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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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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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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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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Meet the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District’s Board Chair

Meet the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District’s Board Chair

Gisele Weisman hails from Blowing Rock, North Carolina. In addition to being an accomplished artist with her work showcased at several local galleries in Blowing Rock and surrounding areas, she is also a tenured College Professor and Counselor, as well as a published Author. Gisele's education background includes a B.A. in German and English and a teaching certification from the University of Nebraska, as well as a Ph.D. and M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University.

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