Category Archives: Illustration

Eye-popping portraits emerge as paint cascades down the human face

Man, these are stunning—and they’re all done in camera:

First coated in black, the anonymous subjects in Tim Tadder’s portraits are cloaked with hypnotic swirls and thick drips of bright paint. To create the mesmerizing images, the Encinitas, California-based photographer and artist pours a mix of colors over his sitters and snaps a precisely-timed shot to capture each drop as it runs down their necks or splashes from their chins.

You can find more of the artist’s work on Behance and Instagram.

Put the “AR” in “art” via Google Arts & Culture

I’m excited to see the tech my team has built into YouTube, Duo, and other apps land in Arts & Culture, powering five new fun experiences:

Snap a video or image of yourself to become Van Gogh or Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits, or the famous Girl with a Pearl Earring. You can also step deep into history with a traditional Samurai helmet or a remarkable Ancient Egyptian necklace.

To get started, open the free Google Arts & Culture app for Android or iOS and tap the rainbow camera icon at the bottom of the homepage.

VFX: Kaleidoscopic highways

Hey, remember highways?
Remember places?

They still exist, quarantine notwithstanding, and Worldgrapher + Visual Suspect have made some trippy, beautiful footage showing some:

Made by simply cropping and duplicating real footage, the dizzying video twists and turns through complex interchanges that are repeated in patterns and emblazoned with headlights and the city’s glow. Many of the shots descend into the center of the transportation systems, glimpsing the moving cars and traffic lights.

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