Internet Vibes http://www.internetvibes.net ★ The Community of Creative and Life Loving People ★ Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:33:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.internetvibes.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/cropped-Logo-32x32.png Internet Vibes http://www.internetvibes.net 32 32 61308583 9 Best Art Books for Artists to Find an Inspiration http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/09/19/9-best-art-books-for-artists-to-find-an-inspiration/ http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/09/19/9-best-art-books-for-artists-to-find-an-inspiration/#respond Tue, 20 Sep 2016 02:13:40 +0000 http://www.internetvibes.net/?p=9414 Art Books where the Artists Search for an Inspiration.

Every artist needs an inspiration! Art inspiration is an important thing – to be able to see the light in everything that surrounds you, to know how to transform your impressions and thoughts into the graphic and visual forms it’s a quite a great and valuable gift. A gift that needs a lot of hard work and desire to keep a creative mind under control, generating new ideas, expanding the vision and reaching out every art goal.

Some artists are a non-stop stream of concepts, imaginations, and ideas. But even they confess that they have a favorite method to illuminate their way if the creative crisis appears in front of them. They know very well what to do, and even have some tricks on how to overcome the crisis. Other words they know very well where to find a muse. Generally talking the artists searching for an afflatus do many things.

Most of the digital illustrators or traditional artists whatever who they are the beginners or a Pro love art books. Almost every master have an inspiring person whose life was or still is memorable. A person whose legendary artworks have a deep influence on their work and life, sometimes, artworks that have become iconic for ages. The stories of those greatest artists you can find in best art books. There are even a must have art books that every artist must have. Well not just an artist but art lover as well 😉

Almost every master have an inspiring person whose life was or still is memorable. A person whose legendary artworks have a deep influence on their work and life, sometimes. Artworks that have become iconic for ages. The stories of those greatest artists you can find in best art books.

Ask yourself who is your great inspiration? Do you have an answer? I am sure you have a few names in your head. But it’s time to discover something new and I have a few names to get you familiar. If you still don’t have your small art library it’s pretty much a great time to start expanding the horizons of your creative mind and put some comprehensive art books on your shelf.

Communicating with artists one of my favorite questions is: What inspires you the most? You know what, I have got quite a great collection of answers. They are very different, very valuable and very interesting. Considering all of them, i have got a list of useful art resources for you. The books that can come in handy if you are looking for inspiration and will help you to find helpful answers to many of your questions.

Those art books are available online, you can easily buy or download them to your smartphone of Kindle. If does not matter who you are a beginner or a pro, does not matter what technics do you use to create. Those best art books are about art, artists are great to read and get a fabulous inspiration to create.

✔Click the picture to learn more about the book!

Let us start and find out what are those best books for artists.

How to be an Illustrator Paperback by Darrel Rees
How to be an Illustrator Paperback by Darrel Rees.

How to be an Illustrator by Darrel Rees.

Readers found this book very helpful. Since the business of illustration relies so much on self-promotion, it’s good to have tips on how to bolster your portfolio, articulate your strengths, and navigate the industry. If you are a recent or soon-to-be graduate, this is a fantastic book to build your confidence for job interviews.

International illustrators are interviewed, discussing how they got their break in the industry, their experiences with clients, their methods of promoting work, and more. In addition, leading art directors describe their approach to commissioning illustration, how they spot new talent, their thoughts on promotional material, and their advice to up-andcoming illustrators.

interviews-with-francis-bacon
Interviews with Francis Bacon by David Sylvester

Interviews with Francis Bacon. Author David Sylvester. 

Ever since its first publication, this book – with its subsequent revised and augmented editions – has been considered a classic of its kind, and that reputation has become worldwide.

A fascinating art related book. Readers say that they did not expect Bacon to be so open and Frank about his own work. There were obviously very few people Bacon would consider worth speaking to in depth about his art.

David Sylvester was one of those sufficient persons to talk with.

the-fantastic-art-of-boris-vallejo
The Fantastic Art of BorisVallejo by Boris Vallejo

The Fantastic Art of BorisVallejo. September 12, 1978

This Book has was suggested by a great digital illustrator Carlos Alberto Salvá. He says that the artworks of the painter Boris Vallejo and his wife Julie Bell have inspired him a lot until today.

Amazing book for all the fans of a fantasy art. One of the best fantasy artists is Boris Vallejo. This volume is one of his early fantasy art books. Even though this collection came out more than thirty years ago, the sensual beauty of his paintings truly come to life and reveal what a genius the man is when it comes to this kind of art.

picasso-by-philippe-dagen
Picasso by Philippe Dagen.

Picasso by Philippe Dagen. Author Philippe Dagen.

Art critic and scholar Philippe Dagen approaches Picasso as a subject through a series of questions. What does it mean to be an artist in the twentieth century?

A comprehensive book on Picasso’s work to add to your art book collection. This book has a comprehensive content across the changing modalities of Picasso’s work throughout his life. The reproductions are magnificent but then this is the norm for any book published by the Monacelli Press. The analyses by Phillippe Dagen is approachable, illuminating, and not overly dense for the beginner art lover.

otto-dix-and-new-objectivity
Otto Dix and New Objectivity by Julia Bulk

Otto Dix and New Objectivity by Julia Bulk. 

The book for those who are interested in the topic of New Objectivity and likes the paintings of Otto Dix. This book can tell you a lot about the history and the artists.

“The Neue Sachlichkeit: I invented it.” Thus Otto Dix (1891–1969), looking back with characteristic directness, chose to rewrite the development of the art movement that can be considered the “third path”–alongside Abstraction and Expressionism–taken by progressive artists in the modern era.

