The Three Cs of Illustration | PART 2: CRAFTSMANSHIP

The Three Cs of Illustration | PART 2: CRAFTSMANSHIP

Assessing craftsmanship can be a tricky road to navigate. People outside of the art field tend to exclusively equate a high level of polish and technical skill with craftsmanship. And indeed, accurate perspective and anatomy, clean, crisp linework and smooth gradients coupled with luxurious slatherings of photo-real detail are impressive to be sure. Who has not heard the oft-repeated exclamation “That is SO cool! It looks just like a PHOTOGRAPH!”? But what of the gestural, spontaneous mark-making of the Impressionists and Abstract Expressionists? Are those artists simply lazy or unskilled? Or is something else going on here?

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Austin Kleon: Keep Going

Austin Kleon: Keep Going

Austin Kleon is an Ohio native teaching people how to take steps towards pursuing their artistic ventures all while discovering their personal flair that makes them unique. He is an entrepreneur, a writer and blogger, finding his creative outlets in the 21st century and inspiring the masses to do the same. Book writing was always the goal, but it was through a day job and a blog that Austin was able to kick start his writing career.  Jumping on new opportunities that came his way led him to his book dream coming to fruition with the arrival of Steal Like An Artist, Show Your Work!, and Keep Going.

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Airport Art Conservation Project

Airport Art Conservation Project

In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell, the movie “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” was a hit, and Fort Lauderdale was trying to shed an image as a rowdy spring break destination. That year was also the year that the Broward County Art in Public Places program installed a monumental steel sculpture by David Lee Brown at the entrance to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).

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Artist Spotlight: Yellena James

Artist Spotlight: Yellena James

This Artist Spotlight features Yellena James who has participated in shows around the U.S. and overseas, including: solo exhibitions at Giant Robot (San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA), the Here Gallery (Bristol, UK), the Hijinks Gallery (San Francisco, CA) and more. She also has done illustration work for Anthropologie, Crabtree and Evelyn, Crate and Barrel, Relativity Media and many others (see client list below).

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ArtPalmBeach announces its new dates, curatorial team and art pavilions for the 23rd edition

ArtPalmBeach announces its new dates, curatorial team and art pavilions for the 23rd edition

Since its inception in 1997 ArtPalmBeach presents a unique environment that offers collectors to enjoy the works of over 1000 contemporary artist as well as participate in lectures and panel discussions from museum professionals, artists and renowned art industry experts. ArtPalmBeach is the long-standing reputation as South Florida’s largest leading winter fair for international modern and contemporary at not to be missed by art lovers everywhere.

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THE HOUSE OF PERNA

THE HOUSE OF PERNA

Amanda Perna’s bright and cheery fashion studio is simply a reflection of the designer’s effervescent vibe. Perna is a fashion designer, author, blogger, stylist, illustrator, mentor, wife, mom and a master juggler who launches from one project to the next with grace, plenty of enthusiasm and an ever-present warm smile that she wears with ease…

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SEARCHING FOR GIANTS BROWARD CULTURAL DIVISION SETS THE TONE FOR THE FUTURE WITH THE FIRST EVER COUNTYWIDE INFLATABLE ART PROJECT – FROM THE OCEAN TO THE EVERGLADES

SEARCHING FOR GIANTS BROWARD CULTURAL DIVISION SETS THE TONE FOR THE FUTURE WITH THE FIRST EVER COUNTYWIDE INFLATABLE ART PROJECT – FROM THE OCEAN TO THE EVERGLADES

Starting September 6, giants will be coming to parks and libraries throughout Broward County’s nine commission districts. They’re part of “Searching for Giants,” the first-ever countywide display of monumental inflatable art. Nine, two-day outdoor exhibitions will be open to residents and visitors through Oct. 26. Then, the giants will make a reappearance in late November on Fort Lauderdale Beach at the annual Riptide Music Festival.

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MONEY MATTERS: Broward county to host capitalization workshop to help support artistic freedom and sustainability

MONEY MATTERS: Broward county to host capitalization workshop to help support artistic freedom and sustainability

“Capitalization supports artistic freedom,” Thomas says. “If there’s enough capital in an organization, it can take risks with artistic products, and it can innovate from a position of strength. There’s a deep connection between finances and the arts that cannot be undermined.”

