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  • Pictoplasma Contest for Young Artists

    Pictoplasma Contest for Young Artists

    Create the characters you wish were there!Pictoplasma, the world’s leading festival of character design and art, has teamed up with Adobe Project 1324 to invite all global youth (ages 18—24) to augment the banality of everyday by giving a face to…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 4:29pm -
  • Jonathan Levine Gallery is Looking for a Few Good Artists

    Jonathan Levine Gallery is Looking for a Few Good Artists

    Jonathan LeVine Projects, led by the globally recognized gallerist Jonathan LeVine, is bringing the Delusional Art Competition back for a second year.The competition gives artists from around the world a chance to gain exposure and recognition from o…
    - 63 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 5:35pm -
  • Artist Braldt Bralds Needs Our Help

    Artist Braldt Bralds Needs Our Help

    I’m not sure about you but as an artist and designer I’ve always been the most worried about losing my eyesight. And today, unfortunately it’s happening to artist/illustrator Braldt Bralds; if that wasn’t tragic enough he’s also in the proc…
    - 83 days ago, 28 Mar 18, 12:12pm -
  • Meet Our Judges: 3x3 Student Show

    Meet Our Judges: 3x3 Student Show

    We always like to have an art director on our jury for the 3x3 Student Show. We’ve already introduced art director Francesco Izzo, now let’s introduce the rest of our panel.Jill Calder has always loved drawing but was unsure what to pursue in art…
    - 88 days ago, 23 Mar 18, 11:52am -
  • Meet Our Judges: 3x3 ProShow

    Meet Our Judges: 3x3 ProShow

    We've already introduced you to Senior Art Director Martin Gee, art director Cristiano Guerri and Creative Director Erin Mayes, here are the two incomparable illustrators who are a part of our jury.Javier Jaén is a designer who illustrates and an il…
    - 89 days ago, 22 Mar 18, 12:06pm -
  • Meet Our Judges: 3x3 Picture Book Show

    Meet Our Judges: 3x3 Picture Book Show

    Joining Creative Director Sheila Smallwood and Art Director Fernando Ambrosi we have the distinguished illustrators Israeli Rutu Modan and Rafael Lopez from Mexico.Rutu Modan was named our 2017 3x3 Educator of the Year and is perhaps familiar to many…
    - 89 days ago, 22 Mar 18, 12:05pm -
  • Meet Our Judges: Martin Gee, Senior Art Director

    Meet Our Judges: Martin Gee, Senior Art Director

    We’re pleased to add Martin Gee, Senior Art Director at Time magazine to our 3x3 ProShow jury.Not only is Martin an art director, he’s a freelance illustrator with clients including Wired, NPR, AARP, Variety, The Washington Post and others. Look…
    - 91 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 3:30pm -
  • Meet Our Judges: Cristianno Guerri, Art Director

    Meet Our Judges: Cristianno Guerri, Art Director

    We are pleased to have the Italian art director, artist and photographer Cristiano Guerri join this year’s jury.After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts, Carrara, he started work as graphic designer pursuing a special interest in the field of…
    - 91 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 2:27pm -
  • Meet Our Judges: Francesco Izzo, Art Director

    Meet Our Judges: Francesco Izzo, Art Director

    Design is a broad category and it’s not more evident than here where we have Francesco Izzo, a graduate in industrial design moving gingerly—and successfully—into the role of art director at Nautilus magazine.He earned his BFA in industrial des…
    - 91 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 2:26pm -
  • Meet Our Judges: Erin Mayes, Design Director

    Meet Our Judges: Erin Mayes, Design Director

    We’re pleased to have Erin Mayes join our ProShow jury. Erin comes with a wealth of knowledge as an art director and designer of publications including a stint at Men’s Journal as deputy art director followed by being on staff art director at Rog…
    - 91 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 2:26pm -

50 Watts

  • Harue Koga

    Harue Koga

    [Show your support for 50 Watts here.]Illustrations and paintings by Harue Koga (1895–1933)Harue Koga for Kodomo no KuniBio from the Hiroshima Museum of Art: Born in Kurume City in Fukuoka Prefecture, Koga left junior high school to be a painter,…
    - 48 days ago, 2 May 18, 3:50pm -
  • Sidrolz in the Rain

