jtotheizzoe:

skunkbear:




Hair straightener, by Amber Kates
That hair isn’t on fire. And the hair straightener isn’t smoking. We’re actually seeing changes in air density caused by the rising heat. Our eyes wouldn’t pick up on any of this. We would just see clear air — in other words, nothing.
Here are a few more images like it — all created by Rochester Institute of Technology students for a science photography assignment, and all showing patterns of air flow.

Candle, by Andrew Kempchinskey / Lighter, Shaun McConnaghy

Burning hand sanitizer, by Nick Neumann / Marshmallow, by Benjamin Davis
These last two visualize flow that isn’t caused by heat:

Golf ball, by Joseph DeMartino / Soda, by Jena Pedersen
Here’s how these images were made:

The technique has a fancy, partly-German name: Schlieren Flow Visualization. It can be used reveal any change in air density.  Engineers use it to test the aerodynamics of different vehicles, like this YT-1300 light freighter:

Michael Hargather
Looking at these videos got me thinking: Sound is just a moving compression wave. It creates areas of more dense air and less dense air.  Could I use this technique to SEE sound?
Stay tuned for the answer!

Air apparent!

Sarah! Your alma mater is doing cool things!

jtotheizzoe:

skunkbear:

Hair straightener, by Amber Kates

That hair isn’t on fire. And the hair straightener isn’t smoking. We’re actually seeing changes in air density caused by the rising heat. Our eyes wouldn’t pick up on any of this. We would just see clear air — in other words, nothing.

Here are a few more images like it — all created by Rochester Institute of Technology students for a science photography assignment, and all showing patterns of air flow.

imageimage

Candle, by Andrew Kempchinskey / Lighter, Shaun McConnaghy

imageimage

Burning hand sanitizer, by Nick Neumann / Marshmallow, by Benjamin Davis

These last two visualize flow that isn’t caused by heat:

imageimage

Golf ball, by Joseph DeMartino / Soda, by Jena Pedersen

Here’s how these images were made:

The technique has a fancy, partly-German name: Schlieren Flow Visualization. It can be used reveal any change in air density.  Engineers use it to test the aerodynamics of different vehicles, like this YT-1300 light freighter:

Millenium Falcon

Michael Hargather

Looking at these videos got me thinking: Sound is just a moving compression wave. It creates areas of more dense air and less dense air.  Could I use this technique to SEE sound?

Stay tuned for the answer!

Air apparent!

Sarah! Your alma mater is doing cool things!

sarahj-art:

Okay, I admit to laughing while making this one.

My latest favorite OBA! Boston must be doing good things for you, Sarah. :)

sarahj-art:

Okay, I admit to laughing while making this one.

My latest favorite OBA! Boston must be doing good things for you, Sarah. :)

aimez-la-vie:

clurrforsure:

notalickofsense:

andreaschoice:

I just died

Omg, the way the bunny just flops down and snuggles up. *dies*

Bunnies flop like that when they are happy/content

I almost squealed in public when I saw this.

(Source: yousaytheydontcare)

fuckyeahbehindthescenes:

The four actors who play the turtles each make cameos outside of their suits.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

For Sarah. :)

fuckyeahbehindthescenes:

The four actors who play the turtles each make cameos outside of their suits.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

For Sarah. :)

sarahsketches:

thedailydot:

Celebrating 25 years of GIFs with Sarah Johnson
Freelance illustrator Sarah Johnson humanizes the Dark Knight in Ordinary Batman, a spectacular GIF series featuring the caped crusader roasting marshmallows, drinking coffee, and watching TV.
“GIFs mean a new form of artistic expression for me. It’s a true combination of my love for art and animation. GIFs engage me more and they allow me to further express my stories and emotions in my artwork. I’m still waiting for a new name for this animated GIF artwork so it really feels like I’m on the edge of this new wave. (And also being born in ‘87, I like to think we’re both in a prime age for success.)
“I still think GIFs are really just beginning to see their full potential. Mostly GIFs are used an emoticon but there’s a world of GIF illustrations, comics, photography, and art that is still in the process of becoming something bigger. Maybe they will take over Web design again and we’ll get sick of them like back in the ‘90s. I think with all the versatile uses we’re seeing, however, that the GIF is here to stay.”
(via Acclaimed artists commemorate the 25-year anniversary of the GIF)

I missed The Daily Dot’s post!

