Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Art Workshops

ArtistsNetwork.TV offers new on-demand video workshops featuring the incredible contemporary realist Sharon Sprung. Her oil paintings - as seen in the April 2008 issue of The Artist's Magazine - are breathtaking. In these exclusive workshops, she shows you step-by-step how to paint lifelike skin tones and realistic facial features. You can watch up close as Sprung explains how she works with shadows, and see her begin one painting and finish another.

Friday, July 18, 2008

New Competition: YIA Award

Illustrative is the leading European forum for contemporary illustration and graphic arts. Every year at two different creative cities in Europe, the exhibition displays an inspiring collection of current graphical art with over 400 works from more than 60 artists.

Over the course of two weeks, the festival will celebrate the illustrative arts, discover new talents, exchange ideas, marvel at progressive technologies, and rediscover forgotten styles. Illustrative will feature an exclusive exhibition and show of works from 25 internationally recognized illustrators as well as conferences, a film program, and parties; it will display not only the quality and fantasy of the latest graphic arts but also show how the visual effects of graphic design, illustration, book art, comics, concept art, and animation spill into and influence the field of art. The exhibition will be accompanied by a Young Talents Contest.

Transmittals in the categories of illustration, animation and bookart will be appraised. The 20 winners of the „Young Illustrators Award“ are shown in a separate section on the Illustrative in october 2008 in Zürich. The exhibit of the contest winners will display the most intuitive tendencies of the genre and is an exciting measure for new trends. Established in Berlin in 2006, Illustrative has been held twice in Berlin (2006/2007) and once in Paris (2007).

Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Books from Ballistic

Following the success of the first Digital Painting book Ballistic Publishing has partnered with Daniel Dociu, Mélanie Delon, Don Seegmiller and Marta Dahling to create a second, 208 page volume featuring 12 detailed tutorials and even more inspirational artwork.

D'artiste Digital Painting 2 will give you great instruction as well as tips on handling Photoshop and Painter from four artist's renowned for their character, creature and environment painting.

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