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Dramatic Anatomical Drawings Comprised of Complex Hatched Colors by WanJim Gim | Colossal

<p>Seoul-based artist WanJim Gim illustrates the form and gesture of the human body using complex hatched layers of color and dramatic lighting. He …

Winsor & Newton lifts the lid on the secret tricks of every artist's trade

If you’re an artist, chances are you’ll be well acquainted with art supplies manufacturer Winsor & Newton. The company was founded back in 1832 by a …

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You can now download 2,500 Japanese woodblock prints online

The United States’ national library have made 2,500 Japanese woodblock prints available to download in an effort to make art accessible to the public.<p>The prints include the work of Katsushika Hokusai, whose famous “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” (1832) print inspired the little wave emoji on your …

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Narrative Optical Illusions Painted by Rob Gonsalves | Colossal

<p>Canadian artist Robert Gonsalves explores childlike stories of wonder through his surrealist paintings, capturing peeks of one’s internal daydreams …

Art

Hyperrealistic Oil Paintings Highlight Blossoming Young Women

Artist Soey Milk’s stunning scenes depict youthful beauty, erotism and femininity.<p>Hyperrealistic oil paintings show a world where realism dances with luscious daydreams in the work of artist Soey Milk. With an extensive color palette, Milk creates highly-refined works that depict ethereal young …

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Tokyo Storefronts in Beautiful Watercolor by Mateusz Urbanowicz

Mateusz Urbanowicz aka. Matto, is a very talented illustrator and digital designer. Born and raised in Silesia, Poland, Matto currently lives in …

An Introduction to Oil Painting

Here is a short but informative PDF created by Artists Network that goes over some basics about oil painting, including history, tools, techniques …

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1000s of Motion-Activated Glass Lamps Form a Hanging Garden of Light

teamLab's latest digitally-immersive installation forms a glowing wonderland at Maison & Objet in Paris.<p>Visitors to Paris' Maison & Objet design fair in can wander an otherworldly kingdom of light, courtesy of Tokyo-based techno-art collective teamLab's new installation, <i>Forest of Resonating Lamps -</i> …

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Gorgeous Op Art GIFs Make the Human Body Vibrate

Waveforms meet the female form in these mind-bending GIFs.<p>Abstract at a glance, the black and white lines animated by Prague-based artist Adam Pizurny vibrate to form sultry portraits of the female form. Pizurny experimented with this aesthetic in a 2012 photo series using projectors on human …

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Sliced Sculpture Lamps Highlight the Natural Beauty of Firewood

For most people, firewood is simply an ingredient for bonfires, s'mores making, and storytelling. But for Paul Foeckler, the head designer and founder of online shop Split Grain, it's the inherent beauty of foraged firewood that inspires his <i>Light Structure</i> collection. He began experimenting with …

Natural Beauty

3D Printed Zoetrope Creates Moving Figures Made of Light – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

The Art Show I Can’t Stop Watching

I never thought I’d sit through a 30 minute instructional painting class and be transfixed, but I just discovered Bill Alexander’s show.In 30 minutes …

Brush Strokes

How to create epic environment designs

This workshop and Photoshop tutorial will take you through my process for painting a grand, fantasy structure set within an epic landscape, as well …

How to paint with acrylic washes

Learning how to draw and paint takes time, knowledge and patience. But, there are a number of drawing and painting techniques you can adopt to help …

City Streets Vibrate in These Oil Paintings

Jeremy Mann hates most things digital, but his works look just like digital art.<p>Late one night, in the days when he was a "drunken depressed art student," Jeremy Mann came back to his studio and started picking up every random object he could find, trying to paint with each. This went on into the …

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5 reasons your home needs Vietnamese art

Vietnamese art may not be as highly recognised as work from some other countries, but it is one to watch out for. One doesn’t have to look too far to …

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Hyperrealistic Oil Paintings of Women in Sheets Celebrate the Beauty of the Female Form

Artist Serge Marshennikov‘s delicate oil portraits honour the inherent beauty of the female form. Combining hyperrealistic methods with a flair for accurately conveying the beauty of the women he paints, Marshennikov has made a name for himself in the art world. Recognized as an accomplished …

Painting

How to paint in color

So you've learnt how to draw and paint in black and white and now you'd like to move into the world of color. Before you do, there are a few …

The Craft of Illustration Part II - Painting with Color

Learn how to add color and rich details to the final drawing you completed in The Craft of Illustration Part I.

How to draw… with charcoal

From smudging techniques to dramatic use of white chalk, Irish illustrator PJ Lynch has some useful tips on how to make great drawings using charcoal<p>You can see more of PJ Lynch’s beautiful illustrations in Eoin Colfer’s Once Upon a Place storytelling project book

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These Alien Glass Paintings Hide An Awesome Optical Illusion Inside

Inspired by micro-organisms, anemones, and undersea plants, German glass painter Wilfried Grootens is such a master of his craft that by simply turning one of his cubic paintings to the side, the “three-dimensional” creations trapped inside completely disappear.<p>The effect is remarkable, even if …

Digital Art

Beth Moon's Photographs of Ancient Trees Will Inspire You

In photography, you will often hear people talking about building a “meaningful” body of work. When you start to try to do that, you begin to realise …

Erik Jones Art

Erik Jones, a contemporary figure artist.<p>Erik Jones is a contemporary painter who lives and works in Brooklyn, NYC. Colorful portraits of women are …

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Often Mistaken for Small Photographs

Only the second time viewing these images, did I realize they were oil paintings. Artwork by Mike Bayne.<p>Notes about the artist (published on Bayne’s …

Tom French’s Optical Illusion Paintings

Tom French began making his own “Vanitas” art series in charcoal, and in recent years has moved on to using oil paint instead. Clearly basing his …

Fine Art

5 Apps That'll Help You Solve Any Color Challenge

Download these to find your perfect palette.<p>In a world where there are countless shades of beige alone, it's no wonder finding a great paint color can take months. Luckily, a new generation of apps for iPhone and Android aim to take some of the guesswork out of the process.<p>Coolors<p><i>Best for: Finding</i> …

Stunning Glass Blown Animal Sculptures by Scott Bisson

Scott Bisson is an amazing glass artist based in Philomath, Oregon. The artist’s handmade, glass blown animal sculptures are amazing works of art and …