Animation Design Illustration

Delightful Paper Pop-Ups by Jenny Chen

May 28, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Portland-based designer and art director Mengyu Chen is currently working on a new comic book and has mocked up some experimental pop-ups of her own design. The ideas and execution are really quite spectacular and I can’t wait to see the finished product. (via tuh dah)

 

 



Art

Hyper-realistic Painting by Omar Ortiz

May 27, 2012

Christopher Jobson

A beautiful hyper-realistic painting by artist Omar Ortiz (nsfw). Such an incredible use of paint to create depth of focus and the reflection of light on skin. (via cosas cool)

 

 



Animation

Crochet Portraits and a Stop-Motion Video by Jo Hamilton

May 26, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Portland artist Jo Hamilton (previously) has a number of new crocheted portraits up on her website including a recently shot stop-motion video detailing the progress of a piece that’s one party freaky and two parts amazing.

 

 



Photography

London in Puddles

May 26, 2012

Christopher Jobson

For the past few weeks photographer Gavin Hammond has been capturing the beauty of London’s architecture and people as reflected in puddles. You can see much more over on My Modern Met and Flickr.

 

 



Photography

High Speed Liquid Flowers Photographed by Jack Long

May 26, 2012

Christopher Jobson

At a quick glance these colorful photographs by Milwaukee-based photographed Jack Long might pass as some kind of strange exotic flowers, but a squint of the eyes later reveals they are actually high speed photographs of colored water, captured in a way to mimic the shape of blooms, leaves, and even pots.

Each photograph from Long’s Vessels and Blooms series is captured in a stunningly precise take that took months of trial and error to perfect. Like a mad scientist he creates cocktails of dyes, thickeners, and pigments for each component of the shot and then blasts them through a customized mechanism before snapping a perfectly timed capture. “This series was a culmination of months of planning and testing. Hundreds of captures are made in testing and then many more during the actual final capture stage. A very few stand out as being the best,” he says. You can see much more of his work on Flickr and 500px. (via oddity central)

 

 



Art Dance

Ballerina by Banksy

May 25, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Banksy recently updated his website with a number of new works that have been making the rounds the last day or so. My favorite new artwork is this simple piece depicting a spray-painted ballerina delicately traversing the string on the back of a picture frame like a tightrope. What fun and thoughtful execution. (via the fox is black)