Posted tagged ‘Artists’

Photography Blogging for Shutterbugs

October 13, 2009

Whether you are an artist or hobbyist who wants to create a photo blog, or whether you are just somebody who enjoys learning about new places and things, spending some time looking at the most popular photography blogs on the internet can be a very rewarding endeavor.

Posting photographs in a blog format on a daily, weekly, or occasional basis is a great way to express yourself while reaching viewers in an emotionally charged and aesthetically engaging way. Also, surfing photo blogs can help you to get a whole new perspective on the world in which we live.

Many people who run image blogs are photographers by trade, but photo blogging is also very popular among hobbyists and amateur shutterbugs. A lot of the most popular photo blogs have gained attention because the pictures on them are of the highest artistic caliber, and a lot of the people who run these striking blogs are graduates of prestigious art schools with impressive professional portfolios. However, some of the most well known and most often visited photo blogs are as notable for their concepts as for the pictures themselves.

Whether you are an artist or hobbyist who wants to create a photo blog, or whether you are just somebody who enjoys learning about new places and things, spending some time looking at the most popular photography blogs on the internet can be a very rewarding endeavor. You can travel to another place or another time by seeing pictures of faraway locations and long-gone eras. You can see your own neighborhood with fresh eyes by discover how local artists have photographed the town or city in which you live.

Photo blogging allows people to communicate all of these things and more, which makes it a very exciting part of the modern blogosphere. If the best thing about web technology is that it allows people to reach each other in a very personal way from across great distances, then in many ways photo blogs are the most successful kind of web sites.

The fact that photo blogs range from forums to display the work of highly skilled artisans to playful collections of curiosities shows that photo blogging is a truly diverse form. Another fact that photo blogs are so easy to build and to update makes this kind of visual communication very democratic, and enables people at all skill levels to become a part of the global conversation about the nature and value of photography today.

 

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Helpful Graphic Design and Webdesign sites

October 4, 2009

Here are 5 sites for insperation and help with your graphic design and webdesign projects.

1. Graphic design articles to quench your thirst for graphic design and web design topics.

 http://www.feedage.com/categories/Graphic+Design/1/4
2. Print design templates take a look at these creative graphic design templates for brochures, flyers, newsletters, stationery, postcards, ads, menus and posters for a variety of businesses.

 http://www.allgraphicdesign.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=51&p=116171

3. More: colorburned | graphic design resources, tutorials, and more!

 http://devezine.com/63-popular-and-promising-web-design-blogs-graphic-and-web-design-blog-resources-and-tutorials/

5. Com/learning: video tutorials for graphic designers providing tools and information you can trust – and use – on your very next project.

 http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/recent/2009-09-28/232549.html

6. Free icons, graphic design, inspiration, wallpaper, visual illustrators, in the past, were never ever mentioned in the same breath as traditional or fine artists, and they have consistently came second best in comparison with traditional graphic designers.

 http://speckyboy.com/

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Crayon Artist, Don Marco

January 30, 2009

Here is an artist who uses a medium on canvas usually associeated with children. His subjects have so much detail to them that it’s hard to believe they were crafted using crayons.

Bio: Don Marco was born in Northern Minnesota in the late 1920’s. His interest in art was evident even before starting school. As a young adult in the Army Air Corp, he began his life’s career in Air Traffic Control, which continued until his retirement from Honolulu International Airport in 1973. Much of his spare time was spent as a professional artist.

Before retirement, Don started developing a technique to create fine art, using Crayola Crayons. Shortly after retiring, he published his first print. Living in Southern California, his work was in demand, including commissions from Burt Reynolds and a one-man show at his Dinner Theater in Florida.

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Hard to imagine these are done with crayons!!!

For more information on Don Marco visit his site: http://www.themastercrayonartist.com/shop/custItems.aspx?catID=8

 

Till next time,

Joann

3D Chalk Artist

December 14, 2008

For those of you who like 3D art Julian Beever (Belgium) can give you an eye full. He is often refered to as “Pavement Picasso”. Julian has been doing his artwork for 10 years all over the world. His pavement drawings are by far the best. He has drawn works from the old masters, famous people, and 3D illusions. Julian is also noted for his fine art paintings and wall murals. 

Below is the link to his website. Go ahead and check it out. You will be amazed at the detail he puts into his sidewalk drawings.

http://users.skynet.be/J.Beever/pave.htm