Tattoos Inspired by Amazonian Tribes – Brian Gomes

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“Tattoos are the ripe fruit of the soul. They are our inner beauty.” Brian Gomes

Influenced by Brazilian and Peruvian tribes, Brian Gomes believes our physical form reflects our spiritual life.

“He spreads spiritual intention with each pattern, but won’t copy sacred designs directly. Gomes’ modern symbols are meant to protect each person, to guide them in life and always bring good fortune.” via [illusion]

Shamanic philosophy is at the heart of Brian Gomes work, he credits Shipibo and Huni Kuin artwork for many of his pieces.

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Detailed Plates Made With Hundreds of Tiny Painted Dots

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These delicate and complex plates were decorated by Russian artist Daria (aka dahhhanart) who employs a form of pointillism technique that combines acrylics, enamel, and appliquéd gems.

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Full Trailer for “Loving Vincent” the World’s First Feature-Length Painted Animation

The full trailer for Loving Vincent, a feature-length film animated by 62,450 Oil Paintings, has finally been released after nearly six years of creative development.

Loving Vincent is an investigation delving into the life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the world’s most beloved painters, told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.

Loving Vincent features over one hundred and twenty of Vincent Van Gogh’s greatest paintings. The plot, drawn from the 800 letters written by the painter himself, lead us to the significant people and events in the time leading up to his unexpected death.

Loving Vincent will be the world’s first feature-length painted animation, and is brought to you by Oscar winning film companies Breakthru Films and Trademark Films. Every frame in the Loving Vincent movie is an oil painting on canvas, using the very same technique in which Vincent himself painted.

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孤独症 by YANG Yi

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Michael Pederson Public Projects

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Across the public spaces around Sydney you’ll find these humorous and thoughtful urban interventions by artist Michael Pederson (aka Miguel Marquez Outside).

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Silhouette by Sébastien Del Grosso

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“Silhouette” is a series by Sébastien Del Grosso a Graphic Designer and Freelance Photographer from Paris, France.

Website Society6 / Behance / Flickr

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These series of images are about the planets of the Star Wars universe. They are made with toys photography, taken with a source light on the background, for have a “silhouette” render. The final editing of images is done in Adobe Photoshop”

Prints are now available for purchase: Society6

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Crows on Snow by Walker Berg

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“Forensic Evidence Division Criminalist Walker Berg took this amazing photo from the 12th floor of the Justice Center. We’re calling it “Crows on Snow.” Taken with a Nikon D-700, ambient light, aperture mode, F16.”  Portland Police Bureau

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How Special Effects Were Done in Silent Films

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With these incredible animated GIFs, Reddit user Auir2blaze explained how movie effects from the Silent Film era were done.

You can see the entire album on Imgur.

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Harold Lloyd hanging off a clock in Safety Last! (1923)

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When Safety Last was made, it wasn’t feasible to insert a fake background using rear projection or a green screen, so they used a trick of perspective. The set was built at the right height for Lloyd’s climb, but on the roof of a building across the street. As Lloyd climbed higher, the set was moved to taller buildings.

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Charlie Chaplin roller-skating in a department store in Modern Times (1936)

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A good example of the classic movie making technique of glass matte painting. Part of the background was painted on a piece of glass, which was placed in front of the camera.

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Colleen Moore’s eye trick in Ella Cinders (1926)

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The two halves of her face were filmed separately, using a matte shot. Basically, a piece of glass with half the frame painted black was placed in front of the camera, so only one side the film was exposed. The film was then wound back, the glass was switched for one with black on the other side. The key was to avoid having either the camera or the Moore’s face shift in position while shooting, or the effect would be ruined.

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Mary Pickford kisses herself on the cheek in Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921)

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Seeing two Mary Pickfords in the same shot wasn’t anything new for audiences, it was also done in Stella Maris three years prior. Decades earlier, Georges Méliès had figured out how to appear multiple times in one shot by using mattes and double exposure. But in a normal double exposure, the actor can’t move from one part of the frame to another without ruining the effect. Famed cinematographer Charles Rosher achieved the effect of having Pickford move behind her own face by having a very detailed silhouette of Pickford painted on glass, and using a metal frame that prevented the camera from moving. The three-second shot took 15 hours of work to get right.

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Douglas Fairbanks slides down a sail in The Black Pirate (1926)

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The method for achieving this much copied shot was figured out by Fairbanks’s brother Robert, an engineer. The camera and the sail were both placed at an angle. Fairbanks’s knife was connected to a hidden pulley and counterweight. Airplane propellers were used to make the sails billow.

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Jesus heals some lepers in Ben-Hur (1925)

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Karl Struss, another famous cinematographer, developed a technique using a colour filter to achieve this effect. When the filter was adjusted, the women’s leper makeup was no longer visible on film. Struss used the same technique, in reverse, for the famous transformation scene in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931).

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Buster Keaton rides over a broken bridge in Sherlock Jr. (1924)

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Another matte shot. The bottom of the frame was blacked out, lining up with the top of the bridge, and Keaton was filmed riding while the bridge was still intact. The footage of the trucks was filmed separately with part of the bridge removed. Getting the timing right must have been tough. The part at the end isn’t a camera trick, Keaton actually did that.

 

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Glowing Flowers Photographed With Ultraviolet-Induced Visible Fluorescence

“I am a 28 year-old photographer based in Southern California.I have been practicing photography since 2010, teaching myself through a combination of practice, online resources, and an academic background including physics.” Craig Burrows

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Poem of the Day: Where My Books Go by William Butler Yeats

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All the words that I utter,
And all the words that I write,
Must spread out their wings untiring,
And never rest in their flight,
Till they come where your sad, sad heart is,
And sing to you in the night,
Beyond where the waters are moving,
Storm-darken’d or starry bright.

William Butler Yeats

image by Niken Anindita (aka megatruh)

 

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