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Saturday 29 October 2011

The animated Lil Ashton

Our new artist from London is a young lady who will surprise you…
Animating her scanns and playing with her painted portraits, that's what Lil Ashton is dealing with.

And the results are surprising. Not only are this portraits intriguing but they also move you as they move themselves. These are like cries from outside world or inner feelings. In the same time there is a lot of humor and fun in those images.

The best way to understand what I mean is to check on her page

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Wednesday 2 March 2011

Painting on a scanner…

We had Jaime Ruas, now we got Bex Wild.
Bex is painting on her flatbed scanner and she gets amzing results

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Now don't ask me how she proceeds. I can't explain. But Bex just sent me a step-by-step, to explain her method. So if you come back to the site in the next two weeks you certainly will get an answer.
In the mean time, enjoy the wonderfull images she shares on her page. The paintings seem alive and liquid, it's a very organic sensation, and her colors are just bursting to our eyes. You can also take a look on her personal website.

Saturday 6 November 2010

Jaime Ruas strikes back…

Jaime Ruas sent us new images created in his unique and fantastic technic.

Take a look at his page to see his Art is such a personal one and it has some magic in it. His personal universe grows with his practice of scanner painting, his mixes of types, colors, forms produces a very graphical result.

Personnaly, I'm a big fan.

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Saturday 23 October 2010

Richard Dawson, drawings with grass…

"When the market traders had left, there were discarded flowers left on the road squashed into the ground, but still beautiful. I wanted to capture this beauty and scanning was the best way to create such movement and action with a still object."

This is how Richard Dawson started scannography. This photographer and artist has since developped lots of styles by using his scanner. I let you discover them on the site. Here a few images to give you a first approach :

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Don't hesitate to go this own website where you can discover a large range of styles and works

Wednesday 11 March 2009

Liquid painting with a flatbed scanner : Jaime Ruas

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Jaime Ruas is a spanish graphic designer and painter.
We added a page in the technic part of our site where Jaime explains his very special technic of painting.

Jaime has build a special box in which he can mix, paint, add liquids while scanning. He explains : "This box allows many different techniques to paint in it, without damaging the normal operation of the scanner. The different techniques used in this box are over thirty. Amongst them, you can make collages with damp paper, pencils, watercolors, acrylic paints, wax, adhesive tapes, inks, fabrics, wood, metal, and can paint with brushes, sponges, or even with bare hands, the possibilities of artistic creation is endless."

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I hope that his revealing of a special method will give others the idea to try and find new directions to develop this artform. Thank you Jaime…

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Saturday 6 December 2008

Painting on a scanner : Jaime Ruas

Jaime Ruas is a spanish graphic designer and painter.
His use of the scanner is very special as he paints directly on it. He scans his painting after he has create them on the scanner glass. I don't know if this can still be called "scannography" but I find this approach really interesting. You can discover them on our main site
I'm sure the purists (yes, we have already purists amongst us in this new medium) will say that's not scannography because it's not a capture of objects, but maybe the approach can give us all ideas (in fact Liz Atkin already used paintings in her portraits). But sometimes he seems to introduce elements like tissus (see the second example hereunder), so… I hope jaime will write us a step-by-step of his method. That would be helpful for us all to discover new ways…

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Monday 17 November 2008

Deniz Kurt : a serie from Turkey

Deniz Kurt is student in Art. He is living in Turkey and does paintings in a very expressiv style, mixing portrait s with calligraphy and very strong colors. He discovered scannography a few months ago. He likes the dark, expressive and emotıonal side of it.

Here are some examples of his use of scanner :
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As soon as Deniz will have a website where you can discover his work I will let you all know about it