Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Aaron Koblin - Artist|Designer|Researcher

Aaron Koblin

Aaron Koblin is an Artist|Designer|Researcher focused on creating and visualizing human systems. Currently working out of San Francisco, California, Aaron creates software and architectures to transform social and infrastructural data into artwork. Koblin's work has been shown internationally and is part of the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

Aaron Koblin played a significant role in the creation of this summer's widely viewed interactive Radiohead music video "House of Cards." Koblin was the Director of Technology on the project. You can interact with the video and even see the technology behind the work.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Student Ideas - Allen Sutton

My name is Allen Sutton, I enjoy doodling in my free time. I'm attending fullsail as a means to somehow make a living out of doodling. I draw quite a bit of inspiration from old cartoons, Looney Tunes etc. Underground comic art has also been a source of inspiration as well as the greats throughout history such as Van Gogh, Miro, Dali, Kandinsky among many others.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Package Design - The Criterion Collection

One company that really highlights good design is Criterion. Their huge collection of international films is typically packaged in boxes that are visually compelling and quite unique.

Here are some great picks for Criterion's 10 best designs. Also, take a look at the Criterion website for more gems like these. Yum. Anyone who appreciates good design will find plenty to enjoy on both sites. Posted by David Bellm on September 3, 2008

The Criterion Collection, a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films, is dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements. Criterion began with a mission to pull the treasures of world cinema out of the film vaults and put them in the hands of collectors. All of the films published under the Criterion banner represent cinema at its finest.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Hello Digital / 08

Hello Digital - Being held at Millennium Point, England, between Oct 23rd-26th, Hello Digital is completely free to attend and will be an extravaganza of robotics, illuminations, animations, digital film, music and games. Exclusive showcases, talks, seminars and the Hello World Conference will also feature top names from the global digital community.

Out of the Blue — $500,000 — No Strings

They include a neurobiologist, a saxophonist, a critical care physician, an urban farmer, an optical physicist, a sculptor, a geriatrician, a historian of medicine, and an inventor of musical instruments. All were selected for their creativity, originality, and potential to make important contributions in the future. Each received a phone call from the MacArthur Foundation with news of $500,000 in no-strings-attached support over the next five years.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Welcome to DaniDraws.com!

This site is mainly a blog where various articles and tutorials dealing with art and illustration are posted regularly.

Tutorials - My main goal for this site is to help other artists. Most of these tutorials deal with Photoshop, but I also deal with other topics in both digital and traditional illustration.

Videos - I occasionally record my painting process and post the videos here. See my paintings being done from start to finish. Most of these will also have a “Video Notes” post to go along with them to help explain what I am doing.

Articles - I will also post various tips and tricks that don’t necessarily deal with painting, but are still important to every illustrator.

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Free rice began on October 7, 2007 and since then has donated 42,090,276,230 grains of rice. Test your skills by being quizzed in categories of art, chemistry, English, language learning, geography and math. For every correct answer you get, they will donate 20 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.

FreeRice is a sister site of Poverty.com. Our partners are the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and the United Nations World Food Program.

FreeRice has two goals:

  1. Provide education to everyone for free.
  2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

This is made possible by the generosity of the sponsors who advertise on this site.

Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your education can improve your life. It is a great investment in yourself.

Perhaps even greater is the investment your donated rice makes in hungry human beings, enabling them to function and be productive. Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide. Thank you.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

installation 'T.Light'

20 years after they first rehabilitated the Morgan's Hotel in New York, Andrée Putman agency has been commissioned once again. In addition to refurbishing the hotel, an art application is now envisaged in the lobby. The agency has chosen Trafik to conceive this art application.
The proposal : A dazzling ceiling composed of 4,000 lights allowing the guests to set designs and change the mood of the lobby.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Illustration - BordersMedia

Watch Stephen King's "N." on BodersMedia. Check back each weekday for a new episode of this graphic adaptation of a short story from King's forthcoming collection Just After Sunset.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

“The 39 Clues” - Book and web-based game

Author of Book Series Sends Kids on a Web Treasure Hunt
Scholastic is releasing “The 39 Clues,” a new series by Rick Riordan that is tied to a Web-based game and collectors’ cards.

“The 39 Clues” is planned as a 10-book mystery series for 8-to-12 year olds, with a different historical figure making a central appearance in each one. Scholastic is publishing it on an aggressive timetable, with plans to release one book every two to three months. In addition to writing the first book, Mr. Riordan has outlined the next nine novels, which will be written by other authors.

The story, devised in part by Scholastic’s editors, follows the exploits of Amy and Dan Cahill, two orphans, 14 and 11, who are competing against other branches of the sprawling Cahill family (a clan that has had “a greater impact on human civilization than any other family in history”) to discover the first of 39 clues. Those clues are the keys to a secret that, when revealed, will lead to ultimate power.

Scholastic has deployed its considerable marketing fire power behind the new series, which is tied to a Web-based game (www.the39clues.com) and collectors’ cards. The publisher, which thrived on the enormous success of the Harry Potter novels, is now facing the reality that many children are now as engrossed in the Internet and video games as they are in books. Read more...