DIGITAL DOUG PROJECT

Visual-effects company Digital Doman is working to create the long-dreamed-of virtual actor. Called the "Digital Doug Project," it...

Last Light on Big Clouds

LAST LIGHT ON BIG CLOUDS

Big Sky Country, oil on panel, 6 x 12 inches I'm attracted to the last sunlight on big clouds at the end of the day. The color of light...

 
 
 
Tribhanga Pose

TRIBHANGA POSE

Tribhanga is a classic stance in Indian sculpture that emphasizes the flowing, sensual line of the figure. Like the contrapposto pose...

Combining watercolor and gouache

COMBINING WATERCOLOR AND GOUACHE

Marko asks: "I just wanted to ask you about painting process when combining watercolor and gouache. Is there some procedure, or the...

 
 
 
Paint Your Kitchen

PAINT YOUR KITCHEN

In case you missed it, we're doing a " Paint a Kitchen Challenge ." Here are some paintings from the past for inspiration. Isabel Codrington...

Geology-Inspired Art on Show in Poughkeepsie

GEOLOGY-INSPIRED ART ON SHOW IN POUGHKEEPSIE

Mer de Glace, by Henry Moore, 1856, watercolor There are just a few more days left for the exhibition of geology-inspired landscape...

 
 
 
Tumblr Called Out for Flagging Innocent Content

TUMBLR CALLED OUT FOR FLAGGING INNOCENT CONTENT

Tumblr has announced that it will be banning all adult content starting December 17, which has led some media watchers to predict the...

Signed Dinotopia Book

SIGNED DINOTOPIA BOOK

Want to give that special someone a signed Dinotopia book? Email me any special signing instructions right after you order. (My email...

 
 
 
'Should I Pursue Illustration?'

'SHOULD I PURSUE ILLUSTRATION?'

Chinese art factory workers copying Repin's portrait of Stasov J. S. asks: "I'm currently 27.5 years old, studying Computer Science...

The Drawing Effect

THE DRAWING EFFECT

Mort Walker, cartoonist of Beetle Bailey British researchers have shown that memory is greatly enhanced when a person is asked to draw...

 
 
 
Announcing the "Paint a Kitchen Challenge"

ANNOUNCING THE "PAINT A KITCHEN CHALLENGE"

Lunch Prep, 9x12, casein I painted this little demo while looking into the kitchen of a community center at the SKB Workshop . Anna...

Repin Paints Tolstoy at his Writing Table

REPIN PAINTS TOLSTOY AT HIS WRITING TABLE

Ilya Repin painted this portrait of Leo Tolstoy in the act of writing. It's the unadorned space of a working farmer. There's a spade...

 
 
 

"PICTURE THIS" COMEDY

"Picture This" is a form of live comedy where a stand-up comedian on stage is paired with a cartoonist offstage who draws quick sketches...

Using HB and 2B Graphite Pencils

USING HB AND 2B GRAPHITE PENCILS

Jim McMahon asks: What kind of pencil did you use for the sketches shown on the You Tube video: Dan Gurney Accordion Player, Age 7?...

 
 
 
Hidden inside a Bruegel

HIDDEN INSIDE A BRUEGEL

Vienna is marking the 450th anniversary of the death of Pieter Bruegel with an exhibition of 87 of his works. One of the paintings,...

Lovell's Leatherneck Illustrations

LOVELL'S LEATHERNECK ILLUSTRATIONS

When he was a sergeant in Marines, Tom Lovell was stationed in the barracks in Washington, where he "fought the war at his easel" for...

 
 
 
Two Courtroom Artists Share Their Story

TWO COURTROOM ARTISTS SHARE THEIR STORY

Elizabeth Williams, Faisal Shahzad, The "Times Square Bomber" Sentencing, Manhattan Federal Court, October, 2010 Elizabeth Williams...

Book Review: "Fundamentals of Composition"

BOOK REVIEW: "FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPOSITION"

Preliminary studies by Ilya Repin, from the book Fundamentals of Composition It's difficult to learn about the teachings of the Russian...

 
 
 
Edward Carfagno's Drawings for Ben-Hur

EDWARD CARFAGNO'S DRAWINGS FOR BEN-HUR

Edward Carfagno produced detailed drawings to help design the sets and plan the shots for William Wyler's Ben-Hur (1959). The studio...

Brush Set

BRUSH SET

Scott asks: "Could you please recommend a set of watercolor / casein brushes?" Answer: The Richeson travel brush set is one that I...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Breathe with the city-Doko Beijing / House Fiction

Breathe with the city-Doko Beijing / House Fiction

South facade duck. Image © FangFang Tian Architects: House Fiction Location: Sanlitun, Beijing, China Lead Architects: House Fiction Client: Doko Bar Area: 140.0 m2 Project... Read more ...

The Sales Center in Wenzhou TOD New Town / NAN Architects

The Sales Center in Wenzhou TOD New Town / NAN Architects

© FangFang Tian Architects: NAN Architects Location: Wenzhou Avenue, Longwan District, Wenzhou, China Architect In Charge: Xu Nan Design Team: Huilian Tang, Dingqi Zhou, Ziyu... Read more ...

Folding Garden / ZHUBO DESIGN Chief Architect Studio

Folding Garden / ZHUBO DESIGN Chief Architect Studio

© Zaohui Huang Architects: ZHUBO DESIGN Location: Crossing of South Fifth Ring Road and Dexian Road, Jiugong Town, Beijing, China Design Group: Chief Architect Studio Chief... Read more ...

Stevie Ray Vaughan Art Painting “Hat and Guitar” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

Stevie Ray Vaughan Art Painting “Hat and Guitar” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

Palette Knife Oil on Canvas This painting is sold, but commissions are welcomed, Read more ...

Original Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Still Life Flower Art "Red in...

Original Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Still Life Flower Art "Red in Winter" Painting by Contemporary Arizona Artist Pat Stacy

Red flowers brighten a zebra vase in a black and white themed painting. Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Still Life Flower Art Painting 12"x12" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available Read more ...

ALASTAIR FONTANA - B&W SEA - 0006

ALASTAIR FONTANA - B&W SEA - 0006

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Over 2.5 Acres of Projected Images and Videos Illuminate Chicago's Riverfront

Over 2.5 Acres of Projected Images and Videos Illuminate Chicago's Riverfront

Animated work by Zheng Chongbin ART ON theMART is a new Chicago-based art program that amplifies the works of contemporary artists, transforming their pieces into dazzling... Read more ...

Edge House / KARO Architects

Edge House / KARO Architects

© Hyo sook Jin Architects: KARO Architects Location: Yongin, South Korea Architect In Charge: Kijung Kim Design Team: Hyunyong Jo Area: 95.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs... Read more ...

Fine Art Print Colorful Contemporary Abstract Art "Anasazi-Mini" by Colorado...

Fine Art Print Colorful Contemporary Abstract Art "Anasazi-Mini" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

I've chosen some of my favorite paintings to be made into bite-sized reproductions. In this collection of small canvas prints, each one arrives with its own little easel... Read more ...

Abstract Mixed Media Art Painting "Woman in Hat" by Cecelia Catherine Rappaport

Abstract Mixed Media Art Painting "Woman in Hat" by Cecelia Catherine Rappaport

6"x5" Mixed Media on Paper Read more ...