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Energy Brushes: Illustrating Elemental Dynamics (UIST 2016)

Dynamic effects such as waves, splashes, fire, smoke, and explosions are an integral part of stylized animations. However, such dynamics are challenging to produce, as manually sketching key-frames requires significant effort and artistic expertise while physical simulation tools lack sufficient

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Energy Brushes: Illustrating Elemental Dynamics (UIST 2016)

Dynamic effects such as waves, splashes, fire, smoke, and explosions are an integral part of stylized animations. However, such dynamics are challenging to produce, as manually sketching key-frames requires significant effort and artistic expertise while physical simulation tools lack sufficient

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Chronofab: Fabricating Motion (CHI 2016)

How to portray time and motion in 3D printed artifacts? Our new work on fabricating time is appearing to ACM CHI 2016 conference. ChronoFab is a 3D modeling tool to craft motion sculptures, tangible representations of 3D animated models, visualizing an

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Chronofab: Fabricating Motion (CHI 2016)

How to portray time and motion in 3D printed artifacts? Our new work on fabricating time is appearing to ACM CHI 2016 conference. ChronoFab is a 3D modeling tool to craft motion sculptures, tangible representations of 3D animated models, visualizing an

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Motion Amplifiers: Sketching Dynamic Illustrations Using the Principles of 2D Animation (CHI 2016)

Our new work on stylized 2D animation, Motion Amplifiers, in appearing  to CHI 2016 & SIGGRAPH 2016! In our earlier work, Draco, our goal was to make animation as easy as sketching, and realize the potential of dynamic drawing as a

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Motion Amplifiers: Sketching Dynamic Illustrations Using the Principles of 2D Animation (CHI 2016)

Our new work on stylized 2D animation, Motion Amplifiers, in appearing  to CHI 2016 & SIGGRAPH 2016! In our earlier work, Draco, our goal was to make animation as easy as sketching, and realize the potential of dynamic drawing as a

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ছবিতে বাংলা বর্ণমালা (Bengali alphabet in drawings)

বেশ কিছুদিন ধরে Zahid Hossain, Afshin Shiraji (নুহিন) ও বাতায়ন ফাউন্ডেশন এর সাথে “ছবিতে বাংলা বর্ণমালা” আকছি। এখনো বেশ কিছু ড্রয়িং বাকি। প্রোজেক্ট এর উদ্দেশ্য, বাংলা বর্ণগুলোর সাথে ছবিগুলো এমনভাবে আঁকা, যেন, শিশুরা ছবির মাঝে বর্ণ গুলো দেখতে পায়। আমাদের

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ছবিতে বাংলা বর্ণমালা (Bengali alphabet in drawings)

বেশ কিছুদিন ধরে Zahid Hossain, Afshin Shiraji (নুহিন) ও বাতায়ন ফাউন্ডেশন এর সাথে “ছবিতে বাংলা বর্ণমালা” আকছি। এখনো বেশ কিছু ড্রয়িং বাকি। প্রোজেক্ট এর উদ্দেশ্য, বাংলা বর্ণগুলোর সাথে ছবিগুলো এমনভাবে আঁকা, যেন, শিশুরা ছবির মাঝে বর্ণ গুলো দেখতে পায়। আমাদের

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Animated Figures in Research Articles (alt.CHI 2015)

The dissemination of scientific knowledge has evolved over the centuries from handwritten manuscripts transcribed and published as physical black and white prints-on-paper, to digital documents in full color available for consultation online. Even if it now primarily relies on digital

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Animated Figures in Research Articles (alt.CHI 2015)

The dissemination of scientific knowledge has evolved over the centuries from handwritten manuscripts transcribed and published as physical black and white prints-on-paper, to digital documents in full color available for consultation online. Even if it now primarily relies on digital

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Kitty: Sketching Dynamic Illustrations (UIST 2014)

“I believe that dynamic pictures will someday be the primary medium for visual art and visual explanations”- Bret Victor Kitty is a sketch-based tool for authoring dynamic and interactive illustrations. Artists can sketch animated drawings and textures to convey the living

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Kitty: Sketching Dynamic Illustrations (UIST 2014)

“I believe that dynamic pictures will someday be the primary medium for visual art and visual explanations”- Bret Victor Kitty is a sketch-based tool for authoring dynamic and interactive illustrations. Artists can sketch animated drawings and textures to convey the living

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Draco: Bringing Life to Illustrations with Kinetic Textures (CHI 2014)

Draco is a sketch-based interface that allows artists and casual users alike to add a rich set of animation effects to their drawings, seemingly bringing illustrations to life. While previous systems have introduced sketch-based animations for individual objects, our contribution

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Draco: Bringing Life to Illustrations with Kinetic Textures (CHI 2014)

Draco is a sketch-based interface that allows artists and casual users alike to add a rich set of animation effects to their drawings, seemingly bringing illustrations to life. While previous systems have introduced sketch-based animations for individual objects, our contribution

