Thursday, May 31, 2007

Coal Creek Gallery


Studio Artist user Charles Scharf has a new online gallery site at coalcreekgallery.com that features some of his digital photography and Studio Artist work. He's also looking for other artists in the West Virginia area to add to the site so be sure to contact him if you live in that area.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Jean Detheux Chronicles the Visual Music Marathon


Studio Artist user Jean Detheux has written a review of the recent Boston Visual Music Marathon which featured his new Studio Artist animated film Daydream Mechanics V Sketch 3. I think any one interested in creating abstract visual animations will be fascinated by this review of the Visual Music Marathon.

There is also a great interview with Jean Detheux by Marjorie Kaye online you can read here that includes galleries of some of his beautiful Studio Artist animations.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

New Virginia Sventek Gallery Site


Studio Artist user Virginia Sventek has a new gallery web site online showcasing her work here. There are lots of great digital paintings, photos and altered photos, including many that might inspire you to take a trip to Scotland.

Virginia has the following to say about her work. "I work from my own photographs, drawing the image with pens and brushes that i've adjusted from those provided by studio artist. I adjust colors and create layers in photoshop. The final image is printed on 100% rag paper with pigment inks."

You can check out Virginia's new gallery site at www.virginiasventek.com.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Daydream Mechanics V Sketch 3 finalist at KAFI


Jean Detheux's latest Studio Artist animation called Daydream Mechanics V Sketch 3 is a finalist at KAFI . You can watch some excerpts from this beautiful animation here. You can also check out some additional excerpts from Jean's award winning films Liaisons and Rupture here. And be sure to watch for Jean's review of Siggraph available from Sage Publications and an upcoming article on the recent Visual Music Marathon in Boston in AWN.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Conscious Manipulation of Image and Effect Focus


There is a new tutorial up on the Studio Artist User Forum that discusses how to use selective focus when working with Studio Artist to modulate automatic painting or image processing effects to achieve a desired artistic outcome. This could include forcing the user to focus on a certain area of attention in an image as well as building selection masks that can then be used to modulate image processing effects to selectively process visual highlight or background areas of an image. To check out the new tutorial on 'Conscious Manipulation of Image and Effect Focus' click here.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Gottfried Martin's Studio Artist Gallery


I recently had the chance to check out Studio Artist user Gottfried Martin's extensive on-line art gallery. There's a large selection of amazing artwork available as large format art prints using pigment inks. Gottfried also is a musician and member of the Vienna Philharmonic as well as a sculptor. For more information and to check out some of Gottfried's beautiful artwork go to www.gmartin-artgallery.com.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Year of the Fish Wins 2 New Awards


David Kaplan's Studio Artist animated film Year of the Fish won new 2 awards recently at the Boston Independent Film Festival www.iffboston.org. They included the Audience Award for best Narrative Feature Film and the Dewar's Collective Choice Award.

Watch for Year of the Fish in upcoming film festivals including Oklahoma City, Nantucket, Haifa, Korea, Hawaii, and Sweden later this year. www.yearofthefish.com