Robes sublimes créées à partir de pétales de fleurs - Grace Ciao Grace Ciao is a young business student and freelance designer that creates gorgeous sketches and prints from flower petals. An alternative to pencils, the petals bring the sketches to life and give the dresses unique style, Ciao even claiming that "they help [her] create prints which [she] otherwise couldn't have thought of." The 22-year-old first started using petals in her sketches when a flower she was given began to wilt. In attempt to preserve its beauty, she unknowingly created her signature flower-sketch process; for which her beautiful designs have gone viral.
Calling new creatives James Reid, photography director of Wallpaper* magazine; Jefferson Hack, editorial director of Dazed Group; Johanna Neurath, design director at Thames & Hudson; Sarah Thomson, head of art production at Fallon; Daniel Moorey, head of print at communications agency adam&eveDDB; Andy Saunders, senior vice president of creative content at Getty Images; and photographers Oliviero Toscani and Miles Aldridge – these industry-leading figures are all on the extremely impressive judging panel for the Next Photographer Award. A new prize organised by D&AD and Getty Images, the Next Photographer Award offers emerging image-makers the chance to be mentored by professionals such as Sarah Thomson and Daniel Moorey, funding to realise a personal project, flights and tickets to the D&AD Professional Awards Ceremony, and a coveted D&AD ‘Pencil’ mark of honour. Entrants are invited to submit three images, which can be from a series or one-offs, and which can be on any subject.
Sculpture sur Papier - Calvin Nicholls It was only a matter of time before Calvin Nicholls' life-long passion in art and wildlife combined! The Canadian has been a full-time paper sculpture artist since the mid-1980's. With such a variety of animals in his collection, he's essentially created his own paper zoo. Many of the animal paper sculptures belong in Nicholls' most extensive collection, which includes over 75 pieces for Follett Library Resources in McHenry Illinois. "Initially a rigid form is constructed which establishes the contours of the subject and provides a stable base upon which the detail pieces are attached," Nicholls' says, as he explains his process. Calvin Nicholls' website
stumbleupon Flowers are nature’s most beautiful gift to mankind. They are all around us, blooming in glory and brightening up our days with happiness and joy. But have you ever come across flowers that look like something else all together? 1. Scientific Name – Orchis Italica; Location - Native to the Meditterenian. 2. Scientific Name – Psychotria Elata; Location – Grows in the Central and South American tropical forests. 3. Scientific Name - Antirrhinum; Location - Native to rocky areas of Europe, the United States, and North Africa. 4. Scientific Name - Aristolochia Salvadorensis; Location - Widespread across diverse climates 5. Scientific Name - Impatiens Bequaertii; Location - Rainforests of East Africa 6. Scientific Name - Strelitzia reginae; Location - Indigenous to South Africa. 7. 8. Scientific Name - Phalaenopsis; Location – Southern China, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, New Guinea, the Bismark Archipelago, and Queensland. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.
The Art of Sandra Chevrier - Sandra Chevrier currently lives in Montreal, Quebec. She is a gaze collector, an idea chaser and a full time single mom. Her work takes her traveling over a broad range of fluctuating emotional enigmas and concepts that have set the standard of our modern communication. Working in a home studio, Sandra produces her work at a full-time scale, aggressively pursuing a common thread until it is worn away, leaving her to begin on a new path. She exposes the limitations within our world, our self-imposed expectations and the cages we have allowed to bar us from fullness of life’s experience. Her work is shown in Canada as well as in the United States, United Kingdom and in Norway. The series "cages" is about women trying to find freedom from society's twisted preconceptions of what a woman should or shouldn't be. Sandra uses collage or loose and heavy textures of paint that make the woman seem to be emerging from the surreal world within the canvas. Sandra Chevrier's Webpage
Beard Art - Isaiah Webb Time to get your beard on! This is Isaiah Webb, also known as Incredibeard. Along with his wife, Webb creates a new 'beardo' every week and posts an image or video on social media. Webb began growing facial hair at the age of 11, but it wasn’t until recently that he delved into beard experimentation. RGB to multichannel to CMYK (and back) from the Course Photoshop CS3 Channels and Masks: The Essentials All right, so in the previous exercise I introduced you to the Multichannel mode which allows you to switch from one color model to another color model without running any conversions. The only question is why in the world would you want to do such a thing. Why would you want to switch from RGB to a taped CMYK image or even worse to just a bizarre looking Lab image and the answer is you wouldn't. That's why I've crafted these next two lessons, this lesson and the next one is to give you a sense of a couple of practical applications from Multichannel, just to expand your mind, to inspire your creativity. In this exercise we're going to go from RGB to Multichannel, to CMYK and then back to RGB in order to create an interesting color effect and then in the next exercise we'll go from CMYK to Multichannel, to RGB in order to create an intense highsaturation affect. And this is, of course, the original unmodified version of the image. Now you can't tell, but it's filled with cyan.
