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Photographer Immerses His Film in Live Bacteria for Years to Create Unique Portraits

South Korea-based artist Seung-Hwan Oh creates some truly unusual portraits by unleashing little microbes and letting them eat away at his medium for months or even years. The project is called Impermanence, and it’s a series of microbe-mauled portraits that hardly resemble what they were originally captured as. Seung-Hwan gets these results by immersing developed film into water and then adding in various collections of microbes.

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Pictures of the day: 6 December 2010

Thousands of starlings surround a lone bird of prey which had swooped down to pick off a straggler. "Starlings have a very particular way of defending themselves from their predators like falcons and harriers. They form a large tightly packed flock and mob their enemy, scaring it off, frequently expanding and contracting and changing shape."

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Computer Hardware: Building a Computer. Plans and resources for a project to build understanding of computer specifications by learning to build your own computer system: looks at what's inside the case, peripheral devices and operating systems. Aimed at KS3 but could adapt for KS2. (from TES).

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Various line weights have been used for this pen sketch. This technique has been effective in highlighting and contrasting certain areas of the sketch with the white background.

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Phenomenal Fruit Drawings: AP Studio Art

Exploring a wide range of organic forms within a visually cohesive fruit and vegetables theme, Sucha's artwork contains a wide range of textures, shapes and patterns. Shadows and highlights communicate vast depth, with tone built up in layers. Compositions emphasise not only the fruit and vegetables, but the deep shadows and spaces between them.

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rendering fabric | I am more into rendering as illustration, like this image. We know things wrinkle, but how do you represent that? Wrinkles aren't hard lines, they're about volume and shadow, yet a few ink strokes will instantly become recognizable as folds and imply volume and form. Without them, you get into cartooning, but that is also an accessible form of communicating (just communicating something else)

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