Gurung Honey Hunters by Andrew Newey
Photographer Andrew Newey documented the ancient tradition of honey hunting in central Nepal. Perched precariously on rope ladders, honey hunters risk their lives to gather the honey, using only long sticks known as tangos to knock the honeycomb off the Himalayan cliffside and into baskets, which are then lowered to the ground.
This terrifies me.
the project is bonkers because EVERY FRAME of animation (over 3000 total) is being “printed out” by a pair of super high-tech embroidering machines that the lads have somehow gotten their hands on.
it is being kickstarted here because of the astronomical costs involved. please have a look at the video (it shows some amazing examples of the finished “look”) and give them some money if you feel like it! Anything more than 25 bucks actually gets you a single embroidered frame of the animation!
I love ambitious experimental shenanigans like this and YOU SHOULD TOO. but yeah, enjoy the looping ‘splosion gif. keys drawn by Nicos!
For Giant Woman - This episode was the last one I was able to be a full bg painter on before taking over as art director - It meant a lot to me to be able to paint this gorgeous location. Sam Bosma designed the BG’s and Jasmin Lai helped me out with additional BG paint and also some amazing zip pans which are an art in and of themselves (you all should all go ask her to post them for you to see!!)
English artist Craig Davison creates series of paintings that beautifully illustrate the awesome power of childhood imagination and our limitless ability to play pretend as our favorite movie characters. He draws from a wide variety of movies, but the pieces seen here all revolve around Star Wars.
Kids play their hearts in the foreground while their shadows loom larger than life in the background as the fictional characters they’re pretending to be. Tree branches have become light sabers, cardboard tubes and a hair dryer work equally well as blasters, a garbage can and a colander are all you need to be R2-D2 and C3PO, and a pair of headphones serve as Princess Leia’s cinnamon bun hairdo.
Visit Craig Davison’s website to check out more of his delightful and nostalgic artwork. Then go grab a tree branch and meet us at the park for a light saber duel.
[via Nerd Approved]
Favourite animators: Yutaka Nakamura (中村豊)
CHEMICALS TURN DEAD FISH INTO TRANSPARENT WORKS OF ART
Wired Science || February 24, 2014
Dead fish can be surprisingly beautiful. Hiding beneath their scales is an elegant, skeletal architecture, a complex biological scaffold that with some skill, can become art.
Adam Summers, who studies vertebrate biomechanics at the University of Washington, takes photos of the insides of fish as part of his research.
But the process is a lot more involved than snapping a pic with a cellphone. Some taking days to produce, his pictures reveal the intricate bony or cartilaginous infrastructure inside marine creatures like rays, skates, and fish.
- Scalyhead sculpin, Artedius harringtoni
- Spiny Lumpsucker
- Whitespotted greenling, Hexagrammos stelleri
- Giant electric ray, Narcine entemedor
- Little skate, Leucoraja erinacea
- Bonnethead shark, Sphyrna tiburo