ADVENTUREE’S DIARY + WRITTEN PORTRAITS
The Adventurer’s Diary was a comission project made for the magazine 3D Artist (www.3dartistonline.com). It was the final result of a tutorial about its creation we were asked to write.
The “Written Portraits” series were created by completely in 3D for the Dutch Book Week. Concept by Markus Ravenhorst and Maarten Reynen, CGI and postproduction by Souverein Weesp.
These pieces are made of Japanese mulberry paper and the gilded edges of old books. They are constructed by a technique of rolling and shaping narrow strips of paper called quilling or paper filigree. Quilling was first practiced by Renaissance nuns and monks who made artistic use of the gilded edges of worn out bibles, and later by 18th century ladies who made artistic use of lots of free time. I find quilling exquisitely satisfying for rendering the densely squished and lovely internal landscape of the human body in cross section.
Artist Carves Vintage Books Into Astoundingly Intricate 3D Sculpture…
“With the increasing popularity of electronic readers and e-books, the future use of hard-bound books also comes under question. While designers have responded with the likes of lighting, accessories and even fashion made entirely out of old books, French Canadian artist Guy Laramée tackles it from a decidedly philosophical — and creative — perspective, carving intricate, three-dimensional landscapes that look amazingly real up close. Based out of Montréal, Laramée is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, director, composer and anthropologist. Biblio and The Great Wall are his series of sculpted vintage books, which range from ridged landscapes and Zen gardens to actual archaeological landmarks like the Temple of Petra…”
Read more here.
Paper Architecture by Ingrid Siliakus.
DIY Spiky Crystal Ring Inspired by Pamela Love FW11. Rarely do I get this excited over a tutorial, but this one has links to super cheap crystals (3/$2.25 + shipping) and the rest of the supplies you can get anywhere. It’s also so much easier than it looks. Photgraphs: Top Photo: DIY, Bottom LEFT photo: Pamela Love Crystal Slice Ring - Sterling Silver $510 here, Bottom RIGHT: Pamela Love Thin Crystal Block Cuff $485 here. Tutorial by Transient Expression here.