HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, ONE AND ALL

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, ONE AND ALL

NEW BOOK: THE HISTORY OF ILLUSTRATION

NEW BOOK: THE HISTORY OF ILLUSTRATION

The art of illustration has conquered many forms of stigma on the bumpy road to legitimacy. It was once faulted as "too commercial"...

 
 
 
LINDSEY LIVELY

LINDSEY LIVELY

I recently made some unkind remarks about portraits in the New York Times Magazine. I asked, "Is there a shortage of under employed,...

SELLING CARS IN BLACK AND WHITE

SELLING CARS IN BLACK AND WHITE

For many years car manufacturers hired illustrators to paint photo-realistic pictures of cars in brilliant, eye-catching colors. by...

 
 
 
WHY ARE THESE ILLUSTRATIONS SO BAD?

WHY ARE THESE ILLUSTRATIONS SO BAD?

Many people who saw the New York Times Magazine last week asked themselves this question privately. Here at the Illustration Art blog,...

ART WORTHY OF 2,527,000 EXTRA YEARS

ART WORTHY OF 2,527,000 EXTRA YEARS

The year 2018 gave us important discoveries about the origins of art. Archaeologists have known for some time that our ancestors developed...

 
 
 
GEORGE LICHTY

GEORGE LICHTY

George Lichty is an important data point for those trying to chart the line between loose drawing and drawing like a careless slob. Not...

JOHN KASCHT KNOWS WHEN TO LEAVE OUT AN EYE

JOHN KASCHT KNOWS WHEN TO LEAVE OUT AN EYE

There's plenty to admire about John Kascht 's caricature of Keith Richards. I like the way Kascht seized control of the shape of the...

 
 
 
THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

Continuing our daily series of artists who draw in a slick, polished style... One current comic artist who draws sharp as a razor is...

THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

Continuing our daily series of artists who draw in a slick, polished style: Stan Drake. Like Alex Raymond, Stan Drake drew pretty pictures...

 
 
 
THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

This is my final example of an artist who drew in what might be called a slick, polished manner: Leonard Starr. Like other artists...

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, ONE AND ALL

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, ONE AND ALL

 
 
 
OVER-THINKING THE SITUATION

OVER-THINKING THE SITUATION

I like this cartoon by Charles Barsotti of a committee of dogs deliberating a rubber ball: From the inventory of Taraba Illustration...

THE COLLECTOR'S EYE: PETER DE SÈVE

THE COLLECTOR'S EYE: PETER DE SÈVE

When Rembrandt declared bankruptcy in 1656, an official from the Amsterdam Insolvency Office showed up at his house at No. 4 Breestraat...

 
 
 

THE MEANING OF "ICONIC"

After the recent school shootings in Florida, rival cable news channels and political factions chattered away day and night. They spewed...

ONE LOVELY DRAWING, part 56

ONE LOVELY DRAWING, PART 56

An elderly gentleman sitting quietly in his armchair reading a newspaper- could there be a less exciting subject for a drawing? Well,...

 
 
 
ONE LOVELY DRAWING, part 57

ONE LOVELY DRAWING, PART 57

I love this very cool drawing of a tyrannosaurus rex by Ike, age 6. I spotted it at an art exhibition at Sarah Lawrence College in...

PAINTING FOR THE ANGELS

PAINTING FOR THE ANGELS

The peculiar grace of a Shaker chair is due to the fact that it was made by someone capable of believing that an angel might come and...

 
 
 
A TALE OF THREE LANDSCAPES

A TALE OF THREE LANDSCAPES

Which of these two landscapes is more realistic? George Inness Sean Lynch Well, the pink version is actually a photograph, taken with...

THE FACES OF TIME

THE FACES OF TIME

Time magazine- which was for decades the dominant news magazine in the world- seems to be limping toward its end. It was purchased...

 
 
 



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 ...

Abstract Contemporary Art Painting “ANCIENT WISDOM“ by Santa Fe Contemporary...

Abstract Contemporary Art Painting “ANCIENT WISDOM“ by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

This painting is created using Venetian plaster on canvas. I have an online class that teaches you how to make this painting. It has beautiful cracks in the plaster, collage... Read more ...

Painting from Life

Painting from Life

Hi! I took a few set ups in today for my Monday group. I set this one up in a window so it was back lit. I love working from life and I recommend it for everyone. Always so... Read more ...

House-K / Atelier KUKKA Architects

House-K / Atelier KUKKA Architects

© HIROKAZU TOUWAKU Architects: Atelier KUKKA Architects Location: Hokuto, Japan Category: Houses Lead:Architect: Maki Okubo Project Year: 2017 Photographs: HIROKAZU TOUWAKU Read more ...

Contemporary Landscape Painting,Textured Art, Mixed Media, Fine Art For Sale...

Contemporary Landscape Painting,Textured Art, Mixed Media, Fine Art For Sale “Pleasant Valley” by Contemporary Artist Liz Thoresen

40"x30"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available $2400 Read more ...

Abstract Mixed Media Botanical Landscape Painting "From Seeds" by Intuitive...

Abstract Mixed Media Botanical Landscape Painting "From Seeds" by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

This loose abstract work has gold leaf accents and an elegant simplicity. 40"x30" Acrylic on Canvas-Available HERE Visit to Read more ...

Morse d curve / Moon Hoon

Morse d curve / Moon Hoon

© Namgoong sun Architects: Moon Hoon Location: 23, Tongil-ro 78 road, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, South Korea Category: Commercial Architecture Lead Architects: Moon Hoon, Kim... Read more ...

Scavenger Hunt - Items 8 and 10

Scavenger Hunt - Items 8 and 10

Item 8: a meal or snack This was at the Coffee & Sketch meetup at St. Honore bakery on SE Division. I had to buy three pastries so I could eat one and still leave two to... Read more ...

Contemporary Colorful Landscape Painting, Mixed Media, Trees, Fine Art For...

Contemporary Colorful Landscape Painting, Mixed Media, Trees, Fine Art For Sale, “WHISPERS OF THE TRUTH” By Passionate Purposeful Painter Holly Hunter Berry

Hard to believe but the inspiration for this painting was a view of an area that was dry, with dead leaves and very few patches of green. I decided to paint this as I imagined... Read more ...

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An Evening of Awesome, Art, Wine & Jazz

An Evening of Awesome, Art, Wine & Jazz

"Pondering on a Pond", 24x12", oil on stretched canvas "Bend in the Road", 10x8", oil on Gessobord "Bounty", 10x8", oil on Gessobord These are a few pieces I will be showing at... Read more ...