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Drawabox.com | Why Ink?
You're not here to learn how to sketch, you're here to learn how to be mindful of your actions, to control your arm and to make the marks you intend to.
drawing  web  art  education 
june 2019 by dstelow
Have You Forgotten These Two Life Enhancements? – Mind Cafe – Medium
The philosopher and author Roger Scruton disagrees, noting:
“Put usefulness first and you lose it. Put beauty first and what you do will be useful forever. It turns out that nothing is more useful than useless. We see this in traditional architecture, with its decorative details. Ornaments liberate us from the tyranny of the useful and satisfy our need for harmony. In a strange way, they make us feel at home. They remind us that we have more practical needs. We’re not just governed by animal appetites like eating and sleeping. We have spiritual and moral needs, too. And if those needs go unsatisfied, so do we.”
philosophy  art  life 
february 2019 by dstelow
Edward Gorey’s Enigmatic World | The New Yorker
Gorey acknowledged his debt to the Surrealists:

I sit reading André Breton and think, “Yes, yes, you’re so right.” What appeals to me most is an idea expressed by [Paul] Éluard. He has a line about there being another world, but it’s in this one. And Raymond Queneau said the world is not what it seems—but it isn’t anything else, either. These two ideas are the bedrock of my approach. If a book is only what it seems to be about, then somehow the author has failed.
art  books  reading  philosophy 
december 2018 by dstelow
Mandala - Wikipedia
A mandala (emphasis on first syllable; Sanskrit मण्डल, maṇḍala – literally "circle") is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe.[1] In common use, "mandala" has become a generic term for any diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe.
society  philosophy  graphics  art  religion 
august 2018 by dstelow
Linocut - Wikipedia
“Born in the Soviet Union". Linocut by Peeter Allik.
art  prints 
may 2018 by dstelow
Bokashi (printing) - Wikipedia
Bokashi (Japanese: ぼかし) is a technique used in Japanese woodblock printmaking. It achieves a variation in lightness and darkness (value) of a single color by hand applying a gradation of ink to a moistened wooden printing block, rather than inking the block uniformly. This hand-application had to be repeated for each sheet of paper that was printed.
art  prints 
may 2018 by dstelow
Cinematic Photographs of Tokyo at Night by Masashi Wakui | Colossal
Tokyo is an infinitely photogenic city. And there’s no shortage of photographers capturing its vibrant landscape. But local resident and photography aficionado Masashi Wakui has a unique, surreal style of capturing Tokyo by night and making it look like an animated still from Akira or a Ghibli film.
december 2017 by dstelow
Download More than 2,500 Images of Vibrant Japanese Woodblock Prints and Drawings From the Library of Congress | Colossal
Thanks to the Library of Congress, you can browse and download high-resolution copies of more than 2,500 Japanese woodblock prints and drawings from the library’s online collection. The prints, most of which are dated before the 20th-century, were amassed from a large group of collectors, including notable donors such as President William Howard Taft and Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes.
december 2017 by dstelow
Japanese Artist Places a Modern Spin on Centuries-Old Woodblock Prints Through Animated GIFs | Colossal
A Japanese artist is placing a modern spin on a centuries-old technique, animating Japanese woodblock prints in the style typically reserved for TV show recaps and continuously looping memes. The artist, who who goes by Segawa thirty-seven, uses Adobe Photoshop and After Effects to alter the static images and inlay elements of sci-fi and modern culture—bringing in Segways and alien spaceships into the fixed landscapes-turned-gifs.
december 2017 by dstelow
Meet Tatsuo Horiuchi, the 77-Year-Old Artist Who ‘Paints’ Japanese Landscapes With Excel | Colossal
For over 15 years, Japanese artist Tatsuo Horiuchi has rendered the subtle details of mountains, cherry blossoms, and dense forests with the most unlikely tool: Microsoft Excel. The 77-year-old illustrator shunned the idea of paying for expensive painting supplies or even a basic drawing program for his computer, saying that he prefers Excel even over Microsoft Paint because it has “more functions and is easier to use.” Using simple vector drawing tools developed primarily for graphs and simple shapes, Horiuchi instead draws panoramic scenes of life in rural Japan.
december 2017 by dstelow
Monumentally Detailed Pen Drawings That Combine Real and Imagined Landscapes by Olivia Kemp | Colossal
British artist Olivia Kemp creates large-scale drawings that combine observational studies made in Norway, Italy, and Scotland with fantastical places that exist only in her imagination. Her pen and ink works contain dense villages of twisting tree houses within forests and log cabins sprinkled through out private islands, each appearing isolated from modern civilization.
december 2017 by dstelow
Olivia Kemp (@livvykemp) • Instagram photos and videos
Olivia Kemp Draughtsman/woman/draw-er...we need a better word www.oliviakemp.co.uk

Really interesting detail pen drawing art...
december 2017 by dstelow
Met Museum Makes 375,000 Images Available for Free - NYTimes.com
All images of public-domain artworks in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection — about 375,000 — are now free for anyone to use however they may please.
graphics  art  opensource 
february 2017 by dstelow
Urban Sketching - Home
What is Urban Sketching?

