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Reflected Models by Takahiro Iwasaki 

Takahiro Iwasaki (岩崎 貴宏, born 1975 in Hiroshima) is a Japanese artist and sculptor. This post groups some of our favorites works of this series where the artist creates a detailed model of a temple and also builds a mirror image model creating the illusion of a reflection on water. When suspended the sculptures become something magical and awe inspiring.

  • Reflection Model (Omnipresence/Phoenix) Images 01 + 02
  • Reflection Model (Omnipresence/Gold) Image 03
  • Reflection Model (Itsukushima) Images 04-06
  • Reflection Model (Perfect Bliss) Images 07 + 08
  • Reflection Model (Lapis Lazuli) Images 09 + 10

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Today’s Best Tips on Music Production

10 essential tips… 20 mistakes… 30 production secrets and so on, such lists seem to be really popular these days. Although many of them are just full of crap. Especially forget about the longer checklists – even if you could find some good advices there, most tips are just nonsense, like “don’t mix bass with headphones”.

Anyway, to you aspiring producer, here’s a few things I think you should care about:

  • Limiting yourself can help drive creativity. Don’t use all of your instrumental arsenal at once, don’t try to cover all music styles in one track.
  • Listen to different styles of music and try to identify what you like and what you dislike.
  • Analyze your favorite artists’ work in great detail. Theorize with both feet on the ground.
  • Go ahead and copy other artists, but don’t settle there – tweak and add your own style and flavor.
  • Cover, remix and remake your favorite tracks, it’s a good and fun way to learn about music.
  • Use reference tracks, compare your shit to others, but don’t get paralyzed when your track doesn’t bang as loud as them.
  • Learn about synthesis and learn how to sound design different kind of instruments, e.g. strings, plucks, percussion (make synthetic drums using waveforms, a noise generator, filters, envelopes and such).
  • Check your music productions on several systems; from high-end studio monitor speakers to iPhone earbuds.
  • Sleep on it. Let your track mature over night and return to it with fresh ears.
  • Go hardware, get tactile if you are growing tired of a software-based environment. To actually play an instrument or to turn a real knob is really something else.
  • Get inspiration from collaborations with other artists. Just reach out to people you admire – this is globalization, this is the time of teh internetz.
  • Try to keep passionate about creating music, but don’t be afraid to make some demands of yourself, just to push things forward.
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Video game art imprint Cook & Becker has just launched a new series of prints that features a number of notable artists reinterpreting their favorite Sega games as detailed paintings. The collection includes a range of titles, from Shinobi to Jet Set Radio, each rendered by a different artist. Sci-fi artist Killian Eng tackled Phantasy Star, for example, saying that “I remember several older Sega games fondly, but Phantasy Star was my first pick.”

Meanwhile, comic book artist Gerald Parel re-envisioned the world of Golden Axe. “When I was a teenager, I was very much into Conan and all things barbarian,” he explains. “So when around that time I played Golden Axe, even only for a few hours, it left a precious mark in my memory.” Other featured artists include Julien Renoult, who worked on Xbox One hit Sunset Overdrive and created a painting for Streets of Rage. According to Cook & Becker, this is just the first wave of posters, which covers five games and artists, with each painting limited to 200 prints.

You can pick them up right here, and stay tuned — the second wave will be coming out this summer.

anonymous asked:

D: You can't do this you can't give me so many questions this comic is just perfection and IM ALWAYS SO NERVOUS AND EXCITED WHEN YOU UPDATE BECAUSE WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING NOW (On a side note, your art is absolutely beautiful. You're probably my favorite artist, out of everything in the whole world. You're so detailed yet efficient, and everything's gorgeous. Keep it up!!) bUT THIS PAIN UGH

Oh my goodness. This is such a lovely comment, and you all are so nice. Thank you! Things like this warm my heart, and give me the giddy feelings, and fills me with the nondestructive form of determination.

Seriously. You all rock, and inspire me to keep at it with this project. when you get excited I get excited and it’s a positive feedback loop of excitement.

Happy Birthday pumpkin!!!
I REALLY love your blog!!!
It always makes me want to smile, and know that life is great.

TBH, Your one of my favorite artist!
So, please accept this sloppy art…
Sorry it’s not so detailed….
And so I tried to make it look like your style?
So it really looks like their celebrating your birthday!!

Hope you won’t mind! ;)

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Of course I don’t mind, I love it!

Oh my goodness, its so cute! I can kinda imagine now Gaster trying to sing in windgings.
Thank you for taking your time and drawing something so cute for me!

anonymous asked:

I get so excited whenever I see a post from you in my dash. Any image of your Erik makes me want to play with his oh so adorable red hair and play join-up-dots in his skin with those little "freckles" you added to him (I think that's my favorite detail about your version). You are an amazing artist!! c:

Oh, thanks a lot! The idea with the join-up-dots just inspired me to a little, silly sketch. Another part in the endless series of “Awkward Moments between Erik and Christine”. Thanks again for Your kind words. :)