Rosemary says: "At school we are all busy putting together our portfolios to apply for co op placements this summer and one of my teachers keeps talking about ‘making art you want to get hired to do’. Well I would love to be hired to illustrate a kids book one day and man would I ever love to work on a Tolkien adaptation!"
Horace Zeng creates paintings using fire ants dropped onto ink and the result is quite lovely. Via his site: These paintings are done by letting a "ball" of aggregating fire ant walk along acrylic paint drops. As they diffuse outward, they create an exploding graphic pattern. Using different caste/sex/size of ants, you can get very… READ THE REST
Banksy's 2005 painting "Show Me the Money" sold at a Sotheby's auction yesterday for more than £7.5 million. Five collectors bidding during the final minutes of the auction drove up the price to make it the second most expensive Banksy sold at auction. "Show Me the Money" riffs on Claude Monet's "The Japanese Footbridge" (1899).… READ THE REST
If you're interested in making pixel art for games, websites, or just for fun, but don't know how to get started, this video has useful tips. The key takeaway: when designing characters use a 16×16 grid and frequently zoom out to see what it will actually look like. That last tip reminds me of something… READ THE REST
The Jetsons are right around the corner. Well, some stuff like flying cars are probably still a little out of our range, but it's pretty amazing how much that cartoon from the 60's got right about future tech. Video calling? Check. Robot assistants? Check. And automatic robot vacuums cleaning up our homes? Oh, absolutely check.… READ THE REST
At first, they were seen as little more than cute, slimmed-down laptops. But the Chromebook has grown up over the years, stepping up to the point now where a solid Chromebook is often on par with some of the better laptops on the market. A prime portable device making major inroads in areas like education,… READ THE REST
3D gaming seems to grab all the headlines these days, but don't think that 2D games are down for the count. In fact, Unity, the world's most popular game engine, still has a dedicated arena for helping game creators fashion more 2D games than any other game technology around. Even though 3D commands a lion's… READ THE REST