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Rabbit Moon. Painting on Copper

by muddy colors // article

This month I thought I'd take y'all through my largest copper painting to date, Rabbit Moon. The first thing I did was to do an exploratory work on Duralar to nail my drawing. Here is a video making that piece. Read more...

Picture This How Pictures Work

by molly bang // book

Everyone knows that a picture tells a thousand words. But what about the elements that make up a picture? Using the tale of Little Red Riding Hood as an example, Molly Bang uses boldly graphic artwork to explain how images--and their individual components--work to tell a story that engages the emotions: Why are diagonals dramatic? Why are curves calming? Why does red feel hot and blue feel cold??First published in 1991, Picture This fans will welcome the new edition's striking redesign and introduce its insights to many other artists and art appreciators alike.?

 

Wisdom from the Materful James Gurney

by bobby chiu // podcast

Bobby interviews one of his artistic heroes: James Gurney. James is the artist and author best known for his illustrated book series Dinotopia. He specializes in painting realistic images of scenes that can’t be photographed, from dinosaurs to ancient civilizations. He is also a dedicated plein air (outdoor) painter and sketcher, believing that making studies directly from observation fuels his imagination.