The piece above, called “The Perfect Marionette,” took first place in a recent Minecraft sculpture contest, reminding us that not only are games art, they can also be amazing platforms for creating it.
In Fallout lore, Deathclaws were originally replacement troops in the Great War. They’re huge, scaly, and fast, and terrifying. This clay model from Sculpture_Geek is so realistic, it looks about ready to jump off its stand and headbutt you.
Link’s Twilight form, immortalized in statue... form. It took the artist several long weeks, but I’d say it was worth it.
Very cute but probably very easy to lose. Better not drop them. Or take them near couches.
Crafted by 3D game artist Andrew Pearson-Roach, this real-world version of Batman supervillain Bane at least has several cool photos we can look at.
Just another adventure for Calvin and Hobbes. This eight-inch-tall figure was sculpted and hand-painted by Emily Coleman of emilySculpts.com. The piece took Coleman 25 hours to complete, who noted that "sculpting comic strip characters is very very hard." Head over to her DeviantArt gallery for more sculpty goodness.
Motorized Patriot, Songbird, and King Kong recycled metal sculptures by David James:
Professional sculptor Guy-Olivier Deveau's latest intricate sand sculpture is a tribute to H.R. Giger. See it in its full nightmarish glory below, as well as more of Deveau's work, including his tributes to NES classics and Warcraft.
Impressive Batman sand sculpture by Jeroen Advocaat:
Bioshock Infinite-themed caged snowglobe by xSimonBelmontx. See the entire sculpture below, as well as the Fallout board game he created.
Cardboard is great. It can be shelter, it can be storage, it can be entertainment, it can be invisibility on the battlefield, and if taken to the extreme, it can be art.
One of the many Warhammer 40k armies, "Tyranids," borrows heavily from Alien and Starship Troopers mythology. GMM Studios created a themed army of Space Marines dedicated to fighting Tyranids. Check out the unbelievably detailed egg base below, as well as closeups of some of the Space Marines themselves:
Australian artist Sam Jinks used to be in animation, but a few years back shifted gears and started sculpture. He now makes things that you will look at, look more closely at, then swear they were alive. Even though they're not.
This is not a retouched photo. It's not a 3D model, or an actor dressed as perhaps the United States' greatest ever President.