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How do I use picture rails?

Please explain to me step by step how exactly to hang art using picture rails. [more inside]
posted by Violet Hour on May 9, 2008 - 18 answers

Mystery Panting

Can anyone give me any insight into this mystery painting? All thoughts welcomed. [more inside]
posted by hydatius on May 8, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me learn to draw [a bit more] like Jason Polan

Is there a name for this style of drawing? And can you suggest a good course of action I could take to learning it? [more inside]
posted by stuboo on May 7, 2008 - 15 answers

Where to embiggen?

Seeking reliable internet service to enlarge an image to poster size. [more inside]
posted by Constant Reader on May 7, 2008 - 6 answers

Looking for Art Exhibition CGI video

I'm looking for a source (video name, who did it, what the music is called, why was it made, is it available online, any other information) of the CGI video that appears at the very start of this YouTube video of Tomorrows World c1984 clip. [more inside]
posted by Dub on May 4, 2008 - 2 answers

Argh, the lines! Why won't they go like how I want them?!

How should I get started in vector drawing? I'd love to be able to produce those smooth, clean scalable drawings someday. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on May 2, 2008 - 12 answers

Hand stitiching on paper

Looking for sites with embroidery on paper patterns. [more inside]
posted by levijk on May 2, 2008 - 2 answers

Where should I go for arts/electronics/performance stuff?

Help me figure out what to do with some travel money! Specifically interested in arts / electronics / performance festivals, but any suggestions are welcome. [more inside]
posted by hapticactionnetwork on Apr 30, 2008 - 16 answers

Eerie art

About a month ago I saw an exhibit at Le Palais de Tokyo in Paris that included tree-like sculptures set around big, white, globe-shaped lights. Does anyone know the artist's name?
posted by anonymous78 on Apr 30, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me identify an artist with nothing to go on but my hazy memories.

Have you had a Harper's subscription since 1995? Have you been saving the back issues? Because.... [more inside]
posted by mistsandrain on Apr 29, 2008 - 11 answers

How do I, though clueless, learn to do digital art on the cheap?

How do I, though clueless, learn to do digital art on the cheap? [more inside]
posted by unreason on Apr 29, 2008 - 10 answers

What is the name of this love triangle painting?

Help me remember this painting! The subject is three people in a cafe or club. One (a soldier I think) is checking out a woman across the room. She in turn is checking out another man who happens to be checking out the first. If I recall correctly, a green light is shining down on at least one of the subjects, the gay man. This was possibly painted in Weimar Germany, but I could be wrong. The style certainly fits into that time period. Thank you metafilter.
posted by munchingzombie on Apr 27, 2008 - 5 answers

How do you know what this photograph means?

I'm looking for websites that analyse the work of successful or well known photographers in the art genre (as opposed to documentary or portraiture styles). [more inside]
posted by b33j on Apr 23, 2008 - 5 answers

I want to write for interesting online magazines

I am looking for online magazines to submit art/literature/experimental/fun articles to. I think 'The Believer' magazine is a good example of the type I crave. UK based would be best, but not completely necessary. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Apr 23, 2008 - 9 answers

Does anyone remember this "long photo" from SFMOMA?

All this talk on flickr lately of "long photos" reminded me of a VERY "long photo" I saw in SFMOMA probably around a year ago... it was a scene at a cafe, with someone at a piano, a man and woman talking, one holding a cigarette, and a couple of other people, all frozen for at least five minutes... the most noticeable movement was cigarette smoke trailing up into the air. Does anyone know who that was by, what it was called, and whether I can find it online?
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Apr 21, 2008 - 6 answers

What's the Origin/Artist's Name of "Weird Puppet Being Held While Woman Gets Milk Poured On Her Head"

Could someone name the artist who created http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/4508/strangeza8.jpg, and the other images in the series? I know it was part of an art photography piece, but I can't recall the artist's name, or the link.
posted by Zampa on Apr 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Tiny Showcase Collection

I have about 6 or 7 Tiny Showcase prints that I would like to display. Does anyone have a clever way to display this collection? I'd like to display them all together.
posted by Farleece on Apr 20, 2008 - 2 answers

Name That Painting

Who painted this and what is it called? [more inside]
posted by ElmerFishpaw on Apr 20, 2008 - 4 answers

Hiring graphic novel artist to create portrait as gift?

