Artists Network Online Event - Artist's Network "A Word from the Author “Painting beautiful skin tones has more to do with understanding color and the way it is affected by light than any other factor. The principles presented here apply to any medium and do not rely on a particular style or technique.” –Chris Saper"
It appears that artistic development and scientific productivity are closely related -- experience in the arts enriches ones skills in the sciences. The authors’ theory is that, “there exist functional connections between scientific talent and arts, crafts, and communications talents so that inheriting or developing one fosters the other.”
A century ago, drawing was taught as an essential skill for scientists, valued for communicating findings, but also for enhancing observations. One biology professor laments this loss and aims to incorporate drawing back into her introductory biology courses.
Excel might not seem like to go-to program for digital art — or even rank as one of the top ten — but that hasn’t stopped 73-year old Tatsuo Horiuchi. For much of the past decade, Horiuchi has been using the AutoShape tool to create seriously impressive artwork.
Karen Bowden's insight:
Create art with Excel. Yes, the spreadsheet program. WOW!
When we sent out our Xmas card last December lots of you asked if the gorgeous white Spanish stallion featured on our card, Vejador was actually inside the room with the chandelier, or if we had just hung a chandelier in a very posh stable.
"Adam Savage gave a thoughtful, entertaining, and ultimately moving talk about how Art and Science are complementary components of what makes us human. He continued telling stories that kept us laughing while learning, and ended on a fabulous note about being willing to be vulnerable as a person and a parent. Truly a great keynote."
The strip expresses something that, sadly- happens to artists all too frequently at conventions: theft. While is may seem harmless to the general public, or may not be considered theft in their minds, it is. A convention attendee casually strolls up to your table, exclaiming that they just love, love, LOVE a certain piece that is on display- then proceed to take a photo of it, and walk away. This is beyond unacceptable in any situation
An extremely limited palette of colors can aid in working quickly outdoors, according to a Chicago-area architect and instructor. How? Lead Image: “Elgin Academy,” by Keelan Kaiser PleinAir Today will regularly shine the spotlight on…
Karen Bowden's insight:
The Velasquez Palette: Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna and Yellow Ochre
As a primary visual language, essential for communication and expression, drawing is as important as the development of written and verbal skills. The need to understand the world through visual means would seem more acute than ever; images transcend the barriers of language, and enhance communications in an increasingly globalised world.
Anthony Baus, "Ruins of Bibiena," 2015, ink and wash, 11 x 15 in. Eleventh Street Arts. Digital image: Anthony Baus. The drawings ... are primarily architectural views, some of which have been created on site at Manhattan's Gilded Age landmarks, such as "Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument" and "Maine Monument, Pigeons." Other works derive from ancient themes surrounding nature, the figure, and the symbolic potential of allegory.
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