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  • Meet Our Student Show Illustrator Judges

    Meet Our Student Show Illustrator Judges

    We like to have art directors help judge our Student Show and are very pleased ot have Creative Director and Founder of Point5, Alissa Levin filling that role this year. In addition, we have a group of illustrators with outstanding credentials, man…
    - 35 days ago, 22 Mar 19, 5:14pm -
  • Meet Our 3x3 ProShow Illustrator Judges

    Meet Our 3x3 ProShow Illustrator Judges

    We’ve introduced you to our art director judges, now we’re pleased to introduce you to our esteemed group of illustrators who will be judging the Professional Show.In addition to Chad Beckerman, Sheri Gee, Dave Plunkert, Stephen Petch and Len Sma…
    - 35 days ago, 22 Mar 19, 11:54am -
  • Meet Our Judges: Dave Plunkert, AD, GD, IL

    Meet Our Judges: Dave Plunkert, AD, GD, IL

    Dave Plunkert is a man of many hats i.e. graphic designer, art director, illustrator, cartoonist, educator and design firm principal.Plunkert's work has appeared in Esquire, Forbes, GQ, The New Yorker, Time, Reader's Digest, Playboy and Rolling Ston…
    - 36 days ago, 21 Mar 19, 3:42pm -
  • Meet Our Judges: Chad W. Beckerman, Creative Director

    Meet Our Judges: Chad W. Beckerman, Creative Director

    Chad’s resume is quite impressive, especially for such a young man. His most recent job was Creative Director at Abrams where he oversaw the design of picture books, novels, graphic novels and art and entertainment books.A graduate of the illustrat…
    - 45 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 5:18pm -
  • Meet Our Judges: Len Small, AD

    Meet Our Judges: Len Small, AD

    Len Small is the art director for Columbia Magazine. He was the founding art director at Nautilus magazine and previously was the art director at Tablet Magazine, a Jewish news website. In 2018 he served as co-president of ICON10: The Illustration Co…
    - 57 days ago, 28 Feb 19, 4:54pm -
  • Meet Our Judges: Alissa Levin, CD

    Meet Our Judges: Alissa Levin, CD

    Alissa Levin is founder and creative director of Point Five, a New York City-based design studio. Alissa is from Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She began her career in Los Angeles at the Santa Monica Muse…
    - 66 days ago, 19 Feb 19, 5:49pm -
  • Meet Our Judges: Sheri Gee, AD

    Meet Our Judges: Sheri Gee, AD

    Sheri Gee is an award-winning Art Director with over twenty years’ experience in book publishing and design.Graduating from The Kent Institute of Art and Design Maidstone (now University for the Creative Arts) with a degree in Illustration, Sheri s…
    - 77 days ago, 8 Feb 19, 11:51am -
  • Meet Our Judges: Stephen Petch, AD

    Meet Our Judges: Stephen Petch, AD

    Stephen Petch is an award-winning art director and graphic design based in London.He has extensive experience within the editorial and publishing industries working for publications such as i-D, Time Out, The Independent, The Times (of London), The G…
    - 80 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 5:44pm -
  • 3x3 Directory 2019 Goes to Press

    3x3 Directory 2019 Goes to Press

    We’re pleased to announce this year’s Directory is off to the printer and will be going out to art directors in just a few weeks.Thank you to all the illustrators who participated in this year’s eleventh edition, we’re so pleased with the ima…
    - 80 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 5:28pm -
  • 3x3 International Illustration Show Jury

    3x3 International Illustration Show Jury

    Thanks to Show Chair, Melinda Beck we have our final list of judge’s for this year’s sixteenth annual awards show. Over the next several weeks we’ll be introducing each judge to you but in the meantime here’s who we have:Stephen Petch, Art Di…
    - 92 days ago, 24 Jan 19, 3:51pm -

50 Watts

  • Vaka Valo’s Dream Diary 3

    Vaka Valo’s Dream Diary 3

    [Show your support for 50 Watts here.]Vaka Valo, from the Dream Diary series, 2018Vaka Valo has just unleashed new works in his "Dream Diary" series, and for the first time he is making prints available. Sign up for notice of the very limited-editio…
    - 11 Dec 18, 11:39am -
  • 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,…
    - 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…
    - 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 -

