Michelangelo’s David is undoubtedly a masterpiece, but would the artist have been as adept with a chisel were he working on a tiny copper penny instead of a giant slab of marble? Using a magnifying scope, artist Shaun Hughes managed to skillfully turn Lincoln’s head into a remarkably detailed skull.
There are a ton of different ways to carve your Halloween pumpkin, but most of the boring, traditional options aren’t enough to get you noticed by the neighbors. Here are a few ideas we like that bend the norms and try something different, which you can use for inspiration on October 31.
No one thinks to use milk as a building material, but it’s possible. It’s also a huge pain in the ass. So much so that trying to carve the stuff nearly drove craftsman Peter Brown insane.
For a facsimile of a scientifically unfeasible guy who abducts babies and commands an army of the dead, the watermelon Night King looks pretty friendly! Though that seems to be the case with most villains who are later reduced to a disembodied head (Futurama’s Nixon and the Spiral King in Gurren Lagann come mind).
Carving decorative candles is such an exquisite art because not only does the end result look great but the whole process requires a lot of planning to get the right mix of colors and demands a lot from the artist, because there’s a time limit as the candle hardens throughout the carving process. Here’s a few videos…
A knife is the most essential and useful tool you can take with you into the outdoors. But, do you know how to get the most out of one? Let’s go over the basics and show you all the stuff a knife can do.
I don’t even know what to call this. Is it wood carving? Wood shaving? Art? Manipulating nature like no human has ever done before? Whatever it is, it’s beautiful. By carefully shaving the stick down, he can turn the wood into something so incredibly elaborate. It’s almost unbelievable. I mean, seriously, who knew a…
Put a man on the Moon? Sure. Establish a continuously orbiting zero-gravity laboratory? Easy. Parachute a rover onto Mars? Ain't no thang. Okay, fine NASA, but can you carve a pumpkin?
We all carve pumpkins these days. But not many (none?) get to the level of detail and perfection as Marc Evan, from Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, who in this time-lapse video turns an illustration by artist Tara McPherson into a low relief sculpture on a pumpkin. Beautiful final result.
Scrimshaw is a traditional art developed by 18th-century sailors on whaling ships. To pass the time during journeys that could last years, sailors took to hand-carving intricate, flowering designs in the cast-off teeth or bones of the whales they hunted. Whaling has long been outlawed, but scrimshaw lives on in the…
Yutaka Sone's Little Manhattan is a solid marble model of Manhattan, breathtaking in its detail. Sploid's Jesus Diaz got to see the mythical piece in person this weekend—click through for a fantastic video.
Oakland-based artist Annie Vought carves paper-and-ink notes of correspondence into intricate sheets of lace-like lettering.
You might not think a bowling ball could be recycled into anything other than an implement of destruction. But Los Angeles-based artist Eddy Sykes turns them into timeless pieces of art suitable for sitting on the shelves of any library.
Also, own a 3D printer and some 3D digital modeling software and have some sick design skills. Besides that, not a very difficult costume to pull off.
When your stable of art projects includes feces and tattooed pigs, using tires as your canvas is no real surprise.
This carving may not look like much, but it's possibly the oldest art ever found in Britain. The rock art appears to depict a reindeer with a spear sticking out of it. Hunter-gathers did tend to carve what they knew.
Ambitious Florida-based Oppenheim Architecture + Design have quite the design in mind for a resort in Wadi Rum, Jordan. Modeled after the mountain city of Petra, the design would see 47 lodges carved into the side of a sandstone mountain.
So you've got the guests, you've got the sides, and you've got the bird. But after all the roasting and basting, how do you actually carve the sucker up? Here's how to keep your breasts and thighs beautiful tomorrow.
Charlie Kested, a 81-year-old Navy Veteran, has spent the last 10 years hand carving every single letter, word and line of the Declaration of Independence out of wood. The result is beautiful: dark walnut words, Baltic birch background and awe-inspiring patriotism.