Performance Sand Art - Kseniya Simonova Born in a small town on the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine, Kseniya Simonova has skyrocketed to international stardom following her 2009 win of Ukraine’s Got Talent. Her combination of story telling, sand art, and music has been showcased in over 200 performances over the past 4 years, including locales such as Ukraine, Russia, Norway, Japan, Poland, Austria, China, The United Kingdom, India, Italy, Germany, Kazakhstan, Malta, and others. She performs regularly for presidents, heads of state, and royalty. Since she was a child, Kseniya painted, drew and designed alongside her mother and family. At first, she tested her art with beach and river sands, which proved difficult to work with over time due to their salinity. Her husband, Igor, suggested that she should enter the competition Ukraine’s Got Talent. In the semi-finals, she created a sand performance centered around World War II, though the producers had encouraged her to choose a less somber theme.
29 Fascinating Photos You’ve Probably Never Seen BeforeTales Maze | Tales Maze The lava lake of the continuously active volcano Erta Ale, Ethiopia Where the Great Wall of China ends A geyser right before eruption Bavarian town of Nordlingen built in a 14 million year old meteor impact crater A huge dust storm that hit Western Australia in early 2013 A rare 360 degree rainbow captured from an airplane Climbers going up Mount Everest in May 2013 Daytona Beach 1957 An aerial view of a scrap tire dump Bagger 288, the largest land vehicle in the world A cross-section of an undersea cable Inside one of Google’s data centers Einstein’s desk hours after his death Michelangelo illustrated his grocery lists so that his illiterate servants would know what to buy him. The inside of a FedEx Boeing 757 without any cargo Overcrowded prison in El Salvador Hitler’s office Enormous statue of Genghis Khan in Mongolia What pugs looked like before selective breeding Octopus eggs George Washington’s teeth A microscopic image of a human tongue Five pounds of fat compared to five pounds of muscle Comments
Breathtaking Surreal Self Portraits by 20-Year-Old Rachel Baran 20 years old U.S.-based photographer Rachel Baran creates powerful surreal and conceptual self portraits … Rachel Baran Dessins insolites en noir et blanc sur des pages de cahier - Kerby Rosanes Kerby Rosanes is a Filipino artist, currently working and residing in Mandaluyong City. Rosanes initially considered drawing his most important hobby. It wasn’t until he began posting his sketches online that he decided to quit his day job and pursue his passion. Using only black ink, Rosanes has filled pages and pages full of doodles, each with a story. Save Yourself Hours - The Most Effective Way To Clean Backgrounds In Photoshop If you’ve shot in any studio, then you know the rules. Larger studios may require the use of protective booties on a freshly painted cyc wall or some practice the unsaid "no shoes" rule when stepping onto background paper. But, unfortunately, that just doesn’t happen and if the subject is jumping or moving look after look that background is going to get dirty. We all know the pain of re-touching that dirt. In my opinion, it’s probably one of the more annoying aspects of studio fashion re-touching, especially if you’re shooting on white seamless paper. Create A New Layer. Add Median Noise. Create A Layer Mask. Paint On The Median Blur. Add Noise. I've never claimed to be a fantastic re-toucher, I just share from experience and always try to pay the knowledge forward.