Wednesday, August 31, 2011
While looking for nice screenshots to put on T-shirts I stumbled across this lovely website called The Movie Title Stills Collection. What could it possibly include? Well have a look for yourself!
It's a great resource for the opening and closing titles of films, ranging from 1920's to the present. I'm not sure if everyone already knows about it but it's really superb and definitely worth a look!
You can find these lovely images here!
CGAA Misc: "Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmentation" Trailer and scotch whiskey "Johnnie Walker"commercial.
I always usde to be very skeptical about sci-fi genre, because all what I've seen was star wars, stargate and startreck... Now I'm familiarizing a bit more with it and I'm starting to like it, because now I can see a bit more of philosophy behind. These two commercials really worked on me well. By watching Deus Ex trailer again I was even thinking: "Whoa, is this real?!".
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Todor & Petru is an unofficial music video for The Thunderclaps’ “Judgment Day” made by Gobelins students Remi Bastie, Nicolas Dehghani, Jonathan Djob Nkondo,Nicolas Pegon and Jérémy Pires during an internship at Paris-based WIZZ.
The Inkling is a "digital sketch pen" that allows you to draw or sketch on any standard piece of paper (a big advantage over Livescribe, which requires special notebooks) and automatically have a digital version created. The pen looks like a regular ballpoint pen, but is much more powerful than that. As you draw, sketches, mind-maps, or brainstorms all get captured, and are available just by connecting your pen to the computer. You can even create layers as you sketch, and edit drawings even easier when you get back to the computer. Files can be accessed in applications like Photoshop and Illustrator, or just viewed on the computer.
There's also a receiver that comes with the Inkling, which is likely how Wacom was able to avoid requiring special paper. The receiver clips to whatever page or notebook you're using, and requires an uninterrupted line of sight with the pen while you're working. It could be a little kludgy, as the receiver is fairly large and is one more thing to carry and set up when you want to work. Battery life for the system, Wacom says, is more than eight hours of working time, which is a good number, but still means you might want to carry a normal pen or the charging cable in case you have a full day's worth of sketching to do.
Monday, August 29, 2011
The main question is what do I have to do to get that engine? Would our university's email work on this? I tried to send myself email from yahoo account before trying it out on the unreal page, but it didn't worked out.
My interest in it grew rapidly after watching some videos of what it can do and how it pretty much works.
If anybody else got interested here's some brief explanations of how it works.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Recently my attention was grabbed by a post from K. Ortiz blog. She was recently working with this cover from Christopher Buecheler's second installment of The II AM trilogy, The Blood Hunt. It is really interesting when artist's share their full working process. It is example of how a good collaboration between people can bring good results.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Frances’ work is characterized by its superb draftsmanship and the feeling of light that he manages to reflect in everything that inspires him. His paintings are employed lavishly, with dense buildups in the floral groupings and the landscapes surrounding the female figures which are the core and focus from which all else radiates. However, when dealing with the flesh the paint becomes restrained, even austere, suiting itself to a subject, and thus achieving an overall effect of harmony and great beauty.
In 1965 he exhibited his first painting in the Salon de Otono in Alcoy. The following year he moved to Madrid, where he remained for five years experiencing the culture of this region. In 1971 he returned to Alcoy, where he has lived ever since.
In 1976 he presented his first individual exhibition in Catalonia, beginning an extensive series of exhibitions. His work can be found in many important public and private collections in over 30 countries including the United States, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Great Britain, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Mexico and Canada.
Antonio Lupatelli (born in 1930 in Busseto, Italy) is an Italian illustrator who works under the pseudonym of Tony Wolf. Lupatelli is best known for his illustrations of children's books, including his work in: Pinocchio, Dami Editore Firenze, 2002 Le Storie del Bosco, (The Woodland Stories) On the Farm, Running Press Kids, 2005 In the City, Running Press Kids, Brdbk edition, 2005 Jack and Jill
Lupatelli has worked with Fratelli Fabbri Editore, Payot Film, Fleetway, and Dami Editore.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Korean artist Jong Ho Ji's sculptures - fabricated from old tyres - recall the sleek menace of Giger's Sil from Species (1995) and the gods and monsters of ancient mythology. Some of Ji's creations appear powerful and militarised - like bio-mechanical weapons striding into battle, while others look like victims of ill-advised experiments.
"An oneiric fascination with the terror and awe implicit to scientific discovery informs Yong Ho Ji's sculptural practice, for which the artist plays dual roles of skilled artisan and mad doctor. Meticulously layering cut strips of tire as the flesh for his "mutants," Yong Ho Ji models his creatures after endangered animals, mythological beings, and humanoids akin to his favorite superheroes. Underlying his unique brand of science fiction monster making is a startlingly specific, poetically lucid, ethical critique of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), based on his skepticism towards those "who seek to challenge nature by creating an entirely new form of life through modifying genes of animals, plants, and human beings." Scientifically speaking, Ji's mutants are emblematic of Darwin's evolutionary theory, which states that mutations may evolve species better adapted to their environments. Some of his mutants inherit handsome traits (long necks or muscular hind quarters), while others inherit the abhorrent traits (multiple heads) typical of Lovecraftian sci-fi imagery. The mouse with the human ear stitched onto his back; the man's heart replaced by a pig's—these are the debatable technological advances comprising Yong Ho Ji's resistance to mutation tainted by human interference, in which "the original identity of all natural living creatures may one day disappear."