Sushi by Flex McCool
The Creation of Watson by Carolyn
Carolyn made this horse she named Watson entirely out of cardboard and glue. It is strong enough to carry the weight of a grown human being and it took her roughly 4 weeks to complete. Check out Carolyn’s tumblr to stay up to date with her.
Carolyn’s blog: http://majesticagentdanger.tumblr.com
Tumblr VS deviantART- Flex McCool
Ok so here’s the question I have to ponder. I can’t help but notice that a heck of a lot of artists on deviantART also have tumblr blogs. So does this mean that tumblr can act as a good complimentary resource to deviantART and/or vice versa? Or is it some other reason that deviantART users are also frequently tumblr users? Something to think about….
The Creative Concept Art Of Konstantin Maystrenko
By Flex McCool
The concept art of Konstantin Maystrenko is both incredible and creative. It features elements from science fiction alongside fantasy and the designs are original and well executed. The sentient plant in a terrarium inspired exosuit (bottom middle) is one of many eye-catching designs he’s developed. You can see more of Konstantin's work on his blog.
Fantastically Designed Female Ninja Turtles
By Flex McCool
Thailand based deviant user propimol has created a series of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles original characters. What makes these characters interesting though is that they are a team of female turtles. They sport more feminine qualities such as braided headbands to mimic hair and different weapons (the nunchuck-jumprope switch is a clever idea). While they seem to be based on the original 4 turtles from the franchise, they’re still interesting and unique enough to exist as stand-alone characters. If you’re interested, you can check out propimol's deviantART page to see more of her amazing work.
A Series Of Paintings That Bring Dinosaurs To Life In Industrial Ruins
By Flex McCool
Concept artist, Simon Stålenhag has creates a series of paintings featuring dinosaurs roaming fields filled with industrial relics. The artwork creates an atmosphere that is relaxing to the eye and yet, at the same time, exiting to the mind. You can find more of Simon's brilliant work on his website.
By Flex McCool
Tim Hall has used his experience in the british army and his background as a mechanic to create incredible cutaway images of various aircraft for various clients. His work covers a variety of subjects such as helicopters, jet engines and airliners. He’s also tackled locomotive concepts and even nuclear power stations too. To see his portfolio(produced jointly with Michael Badrocke) check out his website at Flightline Arts. It contains only a fraction of the 200+ illustrations that he has completed but it is still impressive work.
Cracking The Artistic Code - Flex McCool
In one episode of Big Bang Theory, the character Sheldon tries to develop a scientific universal equation for comedy. Everybody thought it was impossible as comedy isn’t based on math but is rather something a bit more human. Ironically I wrote a post up a while ago about comedy as an art (click here to see it). So my brother and I later had a big debate about art being the result of a fixed mental algorithm or not. I argued that there’s a possible system we’re born with to figure out aesthetics but that system changes through our experiences and is likely altered over time. He argued there was some unchanging magic equation that exists in all of us that determines what defines good art.
His argument included:
- Art theory has to come from somewhere
- Human beings are too similar to not have common ground
- An equation that versatile is unlikely to exist
My argument included:
- Art theory is rather loose and not mathematical, it revolves around elements and rules that can very easily be broken (see outsider artists for a good example)
- People have very different tastes visually and are not as similar as some people like to think
- The human mind is adaptive not fixed so any equation it has must be versatile
In the end I stand by my perspective and he by his. However, this is a question that I think many people will take their own stance on. So who do you think is right in this debate or is there an alternative option that the two of us may not have considered? That is a question for you to decide.
Extraordinary Back To The Future Prints
Super-artist Andy Fairhurst has created and released a series of art prints celebrating the 1980s masterpiece Back To The Future and its sequels. The prints were exclusively launched via blurppy.com and are extraordinary. The set features 3 variations with the title being the license plate of a car in the foreground and the feet of the main character, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), trailing behind a skateboard/hoverboard. It’s impressive work. Check out Andy’s deviantART page for more of his great stuff.
Futuristic Vehicular Scenes Created Using Google Sketchup 3D
By Flex McCool
These vehicular scenes have been created using Google Sketchup 3D. Although slightly touched up in Photoshop, the intricate design of these amazing vehicles make them look like they are from straight out of an animated science fiction short. It’s hard to believe that common online software available within the public domain can produce such incredible results. Check out the artist who made these (Marrekie on deviantART) for more of this incredible 3D artwork.
Chocolates by Flex McCool
Chocolates Cover Photos by Flex McCool
Updates On The Echofour Studios Sub-blogs - Flex McCool
Some updates have been posted in the sub-blogs or “hubs” for Echofour Studios. Some of the posts address concerns about blog growth and content limitations. Some of them have good news. Anyway you can click on each link below to read into it more. The only thing to announce here that isn’t covered in the links is that there will be a greater focus on weekend posts as opposed to weekdays. This is subject to changer later on but right now expect this is the way things are. If you have any additional feedback please send a message in the ask box. It would be greatly appreciated.