Archive for June, 2012

Society6 collage shop

I thought long and hard, so I’m now selling some of my Creative Commons BY and BY-SA collages at Society6.com. I’m not looking into making any money out of these collages, so the prices are as low as possible. I’m just trying to make it convenient for those who don’t own big printers to get access to the pieces they like (if they do).

My original (naive) idea was to make the high-res versions of the collages available to all, so people can then go and print them as posters at minimum expense. But not only people don’t own big printers, but apparently it’s very difficult to find a print shop these days that does photo-quality prints at low prices, or at big sizes. I mean, I found some print shops that ask for $80 to print at the 24″x36″ poster size. Consider that it doesn’t cost the print shop more than $10-$12 to do this job. So buying online at Society6.com is a bargain comparatively, and a huge convenience (free shipping too). The other advantage of Society6 is that they also do t-shirts, hoodies, pullovers, iPhone, iPod, iPad, and laptop skins.

Alternatively, a 24″ HP printer costs $1100, but that’s overkill for most people.

Of course, the high-res versions of these collages, and Creative Commons licenses that I use will remain. Just because I started selling my artwork for buyer convenience reasons, it doesn’t mean that my artwork is not free for all (including for read-write remixing by other artists, not just for read-only printing). I don’t believe in art as a job, neither I expect to sell anything, to be honest. I never charged a single band that I made a music video for here in the Bay Area either. I do charge, and I have charged, for (what I consider) non-art though.

Tip of the Tongue


Title: “Tip of the Tongue”
License: Creative Commons BY 3.0/US. Click for 18″x18″ printable version. Credits in the EXIF metadata.

Visual art graphical guides

I’ve searched online and I found none. So I made my own graphical guides, and I’m now sharing them to help those who also work with digital visual art. These guides can help with the composition of images, guiding the artist where to place objects in the work (although, rules are made to be broken, so don’t treat these guides as the absolute).



How it came out when I didn’t use (left), and when I did use (right), visual guides

The resolutions of the transparent PNG guides below are for 12″x12″ and 12″x18″ posters (square and long), but if you’re working with the other standard poster sizes (18″x27″, 24″x36″, or their square equivalent) simply resize these inside your document as a new layer, the guides will stretch out and fit perfectly — as long as you’re using the right poster resolutions (included below).



Square poster, click for the larger version

Long poster, click for the larger version

The resolutions for standard poster sizes, set at 180 dpi, RGB gamut, sRGB colorspace:
24″x36″ = 4320×6480
24″x24″ = 4320×4320
18″x27″ = 3240×4860
18″x18″ = 3240×3240
12″x18″ = 2160×3240
12″x12″ = 2160×2160

My tutorial on digital collages is here.

Naked woman in bed, censored – NSFW

There are two versions of this work.

Click for the NSFW picture
Title: “Naked woman in bed, censored”
License: Creative Commons BY 3.0/US. Click for 12″x18″ printable version. Credits in the EXIF metadata.

Update: And the “uncensored” version… 😉


Title: “Naked woman in bed, uncensored”
License: Creative Commons BY 3.0/US. Click for 12″x18″ printable version. Credits in the EXIF metadata.

Historical Record of the Mars Terraforming


Title: “Historical Record of the Mars Terraforming”
License: Creative Commons BY 3.0/US. Click for 18″x18″ printable version. Credits in the EXIF metadata.

Petrography Research on Europa


Title: “Petrography Research on Europa”
License: Creative Commons BY 3.0/US. Click for 24″x24″ printable version. Credits in the EXIF metadata.

Help is on the Way

“Help is on the way” is the last in the collage series about global warming. In the first collage, “There’s No Such Thing as Global Warming” I explored the blindness of many people who are denying scientific data on the upcoming man-caused apocalypse. They just indulge on the life’s pleasures without caring about the consequences. The second collage, “Fire vs Fire“, is a sarcastic view of how politics affect the fighting of the issue. If you look closely, the army men firing their guns against a global warming fire could also be seen as lighting up that fire! On this third collage, alternative means of power (e.g. wind, hence the use of balloons) are setting sail to help us alleviate the menace that’s getting closer and more destructive by the minute. But is it too late?


Title: “Help is on the Way”
License: Creative Commons BY 3.0/US. Click for 24″x24″ printable version. Credits in the EXIF metadata.

Fire vs Fire


Title: “Fire vs Fire”
License: Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0/US. Click for 12″x18″ printable version. Credits in the EXIF metadata.

There’s No Such Thing as Global Warming


Title: “There’s No Such Thing as Global Warming”
License: Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0/US. Click for 18″ printable version. Credits in the EXIF metadata.

Pondering at the Edge


Title: “Pondering at the Edge”
License: Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0/US. Click for 18″x27″ printable version. Credits in the EXIF metadata.