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Help me learn to art

I would like to start learning how to draw, after 16 years of stick figures. I am keeping a sketchbook to practice in frequently, but I was wondering if anyone had some good resources for jump-starting my artistic development (there are overwhelmingly many such resources on the Internet). I am also interested in general modern art, metal art, sculpting, lithography, and photography. Thanks in advance! ^_^
posted by myitkyina on Sep 13, 2013 - 9 answers

 

Where do I go to get my artwork printed?

I have digital illustrations that I'd like printed out, framed and on the wall. I'm not sure where the best place to go is. [more inside]
posted by morning_television on Jul 20, 2013 - 9 answers

Your favorite art, animation and illustration blogs

One of my absolute favorite blogs, Drawn, shut down this week. How do I replace it? What are other good blogs or websites that focus on illustration, cartooning, and animated shorts?
posted by Rinku on May 23, 2013 - 8 answers

Need practical advice on lettering a graphic novel book project.

The illustrations have already been drawn on card stock and inked, for an actual, physical project inspired by this kind of handmade "star book" design... but now it's time to tackle the lettering. Are there any good, professional ways of doing it without hand lettering everything? If so, can you link to examples / tutorials? Or is hand lettering the only good option available? (Scanning the illustrations, adding lettering, and reprinting is not an option.)
posted by markkraft on May 14, 2013 - 8 answers

Cartoonist seeks opportunities

My DrawSomething addiction has coaxed out of me a desire to illustrate without getting bogged down by a writing process. My recent draws are cartoonish, bright and friendly, and other players keep asking if I'm an artist. Where can I find cartoon or childrens book writers in need of artwork that might tolerate my lack of portfolio and professional experience?
posted by jayCampbell on Apr 30, 2013 - 17 answers

College junior interested in freelance illustrating, has taken absolutely no courses at the college level.

I might want to do some freelance illustration, but is it possible to do so without any type of degree? [more inside]
posted by grifninetoo on Nov 29, 2012 - 11 answers

How do they do that? Learning about drawing and illustration...

How do they do that? Artist edition... Please recommend how-to's and how I do this blogs/videos etc... [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 on Nov 10, 2012 - 6 answers

How many times can someone rip off your art work?

Asking for a friend. How long can a piece of art work be used for, if initially only being commissioned as a one off? [more inside]
posted by djstig on Oct 23, 2012 - 12 answers

Fantastic art of the fantastic

Looking for examples of great science fiction, fantasy and horror illustrators and concept artists. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Sep 3, 2012 - 28 answers

Painting pixels

Looking for advice, tips, links, book recommendations etc about getting into digital art. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Aug 19, 2012 - 5 answers

How to find a public domain image that's similar to a copyrighted piece?

Help me find a public domain drawing like this one [more inside]
posted by morninj on Jul 2, 2012 - 8 answers

How do I get started drawing on the iPad?

I have a perfectly good new iPad that is sadly underutilized. I'd like to start sketching and drawing on it, but I have no idea where to start. Help! [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad on May 29, 2012 - 11 answers

the name behind the funny faces

Artist filter: Who illustrated these funny face packs? A friend of mine is desperate to find the name of the artist, and other works by him or her.
posted by DaveZ on May 22, 2012 - 9 answers

Me Tie Dough-ty Walker!

Art technique filter: How did Stephen Gammell (the original illustrator of the haunting book Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark) accomplish his nightmare-inducing style? [more inside]
posted by halseyaa on May 17, 2012 - 7 answers

Art/Illustration style identification?

Is there a name for this style of art, very popular in the early 70s? I'd like to learn more about it, or find some of the children's books I remember with that kind of illustration, but searching's hard without a search term.
posted by JanetLand on May 9, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me build up a Louis Wain art collection.

Help me build up a Louis Wain art collection. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jan 16, 2012 - 3 answers

how to make a royalty agreement

How to make a royalty agreement? [more inside]
posted by MrMerlot on Dec 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Best art courses to improve my drawing and illustration?

What art college/course would you recommend to improve my drawing and illustration skills? I need something quite intensive. [more inside]
posted by mushuu on Nov 21, 2010 - 4 answers

Learning how to draw/paint when I can't afford classes...

