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The Illustrated Life!

The Illustrated Life!
Hi Amy, I just read your Q&A on landing your first job. I’m currently an illustration student but have no idea on how to get my first illustration job once I put together a portfolio. Any tips on how to get work as a freelance illustrator? Thanks in advance. ~ Stefanie (via email) Hi Stefanie!

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Illustration Ink on paper by Alex Konahin Alex Konahin is an illustrator from Riga, Latvia. His drawings are made with dip pen using india ink or other materials. Illustration Friday Do you like to make art? Illustration Friday is a weekly art challenge that is super fun and inspiring! And along with that it happens to be an eye-catching blog and a lively, supportive online community that has been growing since 2003.

NOT CONTENT The Second Holly Grove, between Avalon and Money, Mississippi, 2013 An extract from my notes on the 5th of February - 'Leaving Granada we came across an old store front near Holcomb, MS, and stopped to photograph it - the first of many finds of the day. Next we passed through Avalon, hometown of Mississippi John Hurt, which consisted of little more than a few houses, a few empty shacks, a gin warehouse (abandoned), and plenty of fields. We then drove to Greenwood, the 'Cotton Capital' and home to Furry Lewis, and got gas before turning back towards Avalon, in search of Money, MS - site of the story of Emmett Till. Driving along the red dirt road we stumbled upon The Second Holly Grove MB Church, est. 1894 - between Avalon and Money - a very secluded spot with some interesting gravestones, one belonging to somebody with the Hurt surname.

3D Blueprint Art: Visual House Plans into Real-Life Models For those of us who love the look of classic blueprints this is a childhood fantasy world come to life – a strange and surreal mixtures of two-dimensional scale drawing and full-sized furniture and structural objects emerging from these flat surfaces. In places, this installation by Ou Studio (via Dezeen) is entirely drawn – but it still engages with a curious contextual interplay with surrounding objects, such as the tree and imagined area behind the wall in the image above. In other parts, this artwork takes on a fanciful life of its own as the objects start to animate along the base blue wall, seemingly in various phases of becoming physical and organizing from chaos according to some kind of plan. The net result is whimsical, creative and original – yet it still traces its roots back to one of the most logical, rational and common systems used for ages within the architectural industry: the pervasive blueprint.

Sugar Rush Colour Illustrations of Natsuki Otani Natsuki Otani, is a Tokyo-born illustrator currently working in England. We like the boldness in her colour choices, which create a rush of bright cheeriness on viewing them, and yet there is a more serious, thoughtful element to her work as well. Natsuki’s hope is that her illustrations can make people happy, even if for just a moment. I have a style that is best described in colour and realised in detailed design.

Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration Whether an aspiring scientific or medical illustrator or someone who enjoys drawing nature’s wonders, this first-of-its-kind MOOC course is for you. The field of Natural History Illustration is about observing and illustrating subjects from nature, science and culture, with their linkages to the environment being central. Our natural world is a fascinating place. Being able to observe and replicate it through illustration provides insights into life that can change how we think about ourselves and our surroundings. You will learn essential skills and techniques that form the base for creating accurate and stunning replications of subjects from the natural world.

DIY Sweater pillows - cozy up! This project is a great way to cozy up your couch in the Winter time! Not only does it add warmth and texture to the room they just inviting. Aren’t they? let’s get started! Web design inspiration Julia Gavrilova April 4, 201410:14 pm Permalink Purple, Rock, Scissors April 4, 201410:12 pm Marta Altes / Fun ways with pencil shavings Fun pencil shaving art by Marta Altes – love that expression by that flamenco dancer! Marta studied graphic design in Barcelona but moved to London to pursue her interest in illustration; and now she has a few children’s books under her belt! Via Gabriela

Design and Arts College of New Zealand Bonnie Choi - 2015 Young Designer of the Year Eda Tang - 2nd Place Furniture Design - Intermediate 2014 Katherine Song - 3rd Place - Visual Arts Design 2014 Noel Zheng - Honourable Mention - 2015 Living Environments Brokin nglish. Saturday - March 21st, 2014 | Location: Seattle Given the timing of us being in Juneau, someone made mention of visiting the Mendenhall Glacier, and that the large lake was frozen and we’d have about an hour journey with crossing the lake, as well as the hike up the glacier to the Ice Cave entrance. There were lots of pitfalls and it was all about staying on the path, but given the weather warming up, we didn’t expect the lake to remain frozen all the way through (the First mini glacier shot) with the heavy foot traffic, but it did and was an amazing trip in. The usual trek would be about 3 hours had the lake not been frozen!

The Curated Object: Exhibitions Corning The Great TazzaEngland, Amblecote, Thomas Webb and Sons, George Woodall, about 1889H. 38.9 cmBlown (from two gathers), cased (opaque pink over opaque white over opaque green over opaque white over semiopaque deep green), acid-dipped, cameo-carved, engravedThe Corning Museum of Glass (92.2.8, bequest of Juliette K. Rakow)Formerly in the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Leonard S.

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