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3D Dragon Illusion

Another video by Brusspup, this time he takes the work of Jerry Andrus to demonstrate another optical illusion. The concept in this dragon illusion is straight forward, simply reverse the dragon head so that when you change the viewing angle the head appears to turn. You can print out the dragon here.

Amazing Animated Optical Illusions

The definition of illusion: something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality. Artist Brusspup has a series of animated optical illusions created from scratch using Adobe Photoshop. These illusions are very simple yet amazing.

Drawing Strawberries using MyPaint for Nokia N900

Watch this digital painting take shape as Luovatone battles with the MyPaint application on the tiny Nokia N900 smartphone keyboard and screen using the stylus pen.

Sand Drawing by Kseniya Simonova

Kseniya Simonova is a Ukrainian artist who recently won Ukraine's version of "America's Got Talent". She uses a giant light box, dramatic music, imagination and "sand painting" skills to interpret Germany's invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII.

If you have any more creative and inspirational videos you like to share I am happy to post them.

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.

Interview with Mike Pacific of deskmod.com

I started in web development way back when in the ages of AOL and the Web Diner. It had to have been 7 or 8 years now. I did the usual AOLer pages and then I wanted more, so I picked up Photoshop 4, and AOLPress *cough* and went to town. I then progressed through several personal sites. I joined the DeskMod team in December of 1999 as an administrator. From there I became a head administrator a few months later. In November of 2001, just before we relaunched from the site crash, I was asked to be a partner with David Gorman, to which I enthusiastically accepted. And the rest is history.