Hiring graphic novel artist to create professional graphic-novel-style portrait as gift? [more inside]
posted by commander_cool on Apr 20, 2008 - 13 answers

What's the best way to make sharp, detailed, flexible custom stencils?

What's the best way to make sharp, detailed, flexible custom stencils? [more inside]
posted by hydrophonic on Apr 19, 2008 - 8 answers

Which software application is best suited for an interactive video project?

Please help me determine the best software (windows) for an interactive video/video game art project. I'd like to have participants use a video game controller to create a realtime animation by cycling through different sprites and "drawing" their paths on a single scene. Or better yet - where can I find someone skilled in programming who might want to collaborate on such a project? I can't seem to determine whether to look at game-construction apps or interactive video apps (vvvv, Processing, etc.) [more inside]
posted by itchi23 on Apr 14, 2008 - 3 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

Help me think of Reenactment Photos for Cosplay

Creative Ideas Filter: I need ideas of Famous and Memorable Photographs or Paintingsor famous and memorable scenes from History, Movies, or Television that can be Reenacted on the spot without planning by 3-6 people for me to photograph for a final project for school. [more inside]
posted by Del Far on Apr 14, 2008 - 18 answers

Best options for digital art prints?

What are the best options (paper types, inks, etc.) for making prints of digital art? [more inside]
posted by mehum on Apr 14, 2008 - 2 answers

Haunted by a pop art painting from my childhood -- who painted it?

60s pop art painting of a Gulf sign -- who is the artist? [more inside]
posted by ROTFL on Apr 14, 2008 - 10 answers

Spinning Forks - I want one of those

Where can I learn to make fork whirligigs? [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Apr 13, 2008 - 7 answers

The BIG picture and the little picture

Does anyone have any suggestions for books about photomicroscopy or astrophotography as art? In particular I am looking for books that deal with these subjects in relation to traditional art practices like painting and photography. [more inside]
posted by coevals on Apr 12, 2008 - 4 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

B-Day Care Package Ideas?

Unique gift ideas for surprise birthday/care package for female friend in the UK for under $50 (not including shipping)? [more inside]
posted by swiffa on Apr 10, 2008 - 3 answers

Career change dilemma

I'm being taken advantage of at work. My life and career need a major overhaul. I need to make a really big U-turn, but how? [more inside]
posted by frosty_hut on Apr 8, 2008 - 20 answers

Where can I get prints by David Villasenor?

Where can I get prints of David VillaseƱor's oil paintings? [more inside]
posted by pocams on Apr 7, 2008 - 1 answer

Look at the knockers on that hippo!

I am looking for a painting. I think it was in a book providing an overview of the popart movement. [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Apr 5, 2008 - 5 answers

Need a neat gallery or exhibit on Sat. April 5th.

I'm in Chicago alone and bored tomorrow Saturday April 5th looking for interesting galleries, showings, art exhibits, etc. What would you recommend? Near an el is a + :) [more inside]
posted by allthewhile on Apr 4, 2008 - 5 answers

Celebrity Pixel Art?

Who created those 8-bit pixel art graphics of many famous characters? [more inside]
posted by stevil on Apr 3, 2008 - 3 answers

Examples of Mise en Abyme (in form)

Recursion filter: I recently came across the phrase 'Mise en Abyme' and have become fascinated by recursion in literature, language and film. What writings have used these themes in their form to address the questions they posed? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Apr 2, 2008 - 20 answers

Is it possible for me to laser engrave my stuff at home?

Would it be possible to buy a laser engraver to engrave my stuff...like they do here and here? [more inside]
posted by josh.ev9 on Apr 1, 2008 - 4 answers

Best home office graphics printer?

