Trompe-l’oeil is an art technique involving extremely realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that depicted objects really exist, instead of being just two-dimensional paintings. The name is derived from French for “trick the eye”. This great technics of art has been used and master by the old masters artists such Masaccio, Andrea Pozzo, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Luca Giordano and Charles Willson Peale.
Here is one living contemporary artist, Julian Beever.. who has spent 10 years of his enjoyable art creating chalk drawings on pavement in Europe, USA and also Australia.. and most of his creations are optical illusions.
In reality, there is just pavement in front of him, and the street below together with the expectant crowd, plus the blazing building below him. While many of his pictures can take a whole day to create, by the next day they are often gone, vanished under the feet of passing pedestrians. It is a very evanescent art form, one that lives mostly through photographs taken at the time.
Stunningly amazing is’nt it?.. well this is what i call pure optical illusion art! not something like David Copperfield or David Blaine optical illusion.. yearghh!! go Beever!
Flickr is a photo sharing website and web services suite, and an online community platform and certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the globe. Recently, while login into my Flickr account, I’ve noticed there’s some new feature available on Flickr, not sure how long does this new feature already added since it’s been a while I haven’t log in to my Flickr account.
Now, with the new feature available you can track back all the comments you’ve made to other Flickr users. For me this is good when you have hundreds of Flickr friends added and commented on but not knowing what’s the followup comments after you made one.
Show off your favorite photos to the world.. get yourself a FREE Flickr account!
Today while checking on my protfolio site estimated value on dnscoop.com, I decided to check on Digg site just to take a look and I was shock that Digg.com is today worth
Wow! That was stunningly outrageous.
Since its first appearance 7 years ago, Digg.com today has a total of 99,100,000 number of pages links to it. Visitors from 10,000 to 100,000 a day, can you imagine with indexed pages for Digg.com on Google : 1,370,000… MSN Search : 10,800,000…Yahoo! : 12, 862, 815 and AlltheWeb : 13, 000,000.
Eventhough Digg.com page rank drop from 110 last few days to 114 today on Alexa Page Rank I think a number of huge traffic coming to Digg.com will never stops and there’s another site which is similar to Digg.com just freshly launch last year thoof.com would’nt get any further compare to Digg.com. Salute to Kevin Rose and all of the members at Digg.com
How much is your site worth? Find out yourself!!
A new hotel in town situated at the Tanjung Aru township, Sabah Malaysia. The unique of the hotel would be the exhilirating atrium, you would never believe when you see the hotel building from the outside you’ll never expect the hotel is going to be this unique only until you enter the building. Find out yourself at their official website Megah D’Aru or if that’s not enough then checkout the article I wrote on my blog here!
Hotel Promo Poster
Client : Megah D’Aru Hotel
Size : A1
How well of you with Adobe Illustrator? How long have you been using it as your graphic software?
Well.. have you ever heard about this Japanese guy named ‘Yukio Miyamoto’ ?? His skils on creating objects using a combination of Blends, Gradient and the Gradient Mesh tool is stunningly damn amazing. Yukio Miyamoto has been using and abusing Adobe Illustrator for almost 20 years since the beginning of time.. well, since the late ’80s.
Above if just a few of his finest works on Illustrator and those are not real thing also not even a photo, its a damn fine illustration.. see more of his portfolios
Guess what! this guy use Mac… Salute to all Japanese!! Hait!!
How to Create Logo with Vector Graphic
Normally when you talk about creating a logo, I will start the idea with pencil + paper and then later only come the interesting part, Vector Graphic. I prefer to use Adobe Illustrator to create a simple but cool + nice logo. Here I’ll share with you a simple step by step tutorial on how I come up with Eshark Design logo using the powerfull vector graphic sofware.. Adobe Illustrator.
At first you need to draw/sketch your logo on paper, then roughly you’ll know how’s your logo looks like. If you dont know how to draw or not even have any talent to draw a simple sketch then you dont deserve to read this!
STEP 1 : Once you have finish sketch your idea on paper then roughly you will know what to do next in Illustrator, and this is what I’m about to share with you guys. Start with opening a new document and choose the correct color mode CMYK or RGB. In this case I choose RGB, document size would be A4 and units is set to Centimeters.
STEP 2 : Create one round shape using the ‘Ellipse Tool’ (Mac:Apple+L / PC:ctrl+L) on the tools bar and hold shift key until you have one perfect round shape like this.
