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This Letter From A 27-Year-Old Who Was Dying Of Cancer Will Change Your Approach To Life

"Be ruthless for your own well-being."<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook

Learn How to Blend With Colored Pencils

Get Better Results With the Right Blending Techniques<p>Working with colored pencils is a lot of fun and you can create amazing drawings with this …

If you like van Gogh's art, you'll probably love 'Loving Vincent'

Attention, fans of Vincent van Gogh (all zillion of you): The new film <i>Loving Vincent</i> will intrigue you, inspire you, sadden you. More to the point, it will make you gasp, "Whoa, how did they do <i>that</i>?"<p>Part art exhibit, part detective story, <i>Loving Vincent</i> (now showing in New York and Los Angeles, …

Computer Generated Lines Gracefully Map the Delicate Movements of a Ballet Dancer

This beautiful short film, titled <i>Ballet Rotoscope</i> and created by Tokyo-based design group EUPHRATES, illustrates the delicate movements of a ballet dancer. As the ballerina moves, different points on her body are traced by a computer-generated technique called rotoscoping, to reveal the geometric …

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Google’s Newest Feature Is Great for Art Lovers

<i>This article originally appeared on TIME.</i><p>It’s already possible to explore museums like the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian National Art …

The Nation Paints - calling Ireland's amateur landscape painters!

<b>Calling all amateur painters! RTÉ wants you to send us YOUR paintings of beautiful Irish landscapes!</b><p>We've all seen viewers' amazing photographs of …

Can I Use a Bought Canvas Straight Away?

Canvas is typically stretched across a wooden frame called a stretcher and may be coated with gesso before it is to be used; this is to prevent oil …

The Tragic Story Behind Pablo Picasso's Guernica, One of World's Most Famous Paintings

March 24, 2018<p>Andreja Velimirović is a passionate content writer with a knack for art and old movies. Majoring in art history, he is an expert on …

25+ Awe-Inspiring Wire Sculptures That Elevate the Art

When it comes to contemporary sculpture, artists work with a range of mediums. In addition to conventional clay and age-old wood, today's avant-garde artists also dabble in paper, soap, and even candy art. Another unexpected material that continues to captivate contemporary sculptors is metal …

Think you can’t create? Just open your eyes

In the corner of Pascal Anson’s colourful studio is a classic still life that includes a pomegranate, squash and a bottle with a ­feather. It’s the kind of arrangement that countless school art classes have used to torment young ­students. But a few telltale objects – neon marker pens and glowing …

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How to access 375,000 beautiful, copyright-free images from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

The sumptuous lips of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian queen’s face, and the plump belly of a 9th-century Mexican baby, are now at your disposal.<p>New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has released 375,000 images of works from its collection, with no restrictions on what you can do with them. The images, …

How to Paint Chinatown at Night – Part 2

Joe Dowden shows you how to wrap up a complex scene in watercolour<p><b>7 WORK WET-IN-WET</b> I wetted the upper-middle area with clean water and then dropped …

This Backpacking Artist Masterfully Draws Each European City He Passes Through

A photo posted by Maxwell Tilse (@maxwellillustration) on Jan 24, 2017 at 12:50pm PST<p>Scrolling through Maxwell Tilse's Instagram is like taking a …

20 Inspirational Quotes to Start off 2017

Trying to get pumped up for 2017, I went a hunt for some awesome inspirational quotes on leadership, being passionate, and working for success. …

This Artist Literally Lights His Art on Fire, and the Result Is Pure Magic

You’ll want to see this new Netflix documentary on the largest screen possible.<p>When I see “explosive” or “singes the screen” in a movie review, I assume that the writer is either being lazy or attempting to be quoted in a trailer. But both descriptions are actually apt for the new Netflix …

The Melting Ice Sheet, The Artist, And The Space Agency

Artist Justin Guariglia’s enormous artwork comes from embedding with NASA as it collects climate change data and is meant to last centuries, to serve as an artifact itself of how humanity is reshaping the planet.<p>The art on the wall shows the castoffs of a dying glacier, represented in a work that …

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How An Ordinary Ballpoint Pen Became Art's Most Democratic Medium

Here's why you should consider picking up a pen and making some art.<p>When you hear the words “ballpoint pen,” you might think of office supplies before fine art tools. And yet, the common writing instrument has delivered unto the world an artistic genre all its own, defined by crisp lines, …

Yayoi Kusama Reimagines The Little Mermaid

View Slideshow<p>In an imaginative retelling of <i>The Little Mermaid</i>, the Japanese artist and writer Yayoi Kusama translates Hans Christian Anderson’s …

Illustrator Matthew the Horse is back with more energetic and playful line drawings

Illustrator Matthew the Horse’s line drawings are chaotic and full of jumpy energy making them feel almost like newspaper cartoons in their short, …

100 Days of Overthinking: An Illustrated Diary of Mental Meanderings

A visual serenade to presence and a lamentation of how we continually eject ourselves from it.<p><i>“My experience is what I agree to attend to,”</i> William James wrote in his timeless treatise on attention and multitasking, and yet at any given moment we notice only a fraction of what is actually going on …

Evolving as an artist and overcoming art block

The idea for this material started a few weeks ago, when digital artist and animator <b>Loish</b> posted her “then & now” sketches on facebook, comparing her …

38 stunning poster designs to inspire you

Poster design is a seductive field, giving designers and artists a blank canvas to provoke and inspire. Posters sometimes go wrong, as we have seen, …

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Art Student Uses Makeup to Transform Her Body into Mind-Bending Optical Illusions

Artist Dain Yoon uses makeup and watercolors to bend our perceptions of what’s real and what’s just an illusion. The 22-year-old student paints on her hands, face, and neck to create visually mesmerizing—and at times confusing—artworks that fuse parts of herself with objects, landscapes, and her …

Funny Comics Showing How Women Behave When Nobody’s Looking

Everyone knows that we behave differently in public and on our own. Sally Nixon, an American artist, dedicated her comics to this topic exactly. Or …

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Real Life Objects Used as Playful Ingredients for Fabulous Fashion Illustrations

Though spaghetti makes for a tasty ingredient in the kitchen, it seems like it’d have an unlikely place in the fashion world. Illustrator Edgar Artis thinks differently. Kiwis, chocolate, bell peppers—these are all unconventional choices for evening gowns, yet the artist manages to transform them …

Henrik Uldalen Debuts Ethereal, Loosely-Painted Works in “Rapture”

Henrik Uldalen is a London based artist well known for his emotionally-charged oil paintings of figures, often appearing weightless and diminishing …

From nanny to international art star: Ramiro Gomez on how his paintings reveal the labor that makes California cool possible

Roughly five years ago, artist Ramiro Gomez was working as a private nanny for a family in the Hollywood Hills. In his spare time, he had begun making small collages that explored issues of labor. His focus: the mostly Latino nannies, gardeners, construction workers and valets who make the …

The largest exhibition of Banksy’s work to go on display in Rome

The largest exhibition of elusive graffiti artist Banksy’s work to date will go on display in Rome later this month.<p>The Fondazione Roma Arte-Musei gallery located in Palazzo Cipolla in central Rome will be home to 150 paintings by the iconic England-based graffiti artist, political activist and …

How drawing focuses the mind

Sketching requires looking at objects in a different way – it’s all in the detail<p>The V&A has come under fire for banning sketching at its new exhibition of underwear. The museum says it’s to ease congestion as punters browse through 18th-century knickers and learn the history of the jockstrap . But …

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