Respect YourselfMy friend shared this video to warn other artists about how she was taken advantage of, and I believe this is a very important message that every artist should hear.Respect Yourself by yuumei
I've lost count of how many times someone, be it a big corporation or an individual, have asked me to illustrate for them for free. It will always go something like this "You draw this for us, and we will include your name in the credits. That's good publicity for you!" as if such a pathetic offer holds any merit.
There was one specific case where a guy wanted to use my drawing as a book cover but didn't want to pay. He said he might print up to 50,000 books, so that's like an amazing offer of 50,000 views for me right? Wrong. 50,000 is nothing. We live in the information revolution. Don't forget we have places like Deviantart, tumblr, and all those social networking sites. Sharing art, like sharing any information, has never been easier. You don't have to degrade yourself for some disrespectful publisher to get you art se
Comic faces and expressions tutorial!Hello guys!Comic faces and expressions tutorial! by viria13
The expressions tutorial I did for Wysp Learning Engine is finally on run!
It contains of 20 separate panels, each of them are meant to show a process of how to draw faces and expressions; so if you are interested, you can try it out here
The learning engine allows you to try practicing on a digital canvas right there on the site, which is really helpful because you're able to see your progress instantly; and hopefully you will find the tutorial I did worth seeing!
There also are some other tutorials; such as male and female anatomy and dragons tutorials; so Wysp is definitely worth checking out, especially for young learning artists
Sorry I am not very active lately, but have a nice day, by the way
Street Painting Chalk Art | Pastel and Chalk GuideStreet Painting Chalk Art Pastel and Chalk GuideStreet Painting Chalk Art | Pastel and Chalk Guide by charfade
When I started street painting I relied heavily by the recommendations of other artists of what products to use. I really didn't find a whole lot of information in the beginning, and I soon discovered that not all Chalk/Pastels are created equally. This is a good thing because depending on what kind of surface you are working on will call for different grade of product. And learning what's best to use is just trial and error. Not only that, but artists have different styles and methods they like to use and the products will always reflect that. I'm only 3 years into working with this medium and admittedly so I'm still very much learning, but I figured I would take a stab at writing down an "Art Pastel and Chalk Guide" to help any beginners out there.
Keep in mind I live in the USA, so I'm going to be linking to stores and products I know of in the US. But I'm sure these can be found in your area as well in
The Artist's 2012 Holiday Wish List!Back by popular demand, I bring you The Artist's 2012 Holiday Wish List! Inspired by the recommendations from several artists. So whether you're looking for that perfect gift for the creative individual or looking for ideas yourself, this list is a perfect starting point brainstorming this holiday season.The Artist's 2012 Holiday Wish List! by charfade
It goes without saying that a Wacom tablet is a must have for any digital artist or even the hobby art enthusiast. Released early this year the Intuos 5 is available in multiple sizes and proportions, and it includes 60 degrees of tilt sensitivity (50 degrees in small model) and 2048 levels of pressure due to EMR (Electro Magnetic Resonance) technology in the Wacom pen. The Intuos 5 also has touch controls on the drawing surface, allowing the user to manipulate the canvas with multi-touch gestures.
If you know someone that already has a Wacom tablet think about accessorizing! All tablets will need new nibs from time to time. http://blogs
The Chalk Twins are identical twins who both have a passion for art. They have been drawing since they could hold a crayon. In May 2011, they graduated from Furman University, both with BAs in Studio Art (Devon with concentrations in Painting and Drawing and Lexi in Painting and Graphic Design). Furman gave them a wonderful well rounded liberal arts education and in 2009 they had the opportunity to study with the University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy. |
Devon and Lexi started entering chalk art competitions in 2005 and have competed in places throughout the Southeast. Of the fourteen events they have entered they have been awarded Best in Show, Best in Category, first and second place honors in thirteen. Their chalk art projects range anywhere from 4 sq ft to 120 sq ft. They use highly pigmented soft pastel chalk that is completely biodegradable. Most outdoor chalk art will last a few hours to a few months depending on the weather.
Pricing depends on the complexity and size of the piece. Please contact the Chalk Twins if you require a quote on any project or event!