Tuesday, August 23, 2016

'The Broken Paw' : painting to 3D

I discovered recently a very charming animation technique whereby a single shot photo is divided into its layers, (zoom and other techniques are used as well- you can learn how to do it here) and assembled into a video.

 It's very labour intensive, but it's a lovely effect. The cat video, below, is one example of the technique. 

 "The Broken Paw" (Painting to 3d)

Original painting by M. Sowa (wikiart.org/en/michael-sowa/the-broken-paw)
Music: Arvo Pärt - "Fur Alina" (fragment)
More at : behance.net/seccovan


And another one: 

Multiple vintage photographs of american cities of the early 1900's are remade into a remarkable animation at this link.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

David Dunlop's Essential blogposts on Seascape Compositions

The American painter, teacher and broadcaster, David Dunlop, does us painters (beginners onwards - and those just interested in it too) all a favour by compiling his extensive practical knowledge of the practice of painting... with the history of it's compositional aspects, in his well illustrated blogposts.

No one else on the internet (that I've found so far) can cover the history and practice of painting in such a concise, easy to understand and practical way. From ancient art to today. As well as his own beautiful paintings and photographs.

The selection below centers around creating seascape paintings. But they're perfectly relevant for the photographer too. I don't always agree with his opinions but they're definitely food for compositional thought.


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