Artist Creates Very Detailed Scary Images And The More You Look, The More Frightening They Become

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Grab your magnifying glasses, detectives, because boy do we have a case for you. Four of them, to be exact.

Jeff Lee Johnson grew up in rural Minnesota, in a house filled with books by authors like Edgar Rice Burroughs, Kenneth Robeson, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and Arthur C. Clark. Since his mom would draw and paint, she provided him with an endless supply of materials, tools, and patient instructions so that he could portray his imagination, fueled by their stories.

Jeff now splits his energy between personal projects that he has long wanted to pursue and art directing for Fantasy Flight Games. The man still relishes the opportunity to create scary images — his favorite characters like their jobs, and, according to him, that makes them a bit admirable and sympathetic.

When you look at the artist’s illustrations, every little detail matters. Jeff fills the frame with so much detail, it’s hard to walk away from his works. It looks like there’s always something else to discover.

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The artist told Bored Panda that growing up five miles out of town in a small farming community gave him plenty of time to explore his feelings. “My mother was an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, sharing her library with me freely, and the three channels we got on our TV replayed classic movies endlessly,” Johnson said. “I spent a lot of time either with my nose in her books or watching those old movies, playing the various roles in those stories, and gaining empathy and insight into a wide variety of personalities and situations. Switching from one genre to another in my art is not much harder than switching channels on the TV or picking up a new book.”

Jeff said this ability allows him to keep ‘fresh eyes’ throughout the process of creating a painting, which is very important for the artist’s career.

“One has to essentially see one’s painting as if for the first time each painting session so as to be able to assess how effectively the story is being told. I find it really useful to be able to jump from genre to genre and theme to theme as a way to wipe my mind of a train of thought, embrace another one fully, then go back with those fresh eyes and ‘see’ the previous painting anew. A mental palate cleanser, if you would.”

Under the Boardwalk



These particular paintings were born out of Jeff’s admiration of H.P. Lovecraft and his love of travel.

“Lovecraft conceived of the universe as uncaring, possibly even malevolent at its core, with humanity rubbing up against all manner of awful things as they go about their lives. I tend to be a bit more optimistic than Lovecraft, thankfully, since caring and joy seem to be every bit as natural as uncaring and misery, and maybe a bit more popular with the inmates,” he explained.

Growing up somewhat isolated, Jeff “yearned to see the world that my mom’s books and old movies on late-night TV dangled in front of my nose.” As the artist grew older, his world expanded.

“As soon as I could, I began to travel, most often on my own, all over the world,” he said. “In each place I visited, I drank up the atmosphere, relished the settings, and empathized with the inhabitants. I wished, and still do, that I could go back and forth in time as well as place, as some eras seem to speak to me more deeply than others.”

One day, an assignment put forth by Fantasy Flight Games gave him the chance to dig into Lovecraft’s world in a really fun way — Jeff went back to the 1920s and visited a railcar diner inhabited by a twisted version of the usual suspects, taking on the point of view of an impartial observer who’s slowly becoming aware of the horrors surrounding them.

“When that painting was finished, I realized I had found a really fun thread to tug on, and began thinking of a series based on that theme. In each painting, we take the point of view of someone giving a good first look at new surroundings. Not all of these observers are impartial, which seems natural, and some may not be very nice, though they are all fearless lovers of travel and new experiences.”

The Grand International Hotel



Johnson created these illustrations so that they would look totally normal at first glance, maybe even idyllic but would then quickly transform into something awful and sinister. “There is always a bit of subtle humor alongside the horror which the universe provides to make the experience palatable,” he said. “The settings and characters are straight out of my travels, mom’s books, and the endless classic movies I drank in as a kid. I think of these works as reflections of travel memories with a dark undercurrent, hence we are calling the series Dark Reflections.”

The characters that inhabit these places appear more important than the supernatural forces or unfortunate circumstances, although each picture has a bit of everything.

“There are definitely some folks who are really terrified in my images, but most folks, including the really maladjusted ones, are actually having a rather splendid time. There is something deliciously funny to me about a monster just having a ball going about their terrible business, and I am sure this is a character defect on my part,” Johnson introduced his fictional buddies jokingly. “Like my son says, ‘What’s normal for the spider is horrible for the fly.’”

