Captivating Hyperrealistic Pencil Drawings of Glistening Eyes

What is it about eyes that are so fascinating? Regardless of the medium they’re depicted in, whether it be a drawing, painting, or photo, these tiny orbs that give us the gift of sight also, ironically, provide a feast for the eyes. When executed properly, eyes in art can evoke emotions and provide inspiration. It is especially stimulating to see the works of brilliant artists like Jasper Branse and Brian Schmalzriedt who are able to produce such captivating, hyperrealistic renditions of these supposed windows to the soul with a few simple tools–pencils, erasers, tissues, charcoal, and a lot of skill.


Jasper Branse on deviantART
Brian Schmalzriedt on deviantART
via [My Darkened Eyes]



January 16, 2017

Single Mom and Her Children Use Youtube Tutorials to Build Their Dream House

Mother of four Cara Brookins says, “There is nothing more powerful than building your future with your own hands.” Though this may read like a metaphorical mantra, Brookins took it quite literally when she and her children Roman, Jada, Hope, and Drew decided to construct their dream house entirely from scratch. As a young mother, Brookins faced many challenges, including abusive relationships and even the discovery that she was being stalked.

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January 15, 2017

Timeless Photos Capture the Dreamy Villages of Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre, a string of rustic coastal villages along Italy’s Ligurian Coast has long been an inspiration for travel photographers. With plunging cliffs and dramatic vistas, the small towns are ripe for postcard perfect photography. But when Slovenian photographer Jaka Bulc traveled to the Cinque Terre, he immersed himself in a different side of the towns. The result is a set of timeless images that peel back the layers of the well-loved vacation spot.

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