Urban sketching on location is making a comeback among the artists community. While many artists enjoy drawing and painting landscapes, gardens, or nature scenes, urban sketchers get out there in the nitty gritty of cities, towns, and villages in many locations around the world. It's a new social movement in art!
art  graphics 
august 2016 by dstelow
WarmPlace.Ru. Pixilang Programming Language
What is Pixilang
Pixilang is a pixel-oriented programming language for small graphics/sound applications and experiments.
Originally created by Alexander Zolotov (NightRadio) and Mik Razuvaev (Goglus) for non-programmers, demosceners and designers.
It is cross-platform and open source (MIT License).
programming  art  music  audio  video 
october 2015 by dstelow
The Garden of Earthly Delights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Garden of Earthly Delights is the modern title[1] given to a triptych painted by the Early Netherlandish master Hieronymus Bosch. It has been housed in the Museo del Prado in Madrid since 1939. Dating from between 1490 and 1510, when Bosch was between about 40 and 60 years old,[2] it is his best-known[3] and most ambitious complete work.[4]
february 2015 by dstelow
Netherlandish Proverbs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Running themes in Bruegel's paintings are the absurdity, wickedness and foolishness of humans, and this is no exception. The painting's original title, The Blue Cloak or The Folly of the World, indicates that Bruegel's intent was not just to illustrate proverbs, but rather to catalog human folly. Many of the people depicted show the characteristic blank features that Bruegel used to portray fools.[1]
february 2015 by dstelow
Single Div Drawings with CSS ✩ Mozilla Hacks – the Web developer blog
Why A Single Div?
In May of 2013 I attended CSSConf and saw Lea Verou speak about the humble border-radius. It was an eye-opening talk and I realized there was much about CSS behavior I did not fully understand. This reminded me of my time as a fine arts student where I was constantly pushed to become a master of my chosen medium. As a web designer, CSS is my medium and so I challenged myself to learn all I could about it and to explore and experiment with its limits.
css  dev  art 
october 2014 by dstelow
Funk art - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robert Arneson started the ceramic art movement within Funk art in the Bay Area. Before Arneson, ceramics were considered more of a craft rather than a prestigious art form.[2] After Arneson, ceramics caught on as a serious form of art nationally. Robert Arneson created many ceramic sculptures, which eventually became a common work of Funk artists. Some believe his ceramics were influenced by Pop art sculptures because they were of mundane, everyday objects. A main difference was that Robert Arneson also included personal elements to his sculptures, which was a defining factor of Funk art.[3] His works were playful and full of color.[3] Robert Arneson, along with other Funk artists, such as Roy De Forest, Manuel Neri, and William T. Wiley taught ceramics at the University of California, Davis, which was a center for the movement.[6] Students from University of California, Davis like Margaret Dodd, David Gilhooly, Chris Unterseher and Peter Vandenberge, continued Arneson's ceramics tradition.
july 2012 by dstelow
SFMOMA | Explore Modern Art | Our Collection | Robert Arneson | California Artist
One of Arneson's great obsessions, self-portraiture is the genre in which he achieved his most playful and inventive forms. California Artist was completed in 1982 in response to an attack by a New York art critic, who cited the "impoverished sensibility of the provincial cultural life of California" and depicted Arneson's work as the "mark of a mind that is too easily pleased with his own jokes."

The broken-away facade on the corner of the pedestal reveals ceramic bricks mechanically imprinted with the artist's name — a challenge to the idea that clay is for making dinnerware and bricks but not fine art. Marijuana grows against a base littered with beer bottles and cigarette butts, all mockingly emblematic of a degenerate California lifestyle. Finally, the artist has represented himself atop the pedestal as a shirtless, aging hippie, whose sunglasses are actually gaping holes that allow us to peer directly into his empty head.
art  sci-fi 
february 2012 by dstelow
Context Free Art
This is a really cool digital graphics art sostware...
Context Free is a program that generates images from written instructions called a grammar. The program follows the instructions in a few seconds to create images that can contain millions of shapes.
dev  graphics  software  opensource  art  top10 
january 2012 by dstelow
CV Dazzle: Open-Source Camouflage From Computer Vision by Adam Harvey

CV Dazzle opposes the mainstream push towards the widespread adoption of face recognition in order to protect privacy. As the usefullness and popularity of facial recognition grows in commerce and security (currently it's the fastest growing sector of biometrics ), so will the value of privacy. The objective of CV Dazzle is to adapt to our new environment and explore ways of communicating with machines to control our privacy in public.
dev  compsci  art  privacy  security 
january 2012 by dstelow
UW Botany Art and Photo Studio
These are really cool.
...This series showcases the beauty of botanical subjects as well as offering basic botanical information
art  botany  science  nature 
february 2011 by dstelow
3D LED Color Cube Graphics Display, AVR ATMega32 - Microcontroller Project Circuit
This looks cool...3D Color LED Graphics Display - This 3-dimensional graphics display system which named as MaJaTron consists of 125 RGB LEDs arranged in a cube of 5×5x5 dimension. Each LED is a multicolor Red, Green and Blue LED and the control circuit of the system can individually control the intensity of each color, thereby, creating a full color, graphics system. Each LED is independently controllable. To control these 125 LEDs, a control circuit consisting of 13 AVR Microcontrollers ATMega32 is used.
dev  hardware  software  todo  art 
july 2010 by dstelow
Learn Blacksmithing Basics
...If you are interested in experiencing blacksmithing for yourself, the Artist-Blacksmith Association of North America is a great resource. A comprehensive list of educational resources is available on their Web site including shops and schools offering classes. You will get dirty and hot, but soon you’ll be hearing the ring of the anvil and learning a useful skill that can last a lifetime.
hobby  art 
july 2009 by dstelow

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