Rue The Day



“For my part, I hope looking at these images trains folks to be more careful observers. There are layers of meaning and context all around us wherever we go, much of it hidden to a casual glance, and the story is much richer if sometimes more frightening if we take the time and effort to look a little deeper,” the artist added.

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/artist-creates-very-detailed-scary-images-and-the-more-you-look-the-more-frightening-they-become/

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Artist Shows Us What Famous Characters Would Look Like In Real Life

Cartoon characters are far from being realistic and most of us can’t even imagine what they would look like if they existed in real life. That’s when artists come to the rescue and show us what famous characters would be like if they were more human.

Hossein Diba went beyond just drawing these characters in 2D, this artist makes full characters using 3D software and the result speaks for itself. The 3D models are full of tiny details and hard work, perfectly transforming the cartoon characters we all know and love.

Click here and here for Hossein’s previous articles.

More: Artstation, Instagram h/t: boredpanda


















SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/artist-shows-us-what-famous-characters-would-look-like-in-real-life/

“The Florist & Garden Miscellany”: Unique Collage Works That Include Botanics And Themes Of Mortality

Dan Barry has been drawn to creating mixed media and fond of collaged image drawings since he was a young person growing up in northern Wisconsin. Now living in Austin, Texas, his love of vintage visual media has grown and developed throughout his career.

More: Dan Barry, Instagram, Facebook h/t: boredpanda

In “The Florist & Garden Miscellany,” Dan continues to combine the marks of his hand with vintage mixed media, both old and new, to explore themes that are deeply personal in ways that make them universal. Dan Barry’s artwork reflects our difficult times in their exploration of loss, life, and mortality as well as our ongoing desire for deep human connection. His work invites us to reflect and embrace the place of love, loss, and the passage of time in our own lives.

“A lot has transpired this past year. In “The Florist & Garden Miscellany” (October 2 – 31 at La Luz Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles), I will be showing (60) pieces from my Botanical series alongside (11) related artworks that are larger in scale and/or more intricate.”

“In March of 2020, all of my upcoming exhibitions were canceled or indefinitely postponed within one week. That same week, I started “staying home” nearly full-time for the next 12+ months. I had no approaching deadlines and even more time on my hands to spend working in the studio. I began looking through my flat file drawers of paper and rediscovered a collection of hand-colored botanical prints that I had not thought about for a long time. The botanicals are from bound volumes of Paxton’s Magazine of Botany from the 1840s.”

“I set the stack on my work table and began to draw, collage, and build up a history of marks on them. It was a liberating way for me to get going once again in the studio. Over the following months, these meanderings resulted as a chronicle of my days, thoughts, and reactions to the world around me: widening national ideological divide, lies and conspiracy theories, racism and xenophobia, sickness, disease, death, aging and mortality, uncertainty, fear of a dystopian future.”

“As well as – a large amount of damage to my home and studio, caused by unprecedented, sustained winter weather in Texas and the failure of its vulnerable and neglected power grid.”

Below are some examples of the artist’s works in this series and other related works from “The Florist & Garden Miscellany.” You can find more at the website linked above.





















SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/the-florist-garden-miscellany-unique-collage-works-that-include-botanics-and-themes-of-mortality/

“Dark Carnival”: Photographer Makes a Shots of Vintage Creepy Clowns In a Cornfield

According to Tara Mapes: “If you know me, you know Halloween is my favorite time of year. Scratch the pumpkin spice and sweater weather, I just love recreating vintage horror shots.

Last year I created papier-mache masks and did some cool horror stuff (you can check out by clicking here)! I also did a shoot at an old abandoned asylum (you can check out the post by clicking here). And don’t forget the Dark Carnival that came to town earlier this year (you can find the post here)!

This year I went with CLOWNS AND CORN.

This weekend I’ll be shooting at an actual Horror House down the street, so stay tuned for the return of the DARK CARNIVAL.

Enjoy, my fellow fright freaks, enjoy!”

