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Tag: Painting

Stormtrooper Vision Test Tries to Get to the Bottom of Things

Stormtrooper Vision Test Tries to Get to the Bottom of Things
Have you ever wondered why Stormtroopers can’t hit the broad side of a barn with their blasters? Perhaps they’re not getting enough Vitamin C? Or is it that the lenses of their helmets distort their vision?

Chewbacca Kong Climbs the Empire State Building

Chewbacca Kong Climbs the Empire State Building
It’s been awhile since there was a good King Kong movie. But I don’t think the solution is bigger and badder visual effects. I think the problem is Kong himself. The Planet of the Apes movies have cornered the market on CGI monkeys, so I think that the studios need to do something different for the next Kong reboot.
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Bob Ross Gets His Own Funko POP! Figure

Bob Ross Gets His Own Funko POP! Figure
If you collect Funko POP! figures you will want to get your hands on this officially-licensed Bob Ross version that the company is releasing this August. Add him to your collection and he can paint happy little trees for your other figures.

The Birth of Venus: Princess Leia Edition

The Birth of Venus: Princess Leia Edition
I don’t know much about art, but I know what I like. And I like artist Travis Chapman’s take on Botticelli’s Birth of Venus painting featuring Princess Leia in her slave outfit. This original acrylic painting would look great in your man cave or geek themed room.

Electropollock Robot Uses Music to Paint

Electropollock Robot Uses Music to Paint
Dmitry Morozov created Electropollock, a modern-day homage to American expressionist painter Jackson Pollock, famous for his drippy, abstract paintings. Morozov’s robot uses a similar method to get paint onto the rolling canvas, but the finished work is determined by music fed into the system.

Kingspray Graffiti Simulator: VRanksy

Kingspray Graffiti Simulator: VRanksy
Kingspray is an upcoming game made to be played with the HTC Vive that will let you be a graffiti artist with all the conveniences of digital art and minus the law-breaking part. The game is still in development, but as you’ll see in the trailer below it’s already very promising even in its current state.

Guy Paints Awesome Mario Themed Room for a Friend

Guy Paints Awesome Mario Themed Room for a Friend
This room was made by a guy named Matt, who is a real life Mario Maker. He created it as a gift to a friend, which begs the question: Why don’t I have friends like Matt?

SprayPrinter Makes You Banksy in Your Own Mind

SprayPrinter Makes You Banksy in Your Own Mind
I can appreciate the skill involved in making art with spray cans. I’ve watched videos on YouTube before of people seemingly spraying random colors of paint onto a surface and ending up with something awesome. If you are like me and lack the skills needed to do anything artistic, check out the SprayPrinter.

Bob Ross Live Stream on Twitch Is Your Daily Zen

Bob Ross Live Stream on Twitch Is Your Daily Zen
Growing up in the ’80s meant I stayed home by myself a lot of the time. On occasion when my parents would be home late, they left me with my grandfather, who was confined to a wheelchair.

Artist Transforms Parent’s House into a Monster

Artist Transforms Parent’s House into a Monster
If you want to decorate your home for Halloween you can always fill the yard with creepy zombies and ghosts, along with some fog. But nothing makes a statement like turning your entire house into a giant monster.

Awesome Japanese Screen Painting Depicts Mario And Luigi As Gods

Awesome Japanese Screen Painting Depicts Mario And Luigi As Gods
If you grew up during the era of the NES, you probably already see Mario and Luigi as Gods. The Mario Bros. are larger than life. They are legends. You might even say that they embody many of the attributes found in many mythological heroes.

Mario Kart 8 Nursery: Baby Park

Mario Kart 8 Nursery: Baby Park
Wes of Geeksmithing would take a blue shell for his baby Grant. But since his son isn’t old enough to play yet, Wes brought Mario Kart 8 to Grant’s room. Wes painted Grant’s room with characters and places from Mario Kart.

Artist Draws Characters Based on Real Cats: WilyGirls & WilyBoys

Artist Draws Characters Based on Real Cats: WilyGirls & WilyBoys
DeviantArt member xuedaixun has a collection of digital paintings where she turned pictures of real cats – and a couple of dogs – into fictional characters, often wearing traditional Chinese robes and other accessories. She also made one reverse transformation, turning a picture of a person into a painting of a cat.

Mech Action Figure Looks Like a Drawing Come to Life

Mech Action Figure Looks Like a Drawing Come to Life
The figure you see here is like a cross between something you would see dawn in a comic book and a robot ripped from the MechWarrior video game I grew up playing. At first glance, you might think that this is a black and white line art drawing, but it is actually a 3D toy with a fantastic paintjob.

Interactive 3D Installation Lets You Paint on the Artists: You Are the Canvas

Interactive 3D Installation Lets You Paint on the Artists: You Are the Canvas
New York University Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) students Rosalie Yu and Alon Chitayat came up with Skin Deep, an art installation that’s best described as a virtual form of body painting. They made 3D models of themselves then created a program that allowed people to draw on those models in real time.

WaterColorBot 2.0: Robo-painter

WaterColorBot 2.0: Robo-painter
Hey, even I can be Van Gogh with this crazy contraption and I have zero artistic talent. Basically, the WaterColorBot is a robotic painter that gets it’s input from vector artwork on a computer. It can also will copy real-time sketching, transferring the design to paper with its brush arm and a set of watercolor paints.
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