Boron is a Subdued Element...
July 29, 2015 3:29 PM   Subscribe

Kaycie D. is an animator and artist who grew up on Disney films and has used that inspiration to create her own anthropomorphized illustrations of the chemical elements.
posted by Navelgazer (22 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
It would be fun if they were arranged into a periodic table, but the archive might be an easier way to browse the elements.
posted by a lungful of dragon at 3:51 PM on July 29, 2015 [2 favorites]

This is incredible work. Great find!
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 4:34 PM on July 29, 2015

Now this is a good post.
posted by Wolfdog at 4:59 PM on July 29, 2015

Those are very cool, and especially for the lower-level elements, really interesting. I know there's not much to say about most of the higher-level ones, since they're synthesised and don't have many commercial applications. I guess portraits of the people they're named after is as good a way of anthropomorphising them as anything else, but they do seem less interesting than the others. Not much you can do about it! (Although why both the German ones look like the drummer from Interstella 5555 I'm not sure.)

Thanks for the link, will be passing that one on!
posted by Athanassiel at 5:46 PM on July 29, 2015

That is truly awesome! I loved Florine and Sodium especially.

Hope she does all of them, though that'd be a bit of a project.
posted by sotonohito at 5:47 PM on July 29, 2015

sotonohito: she has, use the Next Page button.
posted by zompist at 6:01 PM on July 29, 2015 [1 favorite]

Iridium's rainbow top is a particularly nice detail.
posted by Wolfdog at 6:21 PM on July 29, 2015 [2 favorites]

heheheh poor Cobalt
posted by numaner at 6:34 PM on July 29, 2015

Hmm I wish there was a next/previous post button for her tumblr theme on each post so I can just keep going without having to jump back to the archive.
posted by numaner at 6:37 PM on July 29, 2015

The next button is on top, Far right link.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 6:46 PM on July 29, 2015

zompist, I'm an idiot. Thanks
posted by sotonohito at 7:09 PM on July 29, 2015

Ha. I just now got the joke in the name of Matter Eater Lad's home planet, Bismoll.
posted by straight at 7:28 PM on July 29, 2015

I'll be honest, I just posted this in the hopes that someone would make a Mega Man reboot using these...
posted by Navelgazer at 7:44 PM on July 29, 2015 [1 favorite]

Some of these could be villains on Steven Universe. Rebecca Sugar's on tumblr, maybe she'll take a look.
posted by Countess Elena at 8:37 PM on July 29, 2015 [3 favorites]

Oh hey, I went to school with this person! I remember being really impressed by this project, glad it's out there getting attention.
posted by buriednexttoyou at 1:51 AM on July 30, 2015 [2 favorites]

It's a fun idea. Kind of a pity most of them seem white/Caucasian though.
posted by aielen at 3:53 AM on July 30, 2015

Coincidentally I'm binge-watching Fullmetal Alchemist right now. Carbon reminded me of Martel-san. And the rest remind me of SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS. Great post!
posted by pulposus at 4:02 AM on July 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


Boron: A moron who is also a boring bore.
posted by indianbadger1 at 7:28 AM on July 30, 2015

When trailers for "The Fifth Element" were in theaters, my friend and I liked to greet the title reveal by saying, "Bore-On!"
posted by straight at 8:21 AM on July 30, 2015 [1 favorite]

I was hoping gadolinium would incorporate its use in MRI contrast agents. (Also, for carbon, the fact that it's the fundamental element for all known life.) But yeah, overall quite good.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 5:55 PM on July 30, 2015

I was a little slow to pick up on the fact that Plutonium is drawn as a fat man, even with the caption there.
posted by Wolfdog at 2:58 AM on August 2, 2015

And Uranium is a little boy ;-)
posted by numaner at 9:26 AM on August 2, 2015

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