Now You Can Sketch Portraits Like a Pro

Use your device's camera to snap a picture, then the snapshot becomes your subject. Magically "sketch" the photo's subject using one of handPaint's many tools (magic brush, neon marker, sketch pen, or magic pencil) to create hand drawn effects with photo quality precision. August 21, 2013

Artivist Announces Celebrity Honorees For 2013 Artivist Awards

The Televised 10Th Anniversary Artivist Awards On October 17, 2013, In Hollywood, California. will honor: Alicia Keys, Carlos Santana, Don Cheadle, Toni Braxton, Herbie Hancock, Cyndi Lauper, Lisa Marie Presley, Moby, Eric Roberts, Nigel Lythgoe, The Milagro Foundation, and the UNITED NATIONS Environment Programme. July 30, 2013

Vintage Art : wonderful tags, cards and cigar labels for decorative reference

For years, we've followed all kinds of sources for vintage art, and it's still very much in style to feature selections your the web. For years, the Publishers' Warehouse has shared literally thousands of these images, along with samples from the Dover book colleciton of public domain images. One of the favorite sources for 'vintage' art are labels, cards and posters from the 18th century. Here's we're going to look at my favorites from the world of cigar labels. Enjoy! June 29, 2013

Ji Lee: bubbles to words to pictures to books . . .

An interesting look at what jiLee has been up to! Ji Lee was listed as one of the 50 most influential designers in the US ... but his "Bubble" project is probably his best known . . . and now there's more in 'Word As Image' June 6, 2013

Pen & Ink drawing with layers, blending and watercolor painting effects

Pen & Ink: A Watercolor Notebook 2.3 has just gotten a major update -- making this probably one of the best painting and drawing apps for your iPad. They've included layers and transparency! Enter the Pen-&-Ink art show and win an iPad or $500! Keep reading April 24, 2013

Printing Code: Programming and the Visual Arts, Rune Madsen at Heroku's Waza 2013

A lot of people think there's a brick wall between creative designers and web coders. This remarkable video featuring Rune Madsen at Heroku's Waza 2013 is proof that there is no barrier between code and art, so long as the practitioner has vision and creativity ... please enjoy this hugely enjoyable video! March 11, 2013

Heather Keogh : Green Screen Photography

Our 18th Annual Designing Women edition continues with a field trip visit to the photography studios of Heather Keogh, where she specializes in green screen photography and photoshop. Everything in her portfolio is from a green screen... February 25, 2013

Black History Month for 2013

We continue our 2013 surf from the previous page with these visits :
* Octavia Butler Black History Month Poster
* Black History Month: Diversity in Design
* Black History Month Magazine Covers
* All-Time Favourite Music Promos
* Black History month poster
* Black Light Posters
... and more ! January 30, 2013

18th Annual Black History Month Art Surf

Here we are again for our annual Black History Month surf, where we have a look at outstanding contributions to art and design from the black community. This year, we're seeing the most prolific exhibition of art ever! This year includes :
* Lulu Kitololo: Storyteller, Ideamonger, Designer, Artist
* Sabine Pieper : fashion illustration for a generation
* Direct Mail for design etiquette by Wanda Priem
* Kehinde Wiley : legacy of portraitists
* Saki Mafundikwa - Afrikan Alphabets
* Stuff that piques my interest
* Graffiti Turned High Art
and more! Enjoy : January 30, 2013

CREATIVE Tidbits : Valentine's Do It Yourself

And now for something totally different . . . for this creative surf, I thought it would be fun just to snoop around and see what kind of creative projects others are doing. We found a few :
* Do-It-Yourself: Quick and Easy Valentine's Projects
* Cupid's Arrow Valentine Printable Cupcake Wrappers
* Do It Yourself Valentines Day Wreath - Posted
* Do It Yourself Pixalated Valentines Card
* Valentine's Day Cards You Make Yourself
* Do-it-yourself Valentine garland
* Happy valentines day
* Valentines shirts!
* Be my Valentine
... and more ! January 29, 2013