Women ArtistsThe other day, I attempted to put together a huge list of some professional and semi-pro women artists over on my tumblr, because it seems like too often women get overlooked when it comes to being honored and recognized. This year, I was incredibly honored to be nominated for a Hugo award in the Best Professional Artist category, but I was a little shocked to find out there hadn’t been another woman nominated in that category since Rowena Morrill in 1986. That’s more than a little ridiculous, considering there are so many women artists out there who are all amazing, who offer unique points of view and design solutions, and who need more visibility and recognition. While putting this list together, I was really excited to find tons of new artists I'd never heard of before.
A NEW art school- a few thoughtsHey everyone. I've been thinking a lot about art schools and how we learn as artists. So much so, that I'm at the point where I think I want to start an "online art school". Why the quotation marks? Because I'm still not sure if "School" is the right word for this new website I want to create. Without giving out much information because this is all a bit early, I want to talk about the motivations and goals we're trying to address with this future site. I said "we" on purpose. I have a business partner in this and his background is in creating online education (not artistic) schools from the I.T. side of things. Thank goodness also, because I know nothing about that side of things. I guess you could say things started when I wrote my first book, "Creating Characters with Personality". While there are many, many drawings I would love to redraw for that book, I still like that book and get great responses from it because of one thing: the viewpoint I chose on that book was to
Art Feature: The Digital Showcase - Vol 1 The Digital Showcasepresented by the Digital Artists(Volume 1)If you like this art feature please this blog to help spread the word.Downtownby PeteAmachreeDark Queen Guinevere (Advanced)by CryptcrawlerMiss Summerby su-keWater Goddess regby Toru-meowCry of a Broken Winged Birdby Vanleith
Environment art feature.Hello watchers, members and contributors.Always wondering how the masters do it?Nowadays a lot of people are livestreaming, including some master environment artists.Here you find a livestream app that shows a list of people livestreaming and the ones who are live now! http://livestreamstatuslist.appspot.com/:iconTitusLunter: Titus Lunter: http://livestream.com/u2644 Livestreams every Tuesday on 8 o clock Amsterdam time. You can send in your environment work for feedback.From realism to very painterly. :iconjonasdero: Jonas de Ro: He just rocks in painting city ruins.This guys has developed a great style. :iconraphael-lacoste: Raphael Lacoste: Kicking ass with perspective.Buy this Gnomon workshop Dvd to discover his painttechnique http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/store/product/906/ . Return of the Knight ! by Raphael-Lacoste :thumb3
Give me a break (into comics...)Pro comic writer :iconzubby: Jim Zub has a blog where he's written a few entries on how to break into the comics industry. Well worth a read IMO!The links -->Part 1 - How do I break in? --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1725Part 2 - Find an artist --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1767Part 3 - Comic Writing --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1068Part 4 - The Pitch --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1511Part 5 - Pitch Critique --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1882Part 6 - Comic Q&A --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1813Part 7 - The Realities of Creator-owned Comics --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1953In addition he links to Charles Soule's blog articles about Freelance work and Contracts called "Agree to Agree"Here's the links -->Part 1 --> http://charlessoule.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/agree-to-agree-part-one/Part 2 --> http://charlessoule.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/agree-to-agree-part-2/Part 3 --> http://charlessoule.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/agree-to-agree-part-three/Part 4 --> http://charlessoule.word
Limited Edition PrintsHi guys!Just another quick update to let you know you can now get Limited Edition Fine Art prints from my Etsy store; http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CharlieBowaterAll prints are limited to a run of 50 each, and it's the only place you can buy hand signed and numbered prints directly from me. It's also the only place certain prints will be for sale, period.That's all for now!