Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes (12 pieces) Z.L. Feng grew up in Shanghai and began painting at the young age of seven. After experimenting with all kinds of different mediums, he finally settled on a favorite - watercolor. The artist always revered the medium because of its level of difficulty. “With watercolor you cannot cover your mistakes, so you must know what you are doing,” he says. One of Feng's favorite places to find inspiration is in the countryside of Virginia's New River Valley. Preview: Malcolm Liepke at Arcadia Fine Art With his new series of seductive portraits, Malcolm Liepke hearkens back to the early 20th century when Victorian values were unraveling to make way for a sexually-liberated generation. Rendered in loose, expressive brush strokes, the works tantalize viewers with exposed thighs peaking over stockings, pouty lips and piercing eyes. The vintage costuming of Liepke’s characters make this subtle sexiness seem all the more daring.
Ben Cloward I helped to develop our company's particle effects editor by giving design specs, feedback, bug testing, etc. You can see examples of my particle effects in my particle effects demo reel. Particle Effects Demo Reel (34.4 MB WMV) Particle Reel Credit Sheet (Word Format) Recently I've been in charge of creating training videos to help artists both inside and outside the studio learn how to use our game engine. I've created a series of 40+ videos on setting up and exporting characters, creating materials in the engine, and creating particle effects.
Tea for Three: Shunga Inspired Art by Jeff Faeber (NSFW) » Rush Blog–MUSIC “As one who has “fallen from grace,” as it were, I have a natural interest in the underdog, the discarded and unwanted. Hence, I often paint on or incorporate cardboard, trash, society’s forgotten, landfill-bound material. I react to what I feel is often an overly sanitised, saccharine façade that is projected on us by mass commercialisation, or groupthink (or religion or politics or whatever.) There is often beauty in despair. Altered Thrift Store Art Unknown, via Reddit. Banksy, via Flickr user goldenticket. It’s a simple idea: Find some bad art, whether original or a print, for a song at a thrift store, then modify it to make, if not “better art,” then at least something that’s more entertaining to look at. (Is it the same thing?
Graphite Pencil Drawing Tutorial: Female Eye by Faith Te About Faith Graphite Pencil, Charcoal Pencil and Pastels Artist Hello! Gurney Journey Blog reader Christoph Heuer visited an exhibition of paintings from the Düsseldorf Academy that recently closed at the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf, Germany. In an email he described the show to me, and it was so interesting that I asked if he'd be willing to share it with GurneyJourney readers. So here is Christoph's report: Remarkable Animals Painted in Ink by George Boorujy Brooklyn based artist George Boorujy creates impossibly detailed ink paintings of North American birds and other animals, often pouring numerous photographs and visiting zoos where the animals are kept before embarking on a piece. Boorujy challenges the viewer to confront both the animal and their preconceived notions about it. Through their gaze an interaction evolves with the wild that otherwise would have to be sought out or birthed from happenstance.