What printer/printer output will please an art director? An artist is shopping for a new inkjet printer. It will be used to print graphics and photographs for submission to art directors, so she would like to know if there are industry standards or preferences for the output. [more inside]
posted by bbranden1 on Mar 29, 2008 - 5 answers

What's this ANSI artist doing now?

I've been watching BBS: The Documentary and just finished the "scene" episode. I was struck in particular by Metalhead / Shaggy from iCE. He seemed much, much cooler (my standards, obviously. I also liked Jed from ACiD) than anyone else interviewed. I was kind of into ansi art and demo stuff in high school and college (though not as a participant) and it was refreshing to hear someone kind of deflate the hubris surrounding it. I'd like to see what he's up to now, if anything, but google is failing me. Current work. Websites. Even just his real name.
posted by apetpsychic on Mar 26, 2008 - 9 answers

Physical cut-ups: Making Frankenstein vinyl records and books

I want to physically cut-up vinyl records and books into pieces, which I will then glue back together in various, alternate combinations. What are the best methods of doing this? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Mar 25, 2008 - 10 answers

What do you get when you buy some art?

If I buy an original piece of artwork, from the artist, without a written contract, who owns the copyright? [more inside]
posted by nomisxid on Mar 24, 2008 - 13 answers

Two buyers, one painting

I gave a collector Right of First Refusal on a painting. How long should I give him to decide? [more inside]
posted by artdrectr on Mar 24, 2008 - 7 answers

BEST web library for art?

WebLibary filter: MeFites, in your opinion what is the BEST web library for art journals and books a la, Questa? [more inside]
posted by CreativeJuices on Mar 24, 2008 - 2 answers

making a 3D wireframe animal shape

A couple of years ago for an art project I made a couple of four foot long geckos out of conduit and fence wire. It was a lot of work and the end result, while pleasing, wasn't quite as finished looking as I would have hoped. I got the idea from looking at beaded wire frame animal shapes you can see for sale in artsy stores. How can I make a frame for animal shapes that represents the original more accurately with less guesswork? [more inside]
posted by diode on Mar 23, 2008 - 2 answers

How do I make prints of my artwork for resale?

What is the best way to make prints of my art for resale? [more inside]
posted by Ostara on Mar 19, 2008 - 7 answers

Desktop decoration

Paul Lehr is my favorite SF cover artist. I found some files to use as wallpaper ( I think this is fair use...) but have had little luck. Are there any good (online) sources for his work?
posted by Kronos_to_Earth on Mar 19, 2008 - 3 answers

What is the Apple aesthetic?

What is the name of the design language used for Apple products circa 2000? Jonathan Ive designed the iSub, the Cube, the Apple Displays, etc; all of them share a lot of plexiglas surrounding light-colored plastic (if there is any color). This "look" is cohesive enough to be called a design language, but what specifically is the clear-and-maybe-white motif named? More importantly, where else can it be found?
posted by Monochrome on Mar 18, 2008 - 16 answers

Wanted poster!

Does anyone know of where I could get (or download) a good sized copy of this poster (advertising the fictional magician Li H'sen Chang), seen in the classic Dr Who story 'The Talons of Weng Chiang'? I'd love to get a large sized copy to frame for my living room for some subtle geek chic!
posted by timpollard on Mar 14, 2008 - 3 answers

Art for Beginners?

Advice for the non-artist about trying art? [more inside]
posted by farishta on Mar 13, 2008 - 27 answers

How Things 'Become': The Infinity of Definition

I am looking for writings on the infinity of definition. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Mar 13, 2008 - 32 answers

Socially conscious arts calendars in NYC?

Does anybody know if there is one website that aggregates all of the do-gooder/socially conscious arts happenings and events in NYC? Or if there is not one mega calendar, are there smaller ones devoted to a specific art form ie. socially conscious films, do-gooder theatre, etc...? Thanks!
posted by brokekid on Mar 13, 2008 - 3 answers

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