God, she’s just so famous!

sarahsketches:

thedailydot:

Celebrating 25 years of GIFs with Sarah Johnson

Freelance illustrator Sarah Johnson humanizes the Dark Knight in Ordinary Batman, a spectacular GIF series featuring the caped crusader roasting marshmallows, drinking coffee, and watching TV.

“GIFs mean a new form of artistic expression for me. It’s a true combination of my love for art and animation. GIFs engage me more and they allow me to further express my stories and emotions in my artwork. I’m still waiting for a new name for this animated GIF artwork so it really feels like I’m on the edge of this new wave. (And also being born in ‘87, I like to think we’re both in a prime age for success.)

“I still think GIFs are really just beginning to see their full potential. Mostly GIFs are used an emoticon but there’s a world of GIF illustrations, comics, photography, and art that is still in the process of becoming something bigger. Maybe they will take over Web design again and we’ll get sick of them like back in the ‘90s. I think with all the versatile uses we’re seeing, however, that the GIF is here to stay.”

(via Acclaimed artists commemorate the 25-year anniversary of the GIF)

I missed The Daily Dot’s post!

God, she’s just so famous!

sarahsketches:

For Zoe.

I’ve often pondered the same thing! How does nobody know about this guy?! He’s obviously not very far from their village, half of his employees are probably from there. Except for Cogsworth, obviously. He’s British. So is Mrs. Potts…ok, so maybe just Lumiere and the feather duster/whore. What are all these foreigners doing there? Is the Beast the only employer to offer work visas?

sarahj-art:

thedailydot:

Behind Ordinary Batman Adventures, an extraordinary artist
There’s nothing ordinary about Batman.
Brooding, bitter, and brilliant, he is the existential everyman—if only every man were a twisted, driven orphan who turned to crime-fighting as a way of striking back against a world of darkness arrayed against a fragile, flickering light.
Freelance illustrator and artist Sarah Johnson, 25, knows Batman well. In her Ordinary Batman series, she humanizes the Dark Knight without diminishing him. He may be pictured scooping out the litterbox, but hey, making the world a better place comes in all kinds of forms.
“Ordinary Batman Adventures began as a simple break from some very tedious freelance animation I was working on,” recalled Johnson, a self-described “small town country girl from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan,” who graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA in Film & Animation. “Working from home and not always have a gig going on means I get to catch up on all the great TV shows I never had time to watch growing up. That included watching every episode of every animated series of Batman.
“I’d been a Batman fan growing up, but finally getting to see the cartoons in all their continuity and glory really sucked me into the world.”(cont.)

Interview for The Daily Dot!



Psh. I knew her before she was famous… :)
Yay Sarah! Congratulations!!

sarahj-art:

thedailydot:

Behind Ordinary Batman Adventures, an extraordinary artist

There’s nothing ordinary about Batman.

Brooding, bitter, and brilliant, he is the existential everyman—if only every man were a twisted, driven orphan who turned to crime-fighting as a way of striking back against a world of darkness arrayed against a fragile, flickering light.

Freelance illustrator and artist Sarah Johnson, 25, knows Batman well. In her Ordinary Batman series, she humanizes the Dark Knight without diminishing him. He may be pictured scooping out the litterbox, but hey, making the world a better place comes in all kinds of forms.

“Ordinary Batman Adventures began as a simple break from some very tedious freelance animation I was working on,” recalled Johnson, a self-described “small town country girl from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan,” who graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA in Film & Animation. “Working from home and not always have a gig going on means I get to catch up on all the great TV shows I never had time to watch growing up. That included watching every episode of every animated series of Batman.

“I’d been a Batman fan growing up, but finally getting to see the cartoons in all their continuity and glory really sucked me into the world.”
(cont.)

Interview for The Daily Dot!

Psh. I knew her before she was famous… :)

Yay Sarah! Congratulations!!