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Teach Me About Art Storage.

My favorite part of museums these days are the visible storage units. My favorite part of natural history museums are old-fashioned drawers filled with air-tight cases. I want to know more about the history and practice of storing/preserving art objects, paintings, sculpture, textiles, etc. What books/websites should I be reading to find out more? The more weirdly medium specific and detailed the better. Strange anecdotes very much welcome.
posted by The Whelk on May 22, 2014 - 14 answers

Please help decipher the signatures of a drawing and painting

My wife and I bought a sketch and a watercolor, both of which have visible signatures, but that we cannot decipher. Images: Sketch Img 1 & 2, Painting Img 1 & 2. Does anybody recognize the artists or have any suggestions on how to ID the artists? [more inside]
posted by comradechu on May 16, 2012 - 3 answers

I Want to Draw Stuff

What is the coolest iPad drawing app(s)? [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Dec 29, 2011 - 11 answers

What led to your artistic breakthroughs?

Which changes, events, discoveries, or epiphanies led to the most dramatic improvement in your painting or drawing ability? [more inside]
posted by cupcakeninja on Dec 14, 2011 - 9 answers

Drawing with an iPad?

I need some suggestions for an e-drawing set-up. My girlfriend has a Macbook and a 1st generation iPad. She wants to use some combination of these to start drawing with a tablet. What's the best rig? [more inside]
posted by one_bean on Nov 28, 2011 - 14 answers

The Frank Zappa of canvas.

What 2-D, physical, non-photographer, non-sequential (more or less straight-ahead drawers and/or painters) artists are considered to be "cutting edge" right now?
posted by cmoj on Sep 22, 2011 - 1 answer

What's a good bar-restaurant in Oakland, CA to hold a weekly social drawing event?

What's a good bar-restaurant in Oakland, CA to hold a weekly social drawing event? [more inside]
posted by eeby on Jun 2, 2011 - 12 answers

What materials to use to

Installation/exterior decoration artists: What materials to use to draw/paint permanent text and illustrations on a brick wall? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone on May 1, 2011 - 3 answers

Tablet-centric art tutorials?

Tablet art tutorial videos? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Dec 12, 2010 - 8 answers

A blank piece of paper.

I no longer derive joy from making art. Should I accept this as a fact and move on with my life, or rage against the dying of the light? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Oct 4, 2010 - 14 answers

Detail painting on muslin?

I want to do a painting or drawing of a fantasy map on muslin, but I don't know which materials I should use or how I should prime or seal the cloth. What materials can I use to ensure the best durability/prevent possible damage from getting wet while retaining the ability to do detail work? [more inside]
posted by runaway ballista on Aug 2, 2010 - 7 answers

Please show me your first sketchbook, mighty artist!

Are there good online resources for examples of the early work of a modern illustrator or comic artist? [more inside]
posted by swrittenb on May 7, 2010 - 3 answers

Painting dolls from drawing?

I had an idea for my sisters Christmas present, help me make it... [more inside]
posted by Marky on Nov 10, 2009 - 6 answers

A Question about Libel & Privacy Laws

Does it become legal to use a person's image without their consent or knowledge, as long as you put a black bar over their eyes and don't use their real name? I cannot afford to talk to a lawyer about this. [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Mar 8, 2008 - 16 answers

Name that kids drawing show hosted by a sea captain?

Does anyone remember kids drawing/painting show from the early 80's hosted by a stereotypical type New England fisherman/sea captain? I remember it being on CBS early on Saturday mornings, 6am or so.
posted by Captain_Science on Nov 7, 2007 - 8 answers

Where in Chicago can a beginner artist begin?

Where in Chicago can a beginner artist begin? [more inside]
posted by stance on Jun 12, 2007 - 4 answers

Who's the ape who drew its own cage?

The tale: an ape in a zoo is taught how to draw. The first thing it draws is the bars of its cage. I've heard this story a couple of times (often in connection with Vladimir Nabokov), but can't find any information about the original experiment. Did this actually happen? Is it just a fable? Did Nabokov get Punk'd? Who was this ape and where can I find out more?
posted by Greg Nog on Mar 16, 2007 - 8 answers

ART Filter - I want to paint on top of a pencil drawing without smearing it. Suggestions?

Fellow artists, I have drawn in pencil on a 24" x 30" gessoed wood panel. I would like to seal the drawing before painting on top of it. I've thought of spraying it with Damar varnish or coating it with acrylic gloss medium. My goal is to not smear the drawing. I can work in acrylic or oil. Any ideas are welcome. Thanks!
posted by spakto on Mar 5, 2007 - 10 answers

Good web-based (tablet-oriented?) art/drawing games/apps?

I'm looking for fun web-based drawing/art games and toys and apps. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Dec 26, 2006 - 9 answers

Deceptively Simple Art

A while back, a friend of mine introduced me to Kurt Halsey Frederiksen and I immediately fell in love with his work. Since then, I've been on the hunt for artists who have an equally "simple," yet beautiful and eloquent style. Can any of you recommend artists in a similar vein? (Preferably with online galleries or printed books of their art that I could purchase.) [more inside]
posted by ibidem on Feb 17, 2005 - 5 answers

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