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  • Milton Glaser at Cooper Union: The Design of Dissent

    Milton Glaser at Cooper Union: The Design of Dissent

    Milton Glaser, the renowned artist and designer, returns to his alma mater for a free, public discussion on “The Design of Dissent”. Following the conversation with designer Steven Heller, there will be a book signing of the 2017 updated version…
    - 83 days ago, 30 Oct 17, 3:50pm -
  • Rutu Modan Named Educator of the Year

    Rutu Modan Named Educator of the Year

    Rumor has it that Rutu Modan conceived her first comic when she was five years old. She and a friend developed a story about a classmate whom they both didn’t particularly like. And so a career begins.Rutu has always drawn pictures but she used the…
    - 12 Sep 17, 5:01pm -
  • Steven Heller

    Steven Heller

    “How Steven Heller Redefined the Design Industry”SVA’s Steven Heller has helped launch dozens of high-profile design careers. To his protégés, he seems like the ultimate insider — but he didn’t start out that way. So begins one of the…
    - 8 Aug 17, 1:10pm -
  • Annual 14 Ready for Pre-Order

    Annual 14 Ready for Pre-Order

    We’re busy working on this year’s Annual; you can follow the progress on our Instagram feed. Available in print, eBook and as a pdf—you’ll want to order the print edition now.To order just go to our website and reserve your copy.3x3 Internati…
    - 7 Aug 17, 4:35pm -
  • Pictoplasma Contest for Young Artists

    Pictoplasma Contest for Young Artists

    Pictoplasma has teamed up with Adobe Project 1324 to invite all global youth (aged 18—24) to express their personalities in an artistically ‘characterized' self portrait.Starting with a regular photograph like a headshot or profile picture and ov…
    - 6 Jul 17, 12:52pm -
  • 3x3 ProShow Winners Announced

    3x3 ProShow Winners Announced

    After two rounds of judging our distinguished panel of art directors, creative directors, graphic designers and illustrators have made their selections. To get into the show an entry must receive a majority of judge's votes, medalists are determined…
    - 20 Jun 17, 1:27pm -
  • 3x3 Picture Books Show Winners Announced

    3x3 Picture Books Show Winners Announced

    After two weeks of judging our distinguished panel of art directors, creative directors, editors and illustrators have made their selections. To get into the show an entry must receive a majority of judge’s votes, medalists are determined using an…
    - 20 Jun 17, 1:18pm -
  • 3x3 International Illustration Student Show Winners Announced

    3x3 International Illustration Student Show Winners Announced

    We’re pleased to announce this year’s 3x3 Student Show winners.The judges selected our winners from nearly 1,000 entries from 112 schools in 18 countries. After all the votes were tallied the judges awarded a Best of Show award, four Gold medals,…
    - 17 May 17, 6:29pm -
  • Julia Rothman Moderates AIGA Panel on Interactive Children's Books

    Julia Rothman Moderates AIGA Panel on Interactive Children's Books

    AIGA New York is having a panel discussion about illustator Lotta Nieminen's new book for Phaidon.Lotta Nieminen's work spans a variety of mediums: from graphic design and branding to illustration and product. For her first publication with Phaidon,…
    - 15 May 17, 2:02pm -
  • Meet Our Judges: Daniela Silva, DesignerGranta Publications

    Meet Our Judges: Daniela Silva, DesignerGranta Publications

    Daniela is one of the few designers that I know of with a masters degree, graduating from DUOC UC in Chile, she gained her degree in Editorial Design from Central St. Martins in London.She has been a freelance graphic designer since 2005 working for…
    - 24 Mar 17, 3:16pm -

50 Watts

  • 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…
    - 55 days ago, 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…
    - 56 days ago, 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 -
  • Shapereader and Ilan Manouach

    Shapereader and Ilan Manouach

    [If you like 50watts, show your support here.]A guest post by Bill KartalopoulosShapereader is a new system of comics for the blind and visually impaired, developed by the multifarious experimental comics artist Ilan Manouach.Born in Athens, Greec…
    - 30 Mar 15, 6:16am -
  • Manuel Bujados

    Manuel Bujados

    [If you like 50watts, show your support here.]Illustrations by Manuel Bujados, ca. 1915–1930La Esfera, May 1930Painter and illustrator Manuel Bujados (1889–1954) was born in Viveiro in Galicia, Spain. From about 1914 to 1934, he lived the bohem…
    - 25 Mar 15, 8:06am -
  • White Birch on Fire-Crackle Mountain

