OddityCentral.com: Type “Photo Realistic Drawings” in the search bar to see the some amazing works of art. They’re pencil drawings but you’d swear they’re photos. Diego Fazo is a self-taught Italian artist who shows you his work in stages, so you can tell he’s really drawing them.
BillGekas.com — A father posed his young daughter in settings that closely resembled those of famous Flemish paintings and then photographed the scenes. The results are striking and look very much like the originals by Vermeer and Van Eyck. Some have titles, such as “Girl Without an Earring,” making a whimsical play on the artist’s original title.Click”Gallery” to see these.
You could use text to tell a story but according to an old Chinese proverb, a picture is worth a thousand words. (Actually, that proverb is constantly misquoted. The character in the original Chinese does not mean a thousand or even ten thousand words, but simply very many.) Studies show that people learn and retain information six times faster if they have pictures.
Sketchbook Express for the Mac or the iPad gives you a sketchpad and a lot of tools for transforming your drawings. We especially liked the mirroring tool. Draw a heart on the right and you’ll get a duplicate on the left. It’s not as intuitive as the Facebook game “Draw Something,” but it comes closer than other drawing apps we’ve tried.
When we were in Laguna Beach, California about 12 years ago, we stumbled upon a Dr. Seuss collection in a fine art gallery. Bob said they were just selling inkjet prints. But “No,” said the salesman, “it’s a Giclee.” “Giclee” is French, the verb form means “to squirt,” which is what inkjet printers do. (They put it in French to spray the buyers.) So we can “Giclee” a lot of copies of any print, but if you want it on canvas and wide, the inkjet printer that can do that costs about $5,000. That was the price for a Hewlett Packard inkjet printer we first saw in Pasadena a dozen years ago. You could print on paper or canvas and [...]
Tinyurl.com/webneel displays 60 really neat logos. If you need to come up with one for your group or business, these provide great ideas. We liked the one for the programming business “Codefish,” which showed a fish made of mathematical symbols.