Beckmann Hardcover by Reinhard Spieler
Beckmann Hardcover by Reinhard Spieler.

Beckmann Hardcover by Reinhard Spieler.

The book about one of the greatest German painters of the 20th century. The book is Richly illustrated and filled with detailed information about one of the leading artists of the 20th century.

The book is very attractive. There are many close-ups of details, for those who have not seen any of the original paintings. You can see the accuracy of color and texture. There is quite a wide margin of white around each artwork. It is a great book fo all the lovers of the paintings. You will be glad to have the book in your home art library.

goya-order-disorder
Goya: Order & Disorder by Stephanie Stepanek.

Goya: Order & Disorder by Stephanie Stepanek.

This book paints an interesting portrait of Goya in his contradictory roles – Goya the court painter to four successive monarchs, Goya the subversive social critic, Goya the satirist of human folly and superstition, and Goya the master of fantasy.

When his fame was firmly established, Goya declared that “There are no rules in painting.” He thought of himself as an “inventor” and felt that the traditional academic program for training artists stifled their creativity.

hieronymus-bosch-complete-works
Hieronymus Bosch: Complete Works by Stefan Fischer

Hieronymus Bosch: Complete Works by Stefan Fischer.

The book is about the incredible artist Hieronymus Bosch. Considering the era when he was painting his work is confounding, disturbing, far ahead of his time and extremely detailed. The narrative of the book is very detailed. Great starter if you are interested in his work.

Only 20 paintings and eight drawings are confidently assigned to Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450—1516) but in their fantastical visions they have secured his place as one of the most cult artists in history. 500 years on from his death, his works continue to inspire scholars, artists, designers, and musicians, death metal band names and designer dresses.

leonardo-da-vinci-notebooksLeonardo da Vinci: Notebooks (Oxford World’s Classics) by Leonardo da Vinci (Author), Irma A. Richter (Compiler), Martin Kemp.

For those who are interested in Da Vinci’s work, this is an excellent record and concisely portrays the amazing mental processes he used for his brilliant work for his entire life.

That it is for today!

I hope you enjoyed this post and will get at least one book for yourself 😉

⭐ Please save and share this post with your friends and keep creating and subscribe to my newsletter ⭐

Thank you!

]]>
http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/09/19/9-best-art-books-for-artists-to-find-an-inspiration/feed/ 0 9414
Wacom Bamboo Tablet To Create an Incredible Digital Masterpiece. http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/09/13/wacom-bamboo-tablet-to-create-an-incredible-digital-masterpiece/ http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/09/13/wacom-bamboo-tablet-to-create-an-incredible-digital-masterpiece/#comments Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:47:18 +0000 http://www.internetvibes.net/?p=9385 Digital Illustrations Created with Wacom Bamboo Tablet by Carlos Alberto Salvá.

I know that many of you create fantastic digital illustrations with a magic help of Photoshop. That is a very powerful tool for the artist as we know. But what I have noticed that more and more artist are looking for more tools to expand their creative possibilities or to transform their brilliant artworks in traditional techniques into the digital. The best way to find out what are the helpful tools for digital illustration is to ask the professional graphic designer.

I am very lucky to know the master of this fabulous artwork “Terry” and I am absolutely sure that he will help as to understand how to create so stunning digital illustrations.

I also will provide you with links in this post in case you would like to see more details on what inspires the artist and what does he use in his work.

digital-illustration-by-carlos-alberto
Carlos Alberto Salvá

Please welcome Carlos Alberto Salvá, 40 years old, married for 15 years and father of 2 boys. Together with his family Carlos lives in Bedford, Texas, USA, and works as a Graphic Designer / Graphic Production at Fastsigns Northeast Dallas. He realized that art must become a part of his lifestyle since childhood. Since he was a little boy he was drawing. His favorite phone applications are Instagram and DeviantArt where you can follow Carlos for more updates.

What inspires you the most and who is your greatest inspiration in Art?

Carlos: What inspires me the most is the beauty of women. For that reason most of the portraits I paint are women. Also, anything that can transmit or emanate beauty inspires me. One of my greatest inspirations in Art is the painter Boris Vallejo and his wife Julie Bell. Their artworks have inspired me a lot until today. For now, I just do portraits.

wacom-bamboo-pen-tablet
Wacom Bamboo Pen Tablet

To create digital illustrations Carlos use:

  • Adobe Photoshop CC or CS 5;
  • Wacom Bamboo Pen tablet.

The brands are Adobe for the software, like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, and Wacom for the Bamboo pen tablet.

 

Wondering what kind of advice would Carlos give to the beginners in illustration art?

Carlos: To keep practicing and learning new ways to improve their drawing / painting skills. Do not be afraid of experimenting with new brushes or applications that can help to make a better artwork. Art is a trial and error thing, and it is very subjective. No one can say what is the art and what is not. To look what inspires you and use it as a muse.

digital-illustration-by-carlos-alberto-salvaterry-2016
“Terry”, an Illustration by Carlos Alberto Salva, 2016

Follow Carlos on Social media to discover more news about his artworks.

If you found this post useful please share it with your friends and subscribe to our news for more 😉


See more digital illustrations by Giulio Rossi

]]>
http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/09/13/wacom-bamboo-tablet-to-create-an-incredible-digital-masterpiece/feed/ 2 9385
The Collection of Paintings and Illustrations of Ballet Dancers http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/08/31/the-collection-of-paintings-and-illustrations-of-ballet-dancers/ http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/08/31/the-collection-of-paintings-and-illustrations-of-ballet-dancers/#comments Thu, 01 Sep 2016 02:29:34 +0000 http://www.internetvibes.net/?p=9337 The Lightness and the Royal Beauty of Ballet Dancers in The Collection of Paintings and Illustrations of Ballerinas.

