Walyou » Arts and Crafts http://walyou.com Cool Gadgets, New Gadgets, Tech News and Geek Design Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:42:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 The Best Fan Art of 2014 http://walyou.com/the-best-fan-art-of-2014/ http://walyou.com/the-best-fan-art-of-2014/#comments Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:00:39 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=212898

Before you head off and start devouring new adaptations to your favorite comic book, movie and cartoon characters in 2015, take a look and remember some of the best artworks and different interpretations the previous year had to offer.

Everyone Wants to be a King (or Queen) in Westeros / patrickballesteros

Mathilda From Leon / KR0NPR1NZ

Mike Wazowski in Demonic, Zombie Form / LordNetsua

Professor X Controlling Hodor / m7781

Darth Maleficent / jameszapata

Spider-Man on the Tron Grid / lonefirewarrior

Mask of Rogue / lamwin

Prince Arthas / timens

Pikachu Meets Toothless / TsaoShin

The Meeting of Batman & Stitch / ArtistAbe

Realistic (Sorta) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles / Ancorgil

Dexter with Loving Sister Dee Dee / Infusions

There are a lot of Great Elsa’s. This one is the Best / DarrenGeers

Harley Quinn & Ivy in Hipster Mode / thecreatorhd

If I Was a Girl – Hades Version / sakimichan

Waiting at the South Park Bus Stop / Comlockj

The Rocketeer / Geekincognito

More Humanized Simpsons / nna

Winnie the Pooh and China / Turtle-Arts

Staryu & Starmie / Cryptid-Creations

Titanfall / MACCOLA

Alphonse Elric (Full Metal Alchemist) / White-corner

Geralt & The Wild Hunt / Hardedge-Maelstrom

The Evil Within / yangngi

Heavily-Armored Powerpuff Girls / rickyryan


The Wolf Among Us / Kate-FoX


For the previous editions: 2012 / 2013

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Super Mario World BART Map Poster By Robert Bacon http://walyou.com/super-mario-world-bart-map-poster-by-robert-bacon/ http://walyou.com/super-mario-world-bart-map-poster-by-robert-bacon/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:00:14 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=212832

Getting to know the ins and outs of the San Francisco bay area rail system never looked so groovy thanks to this Super Mario World styled map.

A morning work commute can be a dreadful experience, as anyone who has had a 9-to-5 job in their lifetime can attest. But a little sugar can make the medicine go down as the Disney tune goes, and that’s exactly what graphic artist Robert Bacon has done with his Super Mario World interpretation of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system.

This isn’t the first time that Bacon has Nintendo-fied a city’s transportation map, he’s done similar illustrations, either in the style of Super Mario, Zelda, and even Donkey Kong, for New York City and Chicago, both of which – along with his latest BART map – are available for sale through riptapparel.com.

As for Bacon’s BART map, it is totally brightly in-tuned with Mario’s popular first outing on the Super Nintendo, and also includes many similar landmarks from the game. Giant smiling trees, stars, castles, and even power ups from Super Mario World make their inclusion on this excellent map that should certainly make for a nice print to hang on one’s wall.

Source: SF Gate

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The hobbit-hole cathouse is the perfect kitty Christmas gift http://walyou.com/hobbit-hole-cathouse/ http://walyou.com/hobbit-hole-cathouse/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:08:20 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=212589

No matter what your cat’s name is, you might want to change it to Frodo or Bilbo after seeing this cathouse themed after a hobbit-hole.

Surfing around we came across this video depicting a process where a super fan built a cathouse themed after the hobbit-hole seen in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. It also comes with a litter box and scratching post with Barad-dûr/Eye of Sauron themes, so no one can ever accuse you of picking sides.

As long as you don’t get an orc-looking dog, this could become the perfect kitty hang-out place, they’ll just need a place to have a council and decide what to do with the ring.