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Comic: Designing New Digital Art Media

Read the COMICS (PDF) This comic seeks to provoke thoughts and discussion on these issues from a scientific and pragmatic point of view, based on my learning and experience during the course of my PhD. The thesis presents the design process and development of

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Comic: Designing New Digital Art Media

Read the COMICS (PDF) This comic seeks to provoke thoughts and discussion on these issues from a scientific and pragmatic point of view, based on my learning and experience during the course of my PhD. The thesis presents the design process and development of

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SketchStory: Storytelling with Data in Digital Whiteboards (InfoVis 2013)

Even though communication of insights is one of the main goals of data exploration, presenting visual information to other people is under-explored. To create a new and engaging form of storytelling with data, we explore how to leverage and extend

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SketchStory

SketchStory: Storytelling with Data in Digital Whiteboards (InfoVis 2013)

Even though communication of insights is one of the main goals of data exploration, presenting visual information to other people is under-explored. To create a new and engaging form of storytelling with data, we explore how to leverage and extend

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Vignette: Sketching tool for Pen-and-ink Illustrations (CHI 2012)

Vignette is an interactive tool that facilitates texture creation in pen-and-ink illustrations in a natural and easy way. Unlike existing systems, Vignette preserves illustrators’ workflow and style: users draw a fraction of a texture and use gestures to automatically fill

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Vignette: Sketching tool for Pen-and-ink Illustrations (CHI 2012)

Vignette is an interactive tool that facilitates texture creation in pen-and-ink illustrations in a natural and easy way. Unlike existing systems, Vignette preserves illustrators’ workflow and style: users draw a fraction of a texture and use gestures to automatically fill

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SandCanvas: Digital Art tool for Sand Animation (CHI 2011)

Sand animation is a performance art technique in which an artist tells stories by creating animated images with sand. Inspired by this medium, we have developed a new multi-touch digital artistic medium named SandCanvas that simplifies the creation of sand

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SandCanvas: Digital Art tool for Sand Animation (CHI 2011)

Sand animation is a performance art technique in which an artist tells stories by creating animated images with sand. Inspired by this medium, we have developed a new multi-touch digital artistic medium named SandCanvas that simplifies the creation of sand

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Sarah in Santorini

Art and Animation

Dynamic Drawings (with Energy Brushes) Dynamic Drawings (with Motion Amplifiers) Dyanamic drawings (with Draco and Kitty) Sand Art (with SandCanvas) Pen-and-ink Illustrations (with Vignette) Other Illustrations…. for books, magazines, posters, events and casual time pass. Others… See the pencil sketches and comics (vakhkhosh and phd

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Sarah in Santorini

Art and Animation

Dynamic Drawings (with Energy Brushes) Dynamic Drawings (with Motion Amplifiers) Dyanamic drawings (with Draco and Kitty) Sand Art (with SandCanvas) Pen-and-ink Illustrations (with Vignette) Other Illustrations…. for books, magazines, posters, events and casual time pass. Others… See the pencil sketches and comics (vakhkhosh and phd

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Cartoon Ads for Unilever Rexona

Some cartoons drawn for Unilever Rexona (deodorant) by Zahid Hossain and me back in 2007. These cartoons were used as stickers, posters and billboards all over Bangladesh.

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Cartoon Ads for Unilever Rexona

Some cartoons drawn for Unilever Rexona (deodorant) by Zahid Hossain and me back in 2007. These cartoons were used as stickers, posters and billboards all over Bangladesh.

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Comic: “Vakhkhosh”

Have you ever been to Addigor? Addigor is the name of the imaginary kingdom, located in the deepest of jungles, in our Graphics adventure novel “Vakkhosh”. Its the story of friendly vegeterian monsters and an ousted poor man. Apparently, the

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Comic: “Vakhkhosh”

Have you ever been to Addigor? Addigor is the name of the imaginary kingdom, located in the deepest of jungles, in our Graphics adventure novel “Vakkhosh”. Its the story of friendly vegeterian monsters and an ousted poor man. Apparently, the

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Pencil Sketching

Sketching is my first love. During my high school & college, I had my greatest time with my sketchbook. Unfortunately, I lost most of them… but, here are few samples from my antiquated sketch book (1998-2004).

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Pencil Sketching

Sketching is my first love. During my high school & college, I had my greatest time with my sketchbook. Unfortunately, I lost most of them… but, here are few samples from my antiquated sketch book (1998-2004).

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Study: How do artists portray “force”?

How do artists portray intangible and invisible phenomena, like wind, storms and energy? I’ve been contemplating about this for a while, and archived a number of examples from the web. It appears that, most of the times, the attributes of forces (e.g., strength,

Study: How do artists portray “force”?

How do artists portray intangible and invisible phenomena, like wind, storms and energy? I’ve been contemplating about this for a while, and archived a number of examples from the web. It appears that, most of the times, the attributes of forces (e.g., strength,