These days, 3D animation’s realism is rather over-the-top and by ‘over-the-top’, we do mean in an awesome way. It is so freaking realistic that sometimes, it almost blur the line between what’s animation and what’s not. That is the immersion part doing the trick. Can you imagine a person who looks exactly like Elsa from Walt Disney’s Frozen in real life? I bet it will freak you out. So, nope. However, if you have ever wonder what real-life people may look like in as 3D cartoon characters, well, wonder no more cos’ 3D artist Lance Phan, who specializes in modelling characters, will show you exactly how with Pixar-style 3D cartoon characters based on real people. Continue reading 3D Artist Turns Strangers Into Pixar-style 3D Cartoon Characters
Stop-motion animations are impressive work of art that are tedious to produce. It is surely more difficult to make over the now common CGI animation, but Los Angeles-based curious maker/artist Federico Tobon managed to achieve a simple stop-motion sequence with just a handful of hand drawn images and a power drill. What he did was putting together a sequence of images he drew into a reel of sort and slapped it into the chuck of a power drill. By triggering the power drill, the once motionless series of hand drawn images come to live. Continue reading Artist Show You How To Use A Power Drill To Create Interesting Animation
Believe it or not, what you are seeing at accurately represented nostalgia classic cameras folded from paper. Yep. Paper. Papers when in the hands of skilled artistic like Seoul-based Lee Jihee can be turned into wonderful masterpieces. Obviously, these camera sculptures may not look like the real deal, but the clever use of bright colors like hot red, tangy orange and turquoise, for examples, helps detract them from the less-than-straight edges. Here’s the concept behind: Continue reading These Intricately Folded Paper Classic Cameras Are Absolutely Awesome!
To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation this week, the city of Ottawa called upon French robotics and puppetry company La Machine to pull an amazing performance which involves a giant spider called Kumo and a mythical dragon, dubbed Long Ma. Rightly, it should be quite a spectacle because after all, it did involved the eight-eyed, water-spraying, 40-ton robotic arachnid slugging out with a robotic dragon, but it did not go down well with many catholics because the said spider not only roamed the street packed with curious onlookers, but it also ‘scaled’ the walls of Ottawa’s Notre Dame Cathedral, perched on top of the church before making its way down. Continue reading Giant Robot Spider ‘Attacked’ Ottawa Catholic Church Invites Frowns
At this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed that concluded earlier this month, McLaren had quite a bit to show off. Among the fleet, there was something particularly intriguing. Something a little more jagged than the British automaker’s usual offerings. It was a full-size LEGO McLaren based on the all-new beastly 720S. Yes. It was a 1:1 LEGO replica of the 720S. Obviously, what McLaren pulled off isn’t new. We have seen a number of full-size automobile replica in the past, including the likes of Ford Explorer, LEGO Batman Movie Batmobile, and even a fully-functional camper – just to name a few. But McLaren 280,000+ pieces example was a tad different. Continue reading Full-size LEGO McLaren 720S Finished By Fans At Goodwood Festival of Speed
Believe it or not, it is possible to fold a Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter out of a single piece of square paper. I know right. Considering how complicated a X-Wing is, you’d be forgiven for being skeptical that it is even possible, but as it turns it, you can actually do that. Well, that’s the wonder of origami, my friends. It seems like nothing is quite impossible with a sheet of paper when in the hands of everyday geniuses like origami enthusiast Joe who also run a YouTube channel aptly called How To Origami. Joe posted a video with detailed instruction on how to fold an origami em>Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter to go with a detailed written instruction on Instructables. Continue reading How To Fold An Origami Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter. Yes! It’s Possible!
Apple MacBook Air is super thin. With the thinnest edge measuring a scant 0.11 inch (0.3 cm), it almost feel like a knife capable of slicing and cutting, and it actually could. However, it can’t really do it cleanly and without the laptop closed. Wait. Actually it kind of can, as proven by Japanese artist Shimabuku. The artist deliberately sharpened the already thin edge of a MacBook Air with a sharpening stone manually, and affixed it onto a wooden handle, creating an image of a knife (or axe, if you will, but it looks more like a chopper to us). Continue reading Japanese Artist Sharpened A MacBook Air, Used It To Cut Through An Apple
There are many reasons why people chose to have tattoos and not surprisingly, remembrance ranks high on the list. Remembering someone, or paying tribute to a person you love or respect, by inking his or her portrait on the skin seems like the closest thing someone can do, but one company is taking this ‘in memory of’ thing to a whole new level. Skin Motion has developed a new tattoo method like you have never seen, or more correctly hear, before. This revolutionary tattoo, aptly called Soundwave tattoo, goes beyond visual remembrance; it lets you playback up to a minuted of pre-recorded audio using an app on your smartphone. Continue reading This Revolutionary Tattoo Contains Audio Playable Using A Smartphone
You know what separate artists with the talent to adapt from other ‘regular’ artists? It would be the ability to improvise and turn out amazing illustrations in situ. No paints, no brushes, no nothing, and such is what Moscow-based artist and illustrator Nikita Golubev AKA ProBoyNick has demonstrated. How? Well, it turns out that extremely dirty vehicles found on the streets can also serve as perfect canvases for this very talented, adaptive artist to showcase his (or her?) work of art. What Golubev did was “etching” images of animals on them (the dirty vehicles) with a process which involves “cleaning” the dirt to create an image. Continue reading Extremely Dirty Vehicles Are Canvases For This Talented Artist
Hong Kong-based Italian designer Andrea Ponti is best known for beautiful, practical designs ranging from air purifier to smartwatch to suitcases, but little known to us consumers is, he is very much a man of art and thus he does what he does. And that, my friends, bring us to an exciting news. Andrea’s studio, Ponti Design Studio, is hitting up Milan Design Week, happening from April 4-9, with a wonderful and representative art project called Shadows in the Windows. Continue reading These Furniture Are Arts Inspired By Hong Kong’s Dense Urban Landscape