The last day of the summer is always a sad day for me. So, I decided to add some emotional colors to this day. As a result, I represent you a very beautiful and emotional collection of paintings and illustrations of ballet dancers.

This kind of performance art has been inspiring artists from all over the world for ages. Ballet has always been a very emotional, passionate and truly royal field of art that demand a lot of hard work and even more. No wonder that the artists admire those beautiful and weightless creatures that sparkling on the stage taking your breath away. Let us see them as well through the artist’s eyes!

Beautiful Paintings and Illustrations of Ballerinas by Artists from all Over the World.

If you like this post please support us sharing it with your friends. Thank you and enjoy!

by Artist  Mahnoor  Mano  Shah
Artwork by Mahnoor Mano Shah
Paintings and Illustrations of Ballerinas
Artwork by David Dowland
Paintings_and_Illustrations_Ballet_Dancers2
Artwork by Anna Razumovskaya
Paintings_and_Illustrations_Ballet_Dancers2
The Artist Unknown
Paintings and Illustrations of Ballet Dancers2 (5)
The Artist Unknown

Paintings and Illustrations of Ballet Dancers2 (4)

Paintings and Illustrations of Ballet Dancers2 (3)
By Gendelman
Paintings and Illustrations of Ballet Dancers2 (2)
The Artist Unknown
Paintings and Illustrations of Ballet Dancers1
Artist Unknown
Paintings and Illustrations of Ballet Dancers (7)
Artist Unknown

Paintings and Illustrations of Ballet Dancers (6)

Paintings and Illustrations of Ballet Dancers (5)
By Sere Rivers

Paintings and Illustrations of Ballet Dancers (4) Paintings and Illustrations of Ballet Dancers (3) Paintings and Illustrations of Ballet Dancers (2)

Paintings and Illustrations of Ballet Dancers (1)
By Lanasart
Michael Gambriel
By Michael Gambriel
Martin Schwartz
By Martin Schwartz
Linnéa Strid
By Linnéa Strid
Kristin Glaze
By Kristin Glaze
Hai-Na-Nu Saulque
By Hai-Na-Nu Saulque
H. Nichols
By H. Nichols
guan zeju
By Guan Zeju
Ewa Gawlik
By Ewa Gawlik

DANCER-II-THE-SLEEPING-BEAUTY-THE-ROYAL-BALLET-1-LF164

]]>
http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/08/31/the-collection-of-paintings-and-illustrations-of-ballet-dancers/feed/ 2 9337
Viewbug Announces the Winners of a Black And White World Photo Contest Winners http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/08/24/viewbug-announces-the-winners-of-a-black-and-white-world-photo-contest-winners/ http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/08/24/viewbug-announces-the-winners-of-a-black-and-white-world-photo-contest-winners/#comments Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:45:39 +0000 http://www.internetvibes.net/?p=9304 The best black and white photographs by the winners and finalists of a Black And White World Photo Contest on Viewbug.

Viewbug is one of the most popular resources for photographers that constantly hosting amazing photo contests with a wide opportunity to win great and expensive prices.
To be sure that the winning photographs are the best in the category Viewbug invites judges who are the most well known and world recognized photographers. Every contest on Viewbug is powered by the great brands that provide fantastic prizes. The resource opens up incredible opportunities for all the photographers to win great prizes, gain the popularity and simply inspires them to create more and more. See yourself those amazing black and white photographs!

The winners of a Black And White World Photo Contest.

“Anonymous” by alexcampanella
“Anonymous” by alexcampanella
“Cast Aside, Cast Away” by shawnvoloshin
“Anonymous” by alexcampanella
“Dance transparency” by persefoni
“Dance transparency” by persefoni
“Elaine ” by PaulHenryStudios
“Elaine ” by PaulHenryStudios
“Free as the Wind” by kapuschinsky
“Free as the Wind” by kapuschinsky
“Golden Gate Bridge” by KanaPhotography
“Golden Gate Bridge” by KanaPhotography
“into the abyss” by elecfoto
“into the abyss” by elecfoto
“JerryBruckheimerBW” by jasonpersoff
“JerryBruckheimerBW” by jasonpersoff
“Making Memories” by MinottiPhotography
“Making Memories” by MinottiPhotography
“Manhattan Bridge in the dark” by Galskjaer
“Manhattan Bridge in the dark” by Galskjaer
“Mirror of the sky” by aidagri
“Mirror of the sky” by aidagri
“MOMMA BEAR” by TAlcatraz
“MOMMA BEAR” by TAlcatraz
“persian leopard” by pixelmac
“persian leopard” by pixelmac
“ph” by denniscontreras
“ph” by denniscontreras
“Skull Candy” by Charlotte1985
“Skull Candy” by Charlotte1985
“The Final Sail ” by meaganvblazier
“The Final Sail ” by meaganvblazier
“Transylvania evening fog comes over the river” by ferencboloni
“Transylvania evening fog comes over the river” by ferencboloni
“Yosemite Fog” by diversionphotography
“Yosemite Fog” by diversionphotography
Congratulations People’s Choice “Shades of Black ‘n White” by Carlos_Santero
People’s Choice “Shades of Black ‘n White” by Carlos_Santero
Grant Thomas B-W Turtle” by Grantjpthomas
Grant Thomas B-W Turtle” by Grantjpthomas
Untitled-1“Taking Flight” by p-jtaylor
Untitled-1“Taking Flight” by p-jtaylor
Winter Cabin
Winter Cabin

