2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 10 years to get that many views.

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Landscape, Surrealism and other sketches.

OKAY……I know it’s been a thousand internet years since I ever posted anything.

The fact is that I had been busy with my promotional exam and my Project Work. I don’t really want this blog to become a burden.

Well, I’m back! And I was offered H3 Physics! Yipee!

It’s gonna be a year of Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Particle and Nuclear Physics!

Since sketches have been piling up, I think I will throw in some of my latest sketches.

Recently I have been fascinated by all the surrealistic and landscape and architectural sketches. I decided to give it a try.

So……….ENJOY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s all folks! Happy “orz”ing!

More Swatches!

Originally posted on Caitlin Clarkson Illustration Blog:

And more besides swatches!
But swatches first. In my last post, I mentioned that I had turned some drawing of corgis into a fabric pattern.

I just received my swatch in the mail today, and it looks great! Really, the pictures I took don’t do them justice.

Each corgi is about 1.25″ long. It’s super cute, if I say so myself.

I also ordered a swatch of fabric that I designed a while ago. Unfortunately, the color isn’t as rich on this one as I was expecting. It’s still pretty good though. And I think it would be worth going back and redesigning the layout so it isn’t so easy to pick out where the pattern starts to repeat.

Besides that, I started a painting the other day, but progress has been slow after a stupidly pulled a bunch of muscles in my arm while playing tennis. But I like…

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Nature’s Design: the Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Ratio

1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, …

These random numbers doesn’t seem to make sense to anyone at first, but this series of numbers, known as the Fibonacci Numbers, is what defines nature and its beauty.

Don’t get it? Here is a graphical representation of the Fibonacci Numbers:

The Width of the squares are represented by the numbers written on them, and there you’ve got a combination of squares, in which forms a perfect rectangle. When a quarter of a circle is inscribed in each square, here we have a nice little spiral.

Still don’t get it?

Here is an overlap of the previous diagram with a seashell.

Now you get it?

Another property of the Fibonacci numbers is that, for whatever flowers you see out there. The number of pedals would always appear to be a number in the Fibonacci number series.

Another key property of the Fibonacci number series is that, when you divide the a number by its preceding number in the series i.e. 55/34 or 114/89, you will eventually reach an asymptote, and that number, is 1.618.

As mentioned in the earlier chapter about the relationship between the golden ratio and design, today I will be covering more of the implication of golden ration on the proportion of human beings.

Here is a lengthy guide on some of the major human proportions:

  1. Sole to navel (1) : Sole to crown (1.618)
  2. Sole to knee : Sole to navel
  3. Navel to shoulder : Navel to crown
  4. Knees to calf muscle : Knees to sole
  5. Navel to mid-thigh : Navel to knees
  6. Navel to sternum or mid-chest : Navel to base of throat
  7. Throat base to temple or brow bone : Throat base to crown
  8. End of calf muscle down to ankle : Calf muscle to sole
  9. Mid-thigh to start of kneecap : Mid-thigh to end of kneecap
  10. Navel to crotch : Navel to mid-thigh
  11. Navel to sternum base : Navel to sternum or mid-chest
  12. Throat base to earlobe : Throat base to top of ear or brow bone
  13. Brow bone to hairline : Brow bone to crown
  14. Nose to chin : Nose to base of throat

And if you are really confused, here is a short video from the SciShow on Youtube which explains everything I have just discussed in a nutshell:

That’s all peeps! Keep “orz”ing!

Human Evolution and Ascension.

Today I wish to share with everyone about an amazingly piece of art named Evolution by a DeviantArt Artist ~adriansalamandre

Link Here: http://adriansalamandre.deviantart.com/art/Evolution-140545469

 

As the artist himself describes it:

Empty space = No level of perception. = a 0-D point
Minerals = Ist level of perception. = a 1-D line
Plants = 2nd level of perception. = a 2-D plane
Animals = 3rd level of perception. = a 3-D cube
Man = 4th level of perception. = a 4-D hypercube or tesseract
Angels = 5th level of perception. = a 5-D plane or multiverse
Arc-angels = 6th level of perception. = a 6-D cube
God = 7th level of perception. = a 7-D hypercube

For more details check out the full link above.

Different Styles of Art throughout History.

 

 

Firstly, a photo of me with pedobear at a recent Cosplay event.

Today I will borrow an illustration from the internet to briefly talk about the different styles of painting from the beginning of time.

Realism: Self explanatory

Impressionism: Paintings that have relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction  f light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), common, ordinary subject matter, inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles.

Fauvism: paintings that emphasized painterly qualities and strong color over the representational or realistic values retained by Impressionism.

Art Nouveau: Paintings that are inspired by natural forms and structures, not only in flowers and plants but also in curved lines. they would  try to harmonize with the natural environment. It is also considered a philosophy of design of furniture, which was designed according to the whole building and made part of ordinary life.

Expressionism: Paintings that present the world solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas.

Cubism: Different forms of art where objects are analyzed, broken up and reassembled in an abstracted form—instead of depicting objects from one viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints to represent the subject in a greater context.

Futurism: Forms of art that emphasized and glorified themes associated with contemporary concepts of the future, including speed, technology, youth and violence, and objects such as the car, the airplane and the industrial city.

Abstract Art: Art that is abstract

Dadaism: Works of art that were characterized by a deliberate irrationality and the rejection of the prevailing standards of art. It influenced later movements including Surrealism.

Suprematism: An art movement focused on fundamental geometric forms (in particular the square and circle) which formed in Russia in 1915-1916.

Metaphysics: Fictive space was created in the painting, modelled on illusionistic one-point perspective but deliberately subverted.

Surrealism: Works of art which  feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur; however, many Surrealist artists and writers regard their work as an expression of the philosophical movement first and foremost, with the works being an artefact.

Action Painting: A style of painting in which paint is spontaneously dribbled, splashed or smeared onto the canvas, rather than being carefully applied.

Pop Art: Pop art employs aspects of mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects. It is widely interpreted as a reaction to the then-dominant ideas of abstract expressionism, as well as an expansion upon them.

Minimalism: Movements in various forms of art and design, especially visual art and music, where the work is set out to expose the essence, essentials or identity of a subject through eliminating all non-essential forms, features or concepts.

That’s all peeps! Keep “orz”ing!