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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. CGFA- Art Museum Cave to Canvas 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.

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. 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.

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.

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. itchy animation - quirky illustration and characters by Richard Yot Digital Inking Creating pleasing looking line work on the computer can be quite a frustrating experience for artists who have come from drawing with pen and ink on paper. It’s taken me a few years of trial and error to get to the stage where I am happy with the line work I can now create in software. Since I’m sure many artists have had similar experiences to mine, I have written this article to share my experiences and hopefully help others who may be frustrated with this particular aspect of digital artwork.

15 Detailed Concept Art Tutorials As promised, today we have the follow up to my previous post, 35 breathtaking examples of concept art from deviantART, by collecting up 15 detailed concept art tutorials from around the web. Concept art tutorials are notoriously difficult to create, as each artist has their own style, brushes, techniques and programs. However, there are some high quality tutorials available, so today we have the 15 best, detailed and informative tutorials. A great technique for scanning your inked drawings This is a nice and quick way to get amazingly crisp and sharp scans of your artwork.The scanning process itself is crazy fast and you'll end up with a perfect scan - no need to adjust levels or remove smudges, scratches and noise because of the texture of the paper. And the best part, at least for me, is that the scan itself will be cut out from the background so you don't have to spend time removing it and can move straight on to colouring or whatever you'd want to do. You can only use this procedure with white or, at least light, paper with sketches drawn using ink, felt tip pens, markers and the like.It won't work as well when you've used a lead pencil or something else that leaves smudges and/or has a faint edge. In step 4 you'll find a quick rundown for people who know their way around Photoshop as well as some final notes and examples of the difference between this scanning method and the "regular" one.

Lesson of the Day: ‘How to Get the Most Out of Art (Even When You’re Not Sure... How do these three questions prompt you to do something similar to some of the suggestions made in the article you just read? Can you apply them to some of the pieces you found in your art collection? If you’d like to practice your visual observation skills, join us Mondays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern when facilitators from our partner organization, Visual Thinking Strategies, come to our site to live-moderate student responses. Or click through the slide show above and choose an image and apply the questions on your own or with others.

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