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
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!
The following pieces are filled with many vibrant colors!
League of Legends – Zyra Fanart by alexnegrea
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
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.
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.