    White Birch on Fire-Crackle Mountain

    [If you like 50watts, show your support here.]Covers and illustrations by Kishida Ryūsei, c. 1917–22Cover by Kishida Ryūsei for Shirakaba, 1918These scans are courtesy of Jimoto and his always-inspiring site Dassaishooku. You can read about Kis…
    - 18 Mar 15, 6:24am -

Concept Art

  • newHelp with Monitor purchase for Digital Painting PS
    Hi, I am painting digitally in photoshop especially for children books and i am looking for a monitor with good colour represantation. I want to be able to see the colours as close to the final print. I work with CMYK so i suppose that i need a moni…
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Jan 18, 11:30am -
  • newDanielSan's Sketchbook
    https://danielgishart.tumblr.com/post/169951264655/a-sweet-gif-of-my-work-from-2017/embed
    - 12 hours ago, 21 Jan 18, 3:34am -
  • newwoods.2

    woods.2

    Attachment 2277757 (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2277757)
    - 16 hours ago, 20 Jan 18, 11:24pm -
  • newCapricorn from Zodiac series

    Capricorn from Zodiac series

    Attachment 2277748 (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2277748) Photoshop, 2017
    - 19 hours ago, 20 Jan 18, 8:38pm -
  • newDSG 2509 The Unseen Stain

    DSG 2509 The Unseen Stain

    Image: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2274861&d=1514144740 Watch out for that dog, he's a squirter, mustard everywhere.
    - 20 hours ago, 20 Jan 18, 7:10pm -
  • newSaganowski's sketchbook

    Saganowski's sketchbook

    Hi there. I'm 21, and I live in Roumania. I have decided to start learning how to draw/paint. I wanted to do this for a long time, but I wasn t really motivated to do it. I figured I ll probably never start if I wait for the motivation. Any critique…
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Jan 18, 6:35pm -
  • newLearning to draw(and failing) for the nth time. Critique needed

    Learning to draw(and failing) for the nth time. Critique needed

    Hi. My end goal in art is be able to draw like ( Vladgheneli, sinix design, Micheal hampton, Andrew loomis) Basically I want to be able to have structured anatomy and have a realistic painting style. I've been trying to accomplish this dream…
    - 24 hours ago, 20 Jan 18, 3:24pm -
  • Value study

    Value study

    Hi. I decided to start learning some value, and I did 2 studies. Please tell me your opinion, what's good, what's wrong, so I can improve faster. Also, I take scenes from movies I like, and I apply a black&white adjustment, in PS. Is there a better w…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Jan 18, 9:53am -
  • Rail R Sketchbook

    Rail R Sketchbook

    Hi everyone :steph: I'm just studying to draw and paint Some old and recent sketches Attachment 2277649 (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2277649) Attachment 2277650 (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?att…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Jan 18, 6:55am -
  • Looking for some feedback?

    Looking for some feedback?

    So, I've recently been trying to push myself by drawing different poses other than standing or headshots and this is a piece that I'm currently working on. Attachment 2277637 (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2277637) I'…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Jan 18, 4:37am -

