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Olivia Knapp

Posted in anatomy, art with tags , on May 9, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Ive been meaning to post about Olivia Knapp for quite sometime. I saved her entire portfolio, because I love looking at these images so much.

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From the artist bio:
Olivia Knapp’s intricate hand drawn pen and ink style is influenced by European line engravings of decorative relief and scientific specimens from the 16th to 18th centuries.

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Her tight cross-hatching technique involves long slow and steady curved lines that articulate the surface contours of her subjects; creating supple and tangible imagery. These un-swelled lines incorporate a “line to dot” rendering method as well as an, extremely rare “dot and lozenge” rendering method. “Dot and lozenge” is a practice that was used by 16th century masters, in which a dot is placed in the center of a diamond shape made by a cross hatching pattern, helping to refine the transition between values.

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Most of Olivia’s content explores the relationship between desire, reason, and circumstance. Her current body of work uses the head and heart as contrasting characters in an on going story.

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Olivia Knapp

Brain Coasters

Posted in anatomy, products, science, wish list with tags , , , on April 28, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

These Brain Coasters have been making the rounds in many of the blogs I follow lately (and some kind readers sent me the link, too!).

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Each set of Brain Specimen Coasters comes with ten glass coasters. Each coaster has four rubber feet (to further protect the surfaces the coasters are protecting in the first place) and a slice of brain printed on it. If you stack your Brain Specimen Coasters in the proper order (which is easy to do, since the coasters are labeled) and look from the proper angle, you’ll see a full brain.

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These belong in my house.

Brain Coasters

Julie Sarlouette

Posted in anatomy, craft with tags , on April 19, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Are you ready to have your mind blown by embroidery? Then check out Julie Sarlouette’s creations.

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Yes, these are embroidery.
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You’ll find a number of anatomical themes, and her subjects are always intense and expressive. Her creative use of color is extraordinary.
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Julie Sarlouette

Caitlin McCormack

Posted in anatomy, craft, creatures, sea with tags , , , on April 11, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I love Caitlin McCormack’s crocheted creatures!

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Some appear to me made from vintage doilies. Such an unlikely craft material for this subject matter, and I think it works.

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The stray strings add to these pieces, as if they impart a kind of natural disarray or decomposition. Beautiful.
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Caitlin McCormack

Alexey Kashpersky

Posted in anatomy, art with tags , on April 2, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Alexey Kashpersky creates hyper-realistic 3D cadaver images using ZBrush, and the detail is extraordinary.

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Alexey has an impressive background. Earning a Master of Visual and Decorative and Applied Arts while in the Ukraine, he went on to create a large volume of 3D work for the television and print industries. Later on he settled down to specialize in scientific visualization.

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How incredible is the texture he achieves?
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Alexey Kashpersky
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Calling All Brainstormers! Join My Kickstarter Team!

Posted in anatomy, announcement, art with tags , , on March 26, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

From what I’ve seen, this blog has some incredibly creative, talented, bright, out-of-the-box readers…
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Soon, I am debuting a Kickstarter campaign very dear to my heart. No public spoilers quite yet, except for the fact that it’s a gorgeous photography book commemorating the triumph of the human spirit, via surrealist art and narrative.

JOIN MY BRAINSTORMING TEAM!

What does this mean? You’ll get the first look at everything, before it’s posted anywhere, including Kickstarter…and some nifty little perks as the project goes forward. And candy. Definitely candy.

Lengthy feedback is never required, so this is not a time commitment. You don’t even have to say anything at all unless you feel moved to comment.

Leave a comment or contact me to get our little focus group going!

Weird Valentines

Posted in anatomy, art, humor, valentine's day with tags , , , , on February 14, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I give you my heart…
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I’ve seen a lot of Nicholas Cage valentines, but never one with the expert coloring this one has. Those lips…hot pink…
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This isn’t a Valentine at all, but it’s fun.
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The perfect misanthrope cake.
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The only mustachioed volcano I’ve ever seen.
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Lest you think I forgot about the folks getting screwed over in a divorce at present:
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I could probably make a whole post about cards with some variation of this phrase:
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And if you’re in the mood for some vintage Valentines, check out:
Vintage Valentines: Monsters and Undead
Vintage Valentines: Ghosts, Witches and Skeletons
Vintage Valentine Roundup: Masochistic, Murderous and Meaty

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

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