This is a gallery of winners from the 2012 Space Foundation Student Art Contest in which pre-kindergarten through high school students in the US, Turkey and Pakistan were encouraged to paint or draw outer space with the theme 'Space is Infinite - Explore'. Obviously, the younger children did the best work because their brains haven't been spoiled yet by real life. Trust me-- there's no better cure for creativity than growing up. And that's why I'll always be five. "I thought you did it to order off the kid's menu." It's the only way to get a PB&J!
Hit the jump for a worthwhile glimpse of space through the eyes (and unsteady hand) of the world's youth. My favorites are at the end.
2012 Space Foundation Student Art Contest Winners [spacefoundation]
What Space Looks Like to Kids [wired]
Thanks to plato, who paints outer space the classical way: with a chunky nude lounging in the middle.
This is a series of illustrations by artist Andy Fairhurst of children's silhouettes as they pretend to be their favorite superheroes. They're awesome -- every single one (and there's 19!). Reminds me of when I was a kid on the school playground, swinging around on the tether... / Continue →
This is an amazing looking series of digital paintings by artist Dave Rapoza of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle characters (sans the actual four turtles). They're amazing. David even has time-lapse videos on his website of him painting some of them, along with a bunch of other Nin... / Continue →
This is an artistic video of a girl getting work done on her Alice in Wonderland themed tattoo sleeve shot with a high shutter speed by Christopher Chandroo (who also made the song that's playing, 'Dedicated to the National Trust'). Typically needles make me squeamish (because... / Continue →