bernini Gian Lorenzo Bernini (also spelled Gianlorenzo or Giovanni Lorenzo) (Naples, 7 December 1598 – Rome, 28 November 1680) was an Italian artist and a prominent architect who worked principally in Rome. He was the leading sculptor of his age, credited with creating the Baroque style of sculpture. In addition, he painted, wrote plays, and designed metalwork and stage sets. Bernini possessed the ability to depict dramatic narratives with characters showing intense psychological states, but also organise large-scale sculptural works which convey a magnificent grandeur. His skill in manipulating marble ensured he was considered a worthy successor of Michelangelo, far outshining other sculptors of his generation, including his rival, Alessandro Algardi. Bernini was also a leading figure in the emergence of Roman Baroque architecture along with his contemporaries, the architect, Francesco Borromini and the painter and architect, Pietro da Cortona. Personal life Visit to France
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my drawings I've had a few people over the years ask exactly how I set about to create a drawing and I thought it might be fun to take some photos and sort of document the process. I really and truly believe that anyone can create art, you just have to devote the time and effort to the craft you choose be it drawing or painting etc... Today I will be drawing Betty & Veronica from Archie comics. I keep tons of pictures from magazines as well as several books of pin-up photos for pose reference. Now that we have a basic idea for our pose, using pencil I draw loose circles and lines to represent the body and it's pose. I suppose now would be a good place to talk about supplies. Once the circles and lines are on the page you want to sort of refine the body shape, add very basic details. Once I have the basic body shape down now the fun really starts and I begin adding all the details, create the face (eyes, nose, lips)... Here are a couple of examples of how I draw lips. Now is the time to add ink!
Claude Monet Oscar-Claude Monet (French: [klod mɔnɛ]; 14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926) was a founder of French Impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting. The term "Impressionism" is derived from the title of his painting Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise), which was exhibited in 1874 in the first of the independent exhibitions mounted by Monet and his associates as an alternative to the Salon de Paris. Monet's ambition of documenting the French countryside led him to adopt a method of painting the same scene many times in order to capture the changing of light and the passing of the seasons. From 1883 Monet lived in Giverny, where he purchased a house and property, and began a vast landscaping project which included lily ponds that would become the subjects of his best-known works. Monet and Impressionism Biography Paris
Jimbo's Japan: Art Nouveau アール・ヌーヴォー This semester I am taking a class called 'History of Graphic Design' and while that may sound dreadfully boring to most people, (it did to me) it is rapidly becoming my favorite class thus far at Oklahoma State University. In the class we are basically zipping through history and trying to pick up the important factoids about each specific style of graphic design. It's a once-a-week night class, so we really have to get through a lot of material each week very swiftly, but this class, more than any other so far, is opening me up to a whole new world (cue Aladdin soundtrack) of interesting art styles and inspiration. Right now, I want to tell you about Art Nouveau.The Art Nouveau movement started in Paris, France around the turn of the 20th Century. Probably one of the most prolific and popularly known Art Nouveau poster designers is Alphonse Mucha, of whom I am very much a big fan as I'm sure you can tell by all the Mucha posters on display in this very blog post.
Gustave Courbet I am fifty years old and I have always lived in freedom; let me end my life free; when I am dead let this be said of me: 'He belonged to no school, to no church, to no institution, to no academy, least of all to any régime except the régime of liberty.'  Realism Biography He went to Paris in 1839 and worked at the studio of Steuben and Hesse. Self-portrait (The Desperate Man), c. 1843–1845 (Private collection) His first works were an Odalisque inspired by the writing of Victor Hugo and a Lélia illustrating George Sand, but he soon abandoned literary influences, choosing instead to base his paintings on observed reality. Trips to the Netherlands and Belgium in 1846–1847 strengthened Courbet's belief that painters should portray the life around them, as Rembrandt, Hals and other Dutch masters had. Courbet achieved greater recognition after the success of his painting After Dinner at Ornans at the Salon of 1849. A Burial at Ornans In 1850, he wrote to a friend:
Tricromia - illustrator's international art gallery Pablo Picasso Picasso, Henri Matisse and Marcel Duchamp are regarded as the three artists who most defined the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting, sculpture, printmaking and ceramics. Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, painting in a realistic manner through his childhood and adolescence. During the first decade of the 20th century, his style changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques, and ideas. His work is often categorised into periods. While the names of many of his later periods are debated, the most commonly accepted periods in his work are the Blue Period (1901–1904), the Rose Period (1904–1906), the African-influenced Period (1907–1909), Analytic Cubism (1909–1912), and Synthetic Cubism (1912–1919). Early life Pablo Picasso and his sister Lola, c.1889 Picasso showed a passion and a skill for drawing from an early age. Fame
Color Your Artwork Using Actions in Photoshop Photoshop actions can make lots of tasks easier; from batch processing to handling simple, every day tasks. Actions can seriously improve your workflow. In today's quick tip we will demonstrate how to use actions to help color your artwork. Let's get started! Introduction I must to tell you, I'm a lazy person and I always want to reduce the amount of extra work I have to do, even if it's just one more click. Step 1 To start things off, I scanned one of my drawings and opened it in Photoshop. Adjust the image a little with levels to get cleaner lines. Create two new layers under the sketch layer, fill the lowest layer with white. Now fill it with basic colors. Step 2 Here comes our first action. You get new action pop up, now let’s give it a name - Color fill, and most important thing: choose F9 in Function Key drop down. Pick Magic Wand Tool (W) and click to choose empty area inside painted edges. Now press Alt + Backspace/Delete to fill selection with foreground color. Step 3 Final Image