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

  • On Art Action Day, What Is Your Art Pledge?
    On Art Action Day, we pledge allegiance to artists and to the art they make. We promise to remember art is a journey and every artist we meet is a friend.The post On Art Action Day, What Is Your Art Pledge? appeared first on Artists Network.
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 7:06pm -
  • 7 Tried-and-True Tips for Painting Loose in Watercolor
    Painting loose is a no-brainer with these seven tried and true watercolor tips and a portrait demonstration by Bev Jozwiak.The post 7 Tried-and-True Tips for Painting Loose in Watercolor appeared first on Artists Network.
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 7:05pm -
  • 6 Abstract Painting Prompts
    Discover six abstract painting prompts to get you started in the studio after time away or if you are up against some creative block.The post 6 Abstract Painting Prompts appeared first on Artists Network.
    - 4 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 7:38pm -
  • 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Gustav Klimt
    Gustav Klimt is a one of the most beloved artists of all time, but he definitely has a few surprises, if not skeletons, in his closet. Gold-leafed of course…The post 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Gustav Klimt appeared first on Artists Network.
    - 4 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 7:19pm -
  • Make Pens from Sticks | Your Go-To Guide
    This Inktober, take your creativity to the next level by using pens made from scratch! We show you how in these six easy-to-follow steps!The post Make Pens from Sticks | Your Go-To Guide appeared first on Artists Network.
    - 5 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 11:12pm -
  • Listen to Your Body Talk, Artists
    Artful wellness means fueling creativity with foods your body needs to spark clarity and imagination. It also means saying no! to deprivation. Yay to that!The post Listen to Your Body Talk, Artists appeared first on Artists Network.
    - 5 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 7:40pm -
  • What Would Vincent Van Gogh and Georgia O’Keeffe Say About Google’s Arts and Culture App
    What do famous artists get when we run pictures of them through the Google Arts and Culture App? See the dopplegangers for Basquiat, O’Keeffe and more.The post What Would Vincent Van Gogh and Georgia O’Keeffe Say About Google’s Arts and Cultur…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 5:15pm -
  • Break Through Artist Block with This Fun and Unique Exercise
    Avoid falling victim to the dreaded artist block by putting your brain to work with this hidden image, coloring book hybrid.The post Break Through Artist Block with This Fun and Unique Exercise appeared first on Artists Network.
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 12:42am -
  • The Evolution of Figure Drawing: The Best Tips and Tricks Throughout History
    How artists approached figure drawing has constantly evolved. Learn how to take the best practices of the past to inform your own figure drawing methods.The post The Evolution of Figure Drawing: The Best Tips and Tricks Throughout History appeared f…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Jan 18, 11:00pm -
  • Translate Value to Color in Watercolor Painting
    Learn how value translates to sumptuous and powerful color in watercolor painting with this instructional tutorial by Michael Reardon.The post Translate Value to Color in Watercolor Painting appeared first on Artists Network.
    - 7 days ago, 14 Jan 18, 7:27pm -

HeroMachine

  • newCDC #349 – Robin Hood

    CDC #349 – Robin Hood

    Your challenge this week is to follow the link below to a list of characters from the Robin Hood legend and re-imagine one of them as a modern superhero or villain. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Robin_Hood_characters Enter a often as you lik…
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Jan 18, 10:53am -
  • newCDC #348– Ice Ice Baby – Results

    CDC #348– Ice Ice Baby – Results

    This week's win goes to headlessgeneral for this very creative piece. Well done you, and thanks to all who entered.
    - 5 hours ago, 21 Jan 18, 10:28am -
  • Caption Contest #110

    Caption Contest #110


    - 4 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 2:51pm -
  • CDC #348– Ice Ice Baby

    CDC #348– Ice Ice Baby

    So it is January in Canada, and this seemed like a wildly appropriate topic for a CDC. Your challenge this week is to follow the link below to a list of public domain superheroes with ice powers and re-imagine one … Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 7:22am -
  • CDC #347– In Memorium – Results

    CDC #347– In Memorium – Results

    Well I thought this challenge was a bust until a last minute flood of entries. Thanks to everyone who came out to honour Cliff. I am sure he would be tickled. Honourable mentions this week go to Melmo44 and rossoftheyear. … Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago, 14 Jan 18, 9:40am -
  • 2017 Movie Roundup Part 2

    2017 Movie Roundup Part 2

    Hey, everyone, we’re back with numbers 11-1 of my movies of 2017. It’s all up from here folks, as we count down to my favorite movie of the year. Let’s get right to it!   The Hitman’s Bodyguard It’s nice … Continue reading →
    - 8 days ago, 13 Jan 18, 6:49pm -
  • 2017 Movie Wrap-Up

    2017 Movie Wrap-Up

    Hello everyone, it’s that time of the year again. We’re now in 2018 so let’s give 2017 one final send-off by talking about the movies of the year. I waited a little bit to write this because there was one … Continue reading →
    - 14 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 1:45am -
  • CDC #347– In Memorium

    CDC #347– In Memorium

    Your Character Design Challenge this week is to honour Cliff’s work and contribution to HM by creating an original satyr character. No limit on number of entries this week. Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no cop…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Jan 18, 8:56am -
  • Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas

    (Picture courtesy of Cliff) Merry Christmas to all of our community members here on Heromachine. Hope you're all having a wonderful holiday season where-ever you are.
    - 27 days ago, 25 Dec 17, 5:19pm -
  • R.I.P Cliff

