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How To Keep Your Saatchi Art Profile Fresh & Up To Date

Every day collectors ask us for more information about artists they like. Usually this occurs because the artist has not entered the following …

Antoine Puisais’ layered paintings are deconstructed abstracts

<b>What are the major themes you pursue in your work?</b><p>In my work, the notion of the unfinished is essential. These are vestiges of painting, dug up …

Artists

Art, Advice, and More with Artist Vanessa Prager

We’re thrilled to introduce you to <b>Vanessa Prager</b>, artist and painter based in Los Angeles, as part of our ongoing Guest Curator Series. <b>Right in time</b> …

Artists

Alice Case creates kaleidoscopic alternate realities

Alice Case’s paintings suggest an alternate reality. Inspired by physics and the possibility of multiple dimensions, she plays with layered, …

Artists

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 …

UX Design

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.<p>“I …

Bachelor's Degree

Watch: Why Truly Creative People Are Never Fully Satisfied With Their Work

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>“No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine …

Creativity

How many photos is too many?

It’s easy to get carried away with digital photography – since it doesn’t cost anything to take a few thousand extra shots. 😉 So, how many shots do …

Landscape Photography

The 15-Year-Old Painter Making Fan Art into Fine Art

Young artist Cheyenne Stetson has developed a strong artistic voice in her prodigious paintings.<p>15 is a tough age for anybody, between the academic and social pressures of high school, uncontrollable hormonal changes, and the inevitable confusion of discovering yourself as your teenage years hit …

Artists

This Hair Embroidery Trend Will Blow Your Mind

There's a new form of embroidery in town, and it's completely changing the way we think of sewing.<p><i>Teen Vogue</i> recently posted a story about model Sheena Liam, who has taken her talents from the runway to the craft table with her incredible hair embroidery creations. Each of Liam's creations feature …

Hair

How Hokusai achieved immortality

His pictorial encyclopaedia — currently at the British Museum — helped to shape modernism<p>The end, whenever it came, was always going to be too soon for Katsushika Hokusai. There was still so much to see. So much he had not painted. On his deathbed, Hokusai, attended by his doctor, said a prayer. …

Mount Fuji

Before the Blockheads: Ian Dury’s art school work, made under the tutelage of Peter Blake

An exhibition celebrating the history of Walthamstow School of Art will open at the William Morris Gallery in London in June, showcasing work made by …

Art

Studio Tour: Painter Frances Berry’s Vivid Studio in Memphis, TN – Design*Sponge

When artist Frances Berry graduated from the University of Alabama in 2008 with a degree in Digital Media, she moved forward as a photographer not …

Artists

Become a Better Visual Storyteller by Following These 10 Rules for Better Composition

Most great photographers are also accomplished visual storytellers who understand how to draw viewers into their scene and direct their eyes to the …

Photography

A Massive 30-Part Guide to Retouching Photos in Photoshop

Want a crash course in retouching photos in Photoshop? Here’s a 4-part video series that clocks in at 4.5 hours in total, making it a very …

Photoshop Tutorials

25 Brilliant Quotes About Art From Famous Artists and Great Creative Minds

Many people turn to the portfolios of prolific artists, writers, and other creatives when seeking artistic inspiration. In addition to their powerful bodies of work, however, it is also worth listening to the words spoken, written, and shared by these influential figures. Many creatives offer …

Artists

The Biggest Misconception About Starting a Photography Business

The journey that a photographer takes in turning an enjoyable pastime into a full-fledged career is a common path that that describes the origins of …

Entrepreneurship

The Hollywood effect: Maud Lewis and other painters who got a bump from the movies - Entertainment

Sally Hawkins in the film Maudie, which has sparked fresh interest in the art of Maud Lewis. (Duncan Deyoung/Mongrel Media)<p>Maud Lewis's exuberant art …

Art

Incredible moment artist sees colours for the first time thanks to life-changing glasses

This is the incredible moment an artist sees colour for the very first time, after friends and family surprise him with a pair of "life-changing" …

Color Blindness

Is The Internet Killing Creativity?

"<p><i>What impact has the Internet had on creativity? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Jess Kimball Leslie, Chief Futurist at OgilvyRED:</b><p>In some ways, I think the Internet's made it …

Creativity

Digital Painting, 37 Intermediate Tricks and Techniques

Gary Tonge is one of the UK’s foremost concept designers with more than 20 years experience as a digital artist. He currently works as Art Director …

Barnes & Noble

Lighting Tips for In-Home Product Photography

Have you ever wished that you could bring the power of the studio to your home in a matter of minutes? You may be surprised by just how easy it can …

Tutorials

How Does Creativity Really Work? I’m Going Inside IDEO to Find Out

Recently I left my dream job at Google. My new almost-full-time job is writing, but part of the master plan is to spend a few days moonlighting as a …

Creativity

Hokusai Beyond the Great Wave – review: a genius imprisoned by his greatest hit

The Japanese master’s youthful works are sublime. So why is the British Museum’s show obsessed with his twilight years?<p>There is a moment in this exhibition when, without any fanfare or drama, you see the birth of modern art. It happens as naturally as a sudden gust or a spring shower. Afterwards …

Art

9 ways to create an expressive palette

Abstract painter Gerry Dudgeon shares nine tips to add life to your colour palette<p>Gerry Dudgeon, <i>Rain in the Atlas Mountains</i>, acrylic on canvas, …

Painting

Photoshop Tutorial: Create Stunning Seascapes by Merging Multiple Photos into One Killer Shot

Greg Benz is an accomplished landscape photographer with some serious post-processing skills, and in this Photoshop tutorial he reveals how to create …

Photography

Young Mexican Artist Creates Stunning Ball-Point Pen Drawings

Most artists take decades to master their tools, but at 23 years of age, Alfredo Chamal is already one of the world’s best ball-point pen artists in …

Illustration

30 Photoshop Techniques Every Photographer Should Know

If you're working as a photographer or retoucher, there are certain Photoshop techniques you just have to know. This amazing set of tutorials walks …

Photography