Hi-Fructose Vol. 31 Preview! Our new issue of Hi-Fructose New Contemporary Art Magazine arrives in April and features a beautiful cover and feature by Fuco Ueda, the art of Ray Caesar, interactive graphic work by Brosmind, the sculptures of Erika Sanada, Tristram Lansdowne’s otherworldly architectural paintings, Laura Ball’s constructed animal paintings, painter, Justin Bower’s glitch paintings, Jordan Kasey, surreal photography and origami works by Alma Haser, Brandi Milne’s new book, an interview with Long Gone John about this new B-Kawz release, and a very special 16 page insert by Al Columbia, featuring beautiful reproductions of his works on paper, and more! Pre-order a copy today! Erika Sanada Al Columbia special sketchbook insert Al Columbia Tristam Lansdowne Jordan Kasey Ray Caesar Justin Bower Alma Haser Laura Ball Brosmind
DRAWING GRASS (Negative Drawing techniques)at MIKE SIBLEY FINE ART What do you see when you look at this picture on the right? Do you see an ancient black drinking cup? Maybe an ebony candlestick holder? These are the positive images. Or do you see two white faces both looking at each other? You can of course draw grass in any way you choose from "sketchy" (which serves its purpose here as this drawing is just 1½" high and the grass exists only to place the tractor in space)... ...to where it plays a full role as an integral part of the "reality" of the drawing. It confuses the rational element that tries to control the creative side. "The coconut shy principle" Pick up a ball, quickly turn around and throw it at a target the instant you see it. "The parking principle" Try slowly and carefully reversing a car into a tight parking space and you will often fail. DASH & REHASH v SLOW 'N STEADY I have two basic ways of working - both equally justifiable - "dash and rehash" and "slow 'n steady". Working quickly, more strokes have been added... ...and more...
Tadaomi Shibuya’s amazing geometric art There’s a new name in my “Favourite artists” list: Tadaomi Shibuya, 36 years old from Yokohama, Japan. Tadaomi is an artist, an illustrator and a graphic designer and you can recognize his style in all these disciplines at first sight. He uses geometric pattern to make portraits of people, animals or to create amazing abstract art or graphic design projects. This unique but versatile style let him works in different fields, from music albums covers, to editorial illustrations or advertising projects, but also on paintings exhibited in galleries around the world. Drawing Nature and Landscapes : How to Draw Nature Outdoors with Drawing Lessons Step by Step Techniques for Cartoons How to Begin Your Sketch In doing this sketch, doubtless great difficulty will be experienced in getting the drawing at all correct. Much assistance to this end can be obtained from a slight knowledge of Perspective This will form the subject of the next chapter. How to Draw From Nature with Easy to Remember Techniques Drawing from nature and landscapes with the following easy tips to follow with helpful tutorials to create beautiful illustrations and drawings with these free drawing lessons. Drawing Outdoor Objects: Water, Rock and Clouds A knowledge of the simpler technical principles involved in drawing clouds, water, and other natural features of the outdoors, is as essential to the newspaper artist as it is to the painter, in order to give naturalness to his pictures. A Tutorial for Sketching Landscapes - Outdoors Learn how to draw the great outdoors and landscapes with the this lesson on drawing landscapes outside. Drawing Grass : Use of Negative Drawing in Art Draw a Cartoon Valley
Design a creative portfolio in Photoshop We love share our passion for graphic and web design through our blog. The objective of our tutorials and articles is not just the explanation of practical techniques to realize nice illustrations or clean web layouts. We’ll be really proud if, after reading the tutorial, you will be able to apply some of our advices in your future works. You can reproduce perfectly the design in this post following, step by step, the instructions, but you will say “Thanks WeGraphic!” only if our tips will be helpful during the devopment of the next client projects. I know this, and I try to create original tutorials just for this reason. Below you can take a look to the final result of our efforts. The Final Result A gracious portfolio with a clean design and a nice illustration on the header to engage potential clients. Become a Premium Member and get unlimited access to source files and premium resources for only 7$/month. Step 0 – Start by setting-up the document Step 1 – Background Draw a new circle.
