Category Archives: Art

More CGI Awesomeness!

How do you think this was achieved digitally?

The Power of Concentration

Having a little trouble staying focused? Here’s some inspiration.

The Incredible Power of Concentration MUST WATCH FULL AMAZING

The Incredible Power of Concentration. One must watch it one of the most amazing videos ever

Posted by JO-G on Sunday, 27 July 2014

Aparna Rao: High-tech art (with a sense of humor)

Artist and TED Fellow Aparna Rao re-imagines the familiar in surprising, often humorous ways. With her collaborator Soren Pors, Rao creates high-tech art installations — a typewriter that sends emails, a camera that tracks you through the room only to make you invisible on screen — that put a playful spin on ordinary objects and interactions.

 

Create Stylish Vector Portraits

vector illustration

digitalartsonline.co.uk have excellent tutorials. Here’s one that shows you how to make a vector illustration from a camera image. It uses both Photoshop and Illustrator and is a good way to experience the strengths of either.

In this tutorial, Eelco van den Berg lets you behind the curtain to see how he creates his incredible vector portraits by turning a photo into a ‘poppy’ vector illustration.

It says that it could take 3-4 hours so you may want to make a cuppa.

photoshopessentials.com

photoshopessentials.com has a lot of well developed tutorials. I find them easy to follow even though some of the tutorials are for different versions of Photoshop than the one I have a license for. Regardless, most of the features are the same as Adobe is one of those companies who release new versions often despite very little change (something I find annoying).

This tutorial on how to use the Free Transform tool is a great place to start.

Billy Blob

I’m very happy to introduce you to freelance animator and web designer Billy Blob. He’s been putting out interesting work for over 15 years and was one of my inspirations while I was at uni. HIs website is so different from all of these boring “themey” designs (like … ahem …  the one for this site). He’s an artist who adopted a digital medium, as opposed to a tech guy having a crack at being artsy.


Trapped and dying on a car windshield,
a bumblebee contemplates the meaning of his life with an optimistic butterfly.

Here’s another video that goes with it.