More: Tara Mapes, Facebook h/t: boredpanda






















SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/dark-carnival-photographer-makes-a-shots-of-vintage-creepy-clowns-in-a-cornfield/

ロボットによる食インフラ!?

本日も最新ロボティクスニュース!

食のインフラを提供する調理ロボットを開発=テックマジック白木裕士社長


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SOURCE: https://note.com/team_building/n/nc1d53f178ca3

There’s a Gaming Pc Hidden Inside This Incredible Gaming Den Diorama

There’s no shortage of ingenuity and creativity when it comes to gaming PCs, but this build takes the cake in 2021 so far. It’s a gaming PC masquerading as a PC gamer’s dream room setup, and it’s enough to make you stop scrolling and stare in awe at its stunning level of detail.

Pretty much everywhere you look in this case build there’s something special. The gaming desk is the graphics card, the aquarium is a reservoir, and piped through the wall is a Mini-ITX motherboard with hard-loop cooling.

Oh and those tiny gaming monitors? They actually work, you know.

It comes from Suchao Modding & Design, run by Suchao Prowphong out of Thailand, and was produced in partnership with Intel for its Gamer Days 2021 event.

More: Facebook h/t: pcgamer





SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/theres-a-gaming-pc-hidden-inside-this-incredible-gaming-den-diorama/

息をするように愛情を表す。自然に寄り添う動物たちのやさしい世界

寄り添い合う動物たちのやさしい世界
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 動物たちは愛情を表現するのに躊躇をしない。まるで息をするかのように、すごく自然に、愛する相手の体に寄り添ってくる。

 その愛情は体温のぬくもりを通して直接肌から伝わってくる。言葉はいらない。動物が動物に、あるいは人間に対しての深い愛情は、触れ合うことで確かめ合うことができるのだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52305993.html

クジラのヒレの構造が人間の手そっくりで、思わず誰か食べられたのかと思うレベルだった件

座礁したクジラのヒレの構造が人間の手そっくりでびっくり
 座礁したクジラの死体を解剖したところ、飲み込まれた人間の手が発見された。と言われたら信じてしまうほどにそっくりだったのが、クジラのヒレの中身だ。

 生きているクジラのヒレは、ボートの櫂(かい)のような形をしているが、その下には5本指の手足が隠されているのだ。彼らの祖先が陸上を歩いていたときの名残である。

 この度、デンマークの浜辺に打ち上げられたクジラの解剖により、あまりにも人間の手そっくりなその構造が明らかとなった。

 以下、本文中にその解剖画像があるので苦手な人は閲覧注意でお願いしたい。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52305971.html

100匹のハスキーだとぅ?家に帰ったらこんな光景が広がっていたらどうしよう

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 シベリアンハスキーと言えば、憎めない駄々っ子といった印象がちょっぴり刷り込まれている気がするんだ。

 ただしアメリカにお住いのゴハンくんの場合、どっちかっていうと飼い主さんのしょーもないネタに、大人な対応をしてくれているような気がしないでもない…。



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SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52306057.html

呪われていると信じられている、世界7つの人形【都市伝説】

呪われているといういわくつきの世界7つの人形
『チャイルド・プレイ』(1988)や『アナベル 死霊館の人形』(2014)といったホラー映画を観たら、不気味な人形は是が非でも避けるべきものだという結論に達するだろう。

 元々人形は人間に似せて作られたものなので、今にも動き出しそうだし、ホラー映画のそれは、見る者に不穏な思いを抱かせる。

 人形に魂が宿り、超常的な力が宿ったり、人間に害を及ぼすという話は、映画の中だけではない。歴史を振り返ってみると、世界各国で、様々な「いわくつき」の人形が都市伝説を携えて登場している。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52305870.html

はじめて金属探知機を使っていたら、黄金の財宝がザクザク出てきた!

はじめて金属探知機を使用したら黄金のコインを発見
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 生まれてはじめて金属探知機を使ってみたら、1500年前の黄金の財宝が見つかった。そんなラッキーなことが本当にあったようだ。

 ある男性が宝探しに挑戦したところ、数時間後、金属探知機からビープ音が!その場所はデンマーク史上最大級のお宝の宝庫だったようだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52306040.html