    Sidrolz in the Rain

    Eighteen works by Ben Zoeller from Louisville, Kentucky, c. 2016-2018Find him on tumblr and instagramArtwork for Meng Qi's “Sidrolz” cassette on Obsolete StaircasesArtwork for WET's “Apollo’s Rodeo” cassette on Obsolete StaircasesFollow t…
    - 96 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 4:25am -
  • Image Dive 2

    Image Dive 2

    Japanese children's book cover found in the NDLibrary. "Katakana Otogi Banashi," 1925Here's my first real post in a long time. I'm glad to be back.This old-school image dive pretends that Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest never ex…
    - 22 Jan 18, 5:09am -
  • Design for Death

    Design for Death

    Design for Death, 1967 book cover by the author/illustrator Barbara Jones.In case you missed my 100 other announcements, I’m now posting books for sale: read about 50watts Books here & follow on Instagram. Design for Death sold and I already want…
    - 27 Nov 17, 11:05am -
  • 50 Ways to Support 50 Watts

    50 Ways to Support 50 Watts

    Thumbnail by Adrian from RinzenTo show your support of 10 years of visual archiving:1. Buy my books! See the page about 50WattsBooks.2. Contribute $10 and receive a postcard pack as a thank you.I'm making postcards of my favorite images from the…
    - 26 Nov 17, 11:41am -
  • Mexican Folkways

    Mexican Folkways

    [If you like 50watts, show your support here.]Three illustrations by Carlos Mérida from A Treasury of Mexican Folkways (1947)Carlos Merida, 1947, "Dance of the Pascolas - Michoacán"Previous posts on this artist: Carnival in Mexico, Dances of Mexi…
    - 15 Mar 16, 6:06am -
  • Vaka Valo’s Dream Diary 2

    Vaka Valo’s Dream Diary 2

    [If you like 50watts, show your support here.]Vaka Valo, Dream Diary No. 56, 2016Vaka Valo got in touch recently with some fabulous additions to the "Dream Diary" series. I featured early works from this ongoing series in 2012.This time, I asked Va…
    - 14 Mar 16, 8:59am -
  • Jen Ray’s Deep Cuts

    Jen Ray’s Deep Cuts

    [If you like 50watts, show your support here.]Jen Ray, an artist I featured on But Does it Float in 2012, has her first solo show in New York opening this week:JEN RAY: DEEP CUTSOCTOBER 8 - NOVEMBER 7, 2015OPENING: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 6:00PM - 8:…
    - 5 Oct 15, 8:28am -
  • W. A. Dwiggins

    W. A. Dwiggins

    [If you like 50watts, show your support here.]Images from William Addison Dwiggins: Stencilled Ornament and Illustration by Dorothy Abbe and Bruce Kennett, published by Princeton Architectural Press (2015)Title page border for The Time Machine, 193…
    - 1 Oct 15, 6:05am -
  • They Called Me Leni

    They Called Me Leni

    [If you like 50watts, show your support here.]Illustrations by Eva Bednářová for 'Rikali Mi Leni' by Zdeňka Bezděková (Prague, 1967)First published in 1948 (revised 1959), Bezděková's Rikali Mi Leni was translated into many languages and s…
    - 2 Apr 15, 6:23am -

Concept Art

  • newLooking for critique

    Looking for critique

    Attachment 2293061 (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2293061)
    - 9 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 9:07am -
  • newLooking for critique

    Looking for critique

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    - 9 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 9:05am -
  • newDSG 2635: Syrupy Garrison of Troops Is Sent Over to Fort French Toast

    DSG 2635: Syrupy Garrison of Troops Is Sent Over to Fort French Toast

    Image: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2274861&d=1514144740
    - 9 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 8:49am -
  • newCollages

    Collages

    Inspired by music
    - 12 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 6:26am -
  • newDSG 2634: A Glorious Shield for a Mistress Knight

    DSG 2634: A Glorious Shield for a Mistress Knight

    Image: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2274861&d=1514144740
    - 22 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 8:08pm -
  • Virgin Orchid

