As someone with no ability to create art I am always amazed by those that can. Virtual reality is giving artists a brand new platform in which to create and the results are often nothing short of breathtaking. This week in our weekly VR art roundup we have plenty to take the O2 out of your lungs, but let’s start with one of the most incredible sculptures we’ve ever seen, VR or otherwise.
Check it out:
Human Evolution – By: VRHuman
I mean come on. Look at that. I’m no art expert but I believe the only correct response to something like that is:
This piece was created using Oculus Medium — a VR application for the Oculus Rift that uses the platform’s new touch controllers to create striking 3D sculptures out of realistic digital clay. When I use it the best I can do is a piece entitled “Untouched Grey Sphere Next To Crying Talentless Man,” but clearly VRhuman is an expert in the making.
Steamboat Willie – By: eric3dee
Haha! What are you talking about? This holds no resemblance to a beloved character from a massively powerful and highly litigious global corporation. This is just a happy mouse sailing a boat as rodents are often known to do (please don’t kill us, we have families).
Royalty-free mouse here was created using Oculus’ Quill. Quill differs from Medium in its use of pencil-like strokes to create a sketchbook visual style. It may seem strange to utilize two-dimensional brushstrokes in a three dimensional space but, as pieces like this show off, the juxtaposition simply works and creates some of the most striking VR art around.
Knight and Dragon – By: Elizabeth Edwards
Get used to hearing the name Elizabeth Edwards because she’s going to be on lists like these many, many times. Edwards has already carved out a remarkable and recognizable black and white style in Google’s VR art application Tilt Brush.
Edwards pieces create fully 3D assets using minimal brush strokes. She also takes advantage of negative space better than any other VR artist around. If you want a consistent diet of amazing work, Edwards is the woman to follow.
Futuristic Car – By: 3Donimus
This car looks like every lego model I ever wanted to build but couldn’t because all of my bricks were haphazardly piled into one large Rubbermaid container and I could never find more than two wheels at a time. Gravity Sketch is somewhat of a newcomer as far as VR creation tools are considered, but it’s quickly becoming a go-to platform for the creation of highly detailed pieces that take advantage of crisp, clean lines like you see above.
Are you a VR artist? Drop us a line in the comments below telling us where to find your work. This scene is brand spanking new so now’s the time to get involved and make your name known if you have any interest at all. Happy creating!