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Digital Artist Giuseppe Randazzo Creates Elaborate Arrays of 3D-Printed Stones

Digital Artist Giuseppe Randazzo Creates Elaborate Arrays of 3D Printed Stones rocks digital 3d printing
Stone Field 00 / exp00 – simple attractor exponential field. Digital rendering.

Digital Artist Giuseppe Randazzo Creates Elaborate Arrays of 3D Printed Stones rocks digital 3d printing
Stone Field 05 / three attractors field. Digital rendering.

Digital Artist Giuseppe Randazzo Creates Elaborate Arrays of 3D Printed Stones rocks digital 3d printing
Stone Field 04 / field based on vert dist from horizontal axis. Digital rendering.

Digital Artist Giuseppe Randazzo Creates Elaborate Arrays of 3D Printed Stones rocks digital 3d printing
StoneFields 02 / polar 2d Perlin field. 3D-printed sculpture.

Digital Artist Giuseppe Randazzo Creates Elaborate Arrays of 3D Printed Stones rocks digital 3d printing
Stone Field 00 / exp00 – simple attractor exponential field. 3D-printed sculpture.

Digital Artist Giuseppe Randazzo Creates Elaborate Arrays of 3D Printed Stones rocks digital 3d printing
Stone Field 07 /simple 1d linear polar field. 3D-printed sculpture.

Digital Artist Giuseppe Randazzo Creates Elaborate Arrays of 3D Printed Stones rocks digital 3d printing
Stone Field 07 /simple 1d linear polar field. 3D-printed sculpture, detail.

Back in 2009, Italian designer Giuseppe Randazzo of Novastructura released a series of generative digital “sculptures” that depicted carefully organized pebbles and rocks on a flat plane. Titled Stone Fields, the works were inspired in part by similar land art pieces by English sculptor Richard Long. As the images spread around the web (pre-dating this publication entirely) many people were somewhat disheartened to learn the images were created with software instead of tweezers, a testament to Randazzo’s C++ programming skills used to create a custom application that rendered 3D files based on a number of parameters.

Fast forward to 2014, and technology has finally caught up with Randazzo’s original vision. The designer recently teamed up with Shapeways to create physical prototypes of the Stone Fields project. He shares about the process:

Starting from 2009 project “Stone Fields”, some 3dmodels were produced from the original meshes. The conversion was rather difficult, the initial models weren’t created with 3dprinting in mind. The handling of millions of triangles and the check for errors required a complex process. Each model is 25cm x 25cm wide and was produced by Shapeways in polyamide (white strong & flexible). Subsequently they were painted with airbrush. […] The minute details of the original meshes were by far too tiny to be printed, however despite the small scale, these prototypes give an idea of the complexity of the gradients of artificial stones.

Watch the video above to see the sculptures up close, and you can see a few more photos over on Randazzo’s project site. If you liked this, also check out Lee Griggs.

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These Beautiful 3D Topographies Rendered by Lee Griggs Look Like Weather Patterns and Ocean Floors

These Beautiful 3D Topographies Rendered by Lee Griggs Look Like Weather Patterns and Ocean Floors maps digital

These Beautiful 3D Topographies Rendered by Lee Griggs Look Like Weather Patterns and Ocean Floors maps digital

These Beautiful 3D Topographies Rendered by Lee Griggs Look Like Weather Patterns and Ocean Floors maps digital

These Beautiful 3D Topographies Rendered by Lee Griggs Look Like Weather Patterns and Ocean Floors maps digital

These Beautiful 3D Topographies Rendered by Lee Griggs Look Like Weather Patterns and Ocean Floors maps digital

These Beautiful 3D Topographies Rendered by Lee Griggs Look Like Weather Patterns and Ocean Floors maps digital

These Beautiful 3D Topographies Rendered by Lee Griggs Look Like Weather Patterns and Ocean Floors maps digital

These Beautiful 3D Topographies Rendered by Lee Griggs Look Like Weather Patterns and Ocean Floors maps digital

These Beautiful 3D Topographies Rendered by Lee Griggs Look Like Weather Patterns and Ocean Floors maps digital

These Beautiful 3D Topographies Rendered by Lee Griggs Look Like Weather Patterns and Ocean Floors maps digital

Madrid-based 3D artist Lee Griggs created some fascinating topographical illustrations using 3D animation and rendering software Maya Xgen and Arnold. Each piece is comprised of countless spheres, cylinders, or cubes that have been extruded and colored to create images reminiscent of ocean floors, bacterial growth, or even weather patterns. Griggs talks a bit more about how he renders these and shares a number of tutorials over on his blog. (via Colossal Submissions)

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Surreal Worlds Digitally Painted by Gediminas Pranckevicius

Surreal Worlds Digitally Painted by Gediminas Pranckevicius painting digital

Surreal Worlds Digitally Painted by Gediminas Pranckevicius painting digital

Surreal Worlds Digitally Painted by Gediminas Pranckevicius painting digital

Surreal Worlds Digitally Painted by Gediminas Pranckevicius painting digital

Surreal Worlds Digitally Painted by Gediminas Pranckevicius painting digital

Conceptual artist and illustrator Gediminas Pranckevicius posesses an imagination to covet. While most of his digital painting is centered around character design, his larger landscapes seen here are rich in detail, creating impossible but ingenious juxtapositions of water, land, and haphazard architecture. You can see more of his work over on Facebook, and all of these are available as prints via INPRNT.