 

 

]]>
http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/08/24/viewbug-announces-the-winners-of-a-black-and-white-world-photo-contest-winners/feed/ 3 9304
Extraordinary Human Skull Illustrations by Sam Sephton http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/08/22/extraordinary-human-skull-illustrations-by-sam-sephton/ http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/08/22/extraordinary-human-skull-illustrations-by-sam-sephton/#respond Tue, 23 Aug 2016 01:47:34 +0000 http://www.internetvibes.net/?p=9292 Human Skull Illustrations and Tips on How to be a Successful Illustrator by Sam Sephton

Artworks of Sam Sephton where previously featured on InternetVibes some time ago. Today Sam kindly shares with us his vision of the successful artist and shares his tips on how to be a successful illustrator and what tools and accessories professional illustrators use. Here we go…

Sam: Hi, my name is Sam Sephton I am British…I love drawing. Since graduating from Plymouth University with an Illustration degree in 2014 I have been living in the Cotswolds, working full time at the family kitchen design business and working as a Freelance Illustrator every minute I get free. I am due to finally move down to Barnstaple with my Lady in two days.

Sam Sephton
Artist Sam Sephton

Ecstatic doesn’t cover it. I love nature and the outdoors, apparently, my hidden talent at parties is to have a really weird compendium of zoological centered facts in my brain. I also shred my mountain bike whenever I can.

Drawing from my imagination was always my favorite thing to do. I think I was lucky in having a series of fantastic Art teachers all throughout my school years. That and it was the one thing that lets me relax.

My family is very artistic and visually aware; they have always encouraged my brother and me to push our drawing skills. I was quite anxious growing up, whether it is doodling in a classroom, or sketching people on public transport it always seemed to slow things down.”

Who is your greatest inspiration for you in Art?

Sam: At this moment Ronald Searle inspires me the most. If you don’t know about his life, please look it up, what a man. The Morrowind Concept art of Michael Kirkbride is also incredibly influential.

What kind of tools and accessories do you use to create your artworks?

Sam: I love ink. I gravitate towards Indian ink. I have amassed a bulk of dip pen nibs that I use. I also employ fountain pens (Ronald Searle influence) and Watercolours. Recently I have loved my sharpie pack for doodling duties. I always try to just have something on me to draw with. What are the brands that produce the tools and accessories for the illustrators? Tools you work with? You cannot go wrong with some Faber and Castell Pencils.

Faber-Castell Pencils, Castell 9000 graphite pencils, HB Pencil, 12 pack (HB)I favor a Somerset Satin paper every time. Pentel Bush Pens and Waterman fountain pens are essential to me. My experience is you do tend to get what you pay for with fountain pens, good maintenance isn’t just a necessity for brushes.

What are your favorite phone applications?

Sam:

  • Pokemon Go
  • Instagram
  • Behance
  • RSPB eGuide to Birds of Britain
  • Pinterest

What kind of software do you use to create your artworks, additional equipment?

Sam: I use an old Wacom Bamboo and Adobe Photoshop on the cloud. I need to get better at Adobe Illustrator.

What are the most known contests for illustrators do you know?

Sam: To be completely honest I’m useless at remembering them. I do enjoy following Secret 7 every year, though.

What kind of advice would you give the beginners in illustration art and what is the most important rule every artist supposed to follow?

Sam: Don’t stop drawing. Much of that sentiment revolves around sketching down ideas. Oh, and get a website/ e-portfolio. There is something awesome about being able to say “just Google me”.

“I do what I want” Do what you want, if that happens to be working on something else and then working on your drawing when you can that is fine, everyone is different. There are many careers that complement a love of illustration. If you do not feel particularly rushed to go, full-time Illustrator, then that is fine. Better to build up at your own rate than burnout.

 

See more Human Skull Illustrations on Internet Vibes 

 Extraordinary Human Skull Illustration
Artwork by Sam Sephton

Sam Sephton website: SamSephton.com

Sam on Social Media: @samsephtonsamsephton.tumblr.combehance.net/samsephton

unnamed

 

]]>
http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/08/22/extraordinary-human-skull-illustrations-by-sam-sephton/feed/ 0 9292
Astonishing Dog Portraits Photography by Alicja Zmysłowska. http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/08/16/astonishing-dog-portraits-photography-by-alicja-zmyslowska/ http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/08/16/astonishing-dog-portraits-photography-by-alicja-zmyslowska/#respond Wed, 17 Aug 2016 03:46:23 +0000 http://www.internetvibes.net/?p=9260 Incredibly Sweet and Lovely Collection of Dog Portraits Photography to Melt Your Heart.

I`ve seen many different pictures of pets, but not all of them can make me smile and melt my heart as an ice-cream under the Georgian summer sun. But those are the most beautiful, the most kind and the most emotional ones  i have ever seen in my life and i really can’t stop looking at them.

People say that the photographer suppose to see the soul of the person he takes the picture and i cannot agree more with this words. A young and incredibly talented photographer from Poland Alicja Zmysłowska prove that she can see and show us even more than soul. Her photography is positive and immediate radiance and love even via the screen of a computer monitor.

Every dog looks shining and happily, full of bright and colorful emotions. You can easily see how the dogs appreciate every piece of love that their owners invest in them . Don’t you think?

Alicja incredibly creative combines her love to animals with her professional activity and does it brilliantly. She knows how to reflect in every dog portrait the emotions positivity and kindness making a pet owner the happiest one on the Earth tolerating an incredible and the strongest friendship between the owner and a dog. That fantastic!

Alicja Zmysłowska photographer was considered the Best of 2014: Top 10 Animal Photos on 500px. Thats says a lot.