Concept Art

  • newStudy: value and shading

    Study: value and shading

    I tried to apply what I learned from Proko's video on shading. Here is the result: Attachment 2316451 (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2316451) I know, weird expression. It looks awful in mine. Here's the referen…
    - 12 hours ago, 25 Apr 19, 7:51pm -
  • newP.O.W. #116: Maharashtra

    P.O.W. #116: Maharashtra

    Image: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2209118&d=1472914472 *P.O.W #115: Maharashtra * Maharashtra is a state in West Central India, and its capitol is well known: Mumbai. The story takes place anywhere in Maharasht…
    - 13 hours ago, 25 Apr 19, 6:35pm -
  • newIDW #340: Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Builder

    IDW #340: Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Builder

    Image: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2251705&d=1498055172 *Topic: *Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Builder The pyramid builders accomplished a timeless feat. How did they construct these great structures? Well, the answer…
    - 13 hours ago, 25 Apr 19, 6:31pm -
  • newIOW #94: Persian War Elephant Waits Outside Quaint Church

    IOW #94: Persian War Elephant Waits Outside Quaint Church

    Image: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2222603&d=1481141197 *Topic: *Persian War Elephant Waits Outside Quaint Church This Persian war elephant has men on its back with a tower on it where they can fire weapons from.…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Apr 19, 6:21pm -
  • newEOW #332: Ice Cream Shop on the Bad Side of Town

    EOW #332: Ice Cream Shop on the Bad Side of Town

    Image: http://i.imgur.com/ZcNcpTC.jpg *Topic: *Ice Cream Shop on the Bad Side of Town Located in a crime-ridden area of town, this established ice cream shop sells freshly made custard, ice cream in a cup or cone, and other confections and treat…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Apr 19, 6:12pm -
  • newDSG 2950: The Secret Key to the Old Kingdom

    DSG 2950: The Secret Key to the Old Kingdom

    Image: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2274861&d=1514144740
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Apr 19, 6:02pm -
  • newCHOW 486 Factory Cyber Slave (finals)

    CHOW 486 Factory Cyber Slave (finals)

    Image: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2316270&d=1556032982 Character of the Week #486 *Factory Cyber Slave **:right: Deadline - **Monday, April 29th 8AM GMT**:left:* In the future giant factories will cover the pl…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Apr 19, 5:40pm -
  • newLilith against Bane

    Lilith against Bane

    Hi, here my last illustration for a fantasy novel. Glad to hear your Crits. Attachment 2316434 (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2316434)
    - 19 hours ago, 25 Apr 19, 12:34pm -
  • newThe Cap

    The Cap

    Little watercolour study...feel free for advice and feed. peace
    - 23 hours ago, 25 Apr 19, 8:34am -
  • DSG 2949: Stowing away booty at pirate harbor

    DSG 2949: Stowing away booty at pirate harbor

    Image: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2274861&d=1514144740
    - 1 day ago, 24 Apr 19, 8:18pm -

