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50 Beautiful Color Palettes for Your Next Web Project Choosing the right color scheme is essential to your website’s success. Your layout and other design choices — including font — should be developed in concert with your color scheme, which can ensure readability, cohesiveness, and beauty in the final product. Unfortunately, making that choice or creating a color palette from scratch can be quite the challenge. That’s why for today’s post I’ve put together a collection of 50 beautiful color palettes that are ready to use for your next web project.

Amazing drawings by Joe Fenton After studying sculpting at the Wimbledon School of Art, I went on to work for a few years in the film industry for directors such as Terry Gilliam and for companies such as Disney and Miramax as a film concept designer and sculptor in both London and Prague. I then moved to New York where I received my first publishing contract with Simon & Schuster for my children’s book as illustrator and writer of What’s under the bed? What’s under the bed? Incredible and Unique Drawings by Brooks Salzwedel All of Brooks Salzwedel’s drawings are hand drawn graphite on Duralar cast in layers of resin. Color in the pieces are made by layers of transparent tape. Her style is very unique and beautiful. Come across any awesome art lately? Submit it here!

Sculptures Popping Out of Paintings Oh, to have been in Tokyo in June! Shintaro Ohata just finished up a solo exhibition at the Yukari Art Contemprary in Tokyo, Japan. This Hiroshima, Japan-born artist is known for his ability to show us everyday life in a cinematic way. He captures light in his paintings, showering the world, as we know it, with carefully placed strokes of it. "Every ordinary scenery in our daily lives, such as the rising sun, the beauty of a sunset or a glittering road paved with asphalt on a rainy night, becomes something irreplaceable if we think we wouldn’t be able to see them anymore," he told Yukari gallery. "I am creating works to capture lights in our everyday life and record them in the painting.”

products The Puzzleboard by OOOMS can be used in more ways than one: each board can be used on its own as a cutting board or serving plate, or put some boards together and you have super-sized your workspace. It’s ideal for cutting those long baguettes! But the best thing is that any wineglass can be fitted into the blank spot of a board. Using the boards at parties allows guests to enjoy both wine & delicacies, while still having one hand free to greet other friends. A different deck of cards A different deck of cards Nice cards by Felix Blommestijn, more on his blog. 1st of September 2010 Probably Related

The Surrealism of Skin: Photorealistic Pencil Drawings by Ileana Hunter « Art Installations Ileana Hunter’s passion is drawing portraits of famous faces in a highly realistic style. She uses a variety of different pencils to create her drawings, ranging from hard pencils that create a light tone to soft lead pencils that creates rich, dark tones. The majority of Hunter’s models are female, including actresses like Scarlett Johansson and deceased singer Amy Winehouse. Using a photograph as reference, Hunter sketches and then shades her drawings, carefully copying the highlights, gradients and shadows of the photograph to create photorealistic drawings. “Photorealistic” means drawing or painting a picture that looks like a photograph but isn’t. It is a style that is tricky to achieve as it requires a lot of time and patience and doesn’t allow the artist to use expressive brushstrokes or pencil lines in the art work.

carnovsky RGB Color est e pluribus unus RGB is a work about the exploration of the “surface’s deepness”. RGB designs create surfaces that mutate and interact with different chromatic stimulus. Carnovsky's RGB is an ongoing project that experiments with the interaction between printed and light colours. The resulting images are unexpected and disorienting. Intricately Patterned Animal Illustrations It would be hard to tell from these strikingly detailed animals but artist Iain Macarthur got his start drawing cartoon characters. Now he carries his sketchbook on the bus, to the cafe and everywhere else as he includes more realism and in this case pattern in his illustrations. See more of his animals (and even some cartoons) at iainmacarthur.carbonmade.com. See Also INCREDIBLE 3D ILLUSTRATIONS JUMP OUT OF THE SKETCHBOOK Via: hypemuch.com

10 Awesome Infographics for Graphic Designers As a graphic designer, you’ve probably designed at least a few infographics for your clients – or even for fun. You can create (and sell) infographics for any topic or industry, which means infographics can be a lucrative source of income. Some designers make a full-time living designing infographics alone. And while infographics always require the talents of a graphic designer, how many infographics have you seen that feature graphic designers? Celebrating the Art of the Doodle: 20 Awesome Doodles & Escape Into Life - StumbleUpon Faith Georgia Jabson Rodrigues molossus aka rooibas Jim Bradshaw Matt Lyon jdfy333

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