Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Painted Hands


We've got these funny things at the end of our arms, but who knew they could be canvases?

From Visual Funhouse.com

17 comments:

LIL MAMA said...

that is soawesome!!
thanks for sharing!

i cant wait to show my kids, lol

Matthew Gauvin said...

LOL. That's awesome. I just posted that same image on my blog a few days ago along with a bunch of other weird mediums an such. I love these painted hands. Lots more on their website.

Will said...

When I was a kid I was obsessed with this hand art, and there was a series of a couple of books at my library that an artist (I can't remember his name) had done. I checked them out every chance I got. What fun!

bastien said...

nice! that's fun !

Stari said...

i love this! my favorite was always the elephant, but now it changed to the giraffe!

Ashleigh Mayes said...

I want one of these!! Wait...what? It's someone's hand? Hm....this poses a problem...

Angela said...

I was just showing these to my daughter a few days ago - found them while websurfing. The vast number forms that people's creativity can take just blows my mind...

Angela said...

http://www.secondose.com/twisted-balloons-fashion/

Thought you might enjoy these also if you're feeling like exploring the 'non-traditional' art forms.

They're tacky as all heck...but awfully fun anyway!

:)

Tyler J said...

I like the elephant best myself (sorry Stari! I think you had it right before). The use of the natural skin texture really sells it.

sfox said...

They really make a visual impact when you see them printed on big panels in an airport concourse. I think both United and AmEx are using the guy in their ads.

asherwrites said...

I saw something like this on a site once. Very Cool.

Roberto said...

Most portrait artists will tell you that the most difficult part of the anatomy to paint is the hands. Now I have a good solution the next time i have a difficult pair of appendages... I'll turn them into birds! -RQ

Wied's Loving Design said...

Great!!!! almo0st tricks me!!
^__^like it so much...

Scott Daly said...

Wow. I knew these were large but not this gigantic! I wonder how difficult it was transporting these suckers.

Steve said...

Will, the books were probably Humands, by Mario Mariotti. I had them in my classroom in the '80s. Still available through Amazon. Same concept though not as fully realized as the images on Visual Funhouse.

erik said...

Awesome hand painting! I never knew that hand painting evolved into such. What I knew about it is just simple abstract designs.
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kosmiksoul said...

Guido Daniele ;)