Be More Creative In Daily Life

The first way to become more creative in your life is to change your daily living pattern. I know this may sound uncomfortable for some because of our natural resistance change but it produces many benefits. For example if you’re used to waking up to 10am on the weekends and watching TV until noon try to change that into waking up at 9am and going for a bike ride until noon and then watching less TV then you normally would. By making slight changes to your routine your brain will begin to process the change differently and will give you a burst of energy and creativity since you’re consciously breaking out of your comfort zone.

The second way to become more creative is to read the autobiographies of famous artists such as Michaelangelo and Lenordo daVinci. By learning the lives of famous artists and applying some of the mannerisms in your daily life you will see an increase in creativity and develop an everyday appreciation for the arts. For example Leonardo was born to an illegitimate father therefore he did not have the social status to be a part of the court.

This forced him to go on long walks …

By Gregory December 14, 2018 Off

Design Custom T-Shirts

First, it’s important to spend some time brainstorming. You might think your first idea is perfect (and maybe it is!), but chances are, once you get your creativity juices flowing, you’ll come upon an even better idea. A great design takes time and creativity, both of which can’t be rushed. It’s also important to involve other members of the group. Run ideas by the whole group so that everyone is on board with it and allow team members to contribute their own design suggestions. Involving more people, you’ll inevitably round up more ideas, making for a more thoughtful and interesting t-shirt.

As you consider the design, think about your group’s personality and message. Are you modern or old-fashioned? Crazy or elegant? Fun or somber? Your design should communicate something about your group and do it clearly and carefully. Also, although you might be tempted to throw all of your design ideas at this t-shirt, remember that simplicity often goes hand-in-hand with effective communication. Although you should feel free to make your design crazy and cluttered (that’s the beauty of customized t-shirts!), simple designs usually communicate a group’s name and idea more clearly.

Next, think about color. The more ink colors …

By Gregory December 13, 2018 Off

Typography Fundamentals

Typography is a primary integral part of any web0design project, as its main purpose is to carry information. In addition, it is an art of text decoration, so it could readable and beautiful at the same time.

Type family is usually mistaken for types or fonts. In sober fact, it is a group of fonts of the same origin, structure and image. It is a set of stylistically similar characters that you can write or print. Type family includes figures, letters and symbols. Font is a narrower concept, which is determined by several factors, such as size and style. In general, Arial is a type family, and Arial Bold is a font of this type family.

Serif fonts or Antiqua embraces all the fonts with small serifs at the top or at the bottom of their characters. They are hardly recommended for large text paragraphs because of their low readability. These are good for headlines and title lines. Serif fonts have been used since the Middle Ages period (for instance, one can pay attention to OldStyle Century). The characteristic feature: the part written at certain angle is usually thin. Besides Old Style Century, the group of old-fashioned Antiqua fonts embraces …

By Gregory December 12, 2018 Off

Find a Talent Agency

First, find out what type of Model you are:

Depending on your age, height and weight, certain agencies specialize in working with specific type of talent. If you are under the age of 16, you are considered a teen model. Most teen models book catalog or print work in local markets.

For high fashion models, also know as editorial, are required to be at least 5 Feet 9 inches for woman and at least 6 feet 1 Inch for males. The industry is mostly made up of print or commercial talent, which are commonly booked for household and lifestyle brands. Commercial print work is very lucrative.

Plus size modeling has become increasing popular as most top agencies now have divisions specializing in full-figured talent. To be considered plus size. sizes for female models start at size 8 and up Like commercial modeling, plus sized modeling and acting is very lucrative as most agents only represent a few in their divisions.

Modeling Scouts:

Another option to find a modeling agent or agency is to go through a scout. As the name suggests, modeling scouts go around the country and try to find models and usually get some kind of fee for …

By Gregory December 12, 2018 Off

Art of the Information Age

Digital art originated in the 1970s and therefore could be described as fairly new, which plays into how it is not embraced as traditional art in a sense. Some suggest that it takes away from the artist’s essence, that it falls short due to the more virtual and less physical interaction the artist has with the medium. However, if one were to try to discount the digital art process by saying it is easy as if assembling something with step-by-step instructions that would be an incorrect viewpoint. A digital artist utilizes many different traditional skills during their creative process. The digital artist sculpts a subject, much the same as how figure is sculpted with clay. Then color and texture is added the same way a painter would for a traditional painting. Lighting and angle must be represented as if using a camera for photography, adjusting for the desired effect. Everything taken into consideration, it would seem that one cannot be just simply able to manipulate digital, but know how to do so with a combination of artistic skill sets.

