Tag: 3d

Art

Artist makes amazing portraits by gluing bits of junk together, forming incredible images in the process

Zac Freeman graduated cum laude from his degree of Fine Arts at Jacksonville University, Florida in 1997. What might seem to be useless for others, this Florida-based artist turns into a thing of beauty. He creates artworks made entirely of collected junk, found objects, and general trash. He started collecting these materials in 1999. He glues the bits of junk to a wooden substrate to form an image, usually faces, which only can be seen at a distance. His art communicates through visual representation in apparent 2-dimensional space and through the actual objects used for the medium in 3-dimensional space. He values the importance of incorporating actual object or junk in the finished product as he believes it carries energy in itself. Freeman's work has been commissioned for use in commercials for Absolut Vodka. In 2010, he won the Art Chicago award and has been exhibited at major art fairs in London, Miami, Chicago, Toronto, Houston and the Hamptons, New York. To get...
Animation

‘The Dragon Spell’ is Ukraine’s first ever full-length 3D animated movie, proves successful overseas

Mykyta Kozhumiaka is the first ever full-length 3D animated feature to come out of Ukraine (in English, it translates to "Nicky Tanner and the Dragon Spell"). It has been collecting high praise and receiving warm reviews from various countries abroad. While it isn't at its target box office sales just yet, it isn't doing too bad for its first week - both in Ukraine and abroad. It is planned to screen the movie in as many as 60 countries, with Poland and Turkey as the first two on the list. The Dragon Spell traces its origins from the creations of Anton Siyanika, a Ukranian writer. The tale is about a young boy who takes himself on a grand adventure to save two worlds: that of humans and that of magic against an evil witch possessed by the ghost of a dragon. He goes on a quest alongside the wizard in training Eddie and a feral child, Rocky. In the process, they learn what it means to be a true hero. Find out more about the story from Siyanika's blog, and about the animation from The Dragon...
Animation

Realistic 3D models of office TV show fan favorites Mad Men, Suits, Parks and Rec, and more

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be walking inside Mad Men’s mid-century modernist-inspired interiors? Or slacking around and playing technological geek inside the messy nest of the genius bunch in The It Crowd? We all have, at one point in our lives, wanted to replace our normal, mediocre corporate life with one of our favorite TV show cast’s complicated yet much more interesting life of cocktails and lawsuits. And this cool new 3D project might just fulfill those sitcom dreams. The team of real estate professionals at Drawbotics made exquisitely detailed 3D models of top rating office TV shows from scratch, relying only on research and meticulousness. These models are made to take the audience into a realistic, one-of-a-kind walkthrough of the offices from fan favorites Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation, Silicon Valley, and even Suits – just to name a few. These workplaces were perfectly recreated from the floor plans down to the smallest...
Art

Large-scale street sculptures hit the limelight in ‘Sculpture Walk Peoria’

Years ago, Joe Richey wanted to put large-scale sculptures on the streets of his hometown: Peoria, Illinois. The visionary owns a business, Tri-City Machine Products, located in the heart of the Warehouse District of Peoria. Because the arts had always been a big part of his passion, Richey later on modified a portion of his own facilities to create the Prairie Center of the Arts, as well as an artists' residence space. It didn't take long for him to return to his first love: large-scale street art. Suffice to say, after years of hard work and collaboration with other like-minded individuals, Richey has made his dream into a reality. This is his brainchild: Sculpture Walk Peoria, an annual exhibit that features different artists and sculptures in his hometown. This year, 16 artists will represent 9 U.S. states and one other country with their installations, which will be on display until May 2017. Check out some of the sculptures involved in the showcase below. ...
Art

Young artist spent 3 months creating Michael Jackson portrait using just string and nails

In a span of three months, Zenyk Palagniuk was able to create an amazing portrait of Michael Jackson.The artist, who is just 21 years old, made the pop icon's image using nothing but string and nails.The portrait started out as a mere formation of nails, but when the artist started manipulating and placing the string, an artistic masterpiece was formed. Palagniuk used a total of 15,000 nails for this project.This isn't his first work, he has done portraits using the same materials in the past years as well. Zenyk Palagniuk says that most people have the preconception that art should be made from drawings or paintings, or garden sculptures. He believes in going beyond the confines of traditional medium and using whatever is available to create something beautiful. And his work is indeed beautiful. Check out some photos of his Michael Jackson portrait below and be awed by his sheer skill and talent. ...
Architecture

