Saturday, August 29, 2009

2009 Punctum Day Award Winners Announced!

The 2009 Punctum Day Award winners were selected for their outstanding quality and artistic merit in each of the six categories: Photo, Vector, Video, Audio, Flash and Design. Each of the Punctum Day Award winners in these six categories have won $5,000 USD.

The 60 finalists for six of the categories were selected from over 1,750,000 photos, vectors, videos, audio files, Flash files, and design submissions. The judging panel selecting the winners included Trish & Chris Meyer, founders of Crish Design (formerly CyberMotion), Russell Brown, Sr. Creative Director at Adobe Systems Incorporated, and Scott Kelby, Editor, Publisher, and co-founder of Photoshop User magazine and Editor-in-Chief of Layers magazine.

See the winners here.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Association of Medical Illustrators

The professional objectives of the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) are to

* promote the study and advancement of medical illustration and allied fields of visual communication, and

* promote understanding and cooperation with the medical profession and related health science professions.

The AMI is made up of ~700 talented communicators working in the realms of cutting edge medicine and science. These individuals are highly trained artists who create visual materials designed to facilitate the recording and dissemination of medical and scientific knowledge. Members are involved in the creation of illustrations, models, animations, and interactive programs, and also serve in consultant, advisory, educational and administrative roles in all aspects of scientific communications and related areas of visual education.

The Association of Medical Illustrators is an international organization founded in 1945, and incorporated in Illinois.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Recent iStock Uploads

Another addition to my fishing fly collection on istock. Soon I am going to start creating Salmon flies. Hopefully they will do well in sales.

Buy this illustration

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Art of Dominic Marco

"Dominic Marco is a classically trained artist/illustrator best known for his whimsical and sexy style of Pin-Up art which has been featured in a variety of television advertisements, magazines, and websites.

Prior to flying solo as an self-employed artist, Dominic has worked as an animator, designer, storyboard artist and all-around-computer guru for various companies in both Canada and the UK.

Dominic currently resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia with wonderfully supportive family and somewhat supportive beagle."
Dominic Marco

I ran across this guy's art, and I must say it is quite amazing.

Here is a link to his official site, and the link to his deviantart account.

He is also using Tiltviewer to showcase his portfolio. A free Flash and JavaScript-based photogallery.

images copyright Dominic Marco

Upside Down Heads - Digital Demonry

Some of my co-workers heads, upsidedown.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Lunchtime Disc Golf Photo Corruption - vol. III

When will it end? Last ones of John's that I couldn't pass up. Once again, Original on top.

Lunchtime Disc Golf Photo Corruption - vol. II

Russ getting in on the action.

Lunchtime Disc Golf Photo Corruption - vol. I

Ok, I brought up the suggestion to John and Russ to lean against the tree like they were in a cheesy senior portrait. I was barely able to contain myself when John posed because he was able to keep such a straight face (I almost could not take the picture because I was laughing so hard). Original photo is on top, rest to follow.
This is round I of III.

The Art of Franz Steiner

When I first saw this guy's work, I thought that all of the subjects in his pieces were modeled in Maya. I finally got motivated enough to look up his professional site and I found that the subjects are a mix of both humans and 3D models.
He works at Blutsbrüder Design... a design studio located both in Los Angeles and Germany, which him and father started. Very cool effects. There are many more examples of the blending of human forms and 3D models on the company's website. There are also many examples on Franz's CGPortfolio site.

Below is the original photoshoot image and the post 3d production work in the piece called "Bodyshopping 01". A lot of very impressive techniques being used here.

Marcos Aurelio (EstudioManga)

Great caricature artist. Here is his profile on CGPortfolio.

Image copright Marcos Aurelio

Painter 11 is out

Looks pretty darn cool, too.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Wreckage of My Past - The Story of Ozzy Osbourne

Coming in 2010


The Art of Josh Ellingson

This guy's work kind of reminds me of the art of Coop. Very cool.
View his site here.