DashBurst http://dashburst.com New Art, Music, Design and Social Media Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:01:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Watch Ariana Grande’s Intergalactic Music Video for ‘Break Free’ Featuring Zedd http://dashburst.com/video/ariana-grande-break-fee-zedd/ http://dashburst.com/video/ariana-grande-break-fee-zedd/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:01:16 +0000 http://dashburst.com/?post_type=cpt_videos&p=83251 Ariana Grande is a rising star with a spectacular voice and infectious personality. Grande released her electronic-pop song, “Break Free,” in July and just this month released the music video for the hit. The video has an intergalactic theme, with outer space, sci-fi and fantasy imagery.

“Break Free” is Grande’s second single from her album, My Everything, which is due out on August 25. She also recently released a new single, “Best Mistake,” featuring rap and hip hop artist Big Sean.

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‘Ghostbusters’ as LEGOS in a Stop Motion Video http://dashburst.com/video/ghostbusters-legos/ http://dashburst.com/video/ghostbusters-legos/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:01:28 +0000 http://dashburst.com/?post_type=cpt_videos&p=83267 This year marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the popular movie Ghostbusters. To mark the occasion, filmmaker and LEGOs artist MonsieurCaron made a stop-motion animation of LEGO people acting out scenes from the movie. MonsieurCaron makes the video even more playful by casting pop culture figures as the ghosts, like characters from the Simpsons and Star Wars.

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Dragon Artwork Painted in One Giant Brush Stroke http://dashburst.com/video/dragon-paintings-one-brush-stroke/ http://dashburst.com/video/dragon-paintings-one-brush-stroke/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:03:11 +0000 http://dashburst.com/?post_type=cpt_videos&p=83212 Can you imagine an artist completing an elaborate painting without lifting his brush off the paper? Japanese paintings called Hitofude Ryuu, or “dragon with one stroke,” are just what the name implies: paintings of dragons created using a single brush stroke. The artwork shown here is from the small art studio, Kousyuuya, in Nikko, Japan, which has four generations of master painters who can paint Hitofude Ryuu.

The process begins with a detailed dragon head, and then the body is done in one giant stroke of a sumi brush. The final sweeping brush stroke is carefully executed to look like a dragon’s reptile-skin. Although these pieces are painted with just one stroke, the technique takes years and years to master.

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Vibrant Illustration of South Africa Invites You to Look More Closely http://dashburst.com/pic/south-africa-illustration-muti/ http://dashburst.com/pic/south-africa-illustration-muti/#comments Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:46:36 +0000 http://dashburst.com/?post_type=cpt_pics&p=83235 Previously, MUTI created inspirational typographic posters to motivate people and promote business growth. Now, the South African art studio has made “Lufthansa,” a detailed illustration of a bustling South African safari, for global promotion of the Lufthansa airline. The illustration is in the style of a wimmelbook, a single image that incorporates multiple scenes filled with people, animals, and objects. This entertaining MUTI illustration prompts the viewer to explore the image more carefully in order to discover the smaller details throughout.

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Makeup Artist Paints Cute and Funny Cartoon Characters on Her Lips http://dashburst.com/pic/make-up-artist-lip-art/ http://dashburst.com/pic/make-up-artist-lip-art/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:13:29 +0000 http://dashburst.com/?post_type=cpt_pics&p=83161 What sets the work of Laura Jenkinson apart from other makeup artists is her own lips . The London artist and hair stylist uses lipstick and paint to create cute and funny lip art. Jenkinson also takes her art one step further by contorting her face in ways that suit her subjects, some of our favorite cartoon characters like the grinning and bucktooth Bugs Bunny from Looney Toons and the smirking Timon from The Lion King. Most of the her characters are from popular movies and television shows like Family Guy, South Park, and The Muppets.

