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Looking Back on Frank Herbert’s Dune

The idea for the novel <i>Dune</i> evolved from a magazine article Frank Herbert began researching about the government’s efforts to stabilize shifting sand …

Science Fiction

Student Re-Imagines Hungarian Currency with Beautiful, Nature-Inspired Designs

Student artist Barbara Bernat creatively re-imagines Hungarian paper money with designs that look like pages from a naturalist's sketchbook. The artist created these beautiful banknotes for a fictional currency, the Hungarian Euro, as her thesis project. She etched the drawings on copper plates, …

What Photographers Look for in a Portfolio Website

I built my portfolio site with Squarespace. This is neither a sponsored post nor an endorsement. Well, it’s kind of an endorsement.<p>We talk about …

Become an Instigator of Creative Anarchy: Denise Bosler, Aaron Drapli

Break the rules. No really, go ahead. <i>Become an Instigator of Creative Anarchy</i> - discover the basic rules of graphic design, then learn how to …

Dan Raspler Looks Back at Aquaman's Aesthetic History

When 'Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice' director Zack Snyder tweeted Aquaman's new getup, the nerd internet went into a tizzy. To get some perspective on where this new costume fits in with the king of the sea's other uniforms, we hit up Eisner...<p><i>Last week's big news in the comic world was</i> …

Ethereal Landscape Photos Captured During Pitch-Dark Nights

Don't let these gorgeous, ethereal photos fool you – they were taken in the pitch-black darkness. For the past two years, British photographer Paul Thompson has pushed the boundaries of night photography using a large format camera. His images make up a series titled <i>Moonlight</i>, and they feature …

5 Photographic Films Every Photographer Needs to Try

Every single photographer should try to shoot with film consistently at least for a month. Why? Because film makes a photographer pay more attention …

TORO & CUERPO Poster Illustrations by Raul Urias

TORO & CUERPO, two poster illustrations inspired by the sculptural art of Greece and Mexico.<p>Raul Urias is a talented illustrator who lives and works …

Riki Blanco Illustrations

A collection of editorial illustrations and paintings by Riki Blanco.<p>Riki Blanco mainly works in the creative fields of print publishing, editorial …

Painting

Fashion Illustrations by Zivabelle

Fashion illustrations by Zivabelle, a Berlin based illustrator and designer.<p>Zivabelle mainly creates artworks for fashion and accesories. The …

Illustrations by Nicolas Dehghani

Author:Michael Byers<p>Michael Byers is a freelance illustrator living in Hamilton, Ontario with his wife and two cats. He spends most of his time in …

Overwhelming Illustrations of Brian Edward Miller

• 0<br>• 5<br>• 0<br>• 56<br>• 0<br>• 1<br>• 0<br>• 0<p>Today overwhelming illustrations of Brian Edward Miller will be shared. He is an American artist who is very talented, brilliant and …

Digital Art

The work of  Jack HudsonUK-based illustrator Jack Hudson creates awesome illustrations and finds Inspiration in mid-century illustration,…

<b>The work of Jack Hudson</b><p>UK-based illustrator Jack Hudson creates awesome illustrations and finds Inspiration in mid-century illustration, human interaction and the adventure films that sparked off his imagination as a young child. He creates distinctively energetic work full of fun and humour, often depicting the relationship between the big and the small.

How people Photoshopped before Photoshop

Photoshop before Photoshop<p>100 years of manipulating images without computers<p>1856-57<p>c. 1855<p>1857<p>Almost as soon as the science of photography was …

Animal Box: 100 Postcards by 10 Artists

I love, love, love this Animal Box full of postcards. Ten different artists have contributed their illustrations of all sorts of animals. Simply flip …

Inside the Psychology of Productivity

Burned out? Can't get it all done? The problem might be in your head.<p>You wake up with it in the morning and go to bed thinking about it at night: an ever-crushing load of emails, meetings, conference calls, and tasks that needed to get done yesterday. Family time means reading sales reports in the …

Time Management

A Handy Google Drive Tool to Create Animated Presentations and Engaging Educational Videos

February 19, 2015<br>In a post we published a few months ago, we talked about WeVideo and how teachers use it to create videos and short animations in …

Comics We’re Excited About For the Week of 2/15/2015

This week sees some younger titles thrive into their second story arcs while Dark Horse introduces a promising new property and Valiant proves why …

Comics have a long and rich history, but it’s only now that courses and research are laying proud claim to the discipline<p>The academic discipline of comics studies has burgeoned in recent years. New journals and conferences supporting the subject area have emerged, a comics laureate has been …

Hilarious 'Everyday X-Men' Shows Mutants in Their Off-time

Who knew it was so easy to prank Colossus?<p>Ever wonder what the X-Men look like in their off-time when they're not battling Sentinels or trying to …

Ei8ht #1 – Rafael Albuquerque’s Latest Creator-Owned Project Is an Artist’s Dream Come True

Smart and crafty, Rafael Albuquerque and Mike Johnson use color and character development to take the artist’s former webcomic <i>Tune 8</i> to the next …

Ei8ht #1 Review

Remember the number eight.<p>You'd think drawing American Vampire would be a full-time job for Rafael Albuquerque, but somehow the artist has found time …

We Talk Fables and more with Chrissie Zullo

Chrissie Zullo was discovered at the San Diego Comic Con in 2008, and since then she has made her mark in comics, especially with covers for the …

Graphic Novels

Review: Mischief 2.0

We were impressed with Mischief when we reviewed it in 2013. This indie painting app presented a new way to create digital images, with an infinite …

Your Laptop Is Also a Masterpiece: Digital Art’s Big Money Moment

It used to be smart to buy modern art for your walls—but there is now an explosion for art created, sold, and experienced completely online.<p>With some …

32 Awe-Inspiring Digital Art and Illustrations by Professional Designers

Today we are sharing stunning <b>Digital art and illustrations</b> examples created by professional artists and designers. The amazing digital illustrations …

This New Book Documents the Art of Great Hip-Hop Mixtape Covers

Mixtape covers are a very important part of hip-hop culture, and when a cover sucks it can overshadow the entire project (just ask Drake fans). But …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Pandora is Testing an Audio Messaging Service for Artists

Speaking at the Code/Media conference on Wednesday, internet radio service Pandora’s founder Tim Westergren said that the company will begin testing a tool that allows music artists to quickly capture and send audio messages to their fans.<p>The new service, named Artist Audio Messaging, will …