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Best of April and May 2015 – News, Links and Resources

May 30, 2015

April was a little busy so I didn’t get round to posting my links for the month. So this post includes my favourite links from both April and May!


I love these beautiful insects crafted from discarded electronics and old circuit boards

This Swedish artist creates working computers that look like retro Lego bricks

Looking for a posable art model on your tablet or mobile? Here’s Proko’s Skelly App via Gurney Journey

This is a great tutorial on how to paint a realistic nose in Adobe Photoshop, and here’s a tutorial on how to paint underwater lighting effects!


Brad Bird: ‘I Want to Do Another Hand-Drawn Animated Feature’

John Lasseter: Disney and Pixar Will Have More “Female, Ethnic Characters”

Chase Me: The world’s first 3D printed film is a wonderful piece of artwork

‘Inside Out’: New Concept Art Revealed; Pixar Talks Story

The future of lip-syncing? Or just a gimmick? Adobe Character Animator Lets You Animate With Your Face

I am hoping that the new Studio Ghibli film ‘When Marnie Was There’ will be at the International Film Festival, but until then I will have to make do with the online trailers and this new teaser.

Speaking of trailers you can watch the new international trailer for ‘The Little Prince’

Web Design

Web vs. native: let’s concede defeat – QuirksBlog

Smashing Magazine – The Art Of The SVG Filter And Why It Is Awesome

Smashing Magazine – Using Sketch For Responsive Web Design (A Case Study)

Accepting Our Lack of Control · An A List Apart Blog Post

More Control over Text Decoration in CSS

Gridpak – The Responsive grid generator

Need a Photo editor? Try Polarr Online Photo Editor 2.0

I am currently trying out Adobe Comp CC on my iPad, software for wireframe, layout, and mockups.

Or if you need to create mockups on your iPhone, try Napkin!

Just for Fun

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’: Untold Story of the Movie “Every Studio in Hollywood” Rejected.

This Emulator Turns an Arduino Uno into an Apple II

Moon Drawings: I am Sending a drawing of Rangitoto to the moon!

I ticked off my goals of creating and ordering designs from both Shapeways and Ponoko this month, if you are interested in creating 3d-printed or laser-cut designs, I reccommend this Beginners Guide to 3D Printing!