Here’s some weekend links for you, I dug up the 100 most popular Booooooom posts from the past year, and then whittled down the list to 15, as a sort of best of the year roundup. If you missed last year’s roundup here it is: Top 15 Posts on Booooooom in 2013.
Submission by Simone Bramante
The Andy Warhol Art Exchange by Absolut is an online project asking people from all around the globe to create and exchange digital art. All of the participants will exchange art with another randomly selected creator, and one lucky winner will receive an original photograph shot by Andy Warhol himself!
Participants can submit any digital image file, including images from Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, or create new works of art using the custom tools on the Art Exchange website. Absolut hopes this will be the world’s largest art exchange, taking a page out of Andy Warhol’s inclusive approach to art.
The next art exchange is scheduled for December 31st. Watch the video below.
There’s an element to this story that is quite delightful but it also has the makings of an epic horror movie. Nagoro is a small village in the mountains of southern Japan, now home to three times as many life-sized scarecrows as people. The dolls are being made by 65-year old Tsukimi Ayano, who moved back to Nagoro after years of being away to take care of her father. Ayano has slowly replaced residents, who’ve either moved away or died, with a whimsical scarecrow.
The 35 remaining residents are now vastly outnumbered by the dolls and living in what has to be the most surreal village during the day, and pretty much my worst nightmare at night.
The image above gets creepier the more I look at it. Have a look at more images from Nagoro below.
Once again our sponsor this week is Craftsy which provides resources for creatives in the form of videos and tutorials. We’ve teamed up to offer a Free Portrait Drawing Class that teaches you how to capture a likeness; things like mapping the face, refining shapes, and drawing different variations. This is worth checking out if you want to pick up some fundamentals, the best part being the fact that it costs nothing.
Sign up for the free class Draw Better Portraits: Capturing Likeness.
Here is this month’s submission post! Thanks to everyone who submitted work to the November Submissions post. Nearly 1200 comments on the post, so I’m definitely still going through all the good stuff shared there.
This is the best way to submit your work to be considered for a post on Booooooom. Thanks again to everyone for up-voting work you like and leaving the positive comments to each other, it really pumps people up, and helps me see what work you like. I encourage you to share your work here because these posts get a lot of traffic and even if your work is not a fit for Booooooom it still gets seen, and definitely sends traffic to your own websites.
Please share your work here this month. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.
1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.
2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.
3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.
4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.
Photo by @m2k_36_uryyy
Here’s something funny to do with your pet! A little over a week ago, Twitter users in Japan started sharing photos of their cats with cartoon eyes. The first image came from @shiratamaaaa who called it 猫モンタージュ or “cat montage” but soon there were images of dogs, and of course guinea pigs. See more below!