    Virgin Orchid

    i already had this drawing fewyears ago, i just mede te emblem whit flowers, what do you think? Attachment 2293023 (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2293023)
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 18, 5:12pm -
  • Storytime illustration

    Storytime illustration

    Trying to figure out all the composition/proportion/design stuff before I go into color. Any crits before I move forwards?
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 18, 2:53pm -
  • DSG 2633: Mechanized Warfighter Cruises Along Forest Path

    DSG 2633: Mechanized Warfighter Cruises Along Forest Path

    Image: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2274861&d=1514144740
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 18, 8:52am -
  • Batman (Digital sketch) :D

    Batman (Digital sketch) :D

    Image: https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/011/371/303/large/dhaxina-_-batman-wip-by-0odhaxina-dcenm66.jpg?1529259090 *Any criticism is welcome :)*
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 18, 6:16am -
  • CHOW 466 Rusty Paladin (wips)

    CHOW 466 Rusty Paladin (wips)

    Image: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2287288&d=1523969049 Character of the Week #466 ***Rusty Paladin* *****:right: Deadline - Monday, July 2nd** 8AM GMT :left: *** ** There once were two brave warriors, a broth…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 5:41am -

creaturemag

  • Artist Spotlight – #96 – Nick Alston
    Artist: Nick Alston Website: www.nickalston.co.uk Who are you, where are you from? I’m Nick Alston. I studied up in Scotland, but I currently live in London. What do you do? I’m an illustrator. In reality, that means that I sit at my desk drawing…
    - 11 Sep 17, 4:00am -
  • Artist Spotlight #9: Joe Cruz
    Artist: Joe Cruz Website: joecruz.tumblr.com Joe Cruz is a freelance illustrator/designer living near the London. His work is a mixture of bold, strong lines and powerful colour along with a dark sense of humour. What do you do? I am a freelance arti…
    - 10 Sep 17, 2:08pm -
  • Happy Friday Max the Octopus
    Artist: Adam Pryce Title: Happy Friday Max the Octopus Website: adampryce.com Its Friday and that means the end of a long working week at the Catfish sanctuary for Max the octopus – and what better way to celebrate than doing all his favourite thin…
    - 9 Sep 17, 4:00am -
  • Freak of the week with David Litchfield
    Artist: David Litchfield Project: Freak of the week Website: Facebook page We celebrate this independence day with more outstanding and exclusive drawing from David Litchfield. This is some kind of angel / devil hybrid. David’s imagination must…
    - 8 Sep 17, 4:00am -
  • Artist Spotlight #56 – Vania Barbato
    Artist: Vania Barbato Website: Vania’s Flickr Who are you? I am Vania. What do you do? I’m a freelance illustrator. Why do you do it? Just for fun! Who are your influences? Daniel Clowes, Chester Brown, Stanley Donwood and many others. What inspi…
    - 7 Sep 17, 4:00am -
  • Gods and Monsters #9
    Artist: Ed J Brown Project: Gods and Monsters Website: edjbrown.com Blog: edjbrown.tumblr.com The Iku-Turso is a sea-monster and sometimes God of War in Finnish mythology. His description is somewhat vague ranging between “the bearded one”,…
    - 6 Sep 17, 3:30am -
  • Mulga’s Zombie Zoo – Zombie Reece
    Artists: Joel Moore Project: Mulga’s Zombie Zoo Website: mulgasroom.blogspot.com.au An Ode to Zombie Reece His name is Reece and he had a beard So damn bushy and so revered Then one day he made a decision To cut that beard with a blade of precis…
    - 5 Sep 17, 4:00pm -
  • Tess and Tom
    Artist: Matt Witt Project: Tess and Tom Website: tessandtom.co.uk Creaturemag would like to introduce Tess and Tom, the travelling illustrations. A new project by Matt Witt and Creaturemag.com Tess and Tom are on a journey to see how far around the…
    - 4 Sep 17, 7:35am -
  • Random Bunny Strip #1 – By Getliffe
    We would like to introduce to you “The Little Bunny Books of Mean”. A comic strip creation by regular Creature contributor, artist Chris Getliffe. The first one, is rather revolting! And to be honest many of them can be pretty sinister and twiste…
    - 3 Sep 17, 6:27am -
  • The Inside Thoughts of Now – Living Without Parallels
    + Enlarge image Artist: Thom Kofoed Project: The Inside Thoughts of Now Title: Living Without Parallels Website: thomatronics.com Welcome to the debut solo appearance by Thom Kofoed and The Inside thoughts of Now. Thom is now expressing his inside th…
    - 2 Sep 17, 4:00am -