I'm looking for recommendations on the best way to sharpen very dull art skills. Anything in the realms of learning, whether they be books, how to discipline self to stick to learning the basics, positive self talk through frustration...you name it. I am not looking to be remotely professional. I like sketching and illustration as well as mixed media (ink/watercolor). Any positive advice appreciated.
posted by snap_dragon on Nov 20, 2010 - 15 answers

Artwork, bound with words (and perfect binding)

Not quite book-filter: I'm looking for graphic novels (or comics wrapped up as TPBs) with astounding artwork. I've long since given up following comics as they come out, so I'm interested in any artists doing great things with the medium. [more inside]
posted by Smoosh Faced Lion on Sep 8, 2010 - 33 answers

Sci-fi artist webpage: cylindrical crater city?

I'm looking for a sci-fi artist's webpage. The only thing I remember is a (digital?) series of painting of a sprawling city inside a cylindrical crater (or possibly at the base of a tall spire). [more inside]
posted by archagon on Sep 4, 2010 - 13 answers

How to teach myself illustration?

I'm re-learning how to draw, and particularly interested in illustration/cartooning. Looking for resources that will aid me in my quest. [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Aug 24, 2010 - 22 answers

Illustrating a book - what do I do now?

So, I have to illustrate a book. I've never done this before. I've illustrated before, but not in this professional a capacity, and I'm a little nervous about it. I have nightmares (literally) about using the wrong sort of paper or of the final product looking like nothing I sent in. Those of you who have illustrated professionally before - what can you tell me? What medium do you prefer to use? How do you make the most efficient use of your time? Are there any books on the subject you can recommend? Etc. [more inside]
posted by katillathehun on Aug 18, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I get started in technical illustration and animation?

I've always admired great technical illustration, such as in a good Physics or Mathematics textbook. I'm jealous of illustrators that can also do animation, such as in this Google Docs promo video (just a recent example, not necessarily a pinnacle). But I have next to no illustration experience myself, and have always been intimidated by programs like Adobe Illustrator. Is technical illustration and animation accessible to the new adult hobbyist, and is it feasible to cultivate visual artistic ability in adulthood given a lack of previous experience? Are classes useful for this, or a waste of time? [more inside]
posted by dan_of_brainlog on Jun 18, 2010 - 7 answers

Art-ernatives

I've always enjoyed cartooning and writing, and tried majoring in graphic design - which sucked all the fun out of it. I wouldn't say I have an undying passion for it, but I have some talent for it, so what other ways can I put it to use? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Mar 9, 2010 - 6 answers

They Appear When I'm Not Looking

Where online can I find masterful montages for design reference and inspiration? [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Mar 9, 2010 - 6 answers

I need to be a better illustrator!

Help me become a better (comic book style) artist so I can illustrate my own scripts. I need to become better at sketching, primarily. The human figure mainly, but also backgrounds and layouts. I don't have $$ for an extensive course, so I'm looking primarily for books and online tutorials. (I also need to find artists to illustrate scripts I don't have time to do myself, if anyone's interested.) Thanks.
posted by Shane on Mar 5, 2010 - 10 answers

Please help me remember a website containing digitized old illustrations and woodcuts.

Please help me find an online collection of old woodcuts and other decorative elements available as vector drawings. I've lost my bookmark to it. Example images inside. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Dec 26, 2009 - 4 answers

Help Identifying Weird Old Nature Book

Help identifying weird old nature book, 1940's to 1970's. Links to images inside. [more inside]
posted by marxchivist on Nov 19, 2009 - 9 answers

the machines are alive - help me find these illustrations

I'm trying to find the work of an artist or illustrator that I glimpsed on the web and then forgot. Black and white illustrations show interior of an imagined factory where the machines had a mix of art-deco industrial whimsical human faces and features. For example: Ingots of steel have faces, and squat arms and legs. [more inside]
posted by sol on Jun 19, 2009 - 3 answers

comics for snobs

Can you recommend any graphic novel / comic forums or groups that focus on more obscure, non Barnes and Noble titles? [more inside]
posted by sponge on Jun 8, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me find a (not so) remembered image of a black bird..

Can you help me find a vaguely remembered image of a raven, crow, or other black bird? I recall that the style was brush- or pen-and-ink-ey, maybe with some Steadman-esque ink drops about. The bird's wings were unfurled (mid-flight/attack) and it may or may not have had a single (red?) eye seen from the profile. It might have been an illustration in a book. It was a dark, haunting image and it's stuck on the tip of my tongue mind as a possible tattoo idea. Ring a bell?
posted by maniactown on Jun 3, 2009 - 18 answers

What U.S. cities are best for artists to make a living?

