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Art Renewal Center®

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Why Realism? You will want to read this major new addition to the ARC Philosophy which proves the decisive importance and value of traditional Realism. In “Why Realism”, Mr. Ross supplies the expanding Realist movement with the strongest rationale yet, why Realist images are the only way possible to achieve the primary reason that fine art exists…. which is to communicate with poetic beauty the ideas and passions of our shared humanity. ARC for many years has focused the debate about Realism vs. Modernism whose definition is characterized by celebrating the destruction of realism.

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Stunning Collection of Abstract Art Paintings Top Home » Illustration • Inspiration » Stunning Collection of Abstract Art Paintings Abstract art is an interesting form of art that makes use of visual language of form, color and line. These elements create an interesting work of art that stays alive with a scale of independence from visual references in the world. We have collected some dazzling examples of abstract art and paintings by the world famous artists.

tortillion.htm How To Make A Tortillion A tortillion is nothing more than a piece of rolled paper used as a blending tool. The softness or hardness of the tortillion is controlled by the type of paper you choose to make it out of. I have never liked to use a finger or a blending stump on a drawing because it always looks like a big smudge when you are finished. The 50 Best Street Art Work Selected in 2011 Looking for street arts? then have a look at these best selected street artists of the year. With one of the most authoritative resource… for 2011. Street art is an awesome way to represent anything which can be a type of visual art, many artists today have a keen interest in street art as it’s the most profound and it can be used to serve many purposes. Like in Wikipedia street art is usually refers to unsanctioned art, as opposed to government sponsored initiative. Anyways I love what has been done to the streets and it looks amazing in every sense.

The Flop Box A bad beginning makes a bad ending 4/14/2014 Peter Saul curated group show @ Zürcher Studio Austin Lee Taylor McKimens Karl Wirsum Judith Hudson Irena Jurek Lackadaisy Expressions Boy, I didn't know what I was getting myself into when I started this. I've had requests for some sort of expressions tutorial dating back a while now, so I figured, "Sure! I can explain expression drawing...and it'll be way better than all those tutorials out there that are nothing but charts of generic expressions.

Quipsologies • Quipsologies, is a division of UnderConsideration, chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis. • Quipsologies uses TypeKit to render P22 Underground, Skolar Web by TypeTogether, and Coquette by Mark Simonson. • Quipsologies is run with Six Apart’s MovableType 6.3.2 • Syndicate / RSS Feed • All comments, ideas and thoughts on Quipsologies are property of their authors; reproduction without the author’s or Quipsologies’s permission is strictly prohibited

Disney's "Tangled" Character Design Development. Once "Rapunzel", then "Rapunzel Unbraided", and now "Tangled", Disney's 50th animated Feature film, set for release November 28th, has gone through many changes throughout it's years in development. One thing that hasn't changed much, though, is the artistic influence of two artists in particular. One was the French Rococo painter Jean-Honorer Fragonard, specifically one of his best known works; “The Swing” which inspired the lush fairy tale world that Rapunzel inhabits. The second is animation legend Glen Keane, who was the original driving force behind the film.

Bioshock 2's In-Game Posters Recreated In Photoshop Remember Geekologie Reader Stefan Petit's gallery of posters from the original Bioshock he recreated in Photoshop? Well he just finished doing Bioshock 2's as well. Aaaaaand these are them. Man, I wish I could've seen Rapture in its heyday, that would've been the tits. About Ars Electronica What is Ars Electronica? Art, technology, society. Since 1979, Ars Electronica has sought out interlinkages and congruities, causes and effects. The ideas circulating here are innovative, radical, eccentric in the best sense of that term. They influence our everyday life—our lifestyle, our way of life, every single day.

Brittney Lee Designer, Illustrator and Animator Brittney Lee creates the kind of charming and effervescent characters that can leap to life in a very wide variety of applications; from traditional animation, CG animation, book and stationary illustration to stunning fine art cut paper sculptures. Lee's design, draftsmanship and color acumen are particularly evident when her characters are found inhabiting an environment that she has created especially for them. Tendrils of hair play off gracefully winding vines, cascades of water dance around lush curvilinear vegetation, warm sunlight bathes elegant Parisian courtyards. Despite the skillful simplicity her design, the viewer is tempted to linger, not wishing to leave Lee's enchanting worlds too soon.

Return To Rapture: Bioshock's In-Game Posters Recreated By Geekologie Reader Geekologie Reader Stefan Petit spent six-months faithfully recreating some 43 of the in-game posters from Bioshock. These are them. I want them. ALL. Plus a Big Daddy. Or, what the gay community might describe as a 'bear'. TUTORIAL: Cleaning up drawings on lined paper Removing blue lines from your drawings Skill Level: Easy What you need: Your image, scanned in & ready Photoshop CS (other versions should be similar) Welcome to the first tutorial Many of us draw in class instead of listening to the teacher, and often the only paper to draw on is lined paper. This tutorial teaches you how to remove those blue lines from your drawing using Photoshop, or an equivalent graphics program.

17 Best Icon Resources for Mobile Web Design A stunning and eye-catching icon is an asset to any web design, but icons used in Mobile Web Design become an essential part of the user interface. What makes a mobile icon effective and stimulating is a large shape, unique visual style and the ability to communicate its intended use clearly, without requiring a lot of additional context. Free web elements, especially beautiful icon resources, can be found in nearly every designer’s toolbox. Below are 17 stand-out and free icon resources you can add to your own toolbox to aid in designing brilliant mobile apps and websites. Each set is licensed under a Creative Commons license. Advertisement

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