Visual Arts

The Retro Look and Stranger Things

The Retro Look and Stranger Things

Designer M. D. Jackson defends the visual style of the Netflix series Stranger Things, saying that its retro 80s look is a deliberate homage. Read More »

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder Part 4

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder Part 4

M. D. Jackson's final installment on the history of visual effects in cinema takes us from the CGI revolution of Jurassic Park to the present. Read More »

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder: Part 3

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder: Part 3

In the third part of his history of computer generated imagery, M. D. Jackson takes us from The Last Starfighter to Terminator 2, with a side trip to the Italian renaissance. Read More »

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder: Part 2

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder: Part 2

The first use of a computer assisted visual element in a major motion picture happened in 1973 with the movie Westworld. Read More »

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder: Part 1

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder: Part 1

In the dance of the ever-improving computer image, our own perceptions are a willing partner. Read More »

Asni’s Art  Blog: Ground Control to Major Tom

Asni’s Art Blog: Ground Control to Major Tom

Can you hear me, Major Tom? Read More »

Why Was Early Comic Book Art so Crude? Part 5: The Digital Revolution

Why Was Early Comic Book Art so Crude? Part 5: The Digital Revolution

Wrapping up the series by talking about a final and really influential technological change, the digital revolution. Read More »

The Metal Flowers: A Steampunk Arts DIY Session

The Metal Flowers: A Steampunk Arts DIY Session

Shanghai goes steampunk Read More »

Why Was Early Comic Book Art so Crude (Part 4)

Why Was Early Comic Book Art so Crude (Part 4)

The fourth installment of MD Jackson's comic art history. Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: Space Shuttle

Asni’s Art Blog: Space Shuttle

Having a permanent space station in orbit is all well and fine, but how to get people and materials on and off it? Read More »

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