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Escape Reality with These Digitally Painted Surreal Worlds http://dashburst.com/pic/digitally-painted-surreal-worlds/ http://dashburst.com/pic/digitally-painted-surreal-worlds/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:04:34 +0000 http://dashburst.com/?post_type=cpt_pics&p=83219 Conceptual illustrator and artist Gediminas Pranckevicius has a knack for creating surreal and dreamlike worlds. His digitally painted images have incredible detail and depth. He pairs such elements as water, land and architecture so that you feel as though you are in an adventure book or animated movie.


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“Time making of” by Gediminas Pranckevicius on Vimeo.

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Artist Creates Lifelike Paintings Using Ice Cream http://dashburst.com/pic/ice-cream-paintings/ http://dashburst.com/pic/ice-cream-paintings/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:22:56 +0000 http://dashburst.com/?post_type=cpt_pics&p=83162 Everybody has a favorite flavor of ice cream. But for Baghdadi artist Othman Toma, ice cream is more than just a cold, delicious treat, it is also the medium he uses for his artwork. The paintings he creates are colorful and detailed. Does he really get those colors from ice cream? If the answer is yes, it’s quite impressive.

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Taylor Swift is Becoming Less Country, More Pop, with Newest Single ‘Shake It Off’ [VIDEO] http://dashburst.com/video/taylor-swift-shake-it-off/ http://dashburst.com/video/taylor-swift-shake-it-off/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:35:22 +0000 http://dashburst.com/?post_type=cpt_videos&p=83147 While Taylor Swift may have become famous as a country-pop artist, her latest album – entitled 1989, her birth year – leaves the country behind. Swift’s new pop-focus is exemplified in the album’s first single, “Shake It Off.”

Inspired by music of the late 1980s, 1989 is Swift’s first album in two years. Discussing the album’s genre and style, as well as two-year gap between 1989 and her previous album, Swift told Rolling Stone:

Two years gives you enough time to grow and change; change what you believe in and what’s influencing and inspiring you…In the process, my music changed. I woke up every single day not wanting, but needing, to make a new style of music. This album is a rebirth for me.

Swift co-wrote the single, “Shake It Off,” with Max Martin and Shellback, who both also worked on Swift’s big hit, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” The music video features Swift attempting different kinds of dance with people who are actually experienced in the particular style. Swift also talked to Rolling Stone about filming the music video, saying:

It takes a long time to figure out who you are and where you fit in in the world. I’m putting myself in all these awkward situations where the dancers are incredible, and I’m having fun with it, but not fitting in. They’re doing the most beautiful things, and I’m being embarrassingly bad at it. It shows you to keep doing you, keep being you, keep trying to figure out where you fit in in the world, and eventually you will.

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Bird Songs Come to Life in These Digital 3D Animations [VIDEO] http://dashburst.com/video/bird-song-digital-animations/ http://dashburst.com/video/bird-song-digital-animations/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:55:09 +0000 http://dashburst.com/?post_type=cpt_videos&p=83140 Have you ever felt mesmerized by the melody of a bird song? Australian artist Andy Thomas translates this audible beauty into a visual work of art, by creating what he calls “audio life forms.”

Thomas’s “audio life forms” are animations that respond to audio input. In his latest project, Thomas used bird songs as the input, which resulted in a moving, digital, three-dimensional design, its shapes and color changing with every new sound. Thomas explains the special software he uses on his website.

Whip Bird Sound Sculpture test 1 from Andy Thomas on Vimeo.

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60-Second Robin Williams Tribute Will Bring You to Tears [VIDEO] http://dashburst.com/video/sixty-second-robin-williams-tribute/ http://dashburst.com/video/sixty-second-robin-williams-tribute/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:48:55 +0000 http://dashburst.com/?post_type=cpt_videos&p=83154 Robin Williams’ sudden and tragic death on August 11 broke the hearts of millions of people. In the actor’s honor, YouTuber moderngreen posted a 60-second long video of clips from his movies. What makes this tribute all the more meaningful is that the footage is set to Williams’s minute-long monologue at the end of the 1996 movie, Jack. The poignant speech rings even truer since the actor’s passing.

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