Posts Tagged ‘ Portrait ’

Robotic Blood Printer Draws


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‘Drawing blood’ takes on a different description for brooklyn-based artist Ted Lawson‘s ‘ghost in the machine’: A life-sized, nude self-portrait rendered from his own bodily fluid. Fed intravenously to a CNC machine, lawson’s blood traverses through the mechanical parts, while a robotic arm attached to the device — programmed to trace the designated illustration — carefully maps out the human form.

 

‘I have always used many different technologies to create my work and the goal is usually to find a way to turn those towards something organic and human.‘ Lawson tells us ‘I’m generally not into doing selfies, particularly nude ones, but when I came up with the idea to connect my blood directly to the robot CNC machine, it just made too much sense to not try one as a full nude self-portrait.’

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@BramVanhaeren’s Amazing Digital Illustrations.


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Illustration is a difficult skill to master on its own, as is finding one’s particular style, subject matter, and medium.  Belgian artist Bram Vanhaeren has a developed a fascinating combination of these facets.  His work started at great, and is only getting better.  His illustration style is unique, his subject matter started with sports heroes and inspirational athletes, then evolved to artists, actors, politicians and other inspirational figures.  Vanhaeren’s eye catching style even landed his work the cover of Advanced Photoshop Magazine, you can see more of his work here.

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Susanne Bisovsky


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Check out this unique photography by Susanne Bisovsky, who took a different take on portraits and using a bit of movement in them.

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Benjaman Kyle’s Million Dot Drawing


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Miguel Endara is a great atrist known for his incredibly realistic dot drawings. One of his art works – a portrait of Benjamin Kyle – is an attempt to support a man who can not get the help from the state. Benjamin Kyle now on the lips of Americans, eight years ago a man was found unconscious behind a Burger King dumpster with no belongings, no ID and no memory of who he was. At the hospital, the poor man adopted the name Benjaman Kyle, since he was unable to remember anything about his past life.

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Kyle, suffering from retrograde amnesia, still has no memory of his former life. To complicate matters even further, Kyle is currently unable to receive a new social security number because of his peculiar situation, and is thus unable to get a job or register at a homeless shelter. Artist Miguel Endara was one of many citizens who, after hearing Kyle’s story, wanted to help. Miguel used his incredibly painstaking stippling technique to create a lifelike portrait of Kyle in 138 hours. The final product contained 2.1 million dots, each applied one by one at an average of 4.25 dots per second. Endara was determined to raise awareness surrounding Kyle’s unimaginable tale. Through selling prints of the work for $90 each, Endara will donate half the proceeds to help his subject. But you don’t have to be an expert photorealistic artist to contribute; an online petition is currently circulating to grant Kyle a social security number and help him begin his new life.

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The Movie Generals.


Today I saw some work from Steve Payne, who created the ‘Replaceface’ series, where Steve took digital copies of George Dawe’s paintings of Russian generals and added celebrities faces to the portrait using Photoshop. So as always, enjoy & live inspired.

15 Amazingly Unique Portrait Styles.


Portraits can be incredibly introspective ways to look at a person.  Most of the time the selected medium is paint, however, folks can go in some pretty unique directions to get their vision across.  Check out some unusual examples of portrait styles below.

Zac Freeman’s Junk.


Since 1999, Zac began collecting junk found around often in the trash, then glued to a wooden substrate to form an image an image – in the case, portraits. His artworks are made by assembling on a large-scale (the pieces average about 28 “by 35″) and when viewed up close looks like a series of small objects stuck meaningless, but when seen from far away are impressive portraits.