    R.I.P Cliff

    It has just been brought to our attention that Heromachine Community member Cliff unfortunately passed away yesterday, December 23rd. Cliff was a wonderful member of the community, known as much for his exceptionally long and insightful comments as f…
    - 28 days ago, 24 Dec 17, 3:51pm -
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Illustration Art

  • SOME THINGS I LIKE ABOUT H. J. MOWAT

    SOME THINGS I LIKE ABOUT  H. J. MOWAT

    At the end of last year I offered one lovely drawing by an illustrator you've never heard of, H. J. Mowat.   Mowat has been lost in the sea of anonymous illustrators of the 1920s and 30s who worked in the loose, scribbly fashion of the day.  But…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 2:39pm -
  • THE END OF 2017

    THE END OF 2017

    When I was a boy, there was something about Playboy's comic strip, Little Annie Fanny, that mesmerized me.I first discovered the strip in old issues of Playboy that I'd smuggled into my room.  Before I'd heard the names Harvey Kurtzman, Will Elder…
    - 23 days ago, 29 Dec 17, 6:54pm -
  • ONE LOVELY DRAWING, part 55

    ONE LOVELY DRAWING, part 55

    You've never heard of the illustrator H. J. Mowat (1879-1949).   He was lost in the sea of anonymous illustrators of the 1920s and 30s who worked in the style of the famous Henry Raleigh.Thousands of popular magazines of the era featured loose penc…
    - 26 days ago, 26 Dec 17, 10:50pm -
  • IT'S WAY PAST TIME TO TALK ABOUT SAUL TEPPER

    IT'S WAY PAST TIME TO TALK ABOUT SAUL TEPPER

    When I started this blog, my plan was to publicize my favorite works by great illustrators of the past.  I had a long list, starting with illustrators such as Leyendecker, Rockwell and Cornwell-- and figured I would soon get to the talented Saul Tep…
    - 30 days ago, 22 Dec 17, 5:29am -
  • LECTURE ON THE ART OF BERNIE FUCHS

    LECTURE ON THE ART OF BERNIE FUCHS

    For those of you who will be in the Los Angeles area this Sunday, the nice folks at the CTN Animation Expo have kindly invited me to  talk about my latest book, The Life and Art of Bernie Fuchs.  I'm looking forward to it. If you're there, please c…
    - 42 days ago, 10 Dec 17, 10:49am -
  • THE WALL OF PRESIDENTS AT THE SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS, part 2

    THE WALL OF PRESIDENTS AT THE SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS, part 2

    In February I wrote about the wall of portraits at the Society of Illustrators in New York, where each president of the Society was drawn by a prominent illustrator of the day.   Unlike typical portraits which are designed to flatter subjects who k…
    - 45 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 8:34pm -
  • TOMER HANUKA'S PRELIMINARY SKETCHES

    TOMER HANUKA'S PRELIMINARY SKETCHES

    This week the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened a major new retrospective of the work of David Hockney,  described as "one of the most notable painters of the 20th century."  The BBC tells us that Hockney's "greatest subject [was] private swimming…
    - 49 days ago, 3 Dec 17, 4:24am -
  • TIME AND CHANCE HAPPENETH TO THEM ALL, part 2

    TIME AND CHANCE HAPPENETH TO THEM ALL, part 2

    Walter Appleton Clark was one of the most promising young talents in the illustration field in 1900.  He painted this beautiful and subtle watercolor at the age of 23.   Note how he mastered the values in what might have been a muddy scene.  The…
    - 55 days ago, 27 Nov 17, 1:30pm -
  • INSPIRING WORDS FROM CF PAYNE

    INSPIRING WORDS FROM CF PAYNE

    CF Payne has long been renowned for his beautifully crafted pictures.A generation of adoring art students studied his technique.  But more important than technique,  a new documentary about Payne's life gives us insight into the attitude respons…
    - 76 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 10:35pm -
  • COUNTING HAIRS

    COUNTING HAIRS

    The Renaissance brought fresh excitement about the physical world.  Art awoke from its long medieval fixation on the afterlife, and began to study the details of nature with an almost fanatical obsession. Durer (detail)Centuries later there are sti…
    - 91 days ago, 22 Oct 17, 8:29pm -

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