Arkhip Kuindzhi Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi was a highly regarded Russian (Ukrainian) landscape painter and a member of the amazing group of Russian painters known as the Peredvizhniki (“Itinerants” or “Wanderers”, see my related posts). Kuindzhi was noted for his unorthodox compositions and daring experiments with lighting effects, perhaps partly stemming from his limited formal training. He grew up in a poor family, son of a Greek shoemaker, and lost his parents at an early age. He was largely self-taught, though he eventually attended the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts for a time. During his early years he was influenced by the Russian (Crimean) landscape artist Ivan Aivazovsky.
bodies-in-motion BODIES in MOTION PROJECT click for full resolution Welcome to the Bodies in Motion page. The Ultimate Guide to Good Figure Drawing Reference Yes it is and it is long overdue. I’ve been asked countless times by students, friends and artists in training about getting good reference for figure drawing and head drawing studies. With the unfortunate lack of a centralized and well organized image gallery, it’s about damn time this issue is settled once and for all. I’ve posted some of my personal reference collection here in one place, also known as The Official Freshdesigner Good Reference Gallery (GRG). There’s a ton of great reference I’ve personally gathered and hand-picked from various sources. In the section ‘Where To Find Good Reference‘, I’ve listed the best photographers, websites and books that I know of.
Researchers discover source of imagination in human brain According to a news release from Dartmouth College, researchers have discovered the source of imagination in the human brain. Their research answers several longstanding scientific questions: what gives people the ability to make beautiful art, construct novel tools and achieve other extremely distinct actions. The researchers think that imagination comes from a sweeping neural network, known as the brain’s “mental workspace,” that deliberately shapes images, symbols, idea and theories and provides humans with the mental focus required to determine intricate problems and produce novel ideas. “Our findings move us closer to understanding how the organization of our brains sets us apart from other species and provides such a rich internal playground for us to think freely and creatively,” notes lead author Alex Schlegel , a graduate student in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College, in a statement. What do you think of the study’s findings?
Good Reference Gallery Figure Drawing Reference (Scroll down for Head Drawing Reference Gallery) Photography credits below Do you want more images? 54 Free Human Skull Images for DownloadWELCOME TO A WORLD OF SKULLS Media Militia have created this amazing downloable file of human skulls for you to use as reference for illustration and other creative projects. It can be used for personal and commercial purposes too. Heck, how amazing is that? The file contains 54 human skulls, from fetal skulls through to decrepit skulls, and all skulls are photographed in a number of positions on a black background. Have I mentioned it’s free???
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The Top 75 'Pictures of the Day' for 2012 Oct 17, 2012 *Update: The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012 have just been published. Click here to check out the most up-to-date post! After the positive reception from last year’s “Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2011“, the Sifter promised to highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘ at the end of every quarter, eventually culminating in an epic Top 100 for 2012.
Unlocking the Mysteries of The Artistic Mind Consider the flightless fluffs of brown otherwise known as herring gull chicks. Since they're entirely dependent on their mothers for food, they're born with a powerful instinct. Whenever they see a bird beak, they frantically peck at it, begging for their favorite food: a regurgitated meal. Good Reference Gallery - Freshdesigner.com Figure Drawing Reference (Scroll down for Head Drawing Reference Gallery) Photography credits below Do you want more images? 25 Creative Resume Designs that will make you rethink your CV Larva - Popcorn - Funny 3D Animation Short film Human Animation in Kaleidoscope view - The power of x - TEDxSummit intro Parmareggio - TV Commercial