Pencil Sketch Gallery BiographySource(google.com.pk)
With a series of hands-on exercises during the tutorial and different provided templates, the participants of the tutorial can directly apply the learned techniques in practice (see examples in Figure below). A focus throughout these examples will be the sketching of novel interactive surface applications.
Finally, during the third part of the tutorial, I will demonstrate how I used sketches in six recent projects of designing novel user experiences for interactive surfaces (e.g., tabletops, wall displays, tablets, phones). These examples highlight how to apply the learned sketching techniques during all stages of the design process. I end the tutorial with an overview of additional resources and books about sketching techniques, and software and hardware for digital sketching.
Nicolai Marquardt is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Physical Computing at University College London. At the UCL Interaction Centre he is working in the research areas of ubiquitous computing, physical user interfaces, proxemic interactions, and interactive surfaces. Nicolai did his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Calgary with his advisor Saul Greenberg. He is a former intern at Microsoft Research Cambridge/UK and Redmond/USA and received an MSc/diplom degree in Media Systems from the Bauhaus-University Weimar. Nicolai is co-author of the book "Sketching User Experiences: The Workbook" (Morgan Kaufmann 2012) with Saul Greenberg, Sheelagh Carpendale, and Bill Buxton.
Daisuke Ujuan is a Japanese artist. Daisuke was born January 9, 1973, Kagoshima prefecture of Japan. At the age of 18, he moved to Tokyo and studied graphic design at Chubi Central Art School in. School didn't interest him much and he quit due to the lack of funds. After leaving the school, Daisuke has been heavily influenced by the Western culture, particularly Western Music and imagery. He began oil painting in 1998. In 2001 he traveled to Italy to explore different horizons. In 2005 Daisuke's painting "The End of the World" won a prize at The 24th IZUBI painting competition in Japan. In 2008 he had his own first solo exhibition at the Gallery Art Point, Tokyo. In 2009 he participated in group exhibition called "The Birth of Right and Left" at the Ico Gallery, New York. Some of Daisuke's artworks are kept in private collections in the USA, Italy, Belgium, Russia and Japan.
Painter Ujuan's Artwork Review, he has noted a number of influences, which range from post-expressionist Edvard Munch to novelist Haruki Murakami. While putting stock in influences is a lot like deciding to heavily invest in securitized mortgages, they do, at the very least, delimit an area within which we can place the artist.Though others are mentioned, it seems these two – Munch and Murakami –really set the boundaries around Ujuan’s art, which oscillates between creepy, surreal, hazy and terrifying. Even the most benign of his paintings has these qualities. [man with fingers to head] on its own might not be alarming, but when put in sequence with his other works most assuredly gives one the feeling of dread, such that it’s not far-fetched to suggest that if there had been a second painting of a moment later, the character would have blown his brains out with the flintlock simulacra.While the terrifying character can be subtle as in the above mentioned piece, it is definitely overt in paintings like “Moonlight” and “The End of World” which feature languid, fetal characters, both lacking any kind of vitality, languishing near death yet minatory at the same time.Emaciation and diminution are threatening in that way, as impossible yet still plausible human shapes. This tone is prevalent, as “Pierrot Le Fou” features a corpse being dragged by its killer or mourner or both, while “The Birth of Left and Right” is outright the most simultaneously surreal and unnerving of them all.
Ben grew up in Ivory Coast. He lived there 7 years, along with his parents and his 3 sisters. His father was a commercial engineer and his mother a Modern Jazz dance teacher. Everything changed when the family came back to Brussels in 1990. Ben was a demanding child and he didn't like school at all. He became wiser, more disciplined and a studious person later on, after a stay in a boarding school (at the "Collège Saint Vincent" (Belgium), from 12 y/o to 18 y/o). In 1994, he discovered for the first time that his energy, his fears, his emotions and his ideals could be canalized in "visual projects", it was the very beginning of a never ending adventure in drawing and painting. As a teenager, Ben had many other hobbies and activities: beside writing poetry on a daily basis, he played drums, piano and guitar, he also used to play basketball and to run everyday. His interest for graphic arts was eventually the strongest one.
Ben has a degree in Journalism (started at "Université Libre de Bruxelles" (Belgium) and completed at "IHECS" (Belgium) & "Utrecht University of Applied Sciences" in The Netherlands). He also briefly studied History of Art, Painting and Sculpture at "Hastings College of Arts & Technology" (England) but he is a self-taught person in Drawing and Photography. Through his studies, he learned several languages: French (1), English (2), Dutch (3), Polish (4), Spanish (5) and Russian (6). Ben loves languages because he loves communicating and interacting with people. He loves people.
Following his studies, Ben has tried all kinds of different jobs but visual creation has always been his main concern. Since 2006 until now, his pictorial works have been published in famous Belgian and international newspapers and magazines (see "Press" for more info) and they have been seen by millions of people online. Ben Heine’s artworks have been exhibited in Belgium, Great Britain, France, Canada, USA, Germany, Turkey, Romania, Brazil, South Korea and Spain. Ben is currently represented by several well-established art galleries in Belgium and abroad, such as the Gallery Garden (Brussels), the Appart Gallery (Brussels), Start/Stuff&Art (Cape Verde), the Art Movement (London), the Next Gallery (Jacksonville), the Radeski Gallery (Liège) and others (see "Partners" for more info). He has also participated in numerous art events such as the London Art Fair, the Affordable Art Fair, the Berliner List, the Accessible Art Fair, Art Event, Music for Life... (see "Exhibitions" for more detailed info about the most important past and future shows).
PENCIL VS CAMERA
"Pencil Vs Camera" mixes drawing and photography, imagination and reality. It’s a new visual concept invented and initiated by Ben Heine in 2010. It's full of magic, illusion, poetry and surrealism. Ben published his first "Pencil Vs Camera" image in April 2010 but the series is the result of a long graphic exploration and a logic consequence of his personal artistic development. Ben usually integrates an inventive hand made drawing in front of a realistic background. There are several methods to achieve the same effect (see "Interviews" for more info). Ben’s hand is always clearly visible; it represents the close connection between the viewer, the artist and the artwork. The drawing is either in black and white on white paper or in color on black paper, while the photo is often very colorful, this amplifies the contrast between the two mediums. In this series, Ben likes to focus on people’s life, portraits, nature, animals, architecture... Among others, the main themes approached in "Pencil Vs Camera" are: Love, Freedom, After Life, Friendship and Nature. Ben says: "I just make art for people. I want them to dream and forget their daily troubles. I used to write poems many years ago, I want to convey a poetic and philosophical meaning into my pictures, each new creation should tell a story and generate an intense emotion, like a poem, like a melody". Because of their originality and the visual innovations Ben brought in his artworks, this series has had a huge impact on the graphic design community and has generated several buzz on the Internet. Ben says the initial idea of this "Pencil Vs Camera" concept came by coincidence while he was writing a letter in his family house in Braives, Belgium.