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

  • Lovely and Easy Watercolor Flowers
    Artists, rejoice in the loveliness of Marie Boudon’s easy watercolor flowers — perfect for journals, stationery, and gorgeous all by themselves too! The post Lovely and Easy Watercolor Flowers appeared first on Artists Network.
    - 2 days ago, 24 Apr 19, 11:57am -
  • VISIONARIES | Robin Berry
    Robin Berry finds inspiration in strange, wonderful places. Although not all ideas find expression, trying each is an exciting exercise for her.The post VISIONARIES | Robin Berry appeared first on Artists Network.
    - 10 days ago, 16 Apr 19, 9:36am -
  • VISIONARIES | Wendy Layne
    Capturing a moment in time and translating it into art through careful precision and detail is what feeds the artistic fire of Wendy Layne. The post VISIONARIES | Wendy Layne appeared first on Artists Network.
    - 10 days ago, 16 Apr 19, 9:04am -
  • Test Post
    These are very large pictures!   Weird. My spacebar suddenly isn’t working.Ihadtobackspacetoadd spaces?!?The post Test Post appeared first on Artists Network.
    - 16 days ago, 10 Apr 19, 11:05am -
  • 25 Acrylic Paintings from 25 Top Artists
    Feast your eyes on 25 acrylic paintings from 25 top artists from our AcrylicWorks art contest, showing their creative energy and bold values with every stroke.The post 25 Acrylic Paintings from 25 Top Artists appeared first on Artists Network.
    - 25 days ago, 31 Mar 19, 8:01pm -
  • How Do You Achieve Harmony in Art?
    Have you ever looked at a painting and just sighed with pleasure? Everything fits. Everything makes sense. That’s the power of harmony in art. And painting harmony is easy to do if you know what to look for and how to manipulate your colors, shapes…
    - 46 days ago, 10 Mar 19, 8:41pm -
  • 10 Different Approaches to Drawing
    If you love drawing and are hungry for drawing ideas, look no further than exploring all these 10 different ways you can draw from artist and instructor Ruth Buchanan!The post 10 Different Approaches to Drawing appeared first on Artists Network.
    - 50 days ago, 6 Mar 19, 7:56pm -
  • Super Easy Hand Lettering Techniques with an Artful Spin
    10 hand lettering techniques from A to Z that are simple to follow and fun to do from artist Joanne Sharpe.The post Super Easy Hand Lettering Techniques with an Artful Spin appeared first on Artists Network.
    - 50 days ago, 6 Mar 19, 7:51pm -
  • Graphite Pencil Drawing Basics 101
    When learning to draw with graphite pencil, knowing the fundamentals is keyThe post Graphite Pencil Drawing Basics 101 appeared first on Artists Network.
    - 50 days ago, 6 Mar 19, 7:37pm -
  • 11 Artists on the Sketchbooks and Materials That Keep Them Creative
    11 artists open the pages of their sketchbooks and journals, with recommendations for us sketching techniques to use, plus the art materials they wouldn’t do without.The post 11 Artists on the Sketchbooks and Materials That Keep Them Creative appe…
    - 50 days ago, 6 Mar 19, 7:26pm -

HeroMachine

  • Massive Cosplay Update!

    Massive Cosplay Update!

    Well folks today you're in for a doozy! We have got updates, and lots of them. It is 9 days til Con, and this is where we're at. Leah Leah is now finished! Costume- the last thing I had to … Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 25 Apr 19, 1:06am -
  • CDC #411 – Public Domain – Atomic

    CDC #411 – Public Domain – Atomic

    Your challenge this week is to re-imagine one of the Atomic based public domain characters listed at the link below. https://pdsh.fandom.com/wiki/Category:Atomic_Characters You may enter up to three times, and… The prizes are back! So this week’s…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Apr 19, 9:41am -
  • CDC #410 – Cyberpunk – Results

    CDC #410 – Cyberpunk – Results

    Runner up this week is Sam Heness. And the winner this week is... Kellkin! Great job as always. Your prize will be posted later this week. Thanks to all who entered,  
    - 5 days ago, 21 Apr 19, 9:35am -
  • CDC #410 – Cyberpunk

    CDC #410 – Cyberpunk

    Your challenge is to create an original cyberpunk character using HM3. You may enter up to three times, and… The prizes are back! So this week’s winner will receive an HM3 rendering of their winning character by yours truly! Rules … Continue re…
    - 12 days ago, 14 Apr 19, 11:03am -
  • CDC #409 – Steampunk – Results

    CDC #409 – Steampunk – Results

    Runner up this week goes to Sam Heness fur his Steampunk Samurai, And this week's win goes to ... Superfly30's Steampunk Stallion. The item use in creation of the horse figure is exceptional work! Well done you! Thanks to all … Continue reading →
    - 12 days ago, 14 Apr 19, 10:58am -
  • STARWARSTARWARSSTARWARSSTARWARS

    STARWARSTARWARSSTARWARSSTARWARS

    Okay folks, I have been remiss is keeping up with you all. Between work, con prep, and dance prep (for the younger spawn, not me), I haven't been around. Originally, I was going to do a cosplay update but I … Continue reading →
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 19, 11:42pm -
  • CDC #409 – Steampunk

    CDC #409 – Steampunk

    Your challenge this week is to design a HM3 image that evokes the Steampunk style. It can be a character…a weapon…a vehicle…anything you want. You may enter up to three times Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only,…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Apr 19, 10:48am -
  • CDC #408 – Gargoyles – Results

    CDC #408 – Gargoyles – Results

    This week the winner is Kellkin for his Dracula's Castle gargoyle. Beautiful job sir! Thanks to all who entered.
    - 19 days ago, 7 Apr 19, 9:49am -
  • CDC #408 – Gargoyles