Good Reference Gallery | Freshdesigner.com Figure Drawing Reference (Scroll down for Head Drawing Reference Gallery) Photography credits below Do you want more images? Head Drawing ReferencePhotography Credits I’d like to thank the following photographers named below. There is no malice, ill-intent or for-profit commercial use here. Here’s the partial list. Sudoksa, Danny St, G_S_H, Zamario, ZenMotion, Joji, Wing Shiya, Rafael Dorantes, Rich Crimilio, Greatest Dancer, MJ Ranum Do you still want more?
Micrography: Text Art and Typography | The Gawno Magazine Wikipedia tells: “Micrography, also called microcalligraphy, is a Jewish art form developed in the 9th century, with parallels in Christianity and Islam, utilizing minute Hebrew letters to form representational, geometric and abstract designs. Colored micrography is especially distinctive because these rare artworks are customarily rendered in black and white.” There are 40+ really amazing examples of contemporary micrography: from advertisement and movie posters to trash-art and self-portraits. Every image is clickable so click to view full-size image. © Rediffusion DY & R © MAB Germany © McCANN ERICKSON © Contract Advertising Created using this 1960’s classic © LA Pop Art, poster product page Created using a legendary pirate song © LA Pop Art, poster product page Created Using The Official U.S. © LA Pop Art, poster product page Created Using The Entire Script From 1983 Film. © LA Pop Art, poster product page Created using his 1964 speech to the UN © LA Pop Art, poster product page by Jeff Clark
4 Ways to Enhance Your Class with Google Hangouts If you are familiar with Google Tools, then you have probably heard of Google Hangouts or even used them yourself. Hangouts is Google’s video conferencing tool, and it’s an incredibly powerful way to engage with others. In addition to standard conference calls, Google Hangouts provide a broadcasting option called Hangouts on Air. This allows you to conduct your Hangout LIVE and record it to post on YouTube. You can participate in a Google Hangout from a web browser on your computer or use one of the free mobile apps for your Apple or Android device. It is important to note, however, that participating in a GHO does require that you enable Google+ (Google’s Social Media Service) and that you be at least 13 years old. If you would like a quick tutorial for how to use GHO, check out this great video from Google Gooru Google Hangouts can be a great tool for teachers to enhance their classes. Virtual Office Hours Students and teachers are busier than ever. Review Sessions
Drawing Typography by Eika Dopludo “Life in Alphabet”, and “In Love” are two pretty amazing projects of representing type using organic inspirations. The author is Eika Dopludo illustrator and artist from Russian. > behance.net/EikaDopludo Life in the Alphabet The idea of the project is to represent a letter in a natural form and appearance. Like something alive has turned into a letter and stood still. In some letters it’s possible to find symbolism, others are just an abstract form. I am in Love Turn a Set of Spreadsheet Cells Into Easy to Read Documents Save As Doc is a free Google Spreadsheets Add-on that enables you to select a series of adjacent cells and turn them into an easy to read Google Document. The Save As Doc Add-on takes just a minute to install. Once installed select the Add-on from your "Add-on's" drop-down menu and click "start." Applications for Education I love to use Google Forms to create and deliver quizzes to students. I will be covering topics like this one and many others in my new class Getting Ready for GAFE starting in October.
Sam Pierpoint - Illustrator, Artist & Pattern Designer, Southampton | Sam Pierpoint Create a Unique Google Forms URL for Each Student One of the presentations I did in the Google Booth at Educause this year was on using concatenate for a spreadsheet. While you do not need to know the word concatenate to do this trick, it is wickedly useful. One of the best tools in the Google Apps suite is Google Forms. It allows any user on practically any device to fill out a Form. The problem is the end user. Unfortunately there are fields you would not typically want to make multiple choice. Google Forms allows you to pre-populate the fields of the Form. If you use the same Google Form repeatedly, such as for a daily warm-up, each student can have a unique URL that automatically pre-populates their SID, First Name, Last Name and Email Address. For peer evaluation where students have to fill in the project title and name of another student, having a unique URL will allow the students to go straight to the rubric and bypass filling out the text fields. Like this: Like Loading...
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