In this case, fewer words more pictures!

Just enjoy the collection of those fantastic dog portraits and follow Alicja Zmysłowska on FB and Instagram see more of her fabulouse artworks on Alicja Zmysłowska website. 

Dog Portraits Photography by Alicja Zmysłowska (1)
Photograph by Alicja Zmysłowska.
Dog Portraits Photography by Alicja Zmysłowska (1)
Photograph by Alicja Zmysłowska.
Dog Portraits Photography by Alicja Zmysłowska (2)
Photograph by Alicja Zmysłowska.
Dog Portraits Photography by Alicja Zmysłowska (2)
Photograph by Alicja Zmysłowska.
Dog Portraits Photography by Alicja Zmysłowska (3)
Photograph by Alicja Zmysłowska.
Dog Portraits Photography by Alicja Zmysłowska (4)
Photograph by Alicja Zmysłowska.
Dog Portraits Photography by Alicja Zmysłowska (5)
Photograph by Alicja Zmysłowska.
Dog Portraits Photography by Alicja Zmysłowska (6)
Photograph by Alicja Zmysłowska.
Dog Portraits Photography by Alicja Zmysłowska (7)
Photograph by Alicja Zmysłowska.
Dog Portraits Photography by Alicja Zmysłowska (8)
Photograph by Alicja Zmysłowska.
Dog Portraits Photography by Alicja Zmysłowska (9)
Photograph by Alicja Zmysłowska.
Dog Portraits Photography by Alicja Zmysłowska (10)
Photograph by Alicja Zmysłowska.
Dog Portraits Photography by Alicja Zmysłowska (11)
Photograph by Alicja Zmysłowska.
Dog Portraits Photography by Alicja Zmysłowska (14)
Photograph by Alicja Zmysłowska.
Dog Portraits Photography by Alicja Zmysłowska (18)
Photograph by Alicja Zmysłowska.
Dog Portraits Photography by Alicja Zmysłowska (20)
Photograph by Alicja Zmysłowska.
Dog Portraits Photography by Alicja Zmysłowska (17)
Photograph by Alicja Zmysłowska.
Dog Portraits Photography by Alicja Zmysłowska (15)
Photograph by Alicja Zmysłowska. See Incredible collection of photographs of horses  

 

 

]]>
http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/08/16/astonishing-dog-portraits-photography-by-alicja-zmyslowska/feed/ 0 9260
Portraits of People in Traditional Drawing Techniques http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/08/16/portraits-of-people-in-traditional-drawing-techniques/ http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/08/16/portraits-of-people-in-traditional-drawing-techniques/#comments Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:06:46 +0000 http://www.internetvibes.net/?p=9248 Great Portraits of People and an Essential Drawing Materials by Faron Salas.

Are you in search of the best tools and accessories for traditional drawing or let me say in search of the essential drawing materials for beginners? Looking inspiration or just want to know more about art, stay with me 😉

I am so lucky to have an incredible possibility to get to know artists, communicate with them and of course to learn. As you know learning is not an easy process that requires a lot of desire, efforts, time and investigations and even more. Great artists keep working and keep learning every day and the results of their work are even more than inspiring. I adore artists who keep working in traditional drawing techniques and i always have questions to ask them.

I have a huge pleasure to introduce you a fantastic artist Faron Salas. He creates wonderful portraits in traditional drawing technics. Together with Faron, we will help you to learn something useful.

Portraits of People in Traditional Drawing Techniques and Story of a Great Artist Faron Salas from the United States.

Faron Salas: 

I am currently a resident of Albuquerque, NM in the United States. I work full time in communication technology industry and art is what i really enjoying.

I had two art classes in high school and when I graduated I started working right away. To make a long story short – I basically didn’t do any artwork for about 15 years. I realized how much I used to enjoy drawing and started relearning techniques to further improve my drawing skills.

Faron Salas:
Artist Faron Salas

I’ve always admired classical ateliers and their approach to capturing the human form from basic sketches to full rendered compositions. I find that kind of art has always appealed to me. I’m inspired by works from the High Renaissance period from artists like – Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo to more recent artists like David Kassan and Casey Baugh, and artists in between.

Essential_Drawing_Materials_by_Faron_Salas (1)
Portrait in Traditional Drawing Technique by Faron Salas

To create my drawings I use graphite as well as charcoal and chalk pencils. I use various blending accessories like blending stumps & tortillons. I tend to use various toned papers and often use a gray or gunmetal tone. I’ve only dabbled with watercolors and brushes – painting will be my next frontier.

What are the brands that produce the tools and accessories for the artists? Tools you work with?

Faron Salas: 

  • Generals charcoal pencils;
  • Mars Lumigraph graphite pencils;
  • Canford cardstock paper;
  • Various Stonehenge and Strathmore papers.

I don’t use my phone very often to create digital art, but I do have a Sketchbook Pro on my phone to have it as an option to quickly doodle some idea or concept.

What kind of software do you use to create your artworks, additional equipment?

Faron Salas: 

Essential_Drawing_Materials_by_Faron_Salas (2)
Portrait in Traditional Drawing Technique by Faron Salas

I have seen some amazing artworks that others have done using various apps like Procreate, Sketchbook Pro, but I tend to gravitate to traditional art these days. There is something about producing an artwork with media like pencils that I adore but I also certainly don’t knock artists who use software. Based media it just has a different meaning to me and it just comes down to a preference for me.

What kind of advice would you give the beginners in illustration art?

