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Low standards for Pokémon virtual art in new DS game inspires fans【Photos】

Low standards for Pokémon virtual art in new DS game inspires fans【Photos】

While many people love the Pokémon video game series for its addicting gameplay, there is no denying the popularity of the hundreds of cute characters featured in the famous Nintendo franchise. Earlier this month in Japan, the new Nintendo DS game Pokémon Art Academy was released and is already inspiring Japanese amateur artists to create their own Pokémon masterpieces. But some on Twitter recently have discovered how the video game may be just a little bit too easy on these virtual artists and began sharing some of their very “special” artwork.

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Tennis coach forces his students to draw elephant heads on their penises【TomoNews Video】

Tennis coach forces his students to draw elephant heads on their penises【TomoNews Video】

A tennis coach in Tainan banned his students from dating. Anyone who broke the rule was forced to have an elephant drawn on their privates.

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Kiss Day in Japan inspires awkward smooch illustration battle

Kiss Day in Japan inspires awkward smooch illustration battle

We love all of the unofficial holidays in Japan. From Fundoshi (also known as Japanese loincloth) Day to Cat Day, people all over the country have special events (and discounts) to look forward to all year round.

But May 23 marked Kiss Day in Japan and netizens all over the country celebrated the seemingly romantic occasion with some decidedly strange drawings in a bizarre illustration battle on Twitter.

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Miss Todai/weather forecaster Ayaka Sawada’s adorable drawings

Miss Todai/weather forecaster Ayaka Sawada’s adorable drawings

Twenty-year-old Ayaka Sawada has a lot going for her. To begin with, she’s currently a junior in the Faculty of Education at the University of Tokyo (Todai for short), the most prestigious university in Japan. Secondly, she is the newly appointed weather forecaster on NTV’s Sunday morning program Shuichi. Thirdly, she’s drop-dead gorgeous, and was even crowned “Miss Todai 2013″! Is there anything this girl can’t do?

It’s also safe to cross art off that list, because it turns out that Ayaka’s also talented at drawing. Her profile lists drawing as one of her special skills, but we were still impressed by the following adorable sketches made by her!

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Determined “willy artist” draws penises for his wife every day for a year…This must be true love

Determined “willy artist” draws penises for his wife every day for a year…This must be true love

What should you do with a new whiteboard? Well, draw penises on it, of course! That’s what a creative husband did to his wife’s whiteboard. When he told her that he was going to draw a penis on her new whiteboard, she challenged him to do so for a year, and the determined mister managed to complete the challenge with a great variety of penis drawings!

That’s more penises you’ll see in a day than you’ll probably see in a year. Unless you’re a nurse or doctor, or… okay, we don’t wanna know. Anyway, here’s 365 days worth of weenie drawings in three minutes!

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Hiragana art: Creating pictures using the Japanese syllabary

Hiragana art: Creating pictures using the Japanese syllabary

Written language can be beautiful. From hieroglyphics to devanagari to latin script, single letters can be considered works of art. But in Japan, the syllabic characters, while beautiful on their own, are often used to create images and pictures. For example, in the photo above, うんこ (“unko”, the Japanese word for…how do I put this delicately…”poop”) gradually evolves into a face. While not the most elegant of examples, the practice of transforming hiragana, katakana, and kanji into art work has been around in Japan for longer than you might think.

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Ultra-realistic Kyary Pamyu Pamyu illustration looks more lifelike than Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Ultra-realistic Kyary Pamyu Pamyu illustration looks more lifelike than Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Recently, self-taught artist Yuuki Tokuda posted an illustration her made of model-turned-pop-star Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. It’s a wonderful piece by itself, but as an added bonus he outlines the steps it took to create this picture all on his Twitter account.

So you too can create your own Pamyu Pamyu by following his steps, all you need are a few supplies and a whole lot of dedication. To give you an idea of how much dedication, this illustration took over 50 hours to draw. If you still want to try, here’s how it was done.

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Russian President Putin’s whiteboard doodle defies explanation

Russian President Putin’s whiteboard doodle defies explanation

We’re often treated to videos of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin doing something ultra-macho, be it piloting jets and submarines, shooting large animals with tranquilizer darts, or fighting forest fires.

However, the leader of the largest country in the world also has a sensitive side. He just doesn’t let it show very often. When you give him the opportunity, though, just watch as he marvels you with his talent.

For example, while attending a demonstration for an interactive projection whiteboard, inspiration struck President Putin and he knew exactly how to visually express what was on his mind.

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Celebrate Father’s Day with the artistic stylings of schoolchildren!

Celebrate Father’s Day with the artistic stylings of schoolchildren!

It’s that time of year again! We’re sure most of you will be celebrating fatherhood on 16 June, and what father wouldn’t love a handmade portrait from their child? Although I did notice that after turning 25, the charm seemed to wear off.

Still let’s take a moment to check out what some kids in China think of their dads through the medium of crayon and pencil.

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Impressive Textbook Doodles From Asia 【Photo Gallery】

Impressive Textbook Doodles From Asia 【Photo Gallery】

Drawing in textbooks, although frowned upon, is prevalent throughout the world. It’s like a universal language that serves to perk up bored students in the middle of class. We’ve all seen the classic devil horns or stink lines drawn on pictures of famous figures, but the students who drew the following pictures have elevated textbook vandalism to an art. Take a look at the clever and hilarious doodles found in textbooks throughout Asia.

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French Manga Artist Creates Whimsical Characters That Interact With Everyday Life

French Manga Artist Creates Whimsical Characters That Interact With Everyday Life

Hand-drawn manga are thrown into our world and interact with everyday objects thanks to the creative work of Lowra, a manga artist from France. Miniature versions of familiar characters from Naruto climb trees and carry chocolates while Lowra’s own original characters swim in popcorn and paint their nails. She even drew characters from Zelda and Super Smash Brothers. See her amazing art after the break!

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Ultra-Realistic Drawings Look So Uncannily Lifelike They Jump off the Page

Ultra-Realistic Drawings Look So Uncannily Lifelike They Jump off the Page

If you liked our guide to making simple 3D sketches or stories about dimension defying stationery and a surreal body artist then you’ll love these pictures!

Ramon Bruin (31) is a Dutch artist who has taken simple pencil drawing and magically brought them to new life in the third dimension.  His quest for more realism led his to start learning the airbrush 10 years ago as it “is a great technique for making paintings with depth and realism.”

Applying the lessons he learnt, he put down the airbrush for a standard pencil and paper since 2010 to try and make the same effect.

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