Posts Tagged 'creative'

Astonishing Origami

According to ThisIsColossal.com –

Brooklyn-based polymath Robby Kraft currently teaches coding to artists and designers at Parsons and the School for Poetic Computation, but his love for the connected worlds of art and math began at a young age; he started folding origami in elementary school. More recently, Kraft was introduced to the algorithmic aspects of origami.

Continue reading HERE.

Creative People Really Do See The World Differently

NewScientist reported –

There’s some evidence that people with a greater degree of openness also have better visual awareness. For example, when focusing on letters moving on a screen, they are more likely to notice a grey square appearing elsewhere on the display.

Now Anna Antinori at the University of Melbourne in Australia and her team are showing that people who score more highly when it comes to the openness trait “see” more possibilities. “They seem to have a more flexible gate for the visual information that breaks through into their consciousness,” Antinori says.

Continue reading HERE.

Simon Beck – Snow Artist [video]

I Can’t Believe Bob Ross Said That – 20 Quotes From Everyone’s Favorite TV Painter

bobrossBob produced more than “happy little trees”; he made some insightful and humorous observations in his book, The Joy of Painting. Mental_floss gathered 20 of the best HERE. My favorite is “They say everything looks better with odd numbers of things. But sometimes I put even numbers—just to upset the critics.”

Read all 20 quotes HERE.

While preparing this post, I found another page of Bob’s quotes HERE.

CZAPPA: A Conversation on Art and TV Repair [video]

Paintings On Paint Chips

paintchipFrom mental_floss –

At first glance, it looks like artist Shawn Huckins painted hyper-realistic scenes onto paint chips from the hardware store. These swatches are actually large paintings that Huckins expertly recreated with oil paint. He uses the blown-up replicas as a setting and inserts everyday imagery that mingles with the cards. The subjects will even occasionally interact with the paint chips and use the white lines as a table or counter. Impressively, each scene matches the colors of the swatch perfectly. My favorite incorporates David Hockney’s famous A Bigger Splash

Continue reading HERE.

 

Collaborating With A 4-Year-Old [pics]

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I don’t know anything about this set of pictures. Apparently, the artist lets her 4-year-old daughter help with with her drawings. I think the results are quite good and unexpected.

See the pics HERE.

 

Nature Arranged – Works Of Art

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Since 1972, Bavarian artist Nils-Udo has worked directly with nature to create stunning, site-specific works of art that celebrate the beauty of the land. Found berries, leaves, branches, and blossoms are transformed into captivating pieces evocative of mysterious portals and dreamy fairy realms deep in the woods. From a delicately arranged scattering of petals on the surface of a pond, to spectacular nests formed of twigs, leaves, and wildflowers, each ephemeral intervention is a reflection of nature in its most essential state.

See more works HERE.

Read more about the artist HERE.

25 Photo Manipulations To Celebrate Photoshop’s 25th. Anniversary

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From MyModernMet.com –

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Twenty-five years ago, this week, a little graphics editing program named Photoshop was born. Fast forward a few decades and now we’re living in a world where surreal-looking images are all around us. As part of the celebration, Adobe has launched a search for 25 of the most creative visual artists under the age of 25. Are you one of them? They’re looking for artists that represent the future of Photoshop. In other words, someone making “the most innovative, forward-looking work out there.”

Continue reading and see all 25 photos HERE.

 

Doggy Undercover [pics]

Every Christmas, photographer Peter Thorpe turns his dog into different animals.

See the the dog HERE.

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This Watercolor Printer Is A Real Thing

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From the WaterColorBot site –

Launched in 2013 on Kickstarter, the WaterColorBot is a collaborative project from Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories and Super Awesome Sylvia — a friendly art robot that moves a paint brush to paint your digital artwork onto paper, using a set of watercolor paints. The WaterColorBot works with standard and common watercolor paints, pens, and paper, so that you never need to purchase expensive or proprietary supplies. It is made in the USA with a tough and sturdy wooden frame built to last for years of use. 

While a robotic painting “printer” can be an incredibly fun thing on its own, the WaterColorBot is also a genuine (if simple and friendly) computer-automated, numerically controlled (CNC) machine– and that lets you do some amazing things. For an example, take a look at the two paintings shown above– they are nearly perfect copies. One was painted right after the other. With the WaterColorBot, you can easily make an extra painting for Grandma. (And you can always save the file for later, just in case the dog eats the one on the fridge.)

Can be purchased now HERE.

Art of Ironing [video]


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