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Diana Petrova
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Yay finally some new art! I have been slacking for too long. Time to get back to painting all the time. 
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New painting done on my Note 4
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Watch as a forest is completely transformed into a world of science fiction by using live animation and projectors to create bioluminescent organisms. Everything you see was created in real-time... not animated afterward.

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/01/a-bioluminescent-forest-created-with-digital-projection-mapping/
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Not a big insect fan but these are beautiful. 
 
A collection of 100 randomly generated polygonal insects by Istvan Giordano. See these up close at the link!

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/12/randomly-generated-polygonal-insects-by-istvan-giordano-for-neonmob/
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Snowflakes! :)
 
This 2 minute video that shows a snowflake being formed is completely mesmerizing.
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New painting done on my Note 4 while testing out the new Infinite Painter app. I love the brushes! 
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Keep it up my sweet animator!



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I love the art direction in this short.
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+Diana Petrova ...You're welcome!
I really dig your style...brilliant artistry {~_o}♡!
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Snowflake-a-Day #46
There are a few days each winter that produce spectacular snowflakes. The right conditions are often not even forecast. There was no call for snow, and nothing on the radar… and yet these crystals were falling from the sky two days ago. I sincerely suggest that you view this one large!

Dendrite snowflakes rarely “fill in” this much, producing dense clusters of adjacent branches with little additional room to grow. This creates an almost woven effect near the center, and interesting “branch collisions” as they grow outward and hit each-other. I would imagine a lengthier growth period than most snowflakes, under fairly stable conditions.

Some of the side-branches are quite elaborate, with signs of branching reaching five levels deep in some areas. This complexity in design is enhanced by the apparent equality among the six branches, giving a very balanced feel to the snowflake. While I wouldn’t call this a “perfect snowflake”, it’s definitely a favourite!

Thankfully, the same storm that brought this snowflake also created millions more like it. I was able to photograph a few of them into the wee hours of the morning, and I’m certain you’ll see more of them as this series progresses. :)

These crystals can be easier to photograph than the smaller snowflakes, simply due to their size. Photographed at 4.3:1 magnification and filling the entire frame, a snowflake of this size can be shot at even lower magnifications with brilliant details being captured. Even at 1:1 magnification with some cropping, the average macro lens would capture the essence of the crystal easily.

I shot this with the intent to get as much detail and sharpness as possible, shooting nearly entirely wide open to create an effective aperture of F/14, avoiding problems of diffraction limiting. This unfortunately means that I needed to use more frames than usual in the focus stacking process. My record of 70 images focus stacked still stands, but this image required 66 – just under the record. It was a very labour-intensive process, but I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to show this snowflake to the world.

Curious about the photographic process to capture your own? Grab a copy of Sky Crystals and be prepared for the next great spontaneous snowfall that appears outside your window! http://www.skycrystals.ca/ - 304 pages and roughly a third is dedicated to the photographic techniques involved. About the same number of pages are dedicated to the physics of these natural beauties, too!
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New painting done on my Note 4 while testing out the new Infinite Painter app. I love the brushes! 
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This is pretty cool!
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