These are drawings, NOT photographs

An artist has drawn such life-like portraits of celebrities using just a pencil you’d be forgiven for thinking they were photographs. Amy Winehouse, Tinie Tempah and Mother Teresa are just some of the celebrities that have been immortalised in Kelvin Okafor’s art. The 27-year-old, from, north London, spends an average of 80 to 100 hours … [Read the full story]

Your skirt length could reveal how slutty you are

The lengths of women’s skirts has always been up for a good debate, but an artist has given a possible inkling to what sort of a person the skirt wearer is.  Rosea Lake, 18, who is studying graphic design and illustration at Capilano University in Vancouver, posted a photograph titled Judgements. The image shows a … [Read the full story]

Bowie to release his 1st album in 10 years

David Bowie has announced his first new album in 10 years. Titled ‘The Next Day’, the album has been produced by Bowie’s longtime collaborator Tony Visconti and will be released on March 11. Australia will get the albums three days earlier on March 8, while American fans will have to wait until March 12. The … [Read the full story]

Ever heard of fetish photographer, Elmer Batters?

Elmer Batters spent a lifetime looking through a view finder at women’s legs and feet. Schooled on the classic Elvgren pin-up art of World War II,Elmer began photographing live models in the late 1940’s in sunny Los Angeles, California. Unlike his peers, Batters wasn’t breast obsessed. His vision began at the “tip of the toes”, … [Read the full story]

Adele wins three gongs at the Billboard awards

Adele has picked up three gongs at the Billboard magazine awards in the US. The Skyfall singer was named top artist of 2012 and top female artist…while her hit record 21 took the top album. She is the first entertainer to win both top artist titles two years in a row. It crowns another great … [Read the full story]

Ai Weiwei’s tax bill donations come flying in

Thousands of people have donated money to pay a massive tax bill served on Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. To date, donations totalling more than 5m yuan (US $790,000, £490,000) to pay off the $2.4m in taxes and fines the authorities say he owes. People have handed over money using bank transfers and postal orders – … [Read the full story]

Father of Pop-Art, Richard Hamilton, dies at 89

Artist Richard Hamilton, who was regarded by many as the father of pop art, has died today aged 89.         Hamilton created a string of renowned works throughout the sixties that inspired artists such as Andy Warhol and Joseph Beuys. He had continued working on his latest pieces up until a few days before his death. … [Read the full story]

Kaiser Chiefs release a ‘fans create your own album’

The Kaiser Chiefs are back after a three year break with a new, and very unique album. They’re letting fans create their own one-off versions of new LP ” The Future Is Medieval “. They can pick their favourite 10 songs from 20 new tracks. Fans can also design their own artwork of the $12 album … [Read the full story]

Mouth watering portrait of the Royal couple

Artist Malcolm West has created a Royal Wedding portrait of Prince William and Kate Middleton. But this is no ordinary portrait. It has been put together by using jelly beans…that’s right…jelly beans. Malcom reckons he used 11,000 of them. I’m no jelly bean expert, so I guess we’ll have to just take his word for … [Read the full story]

Johnny Marr still knocking out tunes

Guitar hero Johnny Marr of the legendary 80’s band, The Smiths, was 47 last month. Born John Martin Maher to Irish parents in Manchester co-founded The Smiths with singer Morrissey in 1982. Aas Smiths co-writer, Marr has penned classics such as, ‘There is a light that never goes out’, ‘This Charming Man’ and ‘Big Mouth … [Read the full story]

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