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The Life and works of Paul Klee

Posted by Kevin Patterson On July - 3 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Paul Klee was one of the most appreciated German artists. His theories on color use are of great importance for the modern art and so are his many paintings. Although he started out as a violinist, he was quickly drawn by visual arts. However his musical nature is reflected by many of his creations, especially his first abstract painting named “In the Style of Kairouan”.

The basic elements of design

Posted by Kevin Patterson On August - 17 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

The point, line, shape, space, texture and color are the main elements of design. Each one has a specific purpose in building the design and sending the proper message. While these elements can be manipulated however the designer wants, their individual attributes help create perspective and inspire feelings.

How to Write Slam Poetry in 5 Steps

Posted by Kevin Patterson On May - 28 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

A slam poetry should be passionate, bold and relate to causes such as economic, racial and gender injustices. You don’t have to be an expert in literature to write a good piece, just let the rhythm flow and see what comes out. If you want to learn how to write slam poetry, we have prepared 5 easy steps to follow.

The most famous abstract art pieces

Posted by Kevin Patterson On May - 4 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Abstract art is amongst the most powerful types of art. The most famous abstract art pieces have made a powerful impact on the artistic society. The reason why these art pieces inspire such deep emotions is due to the fact that their main concept originates from the artist imagination and it is completely independent from the real world.

3 Mothers Day Crafts for Kids

Posted by Kevin Patterson On May - 2 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Mothers day crafts are a great idea if you want to create a unique and special gift. The pretty foam flowers with a message, the relaxing bath salt jar or the hand print personalized apron are gifts your mother will simply love and hold on to for a long time!

The most famous piece of ancient Roman art

Posted by Kevin Patterson On April - 6 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

If we consider the notoriety and popularity of the Colosseum we can safely assume that it is the most famous piece of ancient Roman art. Furthermore it is a complex architectural work that is beautified by multiple imposing statues and over the years it has become a symbol of Rome.

In the traditional vs. digital arts discussion, there is no winner. Both have pros and cons and some artists even combine them. Digital art has some advantages like the “undo” button, layers and that it grows as you grow so you can permanently improve your work and add new techniques.

What is Graphic Design?

Posted by Kevin Patterson On April - 4 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

What is graphic design good for? Graphic design is a bigger part of our daily life than you realize. We can find it on simple things like bubble gum wrappers, restaurant menus, T-shirts, credit cards and every surface that contains information!

How to Draw Fashion Sketches

Posted by Kevin Patterson On April - 4 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Are you wondering how to draw fashion sketches and how curvy or tall they should be? Usually the figure is above average height and her body has a proportion of 9 heads. The croquis is a designer’s trademark so make sure you create a unique appealing design.

How to Draw Comics | 5 Simple Steps

Posted by Kevin Patterson On March - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Learning how to draw comics is easy and fun with these 5 steps we prepared for you! Either you are a beginner or a more experienced comic artist, you will find these tips useful and inspiring. Express your personality through comic art and bring your ideas to life!

The best poems for kids

Posted by Kevin Patterson On March - 22 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

When trying to find poems that your child will like try to analyze your kid’s favorite activities and hobbies. Furthermore you must take into account a child’s age. If a poem is too complicated he will definitely not like it. Start with short poems and slowly build up your child’s interest for poetry. Christmas poems are also amongst the most popular poems for children.

Most Famous Graphic Designers

Posted by Kevin Patterson On March - 21 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Saul Bass is an American graphic designer that collaborated with some of the greatest filmmakers in the world. Paula Scher is a design teacher at the School of Visual Arts with more that 300 awards. This article tells you the stories of the most famous graphic designers in the world.

The legendary Leonardo Da Vinci

Posted by Kevin Patterson On March - 18 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Although he is known as a famous painter, Leonardo Da Vinci has extended his interest outside this domain. He was fascinated by the human body, astronomy, architecture and flying instruments. His research is documented in over 13 000 pages of drawings. This research is proof that he was destined for great things and had he lived in a different time maybe his discoveries would have had a greater influence on the fate of humanity. However his works of art have opened a new path for future generations and the art world was never the same after his influence.

