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Nieman Foundation AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus, NF ’07, shown in a 2005 file photo, was shot and killed by an Afghan police officer on April 4. Peter Dejong/Associated Press AP photographer and 2007 Nieman Fellow Anja Niedringhaus was shot and killed April 4 by an Afghan police officer while covering the run-up to the elections. 48 illustrators to follow on Behance With millions of views each month, online creative community Behance the place to be for artists of all disciplines. It's a fantastic way to see what your peers are up to as well as finding new work and creative inspiration from top web designers and agencies – and it is also part of Adobe's Creative Cloud. Win clients & work smarter with our FREE ebook: get it now! But, with so many portfolios to browse through, it can be difficult to know where to start.

The Inktober Initiative - Mr Jake Parker 31 Days 31 Drawings Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. I created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve my inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year. Anyone can do Inktober, just pick up a pen and start drawing. Red Nose Studio - 3D Illustrations Chris Sickels is the mastermind behind Red Nose Studio, an ingenious mix of 2D and 3D illustration that create an eccentric world with endearing characters and intricate sets. Chris Sickels grew up on a farm in Winchester IN. He graduated from the Art Academy of Cincinnati 1992-1996 and he was trained as a painter. In 2000, he officially started Red Nose Studio and since then his illustrations have appeared in many magazines worldwide, books, newspapers, adverts and animations, all leading to the increasing popularity he deserves.

Gallery - Original Sketches These are "Prelims" Sketches that John Berkey has done over the years. These were rough sketches sent out to the client to approve for angle, color, content... Some of these were selected to be used as finals for John Berkey to paint from and some were never used as finals at all. These sketches were sent to the client and were handled by many people for review, so they might have pencil marks, scratches, dents and other imperfections on them. Some were signed when they were created and would be marked on this sheet as OS (Originally Signed) others are marked by SA which were signed later by John Berkey as they were being cataloged into the estate. And some were not signed at all and are marked NS.

Digital Art Aaron Campbell is a designer and illustrator based in Vancouver, BC and he has a great sens of gradients. Take a look. By using variouos softwares like Pixologic Zbrush, Vray, Autodesk 3ds Max and Photoshop theRussian designer Maxim Shkre reveals a series of illustrations that looks like made of paper

Atelier Kitchen Print This page in other language by Google translate It is a planography printmaking process invented in June 2011 by the French artist Émilie Aizier, alias Émilion, artist, editor, self-editor and printer DiY. She also makes workshops in art schools. Atelier Kitchen Print is the name of Émilion’s studio. A Guide to the Web's Growing Set of Free Image Collections - Robinson Meyer On Monday, the J. Paul Getty Trust launched their Open Content Program, making more than 4,600 high-quality images of artwork available for free online. The digital images -- of paintings by Van Gogh, drawings by Rembrandt, and watercolors by Dürer -- had already fallen into the public domain, but the Getty's program makes their digital reproductions much easier to use on the web. They're not the first museum to put so many images online this year. In the spring, the Rijksmuseum opened 125,000 digital images for use, with plans to digitize an additional 40,000 images from its archive every year. When museums emancipate images like this, the benefits don't only redound upon the researchers, teachers, and students who can use and show high-resolution art in their books, lectures and papers.

Art Spiegelman: golden age superheroes were shaped by the rise of fascism Back in the benighted 20th century comic books were seen as subliterate trash for kiddies and intellectually challenged adults – badly written, hastily drawn and execrably printed. Martin Goodman, the founder and publisher of what is now known as Marvel Comics, once told Stan Lee that there was no point in trying to make the stories literate or worry about character development: “Just give them a lot of action and don’t use too many words.” It’s a genuine marvel that this formula led to works that were so resonant and vital. The comic book format can be credited to a printing salesman, Maxwell Gaines, looking for a way to keep newspaper supplement presses rolling in 1933 by reprinting collections of popular newspaper comic strips in a half-tabloid format. As an experiment, he slapped a 10 cents sticker on a handful of the free pamphlets and saw them quickly sell out at a local newsstand. William Blake “Bill” Everett, Burgos’s comrade at Funnies, Inc, was an oddity in comics.

Virtual Museum, best of contemporary visual art, page 2 Andrey Remnev (source) Toshiaki Kato, Femma Fatale art book (source) Markus Csaba, Triumph of Venus (source) Inna Zukahina (source) zaza09, The Garden (collage) (source) Cartoon Movement Cartoon Movement The Internet's #1 publishing platform for high quality political cartoons and comics journalism Navigation

3x3, THE MAGAZINE OF CONTEMPORARY ILLUSTRATION Hot off the press, we just received the new issue of 3x3 Magazine, Issue 19 from our printer in Canada. After a three-month long redesign, we’re happy and excited to present our new issue. It was back in July 2003 that the first design of 3x3 took place in a cramped bedroom with a 14-inch monitor, three months later the first issue rolled off the press in Nice. Albeit certain tweaks, the magazine design has remained constant since those very first days. We’ve come a long way since 2003, in equipment—a better set of Macs and bigger monitors—a bit more room though still a live/work space and support from my partner Sarah Munt and a dedicated group of freelance writers and photographers.

InHisName - SpreDet ForlagSpreDet Forlag This project will not be published as initially planned. The work and rights has been transferred back to the artist, Thomas Knarvik. He will publish the book with Bluitgen (Tøkk) in Denmark. The reasons behind the cancellation are explained in this article (I am working on an English version). Some info (sorry for bad English): – The book was started in spring and printed in June 2015, but cancelled before publication.