Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Science-Art Scumble #7

"A painting technique in which semi-opaque or thin opaque colors are loosely brushed over an underpainted area so that patches of the color beneath show through." 
From The Artist's Handbook, by Ray Smith.  

A weekly digest to highlight some of the posts I found most interesting, most provocative, or otherwise caught my eye from the Science Artists Feed, and other sources. Sit back, have an espresso and enjoy.

This week, there are not only entries from deviantArt, but I've also added some photography and comics.

Note: the Scumble may stumble some time over the next couple of weeks - my wife and I are expecting our first child, and I may take a break so I can dress the newborn up like a reindeer.

Click here for earlier scumbles.

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The Mighty V-Rex, The Art of a Carbon-Based Lifeform.

Jungle Hunt, Scenes From A Multiverse.

Lunar Eclipse of the Blog, Biodiversity in Focus.  Morgan D. Jackson goes from photographing very small, up close insects to photographing something very big and far away! Stellar.

Stuff I like: Centrifuge Tubes, A Curious Bestiary.

Confetti Death, Street Anatomy.

Scientific Accuracy in Art, Scientific American Guest Blog, by yours truly. Comments on this post encouraged!

The Golden Ratio or Fibonacci Spiral, Darkstorm Creative: the works of Russell Dickerson.  An entertaining look at how Fibonacci sequences crop up in Dickerson's art.

Aquaephemera: slo-mo water sculpture, Bioephemera.

Galileo's Controversial Moon Drawings, Maggie Koerth-Baker, Boing Boing.

Swill is here!  Swill is here! , Renaissance Oaf.

Scientists tackle graphic design, O'Reilly Science Art.

Tree Books for Kids, ArtPlantae Today.

Uncle Beazley, Love in the Time of the Chasmosaurs.

Elephant Live-Blogging Event, Art Evolved.  Two of Art Evolved's admins live blog making artwork about prehistoric elephants. Craig Dylke renders in 3D (start here) and Peter Bond starts off with traditional drawing (start here).

Member News: Hall Train featured in local radio "Dinosaur Phone-In", SONSI.

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