5 Studio Ghibli sets have been rendered as 3D designs and they're pretty wild
If you've ever wanted to live in Studio Ghibli's world - well, you still can't, but the dream has become a little closer after HouseHold Quotes launched a project that re-imagined interiors from The Secret World of Arrietty, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, When Marnie Was There and The Cat Returns with 3D realism. They're not entirely realistic, of course, but they're still beautiful.
'Art Freak' returns stolen Picasso and Mondrian work
Those Picasso and Mondrian paintings that were stolen in Athens in 2012 have been recovered. The thief has even turned himself in. Referring to himself as an 'art freak', he says that stealing the paintings was the biggest mistake of his life, telling police that "I don’t remember how many nights I sat hidden in the plants, watching the guards."
New superhero illustrations address lack of representation in children's books
#Merky Books (a pubishing imprint from UK musician Stormzy) has announced publication of a comic style book for kids, called Superheroes: Inspiring Stories of Secret Strength. The book is full of gorgeous illustrations from Denzell Dankwah, and over 50 of the book's characters come from underrepresented communities.
This new app could really speed up the creative process for digital artists
Nvidia have released a new AI tool called Canvas, which can quickly transform sketches and scribblings into much more intricate work. It can replace the most basic of scrawls with natural landscape and terrain and allows users to create pretty complex imagery with minimal effort.
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