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The Calming Palettes of Camila Gutiérrez

I spent most of the holiday break blissfully free of handheld devices and laptops, but I <i>did</i> sneak a few quick dips into the Instagram pond for …

Design

Dreamy Watercolor Illustrations Capture the Ethereal Spirit of the Natural World

Germany-based illustrator Canan Esen creates ethereal watercolor paintings of animals, marine life, and planets. With over 9,000 Instagram followers, her admirable work is completed in a range of watercolor hues that blend and bleed naturally to mirror the organic textures of their subjects. …

Illustration

100,000 Digitized Art History Books Are Now Freely Available Online to Any Art Lover

In celebration of its 4th anniversary, the Getty Research Portal has been redesigned to make it easier for art history buffs to explore, share, and download the 100,000 freely available digitized art history texts it hosts—which you can search for directly, or filter by creator, subject, language, …

13 YouTube Channels to Teach You How to Paint for Free

Always wanted to learn how to paint, but were afraid to enroll in a class? Free online painting tutorials may be right up your alley, helping you get comfortable with both basic and advanced techniques right from home. Whether you are interested in acrylic or oil painting or learning how to use …

The National Gallery of Art Releases Over 45,000 Digitized Works of Art as Free Downloads

As esteemed art museums continue to digitize their archives, it’s becoming more and more effortless to view and learn about famous artworks by the world’s master painters, sculptors, and printmakers. So far, with over 45,000 digitally archived artworks, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC …

Artists

All you need, sort of

<b>Posted:</b> December 26, 2017 | <b>Author:</b> Shari Blaukopf | <b>Filed under:</b> Uncategorized |6 Comments<p>This week my sketching kit is quite minimal and in …

Sketching

A Real-Life Education in Protecting Your Creative Work In a Digital Age

Syd Weiler’s Trash Doves sticker pack turned into an internet phenomenon earlier this year. And they almost didn’t make it out of her notebook.“I …

Digital Age

How to Beat the Imposter Syndrome Feeling

Every other creative professional you know has succeeded largely because of their talents and dedication. You, on the other hand, have got where you …

Psychology

Dave Snyder: Art is not Design

Some designers wax poetic about how design is intrinsically inseparable from art and some even will go as far as calling themselves artists. Not …

Design Thinking

Take Back Your Weekends (and Leave the Work at Work)

Weekends aren’t what they used to be. And it’s become a serious problem.That’s the message of Katrina Onstad’s new book <i>The Weekend Effect</i><i>: The</i> …

The Workplace

Japanese Tip: An Exhibition of 8,000 Paper Sculptures Made from Chopstick Sleeves | Colossal

<p>Yuki Tatsumi was working as a waiter in a restaurant when one day, as he was cleaning up a table, he noticed that a customer had intricately folded …

6 Questions to Help You Discover Your Creative Niche as an Artist

When transitioning into a creative career, it's not enough to simply think “I want to be an artist” or “I want to be a designer.” Visual arts, photography, and design are such big categories that you'll want to figure out where your niche is and how you define yourself as an artist.<p>For some, this …

Ai Weiwei

Native American artists garner recognition—at last

Controversy over the disputed Cherokee identity of the artist Jimmie Durham—who is not enrolled in any tribe—has erupted this year as his major …

Photography cheat sheet helps unlock DSLRs' potential

Let’s face it, if you’re an illustrator, graphic designer or a web designer, you’re unlikely to become the next David Bailey. But feeling confident …

Tutorials

The Tree of Modern Art: Elegant Drawing Visualizes the Development of Modern Art from Delacroix to Dalí (1940)

Selecting certain features, simplifying them, exaggerating them, and using them to provide a deep insight, at a glance, into the subject as a whole: …

Ravishing and provocative artist who could be destined for greatness - Michael Armitage: The Chapel, South London Gallery, review

Cézanne once said that he wanted to make paintings that were “solid and enduring, like the art in museums”. Well, so it is with the Kenyan-born artist Michael Armitage, who is still only in his mid-thirties, but paints with a maturity beyond his years.<p>Admittedly, Cézanne’s fellow Post-Impressionist …

Call To Artists: Exhibitions At Gaithersburg Art Galleries

Artists are invited to submit their applications to exhibit at one of Gaithersburg's three art galleries.<p>GAITHERSBURG, MD — Artists are invited to …

Art Galleries

The Best Art of 2017: Mining the Beauty of the Past

Most spectacular exhibition of 2017? “ Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer, ” at the Met Fifth Avenue (through Feb. 12, 2018). Carmen C. Bambach, the Met’s drawings curator, has assembled an astonishing group of works—studies of limbs, agitated figures from a Resurrection, urgent drawings …

Art

Learning A New Skill (Or Two!): Watercolouring & Embroidery | A Pair & A Spare

I’ve always wanted to learn embroidery and watercolour painting, and recently I was finally able to give it a go with the help of a great online …

Explore Creativity to Enhance Your Well-Being

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is …

Creativity

How to edit multiple images the easy way in Photos for Mac

Do you have a bunch of photos that you took with your iPhone that all need to be tweaked the same way? Maybe you edited one shot from a session into the perfect B&W portrait, and you want to apply the exact same combination of lighting effects, cold tweaks, and filters, to the rest of the pictures …

Charming interview with the creator of super-fancy paper cranes

Origamist Leyla Torres of Origami Spirit interviews paper crane enthusiast Cristian Marianciuc, and their lovely conversation covers a cool project …

13 Best Watercolor Paint Sets Both Beginners and Professional Artists Will Love

Since gaining widespread popularity in the 18th century, watercolor painting has been a favorite of amateur and professional artists alike. Its portability makes it the perfect medium to take on the road, allowing artists to sketch <i>en plein air</i> or rapidly work out ideas. But with so many available …

Studio Tour: YIELD Design Co.

When Rachel Gant and Andrew Deming started YIELD in 2012, they were working out of their tiny studio apartment in San Francisco, CA, producing brass …

Lofts

12 Illustrators to Follow on Instagram

It’s the little things that can make my day just a wee bit better — starting it with a hot cup of coffee, catching a sunny moment on an otherwise …

Amazing

Studio Tour: Keri Oldham

For large-scale watercolor painter Keri Oldham, a years-long devotion to discovering and uplifting the work of local emerging artists in New York …

"Success often seems to correlate with persistence" – Harry Hitchens explores How to Breakthrough

<i>And is there something better we could be doing with our time? Harry Hitchens, a film director from London, has spent two years travelling across the</i> …

Seeking Inspiration: Four Steps to Being Creative on a Deadline

It's a battle as old as time. You've been assigned to an important project with a tight deadline, but your inspiration's running dry. The clock is …

10 Tips for Using a Bullet Journal to Boost Creativity

You’ve seen some of the beautiful bullet journals on Pinterest, and there’s more to this trend than an exercise in creativity. Using a bullet journal …

Productivity