Illustrator Anna Roberts on the process behind her hyperreal artworks

“I like to focus on the quiet things that I feel deserve attention,” says illustrator Anna Roberts about her hyperreal artworks. From a bag of juicy oranges so real you can almost hear the plastic rustle to light shining through a glass of water with perfect precision, her artworks are so true to life that … Continue reading Illustrator Anna Roberts on the process behind her hyperreal artworks

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Micro 324 Square Feet Apartment in HongKong

HongKong, as a lot of super crowded city, is notorious for housing shortage and a lot of people have to live in a small room since they just simply can’t afford a spacious place. Hence, how to live comfortably with limited square footage is a big challenge for Hongkong based interior design companies. Source: Micro … Continue reading Micro 324 Square Feet Apartment in HongKong

Digital art by Romain Bonnet

“A former professional flamenco guitarist, I took my musical retreat in the South of France to dedicate myself to another form of art that allows me to associate several forms of artistic expressions, such as painting or manipulated photography. Source: Digital art by Romain Bonnet

Artist Spotlight: Emily Lovejoy

More paintings by New Orleans-based artist Emily Lovejoy . See more below. See more images below. Each week our members share their work with us and we highlight the best of these submissions as  Editors’ Picks . If you have work to share, you can learn more about  becoming a member . Source: Artist Spotlight: … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Emily Lovejoy

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Frida Kahlo – Symbolism and Metaphor

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist that lived most of her life and physical pain, yet she continued to paint until her death, her artwork records her suffering and experiences as a woman. She was born to a Mexican mother and a German father.

Dutch Museum, Amsterdam collection of stolen artworks

Dutch museums discover 170 artworks stolen by Nazis

A project to return artworks stolen from Jewish families by the Nazi regime and its collaborators has discovered 170 such pieces in Dutch museums, including a painting in the royal collection. Of the country’s major collections, only the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has yet to complete its search, despite a team of five experts working on it daily since 2012.

The 10 best freelance label designers for hire in 2018

The best labels have one thing in common: they make their products stand out on shelves, even when they’re standing among crowds of competitors. Think of how many times you’ve tried a new food or brought home a cool craft beer because it had an interesting label. Source: The 10 best freelance label designers for … Continue reading The 10 best freelance label designers for hire in 2018

Artopia: A 3D Painting App That Lets You Create Artworks for Others to Discover in Augmented Reality

  Design #app #augmented reality #painting March 28, 2018 Laura Staugaitis [embedded content] Kuwaiti game developer Omar Khalil is in the process of building an augmented reality and location-based app called Artopia, which allows users to create and save 3D paintings out in the world. Others can then encounter the paintings, which are timestamped and … Continue reading Artopia: A 3D Painting App That Lets You Create Artworks for Others to Discover in Augmented Reality

A blend of photography and artwork

Two artists - an Emirati and a South African - are urging people to pause and reflect on the fleeting moments of life. The duo came up with a couple of creative concepts and blended them together, using their mobile phones.

This 87-Year-Old Grandmother Creates Her Beautiful Artworks Using Microsoft Paint

Here are the creations of Concha Garcia Zaera, an 87-year-old grandmother who creates her artworks using Microsoft Paint! In line with the illustrations of artist Patrick Hines, who also uses the famous drawing software from Microsoft, this grandmother decided to spend time drawing colorful creation. Source: This 87-Year-Old Grandmother Creates Her Beautiful Artworks Using Microsoft … Continue reading This 87-Year-Old Grandmother Creates Her Beautiful Artworks Using Microsoft Paint

Ukrainian Illustrator Daria Skrybchenko’s Magical Artworks That Tell Intriguing Stories

Before Daria Skrybchenko had even realised that her real passion was illustration, she had obtained an MA in International Relations, a BA in Fine Arts and worked as a graphic designer and a game artist for award-winning Leo Burnett Ukraine and Havas WorldWide Kiev. Today, Daria is a freelance editorial illustrator, creating conceptual and narrative … Continue reading Ukrainian Illustrator Daria Skrybchenko’s Magical Artworks That Tell Intriguing Stories

Adult Colouring Books the new bestsellers

Some of the best selling books online are adult colouring books. They are not like your typical children's colouring books – which have huge illustrations and are not especially challenging to anybody who has hand-eye coordination and is over the age of 12.

The boathouse – colour palette

William Glackens debt to the Impressionists can be seen in the intense colours, the energetic brushwork and textured surface.   I call this the boathouse.

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William Morris – beauty of practicality

William Morris Born March 24, 1834 Known for Wallpaper and textile design, fantasy fiction / medievalism, socialism Notable work Textile and typographic desgn "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or beautiful." That was the rallying call of the nineteenth-century designer, William Morris, a British designer and social reformer.  … Continue reading William Morris – beauty of practicality

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Clarence Doore, pulp artist

It wasn't that long ago that men's magazines had covers like this. It takes some mental effort to imagine an elephant as a "killer brute" attacking a scantily clad woman. The illustrator who painted that cover was named Clarence "Boo" Doore (1913-1988). Source: Clarence Doore, pulp artist

Soul Of The Street Calendar 2017

Street Carts Calandar for OceanBank Ha Noi Hanoi Saigon Sai Gon Ho Chi Minh Vietnam Vuon Illustration Children Picture Book Source: Soul Of The Street Calendar 2017

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Creating an Illustration Guideline

An Illustration is like any other form of design. It’s vital that it is consistent. The best way to do this is by creating guidelines across our illustrations Why is it needed? Identifying the core values and a high-level rationale as to why you need illustrations is key to outlining your style. Source: Creating an … Continue reading Creating an Illustration Guideline

Screwing Up Flat Bids: 5 Strategies To Prevent & Fix Low Flat Bids

Day 21: 25 Insights in 25 Days New Year Marathon Underestimating A Flat Bid Happens To Everyone! Over the years here on Mixing Light, we’ve talked a lot about various financial issues when it comes to running your own color […] The post Screwing Up Flat Bids: 5 Strategies To Prevent & Fix Low Flat … Continue reading Screwing Up Flat Bids: 5 Strategies To Prevent & Fix Low Flat Bids