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
Halloween Equals Candy Corn by AnimaSoucoyant, Matt Ferrell
Happy Halloween everyone! Since my art post this week landed on Halloween, I’ve rounded up the most quintessentially Halloween art and craft pieces I could find. I hope they get you in the mood to don a costume and party with the undead!
Undead Pumpkin by NgJas
Halloween Town Hat by CuteKick
When I was in college, I did a project for a woman who ran a free health facility. She had traveled the world on Green Peace projects and collected many types of textile art at the same time. She was in love with embroidery, batik, crochet, and pretty much every type of fabric art, and her collection decorated the walls of the large clinic. At the time, I thought that was a very strange thing to collect, but since then I’ve come to appreciate it as the art form it is. I now crochet and have hand-sewn many teddy bears as well.
If you love textile art, you’re in luck. The artists on Etsy and DeviantART have many amigurumi plushies, knit gamer hats, and pop culture samplers. I’ve rounded up the coolest ones I could find for your viewing enjoyment. :)
Needlefelting is a process where a barbed needle is poked over and over into a wad of wool roving until it is compressed into a solid shape. I found some super cute and geeky needlefelted dolls on Etsy.
This Marceline doll by HeartFeltByCat is awesome! She also offers other custom made Adventure Time dolls including Finn, Flame Princess, and even Tree Trunks!
OOAK Custom Made Needle Felted Plush, Marceline by HeartFeltbyCat
Needle felted sculpture- Ludo from Labyrinth by Fairyspit
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.