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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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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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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A Walk on the Wild Side: Landing with a Rare Bird’s Eye View from Hunt Slonem’s Brooklyn Studio Wonderland

A Walk on the Wild Side: Landing with a Rare Bird’s Eye View from Hunt Slonem’s Brooklyn Studio Wonderland

It’s one thing to contemplate an artist’s work on the walls of a gallery or in a good museum, or perhaps read a great article in a leading art magazine, but the perspective one receives is obviously limited and never totally complete until you have the opportunity to converse directly with the artist while in their studio.

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Harvey Talks Art, Passion For Sea Life

Harvey Talks Art, Passion For Sea Life

The marine biologist who gained international recognition for his paintings of sea creatures, spoke Wednesday at the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s sixth annual STEAM luncheon. He took the more than 500 attendees on a journey through his 32-year career. The event was held at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts Cohen Pavilion, which was decorated with pictures of coral reefs and sea life.

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Dr. Guy Harvey to Share Formula for Success with Aspiring Creative Entrepreneurs at STEAM 2018 Luncheon

Dr. Guy Harvey to Share Formula for Success with Aspiring Creative Entrepreneurs at STEAM 2018 Luncheon

Artist, conservationist, angler, diver, scientist, entrepreneur and explorer; those are some of the many achievements that describe Dr. Guy Harvey’s impressive career.

Growing up in Jamaica, Harvey spent many hours fishing and diving with his father along the Island’s south coast. He was obsessed with marine life and began drawing pictures of the many different fish he observed.

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Interview | Design Star David Bromstad

Interview | Design Star David Bromstad

It’s been 11 years since David Bromstad took the world by storm when he won the debut season of HGTV’s Design Star.  We had the opportunity to speak to the Miami local, picking his brain on his path to success, finding out what inspires the designer and what led him to be the multifaceted artist we see today.  

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INTERVIEW | Wendi McLendon-Covey

INTERVIEW | Wendi McLendon-Covey

ACTRESS +WRITER + PRODUCER+ COMEDIAN: A CONVERSATION WITH 'THE GOLDBERGS' STAR

Art Hive: You’re a very talented comedic actress, well known for your hit television show on ABC, The Goldbergs, as well as productions such as Bridesmaids and Reno 911!. We’re very interested in knowing how you got started in comedy in the first place. Where did it all begin for you?

 

Wendi McLendon-Covey: Let me take you back to when I was a weird little kid. All I ever wanted to do was entertain and make people laugh. I used to watch The Carol Burnett Show all the time! I Love Lucy—all of those things—I loved variety shows and Sonny and Cher and Flip Wilson.

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