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Sun Jan

My first WordPress Plugin “Swatchify”

Swatchify is a WordPress plugin that grabs an image from a post or image file and creates a swatch to go with it. Learn more about it by clicking the…

Swatchify is a WordPress plugin that grabs an image from a post or image file and creates a swatch to go with it. Learn more about it by clicking the link to view this post.

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Sun Jan

New Art: Anklebiters

I drew each of these cards over the course of a couple nights. I used melted crayon for the dots, china marker for the dark bold colored lines, and pencil…

I drew each of these cards over the course of a couple nights. I used melted crayon for the dots, china marker for the dark bold colored lines, and pencil / pen for the interstitial lines.

Something that I find really cool is the fact that I listened to the song Anklebiters on repeat while I was making these, and at the time I had NOT seen the music video, but after watching it when embedding it in this post I see a TON of weird artistic similarities between the music video and these cards.

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Tue Jul

Prisma’s Filters Turn Pictures Into Art and Gives Instagram Some Competition

I started playing with this new app called Prisma the other day, and the filters that they provide are absolutely insane. In the below pictures you’ll be able to see…

I started playing with this new app called Prisma the other day, and the filters that they provide are absolutely insane. In the below pictures you’ll be able to see how I took a number of my photos / instagram images and turned them into fully fledged pieces of artwork using their AI.

My favorites have to be the first five or six, but really all of the images I put through the filters were beautiful. If you like the images below you should also check out my post on the Waterlogue App. It does a lot of the same things, but turns your photos into watercolor paintings.


 

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Sun May

Curated: Kerby Rosanes’ Geometric Beasts

I love these Geometric Beasts from Phillipino artist Kerby Rosanes. You can find him on Instagram here. He has a number of other sketches, and a book. The thing that…

I love these Geometric Beasts from Phillipino artist Kerby Rosanes. You can find him on Instagram here. He has a number of other sketches, and a book.

The thing that I find interesting is that both the geometric portion and the animal drawings on their own wouldn’t be particularly impressive, but the pairing of the two, and the way that he combines them so fluidly is amazing.

geometric bison

geometric whale

geometric rhino

geometric fox

geometric owl

geometric rabbit

geometric polar bear

geometric hummingbird

geometric wolf

tiger

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Mon Apr

A Colorful Visit to the Vault Where the World’s Rarest Pigments Are Safely Stored

Great Big Story visited the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies of the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts to speak with its director Narayan Khandekar about some of…

Great Big Story visited the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies of the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts to speak with its director Narayan Khandekar about some of the rarest pigments in the world that the center houses in its renowned collection.

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Mon Dec

Social Media Image Sizes

Finally someone came up with semi-complete documentation for this. It doesn’t help that these image sizes change every year, if not twice a year, but It baffles me that I…

Finally someone came up with semi-complete documentation for this. It doesn’t help that these image sizes change every year, if not twice a year, but It baffles me that I have to google this every time I want to generate a new cover image.

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Sun Nov

How to Change Website Highlight / Selection Color With CSS

I sometimes like to change the highlight / selection color with css. It’s a nice little touch that adds something to the feel of the site. Even thought most people…

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I sometimes like to change the highlight / selection color with css. It’s a nice little touch that adds something to the feel of the site. Even thought most people will never see it, the ones that door will find it entertaining.

Changing the highlight / selection color is super easy. Simply cut, copy, and paste the below snippet into your stylesheet. Replace the background color, and color properties to your liking, and you’re highlight color will change!

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Thu Nov

Benjamin the Koala, Some Art For Kat

Despite their penchant to contract Chlamydia Kat still loves koalas. Since she had been bugging me for art I decided to craft her a cuddly little Koala a couple of weeks ago. Using…

Despite their penchant to contract Chlamydia Kat still loves koalas. Since she had been bugging me for art I decided to craft her a cuddly little Koala a couple of weeks ago.

Using some nice drawing paper, pencile, and pen I drafted out benjamin, colored him in with ink, and dramed him in a nice black frame with matting.

For some reason, after showing Kat her new koala I decided I was going to name him Benjamin. No reason. He just looked like a Benjamin.


 

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Sun Jul

Gifrocket

Gifrocket will take any video you have and convert it into an animated gif.

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Gifrocket will take any video you have and convert it into an animated gif.

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Thu Jul

Design Seeds Image Search by Color Palette

Design Seeds has a book full of color palettes derived from images, but they also have a great tool for searching images based on color profile. Check it out!

Design Seeds has a book full of color palettes derived from images, but they also have a great tool for searching images based on color profile. Check it out!

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