    CDC #408 – Gargoyles

    Your challenge this week is to choose an actual piece of architecture from somewhere in the world, and create a gargoyle that reflects its’ architectural style. Maybe it protects the pyramid at Giza or the CN tower. Just have fun. … Continue read…
    - 26 days ago, 31 Mar 19, 9:20am -
  • CDC #407 – Family Portraits – Results

    CDC #407 – Family Portraits – Results

    Really  low  turn out this week, Oh well...still gotta choose a winner. So here we go... Superfly30 wins! Amazing detail. Love, love. LOVE the family "pet".
    - 26 days ago, 31 Mar 19, 9:15am -
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  • WHAT DO THESE 70 ILLUSTRATIONS HAVE IN COMMON?

    WHAT DO THESE 70 ILLUSTRATIONS HAVE IN COMMON?

    Dean CornwellSkidmoreJames Montgomery FlaggPruett CarterGrugerHarrison Fisher                             Charles MitchellRichard Flanagan  Answer: they were all in a typical issue of Cosmopolitan magazine in the 1920s.  (In this c…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 19, 8:02pm -
  • ONE LOVELY DRAWING, part 60

    ONE LOVELY DRAWING, part 60

    I love C.F. Payne's drawing of the great illustrator, Charles Dana Gibson.One reason Payne draws so damn well is that he draws insatiably.  Within the confines of traditional drawing, he never stops looking and exploring.  He fills sketchbooks wit…
    - 10 days ago, 16 Apr 19, 6:03pm -
  • MUSEUM OF ABSTRACT ART AND 1950s WOMEN'S HAIR

    MUSEUM OF ABSTRACT ART AND 1950s WOMEN'S HAIR

    In the 1950s abstract expressionism was in full flower.American magazine illustrations, on the other hand, remained fairly tight and realistic.  Yet, these representational illustrations often contained abstract flurries of brush strokes and color,…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Apr 19, 7:03am -
  • LOOKING AT CLOUDS FROM BOTH SIDES

    LOOKING AT CLOUDS FROM BOTH SIDES

    Before he became an illustrator, Harold Von Schmidt was a cowboy.  He loved the old west: "I had a chance to be with the Indians, to take part in trail drives and get to know cattle and horses."  He also had long, long days to study the immense cl…
    - 46 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 2:44pm -
  • ONE LOVELY DRAWING, part 59

    ONE LOVELY DRAWING, part 59

    I love this drawing by the great Austin Briggs:I love its marvelous, fresh take on the running figure, partially obscured by the design of the flapping coat.Notice how Briggs was not enslaved by the coiled telephone wire; notice the way he added vigo…
    - 60 days ago, 24 Feb 19, 11:20pm -
  • HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, ONE AND ALL

    HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, ONE AND ALL


    - 71 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 5:39pm -
  • NEW BOOK: THE HISTORY OF ILLUSTRATION

    NEW BOOK: THE HISTORY OF ILLUSTRATION

    The art of illustration has conquered many forms of stigma on the bumpy road to legitimacy.It was once faulted as "too commercial" but with the passage of time, the malodor of capitalism has largely dissipated.  Most of the products and corporations…
    - 75 days ago, 10 Feb 19, 10:05am -
  • LINDSEY LIVELY

    LINDSEY LIVELY

    I recently made some unkind remarks about portraits in the New York Times Magazine.  I asked, "Is there a shortage of under employed, hard working, innovative illustrators out there?"It might be a better use of this blog to show some young talent th…
    - 88 days ago, 27 Jan 19, 10:52pm -
  • WHY ARE THESE ILLUSTRATIONS SO BAD?

    WHY ARE THESE ILLUSTRATIONS SO BAD?

    Many people who saw the New York Times Magazine last week asked themselves this question privately.  Here at the Illustration Art blog, we dare to consider such questions openly.At the end of every year the New York Times Magazine runs a special iss…
    - 97 days ago, 19 Jan 19, 4:56pm -
  • SELLING CARS IN BLACK AND WHITE

    SELLING CARS IN BLACK AND WHITE

    For many years car manufacturers hired illustrators to paint photo-realistic pictures of cars in brilliant, eye-catching colors.by the famous team of Van Kaufman and Art FitzpatrickThese pictures were designed to radiate power.  Their perspective wa…
    - 99 days ago, 17 Jan 19, 12:25pm -

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