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The Amazing Hyperrealistic Paintings of Jason de Graaf

If you thought the boligrafo portraits by Juan Francisco Casas were photorealistic, you’ll be astonished at the level of detail in the hyperrealistic paintings by Jason de Graaf.

The Canadian painter creates scenes that look as if they were photographed or computer-generated. Instead, he painstakingly applies acrylic paints to canvas to create the illusion. Have a look at some of his incredible, intricate paintings after the jump.

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Hypnotic Line Art Faces

In his series entitled Faces, designer Patrick Seymour from Montreal Canada uses bold lines and symmetry to create some striking line art illustrations. Have a look at the Seymour’s hypnotic series of faces after the jump.

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The Brushless Paintings of Amy Shackleton

Believe it or not, Toronto-based artist Amy Shackleton uses no paintbrushes to create her landscape paintings. She uses squeezy bottles to apply different colours of paint to her canvas, and harnesses the power of gravity to control the flow of the paint. She rotates the canvas as she pours the paints and also works on the floor, to pool the thicker enamel paint and shape it into the forms that she requires.

Have a look at some of her brushless paintings and a time-lapse video of her process after the jump.

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Rolling in the Deep, Beatboxed

It’s over 1 million! YouTube views that is. Canadian musician Mike Tompkins has directed and edited a cover of Adele’s Rolling in the Deep where he not only sang the song but manufactured the sounds of the different instruments using only his mouth. Watch Tompkins and his animated facial expressions in his a capella, beatbox version below.

To see and hear more of Tompkins, you can follow @Mike_tompkins or visit his Facebook page.

[via Deems on Twitter]

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Time-Lapse: The City Limits

We’re fans of time-lapse photography here at Onelargeprawn. Tom Lowe’s TimeScapes took us to the American Southwest with its impressive rock formations and cacti, and recently Norwegian photographer Terje Sorgjerd amazed us with epic scenes of the Milky Way and the aurora borealis.

Motion photographer Dominic Boudreault also shoots equally impressive, albeit man-made, structures. In his latest montage, Boudreault captures the skylines and surrounds in five cities in North America. Have a look at his film, The City Limits, below.

[via za5 on Twitter]

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Amazing Aurora Borealis

James Pugsley’s site Astronomy North contains some amazing photos of the Aurora Borealis.

Yellowknife – Northwest Territories

This photo was taken in October of 2008 along the Ingraham Trail near Yellowknife using a Canon 5D, 400 ISO, Aper 2.8 for 13 seconds. The circular formation on the left indicates that a bombardment of particles is about to begin.

An Exceptionally Tall Curtain

An exceptionally tall curtain above an Ingraham Trail cabin. The tallest auroras are known to reach low-Earth orbit satellites 600km overhead. The bottom edge of this aurora is approximately 100 km above the surface.

A classic Yellowknife Performance

A classic Yellowknife performance, with all of the celestial characters. As the moon rises in the East, the magnetic field lights up over Yellowknife’s famous houseboats.

See more at Astronomy North – images | time-lapse photography videos – via Boing Boing.