Amazing works of Banksy

Banksy is an amazing street artist. He has drawn and painted numerous works of art appearing for the public to find in the morning. Banksy is a master mind of street art, he carries out works at night and paints pictures sometimes as big a building wall.

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Creative Food Art

This is a excellent collection of food art I found on the net. Very creative and inspiring, some of the detail here is fantastic. My favourite one is probably the Knife biting bread and The finger eating apple.

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Nokia 6220: Navigation Commercial

Great ad produced by the agency Wieden+Kennedy London for the new Nokia 6220 handset. The advert depicts a big map drawn by the public helped by the Nokia phone application "Maps". Do you think they actually did a drawing that big?

Street Art

I've been browsing the web looking for street art lately to drive inspiration. Here is a nice collection of graffiti street art. The optical illusions set is very nice.

Speed Sketching

Speed sketching is known as a time-lapse video featuring the construction of a drawing by an artist taking you behind the scenes of an illustration. It is primarily a non-digital art form whereby the sketch is hand-drawn on paper and rendered using a sequence of photographic images.

Here is a collection of some fantastic video sketches.

Sketching Jack Sparrow by Karl Andrews

Sketch of the famous character Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) from The Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

Speed Paintings

Speed Painting is known as a time-lapse video featuring the construction of an image by an artist taking you behind the scenes of an illustration. It is primarily a digital art form whereby the image is hand-drawn and rendered using a tablet and graphics editor such as Photoshop or Painter. Artists may use their imagination or take direct inspiration from a live scene or recreate an image depicted in a photograph. Whilst the artist works on the illustration, their actions on the computer screen are automatically captured and compiled into a real-time video. This recording is then accelerated, thus giving the term Speed Painting.

Here is a collection of incredible speed paintings showing you the process behind some of the most breath taking paintings on the web.

Speed Painting the Mona Lisa by Jason Baalman

Using MS Paint. Illustration took 2 hours 30 mins according to the artist.

Interview with Neil Hooson of pointblankstudios.com

I started in the design field in 1996, right after completing a computer animation course at a local college. I thought, as a freelance animator, I'd be in high demand. But, I didn't really do any local market research so I didn't know what I was getting myself into. I found myself having to pick up new skills such as web design, HTML because those were the types of jobs that were plentiful at the time. I freelanced (went broke) for a year and then found a full-time job as an HTML programmer for an online publishing company.

Interview with Michael Marsden of biorust.com

Well, it all started when I became a news hound for the now defunct Llamanet gaming network around 5 years ago. The news scripts were rather dependant on HTML tags, so I spent a little while learning them. In time this progressed onto little banners for the network which, of course, required Photoshop and its been on my system ever since! When the people from Llamanet reformed to create GibWorld I helped them make a few of their web interfaces with my fledgling design skills. Admittedly my work was very basic back then, but I suppose it worked for kind of site we were running. Looking back, I'm very happy with where I am now, but it kinda makes me feel guilty I didn't spent even more time over the years designing instead of playing games.

Interview with Ender Diril of artdj.org

My nick is Art DJ. First I want to do a showplace for my works and I decided to do a web site because people can see my works. I found a name 4 myself Art DJ. Because I use a simple photo and it became really different path with my skills so it became my vision. That’s the reason my nick is Art DJ I change photos so I made an Art then I change photos like DJ's did change songs.

Interview with Andy Sørensen of andys.dk

Im from Denmark and still living here. Im currently studying to become a Multimedia Integrator at Digital Media Aalborg. I live with my girlfriend in the fourth biggest city in Denmark called Aalborg. My hobbies, well of cause making graphics, designs, flash and so on, but i'm also playing soccer which is great because sitting so much in front of a computer requires that you have something totally different to abstract from. I like to abstract a bit from the computer now. For not such a long time ago i spent all (almost) my time infront of the computer. That's not healthy - I figured.