If you give an artist Legos…

They will probably come up with some pretty cool artwork. At least that’s what artist Nathan Sawaya did when he created pieces of art entirely out of Legos. Not only has he created sculptures but he’s also made “paintings” as well. Although it may not seem like a big deal these pieces are actually pretty complex. Not only does he have to take the time to make sure they come out the right shape but color is another factor in making look as good as they do. Below are some of my favorites but I’ll also have a link to the others below. I know this is a short post but I think these pieces speak for themselves and I don’t see why I should bore you by talking about Legos in¬†two paragraphs :). There is also a time-lapse video at the end of the slide show in the link! I hope you guys find these as cool as I did and I’ll see you guys next time!

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Link:https://games.yahoo.com/photos/the-brick-tastic-work-of-lego-artist-nathan-sawaya-1395950375-slideshow/

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Taking a Closer Look

Hey everyone! No pretty pictures for this post, I hope you don’t mind! I just wanted to talk about something that has really helped me with my drawing recently. I’m taking a sculpture class this semester and we had to use clay to create an eye, ear, or nose as part of a project. I haven’t worked with clay very much in college but I loved using it in elementary school so I was eager to get into this project. I chose an eye just because I have this weird obsession with wanting to draw realistic eyes, I don’t know what that says about me but there are stranger things I suppose. First we had to do drawings of an eye from observation and we had to use three different views.

I have always looked at the front of the eye but the other sides are equally important and something I never really paid attention to. By doing this exercise and creating my eye and eyebrow I came out with a pretty nice looking eye. I didn’t add much detail because I liked it as it is but by physically making the eye I’ve been able to really think about how the eyeball fits into the lid, etc. It really has helped my drawing so I got several good things out of this project. I don’t have a ¬†picture but I may take one to show you guys! That’s all for now, until next time!