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The Three Cs of Illustration | PART 1: CONCEPT

The Three Cs of Illustration | PART 1: CONCEPT

Obviously, both conceptual and concept art deal with ideas. Yet in many ways these two approaches to picture-making reside at opposite ends of the art spectrum. Where conceptual art focuses on the idea itself while only begrudgingly including a tactile, visible component, concept art is ALL about dragging amorphous concepts into the revealing light of physical reality. Simply put, the purpose of concept art is to show us what stuff looks like.

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Artist Spotlight: Ira Simidchieva

Artist Spotlight: Ira Simidchieva

Ira Simidchieva is an NYC-based artist, psychoanalytically orientated therapist and a psychoanalytical candidate at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis…In her artworks, she focuses on contemporary abstract figurative art and abstraction.

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Nightmare Fuel Reads

Nightmare Fuel Reads

From the supernatural to mentally disturbed to mutual global destruction, horror comes with many themes, especially in modern times. We took the liberty to compile a short list of scary reads for your bone chilling evenings, whether ghouls or cold blooded stranglers get your skin crawling, there is a guaranteed something to broaden your perspective of horror.

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Artist Spotlight: Teddy L. Wang

Artist Spotlight: Teddy L. Wang

Teddy L Wang was born to Taiwanese immigrants in Arlington, Texas in 1983. His earliest known drawing was made on a bookshelf when he just was a child in Plano, Texas. Teddy grew up consuming Science-Fiction & Fantasy stories through video games, films, and television shows. These forms of entertainment have been fueling his passion for and have given him a reason to write and draw what he thinks and feels through words and pictures.

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Creepy Podcasts: Just in time for Halloween

Creepy Podcasts: Just in time for Halloween

It’s that time of year again, the best golden hours and pumpkin spice lattes are finally at grasp. However, while life is for the living, the doldrums of the afterlife come to a halt and the paranormal spill into our plane of existence.

So while the ghouls and specters chase the crisp winds outside, bundle up, put your headphones on and listen to these creepy podcasts guaranteed to make your goose skin crawl.

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All Hail the Queen of Slime: Karina Garcia

All Hail the Queen of Slime:  Karina Garcia

Karina Garcia is a young 25-year-old who found her niche, defined it, and has made it into an empire in her own right. The “Slime Queen” started making do-it-yourself (DIY) videos on YouTube before she delved into the world of homemade slime videos. Slime, a slippery, gooey, and fascinating substance to touch and play with, was known but not a cultural phenomenon until Karina took her spotlight.  Her fascination and passion with slime manifested into the creation of hundreds of slime videos of all types of varieties, colors, smells, and sensations.    

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SEINFELD METHOD TO SUCCESS: HOW DOING THE OPPOSITE OF YOUR INSTINCTS CAN CREATE OPPORTUNITY

SEINFELD METHOD TO SUCCESS:   HOW DOING THE OPPOSITE OF YOUR INSTINCTS CAN CREATE OPPORTUNITY

Through the course of your life, you build up a whole set of habits and attitudes that guide you through the day. Without these habits, it would be impossible to function. Imagine if you had to consciously think about every step when walking, as if you were a toddler again. But sometimes these learned habits get in the way, because their automatic action makes it hard to do things differently.

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HOW DRAWING FIGHTS AGING MEMORIES AND DEMENTIA

HOW DRAWING FIGHTS AGING MEMORIES AND DEMENTIA

Everyone’s memory declines with age. A number of factors lead to memory decline, but drawing is one of the most promising ways to improve memory, according to researchers. By connecting and processing information with multiple parts of the brain at once, drawing makes it easier for the mind to find its way to information when needed.


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BETTER BRAND BUILDING: HOW TO BE THE BEST AMBASSADOR FOR YOUR CREATIVE BUSINESS

BETTER BRAND BUILDING: HOW TO BE THE BEST AMBASSADOR FOR YOUR CREATIVE BUSINESS

If you want to represent your company more effectively, you need to become the best brand ambassador you can be. Learning to reach out to the local community, showcase your expertise, and hire the right people can all enhance the effectiveness of these efforts, so you can grow your business and continue to build your brand.

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