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Cosmic Flower Unfolding: An Abstract Metaphysical Animation by Ben Ridgway

Animator Ben Ridgway creates abstract animations that explore organic and metaphysical imagery, relating to aspects of life and interconnectedness. His latest film, Cosmic Flower Unfolding, recently won several awards and has been touring film festivals around the world since late last year. He shares about his work via his website:

My abstract animations investigate the metaphysical features of reality. They are designed to stimulate archetypal associations and invite the viewer to make personal connections to the visual and auditory experience without any reliance on narrative or spoken language. […] My work is abstract by nature and uses non narrative film making techniques. The undercurrents of my work point to themes centered around time, cycles, the concept of infinity, and the similarities between artificial and natural systems. In a world where technology and artificial systems are becoming more prevalent, my films are a reminder that they are both a product of nature.

(via Vimeo Staff Picks)

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Painted Typography by Pawel Nolbert

Painted Typography by Pawel Nolbert typography posters and prints paint illustration digital

Painted Typography by Pawel Nolbert typography posters and prints paint illustration digital

Painted Typography by Pawel Nolbert typography posters and prints paint illustration digital

Painted Typography by Pawel Nolbert typography posters and prints paint illustration digital

Painted Typography by Pawel Nolbert typography posters and prints paint illustration digital

Painted Typography by Pawel Nolbert typography posters and prints paint illustration digital

Painted Typography by Pawel Nolbert typography posters and prints paint illustration digital

Painted Typography by Pawel Nolbert typography posters and prints paint illustration digital

This interesting blend of paint and typography by Warsaw-based designer Pawel Nolbert was created by photographing actual paint splatters and merging them with digital illustration techniques. Titled Atypical, he describes the series of posters as an exploration of the form and rhythm of letterforms “presented as half-realistic, half-illustrative figurative sculptures.” You can see more on his website, and prints are available on Society6. (via Illusion)

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From the New World: A Sprawling Digital Collage of a Dystopian Future by Yang Yongliang

From the New World: A Sprawling Digital Collage of a Dystopian Future by Yang Yongliang landscapes digital collage China
From the New World, 13′ x 26′ (400cm x 800cm), Epson Ultragiclee print on Epson fine art paper

From the New World: A Sprawling Digital Collage of a Dystopian Future by Yang Yongliang landscapes digital collage China
From the New World, detail

From the New World: A Sprawling Digital Collage of a Dystopian Future by Yang Yongliang landscapes digital collage China
From the New World, detail

From the New World: A Sprawling Digital Collage of a Dystopian Future by Yang Yongliang landscapes digital collage China
From the New World, detail

From the New World: A Sprawling Digital Collage of a Dystopian Future by Yang Yongliang landscapes digital collage China
From the New World, detail

From the New World: A Sprawling Digital Collage of a Dystopian Future by Yang Yongliang landscapes digital collage China
From the New World, detail

From the New World: A Sprawling Digital Collage of a Dystopian Future by Yang Yongliang landscapes digital collage China
From the New World, detail

From the New World: A Sprawling Digital Collage of a Dystopian Future by Yang Yongliang landscapes digital collage China
From the New World, detail

In his largest artwork to date, Chinese artist Yang Yongliang (previously here and here) just unveiled From the New World, a sprawling digital collage depicting an overpopulated, futuristic landscape completely overrun with construction, debris, and high-rise skyscrapers. The new artwork is a continuation of Yongliang’s ongoing commentary about the devastating effects of unchecked development and industrialization through the use of dense, photography-based collage. From the New World measures almost 26 feet wide (800cm) by 13 feet tall, and while it’s impossible to truly appreciate it online, you can see many more detail shots over on his website.

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Designer Alexandra Khitrova Discovers a New Career through Her Stunning Fantasy Concept Art

Designer Alexandra Khitrova Discovers a New Career through Her Stunning Fantasy Concept Art science fiction illustration fantasy digital

Designer Alexandra Khitrova Discovers a New Career through Her Stunning Fantasy Concept Art science fiction illustration fantasy digital

Designer Alexandra Khitrova Discovers a New Career through Her Stunning Fantasy Concept Art science fiction illustration fantasy digital

Designer Alexandra Khitrova Discovers a New Career through Her Stunning Fantasy Concept Art science fiction illustration fantasy digital

Designer Alexandra Khitrova Discovers a New Career through Her Stunning Fantasy Concept Art science fiction illustration fantasy digital

Designer Alexandra Khitrova Discovers a New Career through Her Stunning Fantasy Concept Art science fiction illustration fantasy digital

Designer Alexandra Khitrova Discovers a New Career through Her Stunning Fantasy Concept Art science fiction illustration fantasy digital

Designer Alexandra Khitrova Discovers a New Career through Her Stunning Fantasy Concept Art science fiction illustration fantasy digital

Designer Alexandra Khitrova Discovers a New Career through Her Stunning Fantasy Concept Art science fiction illustration fantasy digital

Designer Alexandra Khitrova Discovers a New Career through Her Stunning Fantasy Concept Art science fiction illustration fantasy digital

Early last year motion graphics artist and Alexandra Khitrova decided to utilize some of the digital tools she had acquired in her profession to explore concept illustration. While she did study art in school, this was an entirely new creative realm, a pet project to explore realms of science fiction and fantasy where flying dragons mingled with terrifying storms and otherworldly beings were brought to life on the screen.

The reaction online and off was swift, and Khitrova soon found herself working on increasingly complex drawings as she suddenly began to get commissions. Now, only a year later, she is already working with a team of writers and artists on a feature film. You can see more of her work over on DeviantArt.

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