Sunday, April 25, 2010

anatomy for artists

Ideal for reference, teaching or study: the finest superficial muscle anatomical figures can be ordered from

Workshops are offered twice a year and introduce it's attendees to the complex structure of skeleton, muscles and functions of the human body. Further courses cover topics such as creature-, animal- and character anatomy.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Practice & Science of Drawing

Harold Speed's introduction to the classic approach to the dynamics
of drawing with insights and practical advice on line drawing, mass drawing, visual memory, materials, and much more. The book's 296 pages, 84 plates and diagrams reinforce Speed's clear presentation. Though written nearly a hundred years ago, the lessons taught remain up-to-date.
Available from Dover Publications, or read the e-book (for free) online now at

Friday, April 23, 2010

INDIGO is the first large scale playable presentation of innovative and independent video-game design in the Netherlands. Visitors can join in the celebration of Dutch innovative games by playing the games and by talking to the makers themselves.

INDIGO, Dutch Game Garden at Neude 4 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Friday April 23: Opening night. Doors open at 6.30 PM (invitation only)
Saturday April 24: Open for public. Times: 12.00 PM – 6.00 PM (public)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

SIGGRAPH 2010, the 37th international conference and exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 27 -29. Read more about the latest news and announcements on the official website and blog:

Friday, April 16, 2010

Quick-And-Dirty Robot Art Contest

In honor of April's Robogames, is sponsoring a robot art contest. Create a work of art on the theme of "we welcome our new robot overlords" and you could win fabulous prizes! All images are welcome created by using anything from Photoshop or special effects software, to traditional media. The details of the contest are here. Art is due by April 21, 2010!,

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Featuring over 300 images, pulled from 45 different institutions in seven different countries, many of these pictures have rarely been seen publicly since their creation a century and more ago. Having both traveled and lived in the region, author Kristian Davies approaches this often misunderstood genre of art from a fresh perspective. The book is designed to be a primer, a fresh new approach and redefinition of the genre...[via]

This web-site contains a collection of more than 2500 paintings of 'Orientalist' painters. Since most of the books concerning the subject are already out of print this is a great resource for research and inspiration:

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Monday, April 12, 2010

NVArt5 Competition

In this, the fifth NVArt competition, artists from all over the world are challenged to create vehicle designs for a future on the move ... transport in the style of Syd Mead. For details visit the

Thursday, April 08, 2010

An art and conceptdesign event in Berlin in cooperation with Marvel Entertainment, the artists from Massive Black and SIXMOREVODKA. Featuring instructors from across the planet, workshops, seminars, digital art demos, fine art presentations, live painting, illustration, comics and conceptdesign.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

car design sketching

For those interested in the rendering techniques of the automitive designers, offers a database of information, tutorials, designer interviews, product reviews, and a visitors gallery. More tutorials can be found at and

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Graphic Design Competition

Fom March 1st to June 30th, 2010, IT’S ART is holding a contest called “A Time Traveller’s Guide for Dummies”. Different techniques such as 2D and 3D pictures, comics and videos are allowed to illustrate the brochure.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Joe Ranft was one of the prime creative people behind PIXAR and a major contributor to Toy Story, a Bug’s Life and Cars. This animatic, created by Disney director John Musker, is a tribute to Joe who would have celebrated his 50th birthday this year.