‘The Art of the Brick’ is on a global tour, rated by CNN as one of the world’s ‘Must-See Exhibitions’

THE ART OF THE BRICK is redefining what it means to create art using Lego bricks. Artist Nathan Sawaya is making sure that the audiences are given an art experience unlike any other. Sawaya has won a lot of awards in the past, and this time, he is offering several exhibitions - each unique and made from nothing bu Legos. There are usually new sculptures that are crafted for the sole purpose of the exhibition. Each exhibition in the tour is different from the next. It doesn't matter which show you see - because every one of them features thousands of colorful Lego bricks, transformed into inspiring, breathtaking, and inconceivably surreal creations. Sawaya is one of the few, if not the only, people who can make a common child's toy into an art form of its own: a meaningful piece of work that exhibits perfect space - the ideal embodiment of contemporary art. For more information about Nathan Sawaya, please visit NathanSawaya.com.  ...
Art

5 digital artists are reinventing what it means to paint, draw, and create art

Take a look at these five digital artists, who are constantly challenging the norms by coming up with new ways to draw, paint, and create - from using algorithms to drawing on the latest devices in the market. See the photos below, following the chronological order of the list of artists. 1. Petra Cortright From LA, she is a wizard of post-internet art. She loves creating chaotic and sensual jpegs, vibrant GIFs, viral YouTube videos, and mesmerizing webpages. 2. Harm van den Dorpel This artist seems to be working with A.I., looking at how he is able to produce intricate and multiple layers of digital paintings. And this easily could be the case, since he designed the software he's using himself. 3. Michael Manning Micheal's art exists in two different worlds: the physical and the digital realms. He is able to create both forms of art simultaneously, making him as impressive as can be. 4. Louisa Gagliardi Her work relies heavily on Photoshop. Hailing from Zurich, this artist...
Art

Sparks Gallery hosts National Sculpture Society exhibit in San Diego

The National Sculpture Society celebrates its inaugural this month. Its Southern California division will host the society's first group show, which will run from January 7 to March 5 at Sparks Gallery. The National Sculpture Society is the oldest association of sculpting artists in America. It was founded more than 120 years ago and is still active to this day. This year, it has chosen the 23 best artists from Southern California to include in the exhibit. These artists come from the San Diego county and city, including Encinitas, Oceanside, Del Mar, Carlsbad, and even Temecula. The exhibition will be a colorful display of different mediums, such as bronze sculptures, wood and ceramic creations, and marble statues. The exhibit can be visited while enjoying wine. It will be open from 6 to 9 PM. RSVP is required, but admission and registration are free. One free drink is included in the ticket. All wine sales and proceeds will benefit the San Diego Rotary Club. For more...
Art

Philanthropist honored with life-sized sculpture by artist he never met

Saige Baxter is an artist - a painter, sculptor, and welder. But even more than that, she is an advocate for many positive things in life. Much of her work stems from goodness and charity. So it was not a huge surprise when she created a sculpture in honor of Jennings Womack, a philanthropist from Greensburg. Baxter spent almost a whole year preparing and crafting the sculpture to honor the late Womack. Although they never knew each other in real life, Baxter felt as if she already met him by talking to those close to him. The sculpture was officially unveiled outside the Jennings Womack Fitness Center. It was the final touch that closed the recent renovation done to the facility. It is located at Greensburg Salem High School. Before Womack died, renovations were already underway. And although the sculpture came as a posthumous honor, it definitely encapsulated what the community felt for the philanthropist. The artist made the sculpture so that it evokes the image of...
Art

Exquisitely detailed 3D-printed figurines in full color by Eric Van Straaten

3D printing is catching on big time and these new full-color 3D print sculptures by Eric van Straaten are indicative of its potential. Born in 1969 in Leiden, Straaten grew up in Haarlem, The Netherlands. The artist worked with traditional materials and sculpted by hand up until 2010. After learning about 3D art, he's made the move to using industrial 3D-printing. Straaten recently updated his site with 17 brand new full-color 3D prints in the form of figurines. The details here are exquisite, to say the least with each piece carrying a palette that best suits its personality. "I aim for physical expressiveness in my sculptures while preserving a certain digital feel. It has been said that my sculptures contain a weirdly eroticized corporeality, although the models are completely virtual," the artist writes, "Balancing on the edge of kitsch, the marzipan-like quality of the material resonates beautifully with the apparent innocence of the scenery." Check...
Art