Via Geekologie

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10 World Leaders as Modern Day Fashionable Hipsters http://walyou.com/world-leaders-as-modern-day-fashionable-hipsters/ http://walyou.com/world-leaders-as-modern-day-fashionable-hipsters/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:00:06 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=212532

It’s hard to imagine Abraham Lincoln of Vladimir Lenin as fashionable, almost Hipster like characters. It’s good thing artists like Amit Shimoni do that creative thinking for us.

The Israel designer started HIPSTORY as a way of comparing Israeli leaders of the past with today’s leading men and women and also the different fashion trends.

The success of the project caused it to expand, and include other decision makers with a more global flavor.

Abraham Lincoln (United States)

Winston Churchill (UK)

JFK (United States)

Mahatma Ghandi (India)

Nelson Mandela (South Africa)

Margaret Thatcher (UK)

Mao Zedong (China)

Vladimir Lenin (USSR)

David Ben-Gurion (Israel)

Che Guevara


For more on world leaders going through an artistic makeover, check out these dictators with a touch of geeky art makeover.

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19 DC Comics Covers Paying Homage to Film Posters http://walyou.com/dc-comics-covers-paying-homage-to-film-posters/ http://walyou.com/dc-comics-covers-paying-homage-to-film-posters/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:00:39 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=209837

It’s always great to see works of fiction correspond and connect with each other and also with the real world, like these wonderful homages to actual film posters by DC Comics artists.

Detective Comics / The Matrix

The Matrix poster

Batman & Superman / The Fugitive

The Fugitive poster

Batman / The Mask

The Mask poster

Superman & Wonder Woman / Gone With the Wind

Gone with the Wind poster

Superman / Super Fly

Super Fly Poster

Justice League / Magic Mike

Magic Mike poster

Wonder Woman / 300

300 poster

Teen Titans / The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys poster

Catwoman / Bullitt

Bullitt poster

The Flash / North by Northwest

North by Northwest poster

Batman and Robin / Harry Potter

Harry Potter poster

Justice League United / Mars Attacks!

Mars Attacks! poster

Green Lantern / 2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey poster

Green Lantern Corps / Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet poster

Harley Quinn / Jailhouse Rock

Jailhouse Rock cover

Supergirl / The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz poster

Bat Girl / Purple Rain

Purple Rain Poster

Aquaman / Free Willy

Free Willy Poster

Sinestro / West World

West World Poster.


For a bit more of the wonderful work sometimes seen on DC Comics covers, check out these ‘Death of the Family’ artworks.

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7 Excellent Ideas for a Middle-Aged Harry Potter Books http://walyou.com/middle-aged-harry-potter-books/ http://walyou.com/middle-aged-harry-potter-books/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:00:54 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=199341

Face it: Even if J.K. Rowling starts writing about the boring middle-aged problems of Harry Potter, she’ll rake in billions before the movies come out starring a physically transformed Daniel Radcliffe.

If that day ever happens, here are some excellent ideas for what kind of depressing stories about Potter’s later years she should write about.

The One That’s Worried About Dying

The What If Version

The Creepy Stalking Version

The Tale About Growing Old & Ugly

The Financially Depressing One


More Financial Problems For the Wizard


And the One With Problems in Bed

Hat Tip: Imgur and EliteDaily

For more on the never ending universe of Harry Potter, check out these excellent Christmas Decorations for you magical ones and also some muggles.


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15 Fantastic Lightsaber Tattoos http://walyou.com/fantastic-lightsaber-tattoos/ http://walyou.com/fantastic-lightsaber-tattoos/#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:00:09 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=196576

The internet is still going crazy about the Lightsaber in the new Star Wars movie teaser trailer, so why not check out the people who think it’s an excellent idea to walk around with one on their body for their entire lives?

The popular way of doing it seems to be the fingers. It’s slim design makes it a perfect fit, and not everyone is about showing off their tattoo. Just having a small piece of colorfulness doesn’t piss of the parents too much, and doesn’t seem weird in a job interview.

But there are also those who go all out, and make it seem like there’s a huge lightsaber stuck in their neck, or coiled by a snake. There are also those who team up with someone else, if you’re into the whole Jedi-Sith roleplaying thing.