Drawing Magazine

  • newPainting Format vs. Subject: Which Comes First?
    Learn how to match your format to your subject or your subject to your format. Either way, Jean Grastorf will teach you the steps to take toward your best painting yet.The post Painting Format vs. Subject: Which Comes First? appeared first on Artist…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 12:59am -
  • newA Moment with Thomas Schaller
    An interview with watercolor artist Thomas Schaller on his painting practice, the products he uses and his advice for artists.The post A Moment with Thomas Schaller appeared first on Artists Network.
    - 22 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 8:26pm -
  • How to Achieve Brilliant Color in Pastel
    A simple change in his approach opened up a world of expressive color for pastel artist David Napp.The post How to Achieve Brilliant Color in Pastel appeared first on Artists Network.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jun 18, 9:36pm -
  • The Big Drink
    Art hacks for all things seascape to assure every artist smooth sailing and no need for an SOS signal of any kind, from alternative brushes and tropics in a glass. The post The Big Drink appeared first on Artists Network.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jun 18, 8:52pm -
  • Make It So They Can’t Look Away | 21 Tips from the Judges of Juried Art Shows
    Enter a watercolor competition with confidence after hearing directly from 21 judges or jurors (not to mention masters of the medium) on what they look for in a winning work of art. The post Make It So They Can’t Look Away | 21 Tips from the Judge…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jun 18, 8:23pm -
  • Painting at Night on Location | Shining a Light on Key Tips and Tools
    Artist Ron Stocke enjoys painting on location — even after the sun goes down. The post Painting at Night on Location | Shining a Light on Key Tips and Tools appeared first on Artists Network.
    - 5 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 1:19am -
  • Art Studio Playlists | Finding the Perfect Songs for Your Creative Process
    Need new art studio playlists to listen to? Well, Artists Magazine asked readers to suggest songs for the entire creative process, and their recommendations did not disappoint.The post Art Studio Playlists | Finding the Perfect Songs for Your Creati…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 12:11am -
  • Paint Like O’Keeffe (or Matisse)
    Discover the qualities of the Marabu art crayon that make it an exciting art material to use, including its buttery-soft feel and water resistant feature. The post Paint Like O’Keeffe (or Matisse) appeared first on Artists Network.
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 8:54pm -
  • Who Are You? | Tips for Writing a Convincing Artist Statement
    Follow these tips to write a convincing artist statement that gets the word out about you and your work.The post Who Are You? | Tips for Writing a Convincing Artist Statement appeared first on Artists Network.
    - 6 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 12:24am -
  • 6 Things to Discover About Thomas Wilmer Dewing
    If American artist Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938) is not well known to you, you are in for a treat. His haunting colors, woman-centric subjects and lush landscapes all but guarantee you’ll remember his name after reading this art history round up…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 8:15pm -

HeroMachine

  • CDC #368 – Team Building – Part 8

    CDC #368 – Team Building – Part 8

    The premise of this contest is that over the next number of weeks we will build a team of superheroes and a team of villains. Each week I will supply you with a role, name, or list of powers of … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jun 18, 10:29am -
  • CDC #367 – Team Building – Part 7 – Results

    CDC #367 – Team Building – Part 7 – Results

    Honourable mentions this week go out to... Brons. I love the way you opted for a younger version, and the blue outline on the wings is very effective. And... Ubiquitous Pixel for this unique take on the character, and far … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jun 18, 10:21am -
  • CDC #367 – Team Building – Part 6 – Prize for Lady Amaranth

    CDC #367 – Team Building – Part 6 – Prize for Lady Amaranth

    Lady Amaranth's original... My take... Hope you like it, and thanks for sharing your creativity with us!
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jun 18, 11:38am -
  • Caption Contest #120

