I had a blast working on these drawings! They are all for sale! 8” x 10” and $40 Each
My friend and I had a blast working on these paintings! She worked on an abstract painting while I worked on a fall scene paint palette knife painting! It was my first time using paint palette knives! The process was so much easier than what I thought! I sold the painting later on to a new friend I made while hiking one day!
Paris Hilton is a celebrity that never ceases to surprise us. One day she’s the star of a reality TV show, the other she’s a singer, a party DJ and apparently now she’s even an amateur artist. The celebrity recently gave a tour of her art room where she says she’s been spending a lot of time in since the lockdown but people had pretty mixed opinions when they saw her art.
Paris showed the collages and drawings she had been creating and some people where quick to judge her, calling her art “an insult” to artists and a “twelve year old’s dream”. Others, however, defended her, saying that she’s merely having fun and is not hurting anyone. Love it or hate it, you know what they say – beauty is in the eye of the beholder. See Paris’ art in the gallery below!
Paris Hilton recently gave her fans a tour of her art room
She showed some of the collages she’d been making
The celebrity even made a collage of all her favorite skulls
Paris also loves drawing cats
This is a new collage the artist is currently working on
Paris even made some collages featuring pictures of herself
The celebrity revealed that the emoji collage is one of her favorites
Here’s a painting of a cat she made for her boyfriend’s mom
She had even done a doodle of a cat for a charity called Doodles for Dollars
See the full video of Paris’ quarantine activities in the gallery below
Image credits: Paris Hilton
In the video, Paris revealed she has been going crazy cutting things out of every magazine she bought. She also loves to draw on her iPad as it lets her practice as much as she wants so she doesn’t mess up the canvas when she starts painting.
People were quick to criticize Paris’ drawings
While others defended her art
One day, this guy just kind of figured – “I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?” – and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that’s trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that’s too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!
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Who doesn’t love dogs, right? They are so joyful and playful, they give their hearts to the people who buy them completely without looking back. But unfortunately, people are not so devoted to their pets and too often betray the trust of their dogs.
Shannon Johnstone is a photographer who lives and works in Wake County, North Carolina. She know about the unfairness towards dogs and decided to act. She went to the shelter with a camera and decided to give the second life to the dogs with the help of pet photography. She felt that far too many dogs are euthanized unfairly and far too many people buy dogs in stores instead of saving lives of shelter dogs.
So she took and continues taking dogs from the shelter for a walk and takes pictures of each of them. Then she created a website where you can see how the pets look behind the bars and who they really are when freed from the cages. Presently Shannon took pictures of 156 dogs and owing to her efforts 135 of them have found their homes instead of dying.
Here you can see only a shortcut of the pictures taken by Shannon Johnstone. If you truly care about pets and dogs in particular, share this story to let the dogs live a long and happy life in new families!
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I’m Lim Heng Swee, an illustrator based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. My mantra is “Doodling a Smile” which aims to make people smile more in their daily life through my art. Recently, I started to explore minimal landscape art and found that the curves and shapes of the land have a lot of similarities with the curve and shape of the cat. I tried to blend the two elements together and the result is surprisingly great. It’s like the surreal view you can see if you landed into a cat planet which is super cool! I have spent 20 days to create 20 illustrations for this series, hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I am creating them. Cheers.
Snow Cap Meowtains
Snow Cat Mountain
Dive Into Dreams
Art comes in many shapes and sizes, whether it’s visual, aural or experiential, digital or physical, written or drawn—the list can be as extensive as human imagination and ambition is.
And then there’s art inside art, a sort of combined art (artception… no?) that adds a whole new dimension to how we live it. Take architecture and photography, for instance. Both are considered forms of art and both can coexist together inside a single medium to create a marvelously unique experience.
Well, the Chartered Institute of Building’s (CIOB) Art of Building photography competition deals with just that: encourages photographers around the world to immortalize buildings and structures from a perspective that was never seen before.
