Dentsu - Blow your mind kinda stuff

dentsu: paint sound sculptures 

Dentsu, the world’s largest single-brand agency for almost 40 years, provides a comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services based on our unique “Integrated Communication Design” approach. While continuing to pursue innovation in the digital arena, we are active in the marketing of sports and entertainment content on a global scale.

The creative studio dentsu, teamed up with photographer linden gledhill to create this series
of paint sculptures using sound vibrations. the series was part of a campaign for canon’s 
pixma ink printer brand. the photographs and videos begin by wrappinga membrane around 
a small speaker. ink drops were placed on this membrane and the speaker was turned on.
once it began to vibrate the ink begins to jump up and down. high-speed video cameras 
and still cameras were used to capture this including circling around the sculptures to see 
them from all angles. experimenting with different sounds and frequencies created the various 

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Paint “Mark the Cute Orange” in Photoshop

Final Resualt
Learn how to paint a detailed 2D illustration in Photoshop. This tutorial will show you techniques such as how to create a concept sketch, paint a background, refinement of the painting, etc.

Step 1

Now maybe it may sound funny at first but I only used a few standard brushes, the hard edge not for any particular reason nor do I not use other brushes. The only adjustments I make to these settings are to the opacity and flow and in my own case I change the, flow, opacity and size jitters respectively to 'pen pressure'. Because I'm using a Wacom tablet.

Step 2

Ok. Here we go. The very first step is to create a base sketches for the main idea. I started with some quick sketches about the character. First I drew some sketches in Photoshop using a small, pressure-sensitive paintbrush.I'm sure the one who know not drawings can manage draw some little quick sketches like this. I start out with thumbnail sketches to get inspirations. I did make quick pencil gesture drawings to explore diverse attitudes and proportions. What is the story all about? Figure out the story first before you do the sketching. It could save you a lot time. Once you figure out what story is and you know about colors then let's start the main sketches and painting process. However, my tutorial will not teach you how to draw cartoon characters. About the sketch, it doesn't necessarily have to be clean. Let's not to try to make it super detailed because the lines will be covered up.
Step 3
I use Adobe Photoshop CS3 and a Wacom tablet for all my digital. This is important. Create a story about each character. Hmmmm now let's think about this character. My orange character has a name of course and his name is Mark J He is a sweet orange toon character and he is looking to this orange water glass in wonder. Trying to get figure out what happened to his friend :D Get the idea about this sketch work? See this is what I am trying to explain to you when I draw him. So here we go. it is always very important to have a background story on all your characters.

Step 4
Finding sources of inspiration for your drawings isn't hard, you might have a favorite childhood character, an over stimulated imagination. Let's start with opening a new document of around 800 pixels by 532 pixels with a resolution of 72px/inch. Now on the first Photoshop file, select your sketch layer and drag the layer to this new file (800x532). Your layer should look like this now and you name it as " Mark sketch" and save your work with the name of "Coloring orange" Ah by the way, resolution must be 72 for now. Later you need to make it bigger to add painting details. But not now. When you drew this picture you don't need to have a very strong hardware.

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What is Graphic Design ?

Graphic design is a creative process - most often involving a client and a designer and usually completed in conjunction with producers of form undertaken in order to convey a specific message to a targeted audience. The term "graphic design" can also refer to a number of artistic and professional disciplines that focus on visual communication and presentation. The field as a whole is also often referred to as Visual Communication or Communication Design. Various methods are used to create and combine words, symbols, and images to create a visual representation of ideas and messages. A graphic designer may use a combination of typography, visual arts and page layout techniques to produce the final result. Graphic design often refers to both the process (designing) by which the communication is created and the products (designs) which are generated.
Common uses of graphic design include identity (logos and branding), publications (magazines, newspapers, and books), advertisements and product packaging. For example, a product package might include a logo or other artwork, organized text and pure design elements such as shapes and color which unify the piece. Composition is one of the most important features of graphic design, especially when using pre-existing materials or diverse elements.

A graphic design project may involve the stylhzation and presentation of existing text and either preexisting imagery or images developed by the graphic designer. For example, a newspaper story begins with the journalists and photojournalists and then becomes the graphic designer's job to organize the page into a reasonable layout and determine if any other graphic elements should be required. In a magazine article or advertisement, often the graphic designer or art director will commission photographers or illustrators to create original pieces just to be incorporated into the design layout. Or the designer may utilize stock imagery or photography. Contemporary design practice has been extended to the modern computer, for example in the use of WYSIWYG user interfaces, often referred to as interactive design, or multimedia design.

Visual arts
Before any graphic elements may be applied to a design, the graphic elements must be originated by means of visual art skills. These graphics are often (but not always) developed by a graphic designer. Visual arts include works which are primarily visual in nature using anything from traditional media, to photography or computer generated art. Graphic design principles may be applied to each graphic art element individually as well as to the final composition.

Typography is the art, craft and techniques of type design, modifying type glyphs, and arranging type. Type glyphs (characters) are created and modified using a variety of illustration techniques. The arrangement of type is the selection of typefaces, point size, tracking (the space between all characters used), kerning (the space between two specific characters), and leading (line spacing).
Typography is performed by typesetters, compositors, typographers, graphic artists, art directors, and clerical workers. Until the Digital Age, typography was a specialized occupation. Digitization opened up typography to new generations of visual designers and lay users.

Page layout
The page layout aspect of graphic design deals with the arrangement of elements (content) on a page, such as image placement, and text layout and style. Beginning from early illuminated pages in hand-copied books of the Middle Ages and proceeding down to intricate modern magazine and catalogue layouts, structured page design has long been a consideration in printed material. With print media, elements usually consist of type (text), images (pictures), and occasionally place-holder graphics for elements that are not printed with ink such as die/laser cutting, foil stamping or blind embossing.

