Could not do much better than Maria from Brainpickings, RIP, Nelson Mandela: Madiba’s Moving Inauguration Speech and Timeless Wisdom from His Autobiography
I like artistic realism. I have plenty of images fav’d on my pinterest and deviantart pages and having done some art in my distant past, I can appreciate the effort and attention to detail that an artist has to master to ensure a photo-like artistic representation of his/her subject. I don’t mind what medium is used, so long as the image is done by hand within reason – i.e. photography as reference only (Duh!) and I am even willing to bend the rules when it comes to tracing an image because a lot of skill is still required to get it perfect… Most of the time the artwork is done in pencil, paints or using digital tools and while your initial response may be that “it has to be a photo”, you can usually find something to confirm that it is in fact, not. The one thing that you do not often see is someone using an iPad to create realism…. Finger painting has its place and I have seen amazing artwork done in the restricted world of a tablet and stubby paw but is this image of Morgan Freeman really “entirely” created on an iPad Retina?
As those of you who know me are aware, I am not usually one for this kind of thing and I am not into the whole fitness ripped body gymboi culture but holy crap watch as this guy moves himself around. I’m long since past my prime but if this does not motivate someone to get their core into gear then I don’t know what would.
Every so often you stumble on something that is worth more than a passing glance. Like the 21 Icons Project which hopes to inspire future South Africans. ”Through sharing the remarkable stories of people who have devoted their lives to struggle for the greater good of mankind, it is hoped that new generations can be inspired to follow in the proud footsteps of these iconic men and women.” Considering my last few posts I thought I’d better try to find something positive to say about the country of my birth or be branded a “Walt Kowalski” for all eternity.