Tag: Fantasy Art

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Not Just For Ink Blots Anymore

Ink Drawing Artists of Note Drawing with ink takes the precision of a master draftsman and the skill of a watercolorist handling a fluid medium. When I was in school I was completely captivated by the silky dark lines of one of the most famous pen and ink artists, Aubrey Beardsley, but there are several…

The Cosmic Dance en Plein Air

Spring in the Hills II by John Hulsey, 5 x 7, oil painting. Whenever we get to feeling that there is nothing really new to be discovered in art or the world, we have to keep in mind that the “undiscovered country” often lies in our own backyards. Recently, scientists at the University of Duisburg-Essen…

From Dreamscapes: Myth & Magic by Stephanie Pui-Mon Law.

Free eBook on Painting & Drawing Fantasy Art

It says a lot that summer is here and I am tempted to abandon sunshine and blue skies to sneak inside and spend time in the studio sketching and drawing. And I “blame” it completely on our new free eBook, How to Draw and Paint Mythical Creatures: Unicorns, Fairies, Dragons & More. From Dreamscapes: Myth…

Steve Huston's figure painting.

Paint the Human Body in Action

Moving In by Steve Huston, 16 x 20, 2001. Courtesy Eleanor Ettinger Gallery. Alaska-born artist Steven Huston knows that when there’s no mammoth sports arena or cheering crowds, an athlete on the field of play can easily turn into an oil painter’s ideal model. Even without motion, an athletic figure still possesses an interesting pose,…

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Free Guide to Cartoon Drawings

Thousands and thousands of us, from different walks of life and in various places around the world, walk the road of an artist in some capacity, whether we are enthusiasts and lifelong students, professionals, or just starting to discover our creative interests and abilities. One characteristic that is universal to us all is the desire…

Sunset over the Catskills by James Gurney, oil painting.

Painting Essentials: Color & Light from James Gurney

Sunset over the Catskills by James Gurney, oil painting. If I want to excel in my craft and become any kind of decent realist painter, the two aspects of oil painting that I need to focus on are color and light. Perfecting the two, together, will allow me to paint anything I want. James Gurney…

Daydreaming of Plein Air Painting

It's cold and snowy outside my window as I write this, and that has me dreaming not of winter wonderlands, but of warm breezes and lush, green grass and trees surrounding me while I paint. It's a great fantasy, conveniently skipping the allergies, humidity, and mosquitos that summer brings, but it does give me some…

The Littlest Warrior

This is a digital composition That I did back in 2009 as an answer to Photoshop Creative Challenge. It was published the following month in the new issue. Some of the included photos are those that were supplied for the challenge and some were mine. The little girl is my own Great Granddaughter. The image…

Chasing the Northern Lights

I love doing horses from any vantage point, even when they decide to run away from me.  There were actually about 8 horses in the pasture and I just picked out the most interested 'hind quarters'.    I could have named it, "Butt, was  it something I said?"   Well, they weren't really running away……

The Mosaic of History: Rubens and the Italians

A "museum," from the Greek mouseion, is literally a seat or home of the Muses. I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Detroit Institute of the Arts–no doubt many have heard of the threats to the museum's collections because of the city's financial woes (the art is safe, for now). The building, an elegant…