Nerd Art Stock Pile: Stained-Glass WoW Art, A Bumblebee Cake, Star Wars Sushi, Famous Cars Get The Pixar Makeover, CGI Pixar-Style Ghostbusters, Crippled Batman, The Disneypocalypse, Gangsta Superman, Muppets Meet Game Of Thrones, And MORE!
The Interwebz is a great place for nerdy art and the like. A lot of the time it’s fuckin’ weird shit like Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker comparing dicks and shit like that. But there are a lot of awesome things that we see on a daily basis, and we’re lazy nerd bastards so we just round them all up once a week for your nerdgasm glory.
Numero uno this week is Jian Guo‘s work depicting various WoW scenes in a stained glass style. His deviantART page also includes illustrations of LotR scenes in the same vein. These are pretty fuckin’ amazing, and probably require shitloads of time to complete.
More after the jump!
A larger view of another one of Jian Guo’s works!
The dude from Cake Boss worked with his team to make this kickass Bumblebee cake. Apparently it’s 2000 pounds and had to be assembled outside because of how big it is. They also installed a hydraulics system so that the wings can flutter, and they’ve even got the eyes lighting up and some fireworks. Check out the video of this thing as well!
Imagine if it wasn’t Reservoir Dogs, but, rather, Reservoir Birds. Credit to Lee Crutchley.
This Star Wars bit, by Otis Frampton, was created for a sushi bar and will be hanging on its walls when the place opens. Who doesn’t like sushi, anyway? Even Yoda enjoys the stuff.
This Batman/Bruce Wayne print, as well as other superhero/alterego and nerdy prints were created by Danny Haas at Society6. I would totally buy one of these, actually, even though I have far too much Batman shit. This includes a BatBear, too.
This dude gave a bunch of famous cars from nerdy movies a Pixar makeover. He basically reimagined them as cars from Cars. The above is the Batmobile from Tim Burton’s Batman! He’s also done the Delorean from Back To The Future and Bumblebee and more.
Keeping to the Pixar theme, Fabrizio Fioretti created some CGI images of the Ghostbusters in that style.
Jayson Weidel took it upon himself to redesign some of the Marvel superheroes’ costumes. I’ve included Spiderman’s above, but he’s got more on his site though they’re spread out between blog posts.
Pat Perry‘s given us a good idea of where Batman and Robin will be in about 20 years — in a rose-colored world.
I personally really enjoy Arian Noveir‘s work; this particular series is a very abstract representation of various superheroes. I’m inclined to say these were all painted but he’s categorized them under “digital art” so perhaps they’re digitally rendered to look like paintings. Either way, they’re really, really cool.
Matt Rhodes explores the idea of a Disneypocalypse. It depicts Ursula, Jafar, and Maleficent duking it out in the background as the Genie, Ariel, and Aurora gtfo on a magic carpet.
My wife and I have been watching some classic Disney movies and it got me thinking about the short-lived gigantic final forms some of the villains take. Maleficent, Jafar and Ursula in particular spend seconds as massively destructive titans. It got me thinking about what would happen if they were able to spend days, even weeks as apocalyptic monsters. Then I started to wonder what would happen if you had to deal with all three at once. You’d probably want to limp away and wait until they finished one another off.
So… Superman’s fuckin’ gangsta. In fact, he’s a Blood, yo. Credit to Steve Seeley, who also uncovered Batman’s thug life.
The Muppets meets Game of Thrones… I think so! The entire collection, by Yehudi Mercado even has its own website.
Til next week!
Category: Nerd Culture