STEP 3 : Fill the Fill area with any color you prefer by selecting from the Swatches or Color, in this case I choose dark blue for the fill color.
STEP 4 : Create another round shape simply by copy ( Mac:Apple+c / PC:ctrl+c ) and place in front of the previous round shape ( Mac:Apple+f / PC:ctrl+f ) or go to ( Edit>Copy>Place In Front ). Reduce the size about 30 percent using ‘Scale Tool’ ( Apple+s / PC:ctrl+s ). Then put the smaller round shape at the lower part of the big round shape and fill it with Light Blue color.
STEP 5 : At this point you have two round shape, select both shape using ‘Selection Tool’ then go to ( Object>Blend>Make ) or press ( Mac:apple+alt+b / PC:ctrl+alt+b ), now see the magic of Illustrator.. Waalah!!
STEP 6 : Now you have one round shape with nice gradient fill color, next step is to create another round shape by selecting the big round shape using ‘Direct Selection Tool’ then copy ( Mac:Apple+C /PC:ctrl+C ) then place in front ( Apple+F / PC:ctrl+F ) or go to ( Edit>Copy>Place In Front ). Then reduce the size about 90 percent using ‘Scale Tool’
STEP 7 : Again create another round shape (follow Step 6). Select only the 2nd round shape then resize it by holding alt/option key to be like this. Now, select both round shape and go to Pathfinder toolbar ( Window>Pathfinder ) and press ‘Subtract’ while holding alt/Option key and see the effect. At this point you have two new shape like this.
STEP 8 : Ungroup both shape ( Edit>Ungroup) or ( Mac:Apple+shift+G / PC:ctrl+shift+G ). Then select the upper shape using ‘Selection Tool’, fill the ‘Fill’ area with gradient colors ( Dark Blue, Blue & Light Blue ) go to ( Window>Gradient ) and the angle is set to 90. After that set the Transparency mode ( Window>Transparency ) from Normal to Screen mode.
STEP 9 : Now select the lower part, fill the ‘Fill’ area with the same gradient colors ( Dark Blue, Blue & Light Blue ) but this time the angle is set to -90. Then the Transparency mode is set to Lighten mode and the Opacity is reduce to about 15 percent.
STEP 10 : Waalah!! Now you see one nice round shape something like a web button. Next step is to create an Outline outside this round shape ( follow step 2 ) and fill only ‘Outline’ area with Dark Blue and make the stroke slightly thicker by setting the weight to 3 pt.
STEP 11 : Now, at this point you need to choose any letter/text to put in the middle of the round shape with lighter colour, type a word using ‘Type tool’. In this case I choose the letter ‘E’ from the word ‘ESHARK’ using my preferred font type and I choose White colour, then place it in the middle of the round shape.
STEP 12 : But first you have to convert the text into an outline ( Type>Create Outlines ) or press ( Mac:Apple+Shift+O / PC:ctrl+shift+O ), then select the text to ungroup ( Object>Ungroup ) or press ( Mac:Apple + Shit + G ), and drag only the letter ‘E’ towards the centre of the round shape and set the Transparency to Screen mode. In this case I enlarge the size of the letter ‘E’ and rotate it slightly to the right just to make it a little more nice. There you go!
Master this simple basic vector graphic, then you’ll crazy to make any logo using Adobe Illustrator.. just like me.
Enjoy + Play alot with it! Log back in next Friday for another tutorial.
If you sleep very light because of your paranoia of home invasion, monsters under the bed/in the closet or even your spouse’s craziness while he/she is dreaming, the ‘Safe Bedside Table’ might make you feel safer and give you the rest you deserve.
It is reported that 50% of people in London are worried about security and sleep with some form of self-defence to hand, for use against intruders.
The ‘Safe Beside Table’ has a removable leg that acts as a club and top doubles as a shield for self-defence. This is for people who are willing to take on an intruder, providing an extra sense of security whilst in bed. © James McAdam 2002
What do you think? Well…we’re not in a viking age anymore, its the millennium era.. people use guns!! Anyway nice design concept though!
Scott Wade uses the dirty back window of a Mini Cooper as a canvas to create awesome artwork. Features a few famous recreations and all pieces are done the same way sad men write WOW on their vehicles… albeit with better tools and astounding skill.
This image featuring Leonardo’s “Mona Lisa” with Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” is shown at its peak. These images drawn in the dust are obviously quite impermanent.