When I look at a landscape, I love for my eyes to travel around the painting taking in the depth and range that the artist has rendered.
There's nothing more happy than a brightly colored picture. It's true, colors are just happy.
There's just something nostalgic about classic pin-up girl art. Maybe the fact that it's reminiscent of "the simple days gone by" is what keeps our attention, or maybe it's the art of revealing just enough to keep viewers interested. I love them because of the fashion. I also love the hairdos and the bright red lipstick.
Day of the Dead is an annual celebration to honor the spirits of the dead, observed in Mexico and other Latin American countries on November 1 and 2, concurrently with All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.
Last month we offered a sneak peek of Fashion Design Lookbook, publishing next month, and we are so excited about this title that we couldn't wait until October to give you another look inside. Enjoy a taste of some of the materials and tools crucial to the fashion artist and illustrator.
Fiona Gowen's quirky, fun illustrations bring the creative exercises and prompts in 150 Fun Things to Doodle to life, including everything from a personalized robot to a furry sheepdog. Fiona currently works as a freelance illustrator in the UK, but also has design experience in local studios as well as the publishing industry in London. I had the opportunity to chat with Fiona about what inspires her work, as well as her eclectic mix of hobbies and interests (crochet and brewing homemade beer are both on the list!)
Knowing the color wheel can really make a difference in your art work. By using colors that are next to each other on the color wheel you are able to create a mood for your piece. When you use opposite colors (also known as complimentary colors) on the color wheel, you are able to really make things "pop." Also, knowing what colors we can mix to make new colors can be very helpful.
When in doubt, wear red.-Bill Blas
"Everything you can imagine is real." Pablo Picasso
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