For a bit more on Star Wars Tattoos, check out these batch of raunchy ones. For tattoos of a different sort, check out these brilliant ones inspired by Tetris.

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11 Perfect Harry Potter Christmas Decorations http://walyou.com/harry-potter-christmas-decorations/ http://walyou.com/harry-potter-christmas-decorations/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 14:00:46 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=196469

Harry Potter isn’t going away. J.K. Rowling keeps posting new stuff to her website, and there’s a Potter-verse related movie coming out. Fans just can’t get enough, so it only makes sense to decorate a house with something from the bestest book series ever.

The Elusive Golden Snitch to put on your Tree

Find it here.

The ‘Filthy Muggle’ Sweatshirt

Find it here.

The mini Weasley Sweater

Find it here.

A Quidditch Christmas Stocking

Find it here.

Dobby on top of a Tree

Get it here.

Awesome Wooden Gift Tags

Find it here.

Creepy Dumbledore Tree Ornament

You can find it here.

Harry Potter Pillow Cover

You can find it here.

Xmas Cards You Can’t do without

Get ‘em here.

And for Those who are stuck at school over the holidays

Find it here.

Winged Keys to hang on your Tree

Find it here.

If Harry Potter means that much to you, why not get a related tattoo?

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Nintendo Fans Create Customized Amiibo Figures http://walyou.com/nintendo-fans-create-customized-amiibo-figures/ http://walyou.com/nintendo-fans-create-customized-amiibo-figures/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:00:38 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=196456

The first batch of Nintendo’s figures have inspired a range of awesome personalized creations.

Dreweyes (Metal Mario)

I’m sure in the near future Nintendo will roll out a diverse roster of Amiibo figures that would delight any collector, but in the meanwhile handy dandy do-it-yourself-ers have taking upon themselves to invent as many unique figures from within the Nintendo universe.

Project Upgrade (Light Suit Samus)

cbd31963 (Blue Yoshi)

Yes taking a page out of “doing what Nintendon’t”, fans have been either repainting several figures – such as the “Metal Mario”, “Light Suit” Samus, Dark Link, and blue-colored Yoshi examples you see here – or make-shifting and inserting items to transform the friendly Villager of Animal Crossing into his not-so-friendly-super-creepy form.

chibisilverwings (Dark Link and Villager)

Hmm, I’m not so sure if that last one will ever make it to the product line, but as for creativity? It’s absolutely great. I’m sure we will see more custom Amiibos as the time goes on. With a little ingenuity, a glue gun, and paint, the number of different custom Amiibos could be endless.

Source: Tiny Cartridge

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14 Perfect T-Shirts For Book Geeks http://walyou.com/14-perfect-t-shirts-for-book-geeks/ http://walyou.com/14-perfect-t-shirts-for-book-geeks/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:00:43 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=196412

Books make an excellent subject for T-shirts, but not in the conventional way. Sometimes, taking a line from the novel and playing with it to make it cooler and more modern (if needed) or doing the same to a character makes much more of an impact when people see you wearing it.

Harry Potter

Find your inner swag.

Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit


Jane Eyre

Find it here.

The Picture of Dorian Gray (or the T of the guy who made the painting)

Wilde fans, go here.

Pride & Prejudice

If you want to walk around with the country estate of Fitzwilliam Darcy, go ahead.

The Great Gatsby

If you feel like partying with style, you can find this here.

The Scarlet Letter


For Hester Prynne fans.

Slaughterhouse Five

To Kill a Mockingbird

You can find this Atticus Finch shirt here.

Charles Dickens T

If you’re a Dickens fans, go here.

Virginia Woolf Portrait

For James Joyce Fans

Find it here.

A Room With a View

You can find it here.

Pale Fire (Vladimir Nabokov)

Find it here.

Hat Tip

For more T-shirt inspiration and perfection, check out this post and if you feel like straying from the literary subject, check out these incredible pop culture mashup ideas.

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