Nurturing our souls with Christian poetry

Posted by Kevin Patterson On March - 18 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Though the main topics of Christian poetry are inspired by the bible, modern day events can also drive people to write such poems. For example the 11 September 2001 tragedy has driven a lot of people to express their feelings through poems. It is a beautiful way of mourning the victims fallen of that horrible day.

Easy watercolor painting techniques

Posted by Kevin Patterson On March - 17 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Most watercolor painting techniques revolve around the drying time of the paint. Painting on wet layers will make the colors blend together while drawing on a dry layer will create sharp shapes. In order to create unique pictures experiment with different brushes as well as various other elements. Using salt on your painting will create magical luminous effects that resemble stars or snowflakes.

3 Fun Snowman Crafts Decorations

Posted by Kevin Patterson On March - 17 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Can’t wait for the snow to build a snowman? With these fun 3 snowman crafts you don’t need real it! Your kids will be thrilled and together you will have an incredible experience. These crafts stimulate the imagination and put a smile on your face.

The Forgotten Mosaic Art History

Posted by Kevin Patterson On March - 15 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

The mosaic art history goes back as far as 4,000 years or more, with simple mosaics techniques, like pushing terracotta cones into a background. Today, mosaic art is a popular craft that anyone can do using different materials like stone, glass, mirror, ceramics and even doll parts.

How to Create Digital Art in 5 Steps

Posted by Kevin Patterson On February - 20 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Digital art is a revolutionary process that uses unlimited resources to generate art that was considered impossible. If you always wondered about how to create digital art and never had the courage to try it, these 5 steps will give you simple and efficient guidelines that teach you how to express ideas

3 Crafts for Toddlers

Posted by Kevin Patterson On February - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

We have prepared 3 crafts for toddlers that you will surely love! Either you choose to decorate your house with an unique feather painting, make a great spring tulip or play with the a fish and butterfly made out of sandwich baggies, you and your toddler will have a great time!

What Are Ancient Roman Mosaics?

Posted by Kevin Patterson On February - 17 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Ever wondered what are ancient Roman mosaics and what is their purpose? The Roman mosaics originate from Ancient Rome and are created by skilled artist. Made of small pieces of glass, stone, marble and other materials, the mosaics have a decorative raole as well as as an architectural purpose.

3 Fun Crafts for Boys

Posted by Kevin Patterson On February - 17 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Your kid will certainly love these 3 paper crafts for boys! Either you make a balloon powered car or the solar system, children will have lots of fun while learning something useful. The baseball fridge magnet is perfect for the baseball lovers.

How to Draw Goku in 7 steps

Posted by Kevin Patterson On February - 16 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Goku is one of the most popular anime characters in the world. Trained in martial arts and with superhuman strength, he is on a quest to find the seven Dragon Balls. If you want to learn how to draw your own Goku, we have prepared 7 easy steps for you to follow!

What does a graphic designer do?

Posted by Kevin Patterson On February - 9 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

What does a graphic designer do in order to complete a project? Well extensive knowledge of various design software applications is necessary in order to be productive and efficient. Furthermore due to the fact that visual communication applies to various fields, a good designer must research each particular field before engaging a related project.

How to Draw Manga Comic Books in 5 Steps

Posted by Kevin Patterson On January - 6 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Manga comic books are drawn and read according to the Japanese language, from right to left in black and white. Specific symbols are used to express the characters exaggerated emotions. If you want to create your very own manga comic book, these 5 steps will guide you through the process.

The life and works of Marc Chagall

Posted by Kevin Patterson On September - 22 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

During his lifetime, Marc Chagall traveled to numerous countries and he experienced a lot of hardship. Every state in his life influenced his style and his works reflect both his joy as well as his sorrows. According to Picasso he was one of the few painters who truly understood colors.