creates incredible illusions through photography. [more inside]
's From The New World
. It loses a little detail on the screen, since it is 4m by 8m. Try some detail here
. [more inside]
is an Instagram account featuring daily monochrome experiments created with the Processing
library, currently on day 110 and going for 365.
"This is a project I've worked on for around 14 months! It contains just about every character that appears in Futurama." The cast of Futurama. [more inside]
Feng Zhu is a concept artist who has worked with a number of big name movies
and video games
, and has opened a design school in Singapore
. With the general background out of the way, here's his website with hundreds if vivid pieces of concept art
to stimulate your brain (*cough cough*NaNoWriMo
*cough cough*), and a long list of free tutorial videos
that have been included in at least one list of best free digital painting tutorials
. [more inside]
Seikou Yamaoka spends a lot of time on his iphone. But he's not playing games or texting or reading, he's creating art
. He's also created some amazingly hypnotic time-lapse videos
of his works in creation, including this reproduction
of Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring
(done on an ipad mini rather than an iphone). Full gallery
of his digital finger painting. He also does traditional watercolours
The Pixel Painter
is a short documentary about Hal Lasko
, a 97-year-old artist who paints in Microsoft Paint. [more inside]
In preparation for his then upcoming retrospective Transe Forme, Fondation Cartier recorded Moebius doing a series of digital drawings. Recorded in late 2010, these are some of, if not, the last recordings of Moebius drawing that we are likely to see.
- Moebius Drawing
is a project to create a 3d digital map
of Constantinople and its famous monuments
. The Hippodrome
and Agia Sophia
have been modeled
as they would have appeared at their height. You can even watch a video of a Hippodrome race
or see the results in book form
Dr. Dan Durda [bio; vita]
is a veritable Renaissance Man, having hobbies that others would call careers; most notably, he is an accomplished astronomer
, jet pilot
, cave diver
, and Fellow
of the International Association of Astronomical Artists
Oh yeah, about that art stuff -- there's a lot [more inside]
is a morbidly funny webcomic from Russo-Canadian digital artist Vitaly Alexius
). Set in the starkly diaphanous wreckage
of post-nuclear Manhattan, it follows an eccentric contingent of Soviet soldiers
as they poke through the detritus of the past and contend with the mutants, cultists, aliens, and other horrors that inhabit the ruins. The comic's striking art style
is the result of an arduous process, using "Photoshop, live actors, dead actors, sexy assistants, greenscreen, a camera, and a Wacom tablet"
to composite "6 years worth of textures: 1 terabyte of stock footage, shot in real abandoned, forgotten places of our world." This multimedia ambition has burgeoned into plans for a community-powered animated/live-action web series
). While waiting for that to come together, be sure to spend some time on Kimmo Lemetti's
excellent Gone With the Blastwave
), a very similar webcomic project with a more subdued palette that turned out nearly fifty pages of richly-illustrated post-apocalyptic humor before going on indefinite hiatus.
River of the Net
is a way to view short, tag-related videos without any sort of context. This interview
explains things a little more. I've had some NWS content pop up (though not much), just as fair warning. [more inside]
children's author and illustrator of a variety of books
, describes his process and his methods (YouTube videos 1
, 2 ...more from his publisher
), and talks about his beautiful new book, Machines Go To Work
. [more inside]
uses his own custom software to make mathematical art
, ranging from the architectural
to the strikingly natural
feature digital and digitally-manipulated analog content and are also quite remarkable
net.art generator [via William Gibson]
The art is created
through a Google image search and some automatic image manipulation. For examples, go here
In sort of the same vein as the MS Paint posts
seen here lately is a website where you too can draw, and have the process of it captured to be watched over and over again - Sketchfu
. The application isn't nearly as complex even as MS Paint, yet you'd be amazed what kind of work some of these people put together.
..."imagine a painter who could, like Vermeer, capture the quality of light that a camera can, but with the color of paints...scanned with an ordinary office scanner"....Katinka Matson is cofounder of the brilliant and very readable ezine, Edge
. Her digital art
is featured there. Thumbnails of her 40 flowers
. 12 flowers
. Five flowers
. Red anemone
is a fascinating resource for those interested in 3D graphics, digital painting, and the like. How about turning 2D stills into 3D animations
, the truth about motion blur
and colour mixing
, or outlines in action
? Also, a recipe for making your own Viewmaster reels
, and the politics of colour saturation
Some Click Candy at the Whitney
A nice update at the WHITNEY Artport site. "Benjamin Fry received his doctoral degree at the MIT Media Laboratory, where his research focused on methods of visualizing large amounts of data from dynamic information sources"
For the Digital Art lovers out there, GFXartist.com
is a gem with Elite Nominations
and Elite Galleries
to get a first-time visitors started on some of the more popular artwork the site offers.
"pleix is a virtual community of digital artists based in paris. some of us are 3d artists, some others are musicians or graphic designers. this website is the perfect place to share our latest creations." [note: quicktime]
where r u? where would u like 2 b?
The French Flash Festival
website provides an introduction to many francophone flash treats such as a visit to the surreal Rolitoland
, the fun sound experiments at Audiogame
, the endearing Plok!
or the strange goings on at Incorect
. Lots more to explore on the festival site (click on 'preselections' for the shortlist)
, anyone? Actually, try the Site Map
. And the
links are... interesting enough--for instance, Tiny Pinnochio
smallest dog. Aww...
Rachel: "Look, she is breastfeeding. Look!" [Phoebe was pummelled by Wizard_cev]
"These images were recorded by the performers during our visit to the "Hulk" server. Note the yellow text at the top of the screen shots which are dialogue from the performance. The blue speakers bubbles represent our characters typing their lines. The other gamers depicted are constantly killing us. Scroll to the right to view additional images."
Conceptual artist Joseph DeLappe
and his mates
hybridize The Ultimate Shoot-'em-Up with the Acme of Sit-Com: now the teen boys and the teen girls can play together!
- discover the strange
world of photographer-digital artist Daniel Lee
and his darwinian art.
- strange delights.
is all the wonder of a large US city Museum of Modern Art, crammed into tiny pixelated goodness. Mouseover the pieces to see titles and artist names. [via archinect
The web is not a publication.
Web sites are not paper. Yet the current thinking of web design is that of the magazine, newspaper, book, or catalog. Visually, aesthetically, legally, the web is treated as a physical page upon which text and images are written.
The Shredder presents this global structure as a
chaotic, irrational, raucous collage. By altering the HTML code before the
browser reads it, the Shredder appropriates the data of the web,
transforming it into a parallel web. Content become abstraction. Text
becomes graphics. Information becomes art.