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Star Wars Art with Thousands of Staples


Patient Artist Creates Detailed Star Wars Art with Thousands of Staples | A New York artist has been combining his love for staples and Star Wars to create stunningly intricate works of art. 40-year-old James Haggerty makes pictures of iconic Star Wars characters using tens of thousands of multi colored staples in organized patterns. Some of his most notable works are Darth Vader (made from 10,496 staples), C-3PO (33,580 staples) and Greedo (21,458 staples).

Haggerty’s work is incredible meticulous – he starts out with a thoroughly organized plan. He first creates five to ten ink drawings and picks his favorite one. He transfers that one onto a painted board, about 40 x 32 inches in size. He then patiently punches each staple on to the board. The dark background of the board fills in some of the negative spaces, while the metallic staples form the highlights, adding shine and depth to the picture.

Each portrait takes him about 6 months to complete. Over the years, Haggerty has been using the same stapler for all his projects. It can hold up to 60,000 staples and still holds up amazingly well. He just alters the chamber for each change in color or shade.

“I discovered the potential of using staples to create works of art by daydreaming and playing around with an old stapler,” said Haggerty, who is a Star Wars fanatic and also a schoolteacher. “Staples, just like an etched line, can be bold and graphic or soft and subdued. When I use colored staples, each one acts like a dash of paint in a painting and when viewed from only a few steps back is optically mixed.”

“My affinity with the Star Wars universe all goes back to my childhood,” he said. “I was hooked after the first few minutes of the first movie – they captured my imagination as a child and have continued to live on.” Although the mosaics are a hobby for now, Haggerty said that he would accept $10,000 per piece if he was commissioned. I’d say his patience and effort are well worth the money.

The Perfect Pencil Portraits By Natasha Kinaru


The Picture - Perfect Pencil Portraits of Natasha Kinaru | Natasha Kinaru is a beautiful, young Russian artist whose pencil and pastel drawings of celebrities are incredibly realistic. So realistic, that they are often confused with digitally ‘enhanced’ photographs.

“I am inspired by people, so different, beautiful, interesting, mysterious, bright, talented,” said 21-year-old Natasha. “Drawing allows you to see them closer, try to guess the character, to convey mood, emotion. If it works – a portrait (is) alive, looking at it you can see the spark in his eyes and painted soul of the artist.” Some of her most popular drawings feature subjects like Benedict Cumberbatch (as Sherlock Holmes), Daniel Craig, Jim Parsons (of The Big Bang Theory fame) and Leonard Nimoy (Spock in the original Star Trek series).

Natasha said that she doesn’t draw for fame. In fact, anyone can sit down with her for a chat and even pick up a few tips on sketching. She makes her drawings using a complicated technique that involves layers. Using pencils of different softness, she creates tones, then draws the small details, completes the background shading and aligns the last layer. The end result is a character that is so alive and eyes that are so penetrating it’s almost impossible to believe it’s all done by hand, with pencils.

Initially, Natasha started to draw celebrities’ faces only to improve her skill. Her visual arts teacher had always demanded perfection, so that’s what Natasha went for every time she picked up a pencil. But in the process, she ended up uncovering a huge talent within herself for capturing the soul of a person in a drawing. If you look at these pictures long enough, you can almost feel the person in them come alive. Haunting!




Builds Realistic Space Shuttle Replica on Top House


Chinese Farmer Builds Realistic Space Shuttle Replica on Top of His House | We’ve heard so many stories about the Chinese building temples, mountain villas and even entire farms on their rooftops that we’ve honestly lost count. And now we have a new one for you – a crazy man in Guangdong province who put a replica of a spacecraft on the roof of his home.

63-year-old Meng Ni had dreamed of becoming an astronaut ever since he was a little kid. But growing up in the remote village of Xiapu, Jiexi County, he realized early-on that there was little hope of his dream coming true. So he quickly decided to follow in his family’s footsteps and take up farming. Eventually, his farmlands grew in size and he sold them to the government for a small fortune.