Artist turns people into digital sculptures of themselves

Lance Phan is a 3D artist that has started practicing her skills in digital sculpting with random pictures of strangers, and the result is so amazing that she cannot keep up with the requests. Her whole procedure includes digitally sculpting, painting, composing, sewing, creating backgrounds, lighting, tweaking and polishing the details to render the final image. Amazingly, she has narrowed this intense process to only 4-5 hours. In that timeframe, she simplifies and creates a cartoon of the human figure while preserving all of their characteristics, capturing the essence of her portrait models. To see more of her work, follow her on Instagram, Facebook or DeviantArt. ...
Art

Amazing 3D models of animals and humans inspired by paper

With countless ways of depicting hair and fur in today's digital art world, Maxim Shkret's 3D illustrations are unique and bold. The Moscow-based illustrator mixes 3D-modeling with digital illustration to create unique portraits of animals, humans and everything in between. Flowing hair and fur appear geometrically with carefully-applied soft shadows, resulting in a paper sculpture effect. Symmetry in some of the portraits also helps to accentuate the boldness in each image -particularly in the fox and the lion. Check out some of his 3D-illustrations below and follow the artist on Instagram for more. ...
Sculpture

A graphic designer takes her letter love into 3D with typographic sculptures

Alabama-based artist June Corley worked as an advertising art director and graphic designer for many years doing what she called “playing with type”. Continuing her affinity for letter forms and bringing her play-space into three-dimensions, Corley now creates typographic sculptures. In her work, we see how vintage signage and discarded letterpress type can be transformed into playful characters. The curve of a “D” becomes the belly of a bird, and the prongs of an “E” become legs. This body of work began when Corley moved from Atlanta to a cabin in Alabama and was inspired by a chaotic stack of her collected vintage signs.        ...
Street art

Impressive trompe l’oeil mural appears on busy Hong Kong intersection

3D graffiti stands out on the street like nothing else, and Peeta has done a phenomenal job with his latest. Combining his passion for graffiti writing, sculpture, and design, Venice-based street artist Peeta has created a swirling mural that appears to float in 3D space. The trompe l’oeil graffiti is comprised of letters that aren’t really meant to read or understood. They just look awesome! The mural was originally created for the HKWALLS festival and is located on the facade of a busy Hong Kong intersection. Check it out below and visit Peeta’s Behance for a behind the scenes look. ...
Creativity

Bodypaint to change the body image

Struggling with body image is the theme of the last video of bodypaing artist Jody Steel. She is aware of all the social pressure men and women face daily and wanted to say something about it to remind everyone that it should be only about being healthy and happy. You can also enjoy the way she uses 3D effects on bodypaint to bring some fandoms alive. Check out her website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and of course her YouTube to see some more awesome videos. ...
Art

Thai artist creates analog 3D portraits on netted fabric

Artist Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew paints portraits on layers of fine netting or tulle creating an analog 3D effect similar to what is observed during parallax. The subjects appear to be sitting or lying down. This is where the layers come in because as the viewer moves from one end to another, the portraits shift. Describing the technique, Nimmalaikaew says, “Over time, I have learnt that the tulle demands a different way of creating realistic light and shadow for the material. The top layer gives details for the optical illusion. Then I connect each layer with clear copolymer line to make it all fit together and create depth in the image.” Check out some of his 3D portraits below, and follow him on Facebook for regular updates. ...
Art

Beautiful illustrations from imposible imaginary creatures and places

Alexander Jansson is a digital mixed media illustrator, 2D/3D animator, who resides in Gothenburg Sweden. He likes to mix traditional painting and drawing with digital photography and Photoshop. The results are wonderful illustrations, beautiful and dark; full of impossible and wonderful creatures that you can expect to find in fairy tales or dreams. To see more of his work, check out his website, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, or Instagram. ...
Creativity

