Iconic Portraits Formed by Clusters of Tiny People

Starting his creative career as a street artist, Craig Alan developed his portraiture skills while earning a living to further fund his artistic pursuits. Since that point, the artist has been honing in on his craft and creating something more than your average portrait. He represents people as an amalgam of other people. The artist’s portfolio boasts a series of inventive portraits of iconic figures whose visage appears to be composed of tiny pixels. Upon closer inspection, the spectator can see that the pixels are, in fact, people.

Though the interpretation is left up to the viewer, there is clearly a link between pop culture or historical idols and the general public. Perhaps these tiny bodies represent the fans that make the actors and pop stars the powerful forces that they are or maybe it alludes to the fact that we are all connected. Whatever the case may be, the portraits are brilliantly executed, utilizing every minute figure and his/her shadow to represent the entity.

Craig Alan on Vinings Gallery
via [Ruines Humaines]

January 23, 2017

Makeup Artist Raises Mental Health Awareness With New #InsideOutChallenge

Canadian beauty blogger Yasaman Gheidi is using her makeup skills to spread mental health awareness with her new #InsideOutChallenge. While makeup can be fun and glamorous, Gheidi shows us a different side by using products to transform her face into a mirror for what’s within. The project came about after the 27-year-old self-taught beauty blogger left her staff Christmas party early due to an anxiety attack.

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