Friday, May 28, 2010

I know, no actual art from me, but I found this fascinating.

Soft and hard edges y'all. Its what the kids go crazy for!

"UBC researcher decodes Rembrandt’s “magic”

A University of British Columbia researcher has uncovered what makes Rembrandt’s masterful portraits so appealing.

In the study, published in the current issue of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s arts and sciences journal Leonardo, UBC researcher Steve DiPaola argues that Rembrandt may have pioneered a technique that guides the viewer’s gaze around a portrait, creating a special narrative and “calmer” viewing experience.

Renaissance artists used various techniques to engage viewers, many incorporating new scientific knowledge on lighting, spatial layout and perspectives. To isolate and pinpoint factors that contribute to the “magic” of Rembrandt’s portraits, DiPaola used computer-rendering programs to recreate four of the artist’s most famous portraits from photographs of himself and other models. Replicating Rembrandt’s techniques, he placed a sharper focus on specific areas of the model’s face, such as the eyes."

Read the rest of the article with more images here: "UBC researcher decodes Rembrandt’s “magic”

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I like monsters, monsters are cool.

Because i'm pretty sure these will never see the light of day, I'm just now finally getting around to posting them.

I dont really want to get into it, but I started making another avatar set, but then the project had to be dropped. Maybe someday ill color these? But probably not.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

While my Guirtar gently weeps, is harder than it sounds on Rock Band.

So I promised Elise I would update this more often. So here I am trying.

I was on a Beatles kick a while back and having an "artists block" decided I would sketch their likeness. Harder than I thought it would be. These aren't that great but meh, they were doodles between other things.

Also doodles of lazy Lima bean and some girl's photo I stumbled on the internet.