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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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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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Trick or Treat

31 Oct

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

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Textile Art

17 Oct

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

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

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Pencils and Pens

29 Aug

Video Game Engrish Pencil Set by oneupdesigns

My uncle recently commissioned me to draw a portrait of his daughter. I was hesitant, because although I used to draw all the time, I’ve been so busy in recent years with other art mediums that I haven’t drawn at all. Luckily, it seems drawing is one of those talents that doesn’t diminish with lack of use.

With the proliferation of digital art, as well as other classic art mediums such as a painting and sculpture, drawing seems to garner less notice. But it’s still there and amazing fine art can be created with just a pencil or pen. Below are some beautiful and geeky drawings, as well as some writing/drawing tools and accessories to add to your collection.

Chasing Rainbows by Justin Meyers

I love this drawing and I think the gray of the graphite fits well with the subject matter. The highlights on the keys and locks really pops out.

Vixen by Samuel Silva

This beautiful fox drawing was created, incredibly, with ordinary ball point pens. Samuel Silva has attracted a lot of attention recently with his photorealistic ink drawings. You can view the rest of his DeviantART gallery here. Continue reading

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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