Lockheed’s futuristic F35 pilot helmet 

With HMDS (Helmet-Mounted Display System), which combines infrared, night-vision, augmented and virtual reality to let pilots see more than ever before — including right down through the plane itself.” 

Awesuuuum!


Info on most recent upgrade here: http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/25/lockheed-is-finally-getting-the-f-35s-amazing-new-helmet/

Open-ended musing on design and gender bias

Why are there fewer female than male concept artists? Does society influence creativity for little boys as shaped towards “hard” structural design VS creativity for little girls as shaped more towards aesthetics and drama (i.e., things deemed “soft” and “feminine”)?

Personally, I don’t see objects of design as “boyish things” or “girly things”. I see pure design, in form, structure and function, whether I am looking at a motorcycle, an AFV, a ball gown, a handbag or a house. A well-styled haircut for me is as much a structural challenge as it is an aesthetic one. 

In fact I think if you break down these superficial barriers for yourself and learn to appreciate the purity/essence of a design and its context, you’ll find that you can become a more well-rounded creative person. I know the best designers aren’t so insecure about exploring other territory just because other people might label them a “tomboy”, a “pansy”, or “gay” (And what’s wrong with that, anyway?) Or for a lot of girls, just because very few of them are in the playing field. 

Lego and Friends

We (meaning me and my imaginary friends) just finished building Lego Technic’s Excavator! I love this thing. The joints really work and it simulates piston-hydraulic motion with simple gear mechanisms! Lego breaks are always fun and relaxing :)

 

ngud:

Harajuku girls of Porter Robinson's Lionhearted

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marcanimation:

J.C Leyendecker preliminary studies

I think Leyendecker is a great example of the disciplined artist.  

Elephant Armor WIP
Outfitting my elephant because WHY NOT? Lol. Just practicing.

Elephant Armor WIP

Outfitting my elephant because WHY NOT? Lol. Just practicing.

Models from Frozen by Shaun Absher

Tired of the character fan art? Here, have a beautiful landscape from Frozen. These are official environment models :)

themonsterblogofmonsters:

The pet of young Miss Bulstrode. While its species was never truly ascertained it is believed to be some hybrid of nogtail and crup
(Image Source. Image is “The Favourite” by Omar Rayyan who has kindly permitted the images use here.)

Oh lawd.

themonsterblogofmonsters:

The pet of young Miss Bulstrode. While its species was never truly ascertained it is believed to be some hybrid of nogtail and crup

(Image Source. Image is “The Favourite” by Omar Rayyan who has kindly permitted the images use here.)

Oh lawd.

For The Ocean. Act I.

Hanna loves to explore the rocky coastlines and caves of her hometown, looking for slugs, shellfish, and barnacles."It’s research!" she protests, no matter how many times her parents tell her to stop getting her sweaters and leggings muddy. She is relentless about becoming a marine biologist.

One day she meets Ymre, a water elemental.

…Or a selkie, or a rusalka, or a mermaid depending on where you’re from. Well, it’s folklore so I allowed myself some creative fact-blurring. 

Anyway, these paintings are still within Act 1. So don’t worry. They’ll live and probably see each other again if I’m not busy with studies and other work. I just needed an outlet for all my feelings about the ocean and the earth, as well as our connectedness/disconnectedness with nature.

shiyoonkim:

a page from Rex Brandt’s book.. Something that I see in Milt Kahl’s work, from a simple mouth shape to how shapes animate from one to another.. which I’m sure is in other amazing art as well!

shiyoonkim:

a page from Rex Brandt’s book.. Something that I see in Milt Kahl’s work, from a simple mouth shape to how shapes animate from one to another.. which I’m sure is in other amazing art as well!

witchesandslippersandhoods:

Uniformity photographed by Kenshu Shintsubo, Purple Fashion S/S 2005

BADASS

witchesandslippersandhoods:

Uniformity photographed by Kenshu Shintsubo, Purple Fashion S/S 2005

BADASS

Westies

Despite its short stature, the West Highland White Terrier is not a toy dog. It is an inquisitive, active and strong-willed dog that was originally bred to hunt rodents.

Just leaving this here so that y’all are aware —cos some people aren’t—THAT THIS CUTENESS EXISTS!!!1!!! Lol :p

Photos from Flickr. More and with proper credits over at Flickr “Westie” tag —LINK

Zbrush Studies

3D sketches. I enrolled in the ZbrushWorkshops.com Cert course to acquire complete Zbrush training with Pixologic’s Ryan Kingslien. Hope my brain can handle the subsequent weeks! 

Istanbul or Manila
This is just a visualisation of a dream I had of a city that looked like a cross between Istanbul and Binondo/Old Manila. And there was a black dragon mascot/puppet walking around the area. It was quite a nice, traveller sort of dream.
Anyway, I’m out of gas with this one. I tried to push spending as much time as I could on it, but I still need to do other parts of the city.

Istanbul or Manila

This is just a visualisation of a dream I had of a city that looked like a cross between Istanbul and Binondo/Old Manila. And there was a black dragon mascot/puppet walking around the area. It was quite a nice, traveller sort of dream.

Anyway, I’m out of gas with this one. I tried to push spending as much time as I could on it, but I still need to do other parts of the city.

jcleyendecker:

bluecatsredsox:

Top:  Norman Rockwell, Boy Graduate, oil on canvas, 74.5 x 36”, 1959.

Bottom:  JC Leyendecker, June Graduate, oil on canvas, 24.5 x 20”, 1920.

Love how clearly the very different attitudes of the two artists come through when you have almost exactly the same subject (and even model!) depicted.

I could not, off the top of my head and with a very cursory internet search, find an exact analogue for the textless crest in the Leyendecker.  It seems awfully familiar though, doesn’t it?  I wonder if it’s something obvious that I’m missing, or if he just made it up.

Love the contrasting styles here.