    Caption Contest #120

    Ok guys, time for another caption contest. This week, I want you guys to come up with the best possible caption for this: Everyone can have a maximum of 3 entries, entries must be in by next Wednesday (June 20th) … Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 3:21am -
  • 10 Things at E3 That Caught My Attention (so far…)
    Well E3 is upon us again, giving us a peek at what we have to look forward to in the gaming world. It's still going on, but here are ten things that have caught my attention so far. The bottom … Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 12:52am -
  • CDC #367 – Team Building – Part 7

    CDC #367 – Team Building – Part 7

    The premise of this contest is that over the next number of weeks we will build a team of superheroes and a team of villains. Each week I will supply you with a role, name, or list of powers of … Continue reading →
    - 9 days ago, 10 Jun 18, 10:46am -
  • CDC #367 – Team Building – Part 6 – Results

    CDC #367 – Team Building – Part 6 – Results

    I am so glad that this series of contests have been embraced by you folks. Another week of stellar entries. Honourable mentions go out to...  Son4...stunning job, and... Ubiquitous Pixel..amazing pose and you provide us with another masterclass in c…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Jun 18, 10:38am -
  • CDC #366 – Team Building – Part 5 – Prize for RobM

    CDC #366 – Team Building – Part 5 – Prize for RobM

    RobM's original... My take... Hope you like it, and thanks for entering!
    - 10 days ago, 9 Jun 18, 11:21am -
  • Caption Contest #119 Results

    Caption Contest #119 Results

    Ok guys, last week I asked for you all to come up with the best caption you possibly could for this picture: And the winner is: Thor1066
    - 12 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 4:12pm -
  • CDC #367 – Team Building – Part 6

    CDC #367 – Team Building – Part 6

    The premise of this contest is that over the next number of weeks we will build a team of superheroes and a team of villains. Each week I will supply you with a role, name, or list of powers of … Continue reading →
    - 16 days ago, 3 Jun 18, 9:42am -
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Illustration Art

  • THE SECOND COMING OF FLOWERS

    THE SECOND COMING OF FLOWERS

    In his essay, How Flowers Changed the World, famed anthropologist Loren Eisley described the first coming of flowers, 100 million years ago: Once upon a time there were no flowers at all.... only the cold dark monotonous green of a world whose plant…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 1:56pm -
  • NICK MEGLIN (1935-2018)

    NICK MEGLIN (1935-2018)

    My dear friend, Nick Meglin, died this morning.  For nearly 50 years Nick was the loving heart of MAD magazine and a tireless advocate for its astonishing stable of talent.  The following are some of Nick's classic cover ideas for MAD.But Nick led…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Jun 18, 9:19pm -
  • 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 last year for a fraction of its former value and the new owners are  dismantling and selling off the assets.The…
    - 27 days ago, 24 May 18, 3:42am -
  • A TALE OF THREE LANDSCAPES

    A TALE OF THREE LANDSCAPES

    Which of these two landscapes is more realistic?George InnessSean LynchWell, the pink version is actually a photograph, taken with film which reveals near-infrared light.  We don't normally see near-infrared light because our puny eyes are limited t…
    - 31 days ago, 19 May 18, 10:57pm -
  • 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 sit on it.                                                                      …
    - 38 days ago, 12 May 18, 6:30am -
  • 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 New York.In response to my most recent post of a drawing by Ronald Searle, various commenters wrote:I think that is the…
    - 39 days ago, 12 May 18, 5:30am -
  • 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, that depends on the artist.Here's how Ronald Searle handles the topic:Look how Searle has re-invented the human form…
    - 79 days ago, 2 Apr 18, 1:08am -
  • THE MEANING OF "ICONIC"

    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 words of explanation or blame, words of solace or rage, words of hopelessness or words proposing solutions.  (…
    - 98 days ago, 14 Mar 18, 1:16am -
  • 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 to inventory Rembrandt's possessions.The possessions would have to be auctioned off to pay Rembrandt's debts.  Mo…
    - 28 Feb 18, 1:34pm -
  • 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 Art LLC Barsotti is famous for his light hearted, spontaneous style.  He draws only the bare essentials, perfect for…
    - 24 Feb 18, 12:03am -

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