Faron Salas: 

If your goal is to improve your placement and proper proportion, then will be the best to take whatever your trying to draw (whether it be humans, animals, etc.) and simplify them into smaller shapes. Use angular lines to create the shapes and then find an anchor point (spot in your drawing which you can use as a marker to ensure other parts of your drawing are the proper distance and placement from each other).

Drawing is about acquiring more information about the subject, and as you acquire that then you can more accurately describe what you see. I know the temptation for some artists starting out is to use grids but I personally don’t like to do that cause I feel it doesn’t allow you to hone your drawing skills properly. All you need is to practice, practice and practice

I think every artist should do the art that fuels their inspiration – sounds cliché, but if you don’t enjoy yourself then it won’t speak to your audience either.

Faron Salas on Social Media: Google+ | Instagram

See more artworks in Traditional Drawing Techniques

]]>
http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/08/16/portraits-of-people-in-traditional-drawing-techniques/feed/ 1 9248
The Fascinating Majesty of the Famous Photographs of Trees by Beth Moon http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/08/15/the-fascinating-majesty-of-the-famous-photographs-of-trees-by-beth-moon/ http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/08/15/the-fascinating-majesty-of-the-famous-photographs-of-trees-by-beth-moon/#comments Mon, 15 Aug 2016 21:50:37 +0000 http://www.internetvibes.net/?p=9224 Famous photographs of trees or the greatness to take your breath away.

<meta name=”p:domain_verify” content=”1fda23da650c912102181f7a500a402d”/>

You probably are interested what makes all pictures in this collection of the famous photographs of trees? Well, it’s not just because you see in front of you a beautiful collection of photographs of trees in black and white, no.

In fact, a well-known American photographer Beth Moon has an interesting hobby. This woman travels around the globe to find the remaining ancient trees and does extremely fantastic photographs of them. As you can see, every picture has a strong power and keeps the history and the wisdom of every tree. Beth believes that every tree has a specific and symbolic meaning. Those trees are an ancient, powerful, glorious and are the greatest alive monuments of the Earth. They have their own wisdom and experience and keep their own secrets. Those giants are alive creatures that came across the ages into a modern world. Fairly enough the trees can give us the suggestion on how to keep the harmony and balance between humans and nature. All we need is just to learn their quiet and significant language.

They have their own wisdom and experience and keep their own secrets. Those giants are alive creatures that came across the ages into a modern world. Fairly enough the trees can give us the suggestion on how to keep the harmony and balance between humans and nature. All we need is just to learn their quiet and significant language and to see the incredible photographs of trees in black and white is the first step.

Photographer Beth Moon
Photographer Beth Moon

Beth Moon believes that those unique trees have a specific and symbolic meaning. Been an ancient, powerful, glorious and the greatest alive monuments of the Earth. They have their own wisdom and experience and keep very own secrets. Those giants are alive creatures that came across the ages into a modern world. Fairly enough the trees can give us the suggestion on how to keep the harmony and balance between humans and nature. All we need is just to learn their quiet and significant language.

Beth Moon has made a vast amount of the incredible photographs of trees within last 14 years. The best ones I have collected in this great collection of the famous photographs of trees in black and white. 

Ancient Trees: Portraits Of Time

Famous_Photographs_of_Trees_by_Beth_Moon (1)
Photograph by Beth Moon
Famous_Photographs_of_Trees_by_Beth_Moon (10)
Photograph by Beth Moon
Famous_Photographs_of_Trees_by_Beth_Moon (11)
Photograph by Beth Moon
Famous_Photographs_of_Trees_by_Beth_Moon (12)
Photograph by Beth Moon
Famous_Photographs_of_Trees_by_Beth_Moon (14)
Photograph by Beth Moon
Famous_Photographs_of_Trees_by_Beth_Moon (15)
Photograph by Beth Moon
Famous_Photographs_of_Trees_by_Beth_Moon (16)
Photograph by Beth Moon
Famous_Photographs_of_Trees_by_Beth_Moon (17)
Photograph by Beth Moon
Famous_Photographs_of_Trees_by_Beth_Moon (18)
Photograph by Beth Moon
Famous_Photographs_of_Trees_by_Beth_Moon (20)
Photograph by Beth Moon
Famous_Photographs_of_Trees_by_Beth_Moon (21)
Photograph by Beth Moon
Famous_Photographs_of_Trees_by_Beth_Moon (22)
Photograph by Beth Moon
Famous_Photographs_of_Trees_by_Beth_Moon (23)
Photograph by Beth Moon
Famous_Photographs_of_Trees_by_Beth_Moon (24)
Photograph by Beth Moon
Famous_Photographs_of_Trees_by_Beth_Moon (25)
Photograph by Beth Moon
Famous_Photographs_of_Trees_by_Beth_Moon (27)
Photograph by Beth Moon
Famous_Photographs_of_Trees_by_Beth_Moon (28)
Photograph by Beth Moon

Famous_Photographs_of_Trees_by_Beth_Moon (26)

]]>
http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/08/15/the-fascinating-majesty-of-the-famous-photographs-of-trees-by-beth-moon/feed/ 1 9224
What is the Coastal Scenery Looks Like? http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/08/03/what-is-the-coastal-scenery-looks-like/ http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/08/03/what-is-the-coastal-scenery-looks-like/#respond Wed, 03 Aug 2016 23:38:26 +0000 http://www.internetvibes.net/?p=9181 Magnificent Coastal Views or How to Make Beautiful Coastal Scenery Photographs.

Summer time and guess what i imagine as only i close my eyes? Yes, that’s right coastal views, the ones that take a breath away. Currently, I’m not traveling but in my life, i was lucky to see a few magnificent and unbelievable beautiful costs. Today i decided to put together a few tips on how to make a beautiful coastal scenery photographs and illustrate the post with amazing pictures from all over the internet. As you understand i am not a professional photographer but i hope you will find something useful in this post or at leat you will enjoy great coastal views.

