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The Color of Things

6 Feb
Allure by black-dicefish

Allure by black-dicefish

A couple of years ago I discovered that I have Synesthesia – a neurological condition that causes different senses to be combined, rather than separate. A common trait of people with Synesthesia (synesthetes) is always perceiving letters, numbers, and words with certain colors attached to them. For example, ‘A’ will always be red to me, ‘B’ is brown, ‘C’ is yellow, ‘D’ is navy blue, etc. I also see colored shapes when I hear certain sounds, and perceive textures when I smell certain things. My sister also has Synesthesia and she is the reason I discovered my own. Up until that point, I thought seeing each letter as a color was normal. There are over 60 known kinds of Synesthesia and my sister has traits that I do not, such as tasting voices and perceiving numbers with personalities.

Synesthesia by ThePathOfDreams

Synesthesia by ThePathOfDreams

Most people with Synesthesia are creative and artistic by nature. And since this condition involves a lot of color, I thought I’d gather a collection of pieces with beautiful color palettes, and also include art by syesthetes as well. And even if you don’t have this condition, everyone loves color!

Rainbow

The following pieces are filled with many vibrant colors!

League of Legends - Zyra Fanart by  alexnegrea

League of Legends – Zyra Fanart by alexnegrea

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Go Bold

30 Jan

You can tell by my hair that I don’t like to be subtle in my appearance. This sometimes applies to the jewelry I wear as well. I like all kinds of jewelry, but occasionally, I want something that makes a statement. Fortunately, if you feel the same way, there are many artists out there that create such pieces. Prepare to be noticed!

Warrior Pagan Fae Woven  Wire Copper Necklace by WireMoon

Warrior Pagan Fae Woven Wire Copper Necklace by WireMoon

Raw Pyrite Four Finger Ring

Raw Pyrite Four Finger Ring

Super Space Tetris Man Nintendo Bib Necklace by MyCheekyCreations

Super Space Tetris Man Nintendo Bib Necklace by MyCheekyCreations

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Battle Party

9 Jan
Fantasy Cover - PulpComicsMgzn by XabzOnFire

Fantasy Cover – PulpComicsMgzn by XabzOnFire

When I was younger, I was never really into classic fantasy. I was strictly a sci-fi girl. But when I started dating my husband, I discovered fantasy could be really awesome. He played D&D, Magic: The Gathering, and played hosts of fantasy-themed video games. He also urged me to read some of the Dragonlance series, which convinced me there was room for both sci-fi and fantasy in my heart.

Though I’ve never played D&D, I’ve played enough other fantasy games to know what makes a good team. And when you’re going out to fight monsters, it’s best to have a party with you!

Penultimate Fantasy by kalessaradan

Penultimate Fantasy by kalessaradan

Final Fantasy Classic by AIBryce

Final Fantasy Classic by AIBryce

Fantasy Fellowship by WillDan

Fantasy Fellowship by WillDan

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Winter Is Coming

7 Nov

Game of Thrones, Winter is Coming – coffee mug cup cozy by KnitnutbyJL

The weather is still relatively mild here in Nevada, but winter is just around the corner. In anticipation of this, I’ve found a collection of comfy, warm, and most importantly – geeky – items to keep you cozy while you hibernate in the Basement.

Everyone needs a pair of slippers. But you can go geeky without wearing those fuzzy monsters that look like they’re eating your feet. The slippers below are super cute and you could probably even go to the store with them without looking like you just rolled out of bed.

Link Slippers by restlesswillow

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The Digital Age

8 Aug

I’m a lover of traditional art. I love to see the paint strokes on canvas, the curves in sculpture, and to know that I or another artist created that work with their own hands. But this is the age of technology and computers, and digital art is becoming much more prevalent now. I must admit that I know nothing about digital painting, and perhaps that’s why I used to have more of an affinity towards traditional methods. But after finding so many amazing works of art created digitally, I couldn’t help but have a respect for the medium. I’m quite sure it takes as much skill to work digitally as it does with a physical medium. I believe the medium doesn’t matter; it’s what the artist can create with it.

Below are some of my favorite geeky digital masterpieces. After viewing these, I hope you will have as much respect for the medium as I do.

Majin Buu by Jonas Skoog

This painting of Dragon Ball Z’s Majin Buu is downright creepy. Kid Buu was always one of the scarier villains, but seeing him in a realistic  portrayal is even worse, but in a really awesome way.

Royal Assassin by sakimichan

This sexy assassin painting is gorgeous! I love all the gold and black tones used.

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Oil Painting Techniques and Demonstration

11 Jul

Conjurer by LMessecar

I love painting, but up until recently, acrylics have been the only paint type I have used. I was recently given some oil paints. I’ve always loved the look of oils, but was hesitant to try them because I thought it would be too hard. The oils I was given are water-based, meaning I don’t need turpentine to clean them up, which made it easier for me give them a shot. I’m glad I did! I love painting with oils now. They are very different than acrylics, but there are techniques and traits associated with them that I like a lot and help me achieve a different look than I would with acrylics.

SNES Still Life by Alia Bierwag

I did this still life of an SNES controller and cartridge to practice painting a little more loosely, with more of an impressionist vibe.
I am by no means an expert in oil or painting in general, but learn along with me with some tips and a demo (and some gorgeous paintings) below.

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