Art dealer Philip Mould is removing the varnish from an unidentified painting that was made in 1618. Supposedly applied to the painting 200 years ago, the varnish has caked into a thick brown coat over the colors and details.
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Furniture maker Lignum walks us through the painstaking process of transforming dozens of straight slats of wood into a beautiful handbuilt bench with smoothly undulating curves. It amazes us that most of the work is done using only clamps, patience, and lots of glue.
Animator Eran Hilleli shows off an awesome work-in-progress system which allows him to animate the movements of a character using a series of faders and knobs, not unlike a sound mixing console. The system is based on code by keijiro takahashi. We want this now.
Artist Justinas Zozo shows us the amazing technique he uses to create his photorealistic paintings. He painstakingly cuts dozens of intricate stencils, which he then uses to mask layer after layer of spray paint colors. Kingfisher took him about six months to complete.
A zoetrope machine that plays 3D-printed animations by spinning them on a disc in front of an array of LED strobe lights. The machine will offer interchangeable animation plates you can print like the fish-eating-fish and jumping frogs shown here. Coming to Kickstarter.
Build your photography and post-production skills with this incredibly well-priced bundle of online training in The Awesomer Shop. It covers the basics of Adobe’s suite of creative tools, including Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as a course in photography techniques.
First launched in Europe, The Pottermore Art Collection is now available in the US. It’s a series of officially licensed paintings, illustrations and typography from artists such as Olly Moss, Peter Strain and Atomhawk. Available as posters or mounted prints.
(PG-13, Gore) Streaming video is killing movie posters and covers. But Entertain the Elk argues that that shouldn’t be the case. He uses arresting VHS covers of horror movies to point out the ways that art and captions can convince viewers to give a film a shot.
Ari Weinkle presents a fantastically strange and wonderful computer animated short in which human figures are made of digital noodles. The director says they represent the transformation of stress and anxiety into creative catharsis, but all we know is we’re hungry for spaghetti now.
Enigmatic, ever-changing virtual group Gorillaz teamed up with vocalist Little Simz on this banger of a track, which is accompanied by a brilliantly animated pixel art music video visualized by Noah Harris and Nicos Livesey of Blinkink, along with illustrator Mckay Felt.
An absolutely stunning retrofuturist timepiece, featuring four miniature Soviet-era Nixie tubes for its display. The circuitry is housed in a body milled from a block of aluminum, and can activate automatically when you turn your wrist. Includes a wireless wooden charging stand.