The Collection of Beautiful Coastal Scenery Photographs (9)
Coastal Scenery Photographs

What i have learned that it is very difficult to find an empty, desert beach to take a photo of it. The thing is that in most of the cases there are plenty of people on the beach, taking pictures of the sun, walking, swimming or just having a great rest there doing just nothing but getting a tan. Therefore, it turns out that you can take a picture of an empty, deserted beach only early in the morning, while everyone is still asleep, or in the night, when all the are people gone home.

By the way, the most beautiful and the most interesting photos are taken during exactly at this period. Hereby, i would like to mention that you can take photos both from the water and from the land. If you got to the mountain area, remember that you are the lucky one as you have an opportunity to take the beautiful photographs of the coastal views and landscapes right from the bird’s eye panorama. Due to this reason, lots of travelers and photographers try to go somewhere, where there is the stony shore or mountains, from which they can take magnificent photos.

The Collection of Beautiful Coastal Scenery Photographs (9)
Coastal Scenery Photographs

So, let me assume that you have some time on your vacation to take photos of those beauties, which surround you. The first thing to do is to set yourself up for a work and to take the tripod with you if you have it ;-). In most of the cases, you cannot a super great photographs without it. A tripod would allow you to take good quality and distinct pictures as you hands will not be shaking, you will be able to find a right angle. Moreover, there is a chance that you would like to get the shot with you on it.

As a rule, you don’t have to use many filters or options while taking a picture as the sunsets and dawns at the coasts of rivers and seas are unusually beautiful themselves. So, you need only to press the Shot button.

Again, don’t forget that there are some disadvantages at shooting from the water. If the sun is not down yet, the flecks will be on the water. In this connection, i would recommend you to take the sunshade. In this situation, the sun will not get into the camera lens and you will not be concerned about the flecks. Remember that you need to take care of your equipment against the splashes of water while taking photos of landscapes from the water. After all, it is not the fact that you have a water-proof camera. And if so, the slightest penetration of the water into your camera could disable it for some minutes until you wipe it to dryness to restart work.

The Collection of Beautiful Coastal Scenery Photographs

The Collection of Beautiful Coastal Scenery Photographs (1)
Coastal Scenery Photographs
The Collection of Beautiful Coastal Scenery Photographs (3)
Coastal Scenery Photographs
The Collection of Beautiful Coastal Scenery Photographs (4)
Coastal Scenery Photographs
Twelve Apostles
Coastal Scenery Photographs
The Collection of Beautiful Coastal Scenery Photographs (8)
Coastal Scenery Photographs
The Collection of Beautiful Coastal Scenery Photographs (10)
Coastal Scenery Photographs
The Collection of Beautiful Coastal Scenery Photographs (11)
Coastal Scenery Photographs
]]>
http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/08/03/what-is-the-coastal-scenery-looks-like/feed/ 0 9181
What do Professional Illustrators Use? http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/08/02/what-do-professional-illustrators-use-part-1/ http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/08/02/what-do-professional-illustrators-use-part-1/#respond Tue, 02 Aug 2016 20:07:48 +0000 http://www.internetvibes.net/?p=9156 Lidija Nagulov Shares her Thoughts on How to become a Great Artist and tells What do Professional Illustrators Use.

The reason i run this blog is not just my love for the art and artists, well this too. But the another amazing thing is communication and the opportunity to learn and discover new and useful things. I am not an illustrator but i really would like to improve my skills in this field and to be able to finally understand how to illustrate something.

Illustrations_and_Pattern_Design_by_Lidija_Paradinovic_Nagulov (17)
Pattern Design by Lidija Nagulov

Well, actually i have a ton of questions to be answered and i know who can help me with. I decided to make a series of articles with tips and advises from great and successful illustrators and artists who work in different technics and use various tools. I am sure if you have questions related to the world of illustrations this article will come in handy. First lets get to know who is the artist, what he does, what inspires an artist and then  start learning!

Let`s get started!

Today i have a wonderful guest Lidija – an illustrator and pattern designer. She was so kind as to answer a few of my questions and to give us a few tips. Lidija loves painting nature, especially its smallest elements – flowers and berries, birds, fish, crabs, insects. Lidija`s incredible patterns and artworks filled up with positive emotions and love, taking your heart immediately. Let`s get started and see yourself!  

An Interview with Lidija Paradinovic Nagulov

Lidija_Nagulov_-
Lidija Nagulov, an Illustrator & Pattern Designer.

Where do you live and what do you do?

I was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (today it’s Serbia, we’ve had some unfortunate recent history), but recently I’ve moved to Toronto, Canada. We’re still settling in here but feeling more at home each day!

I’m an illustrator and pattern designer. Most of my work is digital but lately I have been working with watercolors and pens, it’s a little scary to not have the option of ‘undo’ for all of your mistakes 🙂 My patterns are mostly made for clients in the fashion industry, and I sell them myself on various products and as art prints.

What is your background?

Illustrations_and_Pattern_Design_by_Lidija_Paradinovic_Nagulov (13)
Pattern Design by Lidija Nagulov

I studied Japanese language and literature at university, I actually have an MA in Japanology 🙂 My first jobs were interpretation, office work, financial work. I discovered art pretty late in life – I was 33 when I first started drawing. But I think it’s never too late to get into something that really excites you!

What inspires you the most? Who is your greatest inspiration in Art?

