18.05.11 by Jeff

Shawn Smith

Wood sculptures by Shawn Smith.

wood sculptures by artist shawn smith

wood sculptures by artist shawn smith

wood sculptures by artist shawn smith

wood sculptures by artist shawn smith

wood sculptures by artist shawn smith

wood sculptures by artist shawn smith

wood sculptures by artist shawn smith

wood sculptures by artist shawn smith

wood sculptures by artist shawn smith

wood sculptures by artist shawn smith

wood sculptures by artist shawn smith

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • http://valentin.sh Valentin

    Woah, awesome work.

  • http://www.suehwang.com Sue

    Insane! Really good. Love the subtle details of the different colored cubes.

  • joey

    three dimensional pixel art!

  • http://heyitsalexp.com heyitsAlexP

    Are those sugar cubes? These are blowing my mind! Organic pixel art.

  • http://www.kfmgallery.com Kristin Forbes-Mullane

    what’s it made out of?

  • AC

    The phoenix is incredible! What’s it made of?

    • Steve

      Haha, I think it’s actually a peacock, and the material is supposed to be wood.

      Reminds me of Jenga pieces, I love the fox.

      • http://snkpks.tumblr.com snkpks

        I think AC is referring to the flames-in-a-cage when zhe referenced the phoenix.

  • Kira

    I really idea of using an organic material like wood to make digital-esque art… So clever!

  • Kira

    Really LIKE. Sorry.

  • http://everydayiveknownyou.com mp

    They look like sugar cubes…

  • http://www.dannyolda.com Dannyohh

    Wow, very cool. The vultures picking apart the typewriter is very smart. Great work

  • Steve

    Also, if they were sugar cubes how were they coloured? I’m pretty sure it would dissolve if he used any sort of wet substance to colour them (ie. ink, paint etc.)

  • James

    It says at the top “wood sculptures”

  • http://www.penafilm.com/ PEÑA FILM

    wow! this is beautiful. peacock one is dope!

  • http://nimportologue.blogspot.com/ _Oli_T_

    this is WOW

  • Adam Rabb Adam Rabb

    I wish there were magic glasses to put on to see everything in 8 bit because i want more of this!

  • http://www.donnynguyen.com donny

    fantastic stuff. the vultures on the old tech is a great one.

  • http://lawndaleartcenter.org Emily

    YES! 2nd photo down is from his exhibition at Lawndale Art Center! More photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lawndaleartcenter/sets/72157622717702001/

  • Kyle

    Bearskin Rug, to the 10th degree. Wow.

  • Joetart

    I LOVE minecraft.

  • http://www.fionnmccabe.com/ Fionn

    totally amazing!

  • Georgia

    just beautiful!

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  • lapetitefaon

    I can barely comprehend these….

  • http://www.myphotoshoptextures.com Dave

    Love these, excellent sculptures -D-

  • http://www.starrparnell.com Starr

    Wow, Shawn’s work is just fabulous! I love not only the finished works but the idea behind theo creation! The creativity its so out thee it makes me want to push myself even harder in my own work. Well sone

  • Matt

    Yeah u should play minecraft hahahah

  • kj

    these are awesome, I wanna see a real life pixel landscape.

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  • http://www.iooj.com baby.photo

    So coo ideal.

  • http://orangeacid.net/katrina/ Katrina

    At first I thought this was some sort of pixel art. This is incredible. I want the perching bird on my wall! =D

  • ehleeought

    I bet this guy is a mother****** at Minecraft!

  • http://mistures.com Mistures

    It`s amazing, at first view I thougth that was LEGO, but this man pasted one by one cubes.

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Free Learning of the Day: Skillshare Classes

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This is for all you aspiring photographers, illustrators, and type designers out there! We’ve teamed up with Skillshare to offer you 1 month of unlimited access to all their creative classes, for $0. Free. You can sign up here for a premium account: Booooooom + Skillshare 30-day extended trial.

I’ve been personally trying out some of their classes and I just blazed through this great class on designing a single letter: “One Drop Cap Letterform at a Time” by the amazing Jessica Hische (I’ll always refer to her as the one who did that fantastic Moonrise Kingdom type). She has so many useful tips in this, especially when she talks about properly using handlebars and plotting points in Illustrator.

From what I’ve seen so far these classes are a great way to brush up on something you may have learned a long time ago or a chance to learn something completely new. Full disclosure: Skillshare did not pay us to make this post, however if you sign up through this link it will support our site! Absolutely no pressure to do so – I still recommend their site as a worthwhile resource even if you don’t use our link!

You can watch a preview of Jessica Hische’s class below!

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