The CIOB recently hosted their 10th annual Art of Building photography competition, which serves as an international showcase for the best digital photography of the built environment. Bored Panda reached out to the CIOB for an interview on this year’s competition, the winners of which you can find below. We also got in touch with Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz, the winner of this year’s Judge’s Prize in the Art Of Building competition with his photo entitled Fish.
“Fish” By Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz, Winner Of The Judge’s Prize
“Metrostation” By Aleksandr Bormotin, Winner Of The Public Choice Award
The Art of Building photography competition is run by the Chartered Institute of Building as a celebration of the construction industry, the passion of the individuals in it, and the impact that their work has on those who make use of the final construction.
According to Saul Townsend, the Head of Content and Communications at the CIOB, this year they had more than 3,500 photo submissions coming in from over 100 countries around the globe. This amounts to almost 40,000 entries over the entirety of the competition since its launch in 2010.
“We have had almost 40,000 entries into the competition over the years and just when you think you have seen it all, something comes and surprises you. Skyscrapers, for example, are fantastic photography candy, the sheer size and scale make them a great photo to take,” explained Townsend.
“Muralla Roya” By Agnese Sanvito
Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz explained that it feels great to have won the Judge’s Prize at this year’s CIOB Art of Building competition, and it’s for more reasons than one: “To receive news that you are the winner of the Art of Building photography competition gave me unequivocally great satisfaction, not only for the prize, but also because my work was recognized by professionals in the sector.”
Saiz continued: “You see, photography does not understand that countries or cultures speak for themselves. Seeing your award-winning work in UAE, Paris, USA, London, Italy, etc. cannot leave you indifferent and encourages you to continue expressing your way of seeing architecture.”
It turns out many of this year’s entries were more urban-styled photography with a few exceptions, prompting people to ask what was left behind. “What we don’t see often are more humble buildings like housing, and yet these are the buildings we spend most of our lives in,” explained Townsend. “I remember a recent photographer submitting a photo of her childhood home which her parents helped build. That submission was all about the emotion of their home and the fond memories she had of living there.”
None of this year’s winners, unfortunately, photographed the humble architecture that Mr. Townsend was talking about. Many of them are grandiose structures in an urban setting, with a few exceptions of more modest constructions surrounded by nature. Despite this, these swayed the hearts of many viewers with their exceptional uniqueness and beauty.
Although there are clear criteria for choosing the contenders for the public vote, picking out the best of the best proved to be quite difficult as Townsend explained: “It is super difficult because the buildings are so varied. What we are looking for is something unusual, a different perspective, the photos that tend to do well are the ones that surprise the public.”
It wasn’t easy for Saiz either, as he had to put in a lot of effort in the planning of his Fish photo: “The conditions have great influence over the photo: for example, Fish was shot during the night, it should be a clear night, without rain and with little wind so that the reflection in the water can be clearly shown.”
“Bexhill Promenade Shelter” By Adam Regan
“Bank” By Jonathan Walland
He also noted that the inspiration behind Fish is the same as it would be with any other photo he takes of an architectural endeavor: “The inspiration lies in yourself and what you expect from the place.”
Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz continues to work on similar architecturally-based projects—actually, similar to the one that netted him the Judge’s Prize award: “At the moment, I am immersed in a project called BIONIC, in which the symmetrical repetitions of architectural figures let us see hidden beings. Something similar to the concept of my award-winning picture, but put even more creatively.”
We asked Saiz if he had any favorites among the other winners but as is with most artists, one’s own creation receives the most love: “My favorite was undoubtedly mine. It garnered creativity, an architectural concept, so for me it was my favorite. Once I received the award, the architect of the “fish” building, Santiago Calatrava, congratulated me personally—of course, great satisfaction as a prestigious architect has been associated with your work.”
“Eiffel Bridge” By Jose Pessoa Neto
“Colourful Mixture” By Volker Sander
Lastly, we asked Saul Townsend about his speculations on what could possibly be some buildings that photographers will submit in the 2020 competition? He said this: “Over the years, we see a lot of people entering the competition who look back and see what won the previous year. For example, a staircase that made it look like you were seeing an ‘eye in the building’ won a previous year and since then, we have seen lots of staircase spiral shots. I think in 2020, we might see more animal-themed buildings as we did with the year’s Judges Prize winner. That would be great, the more and more we see how the natural world is influencing the way we design buildings.”
