10k Apart Contest 2016: Building a Website Under 10KB

There is a very interesting web design contest going on online, called 10k Apart. It puts emphasis on building a website “optimizing every little byte like your life depends on it and ensuring your site can work, no matter what”. Their challenge is to build such an optimized site that your pages load under 10KB size limit! The contest is open till September 30th.

I have participated in the contest and my entry is just as “random” as it gets – it is about randomness! It’s a quite minimally designed, single-page website made with HTML5, CSS3 and some JavaScript, and shows that you can build a pretty site with pretty simple code! It has got some optimization hacks too, like optimized URLs, use of character entities as icons and so on. Very little JS is used with fallback options. Total cost: 7.02 KB.😀

10k Apart 2016 - My entry "random"

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“Dasavatar” – Digital Illustration Set by Shajin Paikath

“Dasavatar” is a series of artworks designed by Shajin Paikath (catch him on Behance) which shows the 10 avatars of Lord Vishnu – different incarnations that take the form of divine intervention provided by Vishnu during the various stages of human evolution. The Dasavatar (ten avatars) are meant to re-establish dharma (righteousness) and destroy tyranny and injustice on earth.

These illustrations of the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu feature minimal, mindful design leading to splendid results! I am sharing some of the artworks here. (You can see the complete set on Behance.)

Narasimha Avatar - Art by Shajin

Narasimha Avatar – Art by Shajin

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Paper Published in IEEE CICN 2015

Last year, my paper on Anatomy and Utilities of an Artificial Intelligence Conversational Entity was selected in CICN (International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Communication Networks) 2015 and after a long editing process, it has finally been published in the IEEE Xplore Library (here).

Really glad to see my name in the IEEE publication.🙂

Paper Selected in Springer ICACIE 2016

I’m happy to announce that my research paper, Designing Natural Language Processing Systems with QuickScript as a Platform, has been accepted in the International Conference on Advanced Computing and Intelligent Engineering (ICACIE) 2016.

I, along with three of my friends, have written the paper discussing about the QuickScript Project (which we have developed) and its usage in creating natural language systems. Proceedings of the conference will be published in the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (AISC) series of Springer.

Some Posters of BBC Sherlock Quotes

I have made some cool posters of Sherlock quotes by editing my BBC Sherlock artwork which I posted recently.

Clever quotations are one of the things that I find best about the Sherlock series, so I thought why not share some of them?

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Sherlock TV Series Artwork

Here comes a pencil color artwork of “Sherlock” (the BBC TV series). I completed this one a while ago and it portrays our very beloved master of deduction, the world’s only “consulting detective”, Sherlock Holmes.

I just love the series and I believe Benedict Cumberbatch has played the character really well! Waiting to see some more of Sherlock’s brilliance in Season 4.🙂

(Also see: Some posters of BBC Sherlock quotes, which I created by editing this drawing on my PC.)

Sherlock BBC Pencil Color Art by Sarang - 1

Sherlock BBC Pencil Color Art by Sarang - 2

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Abstract Lord Ganesha Painting

I have made a new watercolor painting – Abstract Lord Ganesha. The artwork features the Hindu deity of good fortune and success, Lord Ganesha, also known as Ganapati.

With the abstract Ganesha design in focus, it also has a lot of color splashes and some floral design made with a sketch pen.

“Ganesha (Sanskrit: गणेश, Gaṇeśa), also known as Ganapati and Vinayaka, is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon.
Although he is known by many attributes, Ganesha’s elephant head makes him easy to identify. Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom.”

– Wikipedia

Abstract Lord Ganesha Watercolor Painting - By Sarang

Abstract Lord Ganesha Watercolor Painting

(Also see: My Abstract Lord Krishna painting)

Oh, by the way, July ’16 is World Watercolor Month! So a very happy and splashy #WorldWatercolorMonth to all.😀

2 Colored Pencil Artworks – “The Lion” and “The Phoenix”

I was going through some old drawings of mine and found these two illustrations I made a year ago – “The Lion” and “The Phoenix”. Both artworks are made entirely with color pencils and are a vibrant mix of colors with some abstract creativity.

The Lion is an amalgamation of bright, vivid designs resulting in a lion’s head gleaming with pride. The Phoenix illustration has an equally vivacious phoenix flapping its magnificent wings. One is the king of land and the other the prince of skies! Here are the artworks:

The Lion - Colored Pencil Artwork by Sarang

The Lion – Colored Pencil Artwork

The Phoenix - Colored Pencil Artwork by Sarang

The Phoenix – Colored Pencil Artwork

The Lion and The Phoenix Artworks

Illustrations of Artistic Animal Pairs by Katy Lipscomb

Katy Lipscomb is a freelance illustrator living in Georgia, USA. I featured her vivid and beautiful animal artworks in a previous post here. Her works illustrate various animal spirits – many of them forming beautiful pairs! That could be a dragon with a wolf, a couple of snakes, a lion with his cub and so on. She uses watercolors, color pencils and markers. You can find her work on DeviantArt and on Facebook.

Here are some artistic animal pairs by Katy Lipscomb…

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Snakes

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Michael Zajkov Creates Stunningly Realistic Dolls That Appear to Be Living

Michael Zajkov is a Moscow-based artist who creates such hyper-realistic dolls that often they make people feel uncomfortable! Unlike other dolls out there, Michael Zajkov’s dolls are hand-sculpted and are a fine work of art. These dolls are made from a special type of modeling clay, with beautiful glass eyes, French mohair wigs and numerous joints in them.

Zajkov graduated from Kuban State University of Russia in 2009. From 2010 to 2013 he worked at a puppet theatre while also attending a graduate school. He made his first doll in 2010.

Michael Zajkov with his hyper-realistic dolls

Michael Zajkov with his hyper-realistic dolls

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Michael shares the pictures of his startlingly lifelike dolls and sneak previews of their production process on his Instagram page.
Although they are quite eerie, I am sharing some pictures of his dolls here… Tell me in comments if you see any of them blinking!🙂 More

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