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Science-Art Scumble #24


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A double dose of science-art imagery in this week’s Scumble.  Both a little creepy.  It feels like fall here in Toronto which puts me in a mind of unusual and macabre imagery:

Haven © Russell Dickerson

Haven, an acrylic painting by horror and fantasy illustrator Russell Dickerson.
Darkstorm Creative Blog - Find Russell’s work and excellent commentary on his blog.
Russell Dickerson’s Gallery & Art for Sale.
@rdickerson on Twitter.
DeviantArt.
Etsy.
Google+

Yoga Bones © Tygenco

Yoga Bones by Tygenco.  A difficult pose made more challenging by the foreshortened angle.  Flexibility however, is not a problem for the model.
Tygenco’s gallery on DeviantArt.
Flickr.
@tygenco on Twitter.

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Science-Art Links:

Andrea Cau’s Palaeo-At Commandments, reviewed by Traumador at ART Evolved. Great review and great comments.  Once again showing the divide between fact and metaphor.

The New Professionalism, Ataraxia Theatre by Joseph Hewitt. Really really accurate cartoon. I had a nice bitter laugh for this one.

Some high resolution images of my dinos from Dinosaur Revolution – Art by Angie.  Angie Rodrigues show us some of her work for the popular new show, including the dinosaur painted like a pumpkin!

Goodbye to Scienceblogs, Bioephemera. After a long run at the popular network, Jessica Palmer’s always-fascinating Bioephemera art+science blog moves back to bioephemera.com.

The Information is Beautiful Awards – Information is Beautiful.

Hyenoid, Ashley Swiodowski, Creature Spot.

Eco-art Censorship, Biocreativity. An artist shut out of a competition for his “inflammatory” painting of a dolphin slaughter.

Two new Mythical Creatures illustrations on coins from the Canadian Mint, Emily S. Damstra’s News from the Studio.  Awesome!  Canadian scientific Illustrator and SONSI prez illustrates two more cryptid coins.

Why do veins appear blue? Gurney Journey.

Your Sunday Morning Illusion – Smashley, Mad Art Lab.

Walk, don’t run and Run don’t walk on David’s Really Interesting Pages. Cycles based on elephant locomotion.

Wow!  Appalachiosaurus eye by Peter Schouten, featured on An Eye for Science.

Learn to Draw Nature and How to Use Natural Dyes, ArtPlantae Today.

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Scumble:  ”A painting technique in which semi-opaque or thin opaque colors are loosely brushed over an underpainted area so that patches of the color beneath show through.”
From  The Artist’s Handbook, by Ray Smith.

This began as a series of posts on my personal blog, The Flying Trilobite, as a way to brush highlights over the tremendous amount of science-based art that’s out there. I can’t begin to cover it all, so here’s a scumble over some recent posts that I found interesting, provocative, or otherwise caught my eye from the  Science Artists Feed, and other sources.

Science-art is becoming an increasingly popular form of science communication and entertainment. Drawing from fine art, laboratory work, scientific illustration, concept art and more, watch how artists spread scientific literacy and play with the inspiring concepts in science.  Doing the Scumble posts, I hope to connect artists with each other, and expose their work to a wider audience.  Remember, a lot of these artists are available for commissions and have online shops for original art and reproductions.  Why not put some art on your wall that means something more than “weird for the sake of weird”?

Put your feet up, make yourself an espresso and enjoy the science-art on the links above.

Click here for recent Scumbles and  here for even earlier Scumbles.

 

Glendon Mellow About the Author: Glendon Mellow is a fine artist, illustrator and tattoo designer working in oil and digital media based in Toronto, Canada. He tweets @FlyingTrilobite. You can see Glendon's work-in-progress at The Flying Trilobite blog and portfolio at www.glendonmellow.com. Follow on Twitter @symbiartic.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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