Jonathan Gonzalez

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These Drawings By J.R.R. Tolkien Bring Middle-Earth To Life

In conjunction with its "Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth" exhibition, the University of Oxford has released a book of everything Tolkien — his …

Literature

Master procedural modelling

Next time you’re in a city, examine the way that modern buildings are constructed. What do you see? Repetition, and lots of it. A huge part of the …

Game Development

Reese Witherspoon Raids Dolly Parton's Closet: 'It Opens and Sequins Come Flying Out!'

If there was a Dollywood for fashion, it would most definitely be Dolly Parton‘s archive of original stage costumes!<p>Reese Witherspoon was the lucky …

Country Music

How 'Lofi Hip Hop Radio to Relax/Study to' Became a YouTube Phenomenon

The infinitely looped clips of anime set to chill-ass beats have millions of devoted followers. Why?<p>An infinite loop of a tired anime girl, sitting in a picturesque Miyazaki bedroom, writing revisions into her notebook, or reading a newspaper with a hot cup of coffee, or simply staring out of a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How to colour comics

Colouring comics is the best job in the art world, as far as I’m concerned, because it leans heavily towards the fun part of art: the storytelling. …

Graphics

Tokyo Unveils World’s First All-Digital Psychedelic Art Museum

Touch, please.<p>What’s being billed as the world’s first all-digital museum is part art gallery, part amusement park and for some, part haunted …

Art

Roblox 'gang rape' shocks mother

<b>A US mum has written a Facebook post describing her shock at seeing her child's avatar being "gang raped" by others in the online game Roblox.</b><p>Amber Petersen said her seven-year-old was playing the game, which is marketed at children, when she showed her the screen and asked what was happening.<p>She …

European Integration

Vibrant Watercolor Paintings Filled With Peculiar Characters and Mysterious Monochrome Worlds | Colossal

<p>Illustrator Marija Tiurina (previously) creates fantastical worlds packed with original characters. The complex watercolor paintings force the …

Painting

How to Make an Animated Lock Screen for Your Phone

Animated lock screens are a cute gimmick. Your phone comes loaded with a few default options. But if you want to make your own on Android or iOS, …

Apps

Quirky Portraits by Bill Mayer Imagine Flora and Fauna as High Society Humans | Colossal

<p>Fusing charming portraits of wildlife with the severe trappings of historical costume, Bill Mayer creates darkly fantastical worlds in his detailed …

Art

18 Hilariously Awkward Haircuts of Vintage Christian Album Covers

The digital music revolution has, for the most part, been great for music fans. But even though listening to music online costs less and gives you …

Album Art

These five trends are rocking the animation industry

I’ve been very lucky to have been in the animation industry since the mid-1980s, and I have lived through my share of big disruptions — most of them having to do with new technologies. What’s going on today is as significant as anything I’ve seen before, but it’s being driven by a whole new set of …

Animation

Here’s an easy way to sharpen upscaled photos in Photoshop CC

We have seen a couple of algorithms capable of upscaling low-res images. But you can also increase the resolution of your photos in Photoshop and …

Tutorials

11 Niche Video Streaming Services You Should Subscribe To

It’s amazing to think about how getting movies and TV shows into our eyeballs has changed in just five years. We don’t know what we’d do without …

Entertainment

5-Minute Animation Maps 2,600 Years of Western Cultural History

Working with his colleagues, Maximilian Schich, an art historian at the University of Texas at Dallas, took Freebase (Google's "community-curated …

The floating Aztec city

Meet the ancient Mexican metropolis. Situated on Lake Texcoco we find the incredible capital city of the Aztec empire; Tenochtitlan.<p>When Spanish conquistadors under the command of Hernan Cortes landed in Mexico in the 16th Century, they encountered the unique indigenous empire of the Aztecs.<p>The …

Mexico

The best two-player board games to add to your collection

Settlers of Catan, 7 Wonders and Codenames have come out with two-player variants<p>Board games are always a fun activity for big groups of friends, but if you live with a partner or roommate, it can be nice to just break out a quick two-player game after work.<p>Many board game companies have recognized …

Board Games

Meet the Selkies: Scotland’s Shape-Shifting Seal Fairies

Todd Calgi Gallicano has breathed new life into ancient myth with his Sam London books, a series about a boy who discovers that creatures of folklore …

San Francisco

The Radical Life of Blaxploitation's Forgotten Hero, Vonetta McGee

The actress held her own opposite Clint Eastwood and Sidney Poitier. So why did she languish in obscurity until her death?<p>In 1988, the <i>Chicago Tribune</i> described actress Vonetta McGee as a heroine from a “bygone era” of film. This was a fair statement—in the previous decade, McGee scored leading …

Clint Eastwood

If the art world is all sound and fury, what about the quiet artist whose work speaks for itself?

Today, the more outspoken an artist is, the more he is considered brilliant and valuable. But a true artist doesn’t need to exist through immature …

Happy Birthday Shayera Thal aka Hawkwoman!

We’ve been #blessed to have so many manifestations of great characters in comics. However, some of those characters come with some complicated …

Luo Yang’s photos show women rebelling against classic Chinese femininity

Luo Yang’s photography was first exhibited in Europe as part of Ai Weiwei’s <i>FUCK OFF 2</i> – the sequel to the artist’s radical <i>FUCK OFF</i> (2000) – held at the Groninger Museum, Netherlands, in 2013.<p>Born in 1984 in northeast China, Luo studied Fine Arts and Graphic Design at the prestigious Lu Xun Academy …

The Arts

10 ways to improve your human anatomy modelling

Having a comprehensive 3D anatomical model of the human body is essential for medical illustrators, among others. The ability to rotate the model and …

5 Cool Ways to Use Polygroups in ZBrush

ZBrush has so many great features that it's easy to overlook one of the most useful aspects of ZBrush - Polygroups. Polygroups are really just a way …

How VR is revolutionising the creation of 3D art

The arrival of VR is changing the way we experience entertainment, but it also has the potential to change the way we create. Oculus Medium is just …

Maya tutorial: Retopologise hard surfaces

Character artist Colton Orr tells us how he used Maya’s Bonus Tools to retopologise Lunar Suit.Step 01 – Prepare the scene <br>First, bring a decimated …

Super Realistic 3D Rendering of a Homeless

We have been posting a lot about UI/UX, architecture, photography and branding. I know some of you think we forgot about Photoshop or 3D but we have …

How to sculpt convincing eyes in ZBrush

When sculpting a realistic 3D human eye to add to your library of ready-to-use assets, remember that no two eyes are exactly the same. So unless you …

3D Character Production: Stylized Details

Dylan Young talked a little about the creation of his amazing Knight character, discussing the use of Zbrush and the production of cloth.IntroI’m …

ZBrush