“Leave your hat on”, or the art of doodling…

(video speed is 2x the real speed)

This kind of drawing improvisation is based on “pareidolia” .

 

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** Draw without any drawing knowledge, in 5 min **

“Miss Doodle” came on the white board through improvisational drawing… The second video of my brand new podcast on Vimeo…!

(video speed is 2x the real speed)

This kind of improv drawing is based on “pareidolia” .

 

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** Draw without learning how to draw, in 6 min **

A blue eyes guy that I’ve made appear through improvisational drawing. A simple example for the start of my brand new video podcast on Vimeo…!

(video speed is 2x the real speed)

This kind of drawing improvisation is based on “pareidolia” .

 

Video © Eric Bourdon

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face tracking

     An independant studio in Berlin is tracking the faces that can be found all over the planet, using satellite photos provided by Google Maps. The process called pareidolia we use to detect meaning in vague visual stimuli (clouds, inkblots, but also everyday life data, familiar faces, known objects…) and usually implemented by the temporal lobes of the brain, is partially managed by advanced face detection algorithm and face tracking library, pushing the automatic face tracking capabilities far beyond those of your digital camera…

More on http://onformative.com/work/google-faces

 

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tea or coffee

     Last drawing ‘Tea or coffee ?’ inspired by a set of stethoscopes (my kind of ‘applied art’)…

     See the full story here.

     The painting is an acrylic on linen – 61x38cm (24,02″x14,96″).

 

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Sigmund Freud vulture

     This is the shape of a vulture that Sigmund Freud found in Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Virgin and Child with St. Anne” (1502-1513). I’ve just found some other interesting shapes, highlighted in my last work here. You will see just a few of them, solutions are innumerable…

 

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Pareidolia

2013/06/06 | by Eric Bourdon | Posts | Comment


pareidolia
 

Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant, a form of apophenia. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon or the Moon rabbit, and hearing hidden messages on records when played in reverse.

The word comes from the Greek words para (παρά, “beside, alongside, instead”) in this context meaning something faulty, wrong, instead of; and the noun eidōlon (εἴδωλον “image, form, shape”) the diminutive of eidos. Pareidolia is a type of apophenia, seeing patterns in random data.”     (Wikipedia)

The first & most usual kind of pareidolia is imagining creatures in the clouds. You can see good examples with Richard Carlson photographies here :
 
Cool Clouds for “Kids” of all Ages

 
 
Photo by Dr. R. E. Carlson
 

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