3D on the streets

Baadal Nanjundaswamy is a very prolific Indian artist. His pieces include everything from little sketch notebooks to giant murals, paintings on pavement, canvas, more. He uses perspective in a unique way, making fantasy and reality interact . Follow him on Facebook to see more of his art. ...
Painting

Giant, beautiful, minmalist murals

Agostino Iarcuci is an Italian multidisciplinary artist residing in Rome. He uses bold colors with high contrast and simplified figures. Here you can admire some of his latest work: his monumental graffiti murals. But this is just a taste of  his bright imagination, see some more in his Instagram, Facebook, or his website. ...
Uncategorized

Disney Research develops 3D augmented reality coloring book

We have come to expect nothing but originality fused with creativity from Disney. Here’s a look at their new 3D coloring book. As part of their first foray into the world of Augmented Reality, designers over Disney Research have developed an augmented reality coloring book. While there already are 3D coloring apps like Quiver, Disney’s iteration lets you see your work develop in real-time. The app can also generate simulated textures for the back of the objects by applying pixels onto a lookup map and then roughly guessing the texture at the back and “relaxing” it using a virtual spring. Check out the video below to see it in action! ...
Design

The quirky experimental typography of Muookka Studio

With so many typefaces around, the art of typography has really taken on a personality of its own. Here's a quirky little typography experiment by Muookka studio. Headed by graphic designer Alejandro López Becerro in Madrid, Muookka specializes in the experimentation of 3D typography. The typefaces produced are featured in both personal and commercial projects. Check out some of Muookka studio’s experimental typography below, and click here for more. ...
Creativity

Argentinean studio creates Alice in Wonderland spin-off

We’re all familiar with Alice in Wonderland but here’s a unique look at the popular tale by  PLENTY Studio. Based in Argentina, PLENTY is known for beautiful 3D work in commercials and short films. They were recently tasked to create “We Need To Talk About Alice”, a short film based on Alice in Wonderland, by New Zealand-based non-profit organization String Theory. Watch the short film below. They also discuss their creative process underneath each project on their website so click here for more! ...
Video

Stunning short films wonders what will happen after humanity collapses

Of all touchy animated short films out there, Strange Alloy may be the mother. The 3D animated short film by Loïc Bramoullé tackles the philosophical question: What would Earth be like after all human life ceases to exist? One possible answer is depicted through the eyes of an alien child exploring ruins left behind by a by-gone civilization, while wondering what life would have been like. The places depicted in “Strange Alloy” were inspired by photographs taken in Myanmar, and the short took nearly two and a half years to complete. Watch the entire short film below and click here for a behind-the-scenes look! ...
Video

Beautiful, emotional short film about robots

If you’ve seen Wall-E, then you'll feel a slight inclination to fall in love with this award-winning student-animated film. Jack Anderson has a lot going for him, if he can do this kind of work as a student of Chapman University. His Student Academy Award nominated film, about an unexpected encounter between two robots on a desolate mining planet, is just as beautiful as it is emotional. After about a year of rendering, Anderson was met with immense praise by animators and critics alike. Check out the heartfelt film below and get regular updates on Anderson's Reddit page. ...
Creativity

These boring objects look fabulous covered in gold!

Gold, one of the most versatile elements known to man has many uses. Aside from being used as currency, it can be used to make dull things look fabulous. 3D artist Črtomir Just has had a longtime obsession with gold and has often wondered why it’s used by brands so much to advertise their products. To explore the phenomenon, he decided to coat boring objects with gold. The resulting renditions are far more eye-catching than, say, the featureless gummy bear and rolls of uninteresting Kodak film. The idea of the series, titled Gold Rush, was Just’s “way to criticize the advertising of these products because they aren’t better, they’re just shiny”. Check out some of the CG renders below and click here to see more flashy shots. ...
Architecture

If walls could talk: buildings speak for themselves on video

Instead of people speaking about buildings, the below clips show buildings speaking for themselves. With the structure as the narrator, airy views of the structure are paired with narration about the buildings’ design, history, and current use. This approach creates an intimacy with the architecture. Filmed by Wim Wenders, the six-part 'Cathedrals of Culture' series is an ode to immersion. Not only does the innovative narration offer an insider’s perspective but viewing the footage in 3D brings the audience deep into the experience of each building. Which one of these buildings would you want to visit in person? ...
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