Digital Art

Through the Shredder: Scribbled Line People

The Scribbled Line Portraits of illustrator Ayaka Ito and programmer Randy Church began as a class assignment before the stunning digital photography innovation came to public attention at a Toronto FITC workshop.

The series showing shredded human bodies integrated 3D and programming for a project with a three-day deadline while the two were at the College of Imaging Arts & Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Ito and Church “put their models through the shredder” using a custom Flash drawing tool, HDR lighting, Cinema4D and Photoshop.

The project began as a class assignment and grew into a fully realized series which won an Adobe Design Achievement Award and has been featured in 3D World Magazine and Communication Arts Magazine.

A post from DesignBoom with more technical detail on the process, here.

NOTE: This is from the Art Junkie archives, 2012.

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  1. No formal submission process. You can message me on Twitter and I’ll send you my email, or you can chat with me on the About page, or you can just send me to a link, or leave a suggestion on one of the posts. I’m interested in hearing about anything that’s Canadian or on exhibit in Canada.


  2. Stunning work. I love seeing innovations being pushed forward by new mediums. The minds at work here are amazing, so much more so being a collaboration!


    • Good point about the collaboration. The most striking thing to me is the short time frame for the innovation, given that it was a brief school assignment, but I gather they kept right on innovating afterward. Thanks for your comments.


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