Welcome back to our Diversity in Design series on ThemeKeeper Tuts+. Discover four talented artists with inspiring styles you’ll love.
As a photographer, images are just the start. How do you decide which are your best photographs? How do you selectively choose the best that represent your style, and then what’s the best way to display those in a portfolio to someone who may not be familiar with your work?
Create masterful artistic photo effects with these Photoshop actions.
Is tracing cheating? Is it OK to use a photo reference for your drawing? Is it good if you use some digital tricks to create the final artwork faster? Beginner artists often get tormented by these thoughts, being stuck between what’s easy and what’s fair. After all, nobody wants to spend hours on creating something, just to hear it’s not “real” art because they cheated!
In this tutorial we’ll make a fun and very simple stencil that we can use on a variety of surfaces which includes t-shirts, walls, and canvas bags. The possibilities only end with your imagination. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, I’ll create a mouse in a tea cup design in Adobe Illustrator and prepare it ready to be used as a stencil.
Photorealistic paintings are impressive, but they’re also very valuable for artists for one special reason: by painting one, you learn what reality looks like, so that you can later paint unreal things—people, creatures, and places that don’t exist—as if they were real.
Do you remember those color-by-numbers pages you used to play with as a child? You were provided with the outlines, and your job was to fill them with colors as they showed, to create an artwork the author had planned for you. It was fun without any stress!
Just as art can take many forms, an artist’s website can serve many purposes. First and foremost, if you’re an artist, your online home should provide a showcase of your work. But there are other key functions that can enhance the user experience, while ensuring that your talents are also financially (and otherwise) rewarding.