As part of an advertising campaign for the Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow, Saatchi & Saatchi Russia put together a creative team to assemble the deep, labyrinthine roots of some iconic buildings; the shoulders of giants that all current architecture stands atop of. You can see many more WIP shots over at Design You Trust
Tron: Legacy Posing by Juan Carlos Cuadra
A cool part about living in the Grid is basically anything you, from bending at the knees while picking up a box to abdominal crunches, looks fuggin sweet. Juan worked with several creative techs at Disney to create this concept art to help model various Tron: Legacy characters in bendable poses, but festoon me with a bunch of bright, neon tubes of light and I’ll do all sorts of awesome looking tucks, rolls, and really badly coordinated Crane stances to match.
Bill Clinton the Lady Killer by Jason Heuser
Bill Clinton returns for a third term of pleasing his lady constituents and creating a surplus of kickass. Limited edition prints are available in multiple sizes over at the etsy. Jason says: “Bill Clinton is a red blooded American. He likes guns, burgers, and women. When those are threatened by any foe foreign or domestic he will take up arms to defend them. Is your wall man enough for this art?”
Related Rampage: Super Mario Shroom Concepts
submitted by Mathijs Sterrenburg
3D designer SLiD3 used his inspiration from artist Mike Mitchell‘s excellent Walter White and Jesse Pinkman character illustrations and gave both a killer 3D enhancement. You can now download various sized green and special blue meth wallpapers from SLiD3 on Tumblr or CGHUB.
Related Rampage: Andy Helms’ Chell (Portal)
The artistic brothers Magnus and Viktor Nyström teamed up to create a badass / realistic version of Mario in their piece titled Hero. It was largely inspired and a tribute to work by the talented Dave Rapoza.
Related Rampage: Super Plumber Mario - 3D
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Japanese software technology turns 2D drawing into interactive 3D content for use with touchscreen devices - via DigInfo (video embedded below):
Live2D, developed by Cybernoids, is the world’s first drawing technology to enable 3D rendering of 2D images. This technology supports a variety of portable consoles and smartphones, and Live2D is already being utilized for games that take advantage of the unique characteristics of hand drawn artwork.
“In 3D, the unique attractions of 2D art like Osamu Tezuka’s can’t be rendered properly. But with Live2D, we’ve worked to enable smooth 3D motion using entirely the original 2D drawings. So, this system makes the graphics appear exactly as the creator intended.”
“When the face turns sideways, you can show perfectly how the eyelashes and eyes move. You can also use the tools to work more easily and efficiently. This can be done in all kinds of ways, with all kinds of emphasis, depending on what the creator wants to do. This technology is an extension of drawing, so it works best if the creator has a good artistic sense.”
More at DigInfo here