Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? Well that might be true but when someone comes along and puts their own unique spin on something that we associate with being old fashioned, it's like a breath of fresh air.
It's National Crayon Day! Make sure to take some time to color and play today! If you need some colorful inspiration, try this fun color wheel activity from The Big Book of Color.
Happy New Year! We are ringing in 2015 with a series of giveaways to kick start your artistic resolutions. Have you been wanting to try hand lettering? To take on a new watercolor painting technique? To give bright and vibrant mixed media a go? Let's tackle that last one with the beautiful projects in ARTrageous by artist Jennifer McCully. Check out @walterfoster to enter our giveaway on Instagram!
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. Mark Twain
Just call them the friendliest shades on the block. Analogous colors sit next to each other on the color wheel, sharing a common color. Basically, they are color neighbors who live together in harmony. The Big Book of Color provides a fresh, fun way to understand how these colors combos unite to make appealing art.
Many children are drawn to art right from the start. I can remember both of my daughters being in awe the first time their chubby hands gripped a crayon and made scribbles on a blank sheet of paper. There was wonderment in their eyes when the first bright drops of paint from their paintbrushes dripped onto an empty canvas. Making art can be a joyful, soothing, and adventurous experience for children of all ages.
In art school I often found myself in class daydreaming and doodling and turning the teacher's assignments into a creation of characters. I did it mostly with letters that were meant for my learning purpose, but the real joy came when a teacher had a print out with some type of weird shape that pushed my imagination to create a little character. Maybe this is why I love this prompt from Paintbrush Playbook so much?
A good fashion illustration should not only capture the vision of the designer, it should drive the essence of the times.Simon Ungless
For centuries nature and animals have been some of the most popular subjects in art, from landscapes to hunting scenes to pet portraits. Many artists find that creating a life-like texture in watercolor, especially when rendering animal fur, can be a difficult process to master.
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