Matt Shlian is a Michigan-based artist who describes himself as a paper engineer; he uses his engineering skills to create kinetic sculpture from paper.
I cannot explain how I make my sculptures in a general sense- each one is different. I don’t share my diagrams or cut patterns. I learned by taking things apart, doing things the “wrong way” and being curious. Getting something wrong is way more important to learning than copying something perfectly.
My process is extremely varied from piece to piece. Often I start without a clear goal in mind, working within a series of limitations. For example on one piece I’ll only use curved folds, or make my lines this length or that angle etc. Other times I begin with an idea for movement and try to achieve that shape or form somehow. Along the way something usually goes wrong and a mistake becomes more interesting than the original idea and I work with that instead. I’d say mystarting point is curiosity; I have to make the work in order to understand it. If I can completely visualize my final result I have no reason to make it- I need to be surprised.
Designer Creates Stunning 3D Illustrations Of Fantasy Landscapes
Created by 3D artist and motion designer JR Schmidt
A Colorful & Fun Illustration That Compares Tidying One’s Room To Tetris
Created by Based in London, illustrator Maria Tiurina
check out all of the characters stand alone on my fanart tumblr : http://veestrainingcamp.tumblr.com/
So I’ve been slowly working on this idea for 6 months hahah.. I was like “oh CARTOON NETWORK SHIPPUDEN ! that sounds cool. I’ll just make a lineup with (almost) every CN franchise and dress them as Naruto characters”. It makes no sense haha, but I had a lot of fun, and it taught me a lot as an artist to work with all these different styles.
I looked up prices to print out posters, and I found out I could print OK quality A2 size (33”x23”) and sell them for like 9$ (not including shipping). Would you be into that ? you should PM me if peeps are interested I’d totally do that :)
can we talk about how the tooth fairy corporation enclosed the torn-apart corpse of an employee in their letter????
can we talk about how the tooth fairy corporation has an aquatic team that i wish i knew about when i was growing up