I live in Madison WI and am looking to move to a larger city, under the impression that being in a larger city will provide me with more exposure and greater opportunities. I was thinking of moving to the outskirts of Chicago because it's close to my family in Madison and I love it there. I also miss Denver CO where I was born, but am unsure what kind of an art community it has. Does anyone know what cities are best for making a living as an artist? I have a degree in illustration but am also trying to get into gallery shows as well if that helps. Thank you very much for any advice.
posted by RaceTheDream on Mar 31, 2009 - 8 answers

Looking for crisp, royalty free medical illustrations with one-click purchasing.

Looking for crisp, royalty free medical illustrations with one-click purchasing. [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Mar 6, 2009 - 6 answers

Looking for swanky mid-century Art

Artfilter: There's a type of illustration that I think of as "60's Cocktail Party" art. Is there a name for this style of illustration and where can I find more? [more inside]
posted by dogmom on Feb 15, 2009 - 20 answers

Vintage Illustrations

I am trying to find vintage/retro images from old childrens' books and other sources for my wedding invitations and save the date cards. Specifically I am interested in bunnies, deer or anything wilderness related and children with butterfly nets. [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith on Feb 10, 2009 - 18 answers

Tipped in Color Plates

Is this a "tipped in" book plate? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Jan 18, 2009 - 13 answers

Where can I commission vector art?

Where might I commission a reasonably priced vector illustration? [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00 on Oct 14, 2008 - 9 answers

What is good long-term storage for pencil-and-ink illustration work?

I've been drawing a lot lately (pencil and ink on Bristol board, 13x18" max). What are good solutions for storing all of this art for the long term? I'm concerned about archival quality and protection from fire/water damage. [more inside]
posted by cadge on Sep 24, 2008 - 2 answers

please draw a heart for me

How can I find a freelance illustrator to do some work for a small web project I'm working on? How much should I expect to pay? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Aug 26, 2008 - 11 answers

What systems do illustrators use today?

I worked in printing directly for nearly 11 years. My last job that had anything to do with the industry ended in 2002. In 2002, the design side was still pretty Mac-centric. How is it today? Have people stayed with OS X and Macs? Or have they gone to PCs? I am asking for a niece who is interested in persuing 2D illustration in her college studies.
posted by tcv on Aug 21, 2008 - 14 answers

Goodly drawn girl

Have you ever known someone with so much artistic potential, who does nothing with it? [more inside]
posted by self on May 25, 2008 - 52 answers

How do you ink a drawing with a brush?

How can I learn to ink drawings using a winsor & newton series 7 brush? [more inside]
posted by pantufla on May 19, 2008 - 8 answers

Commissioning Illustrations for an ABC Book

How much should I budget for a series of 26 illustrations for an online ABC Book? How about 26 short animations? Any tips on finding a good artist who won't break the bank? [more inside]
posted by alms on Apr 14, 2008 - 5 answers

Inspirational illustration work

Please recommend some good inspirational illustration websites. I currently check Drawn.ca on a daily basis and I love them, but I am hungry for more. [more inside]
posted by citizngkar on Apr 12, 2008 - 7 answers

Courtroom illustration

How does a person get a job as a courtroom artist? [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Dec 10, 2007 - 4 answers

How do you find your artistic style?

Artists: how do you develop a personal style? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Nov 19, 2007 - 18 answers

Looking for work by a cartoonist.

Trying to recall the name of a certain cartoonist or illustrator. His work looked like a lot like Ulf K, but with wider, more curly lines. I think he did mostly (if not all) black-and-white cartoons. Sequential boxes/frames. No dialogue, as far as I can recall. Possibly dead, or quite old. [more inside]
posted by Xere on Jul 8, 2007 - 3 answers

pop my ride

I want to teach myself 3d modeling and am looking for the easiest package to learn that is closest to Adobe Illustrator. [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos on Dec 19, 2006 - 8 answers

Who drew the Virgin Digital "Flex Your Music Muscle" poster?

Who illustrated the picture featured in this MeFi post? [more inside]
posted by fourstar on Nov 29, 2005 - 1 answer

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