It’s time to share some of the nifty stuff I’ve recently right-clicked! Some fantasy, some anime, some cyberpunk and sci-fi. Some are NSFW so you might want to do the clicking when you get home.
Well then. From the looks of things I’ve been hanging around Star Wars, He-Man, Transformers, and cyberpunk related websites. I guess the whole thing has an 80s feel to it.
And now for another edition of Image Junky – What Has Dan Right-Clicked In the Last Five Days? Taking a look at my recent pictures it looks like I visited a few sci-fi websites along with some cool photography and portraiture sites. I don’t always remember where I get these, but the source matters little to me. It’s the picture that I love!
When I say I’m an image junky, it’s not a lie. Sure, the “junky” part is hyperbole, but the fact is that I download a lot of images every day. If I see an appealing picture, photo, drawing, art, animated gif, diagramme, painting, or anything else that might be rendered in a manner pertaining to standards of the Joint Photographic Experts Group, Portable Network Graphics, Graphics Interchange Format… I’ll right click and save it. Actually, I don’t even do that much, I use a Firefox extension called Save File To that allows me to set up a directory structure for easy sorting, and then save directly into that structure.
I mean, I have to have some organization. When you’re downloading perhaps a few hundred images per week, you need to be able to find them again. Besides, I am a librarian.
My tastes in images run a full spectrum from beautiful people to beautiful scenery. Sometimes the people and scenery are images of fantasy or sci-fi, places that never were, people who never lived. I like design, people, science fiction, fantasy, art, posters, movies, music, whatever. Is it a cool image? Save it.
Beyond that, thanks to smart folders in OS X, I can set up a folder that shows me what I’ve downloaded in the last few days. And then I can share it on my website.
Just like this.
A few selections of pictures of people which, in my filing and directory system of images I call “portraiture.” All images are named as found but if you want to learn more about a specific image, I recommend Tineye. I use it all the time with pretty good success!
As always, check the gallery and you’ll find these images and others like them.
You know what I’ve missed?
My Image Junky sharing. I used to have a blog focused on it, but it wasn’t very well done. However, I have this site, and this site has a Gallery connected to it. Since this site revolves around online creativity and, shall we say, the “clickable arts,” I figure I can bring back the image junky anew. So to kick that off, here are some fantastic (literally, as the base word for “fantastic” is “fantasy.) images from Boris Vallejo.
Check out some of these pixelized princesses from the Disney universe, all set up for a kick ass fighting game! #MikeVDesign has some great pixel art and more that you really need to check out if you’re into art, UI/UX design, and general goodness.