take selfies like @mirrorsme? You’ll need chalk markers, paint pens, and a lot of talent. Not to mention, a roommate who’s okay with you hogging the bathroom every morning. Share these creative selfies using the button below.

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