Interface design
Since the advent of the World Wide Web and computer software development, many graphic designers have become involved in interface design. This has included web design and software design, when end user interactivity is a design consideration of the layout or interface. Combining visual communication skills with the interactive communication skills of user interaction and online branding, graphic designers often work with software developers and web developers to create both the look and feel of a web site or software application and enhance the interactive experience of the user or web site visitor. An important aspect of interface design is icon design.

User experience design
Considers how a user interacts with and responds to an interface, service or product and adjusts it accordingly.

Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing on paper and other materials or surfaces. Except in the case of monotyping, the process is capable of producing multiples of the same piece, which is called a print. Each piece is not a copy but an original since it is not a reproduction of another work of art and is technically known as an impression. Painting or drawing, on the other hand, create a unique original piece of artwork. Prints are created from a single original surface, known technically as a matrix. Common types of matrices include: plates of metal, usually copper or zinc for engraving or etching; stone, used for lithography; blocks of wood for woodcuts, linoleum for linocuts and fabric plates for screen-printing. But there are many other kinds, discussed below. Works printed from a single plate create an edition, in modern times usually each signed and numbered to form a limited edition. Prints may also be published in book form, as artist's books. A single print could be the product of one or multiple techniques.   --Enjoy Designing...

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A Photo-Essay of Our New York Trip

 I took loads of pictures throughout our recent, week-long New York vacation (over 300) and what follows are just a few with commentary. Enjoy and please let me know what you think of them, of New York and whether you have been yourself. I haven't edited any of these yet, but will bring some back edited/enhanced in the future.

We did the compulsory boat trip to the Statue of Liberty and Elis Island,  though it was too cold and windy to go upstairs so the pictures were all taken through the grubby windows of the boat. They aren't too bad considering. 

 Ellis Island

Central Park was lovely, although cold and windy.
I can imagine it looking beautiful in the
Spring or Autumn and very vibrant in Summer.

 I always do a point shot or two in any set of pictures. I don't know why? I did it once and it became a prerequisite thereafter. Here I'm in the Carlyle Cafe pointing at a hand painted china cup which contains the only decent coffee I had the whole trip. It wasn't cheap at $20 a pot but it was so yummy and the warm atmosphere was extremely welcome as it was literally freezing outside. Brrr!

Here I'm pointing at a huge burger. On our first night we popped into Planet Hollywood as it was on our doorstep, practically. The fries were cold but burger was nice enough. However, the place itself was busy, irritatingly loud (dance music?) and unclean. The money that place makes, yet they can't afford to keep the walls painted or the carpets clean? Needless to say, we didn't return.

My hubs is the figure in the background. He was waiting for me to take pictures  again - he is getting used to this part of any holiday now. :) I absolutely have to mention that this place - The Carlyle Cafe - is where Woody Allen plays jazz weekly right now. 
I don't know if it's a permanent thing or not. I adore him and would have loved to have seen him but we flew back (well, spent 24hrs int eh airport hoping to fly back only to get refused  - then having to fly the following day: standby sometimes sucks!) so I missed him. :( I recommend the place however. Its gorgeous and classy, although also expensive. 

Times Square: Our hotel - The Paramount - was on Broadway, just off Times Square  which was a great location. The hotel itself was expensive for what it was. Our hotel room was the smallest I've ever seen. 

I dragged my poor hubs to the flea markets - I like this picture - check out the sleeping market trader in the corner :)  Hubs bought me a crystal necklace to match the earrings he'd bought me for Christmas. There were designer handbags which looked brand new 
and the usual fur/denim/knitwear stalls. Then bric-a-brac and word carved items form all over the world. Fabulous. My hubs calls it junk, I call it treasure :)
Yes I know I look a tad ridiculous in this hat, but the wide rim kept the rain and snow off me and the attached under chin tie kept my ears warm and it on my head. Hubs laughed his head off when he saw me leave the shop in it, until I gave him the 'look' and he desisted. :P

On our honeymoon we went to Koi in Los Angeles for some superb sushi. We've longed to go to another Koi since then so hubs booked us into the Nw York Koi as soon as he found out they had one, months before we got there. I have to say we were really 
disappointed. The food wasn't anywhere near as fantastic as the previous Koi experience we'd longed to repeat, so we were a bit gutted. 
Above is one of the many exhibits hanging from the Guggenheim Museums ceiling in the lobby.
The Guggenheim Museum outside - the famous architecture

Another hanging exhibit
And another - this look so real t freaked me out. 
It actually looked lie a dead dog, which it probably is!

Grand Central Station

This is a beautifully designed and maintained building and absolutely the most aesthetically pleasing station I'll ever see. The pictures below need some light so I'll do that when I get a moment.

Overall, our New York experience was not as good as it could have been. The weather wasn't conducive with happy faces or lingering romantic walks. But it wasn't totally off-putting. The architecture was outstanding in places and we adored Central Park, the Carlyle Cafe and Grand Central Station. The boat trip would be much better in the sun, but it was still lovely. 

We did way too much in the week we were there. Now we've done the tourist sight-seeing things, next time we go it won't be as hectic. We will research where to eat instead of popping into places off-spec. And we will do the same with hotels! It's the same as anywhere; you need to know where to go and what do before you go there. It's too late once you're there. In our defence we did take the iPad to do a little surfing on just that while there, but hubs forgot the charger. And anyway, we really wouldn't have had the energy or time to fit in anything else. Next time :)

Have you been to New York? What was your experience like? Would you go back?

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