What is your favorite in this year’s Art of Building photography competition? Leave a comment in the comments section below!
“At Work” By Volker Sander
When I produce new artworks I can`t avoid to get covered by acrylic blots. Depending on wich colors I use I look different every day. Here are some close-ups.
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Acrylic blots are the new glitter
My name is Bria Neff and I want kids all over the world to know that we are the generation that will change the world.
When I was eight years old, I entered an art contest hosted by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and I won! I was so excited, but I didn’t even know what ‘endangered’ meant. That night, I asked my mom about it and we found out there were over 6000 endangered species! I felt sad, angry and helpless. I told my mom we were going to help them. When she asked me, ‘How?’ I said I would paint them and donate the money to help protect and save them. I don’t think she believed me because she said once I painted 10, she’d make a Facebook page for me. I had 10 paintings done in 5 days and the rest is kind of history. My Facebook page is a platform where I share facts, publish new art and spread awareness.
Facebook came out to my house and created my story in their Community Voices and then UpWorthy shared it, which helped me share my story! My 1st goal was to donate $500 and with my last painting selling at the wolf conservation center live auction for $25,000 this summer, I have officially donated $69,000! So now my goal is $100,000! It is a dream come true that it is even a possibility!
At the age of 13, I have now created more than three hundred unique paintings of endangered species and some just for fun. I use my website to sell them, I also donate them, and auction them off to raise funds to support the extraordinary organizations I work with like IFAW, The Wolf Conservation Center in New York, Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots and REST. I did a lot of research to choose those organizations because I want to make sure the money I donate protects wildlife and preserves natural habitats. Those amazing organizations have helped those dreams come true.
I am a member of a great network of talented artists from all over the world #wildoceans11! By using #artivism to take a stand and make a positive impact on endangered species and climate awareness, artists all over the planet are changing the world. I also use my platform on Instagram as a ‘Justice Girls With Heart’ ambassador to inspire other kids like me to stand up and speak out for the environment, themselves and each other.
We all have an important and powerful role to play and if we work together, we will change the world. So be original, stand out and speak up and let your positivity and creativity shine through. It isn’t always easy or popular but being true to yourself is the bravest thing you can do.
Follow my journey and help me reach my goal!
Everyone wants to cut costs, but not at the expense of the project’s functionality.
Architects, engineers and other design professionals strive to build strong reputations in their respected fields. To prove their competence, they must maximize their given budgets while also making sure to be efficient and detailed in their work. Everyone wants to cut costs, but not at the expense of the project’s functionality. How do you create a high-quality product that stays within budget? Two words: Value Engineering.
This time-tested process is focused on improving the value of a product by substituting low-cost options without sacrificing the quality of work. Value engineering is a win-win for all parties involved. By meeting an owner’s performance standards with money-saving solutions, design professionals deliver incredible value to their clients and boost their reputations.
We’re here to help ease the process for you. Here are six steps to value engineering:
Step 1: Identify the material makeup of a project. Ask yourself: What is this?
Step 2: Analyze the functions of those elements. Ask yourself: What does this do?
Step 3: Develop alternative solutions for delivering those functions. Ask yourself: What else could do this?
Step 4: Assess the alternative solutions. Ask yourself: Can this still deliver the experience the owner demands?
Step 5: Allocate costs to the alternative solutions. Ask yourself: How much will this cost?
Step 6: Develop the alternatives with the highest likelihood of success. Ask yourself: What will do the best job for the longest time?
A project owner’s expectations must be the highest priority when completing any project. No amount of money, work or time saved will be sufficient enough if a project owner’s needs are not fully met. There could be several different motivations for completing a project, and the design professional must have a solid understanding of these components before the project even begins. But if designers can meet the owner’s objectives while saving money, they are well on their way to building a name for themselves. For more information on Value Engineering, check out our eBook.