Most of us are familiar with how the use of CGI has greatly enhanced visual illusions within the cinematic arts. Movie …

By Gregory December 10, 2018 Off

Paintings by Picasso

  • Picador
    His first recorded horse painting in oils was of a picador dressed in yellow, mounted on a horse and it was painted when he was only 9.
  • Boy Leading a Horse
    An early work from 1906, the horse stance is taken from a famous painting by Mantegna and the horse has a symbolic role, much interpreted by art critics. The boy is leading the horse but there are no reins, just the hand position. The naked boy represents Picasso himself. The painting can be seen in the New York Museum of Modern Art.
  • Harlequin On Horseback
    Picasso used the image of the harlequin or jester throughout his career as his alter ego. Here the harlequin is dressed in bright red and mounted on a black horse. It is a very still image, almost sad with the harlequin looking off in one direction and the horse in the other. 1905
  • Curtain for the ballet ‘Parade” – shows a winged pegasus and foal on stage 1917. Picasso was involved in no less than eight ballet and drama productions between 1914 and 1924. The most important of these was the ballet Parade written by Jean Cocteau with a futuristic concept blending theatre,
By Gregory December 7, 2018 Off

Finding Inspiration for Art

I had a beginner’s book, of course, and I had looked through and decided to have a go at a landscape picture. After all, that is what watercolour is all about, isn’t it? A mountain lake with the clouds reflecting in the water, or a sunset over the sea with perhaps a small boat at anchor to add atmosphere. As I started to paint, I realized that this sort of picture is a harder to achieve than it looks. That was OK, as I was not green enough to expect painting to be easy, even with decent materials. What I hadn’t expected t find was that I was deeply bored by the activity. Really, bored to my very core. I couldn’t care less about the subject I was laboriously painting, and it showed. Landscapes were not, and are not, for me.

Please don’t think I am dismissing landscapes, as I have seen many fine versions produced by artists who have a feel for the subject, and which I absolutely love. My point is just that – good paintings are made by artists who love their work, and you can’t expect to do a great job with something that doesn’t move …

By Gregory December 7, 2018 Off

Realistic Pencil Drawings

From cartoons to architecture, it’s as flexible as a rubber band and we never cease to be amazed at pencil art drawings. The trending art topic at the moment is realistic pencil drawings. Hyper-realistic pencil drawings have emerged as a label that realistic pencil drawings encompass.

There are artists who are currently producing phenomenal pencil sketch creations that look even more real than a photograph. This may seem like a lofty ideal for many, this article explores the concept of how to create exceptional drawing sketches by embracing the creative penchants unique to each artist (and aspiring artist).

Top tips for cultivating an inner wealth of drawing inspiration:

  • Keep a journal, they are your inspiration base station! It doesn’t matter where you are or whom you are with, your journal will always afford you with inspiration for your drawing sketches at your fingertips. Whatever your muse, you can whip out your diary of creative stimuli and enjoy some sketching. Having a book of open pages with you is an exceptional way to encourage practice. They can be your private pages or for everyone to see. In this way, you will easily cultivate your own artist’s style and begin drawing sketches
By Gregory December 5, 2018 Off

Russell Flint

All accomplished commercial artists have to come up with their own personal style and Russell Flint was no exception to the rule. He used to love and even painted scenes he would see on the British Isles. He also painted scenes of the French countryside and also did street scenes of the famous flamenco dancers from Spain. This is what later became to be his main area of interest later on in his career. His fame was attributed to his watercolour paintings of beautiful women which also included nude painting.

Since photography was not that developed in his early career, Russell Flint made use of live modelled with which he enjoyed long-running relationships. He also used these models to create watercolour paintings which used to start with pencil drawings of his subjects. Of all his models, the most prominent ones were Cecilia Green, who modelled for 13 years and Margaret Covenay, who had a very engaging charm and was very beautifully illustrated in his artwork.

Both models had personalities and traits that were portrayed in Russell’s paintings with a very accurate precision. He would ask the models themselves to critique his paintings. Russell believed that a wise artist is one …

By Gregory December 4, 2018 Off

Modern Wall Art Paintings

With urbanization kicking in, people are fast shifting basic settlements to elite houses and mansions. Even the furniture has gone through a sea change in the current decade. So, to match these new settings and the new style of decor, it becomes imperative to hang some contemporary art works in your living room and bedroom.

Modern wall art painting is not an un-heard form of art, despite the fact that its origin is fairly new. Keeping in tune with the changed lifestyle and decor, this art has been developed to breathe freshness to contemporary homes. It won’t be wrong to cite that it has its roots in old forms of arts and is obliged heavily to its more archaic ancestors.

Having said that, one must acknowledge that it has maintained its own stead, and has always been accepted as a distinct form of contemporary art! The texture is finer and the detailing can be a lot nuanced. These paintings may emulate the past or take inspiration from some other forms of art, but they never fail to manifest their originality.

Though, wall paintings can be hung in all sorts of houses, they are more suited to urban houses where the …

By Gregory December 3, 2018 Off