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Thursday, 9 May 2019

Original Catfluencer: How a Victorian Artist’s Feline Fixation Gave Us the Internet Cat

quote [ Louis Wain?an illustrator who boosted the popularity of cats at the turn of the 20th century?is a meme. If you search his name online, you?ll find the ?famous series? of eight colorful drawings, at least six of which feature a cat, looking progressively more ?psychedelic,? long before taking psychedelic drugs was a fad. It?s true that the drawings were made in the 1920s and 1930s, after the artist had been committed to a mental hospital at age 63. ]

Art school cat, ah, I was really on a mission
[SFW] [art] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@2:46pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 3 May 2019

Chalk of Champions

quote [ Once upon a time, not long ago, the math world fell in love ... with a chalk. ]

The good stuff. Listen to the soothing clacks on those blackboards.
[SFW] [art] [+5 Good]
[by Paracetamol@7:46pmGMT] [9 comments]

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Disney's Practical Guide to Path Tracing

quote [ Path tracing is a method for generating digital images by simulating how light would interact with objects in a virtual world. The path of light is traced by shooting rays (line segments) into the scene and tracking them as they bounce between objects. Path tracing gets its name from calculating the full path of light from a light source to the camera. Light can potentially bounce between many objects inside the virtual scene. As a ray of light hits a surface, it bounces and creates new rays of light. A path can therefore consist of a number of rays. By collecting all of the rays along a path together, the contributions of a light source and the surfaces along the path can be calculated. These calculations are used to produce a final image. ]

So I was doing some VR dev research and stumbled on some Disney animation studio guides/behind the scenes videos that are pretty interesting. Grabbed all I could and shoved them into a playlist to check out later.
[SFW] [art] [+3 Interesting]
[by steele@12:18amGMT] [5 comments]

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Human Decomposition in Japanese Artwork

quote [ In traditional Buddhist teachings, contemplating about death is an integral part of meditation. Buddha himself said that death is ?the greatest of all teachers?, for it teaches us to be humble, destroys vanity and pride, and crumbles all the barriers of caste, creed and race that divide humans, for all living beings are unescapably destined to die. ]

Decomposition bodily disintegration
[SFW] [art] [+9 Classy Pr0n]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:37amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Webcomics: an oral history

quote [ Featuring the artists behind XKCD, Questionable Content, Dinosaur Comics, and more. ]

I know all your dirty secrets
[SFW] [art] [+6]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [12 comments]

Monday, 1 April 2019

How a Small-Town Navy Vet Created Rock’s Most Iconic Surrealist Posters

quote [ One May morning in 1969, David Singer walked into the Fillmore West in San Francisco in the hopes of meeting Bill Graham. The day before, Singer had shown some of his photo collages to the acclaimed rock-poster artist and ?Zap Comix? contributor Victor Moscoso, who?d been recommended to Singer by a printer they both knew. ]

Old rock and roll posters hang on the walls
[SFW] [art] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:16amGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Illustrations from A 1000-Year-Old Guide to the Medicinal Use of Plants

quote [ The British Library has digitized the oldest Old English herbal ]

With the plants that nourish and heal
[SFW] [art] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Rubber Powered Model Airplanes Take Flight

quote [ the elegant movement of the model planes, and the delicate technique that the pilots use to tightly twist the rubber bands that power them ]

The full trailer for the documentary Float
[SFW] [art]
[by yunnaf@2:04pmGMT] [3 comments]

Monday, 11 March 2019

Death To Minimalism | Current Affairs

quote [ Minimalism is the stripping away of the untidy organic haphazardness that makes spaces their most human. It makes spaces that are impossible to really live in, places where the first thing you put on a table makes it look like a mess, where people are actually out of place. ]

Nothing to add to that quote.
[SFW] [art] [+5 Good]
[by Paracetamol@7:49pmGMT] [7 comments]

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