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3D Collages in Layers of Glass External Link

Art created by Dustin Yellin.
Dustin Yellin's website: http://www.dustinyellin.com/
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3D Pixar-style character

Artist Creates 3D Pixar-Style Characters Using Stranger's Faces

There are so many talented artists and designers out there today and one of them that really stood out is Lance Phan, 3D CGI animator and designer known for creating Pixar-esque animated characters of complete strangers.

Phan uses software like Blender, Marvelous Designer, and Photoshop to create these impressive artworks. Photoshop is used to apply a few color and sharpen filters. Marvelous designer is used to provide the character with some basic clothing. And most of the heavy lifting is done with Blender, including sculpting the character, object generation, rendering and more.

A full character render takes between one to two hours due to the high quality render settings and amount of detail applied to the design.

Here a few of Phan's finished designs that I simply find breathtaking:

brunette female with glasses

female blue hair

female Marvel cap

female plaid shirt

female blonde with beanie

cute couple

And a bit of his artist process explained here:

3D editing in Blender

You can view more of Phan's artwork and follow him on Facebook and Instagram.
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3D printed faces from DNA code

Artist Creates Faces From DNA Left In Public

We leave DNA everywhere we go. From the strand of hair that drifted off our head taking a walk to the lick of saliva left on a glass at your favorite cafe. No matter where you go, your DNA was left somewhere at some point in time.

New York artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg takes advantage of these opportunities by swiping your DNA from the scene and creating a realistic 3D face. Her project, Stranger Visions, is dedicated to just that!

"The idea for the project came from this fascination with a single hair. This turned into a research project for me exploring exactly what I could discover about someone from an artifact they left behind."

Her process starts with finding an object that contains human DNA out in the public, ranging from anything including a piece of gum to a cigarette butt. She then takes a sample of the DNA to Genspace, a community biotechnology laboratory in Brooklyn where she extracts the DNA, purifies it, and uses it polymerase chain reactions.

Once the DNA is extracted, she uses a computer to create a 3D generated model of the face. The results generally do not create an exact likeness to the person the DNA belongs to since the data provided only describes general traits. Using the code, she takes certain pieces of data to create multiple versions of the face to enhance or decrease certain features based on what she finds in the DNA.

It takes about eight hours to print one of the faces. Once printed, the result looks like a block of powder that's then dug out then baked and hardened with a superglue-like substance.

Reactions to the project have been mostly positive while there has also been uncertainty regarding people's intrusion of privacy.

"If people find it to be a little creepy, that's OK. It's meant to make you aware of these issues and make you aware that this is possible."

A full technical write-up of the DNA process is available on her blog.
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Forest Lake dream poster

The 'Surreal Nature' Collection by Barrett Biggers on Displate

Every time I visit Displate, I'm always captivated by the intricate artwork they have displayed on their site. The Surreal Nature collection by Barrett Biggers really caught my eye this week. The art speaks for itself and can be in your living room for a reasonable price.

Based in the United Kingdom, Displate specializes in printing artwork on metal posters that can be magnet mounted to your wall. The artwork is created by over 1,000 talented artists, totaling over 50,000 Displates worldwide.

Buying from Displate means obtaining incredible, original artwork to display in your living space, but also helping multiple causes. Each sale on Displate supports the artist who created the artwork. Displate has also partnered with non-profit organization Trees for the Future to help better our environment by planting ten trees for each sale.

Below are a few more examples of the Surreal Nature collection created by Barrett Biggers. You can view the entire collection and help support Displate and the artist at https://displate.com/barrettbiggers/surreal-nature

Browse other collections on their website by simpling going to displate.com

Surrealism Study in Gravity poster

Surrealism in the City poster

The Circle of Life poster

Surrealism art exploring the Modern Desensi
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Nirvana: Nevermind album cover concept

What Lies Beyond the Borders of Famous Album Covers

The Bigger Picture, a clever project created by UK-based digital design and marketing agency, Aptitude, fabricates creative photos illustrating zoomed out album covers, many of which you probably recognize.

These photos illustrate unexpected scenes beyond the cropped borders of the album covers.  Some of the covers include Nevermind by Nirvana, Off the Wall by Michael Jackson, 19 by Adele, and more.

Justin Bieber: My World album cover concept

Michael Jackson: Living in the Future album cover concept

The Beatles: Abbey Road album cover concept

Adele: 19 album cover concept

You can view more from the company's website at http://www.aptitude.co.uk/
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Pulp Fiction vintage movie poster

Movie Posters from a Different Era

New York illustrator and designer, Peter Stults, created some incredible movie posters by casting golden-era stars in place of main roles from some current films and giving the posters a distinct vintage feel.

Avatar vintage movie poster

Drive vintage movie poster

Inception vintage movie poster

Superman vintage movie poster

The Hangover vintage movie poster

The Terminator vintage movie poster

Terminator 2 vintage movie poster

The Watchmen vintage movie poster

Trainspotting vintage movie poster
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