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This Kids Parents Took a Hilarious Approach to His Shenanigans

When Eric Massicotte and his wife came home, they found their son had decided to ‘creatively’ express himself on one of the walls in their family home. Every parent knows you can’t win every battle. ‘Kids will be kids’ no matter how hard you try. With a shrug of their collective shoulders, Massicotte tweeted: “Your kids are going to do things they shouldn’t. It helps if you married someone with a sense of humour.” The artwork label/caption is just priceless, here’s a closer look: Dr. Massicotte is a neurosurgeon, associate…

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Highly Detailed Close-Ups of Amazing Hyper Realistic Pencil Drawings

Kohei Ohmori is a 22-year-old artist from Japan who has been garnering buzz online for his amazing, hyper realistic pencil drawings. The artist purportedly spends upwards of 200 hours on each drawing and has been sharing his progress on Twitter and more recently, Instagram. In the detailed close-ups and progress shots below, you can also get a glimpse at Ohmori’s toolbox of carefully sharpened pencils. For more, check out his artwork at the links below. [via Bored Panda] Kohei OhmoriTwitter | Instagram Kohei OhmoriTwitter | Instagram Kohei OhmoriTwitter | Instagram…

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Once a Year This Japanese Town Comes Together to Grow Masterpieces With Rice

In the village of Inakadate, Japan, elaborate expanses of “rice paddy art†grace the surrounding landscape. Looking for a way to boost tourism and contribute to the village’s rich culture, town officials turned to what they knew best — growing rice. Using dozens of varieties of rice as their color palette, locals gather to plant each new masterpiece, taking inspiration from local geography and Japanese folklore. With each image taking up to three months to complete, it truly takes a village. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/the-japanese-town-growing-masterpieces-with-rice/

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Artist Casts Shadows and Doodles on the Results (21 Photos)

For artist and filmmaker Vincent Bal, it all started with the simple shadow of a teacup. Fascinated, he decided to incorporate the shadow into a quick doodle. “Now I can’t help seeing things in shadows and everyday objects,” Bal explains. On Instagram, the artist has amassed a huge following for his hundreds of doodles. “When I make a film it takes three years at least from idea to audience. Here it takes two minutes. Nice.” Below you will find some of the Sifter’s personal favs but you can find hundreds…

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You can now draw with a thicker brush in Snapchat

Yesterday Snapchat tweaked their drawing toolso you can draw thicker lines on your snapsterpieces. To change your brush size all you have to do is select a color to draw with, then use two fingers to pinch in or out to make the brush size bigger or smaller. Its exactly the same motion youd use to zoom in or out on a picture. While definitely a small update,this new tool will be a bighelp to the many Snapchat users who like to get creative with their snaps. Previously, creators were…

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