Monthly Archives: January 2015

Street Artist From Portugal Creates 3D Graffiti That Appears To Float In The Air

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Not every great piece of art is hung from the walls of a fancy museum with marble walls and ancient artifacts. In fact, some of the most incredible art can be found on the streets of Portugal.  Portugal is known as the birthplace of graffiti, and with so many street artists in one location it takes a lot to be recognized as one of the best at the craft.

Odeith, a talented Portuguese street artist who creates 3D graffiti that literally appears to be floating in the air, is one of the best. Odeith’s careful skills ensure each 3D masterpiece tricks the eye into thinking the artwork is leaping off of the wall and into the street. Take your time looking at the photos, as there is such more to analyze and dissect. Check out his stunning street art below!

image 1Each distinct piece is full of detailing and bright illusions that take time to fully soak in. Notice how his paintings appear to cast shadows and give off light, making the 3D quality of his work that much more spectacular.

In an interview with Bored Panda Odeith revealed, “I was kind of tired of the conventional regular 3D letters so I was always searching for something original. I got my first leg from one letter coming out of the wall. Since then, I’ve always been trying to reach a new level.” And a new level Odeith has certainly reached with his latest works of dramatic street art.

image 2Born in 1976, Odeith picked up his first spray can in the mid 1980’s. Yet it wasn’t until the 1990’s that his love for spray painting really took off, right alongside the boom of street art taking place in Portugal at this same time.

He started small, sketching out works of art on local street walls and train tracks. His talents showed through clearly and before long he was given the opportunity to create large murals in Damaia, Carcavelos, along with other social housing neighborhoods, including Santa Filomena, Cova da Moura, and 6 de Maio.

image 3From early on Odeith showed great interest in shading, which he started calling “sombre 3D.” His overall goal is to create images and messages that stand out for their realism, as well as technical skill.

Odeith explains how his work has developed and grown over the years. If you look at some of his first work compared to his street art today, you can see the changes in both his artwork and style as the years go by.

image 4Odeith has always loved art, but he has never taken any art lessons. At only 15 he dropped out of school and worked hard to pursue his dreams as a street artist. He says, “I think everyone is capable of anything – you just really need to want to do it.”

image 5Working with spray paint isn’t the easiest tool of all, and it takes a lot of practice to get it just right. Odeith explains, “It takes a lot of time to reach a higher level of perfection. Spray paint to a lot of artists may be a big headache, to know how to get the quality you desire.”

iumage 5Odeith’s advice to anyone out there aspiring towards a dream, “Never quit your dreams if you’re a dreamer. And sometimes, it may take a few years to earn credibility.”

It took Odeith some time but he has certainly earned credibility in his field today. He now has a portfolio full of large-scale projects for names such as, Coca-Cola, Samsung, London Shell, and many more.

image 6 image 7 image 8 image 9Thanks for the inspiration and the incredible 3D street art, Odeith!

Watch These Paint Weed Murals Slowly Take Over The City (Gifs+Video)

I’m inspired by the resilience of weeds. I look for them in the cracks of the sidewalks near the walls I’m about to paint, and then I portray them at a scale that is certainly bigger than the attention we pay them.

“Weeds” is the bad name given to plants found in the wrong place at the wrong time. I’m reclaiming that name, as being a weed has little to do with a plant’s intrinsic value: in the streets I find invasive species as well as benign wildflowers; medicinal herbs and plants of no use to us at all. I find them beautiful regardless, and I paint them all.

That is why I created some of these murals as on-site animations: to let the paintings not just BE, but ACT like weeds! To do this, I paint each stem and leaf in 1cm increments, photographed over hours and days. You can see the resulting video on my link below.

More info: monacaron.com

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GUY RUNS INTO A TORNADO TO TAKE A SELFIE!

 

We have seen a lot of videos about mindless things that people do for the stupidest reasons but this man running into a tornado just to take a selfie with it was just absurd. But apparently, the guy himself doesn’t seem to think so.

The guy is driving on a road by barren land video shooting the tornado that is going on some miles away. After a few seconds of showing a live tornado, he decides he wants to take a selfie with Mr. Tornado. He stops the car, gets out, and runs close to it. He turns to take a selfie (and probably manages it, too) and within seconds, he is pulled into the tornado. He escapes fast towards his car and manages to get inside safely but the tornado is now upon his car.

A lot of noise, dust, wind, and chaos later, the tornado passes his car – leaving his car windows cracked, and the rest of the car dirty. It will be a hell of a task to clean that car…but at least he got his selfie (or better yet, a video that went viral.)GUY RUNS INTO A TORNADO TO TAKE A SELFIE!