That’s a very difficult question. Every day I see some new and amazing work of art out there. We’re so lucky that we live in this age when we can all share what we do over the internet and discover each other.

But I find that more and more I get inspired by people’s actions and their philosophies rather than by their work. By now I’ve developed my own style and I know what I want to say with my art, so I’m no longer looking at other art styles for inspiration. But I do get inspired every day by the way people talk to their fans, the way people share their knowledge, the way they stand up for things they believe in.

What kind of tools and accessories do you use to create your Illustrations?

Illustrations_and_Pattern_Design_by_Lidija_Paradinovic_Nagulov (3)
Pattern Design by Lidija Nagulov

Primarily I’m a digital illustrator, ever since the very beginning, I’ve worked with a tablet and a stylus pen. I started in Illustrator but discovering Photoshop was a revelation to me – it gave me so much more freedom to make my work look more organic.

Later I started to draw linework with a fine micron pen, then scan it in and color it in Photoshop. A few weeks ago I first started playing with watercolors – it’s a big change from working digitally, and I’m really enjoying it! Any new medium takes the time to get used to, but it brings new experiences and new ideas with it.

What do Professional Illustrators Use? What are the best brands that produce the tools and accessories for the illustrators? 

Illustrations_and_Pattern_Design_by_Lidija_Paradinovic_Nagulov (14)
Pattern Design by Lidija Nagulov

There really aren’t any ‘best brands’ outside of what works for you personally. When I’d draw on paper I’d take pens and markers from my office, and I’d draw on the backs of wrongly printed documents. No special paper, no special inks, nothing. It worked really well for me because I could be free with that paper, knowing I’m not ruining anything valuable if I mess it up, and because I scan and process later in the computer it really makes no difference what paper I use.

Illustrations_and_Pattern_Design_by_Lidija_Paradinovic_Nagulov (9)
Pattern Design by Lidija Nagulov

Now that I’m doing watercolors it’s different because the piece I make is the final product – I bought nice watercolor paper and a set of Winsor & Newton watercolors. I only got the smallest set, though, with 12 colors, and I use the tiny standard brush that came with it.

It’s easy to think that better tools will make you a better artist – when I first started using Photoshop I kept looking for new brushes to download, thinking if I could just get those good brushes my work will be better.

Today I use maybe three different brushes in total, two of which are the default brushes that come when you first install Photoshop – soft round and hard round brush. Those are like 90% of all my digital drawing and coloring. It’s not the tools, it’s you – there are people who make amazing work from the thread, from broken glass, from wire, nails, bottle caps – you name it.

Start with the tools you have around you, and when you feel your work could use an upgrade, go slow. It’s easy to go into an art store and buy five different sets of inks and paints you end up never using.

Another bit of advice is to start cheap and move on to the better quality stuff when you know what you’re doing.

What kind of phone applications related to your professional activity do you use the most often?

Illustrations_and_Pattern_Design_by_Lidija_Paradinovic_Nagulov (7)
Pattern Design by Lidija Nagulov

I’m on all the standard social media:

  • Pinterest
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Facebook.

(Look me up, I’m under ‘Celandine Design’ at all of them 🙂 Outside of that I don’t use any particular apps.

What kind of software do you use in your professional activity?

Illustrations_and_Pattern_Design_by_Lidija_Paradinovic_Nagulov (2)
Pattern Design by Lidija Nagulov

Photoshop is my best friend, definitely. It’s well suited to the organic work that I do. I admire people who do stunning work in Illustrator but I could just never really find my rhythm in there – I can use it when I need to but I can’t make anything amazing in Illustrator.

What kind of advice would you give the beginners in illustration art?

Illustrations_and_Pattern_Design_by_Lidija_Paradinovic_Nagulov (11)
Pattern Design by Lidija Nagulov

The usual stuff – draw a lot, look at a lot of good work, think about why the good work is good. Steal good ideas from other people – not their artwork, but their techniques, their use of color, their control of values.

Look at the artists you love and ask yourself ‘Why do I love this person’s work? What tricks are they using to convey their message so well?’ Don’t be afraid to imitate at first, but DON’T try to pass off imitation work as your own or sell it. With time you’ll naturally start to build your own voice and move away from the styles you once copied.

Illustrations_and_Pattern_Design_by_Lidija_Paradinovic_Nagulov (15)
Pattern Design by Lidija Nagulo

Another word of advice is this – yes, if you’re dedicated enough, you can make it as an artist. But beware that it’s probably harder than most ‘normal’ professions. There is no recipe for successful art, nobody can really teach you how to make work that will resonate with people.
It takes a lot of digging, and a lot of doubt – the artists I know are some of the most insecure people on the Earth 🙂 They are also some of the most wonderful, caring, bright and generous souls I have ever met. Connect with other artists – those who are better than you, and those who are just starting out, like you.

Illustrations_and_Pattern_Design_by_Lidija_Paradinovic_Nagulov (1)
Artwork by Lidija Nagulov

Everything is easier when you have company. Finally, never stop creating. Even if you decide not to make a living as an artist, even if you get a ‘normal’ job in a bank or a shop somewhere – keep drawing. Making things makes your soul sing in a way nothing else can. That feeling of wanting to create something is one of the best gifts in life – don’t ever let it go.

Hurry up and see more Lidijas artworks on www.celandinedesign.com and follow latest updates on Facebook

Thank you very much!

I hope you enjoyed the first article with useful thoughts and tips on what do professional illustrators use? More interviews are coming up soon and i am looking for your comments below i am sure you have something interesting to share with me 😉

 

]]>
http://www.internetvibes.net/2016/08/02/what-do-professional-illustrators-use-part-1/feed/ 0 9156