Mashup art puts Kaiju into classical paintings

Illustrator and digital artist Oliver Wetter photoshopped Kaiju and other big beasts into classical landscape paintings, mimicking the artists' styles . He nails the lighting, brush strokes and mood, all hand drawn with a stylus—a skilled tribute to the original painters as well as the cult icons he added. » 7/16/14 10:41pm 7/16/14 10:41pm

Inside the Color Factory: My Chat With a Photo Colorizer

Dana Keller is a colorizer. He takes old black-and-white photos and applies his digital paintbrush, transforming them into a new work of art. Colorization of old photos isn't new, but it's becoming increasingly popular on forums like Reddit's r/ColorizedHistory, where people share their colorized creations. But how do… » 5/22/14 1:00pm 5/22/14 1:00pm

How a Team of Nerds and Artists Uncovered Warhol's Lost Digital Art

Retro-geeks and artists alike were abuzz last month with the news that the Andy Warhol Museum had recovered digital works of art created by Warhol himself some thirty years ago on a Commodore Amiga computer. A new documentary produced by the Carnegie Museum of Art traces the process of digital archeology that revealed… » 5/12/14 2:20pm 5/12/14 2:20pm

These Beautifully Realistic Flowers Are Actually Pure Code

Digital artist and interaction designer Daniel Brown continues to tweak and evolve his eye-popping series of computer-generated flowers, this time around commissioned by the Art Fund's RENEW program for exhibition at the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum in Dundee, Scotland. The efflorescing clusters of code are, in… » 11/14/13 3:40pm 11/14/13 3:40pm

This 97-Year-Old Makes Amazing Art Exclusively With Microsoft Paint

A great artist can make beauty out of any medium, no matter how limited. 97-year-old Hal Lasko embodies this concept. Instead of painting with dozens of expensive brushes or high-end software suites, Lasko uses a tool most of us have used and abandoned years ago—Microsoft Paint from Windows 95. » 7/23/13 1:09pm 7/23/13 1:09pm

Virtuo Digital Palette Takes The Problems Out of Painting

One of my greatest passions in life is oil painting. I love everything about it—even the smell of turpentine (especially the smell of turpentine). However, for the novice the whole process can be quite daunting. It's messy and mixing the paints correctly requires skill. That is why designer Yana Klimava developed… » 10/24/08 12:45pm 10/24/08 12:45pm

Digital Billboards Hacked in Southern California

A well known 18 year old graffiti artist that goes by the name "Skullphone" has expanded his repertoire of vandalism to include 10 digital billboards around L.A. Earlier this week, onlookers were treated to Skullphones's calling card in between the normal ads running on the display. Nice work dude, let's hope that the… » 3/25/08 6:53pm 3/25/08 6:53pm