But over the years, Meng never gave up on his dream. After considerable success as a businessman, he decided sell a part of his estate to build a life-size replica of a space shuttle on his roof. Although the structure does not have the NASA logo, it does carry an American flag on the side for an authentic appearance. And it’s possible to enter the craft as well; it offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside.

It appears that Meng has pulled all the stops in building the spacecraft. He’s even made arrangements to ensure that his efforts are noticed in the dark – by installing an expensive spotlight network that illuminates the spacecraft at night. That must definitely be a sight to behold!


The Most Amazing Cardboard Model

20-Year-Old Artist Creates Taiwan Model Most Amazing Cardboard | Zhongkai Xiang was 20 years old, from Taiwan. zhongkai have the ability to create robots, monsters, dinosaurs and his favorite animals using the most common materials like kadbord. 


“I just drew them at first, then I started to love making paper sculptures in junior high school, and creating with cardboard has been my main focus from senior high school until now,” he said. Some of his most spectacular works include cardboard sculptures of horses, dragons, aliens and birds. He even has a cardboard alien doorknocker installed on his front door. Once in a while, he departs from his preferred medium – like this one alien sculpture made entirely out of drinking straws.

Of all his works, Zhongkai’s favorite one is the dragon, which is also the first one he ever made. “I have since produced lots of artwork with cardboard,” he said. For example, Optimus Prime from Transformers, skeletons of the T-Rex and a Pterodactyl, an Iron Man suit, and so on. And the last three of them were made full-size.”






Staff Builds Transformers from Metal Junk


Chinese Scrapyard Becomes Tourist Attraction after Staff Builds Transformers from Metal Junk | 21-year-old Li Hung, a part-time worker at the yard, built the very first Transformer. The PR and marketing student said he wanted to make something ‘eye-catching’ using discarded parts. “I thought if people could see something spectacular made from junk, it would highlight what we do here and we could get more customers,” he said. Li was right. The robot became immensely popular, winning a lot of praise from locals.

Inspired by the response, Li decided to make a second robot, and this time his colleagues pitched in as well. And they haven’t stopped since. I think it’s amazing that even though the workers are just simple farmers, they’ve done a fabulous job with these giants. They start off by downloading an animated image from the internet. “Before starting the robot manufacturing, we do not delineate our drawings,” said Guojun Long, one of the craftsmen. A large amount of what we do depends on our imagination, because each robot looks different and the same parts cannot be used.”

The robots, including Optiums Prime, Bumblebee and Megatron, are now on display in a large courtyard within the scrapyard. The largest of the Transformers is 60 meters tall and weighs around 5 tonnes. All the robots are made from scrap material that the workers have access to, like parts from old cars and motorcycles. They aren’t stationary – the limbs can actually swing back and forth. And they are for sale, each one priced at about 100,000 yuan ($16,000).





Home-made Lamborghini Replica

Home-made Lamborghini Replica | As you’ve seen in some of our previous posts, passionate people can create everything if they put they put their minds to it, even a home-made submarine, ahome-made rollercoaster and even a home-made Star-Wars Landspeeder replica. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that someone managed to build a Lamborghini Countach replica in their own garage.

Sure it took this guy 10 years to gather the right parts and finish the model, but I’m sure he doesn’t regret one second of that time. It is 100% hand-built out of aluminum over a wooden buck, with an aluminum interior with leather dashes andMomo sport seats. It has the exact size of an original Lamborghini Countach, as the builder used a real one for measurement.









The Real Elephant Size Made ​​From A Piece of Paper


Life-Sized Elephant Created by Folding a Single Piece of Paper |  Sipho Mabona has created a life-sized elephant from just one sheet of paper measuring 15 by 15 meters. The elephant, which stands more than 3 meters tall, took a team of nearly a dozen people over four weeks to create. Mabona had originally expected the attempt to take three to four people. The work is now on display in the museum KKLB in Berom√ľnster, Switzerland.